Best Sushi Restaurants in the U.S.

Today, sushi is about more than just a plain old California roll. The American palate is more sophisticated than ever, and as a result, sushi is becoming more and more popular. Looking for the best sushi? No problem.

If you’re a sushi lover, check out these amazing sushi restaurants across the United States!

1. Soto, NYC 

Soto is consistently ranked among the best sushi restaurants by guidebooks such as Zagat. The menu features different varieties of sea urchin. Chef Sotohiro Kosugi works his magic in the small, serene restaurant at the bar. If you’re a fan of sake, they have a menu of fine sakes to go along with your delicious meal of sushi.

2. Makoto, Washington D.C.

Meaning “harmony” in Japanese, Makoto is a D.C. favorite when it comes to sushi. Whether you like your fish raw or grilled, this place has options for everyone’s taste. The dishes roll out at a steady pace, and most people leave it up to the chefs to make the decisions for them!

3. Urasawa, Los Angeles

Although this restaurant can be a bit pricey (an average bill for two people at Urasawa can easily top $1,000), it is most definitely worth it. This tiny restaurant can only seat 10 people at a time, so it’s very personal. Chef and owner Hiroyuki Urasawa flies in fresh fish each day, so it’s unpredictable which delicacies will roll out in front of you.

4. Sushi Palace, Hamden CT

Sushi Palace is a small sushi restaurant, where they offer $20 a person for all-you-can-eat sushi! Between great prices and amazing sushi, you won’t be disappointed at all. Their special rolls are all delicious. If you like spicy tuna, try the Fantastic Roll.

5. Kabuto, Las Vegas

Next time you’re in Vegas, take a break from gambling and step into this 18-seat restaurant for some amazing food. Located in Chinatown, it has no sign outside except for the Japanese character for kabuto, which means “samurai helmet.” The interesting thing about this place is you won’t find any sushi rolls here, just sashimi and nigiri. The selection of fish, which is expertly curated and includes high-quality blue fin tuna, arrives from Tokyo several times a week.

Where is your favorite sushi restaurant? Comment below or tweet us @travefy!