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About Katsuno

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.

103-01 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

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

Cross Street:
Metropolitan Ave. and 71st Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 575-4033

Website:
http://www.katsunorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Meter Parking: Free after 7PM
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/meterpark.shtml

Public Transit:
Subway E F train: Forest Hills, Bus: Q23 Q54, LIRR: Forest Hills

Executive Chef:
Katsuyuki Seo

Additional:
Beer, Wine

Katsuno Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (3)
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Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I love this place. Amazing food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

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 (Manchester)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Fantastic quality food for a local spot.

Service was excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Best restaurant in forest hills. The food is exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Ever excellent. Best restaurant in forest hills.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

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.)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Consistent and amazing!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

It's a gem in Queens. There is no other place to compare this restaurant with. In terms of food it's excellent and worth every penny. The service is usually very good and it's authentic Japanese and not a knock off.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

One of my favorite places to eat in Queens. Very small place run by the family who are amazing host and the food is always. I always have to get sushi and the soba, they are all too good to just get one :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Katsuno is superb food and always just perfect. The owners are wonderful people who deeply care about every aspect of your experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Tried their special steak and it was heaven. You can cut it with a fork. Food is always delicious here and Yuka, the host, is always welcoming. Love it here like always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Great food. Wonderful service. I can't wait to return. I told all of my sushi loving family that this place is a must try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Delicious food. Very fresh. It melts in your mouth. The price is high but the food quality is superb.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We arrived early; were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Server was pleasant and the meal was delicious and the offerings weren't your standard Japanese American fare.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Always yummy. High quality Japanese in Forest Hills is a real blessing. Definitely check out this location if you like quality Japanese food.

MMMM!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

One of the best hidden gems of Queens. If you don't know about it, you are almost guaranteed to walk past it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

We ordered a little bit of everything to try and all the dishes were superb. The food is really fresh. The waitress is very attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Best sushi in Queens! Another delicious experience, can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

The only authentically Japanese restaurant in Forest Hills. A small restaurant, with jazz music & nice (not necessarily Japanese) ambiance. Service can be slow. Reservation strongly recommended.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

i came to this place for years and of course i hold it to high standards it never failed me

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

As always, the food was delicious and made with care. The quality of the fish is always fantastic, and the service is friendly, attentive, and unobtrusive. 10 out of 10!

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