Welcome to TOP Hibachi Sushi Bar & Lounge
TOP Hibachi Sushi Bar & Lounge is a newly opened bustling neighborhood restaurant in Somers Commons Shopping Center. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional - East or West.
Born out of a life-long passion for quality dining and architecture TOP is one of the many fine dining restaurants Owner Andy Lin has built in New York.
TOP ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and Hibachi Room. The beverage program offers a varied cocktail menu of carefully handcrafted and inventive cocktails. A thorough sake collection is available as well as extensive craft beers, liquors and a spirited wine list.
When you look at and eat food, you should be focused on the moment there and not on other opinions nor history, food is prepared differently every time, so a new experience will occur in your mouth with each new bite. The theory is also universal. Food is not culturally bound, a person of any race can enjoy pad thai or tacos, just like any person can enjoy a painting. Food is an important part of everyday life, we can choose to appreciated it or not, but it is here and it is an art form. There is just something about the way food is gather and created making it unique to the chef. It’s called culinary ART for a reason!
Sushi does not mean raw fish. Sushi, on the other hand, specifically refers to dishes made with rice, which traditionally include fish (often raw) and / or vegetables, wrapped in seaweed or rolled in rice. Japanese have been preparing it for centuries and chefs worldwide blend their own flair and recipes to obtain the perfect texture and combination of vegetables and / or seafood available to them to create delicious appetizers and entrees. Believe it or not, more than half of the items served at the sushi bar are not raw.
Hibachi is a style of Japanese cooking where foods are prepared over a hot open grill. Hibachi restaurants use this cooking technique and turn it into an interactive culinary experience for restaurant-goers.
Asian cuisine refers to any of several major regional cuisines, including East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, usually associated with a specific culture. Asia, being the largest and most populous continent, is home to many cultures, many of which have their own characteristic cuisine. Ingredients common to many cultures in the East and Southeast regions of the continent include rice, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, chilies, dried onions, soy, and tofu. Stir frying, steaming, and deep frying are common cooking methods.