Scrumptious Sushi Around the World
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Sushi is my favorite food, if I was on a stranded island and could pick one food, it would be sushi (good thing as that is likely all I would get to eat anyway!). As the years pass I find sushi served in more and more countries and always enjoy exploring in other countries and trying local fish.
2170 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
San Francisco gets a lot of great seafood and there are a ton of sushi restaurants, but when it comes to rolls there aren't that many places that knock your socks off. Blowfish Sushi to Die For in the Mission District will blow your mind with...
195 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Annapolis may be famous for its crab cakes and fresh seafood, but if you're feeling a bit more worldly, you'll find the best sushi in town at Joss. The Joss sushi menu is large enough to suit a wide range of tastes, but small enough that you're...
22 Peace Plz #510, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Japan, 〒160-0004 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, 新宿区Yotsuya, 1 Chome−1−１１ 陽臨堂ビル 1F
When I took my beautiful wife to Tokyo to celebrate her birthday in March, because we only had three days in town we had to very carefully curate our dining choices. While we did visit an old favourite, most of the restaurants we visited were new...
8 Chome-8-2-5 Nishishinjuku, 新宿区 Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
Learning the revered art of sushi usually takes years of apprenticeship, but Tokyo Sushi Academy’s eight-week course offers a deep first dive. Instructors lead a tour of the famous Tsukiji fish market, then students learn the precise way to cut...
2233 Kalakaua Ave Suite 304, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Satisfy your sushi cravings at Doraku Sushi. This reasonably-priced Japanese restaurant's owner is the son of Benihana's founder and located on busy Kalakaua Avenue—right in the middle of the action. Feast your eyes on this ahi poke: local tuna,...
Háaleiti S, Reykjavík, Iceland
Iceland is gorgeous but it isn't cheap. For those looking for a reasonable and delicious place to eat, SushiBarinn is a great choice. With a before-6:30pm daily special of 10 pieces of sushi and soup for $11 and incredibly fresh fish, it was a...
1424 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
An out-of-the-way location (you need a taxi to get here from Ocean Drive or Collins Ave), but still in South Beach means that you will encounter just as many locals as tourists (if not more of the former) at this "sushi-pub." And that is a good...
204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
If you can't go Japan for traditional sushi, New York has the answer: Sushi Yasuda. It is the best sushi place in the East Coast, in my opinion, because it's the closest kind to the traditional sushi that you'll find in Japan. It's popular, so if...
1501 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
I'm hesitant to even put "food court" and "sushi" into the same sentence, because that summons up a mental picture that hardly does Sushi Kudasai justice. This friendly, unpretentious, mom-and-pop sushi shop is located in the heart of the downtown...
6 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06400 Cannes, France
Sushi Ki is a fantastic sushi bar in Cannes, France. In addition to their sit down menu there is also a revolving sushi bar that runs through all the tables; allowing you to take edamame, mochi, and multiple sushi rolls as you please. For desert...
431 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
I may move to San Francisco, for the sole reason of being close to Sushi Bistro. Just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park on Balboa Street, the restaurant looks unassuming from the outside. But, once you open the menu, you'll enter a world of...
4017 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505, USA
Right in the thick of studio row in Burbank is Gindi Thai which serves really great Thai food and inventive sushi. It is bright and cheery with lots of light, which is perfect for watching studio executives make or break people's careers as they...
207 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Nobu is world renowned for his restaurants located all over the world, many in some of the ritziest locales, so no one was more surprised than me to learn that there is one in San Diego. Located in the Hard Rock Hotel, it is a beautiful spot at...
6130 & 6132, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Breakwater Blvd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
For the best sushi in town, try Willoughby & Co on the V&A waterfront. Here they serve the freshest sushi and at a great value. The one drawback it is inside the mall part of the V&A but don't let that fool you. Locals line up for this daily.
3655 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536, USA
Satomi Sushi is my go-to for sushi. It's a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but the sushi is the best in the area. Rolls come with such creative monikers as the Raiders, 49ers, Satomi, Mango Paradise, and Lion King. The 49ers roll features...
610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
When the famous Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto opened a branch of his eponymous restaurant in downtown Napa it was definitely a game changer for the dining scene, bringing a bit of Vegas-style flash to wine country. To be safe, make a reservation...
9-19 Wakamatsuchō, 若松町 Hakodate-shi, Hokkaidō 040-0063, Japan
I've been quite adventurous with food in most cases, I eat sashimi (raw), both fish and meat in fact. But for some reason, Uni (Japanese for sea urchin) was one of the things that I never dared to try. Maybe it's the color, maybe it's the texture,...
R. Farme de Amoedo, 34 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-020, Brazil
My traveling companions and I had a dinner reservation elsewhere in Ipanema, but when a storm hit that evening with strong winds and pelting rain, we took cover in the first restaurant we stumbled in to (soaking wet)—just a block from Ipanema...
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
One of the many great luxury restaurants on offer at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas, Shibuya serves exquisite Japanese cuisine and excellent sushi. If you enjoy all aspects of Japanese food, I highly recommend the Omakase menu which will give you a...
8-12 Rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Come for the music, particularly if you're a fan, and lounge around the Bar. While the Buddha does serve a PanAsian line-up of food, the emphasis on BAR should keep you from confusing it with a French culinary experience. If that's your goal, go...
1523 Giammona Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
I can definitely say I have a soft spot for this place. Their service is fabulous, and their food is even better!! From 5-7:00pm (Tuesday-Sunday) they have $4 appetizers, $5 sushi rolls, and $3-6 beers/cocktails. If you go there, you HAVE to try...
68 Howe St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
The sushi is incredible. It is hard to even say "sushi," because so much on the menu doesn't resemble any kind of sushi I have had before. Don't miss the Kanibaba roll. They take these invasive crabs that are putting a strain on local ecosystems...
Jalan Pantai Tengah, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
When on Langkawi, an island with a thriving fishing community, it's always a good idea to eat some fresh fish. While it may not seem intuitive to order Japanese food in Malaysia, you won't be disappointed at Unkaizan. Order exclusively off the...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
If you happen to be in the mood for sushi while in Guatemala City, check out Sushi Itto in Zona 10. I was amazed at their colorful menu which included "Rollos Picantes"; various Spicy Rolls that my friends and I devoured. Our favorite was the...
51 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
From the "Metropolitan" sumo roll, which is tuna, shrimp tempura, avocado with creamy spicy and eel sauce in a soy wrap, to the "Miami" roll, which is yellowtail topped with scallion, avocado, srirracha sauce in a soy wrapper or just straight up...
722 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Located across the street from the Paramount Theatre, Dragonfish Asian Cafe is an ideal stop for happy hour and pre-theater drinks and snacks. The Asian-fusion menu features sushi alongside Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Happy hour goes from 3 to 6...
5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78751, USA
I have been to Japan three times, and every time I've discovered a new favorite dish. As a traveler, I will venture out of my comfort zone to experience the best a cuisine can give. At Kome, I felt like I was in Osaka or even Fukuoka experiencing...
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