Sept. 1, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
An upscale restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine and sushi will open in Long Island City early next year.
Mito Asian Fusion, known for its elegant interior decorations, is expected to be open by March 2022 at 27-35 Jackson Ave., according to a store manager.
The company is moving into a ground floor space at the five-story office building which has recently undergone renovation work.
The new restaurant will be the company’s third in Queens. Mito Asian Fusion currently operates at 64-18 108th St. in Forest Hills and at 210-35 26th Ave. in Bayside. Its only other restaurant is in Yonkers in Westchester County.
The company serves a wide range of Asian dishes with a number of different poultry, meat and seafood options on offer. It also serves sushi, fish rolls, soups and salads.
Some of its most popular dishes include the wok grilled garlic shrimp, Thai mango chicken, Bangkok basil beef and the imperial filet mignon. Live lobster is also on the menu along with spicy tuna avocado balls and a variety of rice and noodle bowls.
The company’s Forest Hills location is split into three areas; a bar, a sushi bar and a large dining area that has a boat hanging from the ceiling. It is unclear if the company intends on replicating that layout at its Long Island City space.
Mito Asian Fusion is the latest company that has announced plans to move into the redeveloped space on Jackson Avenue. A number of adjoining ground floor spaces that previously featured brick façades have been transformed into expansive commercial units with high windows.
Dun Huang, a Chinese noodle restaurant, will move into a space three doors down from Mito Asian Fusion in two months, according to a worker at Dun Huang.
The openings add to the growing list of Asian-themed restaurants in Long Island City. In March, the Chinese restaurant Noodle Craft opened at 10-39 47th Rd. in Hunters Point while international ramen specialists Kyura Men are expected to open soon at 27-17 42nd Rd.
The news follows Xi’an Famous Foods reopening at 26-19 Jackson Ave. in April after being shuttered for nearly 15 months following a fire.