This seductively low-lit Astoria spot is not your average neighborhood sushi bar. The owner, who’s Indonesian and New Zealander, and her Shanghai-born husband, chef Richard Lin, have opened this eatery fusing familiar Japanese dishes with elements from the tropics. Shredded duck salad pairs well with jicama and citrusy yuzu sauce; sushi gets unexpected hits of mango and jalapeño. Richard’s “white pepper tuna” sushi, a smoky yellowtail, is not to be missed.
J.J.’s Fusion Kitchen and Sushi Bar
|Venue name:||J.J.’s Fusion Kitchen and Sushi Bar|
37-05 31st Ave
|Cross street:||between 37th and 38th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11:30pm; Fri noon–midnight; Sat 1pm–midnight; Sun 1–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 30th Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|