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donna l has a nice list for southern california:  Here are some of my favorite sushi bars close to where I live and close to where I work.
1.  Yoshi Sushi on Mira Mesa Blvd. in San Diego, CA.  Very fresh items, knowledgeable sushi chefs, nice selection, pleasant atmosphere, and reasonable prices, especially their all-you-can-eat sushi lunch for $17.95. And their wait-staff is always very courteous, polite, and usually very prompt at taking orders, refilling drinks, etc.
2.  Misato, just recently renamed Arigato (not quite sure of spelling), on Ynez Road in Temecula, CA.  Atmosphere feels smaller and more cozy than most places, but the food is always excellent, they have many sushi-chef specialties from chefs such as Cyril, and the presentation is always spectacular.  The wait-staff is generally prompt and courteous and the portions of sushi are good-sized for the price, representing a good value and much better than many sushi bars I've visited.   My only complaint about them is that they're not open mid-afternoon and I often like to eat a late lunch or early dinner and they are closed during those hours.
3.  Sushi Camp on Highway-79 South in Temecula, CA.  This is my new favorite place and I eat here weekly!  They are always polite and courteous and the quality of their fish is outstanding!  Their selection is good, even often having Spanish mackerel, and their portions are generous of fish and reasonable on the rice portion (nigiri sushi), unlike some places that load up the rice and skimp on the fish.  The sushi chef (Jackie) has fantastic presentation and plating skills and every dish is as attractive as it is delectable.  This place also has the widest assortment of special rolls I have ever seen and an especially nice touch is that they almost always
provide some small treat, without charge, such as edamame or cucumber salad or ahi tuna.  This is a small restaurant and the atmosphere is rather plain, but the promptness of the staff, the taste of the food, and the value and selection of the items makes it well worth patronizing.
4.  Meiko Sushi on Carroll Canyon Road in San Diego, CA.  It's been a few years since I have been here, but whenever I have gone, they have been very courteous and prompt and the food has been very fresh and good.  Their tuna sashimi is especially good in all respects, price, portion size, freshness, and presentation.
That's all probably more information than you wanted, right?  Oh well.  Just trying to be helpful.  :-)

rickv told us about another hamada in las vegas: Hamada has a place on the Las Vegas strip a few blocks north of the MGM Grand. It is in the Hawaiian food court under the white canvas tent. Nice atmosphere and yummy sushi!

a question from honeycomb1973 led us to yanagi in hi: Do you have a website for the Yanagi Sushi in Kapiolani where I could see picture and menu? Yanagi Sushi, 762 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813 Phone: (808) 597-1525

laurenswearhart gives us a couple of sushibar reviews: I eat almost daily at Ooka Japanese Restaurant in Willow Grove. The food is fabulous, but I recently went to Israel and there is a restaurant called Kyoto in Herzilya, Israel that gives Ooka a real run for their money. Both are fabulous!!!
Ooka Japanese Restaurant, 1109 Easton Rd. Willow Grove, PA 19090. 215.659.7688

a note from knroak: ELYASHIV SUSHI IN TEL AVIV IS A GREAT PLACE.

chris recommends a place in san francisco: You can find Hamano Sushi in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, they have the Best Spider Roll in town! Hamano Sushi, 1332 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114. 415 826-0825.
Hamano Sushi.

owner josh tells us about his place in virginia: Can you please add our restaurant and website to your list in Virginia? Matsu Japanese Restaurant. 5635 Stone Rd - Centreville, VA 20120. 703-266-7040. www.gomatsu.com

viddirect discovered one in north phoenix: Just went to another good one in the greater Phoenix area..... I think technically it might be N. Scottsdale.  It's across from the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in the Desert Ridge Shopping Plaza. The restaurant is called Malee's, and is a combo Thai Bistro/Sushi Bar. Very tasty, very upscale, chic presentation, portions of course Americanized to about twice the size they should be, but other than that, I'd say it was way above average.  Malee's Thai Bistro. Desert Ridge, 21001 N Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050.

a recipe and some sushi suggestions for knoxville from rhiannon: I was able to find a wonderful recipe which contains the 2 ingredients you suggested. Here's that spicy shrimp sauce recipe if you want it, it has 7 ingredients
1 cup Kewpie mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sriracha chili sauce
1 tsp ground hot mustard
1 tbsp bottled horseradish ( bottled in water, vinegar and salt only )
(usually have to get this in a gourmet market)
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 pieces of  fresh garlic ( place in garlic press ) (not the whole garlic clove, unless you REALLY like garlic)
juice from 1/2 of a fresh lime

I can't wait to try this recipe out !!!!!!!!!

Some nice sushi spots in Knoxville, Tennessee:
Miyabi Japanese Steak house. 8207 Kingston Pike. Knoxville, Tennessee.
865-691-3121.
BQ Asian Grill and Bar. 8217 Kingston Pike. Knoxville, Tennessee.
865-691-1144.
Kanpai of Tokyo. 1645-A Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville, Tennessee.
865-693-9205. www.kanpaioftokyo.com

phoenix az sushi from cgvh: Kanpai - Bell Rd. - Phoenix, AZ -- I have been eating sushi for about 35 years and I have found a sushi bar, Kanpai, that is as close to Japanese style and quality as I ever have found in the US. Owned by two Japanese gentlemen who are very gracious with new eaters, serve extremely fresh fish, with varieties that usually are only found in Japan, i.e., chawan mushi, ankimo and at times shio kara. I would recommend Kanpai to anyone, including the most ardent Japanese person.

more az sushi suggestions from cphillips57: AZ Sushi places you can add to your list.
"Monsoon in the Red Rocks". 1350 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336. (928) 203-0012. AWESOME.
"Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar". WHERE: 20715 N. Pima Road (Market Street at DC Ranch), Scottsdale, AZ. WHEN: Dinner, 4 p.m.-1 a.m. daily. PHONE: (480) 538-5161. TRIPLE AWESOME.
There is also "Monsoon on the Rim" -- same owner and located in Flagstaff, AZ.  Have not tried it myself -- but I would be very optimistic!
Also in Mesa, AZ -- "Sushi Kee" 6825 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207. (480) 654-1306. EXCELLENT!

a short note from niesa: yammy...sushi
Yammy Sushi
510-525-9570
195 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530

mr.h has seen a note in the arizona republic: The Valley's fascination with sushi shows no sign of slowing down. The latest place to get your raw fish fix: Stingray Sushi. It's taken over the Old Town Scottsdale spot that housed Mr. C's. Stingray Sushi, 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 941-4460.

babiichelliex has found one for us in vienna, va: Check out Kabuki Teriyaki and Sushi in Vienna, Va. They have absolutely THE BEST mouth watering maki rolls ever. I've gotta give props to the sushi chef at KABUKI. The address is 128 Maple Ave.,West. If you're ever in Vienna, you HAVE to go to this sushi bar. Its to die for.

frenzy has told us about his place in theOC: Hello theSushibar.com, Would you please add our business information to your listing search. Business type: Restaurant/Japanese Restaurant/Seafood Restaurant. Business name:  Frenzy, Sushi Gone Wild. Location:  369 E 17th St #17, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Tel:949 646 1333. Web page: frenzysushi.com. Thank You, Frenzy.

viddirect has a good one in atlanta: Check out MF Sushibar (Magic Fingers) Sushi in Atlanta.. Absolutely awesome.. at 265 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta GA.30308.. Phone: (404)815-8844.. They are amazing, and fresh wasabi is available and may be grated at your table... It's the only place I've seen them do that outside of Asia..!

moondog87 has a favorite in clearwater: The BEST sushi I ever had and haven't found anything better nationwide is at Charlie's " Kai-Ko's " Sushi restaurant in Clearwater, Fla.

sergio has let us know about his place in co: We would like to add a link to our restaurant, East By Southwest in Durango, CO., onto your web site. Check us out at (www.eastbysouthwest.com).

lorin tells us about roys: Our restaurant group is Roy's Restaurants.  The company was founded in 1988 by owner chef Roy Yamaguchi.  We now have 31 restaurants worldwide.  We are a casual fine dining Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine concept.  Of our nineteen restaurants in the US we have incorporated sushi bars as a complement to our existing cuisine in nine of our locations. These locations with sushi are: Newport Beach CA, San Diego CA, Flamingo (Las Vegas) NV, Scottsdale AZ, Desert Ridge AZ, Tampa FL, Plano TX, Woodland Hills CA and Atlanta GA. Link to our website is www.roysrestaurant.com.  Yamaguchi Sushi is unique in that our chefs are not only recruited and trained for their knowledge and talent in traditional sushi, but also our blending of flavors, garnishes, products and cooking techniques not normally used in sushi.  We use only the best products for sashimi, most of it from Japan and nothing frozen.  In addition, our menus can be changed daily at the chefs discretion. Each sushi location has an executive sushi chef and 2-4 assistants.  Mahalo.

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venezuelan sushi from an anonymous visitor: Sushito in Caracas-Venezuela has a website with menu and is not on your list. Their address is http://www.sushito.com

a johannesburg sushi suggestion from ellen: Yo Sushi. Shop 49, Village Walk Shopping Centre. Cnr. Rivonia & Maude Roads.  Sandton  2196  (Johannesburg - SA) Mon - Thurs : 11h00 - 22h00 and Fri & Sat : 11h00 - 23h00. http://eating-out.co.za/member_details.asp?MemberID=1256

staceyli1 likes hoshi in bethpage: Ozumo used to be my favorite place in Bethpage, NY, due to the proximity and kitschy, fun atmosphere. That is, until they updated their menus and started charging more than most Manhattan Sushi restaurants! If you are a local, go to Hoshi instead. The atmosphere may not be as good, but the pieces and rolls are great- and far more worth it. -Stacey

imbricate has been generous and told us about a place in kentucky: While living in Lexington, Kentucky, our favorite place for sushi was Seki Restaurant.  You'll need a reservation to enter, but it is extremely informal, affordable, and good. Seki Restaurant is owned and run by Mr. and Mrs. Seki (I actually don't know their first names), both of whom appear to be in their late 50's-early 60's. They are both really nice people--I recommend trying it if you're ever in Lexington, but definitely call first. We've had sushi at restaurants all over the U.S. Seki is still our favorite! Tonight we are going to try Tokyo Bowl in Clear Lake, Texas. It was highly recommended on your site.

kyoto sushi would like us to know about their restaurant in new york: a sushi restaurant in Queens, New York, USA. Below is our contact info: Kyoto Sushi. Creative Japanese and Thai Cuisine. 153-11 Union Turnpike. Queens, New York 11367 - www.kyotosushinyc.com

j.o. has sent in a note for texas: A little sushi bar has just opened in my part of Dallas, the only one in Carrollton I think. They have five places at the bar and about a half a dozen tables.  The sushi bar is right next to a wing place.  Apparently, they took a space and divided it with a partition and made two places.  It's not as bad as it sounds and you don't really notice that they are selling wings in the next room. Here is their contact info for your directory.  I hope that they stay in business, I'll be going as often as I can. Carrollton Sushi Japanese Restaurant. 2150 N. Josey Ln. #322. Carrollton, TX 75006. (972) 389-1873. Lunch : 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

newsweek, november 8 issue, has some sushibars to checkout with zagat comments: Boston - Oishii 617-277-7888 and 978-440-8300; Even sushi snobs agree that the heaven on rice at this tiny twosome in Chestnut Hill and Sudbury is the best in the state; It's worth the wait to watch the chef create works of art. Chicago - Mirai Sushi 773-862-8500; The fish swim down Division to get to this trendy Japanese with it's adventurous sushi and cool scene; you'll pony up premium prices for the edible art, but you get what you pay for. Los Angeles - Sushi Nozawa 818-508-7017; This now-legendary Studio City Japanese serves succulent sushi and sashimi bursting with the most delicate flavors ever to have emerged from the ocean; even celebs endure perpetual waits. Philadelphia - Morimoto 215-413-9070; Techno -funk interiors draw Philly's who's who for ambrosial omakase from Iron Chef's Masaharu Morimoto; it'll cost you $2 per bite, but after tasting, all agree his cuisine reigns supreme. San Francisco - Sushi Ran 415-332-3620: This Tokyo-class Sausalito stalwart has near-cult status for its artistically presented innovative Cal-Japanese; it scores high on the trend-o-meter with chichi crowds and stellar sake bar.

two for phoenix to report, from wenjenaz: I have 2 new sushi bars in the Phoenix area to report; 1. Sapporo's, North Scottsdale. 480.607.1114
2. Mikado, 3125 S. Alma School Road. Chandler, AZ 85248. 480-726-0255

two sushi suggestions for ca. from wantingu: If you are in San Francisco, you have to go to Mas Sake, (http://www.massake.com/index.html ) on Lombard St. They are the best!! A little hole in the wall with D.J.'s after 8pm! gotta try the sake bombs!! Also if you're in San Diego's North County, check out Sushi On The Rock!

new note for new orleans from jsulsu:  There is a little hole in the wall sushi restaurant in "Fat City", New Orleans, called Kanno. They serve the freshest sushi I have ever had and the sailfish sashimi or sushi is a must. I cannot find sailfish anywhere else I have been to, and it's delicious!  The owner and sushi chef, Hedai aka "Elvis," is very friendly and helpful in decision-making. After all that delicious sushi, be sure to try the little squares of chocolate that Hedai's wife makes for dessert. They literally melt in your mouth and you're never charged for them!

how about sushi in the desert, from dine_tg:  Try Izmi, 505-424-1311 in Santa Fe, NM. Once you go there, you will be amazed how fresh and nice sushi is in the MIDDLE of desert.

a great kuwait listing from rubdub: Hi, Kuwait City, and other towns in Kuwait have the following Sushi places: KEI: One in JW Marriott (tel: +965 245 5550) and One in Marina Mall (tel +965 224 4630) - Both old Kuwait faithfuls. EDO: A white Villa among many apartment high rises. Maybe the best Sushi (OCT 2004) (tel +965 265 9590). MAKI: Was Kuwaiti youth favorite hangout. Middle East twist to the Maki Roll. try the J. Lo Sashimi (tel +965 573 3561). WASABI: Japanese place in the City's Churches district (tel +965 247 5666). SAKURA: At the Crowne Plaza Hotel and at Laila Gallery. KEI TEN: Conveyor Belt Sushi at Fanar Mall.

mrhamachi and ab searched and searched for r23: Quite nice, R23 in Los Angeles, 923 E. 2nd St., Suite 109, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Tel: 213-687-7178. Yummy! On 2nd between Santa Fe St. and Garey St.

ksarames has a recommendation for ca: Omino Sushi is also quite good.  They are located at 20959 Devonshire, Chatsworth, California.  Their phone number is (818) 709-8822. Chatsworth is a suburb of Los Angeles.  Also, I love R 23 in Los Angeles.  I've been there several times.

a note from wales about conveyor-belt sushi: Richard comments: Hi there, could you add our sushi restaurant to your listings. Its the first conveyor-belt sushi restaurant in Wales. www.zushi-uk.com ZUSHI -The Aspect, 140 Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2GP. Tel 02920 669911

Zushi - Zushi

at2347 has sent in a note: Sushi Bar to add to your list. Shiso Sushi Bar & Lounge. 2634 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612. Ph: 813.514.4100. Fax: 813.514.4200

hf_1975 has helped with a sushibar in wy: I just want to introduce this sushi bar. Sato's Sushi & Tempura: 265 W Broadway. Jackson, WY 83014. I couldn't find any sushi bar in WY in this site. The manager is really easygoing..

mary a in ma says: When in Boston check out Fu-Ga-Kyu, 1280 Beacon St., Brookline MA 02446. They have a huge selection and a great menu. They have everything!

a nice houston note from nc: Tenshi Sushi & Japanese Noodle 10511 Jones Road # G,. Houston, Texas 77065. 281-894-9939. This is my favorite place to go for great sushi anytime of the day. They give off a homey feel that compels me to frequent, and the service is great not to mention that their fish is always fresh. I've been enjoying Japanese food for most of my life and if I choose not to cook this is where I always end up. Nothing compares to it!

a detailed review from funboy10120: When in Chicago, please visit Matsuya on Clark St., 3500 Block North (Just south of Wrigley Field) On the east side of the street. Great sushi and sashimi... Try the gomae (Spinach Salad) The best I've ever had! The gyoza (Japanese dumpling) is a total pork treat! The dipping sauce is the best! If you are a fan of pot-stickers, you will love these! The miso soup is to die for, but be careful with the lid on the bowl, if it's steamy it can vacuum seal and end up on your lap and/or shirt... I know, I wore it one evening! The tempura is quite good, but stay away from the chicken and beef teriyaki... fatty and not the best cuts.. The tomato and radish sprout garnish do absolutely nothing for the presentation either! The green tea ice cream is better than most, and don't miss out on the plum wine.. Sweet, in fact very sweet! Delicious and reminiscent of Yom Kippur. Relaxed environment, great, yet unobtrusive service, friendly sushi chefs and a great mix of clientele from straight to gay to generic and eccentric..A great place to people watch! Enjoy the city feel at a reasonable prices! Average extravagant meal for two..$100.00 or less. Branch out, take your kids!

a nice report from lmlapsansky55: I would appreciate the opportunity to report on G-In in Tinley Park Illinois, in the Mall at Harlem Avenue and 183th Street. The preparation and presentation are excellent. The list of Specials really are. The variety of products available for Sushi range from Uni to Ebi. The Special Rolls such as the Spice Hand Roll are a flavorful delight that is made with excellent ingredients. The posted specials are a really great way to start any meal. The Pot Stickers are the best I have had the pleasure to enjoy. The lunch and dinner menu will satisfy any appetite (my favorite is the sake don). Mike and Cindy, the owners and their associates do an excellent job with the preparation and presentation of all their edible art. Their carry out service is great for take home meals.

adeste74 has given us some choices for fl.: My husband and I frequent Sam oh Jung (Sami's) in Bradenton, FL, but also enjoy going to Kioshi's in Sarasota, Ocean Star on Anna Maria Island, and Taste of Tokyo in Bradenton. I would love to see more listings for the Bradenton, Sarasota area.

delliott05 has a tip for us in mo: We have been going to a new sushi bar that does not appear on your list. It is Yoshi's, located 1637 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield MO 63017 phone 636-536-7778.

a sushibar in wa gives us their info: Please add us to your listing! Tokyo House Restaurant and Sushi Bar. 3323 169th Pl. NE Suite G. Arlington, WA 98223 (360)658-0228 
Tokyo House Restaurant and Sushi Bar. 500 SE Everett Mall Way B-100. Everett, WA 98208. We've been serving the greater Seattle area for over 6 years.

a new note from newnolagrl in la: Sapporo, a Japanese Restaurant on West Esplanade Ave. in Metairie, La.

a note from wakako214 in al: I found a good sushi bar in Birmingham AL, named Kimono. Fresh sushi with good martinis. www.thekimono.com

a recommendation for austin from mcap: I would like to submit a Sushi bar for inclusion on your web site: Uchi 801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX  78703. 512-916-4808. http://www.uchiaustin.com

anonymous note from texas:  Mikado in Austin, TX: I found that it is awesome!

heard about a new one on access hollywood: Julian Lennon has opened Blowfish, Sushi to Die For in Hollywood, CA. Looks like there's one in San Francisco and San Jose.

az sushi recommendations from gang_lu2: Metro Phoenix, AZ. Forget Ichiban or Ra. The closest I've had to real Japanese Sushi is Sushi Ko at 9301 E. Shea Blvd. SCOTTSDALE,  AZ. This is where my Japanese friends took me when I was trying to find good Sushi in AZ. Another great place that has good sushi and great Teppanyaki is Kyoto (not a Kyoto Bowl) 7170 E. Stetson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ.

mrshigeki has found a ginger in fl: GINGER Sushi and Tapas at 2262 First St. Fort Myers, FL has just opened. This is the greatest restaurant in town. Check it out.

sushi2go wanted to let us know about their business: Please list us on your site. Rainbow Sushi. 18076 Mateny Road. Germantown, MD 20874. 301528-0021. www.RainbowSushi.com

kimbercdp likes a place in detroit: Tried the sushi at Fishbones in Detroit, MI. Very good and fresh. A little on the pricey side though. For an order of a roll and two pieces of sushi, expect to pay around $20.

pbaker9961 has a recipe: Spicy Tabasco Sushi:  Tabasco Sauce - Chipolte (squirt on rice after it is put on the seaweed) salmon, cucumber, carrot, jalapeno, and lots of avocado, then top it with a thin line of mayo.  Packs a pleasant punch, but not so much to make it painful.  Thanks!

karenflam has a fantastic nyc tip: Fukumatsu 212 on East 52nd Street in NYC is great (used to be called Yamaguchi 212 - same address). Good home-made tamago, fresh yellowtail and toro (chu-toro, really).  They also make an "Alex" roll with spicy tuna and avocado inside, 2 kinds of eggs (tobiko and masago) on top and cruchy tempura flakes. YUM! Good Udon and salads, too. Kan Pai!

benfunke ordered some stickers and has a sushi suggestion: That would be awesome if you could send me some stickers. In Aptos, CA, my favorite sushibar is Takara. Thanks.

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munsok in st louis has a double tip: There is one of the best sushi restaurants in St. Louis. It is hip and cool, with the best sushi chef in town. It is called The Drunken Fish. The Drunken Fish in Central West End in St. Louis is now open.  They also have a location in Westport Plaza in St. Louis. The best sushi ever! www.drunken-fish.com

some knives information from chef brent: I have been using www.japanese-knife.com for awhile. Seems like there are a lot of great knives and tools on www.fine-tools.com. They have a Japanese knifesmith working for them making some different stuff. A lot of really small blades though, nothing I'd recall a chef using in a restaurant. They had some great kiridashi and some saws for doing bamboo work and the like. Korin Trading and their knife site has been my favorite and they've been a great help to me here in a lot of ways, so they get big recommendations from me.

cmrphebee in mi has let us know: Two of my favorite sushi places near me: Noble Fish in Clawson, MI. Excellent and very reasonable!!! AND, Sushi Cafe, Briorwood Mall in Ann Arbor, MI. VERY friendly, excellent and fresh sushi!! You'll always get service with a smile!!

dutchomatic has a nice comment: Great information! I was brought to your site while looking for honyaki bocho. I have an account with a great knife supplier but am always on the lookout for other sources. I have been the sushi chef at Plan B in Fort Smith, Arkansas for about 9 months.

manuka has a special favorite in orlando: There is a sushi buffet at The Point in Orlando, Florida called Origami. The Origami Restaurant just opened up in February 2004 and they have awesome fresh sushi!. Their website is www.OrigamiOrlando.com

emayster has a question: What happened to Genroku - it used to be one of the best Sushi restaurants; did they move? Genroku was in Denver and closed sometime at the end of 2003. --- Our second favorite is ' Nepon Domo ' - it's cool :-)

janisbird sent in a short note: Sushihouse in Encinitas, CA. It rocks. Sit w/ Sam at the bar.

ultramankotaro gives a thumbs up: Mikuni Restaurant in Sacramento, CA. was so good! They serve around 750,000 people a year and their 4th restaurant is coming next year. If you are in Sacramento you have to experience Mikuni....

jesskab123 tells about sushi in theOC: I have two all time faves for sushi!! In Old Towne Fullerton there is CHOMP! 181 E. Commonwealth Ave. (Just east of Harbor Blvd.) Fullerton, CA. It is amazing sushi and okay prices. And ask for Lisa!! But when I'm feeling cheap, which is a whole lot, I absolutely love Kabuki in Costa Mesa! They have half price sushi ALL the time! It's so cheap and so good!

memarie has a few to add to our list: My absolute favorite place in Oceanside Ca. is Kaisen Sushi and Hawaiian Style Grill located at 1906 Oceanside Blvd. 760-757-1484. They have the best Aloha spirit, their sushi is fresh, and the atmosphere is tops. IT IS THE BEST IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY! There is another quick little spot where my fav is the "Oceanside roll" - "GOGO JAPAN" 4121 Oceanside Blvd. 760 630-1288.

rap787s updates us on a few in st. louis: There are a couple more great places in the St. Louis area... Sansui is also in Kirkwood, at 9983 Manchester Rd. 314-966-7786 and Sekisui on 3024 S. Grand, 314-772-0002. These two places were listed as some of the best in the St. Louis area by St. Louis Magazine.

sushiArt japanese cuisine wants us to visit: SUSHIart Japanese Cuisine. 2025 State St. Schenectady, NY 12304. Tel 518 388 8600. Fax 518 388 9149. Business Hours: Tues-Thurs:12-2:30p, 5pm-10pm. Fri:12-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm. Sat: 5pm-10:30pm. Sun: 5pm-9pm. We have sushibar & smokeless yakiniku tables.

updates for long beach ca from sumosushi: Regarding "The Simmering Pot" in Long Beach, California, they are LONG gone. Too bad too, good place. And you're missing the new star in town: Koyo Restaurant in Signal Hill - 90755 zip code. Website koyosushi.com.

ggjbyrnes has a tip for mi: www.monjinlau.com. Mon Jin Lau in Troy, MI. A good crowd any day of the week - call ahead Fri. / Sat, or order online and pick up. Some of the best sushi in the area. 1515 E. Maple, Troy, MI 48084. 248-689-2332.

greg found this one in san francisco: Friendly and good, but bring only two friends ... Three seats at the sushibar and 3 tables for dining at Akiko's Sushi Bar.. 542 A Mason St., San Francisco, Ca. 94102. 415-989-8218.

viddirect has been to one of our favorites!: Was in New Orleans last week..... dined at Rock 'n Sake, about one block south of the Convention Center. I'll bet you know it.

surftheuniverse1 gives a thumbs up: Hi, I would like to add Miki Japanese Seafood Restaurant to your list of Best Sushi. They are located on 106 S. First Street in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan (734)665-8226. I believe they have the best sushi, hands down. They have 5 pro sushi chefs on staff. They are always friendly and they make the absolute best sushi in the world. This restaurant has been voted best place for sushi in local reviews. They also have very good shrimp and veg tempura, lobster tempura, and absolutely the best prices on lunch specials. Their Miki lunch boat special starts at $7.50, and it's a steal! It comes with shrimp and veg tempura, chicken teriyaki, 3 pieces of California Roll and choice of soup and salad. There is also a pick two entree lunch special at $8.50. This place is a must try, it's heaven on earth.

ric disagrees and is still looking for a good one: Samurai Blue - Rated 9.7 by www.city search.com as one of the best sushi bars in Tampa.
Atmosphere: 10
If indeed you are looking to see and be seen by the upper-class yuppie scene. I sat next to some guys with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The decor was unbelievable... not unlike the east-end of Dallas; a bunch of warehouses turned into a nightspot.
Service: 7
The people behind the sushi bar were American college students looking to impress the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sushi quality: 7.5
The mackerel was dry... and they imposed their 'flair' on most side items, that did not allow me to 'season for my own taste'. I won't go back... Still looking in Tampa.

rendas enjoys this one: Mikado Sushi Buffet is a fairly new restaurant in Lisle, IL (Chicago Suburb). Excellent fresh fish - the chefs only put out a few pieces of each kind at a time, and continually make more fresh sushi. Great prices, good hot buffet too! Senior discount price is available. It's a regular stop for me whenever I'm in the area!

a favorite from richolland: I travel all the major US cities on a monthly basis for work. My wife and I usually have sushi once each week at home, and I usually have sushi at least once a week on the road. I mention all this simply as a means of conveying... I've been to a lot of Sushi Bars across the US. Over the years of traveling to NYC, I've found the best bar to probably be "EAST" in Fort Lee, NJ. But by far the very best in consistent quality and service is a bar called Kinyobee, in Duluth, GA. (an eastern suburb of Atlanta). My wife and I have been regulars at Kinyobee for 5 years now and am amazed that I did not find it listed on your site. Anyway.. their info is: Kinyobee Japanese Restaurant. 1455 Pleasant Hill Road. Duluth, GA 30044. 770-931-8648

a short note from caseym24: Check out a new sushi bar in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Mr. Sushi has very fresh and tasty sushi, excellent teriyaki, and the most friendly service in town. Check it out.

chris found this one by accident: Sushi Basho: 303-782-4888, 2188 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222. I went to Sushi Basho for the first time today. It turns out the old Japanese restaurant at their same location has shut down, and Sushi Basho opened up there only a few months ago. Wow! I was more than blown away. Incredibly friendly service. I just ordered a simple bowl of chicken soba, and an order of tuna sashimi, and the presentation blew me away, not to mention the taste. Some background here: I grew up in Hawaii. I love sushi, I have eaten sushi at more than 7 places here during my short time in Colorado. I have never been to a place like this in Hawaii, California, or Colorado.... Ever. I have been to several sushi places where the fish is horrid, and tough. I have been to places here in Colorado, like Samurai's, and Japango. While both are good, presentation leaves much to be desired. At one of those places, I have had sushi dumped on a plate in front of me, a roll only partially cut, with some of the fish not even on the sushi itself, (Fallen off). I can't make an apples-apples comparison of Sushi Basho's sushi yet, but I plan on going back on friday for sushi. Taste is important, but sushi is also presentation, something I haven't ever seen on this level, especially from such an inexpensive sushi restaurant. This place is new, and they weren't very busy today, Saturday, So get in there now!

a reminder note from sushilandusa: There is a chain of Sushi Land restaurants in Washington and Oregon.

LMLAPSANSKY55 gave us a nice tip: I would appreciate the opportunity to report on Ichiro in Orland Park, Illinois, in the Mall at 96th Avenue and 159th Street. The preparation and presentation are excellent. The list of Specials really are, and the portions are really great. The variety of products available for Sushi range from Tamago to Ebi. The Special Rolls such as Ichiro-Lagrange, White Tiger, and Red Dragon are a flavorful delight that are made with excellent ingredients and tastefully presented. The lunch and dinner menu will satisfy any appetite. Min the owner of Ichiro's and his associates do an excellent job with the preparation and presentation of all their edible art.

sushi alert in tacoma from sackinger: There is also an "I Love Bento" in Tacoma, WA at: 1620 S MILDRED ST, TACOMA, WA 98465 phone: (253) 460-0675.

becky's new place is added to our listing for pa: We are a new Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi bar and I would like to be included in your listing. Check us out at www.eatatnakama.com.

ltshep has some great sushi suggestions: Fujiama's of Prescott, Arizona is amazing as is Sakura's of Flagstaff, Arizona. The state is close enough to get some very fresh seafood and the sushi chefs at both restaurants are very friendly and extremely helpful in finding new dishes to try. Go for the eel at both places and I am sure you'll be pleased.
Phoenix, Arizona has a great sushi bar called "Ra" Not sure how the spelling is but this place has a wonderful atmosphere with a very up-class style. The chefs are very careful in their preparations and are very masterful at the show they give in preparations. Price is a little high for AZ in general but still one of the best Arizona has to offer.
Albuquerque, NM also has a great place in Alameda. Its across from the Hooters near a Ci-Cis Pizza place and a TCBY place. This restaurant has very nice booths and great service for a nice dinner or lunch.
Thanks and I hope you like the Southwest style of sushi.

a sushi note in arkansas from noraali: Just wanted to let you know that there's one more restaurant in Springdale, Arkansas. Below is their address: Tokyo Sushi and Grill. 1210 West Sunset Ave. Springdale, AR 72764. Great sushi with a great price!!!

nittanylion has told us about a place in canada: Matsuya in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...a small place expertly family run with fresh portions twice the size of those in LA and at half the price of anyone else. Four hungry adults can stuff themselves including full bottles of Sake for less than 100 bucks...been to lots of Sushi places...this one is unbeatable.

bekardatzke has an omaha tip: HIRO Sushi in Omaha has the best grill and seafood in town and the sushi chef, CHU is the best!!! cheap drinks

bessie_n agrees: I'd like to second the recommendation for "Sushi USA" in Penasquitos, in San Diego CA. I hadn't eaten at Meiki (her old restaurant) in years, but the owner recognized me! The owner's daughter also practices TaeKwonDo right in the restaurant (she's about 7, and some kind of junior black belt champ!) The sushi kicks butt, and they even have a drive through window for to-go orders.

jennyandyo likes this one in santa rosa ca: An important one to add: Cafe Japan in Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma County). Organic, local ingredients, reasonable prices. The best Japanese food I've ever tasted! 98 OLD COURTHOUSE SQ.

tomsailors is in omaha with a tip: Here in Omaha, there is a nice Japanese restaurant, Sushi Ichiban, with a great website. www.sushiomaha.com.

marianned has some nice ones in oc california: I have four places I love. For a small restaurant atmosphere, Niko Niko on Harbor Blvd in Costa Mesa. Good food, reasonable price, lots of it. Three of my favorite sit-down restaurants: #1 Matsu in Huntington Beach, CA. All I can say is YUM. And to top it all off, Matsu has the best servers I have ever encountered. Everything I've had at Matsu is divine! #2 Tommy's Sushi, Tustin, CA great place for a little quiet and a lot of funny guys behind the sushi bar. Can be a little slow on the service. #3 Ichiban, Brea, CA (my husband's favorite too) great food, great prices and great service.

patj found a fine one: You might consider adding: San Ba Ci Suchi. 4210 Rocklin Road. Rocklin, CA 95677. 916.632.1276. I have been writing a consummate encyclopedia to sushi for six years, and this is one of the finest sushi bars I have ever eaten at!!!

a special note from lytlelb: Another sushi bar for your list. Sa Sushi TV Bar - 848 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234. Phone: (480) 892-1514.

jroberts enjoys a nice place in columbia: Just wanted to let you know of a great little place in Columbia, Missouri. "Sake" located on 10th St. Nice atmosphere, EXCELLENT sushi!

lauralyw has some good news: An update on Choe, he's in El Paso, but may be headed back this way. Yayy! The Wasabi Grill in McKinney, TX is pretty good, but a little pricey. We just went to Sherman, TX, Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi, the food was great and the prices weren't bad, but they really need another chef to help out the one there and a few more waitresses. So if you go plan on a wait, or try to hit it at a time when it will be less busy. Also, in Santa FE, NM, there is Izmi's. It's hard to find, but the food is better than excellent.

terry likes this one: Amarillo, Texas has a great sushi bar in the Kabuki Restaurant. Whenever I travel there, I make it a point to go. The owner is from Tokyo and has a perfect restaurant.

joocy added a fine place: Hello! I was looking through your massive list of Japanese eateries and I noticed there's a Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar not on your list. SUSHI DAKE. 1722 W. Verdugo Ave. Burbank, CA 91506.(818) 558-7443. Have a nice day!

bbunting22 noticed a sushi review for the twincities: I found this review of a relatively new sushi restaurant in Minneapolis:
http://www.twinix.com/lunch/sushi_tango.htm

kasefase has an hb tip: I have only been eating sushi for the past year now, but I found the best place ever last weekend. It is called MATSU. They have teppan yaki, a dining room, a cocktail lounge, as well as a sushi bar. Their sushi is, by far, the best I have ever had and the most reasonable. My favorite sushi is albacore. Their Crunchy Rolls (tempura and crab meat) were outstanding. The bargain on the menu is the sushi dinner, which comes with miso soup, cucumber salad, 10 pcs. of sushi and 7 pcs. of california roll or spicy tuna roll. What a deal! Their mixed drinks are delicious. I recommend the Pink Chi-Chi, rum and coconut milk and something pink. Absolutely outstanding!! I will definitely be going back very soon. MATSU is located at 18035 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Phn: (714) 848-4404.

strawhat25 has an indiana tip: I'm from Lafayette, Indiana and everybody knows that there just isn't much here for Japanese restaurants unless we go north to Chicago. HOWEVER, in West Lafayette there is a place called Nakama that is outstanding!! The chef, Asai-san, who has made sushi from Japan to California to here, is a sushi master!! The best part is, THEY DELIVER right to your door!! They have the best sushi and they deliver, you can't beat that.

another vote for suehiro from elisage: In comment to Suehiro in Ft. Collins, CO. I have been there. The sushi was good and so was the seared Ahi, but the Udon... don't go there. It tasted like grilled chicken and vegetable soup. I was very surprised and happy to find sushi there. Colorado has come a long way in the last 10 years with Asian food.

a recommendation sent anonymously: THERE IS A NEW SUSHI BAR IN FLAGSTAFF, AZ. HIRO'S (NEW LISTING) ON THE WEST SIDE OF TOWN ACROSS FROM SAFEWAY PLAZA RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO GREENBACKS ($1 STORE). ANOTHER NEW ONE DOWNTOWN AND ONE AT THE RADISSON ON W. RT 66.

uinnringo had an enjoyable evening: This past week I had an opportunity to dine in Omaha, NE newest Sushi Bar, Hiro! Amazing sushi, sashimi, and entrees. Design elements on the inside developed by an up and coming architect from Japan. Beautiful setting, fantastic bar selection, and amenities including private rooms and internet hookup. Staff is amazing! I can't say enough about HIRO! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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