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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.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Metropolitan Ave. and 71st Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Meter Parking: Free after 7PM
Subway E F train: Forest Hills, Bus: Q23 Q54, LIRR: Forest Hills
Katsuno Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
良かったですよ！We had a great experience. I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday and this seemed like a perfect place. Delicious food, great sake selection, and a warm and friendly staff that's personable not only for a Japanese clientele, but all clientele.
The team is native in Japanese and conversational to fluent in English. The place is dimly but romantically lit, and jazz music plays through the speakers.
My only criticism is for the entrance's close proximity to diners. It means that during colder autumn or winter nights, if the wind blows when the door is opened, you may be getting a little bit of the gust. It's a small restaurant and I suppose cannot be helped. Everything else makes up for it.
Absolutely love this place. Every menu item is unique, of wonderfully balanced flavor and made with love and care. Not your typical sushi place. I wish they would improve the interior design, stop using glass tops over the table cloths, and make it more upscale-looking so that people could come here for romantic occasions as well. But the food is great!!! Highly suggest.
You can almost miss the restaurant on Metropolitan Ave because it doesn't stand out. The decor is very plain and simple, but clean and well maintained. The menu doesn't have any fancy rolls. Don't judge a book by its cover. The staff is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The attention to detail: the best way I can describe it is that you can taste that the ginger isn't the typical sushi bar pickled ginger from a can or jar. The best spicy tuna hand roll I ever had (not on the menu). The wrapper wasn't soggy and it wasn't chopped up tuna mixed with spicy mayo. It was chunks of tuna dressed with spicy mayo. Everything else measured up to these lofty standards. Would I recommend Katsuno or go there again? You bet!!!
Katsuno has great, authentic Japanese food. Not the same dishes you'll find at most American Japanese restaurants. Food and service are top notch. We don't come as often as we'd like and they still remember our faces. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.
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