The 16 Best Restaurants for Sushi in Brooklyn

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A bustling metropolis filled with people from all walks of life, Brooklyn is an incredible place.

And you don't have to be a fan of raw fish to love sushi. A lot of sushi comes cooked or is free of any meat! Restaurants can be so creative with what they choose to put in their sushi rolls creating a unique dish. And when it comes to Brooklyn, which is a part of one of the biggest cities in the US, you have tons of amazing sushi restaurants.

Today, we're going to be looking at:

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1. Sushi Katsuei

A casual sushi restaurant serving up a variety of sushi rolls as well as an omakase menu.

210 7th Ave | Brooklyn | sushikatsuei.com

Sushi Katsuei is an extremely popular restaurant in Brooklyn with hundreds of five-star reviews. The restaurant is small with minimal decor and it's a great place to stop by with friends or family. Sushi Katsuei has two restaurants, one located in West Village and the other located in Brooklyn. Both locations use the finest quality fish and seafood in all of their rolls so you can be sure that everything you're eating is fresh.

Along with rolls, they offer soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees. They also offer an omakase menu which, if you're unfamiliar with it, is a longer sushi dinner typically eaten at the counter while the chef prepares each roll one at a time. The chef answers guest questions and discusses what he or she is making. With this menu, you can enjoy the chef's choice of the freshest seafood of the day.

Sushi Katsuei’s menu is quite large, especially their sushi and sashimi menu. Enjoy an appetizer with friends and dive into some sushi at Sushi Katsuei.

"This is and will always will be my favorite sushi spot in NYC. Every other spot always gets compared to Katsuei, and always loses. Omakase is of course my favorite thing to get. It constantly changes depending on the season but it's always amazing!" - Yelp Review

2. Momo Sushi Shack

A laid-back restaurant serving Japanese small plates, sushi, and sake in a rustic venue.

43 Bogart St | Brooklyn | momosushishack.com

If you're vegan or vegetarian, we highly recommend Momo Sushi Shack. They have a ton of vegetarian and vegan options and specialize in Japanese tapas and sushi. The restaurant itself has long communal tables for guests to dine in making it a great place to stop by with a group of people.

Established in 2010, Momo Sushi Shack has quickly become a local favorite. Many reviewers call it their favorite sushi place in Brooklyn. The service is extremely friendly and helpful and the restaurant is inviting. They also have an omakase menu, but you need to make a reservation first if you want it. It's a great experience if you're celebrating with a group.

Cruising their large menu, you’ll notice they offer appetizers, sushi bombs, vegetable sushi, and Tamaki. We recommend starting off with Edamame and diving into the Futomaki Roll which is made with pickled vegetables, cucumber, Tamago, and Chau take. You'll be back for more sushi before you know it.

"Momo Sushi Shack you are simply awesome, I had a lovely experience here today. Prices were right. My friend ordered Seaweed Salad, which I tried and also liked. It was so flavourful. Momo Sushi Shack - You've hooked us." - Yelp Review

3. Ki Sushi

A chill sushi restaurant in Brooklyn serving Japanese fare, sushi, specialty rolls, and a chef's tasting.

282 Flatbush Ave | Brooklyn | kisushigroup.com

Ki Sushi is a romantic little spot with warm lights and dark hues that make the place feel cozy and comforting. They also have an outdoor eating area if you're interested in eating outside. It's the perfect restaurant for a date. In the evening, they'll often dim the lights to give the restaurant more ambiance. Talk about romantic!

Ki Sushi serves fresh and tasty rolls along with a full Japanese menu. The textures, flavors, and temperature are always perfect. The staff is friendly, the service is phenomenal, and it also has vegetarian options which is always a plus!

So let's talk about the food. You can find cold and hot appetizers, salads, soups, fried rice, entrees, sushi and sashimi, omakase, special rolls, and more. They have so much to offer that it would take a very long time to get through their menu. For your sushi, try the Dragonfly Roll made with shrimp tempura and cucumber on the inside and topped with eel, avocado, and caviar. Don't forget to end the meal with a delightful dessert!

"My friends have been telling me about Ki for some time now and the only thing I'm upset about is that I didn't try it earlier! Wow it was just amazing! I think it's safe to say that we will be coming back soon!" - Yelp Review

4. Ako Sushi

A modern restaurant offering sushi, teriyaki, and tempura in a small space with an outdoor patio.

205 Bedford Ave | Brooklyn | akosushi.com

Ako Sushi is an adorable restaurant. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends thanks to its whimsical decor, lively atmosphere, and bright yellow ceiling. Not to mention, it has an incredible outdoor patio that can be covered or uncovered. Plants are scattered around and bistro lights hang from above making it an experience you won’t forget. On a nice day, there's nothing better than enjoying sushi on a lovely patio.

Ako Sushi was established in 2010 by Chef Nick Wang who wanted to turn sushi into beautiful edible art. With over 12 years of experience as a sushi chef, Chef Nick and his team bring high-quality ingredients together to create sushi masterpieces. Not only do they offer sushi, but they also offer Japanese classics including teriyaki, udon, and miso soup.

Peruse their sushi menu for a huge selection of incredible meals. We recommend the Marble Trio made with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado, cucumber, and tobiko all wrapped in marble seaweed. Seriously, all the food here looks incredible. If you like posting your food on social media, Ako is a must-try. Even if you don't, we recommend it because the food is amazing and nothing beats their patio.

"Came here on a whim after walking around Williamsburg tonight. We were seated in the garden hidden behind the store! Service was great! Food was also very good and at a pretty decent price. Would definitely come back in the future!" - Yelp Review

5. Silver Rice

A charming sushi bar offering sushi rolls using carefully selected ingredients daily.

575A Flatbush Ave | Brooklyn | silverrice.com

Silver Rice is a little restaurant that’s cute and cozy, the perfect place to stop for lunch or a casual dinner. Their sushi is extremely fresh thanks to the fact that they handpick the finest ingredients every single day. So every roll you get is as fresh and flavorful.

Silver Rice began with two longtime friends, Hideki and Sonny, who are both born in Nagoya, Japan who wanted to share their love of Japanese food culture with New York City. They promised to always provide quality sushi and unique menu items that are grounded in Japanese tradition. Boy, do they deliver!

They have a large varied menu that includes classic rolls, rice cups, chirashi, soups, desserts, and more. Make sure to take a look at the chirashi or rice bowls. These are the larger version of rice cups and feature a mix of sashimi, vegetables, or both. Imagine a deconstructed sushi roll and that’s pretty much what the chirashi is. Silver Rice will quickly become one of your favorite sushi restaurants in Brooklyn!

"I recently tried silver rice and I'd say now it's going to be my go to sushi place!! The prices are amazing and everything tastes fresh. The packaging is adorable and they really care about presentation as well." - Yelp Review


6. U-Gu

An inviting restaurant offering tasty sushi served in a traditional Japanese way.

541-B Myrtle Ave | Brooklyn | U-Gu Facebook

U-Gu has unique industrial-chic surroundings while the atmosphere feels homey. It has open-face bulbs hanging from the ceiling, a brick wall interior, wooden tables and chairs, wooden shelves holding various plants and decorations, and a wall with pictures on it. It's a one-of-a-kind restaurant that will leave an impression.

Established in 2017, locals have enjoyed coming here to get delicious fresh sushi on a regular basis. The service is excellent and the staff is attentive, making sure all your needs are met. They deliver good portions of food for an affordable price. You couldn't ask for better from a sushi place.

They offer a large menu including unique drinks that we highly recommend you try. You can order a fresh fruit tea or a milk tea to start. After that, pursue their various roles and many other options. Your taste buds will be delighted at U-Gu.

"U-gu was simply excellent. First of all, the price is unbeatable. I believe regardless of what you order you will absolutely love their food, I especially liked their Eel with Quail Egg Su. Can't wait to go back to U-gu." - Yelp Review

7. Sushi Yashin

Traditional Japanese sushi and drinks in Brooklyn.

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381 5th Ave | Park Slope | sushiyashinbrooklyn.com 

Sushi Yashin specializes in traditional Japanese food and drinks. Here you will find sushi, Yasai Udon, Chicken Katsu, and more! The beautiful roll pictured is the Giant Scallop with uni and salmon roe. Their presentation is 10/10, but you’ll have to come see how these rolls taste for yourself! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

“Sushi Yashin is a simple, yet tasty sushi spot in the Park Slope area. I believe the Ocean Roll with eel and mango topped with salmon, tuna, avocado, crunch, and spicy mayo was my highlight.” - Yelp Review

8. Oita NYC

Unique sushi and traditional Korean cuisine.

833 Union St | Park Slope | oitanyc.com 

This Brooklyn sushi restaurant focuses on unique rolls and traditional Korean cuisine. Quality is also super important here at Oita NYC. That’s why they use only Tamaki gold rice for its perfect stickiness and ability to hold flavor and firmness, top quality nori for just the right crunch, and Kombu from Korea to cure their salmon for a richer taste and firm texture.

They even serve food on special plates called Geochang Yugi which suppresses and sterilizes harmful germs and contains the essence of health, including warmth and softness as well as freshness of food.

“High quality, comforting Japanese/Korean fusion food. Go-to items on the menu are the karaage, temaki set and yasai udon. I haven't tried their sushi rolls so I can't speak on those but I'm sure they're great based on the temaki.” - Yelp Review

9. Sushi Lin

Unique concept restaurant envisioned by the Chef duo Lins.

335 Flatbush Ave | Prospect Heights | sushilinny.com 

This sushi restaurant is a unique concept restaurant envisioned by the Chef duo Lins. Here, they utilize specialized seafood sourced from Tsukiji Market, Japan, and around the world to create an omakase experience that focuses on freshness, flavor, and texture.

Menu favorites include King Salmon, Red Snapper Yuzu, and Sea Urchin. Come try all of this freshness, flavor, and texture for yourself at Sushi Lin. 

“Such a good experience here! I've never been to an omakase that gave so much chutoro! Most omakase spots give a lot of white fish but this place gave so much tuna which i loveeee!” - Yelp Review

10. Hibino

Japanese restaurant featuring homemade tofu, Japanese tapas, and sushi.

333 Henry St | Cobble Hill | hibino-brooklyn.com 

At this Brooklyn Japanese restaurant, you will find fresh homemade tofu, Kyoto style obanzai (Japanese tapas), and sushi in both the traditional and the new style.

We recommend the Kyoto style obanzai because many of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and are just as delicious as they have always been. Two rolls to try are the Kanpyo Roll with soy-simmered squash strips and the Ume (Plum) Shiso Roll.

“The two sushi rolls I ordered for the Sushi Combo lunch were the Salmon with Avocado and Eel with Avocado and both were absolutely delicious. All of the food I had was amazing. I loved everything about it!” - Yelp Review 

11. Bozu

Japanese tapas bar and the home of sushi bombs. 

296 Grand St | Williamsburg | bozubrooklyn.com 

This Japanese tapas bar is home to the sushi bomb, which is a thick, round piece of sushi similar to a maki roll. Try the Spicy Mc. Bomb with tuna, cucumber, spicy mayo, and kataifi, the Salmon Toro Aburi Bomb with seared salmon belly, scallion, and lemon, or any one of their other sushi bombs. You won’t be disappointed!

“The sushi bombs are absolutely not-to-be-missed, and pretty much everything else we sampled (the mayo shrimp, gyoza, salad) was delectable. The first meal I ever had involving sushi where I didn't leave hungry. Highly recommend.” - Yelp Review 

12. Trad Room

Quality Japanese food and cocktails. 

266 Malcolm X Blvd | Brooklyn | tradroombrooklyn.com

Trad Room is a restaurant and bar that serves quality Japanese food. On the menu you will find a list of coffee, brunch, happy hour, and of course the sushi rolls. The coffee list includes options like americano, macchiato, flat white, and cappuccinos. 

The food menu has several types of sushi rolls. There are tuna rolls, dragon rolls, avocado rolls, and special platters with various rolls. They also offer a great list of cocktails like momiji, Paloma, and espresso martinis. 

“One of my local favorite spots is Trad Room. The decor, service, food and beverage are great. The sushi, spicy, cucumber salad, fried shrimp sandwich, veggie dan dan noodle and the orange wine are some of my favorite things on the menu.”–Yelp Review

13. Geido

A long list of sushi rolls to suit every palate. 

331 Flatbush Ave | Brooklyn | geido.nyc

Geido is a sushi restaurant that sells a large variety of sushi rolls. These rolls include standard ones like tuna, natto, and eel, along with specialty rolls like vampire, rainbow, kani kani, and super dragon. Aside from those options, they also offer great appetizers, salads, and beverages. 

“Great Sushi place with great prices! The restaurant itself is on the smaller side so tables are limited but worth the wait. The service was also fantastic and so friendly. I got the rainbow roll and the fish was so fresh and nice. I'd love to come back here sometime.”–Yelp Review

14. Buntopia

Healthy Japanese fusion cuisine for everyone. 

994 Broadway | Brooklyn | buntopiany.com

Buntopia is a healthy Asian fusion restaurant that serves many great foods. This American-Asian food will not fit any old fashioned conceptions you might have about it. This restaurant serves a wonderful combination of foods from all over the world. Their meals will take you on an exciting food journey. 

You will experience food and drink combinations you could never guess, like smoothie with experimental herb and hearty mixes of Italian and Mexican cuisines. All of these come with a varied offering of sushi. 

“We had the oyster bay bun and the happy bull-da with a seaweed salad- this was the most delicious vegetarian meal for two hungry adults! Considered ordering a third roll out of gluttony. Can't wait to come back to try more of their menu.”–Yelp Review

15. Uotora

A specialized menu that comes with Japanese hospitality. 

1075 Bergen St | Crown Heights | uotorabk.com

Uotora is a Crown Heights restaurant that serves the highest quality fish that comes mainly from Japan. The head chefs have over twenty years of experience and you can certainly tell when you try their dishes. 

This restaurant specializes in omakase, a style of food service where the menu is specially chosen by the chef. They serve different kinds of deluxe sushi rolls alongside soups, salads, and other foods. Visiting this restaurant to experience great food served with Japanese style hospitality is one of the best choices you can make! 

“Super high quality omakase for a small neighborhood joint. If you're in the area and not trying to skimp on very nice sushi, this is definitely the place.”–Yelp Review

16. KaMi

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385 Flatbush Ave | Flatbush | kamiasian.com

KaMi is an Asian restaurant that serves Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food. They serve a very long list of sushi options among everything else on the menu. Their sushi rolls include tuna rolls, yellowtail rolls, shrimp tempura rolls, and spicy scallop among several others. They even offer many vegetable rolls, some of which include sweet potato rolls, cucumber rolls, and spinach rolls. 

“I recently tried Kami as a last minute sushi place and was not disappointed. The fish was fresh and tasty and the price is hard to beat! I ordered takeout once I arrived and realized there was no sit in dining at the moment. Service was friendly and fast though. I'll be back again!”–Yelp Review

So next time you're in the mood for sushi, you now have a handy little list of places to try in Brooklyn. The top sushi places in Brooklyn that we listed in this article are all highly rated, have unique menu items, and provide a great dining experience. What's more, many of them have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Which place would you want to try first? Leave us a comment below.

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