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Hauppauge LI Eats

phelana Jan 30, 2013 04:52 PM

I will be on a biz trip staying in Hauppauge. Any must try eats?

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  1. Bacardi1 Jan 30, 2013 05:24 PM

    Good luck. Although my experience with Hauppauge eateries dates back to the late '70's/early '80's. Hopefully things have improved since then.

    Chech out "Yelp". That's your best bet for current reviews - not Chow, unfortunately.

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      chiefofeating Jan 30, 2013 05:32 PM

      Branchinellis in Hauppauge is definitely some of the best pizza on Long Island.
      Pollos Mario in nearby Brentwood for Columbian.
      Luso in nearby Smithtown for Portuguese including all you can eat rodizio.. Yummy!

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      1. re: chiefofeating
        mcf Jan 31, 2013 08:19 AM

        An enthusiastic second for Branchinelli's. For breakfast or lunch, Maureen's Kitchen in nearby Smithtown. Love Kitchen a Bistro. I've only heard good feedback about Luso's.
        Cafe la Strada, too, consistently good reviews for many years, noted for wine list.

      2. phofiend Jan 30, 2013 08:28 PM

        Kotobuki for terrific sushi. It's on Nesconset Highway in the ShopRite shopping center. Nearby, Pace's Steak House is quite good. A little further north, in Saint James on Route 25A, you'll find Kitchen, a Bistro. Wonderful, inventive food.

        1. Motosport Jan 31, 2013 08:52 AM

          Cafe La Strada is excellent.
          Zar's in St James has fabulous Persian food.
          Zan's Deli at the Smith Haven mall for a great pastrami sammich.

          1. phelana Jan 31, 2013 10:44 AM

            I love the sushi idea and Yelp gives Kotobuki great recs. Will try that..thanks..will post here and on Yelp Feb. 13

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            1. re: phelana
              Motosport Jan 31, 2013 11:41 AM

              Kotobuki is excellent

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