12 Can’t-Miss Restaurants on the Omaha Sushi Scene [2023 Update]

Find Your Favorites and Find ‘Em Fresh – Whether It’s Sashimi, Maki, Nigiri, Yakitori, or Another Classic of Asian Cuisine at These Sushi Restaurants in Omaha, NE

Craving sushi in Omaha? Don’t panic. Despite being nowhere near the sea, you can still find amazing fresh sushi in Nebraska’s capital city. Whether you’re looking for an authentic hibachi experience or simply the best sushi rolls in town, we’ve got you covered with the most popular sushi restaurants on the Omaha sushi scene.

(Don’t worry – we know sushi is polarizing. These restaurants also have a variety of non-raw options for any less adventurous eaters in your dining party!)

We’ve pulled everything you need to choose the ultimate sushi spot for your next lunch, dinner, or happy hour out – from the restaurant’s location, to a menu link, to images and even reviews. We also went ahead and included a link to any of the restaurants on this list currently accepting GiftYa.

*Record Scratch* …GiftYa?!

If you’re new around here or just need a refresher, GiftYa digital gift cards are a convenient way to send a gift to someone you care about. The catalog includes thousands of local and national restaurants and attractions (and counting!). It’s eco-friendly, easy to use, and easy to exchange if needed. 

Check out the link above for more details, but otherwise, let’s dive right into the good stuff – our list of the top-rated sushi restaurants in the surprisingly hoppin’ Omaha sushi scene 🍣

1. Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Famous Sushi Restaurant with Locations in Omaha + All Over!

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416 S 12th St | Old Market | bluesushisakegrill.com 

As the name might suggest, Blue Sushi Sake Grill specializes in three things— sushi, drinks, and dishes prepared on the grill if sushi isn’t your thing. If it is, though, there are an amazing amount of options for you to choose from here! 

You can order different kinds of maki, sashimi, and nigiri— whether you go a more traditional or innovative route, this place has you covered. Soups, salads, and entree dishes are available, too, as well as a wonderful selection of drinks.

The best deals are during happy hour, though, which applies to both dine-in and takeout orders on Monday through Saturday from 2-5:30 p.m. Happy hour on Sunday is dine-in only.

“Great atmosphere and the service rocked! Our server was on point and took excellent care of us! Menu had a nice selection of lots of different rolls! Highly recommend if you love sushi!” - Yelp Review

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2. Hiro 88

Legendary Omaha Sushi, Unmatched Dining Experience

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1308 Jackson St | Downtown | hiro88.com 

With four locations in Omaha alone, Hiro 88 is incredibly popular among people that live in the area for its atmosphere, service, and options. With both lunch and dinner menus and two different kinds of happy hours, there’s plenty of food and drinks for everyone!

“My first time here was one of the best times I have had in Omaha… The atmosphere was very spaced out. I felt comfortable the whole time I was there. I really enjoyed this place and plan on coming back!” - Yelp Review

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3. Yamato Sushi Train & Grill

Nebraska’s First + Only Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant

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Image courtesy of Yamato Sushi on Yelp.

7429 Pacific St Suite 1 | West Omaha | yamatosushiomaha.com 

With a constantly moving conveyor belt of sushi, there’s always food ready to eat at Yamato— you might just have to be quick to grab it! The plates on the conveyor belt are color-coded based on price, but of course they also have a menu if you want to know more about what you’re buying or if you want something specific!

There certainly are plenty of options here, and you can dine-in or order online for takeout. If you do choose to eat there, the restaurant incorporates a modern flair into both the restaurant itself and their recipes.

“The food was great, the service was even better. Sushi places are not normally known for their great levels of service but this place honestly made me feel like I was dining out at a friend’s house.” - Yelp Review

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4. Yoshitomo

Stylish Sushi Bar Serving Modern Edomae-style Dishes (And More!)

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Image courtesy of Pedro J. on Yelp.

6009 Maple St | Benson |  yoshitomo.com 

The long list of the sushi menu— which even includes vegan options —is tempting enough alone, but Yoshitomo also serves appetizer dishes, entrees, and a few salads. Sake and beer are available, too, but Yoshitomo takes pride in their wine choices especially.

They also offer non-alcoholic drinks, so there’s something for everyone on the menu here, even in terms of food! Nigiri, sashimi, maki, omakase— all available to order or for takeout or eat here!

“The overall experience was outstanding. Our server was excellent. She made suggestions, advised her favorites and set our dinner up for success. Every course was delicious. Everything was beyond fresh.” - Yelp Review

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5. Ahi Sushi Ramen & Grill

Your Favorite Asian Cuisines Tailored to All Your Dietary Needs

1211 W Center Rd Ste 101 | West Omaha | ahisushine.com 

With Chinese, Thai, and Japanese food on the menu, Ahi Sushi Ramen & Grill has a lot of choices. They also have vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions, so this may be a great place to get sushi if one of those applies to you.

Ahi Sushi serves rolls, appetizers, entree dishes, many different kinds of noodles— after all, this place is known for its ramen, too —sushi, sides, and desserts. There’s also a kid’s menu, and a wide variety of beverages both with and without alcohol.

“We ordered a variety of sushi rolls, edamame, and salad with ginger dressing for delivery. The rolls were tasty and done well. Everything was packaged well, arrived at the right temperature, and arrived in a timely fashion. Tasty sushi delivery!” - Yelp Review

6. Butterfish

Sushi + Seafood for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Happy Hour

3901 Farnam St | Blackstone District | butterfishomaha.com

Located in a very historic area of Omaha known as the Blackstone district, Butterfish has very quickly risen in the ranks of popularity since it opened just a few years ago in 2018 due to its amazing food and service. You can make a reservation online, or order takeout for pick-up via OpenTable.

“Over and above the exceptional food, the atmosphere and service were first tier - I look forward to trying more of their delicious selections on my next visit!” - Yelp Review

7. Sakura Bana

Serving Omaha Sushi + Traditional Japanese Cuisine Since 1989

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7425 Dodge St | Omaha | sushiomaha.com

Sakura Bana is all about being authentic in the food they serve, and has been since 1989 when the restaurant first opened. The lunch and dinner menus offer traditional Japanese foods such as ramen, tempura, and— of course —sushi that they roll by the hand.

This restaurant also has a menu devoted entirely to sushi, served a la carte, so if you’re coming just for the sushi you don’t have to look very far to find it! Then it’s only a matter of time before you have some delicious sushi on your plate, whether it’s within the restaurant or to-go.

“It was a great atmosphere and a nice place to relax for an authentic meal. I highly recommend this place, they have a lot of different food and sushi options and some fancy ways of displaying the dishes!” - Yelp Review

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8. Tokyo Sushi

Casual Spot for Sushi + Other Japanese Fare Favorites

1215 Howard St | Old Market | www.tokyosushiomaha.com

If your goal is to stuff as much sushi in your face as possible, Tokyo Sushi is your place. Located in the heart of downtown Omaha, you can fill up on all of your favorite fresh fish with Tokyo Sushi’s all you can eat option. The prices are reasonable, the decor is traditional, but the food is phenomenal. You won’t want to miss out on this addition to the Omaha sushi scene.

“Divine AYCE sushi and for an excellent price! Such an amazing deal and the sushi was absolutely delicious! I will always rave about this place!” – Yelp Review

9. Ponzu Sushi and Grill

Some of the Best Lunch + Happy Hour Sushi Specials in Omaha

Image courtesy of Lauren O. on Yelp.

2110 S 67th St | Aksarben Village | www.ponzusushiandgrill.com

If you’re looking for a deal on fresh, scrumptious sushi, Ponzu Sushi and Grill is a great option. With plenty of lunch and happy hour deals to take advantage of, you’re sure to walk away with a full belly and some extra room in your budget. 

In addition to sushi – we recommend the Rising Sun and Berry Bomb, and the Tarantula Roll – you can get some tasty grilled and fried options like lobster rangoons for anyone in your party who prefers their seafood cooked.

“Visiting Omaha for the first time and was craving sushi - ended up at Ponzu! AAAAAAAmazing .. every single roll I tried was amazing.” – Yelp Review

10. Koji

Maki, Nigiri and Yakitori – Oh My! 

8718 Pacific St | West Omaha | www.izakayakoji.com

Fans of Omaha’s Yoshimoto restaurant should be jumping and cheering for this one – why? Koji is Yoshimoto’s recently opened sister restaurant. Here you can find a variety of unique sushi dishes right in the heart of West Omaha, as well as some of your favorite foods from Yoshimoto. Like Yoshimoto, Koji has an upscale vibe, making it the perfect spot for date night or any other meal that means a lot to you.

What’s even better, Koji’s location in West Omaha solves several of the headaches that plague fans of Yoshimoto. Parking? More plentiful. Elbow room? Expanded. Overall, the restaurant takes what locals love about Yoshimoto and kicks it up a notch.

“Chef Yoshitomo does it again. I have been to Koji twice now, and we were blown away by the food both times. There are so many options for everyone that are sure to please. I went with my friend who is a vegetarian and another friend who doesn't like raw fish, and they were able to find food that they could enjoy. Looking forward to my next dinner here!” – Yelp Review

11. Miyake Sushi House

Fresh Sushi That Speaks for Itself

Image courtesy of Debi B. on Yelp.

8419 S 73rd Plz | Papillon | www.miyakesushi.com

If you look for information about Miyake Sushi House online, you won’t find much of a presence – just a few practical lines on their website that lets visitors know their most popular dishes (spicy California roll, yellowtail avocado roll, imperial mango) and where to find them (near the Walmart Supercenter). However, the restaurant’s plentiful 5-star reviews speak for themselves.

If you’re looking for fresh sushi and sashimi, a wide variety to choose from, and excellent service in Papillon, you can’t go wrong with Miyake Sushi House.

“I live in Hawaii and it's as good as the some of the places out here. I went in with low expectations (I mean, it IS Omaha ) and left pleasantly surprised.” – Yelp Review

12. Umami

Unassuming Sushi, Chinese, and Thai Restaurant

Image courtesy of Umami on Yelp.

1504 Galvin Rd S | Bellevue | www.umamiasianne.com

Umami might not be much too look at from the outside – located in a suburban strip mall in Omaha, NE you would hardly expect to find the kind of excellent quality that Umami offers. Chef Keen Zheng spent the last 13 years learning from top-tier sushi chefs in NYC and worked at prestigious restaurants including one of only 10 Michelin-star sushi restaurants in the United States. Now, he’s brought his talent to Oamaha.

With vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options, everyone in your party is sure to find something to enjoy at Umami. Whether it’s pad thai or the sushi lover special, crab rangoons or dragon rolls, you’re sure to find all your favorites – and maybe even discover something new, too.

“This is often listed as one of the best restaurants in Omaha for a reason. There's very few places you can order JUST a piece of fish and it's delicious. The weirdest thing is the atmosphere! This location was clearly built as something else. It certainly is not modern but it is a top tier restaurant now. This just adds to the fun and mystique!” – Yelp Review

That’s it for our list of the most popular sushi spots in Omaha.

If you’re looking for a great place to get a great dish of sushi in Omaha, you can’t go wrong with any of these wonderful restaurants. 

And you can’t go wrong with GiftYa, either. We all know someone who’s an absolute sushi fanatic – and if you find yourself in need of a last-minute birthday gift (or maybe just a way to convince them to grab dinner with you this week!) you can send them a personalized digital gift card in just a couple of clicks.

Happy dining!

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