Mizumi has become Douglaston’s latest dining attraction with foodies gushing over its vast array of top quality food.
Seafood and sushi lovers in and around New York are raving about the newly-opened Mizumi Sushi & Seafood Buffet in Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, N.Y.
Foodies and critics alike are gushing over the wide array of freshly made and elegantly presented food — from sushi and sashimi, to oysters, crabs, fish and ribs, to desserts of green tea cake and refreshing frozen yogurt — masterfully prepared by world-class executive chef Jeffrey Moon (who comes from the famous Manhattan restaurant Tao), in a relaxing ambiance enhanced by chic and sleek modern decors.
And the general verdict on the quality and taste of food?
Since opening in December 2010, Mizumi (which means lake in Japanese) continues to gain a steady flow of customers, many of them enthralled Filipinos, who keep coming back with friends, co-workers and family members, according to manager and co-owner Ken Chang.
“Quality and selection are the key,” says Chan in a glowing feature on Mizumi by the Queens Chronicle.
The buffet — hot and cold food — seems endless: 75 sushi selections, 30 cold entrees and salads, and 50 hot dishes, including the fabulous crab soup, cream of broccoli, corn chowder and udon noodles.
Mizumi owners Edward and Marianne Chang (above) elevated the concept of buffet to a new level.
Marvel at Mizumi’s Dungeness crab, crab legs, crab cake, sea urchin, mackerel, snapper, chilean sea bass, teriyaki salmon, shrimp, calamari, beef teriyaki, sesame chicken, kalbi (beef short ribs), hot wings and pork gyoza, yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles), to name some.
And be sure to leave room for yummy desserts, including the refreshing taro or green tea frozen yogurt and coconut pudding.
“Aside from the Japanese mainstays, Mizumi has a good array of Korean, Chinese and your typical western foods,” says customer Audrey K. of Queens.
“They also had ‘jook’ (aka congee) which is always a plus in my book.”
“Everything was so fresh and tasty, I couldn’t believe I was at a buffet,” writes food critic Jeffrey Lazar of Little Neck Patch.
“What surprised me the most was how good the sushi was. The rolls were all quite large, stuffed with chunks of fresh fish and other ingredients.”
“There’s something for everyone, even for vegetarians,” he adds.
Many customers also heap praises on Mizumi’s food presentation, interior design and quality of service by the staff.
“The building blew me away,” says Aaron R. of Brooklyn.
“I had no clue how large the restaurant would be. And once inside, I was again impressed by the elegantly modern interior design.”
“All of the items were presented almost like small works of art,” Aaron R. adds.
“After having the taro frozen yogurt, I walked away extremely full and satisfied.”
“The wait staff was both helpful and efficient; clearing our plates regularly and delivering beverages,” writes Liz Rhoades of the Queens Chronicle.
Mizumi, which has an ample parking space for customers, is located at 231-10 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY 11362.
Call 718.229.8686 or visit www.mizumi-ny.com for particulars.