Established in 2003.
Established in 1972 in Carle Place, Shiro of Japan was Long Island’s first traditional sushi and hibachi steakhouse. “Shiro” is the Japanese word for “castle”. This word was chosen for its imagery and symbolism of the owners’ mission to provide exceptional Japanese food and service – a commitment the restaurant has continued through the past four decades. Shiro of Japan introduced hibachi-style cooking on Long Island – a cooking art form known as teppanyaki – teppan meaning “iron plate” or “steel sheet” and yaki, “stir-fried food” or “stir-frying.” The restaurant, which became a landmark in the 1970s, was quickly sought-after for its unique style of cuisine and chefs.