10 Restaurants That Serve the Best Sushi in Tucson

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When it comes to sushi, it seems like everyone has their own preferences. Some prefer simple nigiri sushi while others love creative and flavorful sushi options like TNT rolls or even a sushi donut! In Tucson, you can find a wide selection of restaurants that cater to your unique tastes. In our latest restaurant guide, we’re reviewing the top sushi spots in Tucson. Check it out now!

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1. Sachiko Sushi Restaurant

Rustic, laid back restaurant offering a wide selection of sushi rolls and dishes

Pick some rolls and share them with your friends! Image courtesy of Yelp

1101 N Wilmot Rd | Tucson 

If you’re looking for a casual and laidback sushi spot, you can’t go wrong with Sachiko Sushi Restaurant. Located on N Wilmot Rd, Sachiko offers a cozy and intimate dining environment for its guests. Whether you grab something to go or you sit down for a full meal, you can expect to be treated to delicious, high-quality sushi rolls. 

In addition to its extensive sushi selection, Sachiko also serves authentic Asian dishes like Chicken Teriyaki and Shrimp Fried Rice. If you want a little bit of both, splitting some sushi rolls and ordering your own entree is always a great move! 

“The service is amazing! Someone was there to welcome us, including the sushi chefs. We were seated promptly and given water quickly. The menu has a lot to offer! It is a traditional Japanese restaurant, which you can quickly tell since they don't offer any Korean dishes.” - Yelp Review

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2. O Sushi

Intimate sushi bar known for its unique and flavorful rolls

Dinner is served! Image courtesy of Yelp.

4689 E Speedway Blvd | Midtown 

O Sushi is another top sushi spot among locals. Its small, but intimate environment will make you feel right at home. On the menu, you’ll find creative and fun dishes like the Lobster Roll and Crazy Boy Roll. But if you prefer simple rolls, you’ll find plenty of that on the menu as well. 

The restaurant also treats you to a complimentary edamame and miso soup! If you’re looking for something filling, we recommend the Combination Dinner. You pick two options, such as teriyaki or sushi, that come with rice, fried dumplings, and a side salad. Yum! 

“The rolls we chose were prepared very well. The flavors were amazing and the food was prepared quickly and served fresh. I can't say that I found anything lacking in the items we tried.  We will definitely be back, often as we love sushi/sashimi.” - Yelp Review

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3. Ginza Sushi

Small, but popular sushi spot among locals

5425 N Kolb Rd, Suite 115 | Tucson | ginzatucson.com

Ginza Sushi is a popular Japanese restaurant that specializes in tapas-style food. This upbeat and vibrant restaurant encourages guests to order multiple dishes to share with one another. Sharing is caring, after all!

It sushi list boasts an impressive array of nigiri, maki, sashimi, tataki, and special rolls. Coming with a group? We recommend ordering one of the sushi boats. Other savory and authentic Japanese dishes like the Soft Shell Crab and Baby Octopus are also great for sharing with others.

“The sushi and sashimi are excellent - fresh, generously and appropriately portioned, and expertly prepared. For nigiri, I especially recommend the saba and the inari. Ginza has quickly become one of our very favorite restaurants, bar none. The service and food are outstanding. If you get a chance to eat here - take it.” - Yelp Review

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4. Samurai

Mouthwatering sushi made from fresh, high-quality ingredients

Need a new lunch spot? Try Samurai! Image courtesy of Samurai.

3912 N Oracle Rd, Suite 100 | Amphi | ordersamuraijapanese.com

At Samurai, you are sure to have a memorable experience filled with great food and good company. All of the dishes are made from the finest ingredients around and prepared by expert chefs. 

Don’t like having to wait a while for your food? The Kappamaki, Super Hiro Roll, and Avocado Roll tend to come out the fastest. Other rolls, such as the Philadelphia Roll and Dynamite Scallop Roll, might take a little longer. But we promise that the wait is worth it. If you’re a big fan of poke bowls, we recommend trying their Volcano Style Sushi Bowl filled with tempura flack, eel sauce, and spicy mayo with masago on top. 

“Food is still delicious, prices are still about the same from what I remember, and it will still remain as a staple on my list of places to go when I'm in Tucson for the weekend.” - Yelp Review

5. Kazoku Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Japanese restaurant perfect for enjoying a casual meal with friends

Kazoku offers a wide selection of Japanese cuisine and sushi rolls. Image courtesy of Yelp

4210 E Speedway Blvd | Peter Howell | kazokurestaurant.com

Since 2006, locals have flocked to Kazoku Sushi for its fresh and authentic rolls. This family-owned and operated restaurant offers a great selection of sushi as well as a full section of entrees. 

Their nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls are all made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. Japanese soda, sake, beer, and wine are also available to enjoy alongside your sushi dish! Are you a fan of Japanese desserts? Of course you are! Kazoku serves delicious sweets like ice cream and mochi. You’ll definitely leave filled and satisfied!

“The woman was really sweet and very attentive during our entire time there.  We ordered some sushi rolls, tempura, and spring rolls.  All of which were incredibly tasty.  The miso soup was a bonus since some restaurants like to charge for that.” - Yelp Review

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6. Obon Sushi Bar Ramen

Trendy sushi spot in the Pie Allen area

350 E Congress St | Pie Allen | obonsushi.com

Located in Downtown Tucson, Obon Sushi Bar Ramen is known for its chic dining room and delicious Japanese cuisine. If you’re looking for a sushi restaurant with a fun, modern feel, you’ll love Obon. The Tucson branch is also conveniently located in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, making it the perfect spot to visit during a day out on the town. Right now, patio seating is limited. However, you can still order takeout and delivery. 

The menu features a wide variety of shared plates, ramen, salads, poke bowls, and signature rolls. Some of our favorite rolls are the Hafu Roll and Shiro Maki Roll. But whatever you order, you are sure to love it!

“This place is really good for Japanese food. They have many vegan options like the curry bowl and the fried cauliflower steamed bun. Next time I go I need to make a whole meal out of those steamed buns. They are so addicting and too good.” - Yelp Review

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7. Sushi Cortaro

Contemporary sushi bar that offers an “All You Can Eat” sushi option

Stuff yourself with some of the best sushi in Tucson. Image courtesy of Sushi Cortaro

8225 N Courtney Page Way | Tucson | sushicortaro.com

Sushi plates often come with only six rolls. If that’s not enough for you, you’ll love Sushi Cortaro’s all-you-can-eat dining option! The special All You Can Eat Sushi menu is only $29.95 per person and is available all day. Along with a long list of nigiri and sushi rolls, the menu features savory appetizers like Gyoza and Calamari. 

Sushi Cortaro also offers great bento and lunch specials for people who want to enjoy a delicious meal at an affordable price. Both specials are served with a cup of miso soup and a house salad. 

“I expected "good" and was pleasantly surprised to find the food to be great. We are 5, with two of us rather obnoxious children AND, we were in a hurry. The staff was just great. We got our food quickly. This was very good sushi, too. We didn't have to wait for the check, and were able to make our schedule.” - Yelp Review

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8. Sushi Nara

Popular sushi restaurant located on the East Side

You’ll want to make sure you come hungry. Image courtesy of Yelp

64 N Harrison Rd | Tucson | sushinara.wordpress.com

Located on the east side of Tucson, Sushi Nara is another popular sushi spot that will satisfy your tastebuds and leave you ready to come back for more. Sushi Nara offers a small and cozy space perfect for dining with close friends and family members. This fun, low-key restaurant boasts a large sushi menu that caters to a variety of different tastes and preferences. 

Can’t decide on just one roll? Don’t! Sushi Nara offers numerous sushi combos that allow you to try multiple rolls. Hot dishes like Chicken Teriyaki and Spicy Ramen are also available. 

“The food (teriyaki chicken with rice, shrimp shumai, a California roll, and a shrimp tempura roll) came out very quickly! Everything was fresh and flavorful and the portion sizes were perfect (teriyaki chicken might even be enough for two people, and the two sushi rolls were plenty for me).” - Yelp Review

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9. Sushi on Oracle

Fresh and authentic sushi served in a contemporary dining room

6449 N Oracle Rd | Tucson | sushionoracle.net

Planning to dine out for a special occasion? Sushi on Oracle offers an intimate, upscale atmosphere for guests. Both traditional Japanese dishes and unique plates are offered at this popular restaurant and made by skilled master chefs. Only the freshest fish and ingredients are used to make the sushi. 

Some of their most popular items include the Caterpillar Roll, Toro, and Smelt Roe. If you want both sushi and a regular entree, we recommend the Sushi Combination, which comes with sushi and your choice of chicken beef, or salmon teriyaki. 

“The reviews convinced us to have dinner here last night. Thank you to those who said authentic and fresh. We were impressed with the accuracy of the positive reviewers.” - Yelp Review

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10. Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Top-rated sushi restaurant that features a small, high-quality menu

Yamato is known for its traditional sushi selection. Image courtesy of Yelp.

857 E Grant Rd | Mountain First Avenue 

Yamato is another top sushi restaurant in Tucson. This quirky and intimate restaurant offers all the popular sushi rolls you’ve heard of and then some. Not sure what you want? Order the Chef’s Choice Sashimi. Want something warm? Try the Tonkotsu Ramen! There’s definitely something for everyone here. If you sit at or near the bar, you can even watch the expert chefs make your dish! Chef Noboru also loves chatting with guests, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with him while you’re there. 

“Yamato is my favorite sushi restaurant In Tucson. I've been a regular here for nearly a decade. Yamato is definitely more traditional- the sushi menu is small and high quality. They also have a full menu of Japanese entrees and appetizers.” - Yelp Review

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Tucson boasts a fun and vibrant restaurant scene that is only continuing to grow. If you want to enjoy some fresh and authentic sushi, you can easily find a great restaurant in this bustling city. Which sushi restaurants do you want to visit next? Let us know in the comment section below!

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