Modern Japanese restaurant opens in former H20 spot

East Islip welcomes Ushin House


166 W. Main Street is the quintessential location for a restaurant. Positioned on the outskirts of East Islip close to the Islip hamlet border, the two-story building is a quick drive away from both hamlets. Floor-to-ceiling windows grant guests a view of the peaceful Brookwood Hall Park right across the street.

Home to the Beachtree Café for many years, the spot was taken over by H2O Seafood & Sushi in 2016. Designed with an upscale New England feel, the seafood restaurant offered quality dining to the greater East Islip community, but eventually closed in the wake of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The building has been vacant ever since.

The four-year vacancy has finally come to an end with the grand opening of Ushin House, a restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine. The diverse menu is complete with a variety of sushi and sashimi rolls, as well as tempura, noodles, rice, and much more. Ushin House offers traditional fan-favorite dishes, such as miso soup, kani salad, and gyoza, plus luxurious, innovative dishes like the Hayami roll, made with tuna, toro, tobiko, komba seaweed, and topped with caviar. I’ll take two.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 24, Ushin owner Eric Lin was given a certificate of recognition by the Town of Islip. The joyous occasion marked Ushin’s official welcome to the greater East Islip community. Among attendees were the Islip Town Board, town supervisor Angie Carpenter, and Ushin customers.

Ushin House is not Eric Lin’s first business venture. Lin also owns the successful 360 Taiko Sushi and Lounge, located in downtown Patchogue.

Support the local business—and possibly discover your next go-to spot—and visit Ushin House, which is open seven days a week, from Sunday to Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., and from Friday to Saturday from 4. to 11 p.m. 


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