This place has been in the neighborhood for years, and has always been great. \r
First, the atmosphere is very beautiful; authentic and comfortable. Separate seating areas provide an intimate setting for a relatively big area.\r
Most importantly, however, is the great food. In my experience, the sushi has always been fresh, expertly prepared, and delicious. While most sushi places will seat you with a bowl of edamame, Yuraku usually brings several dishes to get you started: a nice broiled mackerel, a seafood-tofu soup, and a pickled platter. Save your appetite though. Don't over order; they will not leave you hungry.\r
While I prefer fish to shellfish and mollusks, even the squid and clam are tender and tasty. The salmon, tuna, and fluke are perennial favorites, and the sushi chefs pay close attention to the aesthetics of the plate. Lunch specials from 11:30AM - 4PM every day are very good, and well-priced. Cooked food from the kitchen has never disappointed either. \r
Our favorite sushi place, by far.
Pros: Everything you could want in a Japanese Restaurant. Near the Auburndale LIRR Station.
Cons: Parking can be tough.