Katsuno

4.8
97 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Katsuno offers authentic Japanese cuisine in Forest Hills, New York. We serves creative and traditional Japanese tapas, which is from a part of Kaiseki course to chef's own creations. Please explore through authentic Japanese Zensai (appetizer), Tokyo style Sushi, fresh Sashimi which is both from domestics and Japan to wide range Sake selections.

Other popular items are.. Salmon and Sea urchin Salad, Sea Urchin Egg Tofu, Chilled Steamed Octopus, Tuna and Avocado salad, Grilled Black Cod, Stewed Berkshire Pork Belly…etc… signature of Inaniwa Udon and other Noodle soup (in cold or warm)is highly recommended at the end of your meal. It is one of the comfy way of traditional Japanese course ending.

Enjoy the taste of Katsuno, you will feel Japan's heart which is chef’s inspired mind of Japanese soul of Zen in New York.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only:

Wednesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
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Phone number
(718) 575-4033
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Katsuyuki Seo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Metropolitan Ave. and 71st Road
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Parking details
Meter Parking: Free after 7PM
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Public transit
Subway E F train: Forest Hills, Bus: Q23 Q54, LIRR: Forest Hills
Additional
Beer, Wine
What 97 People Are Saying
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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh ingredients prepared skillfully and tastefully in a quiet friendly atmosphere. What more could you want in a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the fish best sushi in queens

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special restaurant that serves aunthentic japanese food as good as any restaurant in Tokyo.
The staff and chef deliver consistently amazing dishes that I enjoy all year long.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Came here to celebrate a birthday and it was very special. Food is excellent, not your typical Japanese fare. The chef makes everything that much more special. Service was very good, the main waitress was very sweet and attentive. The only thing I’d change is the ambience, make it a bit more romantic. Otherwise I am happy to return in the near future. Excellent hidden gem!

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R
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been to Katsuno many times. The food and its quality have always been excellent. It is a small restaurant that delivers authentic Japanese food no matter what you order.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service and excellent sushi. This is my favorite sushi restaurant in Queens.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time my partner and I went to Katsuno, and it’s a favorite. We went to Japan earlier this year, and Katsuno is the best Japanese food we have had stateside. You know you’re in good hands when your tempura appetizer has a perilla leaf in it. Sashimi platter was fresh and beautifully presented. Tuna crudo with miso and scallion was a great balance of sweet and salty. The egg tofu custard with sea urchin was a lovely texture and pleasantly briny. Our server even graciously found us a particular type of sake from the back based on a picture we showed her from our trip, and it was just right. Protip: go a couple blocks on Metropolitan to Silk Cakes for dessert.

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S
Iceland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food especially Battera. You should try it. It’s very authentic.

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R
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Katsuno is an authentic Japanese restaurant. It’s small, only about 10 tables. But the taste of the food is huuuge. It is a favorite of our and we have worked our way through most of the menu.
No losers. I think it is closed Monday and Tuesday That means you have 5 other days to treat yourself.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the staff fabulous!!! The sushi is fresh and every dish delicious. Love this spot

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PH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The most outstanding sushi restaurant I've ever eaten at. So much heart and such incredible food.

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VR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as always, this is my favorite restaurant. The host/manager does an amazing job, she is the main reason why we keep coming back. Delicious food!

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katsuno is authentic Japanese cuisine.

The sashimi platter is always fresh and beautifully prepared... very well balanced.

Service is professional and pleasant.

I've been there several times and they are consistent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend who is Japanese and has traveled to Japan for most of her life and told me this food is exceptional.

So if you want traditional Japanese food with excellent quality this place is a hidden gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely go again!

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SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Delicious food. Artisan beer hailing from Japan. Wide range sake menu as well.

Everything was oishii from our zensai to our main course. Fish was very fresh, and my husband's steak was like butter.

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely fresh sashimi and also delicious appetizers.

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small , quiet restaurant, very intim and pleasant atmosphere. This is a real gem, the best japanese restaurant in Forest Hills ! We got some delicious raw fish appetizers, miso soup (fantastic and unique ) and the sahimi plate, which was extremely fresh and tasty. I have to accept this was maybe the best sashimi I had in years... Service was nice, very accomidating and fast. The green tea was deliciously refined.Certainly not cheap but Very Good value for the price. We visited this place a few times already and the quality of the food is always excellent !

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J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi was delicious!! Everything was so fresh tasting I'll be back

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelent service and food. I would recommend to anybody interested in trying Japanese traditional. A jewel in Forest Hills.

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OH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Amazing food.

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M
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. Neighborhood gem. Great presentation and good service.

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OH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taste of Japan in New York City. The food was absolutely amazing!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's was a great dinner overall. The sushi was comparable to Morimoto which was perhaps the best I've had in a long time. The cooked dishes were delicious with my person favorites being the Berkshire Pork Belly and the Amber Jack Collar.

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R
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I have been going to Katsuno ever since we moved to Forest Hills, Queens, NY. The food was excellent the first time we went and was just as excellent four years later and the last time we went. It is truly authentic Japanese.
It is a small, very casual restaurant and if you like Japanese food, you should really try Katsuno.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Sashimi in NY. Not your standard Japanese restaurant, with an interesting menu combination of traditional and modern. Portions look small but are completely filling - I feel like I'm eating the chef's sincerity. Love this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit. My first visit was much better. The staff are always wonderful. The bathroom could use some work, kinda gross. This time I had the ponzu ribeye and was disappointed. Appetizer was average. I guess I expected a higher level food grade for the price. Probably not going to return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic quality food for a local spot.

Service was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone

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m
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful food. Delicious and fresh and the hostess and her husband chef are always welcoming. Love this place!

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Really enjoyed the food here. The service was great and our waitress was really helpful when we explained that we needed assistance in ordering. Although the food was great and we enjoyed everything, including the wine, the décor is a bit of a downer. Even though it is modest surroundings, which many time can still look great, we both felt that lowering the lights and the addition of candles on the tables would have increased the ambiance a great deal (and at literally no expense to the restaurant). For me, the food would have tasted even better if the mood of the restaurant was slightly more intimate.

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best restaurant in forest hills. The food is exceptional!

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LP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ever excellent. Best restaurant in forest hills.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Owners told me there was no tables yet despite having a reservation and 3 tables wide open. After I told them I had a reservation they told me that the kitchen would take an additional 15 minutes to serve me despite the restaurant being empty

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I took my girlfriend to the Katsuno for her birthday. I was certainly expecting a wonderful dining experience that would be a combination of delicious and creative food, superb service, charming decor and a hefty check (haha). I got only one above and guess what was it. A hefty check, of course.

The food was mediocre at best. We ordered assorted tempura and fried chicken for appetizer and the sushi and sashimi dinner for the main course. The tempura was nothing special and the fried chicken was simply bland. The main course dishes were more disappointing still. Sushi was like the ones you could buy out of supermarket fridge and the sashimi was not fresh at all. The funniest thing was that throughout the whole night there were many couples came in without reservation and they turned them all away.

I went because I saw on Yelp that they received a Michelin star. Because of this experience, I am starting to doubt the evaluation process of that organization.

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SD
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood jewelbox hiding in plain sight.
Chawanmushi, chef's choice zensai, pork belly with mochi, egg custard with uni, great tempura: the list from the kitchen is impressive. THEN the sushi and sashimi is consistently yummy. I cannot describe how traditional and welcoming Katsuno is. Consistently. It is so difficult for a small family-owned business to thrive in the 21st century. They do it elegantly here.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh sashimi. Scallops melt on your tongue like butter. Egg custard and uni appetizer a must. Magarite duck was perfectly prepared. Salmon and uni sashimi salad with greens were fresh, lovely dressing.

Warm service and great selection of sake.

Overall an amazing experience that is always consistent.

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R
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Though I haven't reviewed Katsuno in ages, my wife and I still go there often for we still consider it to be one of the best Japanese restaurants we know. It's not fancy, it's small - about 10 tables - but food is marvelous. This review is about a dish I just had, Beef Fillet Mignon Demiglace Sauce. Now, this dish is Panko deep fried, and because of that, I avoided it for several years. Sorry about that. It was absolutely excellent. The beef did not have a fried food taste like fried chicken can sometimes have. Part of what make this dish so wonderful is the Demiglace cause. It's . . . it's just wonderful. My wife, who is Japanese, told me it taste as if it were prepared in Japan. Now the idea of fried meat may not be for everyone, and though I loved the sauce, it also might not be for everyone. But I really hope you will try it. When you go, especially if you are a party of 4, order one for the table. I also ordered a bowl of white rice because it tastes so good when I dipped the rice into the sauce.
Other favorites of mine remain the same: Snow Crab & Avocado Salad, Tuna & Avocado Salad, Grilled Black Cod, and Nigiri Sushi Platter.
Oh, I'l make a reservation. It can get crowded.
(Oh, I am not a wine drinker, but if you like Japanese Plum wine, the one they serve is very good.)

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancée and I had an amazing dinner here. The service was amazing. I could not think of any opportunities at all. The food was amazing as well. One of the best Japanese restaurants I have ever eaten at.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious traditional Japanese fare. The fish was fresh and beautifully presented. The couple that owns the place are skilled and very kind. Highly recommend this spot. Be sure to get a reservation on the weekend evenings!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! The food is amazing. The restaurant is small but it's so amazing nothing really matters! Loved it.

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