Most Americans can admit to being obsessed with sushi, regardless of its typically high price. The people of the United States have fallen for the traditional Japanese cuisine and now a good sushi restaurant is relatively easy to come by, regardless of the city you find yourself in. While it was difficult to narrow it down to so few, here are ten of the best sushi restaurants in America.
10. Nodoguro – Portland, Oregon
Located in Portland, sushi bar Nodoguro offers farm-to-table food, including roasted pork with kimchi, seared mackerel, black sesame tofu, and oysters. The menu is always unique but you’ll have to purchase tickets far in advance to indulge in this multiple course culinary event.
9. Q Sushi – Los Angeles, California
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There are many sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, but Q Sushi serves up some of the best sushi in the USA. What makes it stand out from the crowd is its no-fuss approach to elegant food. The chef chooses your plates for you, including blue fin tuna, toro, miso soup, wild yellowtail, and sake-braised octopus.
8. Zuma – Miami, Florida
Zuma has locations in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, London, and Istanbul. Now in Miami, they’re redefining seafood with some of the best sushi in the USA. Dishes include smoked tofu with Japanese mustard, scallop tartare, seared beef with a truffle dressing, king crab with lime butter, roasted lobster, black cod, and earl grey ice cream.
7. Sushi Nakazawa – New York, New York
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If you’re lucky enough to dine at Sushi Nakazawa in New York City, you’ll get to experience a twenty-course meal by renowned chef Daisuke Nakazawa. The menu depends on what was picked up from the fish market that day. Past dishes include sea urchin, Alaskan king salmon, fatty tuna, and uni with truffle salt.
6. Arami – Chicago, Illinois
Arami is Chicago’s most popular sushi restaurant, and it’s also considered one of the best sushi restaurants in America. No wonder, with menu items that include a spicy octopus springroll, wagyu with black garlic oil, spicy sake rolls, Korean fluke sashimi, squid, freshwater eel, and mochi. There are many vegan and gluten-free options as well.
5. Shiro’s – Seattle, Washington
#tbt to last monday, when @dereksalerno and i tumbled out of @robroyseattle and rationalized a quick “sushi snack” and a beer at shiro’s across the street. that snack turned into multi-course omakase—and i’m so glad it did. Here’s a look at our tuna course, all from the same fish, line-caught in malta: akami, zuke, otoro, and chutoro nigiri (clockwise from top left). wish we could get something close to this caliber of sushi within a reasonable distance of home. 🍣 🍻 🍣
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The highly rated Shiro’s, located in Seattle, is serving up traditional Japanese sushi utilizing high quality ingredients. Leave it up to the chef to make you whatever his heart desires, including salmon skin rolls, soft shell crab, otoro, black cod, and green tea tempura ice cream.
4. ICHI Sushi + NI Bar – San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s ICHI Sushi + NI Bar knows their stuff when it comes to fish. The menu features oysters, ocean trout, yellowtail avocado rolls, fried shrimp heads, and miso clam soup. Don’t worry if you’re new to the sushi-eating world, the restaurant’s main wall will fill you in on all of the customs.
3. Tokkuri-Tei – Honolulu, Hawaii
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If you’re ever in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tokkuri-Tei is a must. They serve some of the best sushi in the USA. Their established menu includes a miso butter fish mousse roll, teriyaki cream tofu, salmon skin salad, spicy scallops, home cured mackerel from Norway, live Halibut from Korea, and nori tempura chips.
2. O Ya – Boston, Massachusetts
O Ya is one of Boston’s more upscale restaurants, serving up sushi unlike anyone else in the area. Featured dishes include soy-marinated salmon, warm eel, house smoked wagyu, bluefin tuna tartare, chilled soba noodles, homemade ginger tofu, seaweed salad, and a Maine lobster salad.
1. Ichimura at Brushstroke – New York, New York
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Celebrated and distinguished restaurant Ichimura at Brushstroke, located in New York City, displays the talents of chef Eiji Ichimura. Their tasting menu, unique to each customer, has featured the likes of black truffle soup, red snapper belly, sake crème brûlée, barracuda, and aged mackerel.