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From Maine to Oregon, discover the top sushi spots in every corner of the nation.
Updated April 11, 2024
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When it comes to great sushi, you’d be surprised at some of the remote places around the U.S. where you can find incredible rolls, top-notch omakase, and more.

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Alabama: Bamboo on 2nd (Birmingham)

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Located in Birmingham’s Downtown Loft District, Bamboo on 2nd has become a staple in the area (see the hundreds of raving Yelp reviews) with a menu that offers an eclectic mix of sushi, noodle bowls, small plates and skewers, and plenty of sake to choose from.

Alaska: Sushi & Sushi (Anchorage)

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With all the classics you would expect from a sushi bar plus many creative rolls and other Japanese dishes, Sushi & Sushi is well-known as a great spot for a date, dinner party, or special event. They also boast a large selection of top-notch sake.

Arizona: Roka Akor (Scottsdale)

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Roka Akor in Scottsdale is technically a steakhouse, but the Japanese-inspired restaurant also has a wide selection of seafood, sushi rolls, and sashimi. Roka diners will also find an extensive list of signature cocktails, wine, sake, and an extensive selection of fine whiskies.

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Arkansas: Kemuri (Little Rock)

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Kemuri in Little Rock is known for an eclectic sushi menu — with options that run from traditional to extremely innovative (like the Mummy Roll) — robata, a traditional Japanese style of grilling, an array of seafood, ramen, and many other delectable options.

California: Sushi Gen (Los Angeles)

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While there’s no shortage of incredible sushi in Los Angeles — including several restaurants with Michelin stars — Sushi Gen is well-known for its array of top-notch sushi rolls and other Japanese dishes for an affordable price (particularly if you can catch the $23 lunch special).

Colorado: Sushi Den (Denver)

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With thousands of Yelp reviews touting a delightful dining experience, Sushi Den has become a crowd favorite in Denver and beyond. The menu is packed with traditional and creative rolls, and they have a massive sake list and a large selection of Japanese whiskies.

Connecticut: OKO (Westport)

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OKO, which has locations in Westport and Rye, New York, offers an eclectic sushi and seafood menu — and the much-loved Connecticut location is housed within the beautiful, historic Vigilant Hose Company Firehouse downtown.

Delaware: Mikimotos Asian Grill + Sushi Bar (Wilmington)

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Mikimotos Asian Grill + Sushi Bar offers a variety of Asian fare and is well-known for its eclectic and extensive sushi menu. The restaurant also weekly has specials, like Monday Lo Mein Night, Korean Night on Tuesdays, and, of course, Sushi Boat Sundays.

Florida: Zuma (Miami)

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An eclectic mix of signature sushi rolls, a delightful selection of salads and cold dishes, and an izakaya-style dining experience — which is casual and encourages diners to share dishes — have made Zuma a well-known and well-loved destination for locals and visitors alike.

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Georgia: Umi Sushi (Atlanta)

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From the restaurant’s elegant yet simple design to the menu stacked with specialty and traditional rolls, it’s clear why Umi is a top choice in Atlanta. 

With its delectable selection of hot items and an eclectic mix of craft sake, handmade cocktails, and more, be sure to stop by when you’re in town.

Hawaii: Ginza Sushi (Honolulu)

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A simple Japanese restaurant located in the Ward Centre in Honolulu, Ginza Sushi is known as a great place to grab excellent and creative rolls, appetizers, donburi, and more. Yelp is filled with hundreds of reviews praising the food and the welcoming atmosphere.

Idaho: Yoi Tomo Sushi (Boise)

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Yoi Tomo has a reputation in Boise for offering an eclectic mix of delicious rolls — including deep-fried rolls, baked rolls, and specialty rolls — at bargain prices. They also offer all-you-can-eat sushi deals for $32.99 a person.

Illinois: Sushi-san (Chicago)

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Sushi-san is well-known around Chicago as a great place to grab high-quality sushi in a relaxed River North environment with great music, great drinks, and more. For a more formal experience, diners can check out the Omakase Room at Sushi-san.

Indiana: Sakura (Indianapolis)

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One of the long-standing restaurants in the area, Sakura has amassed a loyal local following and is known for its delectable traditional and specialty rolls, delicious appetizers, and top-notch rice and noodle dishes. It’s no wonder it’s been a local favorite since opening in 1987.

Iowa: Wasabi Chi (Des Moines)

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Wasabi has five locations around Iowa, with the original, Wasabi Chi, located on Douglas Avenue in Des Moines. From delicious starters and sashimi samplers to classic and creative rolls, it’s clear why Wasabi has garnered hundreds of rave reviews on Yelp.

Kansas: Blue Sushi Sake Grill (Westwood)

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill has locations around the South and Midwest. The Westwood spot, located in Woodside Village, offers a selection of delicious sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and an excellent daily happy hour with plenty of cheap sake, beer, and snacks.

Kentucky: Oishii Sushi (Louisville)

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With a massive menu of both traditional and specialty sushi rolls, as well as a large variety of other entree choices like teriyaki and tempura dishes, it’s no wonder Oishii has become a go-to Louisville destination for sushi (see the hundreds of Yelp reviews praising it for proof).

Louisiana: Tsunami (New Orleans)

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Tsunami has three locations around Louisiana: Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans (the most recent addition). Each has its own charm while offering a menu packed with classic and specialty sushi, nigiri, sashimi, and grill specials with a bit of Southern influence.

Maine: Miyake (Portland)

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Miyake in Portland offers a high-end sushi dining experience, with a recently reopened dining room offering delicious and fresh Japanese cuisine. The restaurant has three different omakase options, plus a large selection of rolls, shareable plates, and small bites.

Maryland: Shoyou Sushi (Baltimore)

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Shoyou Sushi is well-known in the Baltimore area and beyond for a unique menu that offers classic rolls, as well as a wide variety of unique specialty rolls, like the Who’s Your Daddy, the Oriole Park roll, and the famed Japanese Burrito.

Massachusetts: O-Ya (Boston)

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O-Ya is on the pricier end, but the Boston staple has built a reputation for having some of the best omakase around. Omakase means that the chef picks the courses — and O-Ya’s is apparently so good that those who want to try it out should plan to book months in advance.

Michigan: Noble Fish (Clawson)

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Noble Fish is a neighborhood gem in Clawson, with thousands of Yelp reviews to back up its reputation. Since 1984, the tiny Japanese market and sushi bar has served its customer base a delicious, traditional sushi menu as well as bowls, party trays, and more.

Minnesota: Kado no Mise (Minneapolis)

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Those visiting Kado no Mise can choose from three separate experiences. The restaurant offers an intimate omakase experience, a Kaiseki experience once per week (a form of dining based on traditional tea ceremonies), and a Japanese whisky bar open daily.

Mississippi: Fuji Sushi House (Biloxi)

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Located in downtown Biloxi, Fuji Sushi House has really made a name for itself in the area as an excellent option for grabbing some simple yet delicious Japanese fare — including traditional and specialty rolls, ramen, top-notch appetizers, and more.

Missouri: Nobu’s (St. Louis)

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The story of Nobu’s dates back to the early 80s when sushi chef Nobu Kidera served up delicious rolls in Waikiki. In 1983, he decided to move his family to St. Louis, ultimately creating a top destination for sushi-loving locals and traveling foodies alike.

Montana: Dave's Sushi (Bozeman)

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A local favorite, Dave’s Sushi has been serving up delicious sushi, sashimi, nigiri, noodle bowls, and more for over 20 years now. Dave’s is a laid-back joint modeled after the “hang loose” mindset of Hawaii, where diners can kick back with some top-notch food.

Nebraska: Hiro 88 (Omaha)

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Hiro 88 offers a combination of Chinese and Japanese dishes, including an eclectic offering of both classic and specialty rolls. From their “Spicy 2 in 1” roll to the “What a Mess” roll, the sushi menu is stacked with unique and creative options.

Nevada: Mizumi (Las Vegas)

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Located in the Wynn, Mizumi offers a stunning dining atmosphere for Vegas visitors of all sorts. Diners can enjoy Japanese whisky or sake at The Cocktail Bar, dine alongside a sushi master at the Sushi Bar, opt for tableside cooking in the teppanyaki room, and more.

New Hampshire: Osaka (Manchester)

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Yelp reviewers have referred to Osaka as a bit of a hole in the wall, but it’s clear from dozens of rave reviews that it is a favorite among locals. Diners can expect simple, traditional dishes — including excellent sushi and sashimi, hibachi, and Japanese sake, beer, wine, and more.

New Jersey: DomoDomo (Jersey City)

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It may be just a few years old, but DomoDomo has quickly made a name for itself in the Jersey City dining scene. The restaurant is known for its hand rolls and its ever-evolving DomoKase menu, an omakase-inspired experience with excellent hot and cold dishes.

New Mexico: Izanami (Santa Fe)

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Izanami is known as a casual dining spot with excellent sushi and other izakaya dishes (shareable Japanese bar food). 

Diners can get cozy in a booth, perch up at the sake/sushi bar, dine on traditional tatami floor seating, or enjoy the Santa Fe weather on the outdoor pavilion.

New York: Nobu (New York City)

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Although Nobu has expanded to include restaurants around the world, the high-end Peruvian/Japanese fusion restaurant’s first home was NYC. 

While there’s no shortage of great sushi in the city, Nobu — which now has one location downtown and another on 57th Street — has the sort of eclectic menu sushi lovers should be sure to try at least once.

North Carolina: Waraji Japanese Restaurant (Raleigh)

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With perhaps the biggest sake selection you will find in the Carolinas, it’s no surprise that Waraji in Raleigh, which also offers a delicious selection of sushi, sashimi, and other authentic Japanese dishes, has amassed hundreds of raving Yelp reviews.

North Dakota: Izumi Japanese Restaurant (Fargo)

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Izumi has several locations around North Dakota and Iowa. At the Fargo location, diners can expect an array of traditional Japanese dishes — from classic and specialty rolls to tempura and teriyaki dishes, to a delicious hibachi menu.

Ohio: Ginko (Cleveland)

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Whether you opt for the omakase tasting menu, the gorgeous (and delicious) classic or specialty rolls, or the wagyu beef, it’s clear that award-winning chef Dante Boccuzzi has hit yet another strong point with Ginko in Cleveland.

Oklahoma: Tokyo Japanese Restaurant (Oklahoma City)

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Since opening its doors in Oklahoma City back in 1987, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant has been serving the area delicious sushi as well as traditional Japanese noodle bowls, tempura dishes, and much more.

Oregon: Bamboo Sushi (Portland)

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Bamboo has several locations around Portland and several other states. It is also the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant, having earned the title back in 2008. 

Expect an array of traditional and specialty rolls and Japanese dishes — and a menu that’ll actually tell you where the fish is from.

Pennsylvania: Morimoto (Philadelphia)

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Morimoto is the flagship restaurant from renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto and mixes Japanese tradition with an array of Western techniques. Whether you’re coming in for the classic rolls, some delicious ramen, or the omakase menu, the Philly gem will not disappoint.

Rhode Island: Haruki (Providence)

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Haruki has two locations in Rhode Island — one in Providence and the other in Cranston. Both offer massive menus stacked with traditional Japanese dishes, including sashimi, maki, and nigiri, as well as an array of unique house specials.

South Carolina: O-Ku (Charleston)

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Marrying traditional Japanese dishes with both locally sourced ingredients as well as fresh fish sourced from around the world, O-Ku has made a name for itself in Charleston (and several other locations around the southern states).

South Dakota: Oshima Sushi Japanese Cuisine (Sioux Falls)

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A small, no-frills sushi joint focused on providing traditional Japanese fare, including all your classic sushi rolls, Oshimi has made a reputation for itself as a great place to grab a bite for both locals and those passing through the Sioux Falls area.

Tennessee: Virago (Nashville)

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Virago offers a laid-back lounge environment with a large menu of makimono (sushi rolls), sashimi, shareable plates, and more. Thirsty patrons can also enjoy their expansive Japanese whisky, sake, and cocktail lists.

Texas: Uchi (Austin)

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Uchi, which has several locations around the country, was founded by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole. The menu offers an array of modern takes on traditional Japanese dishes (like their “ham and eggs” makimono), an omakase menu, daily specials, and more.

Utah: Takashi (Salt Lake City)

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Takashi regularly makes “best of” lists in Salt Lake City, and its Yelp page is filled with rave customer reviews. From their kitchen specials to their delicious specialty rolls to their extensive sake list, Takashi is a favorite among locals and visitors to the SLC area.

Vermont: Hana Japanese Restaurant (South Burlington)

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Hana offers an array of top-notch Japanese dishes. From their extensive selection of classic and specialty sushi rolls to their hibachi dinners to stir-fried udon or soba, it’s clear why Hana has become a favorite in the South Burlington area.

Virginia: YamaChen Sushi House (Virginia Beach)

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Since 2003, YamaChen has been committed to offering excellent Japanese cuisine in the Virginia Beach area, growing and expanding over the past 20 years. It's become quite the local gem with a menu featuring classic and specialty rolls, combo deals, ramen, and more.

Washington: Shiro's Sushi (Seattle)

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Shiro was opened in 1994 by master chef Shiro Kashiba, who was dedicated to using classical Japanese techniques to prepare the Pacific Northwest’s abundance of local seafood. 

Though Shiro has since passed the torch, the restaurant is still a much-loved Seattle staple.

West Virginia: Sushi Garden (Charleston)

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Sushi Garden at Capital Market is a go-to spot for many connoisseurs, offering an array of “simple” and “fancy” rolls, party platters, customizable meals, and a small selection of groceries for those looking to try their hand at traditional Japanese cooking.

Wisconsin: Kanpai (Milwaukee)

Since 2012, Kanpai has become a staple in the Milwaukee area, offering a huge array of traditional Japanese sushi rolls, starters, and entrees. Kanpai also has a selection of Korean kitchen entrees, including bulgogi (regular or spicy) and bibimbap.

Wyoming: King Sushi (Jackson Hole)

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King Sushi is a fan favorite for delicious sushi and sashimi surrounded by the mighty Tetons. 

The restaurant has earned several “Best of Jackson Hole” nominations, including Best Happy Hour and Best Asian Cuisine. A new location was recently opened in Driggs, Idaho.

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