Both Bistro 33 and Side Door
Sushi offer on or off premise catering
for a variety of events from birthdays and bridal showers to
having your own Sushi Chef roll at your next party.
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Cooking since he was a teenager,
Gary Anza’s first job was the “fry guy” at a local restaurant. Needless to say, he refined his knowledge and technique at
the French Culinary Institute. After graduation Gary cooked in many Japanese kitchens. He spent several years at Bond St,
a 3-star restaurant in NoHo learning from Executive Chef Linda Rodrigues and Sushi Chef Hiroshi Nakahara. After leaving
Bond St., Gary continued to pursue his love of Asian cuisine, working for Chef Michael Huynh at several East Village
restaurants before deciding to open his own place.
For his first restaurant, Gary went back to his old neighborhood, the now up and coming Astoria, Queens. Bistro 33 opened in
2004 to strong reviews from NY Newsday and the Daily News. Voted Best Outer Borough restaurant by Citysearch in 2006, Anza
outgrew his 18 seat spot on 36th Avenue and 33rd Street. He designed and built the new, larger location near Astoria Park and reopened in 2007.
Anza’s seasonally changing menu inspired by cuisine across the country and the globe, has been recognized by reviewers and
locals alike as a “reason for Astorians to be proud of their neighborhood’s cuisine” (TONY 2007). Recently he moved Bistro 33’s sushi bar to
its own space, Side Door Sushi, a few doors down from Bistro 33, where Sushi Chef Jackie Chen expanded the menu to
include a mix of creative rolls along with a classic sushi and sashimi menu.
In June 2011, Anza partnered with George Rallis of Hell Gate Social to open William Hallet, an American Bar and Bistro on 30th
Avenue in Astoria.
Gary remains executive chef at Bistro 33 which was voted “Best New Restaurant in Queens” 2008 by Time Out NY and a recipient
of Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand in 2010.