8 Best Sushi Spots in Memphis

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There’s plenty to see in Memphis, the second most populous city in Tennessee, and there’s plenty to eat, too! The city may not be particularly known for its sushi, but chances are that if you like sushi you love it!

So, if you find yourself in Memphis for whatever reason — music, food, history — you’ll need a place to get some delicious sushi. Luckily for you, there are no shortages of seafood restaurants in Memphis despite the landlocked status of the state.

All the restaurants on this list are not only selling sushi in Memphis, but they’re also all supported by GiftYa, a company that allows you to send virtual gift cards to participating locations via an app. 

The recipient can set it up so the balance will be added to their credit or debit card, so they don’t have to bring any physical gift cards with them, which are always so easy to forget! Not to mention that they take up extra space in your wallet, and if you’re traveling to Memphis, you don’t want to have to bring anything inessential.

Consider grabbing some sushi if you’re visiting Memphis, and considering buying a GiftYa to treat someone you know to a delicious meal!

Red Koi Japanese Cuisine

Award winning, authentic, made to order Japanese cuisine!

The sushi here tastes just as good as it looks on the plate! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5847 Poplar Ave | Memphis | redkoimemphis.com

Red Koi Japanese Cuisine prides itself on the quality of the flavors, using only the best ingredients in their food that is made to order. Open for delivery, takeout, and sit-down dining, this restaurant has won many awards— including best takeaway food in Memphis, neighborhood favorite, and best sushi by Commercial Appeal.

Sushi isn’t the only delicious item on the menu, though! They also serve hibachi, appetizers, soups, salads, sides, desserts, fried rice, udon, and tempura. If you’re looking for authentic Japanese cuisine, this is definitely the place to go.

On weekdays, lunch hours are from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. while dinner hours are from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays the restaurant is open for dinner from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Hours are from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

“Their menu is very extensive - you could order as cheap or as much as you want here. I definitely want to try the udon next time since my friend had it & she really liked it.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Red Koi Japanese Cuisine

South Main Sushi & Grill

Fresh sushi in a famous neighborhood in Memphis! 

At South Main Sushi Grill the sushi is all made of fresh ingredients and with presentation in mind— full of vibrant colors that make it look even more delicious! Image courtesy of Instagram.

520 S Main St | Memphis | southmainsushi.com 

Located on South Main Street in Memphis, South Main Sushi & Grill is in close quarters to some great places for entertainment, shopping, and sight-seeing. The restaurant’s atmosphere matches that of the rest of the neighborhood, and has both an outdoor patio and a full bar for you to sit at!

They specialize in sushi and hibachi, but the menu here truly has something for everyone— soup, salads, entrees, noodles, fried rice, lunch specials, cold and hot appetizers, and desserts. There’s also a selection of signature cocktails to choose from.

On Mondays through Thursdays, lunch hours are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with dinner being served from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. On Fridays the restaurant opens for dinner at 5 p.m. and doesn’t close until midnight. On Saturdays and Sundays the restaurant remains open all day, from 11 a.m. until midnight the former and from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the latter.

“This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Memphis!   It has everything from sushi to hibachi! The flower roll is my favorite… The owner is so nice and personable and the service is great.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for South Main Sushi & Grill

Tokyo Grill

Multiple locations serving great sushi in Memphis!

This restaurant serves far more than just sushi for you to try! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4978 Park Ave | Memphis | tokyogrillmemphis.com 

There are quite a few Tokyo Grill locations in Memphis, and plenty of those are supported by GiftYa, but this street takes you right past the Memphis Botanical Garden— a great place to visit in the city! Order some of this delicious sushi for takeout or delivery, and carry on with your sightseeing!

Tokyo Grill offers a multitude of options, some more classic recipes, some entirely original, for great prices, not just sushi! Soups, appetizers, salads, entrees, sides, hibachi, fried rice, katsu, noodles, donburi, bento boxes, and combination dishes— this place has it all!

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day of the week, so you can grab some great sushi for lunch or dinner at whatever time works best for you. 

“Huge fan of all Tokyo Grill locations but Park has got to be my favorite… Favorites are tempura shrimp roll, salmon avocado, eel avocado, philly and white tuna roll. Definitely a go-to if I'm feeling basic sushi at a great price.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Tokyo Grill

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

An extensive selection of signature sushi rolls, as well as plenty of other options!

Truly unique variety sushi rolls served in great portion sizes for great prices! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4840 Poplar Ave | Memphis | sakuramemphis.com 

With a location in Memphis as well as one in nearby Germantown, Sakura Japanese Restaurant has become a popular place to get delivery and takeout sushi among both people who live in the area and are just passing through. Their variety rolls, served both raw and fried, bring unique flavors to the table that you won’t see anywhere else.

However, they also serve more classic kinds of sushi such as maki and sashimi, as well as plenty of other dishes! Fried rice, noodles, teriyaki, tempura— if you’re looking for Japanese cuisine, sushi or not, you’ll find it here.

On weekdays, lunch hours are from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., but on Fridays closing isn’t until 10 p.m. On Saturdays hours are from noon until 10 p.m., and on Sundays hours are from noon until 9 p.m.

“Really really good sushi. Service was prompt and our waitress was nice. They handled a lot of takeout orders so it seems this place is very popular. Each party was properly spaced out for social distancing.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Rock n Roll Sushi

What better place to get sushi in a city known as the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll?

The sushi at this restaurant certainly looks rockin’! It’s a perfect place to grab a bite late at night! Image courtesy of Instagram.

2886 Wolfcreek Pkwy | Memphis | rnrsushiwolfchase.com 

With sushi that’s “a little bit traditional, a little bit twisted,” you won’t be disappointed if you choose to eat here! The dining room is currently open at 50% capacity, but there’s also outdoor seating and the option to order takeout for delivery or pick-up right on their website!

While sushi and hibachi are the stars of the show at Rock n Roll Sushi, they also serve countless other dishes for both lunch and dinner. Some of the most popular choices are family four pack combos, dishes made to share for the whole family!

Sundays through Thursdays this restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays hours change to 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

“What a treat! The staff was fantastic, food delicious. They even cleaned the kitchen as my friend is allergic to seafood and they wanted to be sure she was safe! A thousand times I recommend this place.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Rock n Roll Sushi

Sekisui Midtown

An impressive menu that offers countless different sushi rolls as well as plenty of other items!

The sushi menu here has so many choices that you’ll want to be sure to try several different kinds of rolls! And sushi isn’t even the only thing they serve! Image courtesy of Instagram.

25 S Belvedere Blvd | Memphis | sekisuiusa.com 

There are many locations of Sekisui all over Tennessee — and even one in Alabama —  supported by GiftYa. This one in particular is known as the Midtown location and it’s within an area of Memphis known as Central Gardens. They offer takeout, delivery, dine-in, and even catering!

They have an incredibly extensive sushi menu which includes nigiri, sashimi, rolls with both raw and cooked fish, tempura fried rolls, and vegetarian rolls! They also offer many other dishes on their appetizer, entree, and lunch menus, however!

Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Every other day of the week the restaurant only serves dinner, and those hours are from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. every day of the week.

“This has been my go to for sushi!! I'm not ashamed to say that we make this a weekly stop. It's about a 30 min trip for us but it's so worth it every time.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Sekisui Midtown

RYU Sushi Bar

Sushi for everyone— vegetarian and vegan options, and multiple levels of spiciness for those with sensitive taste buds!

Whether you want classic sushi or specialty rolls, the menu at RYU Sushi Bar is sure to have something on it that you’ll enjoy! Image courtesy of Instagram.

5137 Summer Ave | Memphis | ryusushibarmemphis.com

RYU Sushi Bar has been open on one of the main streets in Memphis for over 15 years, and the past two — in both 2019 and 2020 — it’s been voted within the top 3 places to get sushi in Memphis. The chefs here take pride in making authentic, high-quality Japanese dishes.

The menu items are divided into three categories— appetizers, pho, and, of course, sushi! RYU Sushi Bar serves nigiri, sashimi, both classic and special rolls. They have indicators on the menu for the vegan, vegetarian, and spicy items. You can book a table online or call to order takeout or delivery!

Hours are from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, while this restaurant is closed on Sundays. 

“The sushi was fresh and the portions were large. You can't find better sushi in Memphis! I also recommend getting the fried rice too. It really hits the spot. Support your local businesses!!” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for RYU Sushi Bar

All of these restaurants have a great selection of sushi and are popular among those that both live in Memphis and those that visit it— for good reason! They also are all supported by GiftYa!

Whatever reason it is that you find yourself in Memphis, consider one of these amazing sushi restaurants when you need to make a stop to eat! And also consider buying someone you know a GiftYa if they’re a big sushi fan!

And even if they don’t like sushi, since it is a pretty polarizing food, all of these places also have other choices on the menu! Appetizers, lunch, dinner, entrees, desserts, drinks, et cetera, and plenty of other authentic Japanese dishes, too.

There’s truly something for everyone to see in Memphis, and there’s also something for everyone and each of these restaurants!

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