Edible Sushi in Astoria
I recently moved to Astoria and after two horrible experiences with sushi at nearby restaurants (Junko Sushi and JJ's Asian Fusion), I am looking for some advice.
if you're looking for a splurge place, Linn -- on Broadway near 29th -- is excellent. other than that, i found "fair" to be the best you can hope for, and got that at JJ and Bai on broadway.
BY FAR the best sushi in Astoria, and some of the best in the city, IMO, can be found at WATAWA at 33-10 Ditmars Blvd. Beautiful space and staff, too. Do not confuse it with the myriad other Japanese/sushi joints along Ditmars in this neighborhood == they are all pretty awful.
I agree that both Junko and JJ's are terrible.
(And surprisingly, JJ's has many fans, but I was really put off by the food there.)
I second the recommendation of LINN on Broadway. The chef is Japanese and I like the experience there. The fish is not always the freshest, particularly with less popular fish like mackerel, but at least it's not like the places where everything is drenched in mayo and syrup and tempura crumbs.
Avoid the other 2 sushi places on this block of Broadway -- Iji and Osaka.