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ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 11:13 AM
This is a follow up thread to my Steak topic. I think this would be a good place to come and find suggestions for places to eat if BOTL's are traveling out of town either for work or whatever. Sushi is another cuisine that I adore.

Ok, so here is a place in Chicago that is great. Rolls 'N Bowls. It's on North Lincoln Avenue and Catalpa. The place is very small, only sits like 8 or 10 people at most. Reserve a table if you are eating after 7. The quality of the Sushi is top notch, and prices are good. It is BYOB too.
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/alA4ccSsga38IVqkZyRk6g?select=nynJqyZ6_x_yGW6ibFhG HQ

Next time I'm near the city, I want to try Sushi Wabi. That place is sushi heaven from what I hear.

floydpink
01-26-2011, 11:28 AM
In Orlando, Amura rules and it's next door to Corona Cigar.

neoflex
01-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Here South of Charlotte I have tried many places not too far from the house and I really like Kami in Wesley Chapel. In Charlotte CowFish is supposed to be really goo but have not tried it yet. The specialize in Sushi and Hamburgers. Sounds like a weird combo but everyone I know that's been there loves it.

markem
01-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Wasa in Tustin, CA is killer and quite innovative. If you are in the Portland area, the best thing to do is ask a local at the time, since there are so many and it really depends on which sushi chef is where at the time. But Sinju at Bridgeport Village is always outstanding.

It is kind of traditional, in a sushi thread, to point out that sushi is vinegar'd rice. I'm partial to sashimi and donburi myself.

kaisersozei
01-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Two places I can recommend in the Central Virginia area:

Akida (in Richmond near the museum district)
http://richmond.citysearch.com/profile/10551184/richmond_va/akida_japanese.html

and

Chopstix (a bit further west in Midlothian)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/chopstix-asian-bistro-and-lounge-midlothian

Both very reasonable, great sushi with an artistic flair

chand
01-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Mikimotos in Wilmington, DE. Got a parking ticket last time because I lost track of time.

http://www.mikimotos.com/

bonjing
01-26-2011, 12:20 PM
I enjoyed Shabuya in Las Vegas, but that was a few years ago.

mmblz
01-26-2011, 12:28 PM
in Chicago, Tank:
http://tanksushi.com/

markem
01-26-2011, 12:30 PM
I enjoyed Shabuya in Las Vegas, but that was a few years ago.

Osaka on west Sahara is excellent as well.

357
01-26-2011, 12:34 PM
Noble Fish, in Clawson, Michigan. It is just north of Royal Oak (popular bar district), or 15 miles north of Detroit.

Anyway, it is really a Japanese fish market that has a sushi counter in the back. They have probably enough seating for 15. They have won awards year after year for best sushi in the state.

Prices are great, sushi/sashimi is even better. Here's a link to their website. If you click on "Restaurant" near the top you'll see more info and a link to their menu with pricing.
http://www.noblefish.com/

Chainsaw13
01-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Noblefish, been meaning to try there. Heard so much good things about it.

tsolomon
01-26-2011, 12:53 PM
Sushi Sono in Columbia MD.

http://www.sushisonomd.com/

chippewastud79
01-26-2011, 12:53 PM
I enjoyed Shabuya in Las Vegas, but that was a few years ago.

:tpd: Bring your wallet, but it is mighty tasty. :tu

Kreth
01-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Any place that has *real* otoro. :dr
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Coach Deg
01-26-2011, 02:03 PM
Sushi Alive in Tampa Island Way Grill in Clearwater. Grille 54 in Trinity. All three get their Seafood daily. All very fresh. Island Way also has a few cigars( I bring my own) and allow smoking on the outside bar and patio.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 02:33 PM
Sushi Wabi, I really want to eat there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiMFvXUmq5A

awsmith4
01-26-2011, 02:40 PM
MF in Atlanta is fantastic but it is normally out of my price range unless a special occasion.

I like my local place Thaicoon and Sushi Bar in Marietta but I love going to Aomi in Norcross when I am over near my parents (both Marietta and Norcross are suburbs North of Atlanta)

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 02:46 PM
MF in Atlanta is fantastic but it is normally out of my price range unless a special occasion.

I like my local place Thaicoon and Sushi Bar in Marietta but I love going to Aomi in Norcross when I am over near my parents (both Marietta and Norcross are suburbs North of Atlanta)

MF Sushibar has a great menu.

ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 02:56 PM
I think I posted this video in the "general" sushi thread we have here, but I figured I would post it here also. If I had the money, I would fly to Japan just to eat here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuhu4QZJZyw

Kreth
01-26-2011, 03:41 PM
I think I posted this video in the "general" sushi thread we have here, but I figured I would post it here also. If I had the money, I would fly to Japan just to eat here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuhu4QZJZyw
I love watching a master sushi chef work, and I'd love to have a set of those knives. The soy "rule" is legit, but I've seen plenty of Japanese violate the "fingers only" rule. Maybe the customs are different for high-end places, but it's common for food to be served communal style in Japan, and it's bad form to take food from a plate with your fingers. You use the "wrong" end of your chopsticks to take food and place it on your own plate. I was also surprised that he served chutoro. Otoro is the most prized cut of tuna. That anago looked delicious, though.
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T.G
01-26-2011, 03:50 PM
I like going to PetSmart, picking out a few fish and when they ask me if I need a tank or food, I just look at them and say, "Nah, I'll just eat it here." and hold up a container of cooked rice.

My arraignment is next week, would anyone like to help me out with some nice letters?

druturn
01-26-2011, 03:54 PM
There is a place called Osaka Sushi in Plano, TX that is to die for! It is an all you can eat place, which sounds sketchy, but they serve top-notch sushi. They also have tons of tempura, and a chowmein station where you can ask the chef to mix in any vegetable or meat you want. I love this place!
http://www.osaka-plano.com/

Kreth
01-26-2011, 04:16 PM
I think the best sushi I've had in the States was Ginza in Boston's Chinatown. Locally, we finally got a decent sushi place a few years ago. Before that, you had to go to Albany or Vestal (an hour plus each way). The local place (Tokyo Tavern) trucks their fish up from the city several times a week. It's not quite the same as NY, Philly or Boston, but it's pretty good.
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ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 04:18 PM
I think the best sushi I've had in the States was Ginza in Boston's Chinatown. Locally, we finally got a decent sushi place a few years ago. Before that, you had to go to Albany or Vestal (an hour plus each way). The local place (Tokyo Tavern) trucks their fish up from the city several times a week. It's not quite the same as NY, Philly or Boston, but it's pretty good.
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What's the best you have had outside the States?

Kreth
01-26-2011, 04:35 PM
What's the best you have had outside the States?
That'd be a tie between a bunch of little hole-in-the-wall places around Tokyo. I took a couple of trips with my martial arts instructor, who had lived in Japan for over 10 years. He knew a lot a places like that. The rest of our group would want to eat at Shakey's or Mickey D's. He knew I loved sushi, so he'd take me to a sushi place he knew (and he seemed to know one in every section of Tokyo). Quite often we'd be the only gaijin (foreigners) in the place.
I got a kick out of the "conveyor-belt" places. The sushi bar was an island with a conveyor belt running around. They would put sushi and sashimi on different color plates (for cost) on the belt. When you saw something you liked, you grabbed the plate. When you were done, you took your stack of plates to the cashier and paid.
Also in Japan, I got to try some types of sushi you just can't get here, like whale and flying fish.
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ChicagoWhiteSox
01-26-2011, 04:38 PM
That'd be a tie between a bunch of little hole-in-the-wall places around Tokyo. I took a couple of trips with my martial arts instructor, who had lived in Japan for over 10 years. He knew a lot a places like that. The rest of our group would want to eat at Shakey's or Mickey D's. He knew I loved sushi, so he'd take me to a sushi place he knew (and he seemed to know one in every section of Tokyo). Quite often we'd be the only gaijin (foreigners) in the place.
I got a kick out of the "conveyor-belt" places. The sushi bar was an island with a conveyor belt running around. They would put sushi and sashimi on different color plates (for cost) on the belt. When you saw something you liked, you grabbed the plate. When you were done, you took your stack of plates to the cashier and paid.
Also in Japan, I got to try some types of sushi you just can't get here, like whale and flying fish.
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Japan, you are lucky:dr I'm sure Sushi in the states won't even come close to that in Japan.

jdakine
01-26-2011, 04:56 PM
Kihei, Maui you have 2 small places, Koiso & Sushi Paradise. Both are very traditional and very good. Both have great quality of fish for sashimi, very clean.

Kreth
01-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Japan, you are lucky:dr I'm sure Sushi in the states won't even come close to that in Japan.
Don't get me wrong, I've had some really good sushi here. It was just really cool to have it from "the source." Much more satisfying than the time I got to have authentic pizza in Italy. :r
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JDTexan
01-26-2011, 06:08 PM
There is a place called Osaka Sushi in Plano, TX that is to die for! It is an all you can eat place, which sounds sketchy, but they serve top-notch sushi. They also have tons of tempura, and a chowmein station where you can ask the chef to mix in any vegetable or meat you want. I love this place!
http://www.osaka-plano.com/

I agree that Osaka is a great buffet sushi place and it is a great deal but if you want the best Dallas has to offer it is hard to beat Sushi Axiom or Tei Tei.
Nobu is also very good but extremely pricey. The place that I eat the most at is Blue Fish in North Dallas: http://www.thebluefishsushi.com/north-dallas

Jason
01-26-2011, 10:45 PM
http://www.sushiyasuda.com/ in NY from what I've heard

http://www.fujijapaneserestaurant.com/ from what I've et

BlackDog
01-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Vados is a very good bait store in the northern suburbs of St. Paul. ;)

chenvt
01-26-2011, 11:26 PM
There was a place near me that has good otoro, mirugai, ama ebi, uni, etc.. once a year on "customer appreciation day" they would have a buffet which included unlimited trips to the sushi bar for 6 pieces of nigiri at a time.. I clocked 11 trips to the sushi bar and each time it was 2 pieces of otoro, 2 pieces of uni, and 2 pieces of mirugai.. 66 pieces of nigiri which on a normal night would have run me about $350

sadly, the good times only lasted a couple years.. :(

Parshooter
01-27-2011, 07:18 AM
I've probably been to 6-8 different sushi joints here and to tell the truth, I can't tell any difference, in the basic sushi at least. The differences I see are the atmosphere, the different other kinds of food offered, and the prices. I love it but don't get it as often as I like, sushi either ;)

HK3-
01-27-2011, 07:22 AM
Sushi! :) We have a few places here in town but my favorite local place is called Fulins. http://fulinsclevelandtn.com/ Some of my favorites from other places have been, Tono Sushi in Washington, DC http://www.tonosushi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=28 (<--They used to have an all you can eat sushi for $45!) and this used to be one of my favorites as well Hokkaido http://www.hokkaidowok.it/. Hearing Japanese people speaking Italian is quite a treat. ;)

Mr.Maduro
01-27-2011, 07:29 AM
This place has spoiled me. I'm reluctant to even go anywhere else. I'll still try another place from time to time but haven't found anything that comes even close.


My Wife and I enjoy it weekly either dine-in or take-out!

Sapporo Haru

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/sapporo-haru/?restaurantid=11492&page=4

chenvt
01-27-2011, 05:09 PM
Sushi! :) We have a few places here in town but my favorite local place is called Fulins. http://fulinsclevelandtn.com/ Some of my favorites from other places have been, Tono Sushi in Washington, DC http://www.tonosushi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=28 (<--They used to have an all you can eat sushi for $45!) and this used to be one of my favorites as well Hokkaido http://www.hokkaidowok.it/. Hearing Japanese people speaking Italian is quite a treat. ;)

Odd.. I've lived in DC most of my entire life and never even heard of tono.. must try it at some point.. The usuals in DC for me were always Sushi Taro, Tachibana, and Kotobuki

IBQTEE1
02-17-2011, 03:46 PM
I would have to say Nobu's in Schaumburg.

Aero95
02-17-2011, 04:07 PM
We have a few in Cincinnati but this place is ggod. http://www.kyotosushibar.com/

hscmit
02-17-2011, 04:10 PM
wasabi in asheville nc

BigAsh
02-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Morimoto in Philly.....unreal good!....he's an "Iron Chef" now but has been doing this for awhile here....$$$$$

bvilchez
02-17-2011, 04:32 PM
Out here in Dana Point off the 5 freeway there is one called Kotobuki. I believe the owner has one in Las Vegas as well. When we go we don't order anything off the menu except our drinks. Hiro, who is the owner and master chef, just starts going at it and serves us. Sometimes he'll just create things on the fly.

Every other year on the 4th of July he holds a buffet for his 100 closest customers. We go every time and it's all you can eat for $55 a person on that day.

hscmit
02-17-2011, 04:33 PM
Out here in Dana Point off the 5 freeway there is one called Kotobuki. I believe the owner has one in Las Vegas as well. When we go we don't order anything off the menu except our drinks. Hiro, who is the owner and master chef, just starts going at it and serves us. Sometimes he'll just create things on the fly.

Every other year on the 4th of July he holds a buffet for his 100 closest customers. We go every time and it's all you can eat for $55 a person on that day.

that sounds awesome

Sauer Grapes
02-17-2011, 04:44 PM
There is a chain called Ra that has a wonderful happy hour and has some really good, unique offerings.

76GTFan
02-20-2011, 08:45 AM
New Japanese and karaoke restaurant in Athens GA.

http://emob1129.photobucket.com/albums/m507/Rubarb1990/98b7fc6e.jpg?t=1298212949

HK3-
03-22-2011, 09:57 AM
While in VA last week I went to a place in Midlothian called Yamatos Steak House. My buddy and thrashed a Love Boat for 4. 40 pieces of sashimi, 20 pieces of sushi, 4 rolls. We could have eaten more after we were done. Do they make a Love Boat for 6? ;)

Lear31MX
03-22-2011, 11:57 AM
This is going to sound strange but one of the best places I've eaten at was the sushi bar in side the Circus Circus hotel in Reno. I was doing work there a few years back and a co-worker said they had a great menu, I was really reluctant to let some Clown serve me raw food, but I'm glad I did it wa great.

poker
03-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Local in the Gardena, CA area are two I favor:

Sakae Sushi
Sushi Bei

In Hollywood I would have to give it to Yamashiro's. Stupid expensive, but an experience.

bvilchez
03-22-2011, 01:13 PM
We just had a recent one open nearby my house right off of the I-15 in Wildomar, CA. It's actually a sushi buffet and I have to admit they have a good sushi menu and don't rush you or bring everything to your table at once. They even have a kid's menu which is a must for me.

Sushi Den is the name.

swh127
03-22-2011, 01:15 PM
In Orlando, Amura rules and it's next door to Corona Cigar.

I actually got to try them two weeks ago. Their spicy chirashi was phenomenal.

racerX
03-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Denver CO - sushi Den
Portland - Sinju (agree with Markem post on page 1). There are 3 Sinju in Oregon but the bridgeport one south of portland imo is best.
Salt lake city - happy Sumo at the gateway. Maybe a better one in SLC, but this one works for me.
Vegas - the old one at the Bellagio was better than the new one, but it is still good. I miss the jellyfish fish tank. The one at TI is good, and the one at Mandalay Bay is good and has fast service if your flying solo or in a hurry.
Scottsdale AZ - Roka Akor (amazing but not cheap)

Now I'm hungry.

qsalinas
04-06-2011, 02:41 PM
If you live out in Katy Texas you should know or you should go and eat at Sushi Hana. There are 2 locations, one on Mason Rd and the other is on 99. Their Salmon is the best ever so smooth it melts in your mouth not in your hands. :dr