Chef and owner of Mickey’s Place, Michio “Mickey” Moroi has been serving up great sushi for well over two decades now. Housed in a tiny spot, opposite the LIRR in Bayside, Queens, Mickey’s Place never fails to satisfy a craving for sushi.
It definitely beats all its competitors in and around Queens by serving really solid, good, Japanese food.
There isn’t much ambiance at Mickeys, though the narrow space is decorated in bright colors. The emphasis is all on food. Don’t go during “rush hour” times as the kitchen just can not keep up. Weekdays are better than weekends and pick-up or delivery, is always a great option.
The service is warm and friendly as Mickey and his wife Jennifer make a winning team.
Be sure to order the Luba roll when you go – it’s my absolute favorite!
Here is some of what we ate:
This appetizer is a deep fried mashed potato with vegetables in it. Its a little too dense. Its a pity they discontinued their Cream Kolokeis which were really very good.
SHUMAI & GYOZA
These steamed shrimp or crab-meat dumplings and pan fried pork dumplings are pretty standard fare.
SHRIMP WITH AVOCADO
This is a really great entree. Its a sauteed shrimp with avocado and sesame sauce and is served with udon noodles and steamed vegetables. The sauce is delicious and the avocado is an unexpected addition to this dish which really adds great flavor.
At Mickey’s, they make a great Tamago, which is basically a sweet egg omelette.
This is my favorite roll of all. The Luba roll consist of spicy tuna, avocado, tempura flakes and caviar. It’s just the perfect combination of all my favorite maki roll ingredients. It is a must try!
SPICY TUNA ROLL & SPICY YELLOWTAIL ROLL
Mickeys makes a really yummy spicy tuna and yellow-tail roll.
This roll is also quite good. It consists of salmon, cream cheese, scallion and cucumber.
MY RATINGS FOR THIS MEAL
Food: ☆☆ 1/2
I recommend: Shrimp with Avocado, Luba Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll