There is something about having a platter of sushi, especially with friends just to remind yourself of the small luxuries in life.
Sushi lovers know that when sushi craving hits, they want it to be satisfied right away. Some are traditionalists who scoff at anything that has the word “roll” in it, while others love it when sushi experts get creative with their fish. And the Bronx has a respectable mix of neighborhood sushi spots, affordable roll stops, and upscale, special-occasion spots offering omakase menus.
So, whether you’re a sushi fanatic or just a fan of plan old-school California rolls, here are the top sushi spots you should try in the Bronx.
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3532 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463 aoyusushi.com
Simple, modern Japanese spot with a sushi bar and an extensive menu of hot entrees!
Aoyu Sushi is a romantic upscale spot located along Johnson Avenue. They serve a wide array of authentic Japanese food including Tuna Sushi, Gyoza, Angel Roll, Pork Ramen, California Roll, and more.
From the Sushi bar, you can order favorites such as sashimi, chirashi, or a combination of both sushi and sashimi. They also serve delicious handrolls that you can enjoy with a soup or salad. The American dream special roll has shrimp tempura, avocado, and spicy tuna on the inside with soybean paper wrappings and served with spicy mayo and eel sauce.
If none of the specialty rolls excite you, they have classic rolls, sashimi, and nigiri on the menu. You can also order either a hot or cold appetizer, a dessert, and one of their savory sides to enjoy along with your sushi.
1610 Crosby Ave, Bronx, NY 10461 sushiqonline.com
Have an elegant evening out and enjoy an extensive sushi menu at this upscale restaurant!
For unique takes on sushi, why not try Sushi Q this time around? Here, you will find plenty of options on the menu including popular items such as spicy tuna roll, three roll special, shrimp tempura roll, California roll, Miso soup, and Anthony's Collision roll made of a spicy crab, crunch, and avocado roll topped with crab and special sauce.
You can also try the sushi and sashimi combo as well as the two-roll special from the sushi bar. Throw in a soup or salad and you have a great meal to take you through the rest of the day. We cannot forget the specialty rolls served here with plenty of other options such as nigiri, katsu, teriyaki, tempura, appetizers from the kitchen, and soft drinks.
Finally, their side orders and desserts are out of this world so make sure you treat yourself to an eel sauce, ginger dressing, and tempura ice cream.
815 Hutchinson River Expy, Bronx, NY 10465 sarkujapan.com
Popular chain serving made-to-order teppanyaki-style dishes cooked on sizzling grills including innovative sushi!
If you’re into some Japanese sushi and other popular and delectable cuisines, you should try the Sarku Japan sushi spot. This vibrant restaurant serves creative sushi rolls with delicious flavors that are sure to keep diners coming back for more.
Curious to find out what else is the menu? Well, they are plenty indeed. Go ahead and order their sushi combos including salmon and maki, vegetarian zen, and a combination of sushi, sashimi, and roll that comes with salmon, tuna, snapper, shrimp, and California roll. Sushi rolls are also available and you might want to try the California roll with crab meat, cucumber, and avocado wrappings.
If you’re not in the mood for the specialty rolls, go ahead and order the teriyaki combos especially chick or beef teriyaki served with the famous signature teriyaki sauce made in-house.
Make sure you order a side to enjoy along with your sushi.
129 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454 ceetay.com
Homey eatery with faded newspapers on the walls serving creative sushi and other Japanese cuisines!
I know what you’re thinking. How did a place adorn with faded newspapers on its wall make it to this sushi list? Well, it’s because this Asian fusion restaurant in the Mott Haven neighborhood offers the best sushi in town. You can order yours directly from the sushi chef, watch as your meal is prepared in the open kitchen, and even chit-chat with the owner and staff, which is a pretty cool experience.
The most popular dishes here include the Kawasaki roll that is made of oven-baked crab with crunchy tempura flakes and avocado toppings and the tuna bruschetta made of spicy tuna and guacamole on a crispy rice cracker.
For lunch, you can choose a starter and sushi rolls or jump right ahead to the main course. Pick a starter like miso soup, corn soup, or vegetable spring rolls, then order something heavy for the main course like fried rice, Ceetay chicken or tofu, and include either a California, Spicy Tuna or Mixed Japanese pickle roll for a satisfying lunch or dinner treat.
Don’t forget to add a side and dessert to complete your meal in style.
3505 Johnson Ave, Bronx, NY 10463 palaceofjapan.com
A hidden gem to relax while you enjoy quality sushi rolls!
With a lovely interior décor and outdoor dining, the Palace of Japan is an ideal sushi spot for a casual date where the main focus is on their magic rolls.
Go ahead and try the Chef’s specialty rolls such as spicy tuna roll, California roll, or the I Love Lucy Roll made of spicy tuna, avocado, and masago. There are also delicious sushi dishes such as sushi and sashimi combo, spicy roll combo, palace roll platter, and the hand roll combo that contains 5 rolls – salmon avocado, tuna avocado, eel cucumber, yellowtail, and California roll.
Apart from specialty rolls, Palace of Japan also offers other options including delicious appetizers, seafood dishes, soups, salads, and desserts if you’re not in the mood for sushi.
To spice up your date night, we recommend getting one of their signature cocktails to keep you refreshed and maintain a cool vibe.
200 E 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451 hibachigrillbronx.com
Casual bistro with a wide range of Chinese dishes, hibachi fare, sushi, and desserts!
The right flavors, the right vibes, the right environment, everything is awesome at Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet. With over 250 different items on the bar, this restaurant is a local favorite with all sushi flavors you know. They have a Hibachi section in which you can pick and choose your favorite items and they cook it on the Hibachi for no additional cost.
On the menu, you will find a wide selection of sushi and delicious items such as Salmon fish, ribeye steak, black pepper shrimp, General’s chicken, crabmeat, and cheese. They also have a lunch and dinner buffet throughout the week, so you can come in with your family or friends and enjoy what is available on the menu that day.
They also serve other specialties such as chicken teriyaki and some delicious tempura. Consider trying out their salads, fruits, and desserts too. They are life-changing!
591 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464 seashorerestaurant.com
City Island classic that serves sushi, seafood options, and other favorites in a lively setting!
Of course there are a lot of spots with a big menu, but it’s nothing compared to what you find at Sea Shore restaurant. And you already know what they specialize in – great sushi of course. The world-class staff here will ensure you are treated to fresh seafood specialties, sushi bar options, tropical frozen drinks, and exceptional wines in an elegantly appointed interior.
Sea Shore restaurant is the ideal waterfront location for intimate dining and special occasion you may have. Come here and enjoy the chef’s specials including fried calamari, tender fried sea scallops, and selected friend jumbo shrimp – a city Island favorite for the longest time now. You can also order the traditional new England split open lobster roll served with French fries, coleslaw, or potato chips and pickle.
Their complimentary baked bread, fresh cornbread, and marinated mushrooms are also great options to enjoy before you order the main course. All their entrees are accompanied by a choice of the House salad that contains baby shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, mandarin oranges, and croutons. Don’t forget to add a side dish to accompany your main dish.
A day out or a date night is about many things, but if you’re a sushi lover, you want only the best experience. The Bronx has plenty of spots that are unique, offer delicious food which is absolutely worth trying. So, which restaurant is your favorite go-to spot for the best sushi in town? Let us know in the comments!