Sorry to say that I must take back the praise that I've previously heaped on Shiro Of Japan. On 10/7/06, the atmosphere was less welcoming than that of a soup kitchen. Our waitress must've been an ex-marine because she barked at our tables patrons like a drill Sargent(but even drill Sargents are friendlier). Her goal seemed to be for us to choke down our food as quickly as possible to vacate our hibachi table for the next group. Speaking of the food, all hibachi which included Steak& Chicken, Steak& Shrimp, Sea Bass, and Filet Mignon were acceptable this time but not delectable. The chef had to be restrained from being heavyhanded with the butter on the Sea Bass, otherwise, he was OK.
Shiro claims to have the best sushi on Long Island. Be forewarned, the Salmon Sashimi looked so unappetizing that my mom was afraid to taste it. The waitress refused to take it back and called the manager, who was helpful and told my mom to try something else. However once burned, twice shy. If you want hibachi with good and accommodating service, try Gasho of Japan near Roosevelt Field or Benihana. For sushi, go to Negahama in Long Beach but stay away from Shiro.