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The Best Sushi Restaurants in Sarasota

When you’re on vacation, one of the best things to do to make your trip truly unique is by trying some of the best local cuisine. Luckily, there are plenty of local Sarasota restaurants for you to explore! No matter what kind of cuisine you’re in the mood for, you can find it near our Sarasota vacation rentals.

While you’re in town, you should definitely set aside one night to try some of the area’s best sushi! Here are a few of the top options when it comes to Sarasota sushi restaurants. 

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Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill

Located right in the heart of the downtown area, Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill offers a refreshing new take on classic Asian favorites. Their wide range of fresh sushi options are always prepared right before your eyes, so you know you’re getting the highest quality food available. Popular sushi options include the Dragon Roll, TNT Roll, Snow Mountain Roll, Crazy Shrimp Roll, and more. If you’re watching your carbs, they offer several selections of sushi made without rice. Additionally, you can choose from an extensive menu of entrees and hibachi options.

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill is located at 100 Central Avenue #1022. They are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and dinner on Sunday. They do take a break between services from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Yume Sushi

Yume Sushi has previously been voted the Best Local Sushi in the Herald Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards, so you know you’re in for a treat when you come here! The sushi menu offers a little bit of everything, from the classic and traditional to the unique and exciting. Popular options include the Best Friend Roll, the Godzilla Roll, the Kentucky Roll, and the Sarasota Fireman Roll (this one’s hot!). If you’re new to the world of sushi, they even offer a convenient guide to let you know what you’re in for.

Yume Sushi is located at 1532 Main Street. They are open 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as 5 p.m. to close daily. 

Bushido Sushi

Google’s top-rated Japanese cuisine establishment in Sarasota for 2021, Bushido Sushi is nothing less than a Sarasota staple. This restaurant offers an elevated yet casual experience where you can enjoy a family dinner or a romantic evening out. When it comes to sushi, you can enjoy a la carte options featuring mouthwatering seafood like shrimp, smoked salmon, octopus, eel, yellowtail, and more. They also have sushi entrees such as the tricolor sushi or sashimi, the Bushido Poke Bowl, and the sushi and sashimi combination. If you’re dining with a group, consider splitting a larger option like the Royal Cruise! 

Bushido Sushi is located at 3688 Webber Street. They are open Monday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Utamaro Sushi Bar

Offering both traditional Japanese cuisine and fascinating fusion options, Utamaro Sushi Bar is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Chef Brian has been a sushi chef for more than 15 years now and is passionate about providing new options for guests all the time. Lately, some of the community’s favorite sushi selections include the Emperor Roll, Geisha Roll, Lion Fish Roll, Mango Tango, and the Volcano Roll. They also have several vegetarian options to suit any guest! Of course, you can also get a traditional entrée or a sushi combination for even more to enjoy.

Utamaro Sushi Bar is located at 1900 Main Street #107. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a break between services from 2 to 5 p.m.

Wild Ginger Sushi & Asian Cuisine

Whether you want to eat in or order your sushi online and take it back to your Sarasota rentals, Wild Ginger Sushi & Asian Cuisine lets you do both! This eatery is conveniently located on Main Street and is the perfect place to stop in for a quick bite to eat after some local shopping or exploring. Their sushi options offer all kinds of delicious selections, such as the Temptation Roll, Passion Roll, Gorgeous Roll, or a Sushi or Sashimi Platter for Two. Want to mix and match? They’ve got nearly two dozen selections that you can get a la carte with two pieces each! 

Wild Ginger Sushi & Asian Cuisine is located at 1537 Main Street. They are open from approximately 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Siam Gulf Sarasota

This unique restaurant not only offers delicious Japanese cuisine but also pushes the boundaries by offering incredible Thai food as well! Watch your food being prepared right before your eyes for a truly unforgettable experience. We know it’s sushi you’re interested in, and they’ve got plenty of it. In addition to their huge selection of traditional rolls, this restaurant also offers specialty rolls such as the White Dragon Roll, the Bangkok Roll, the Phuket Roll, and more. With so many incredible options to choose from, your only problem is going to be narrowing it down! 

Siam Gulf Sarasota is located at 1100 N. Tuttle Avenue. They are open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are also open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 

Kam’s Bubble Tea & Sushi

Want to enjoy a bit more than just sushi in Sarasota? Head over to Kam’s Bubble Tea & Sushi! Of course, you’ll find incredible sushi options that are handmade daily using only the freshest ingredients. Some popular selections include the Masago Shrimp Tempura Roll, Pacific Roll, the Honeymoon Roll, the Oceanic Roll, and the Sea Sushi Roll. But to go along with your sushi, you can get delicious bubble tea, too! They even offer fresh fruit smoothies that are great for cooling off on a hot afternoon. Best of all, the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming to all who enter. 

Kam’s Bubble Tea & Sushi is located at 1813 Fruitville Road. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

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Spice Station

Last but certainly not least on our list of the best sushi in Sarasota is Spice Station, offering an upscale atmosphere and some truly mouthwatering cuisine on every page of the menu. When it comes to sushi, enjoy unique selections like the Hot Bagel Roll, the Caterpillar Roll, the Beauty and the Beast Roll, and the Maryland Roll. Bringing a vegetarian along with you for dinner? There are tons of vegetarian entrée options on the menu as well! And, contrary to what the name of the restaurant might lead you to believe, not everything is super spicy. You can get your spice if you want it, but there are plenty of mild options as well.

Spice Station is located at 1438 Boulevard of the Arts. They are open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are also open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

These delicious sushi spots are a perfect bite to eat before one of Sarasota’s famous sunset cruises, or the perfect recovery meal after a day in the sun on the beach. After enjoying a delicious sushi meal at one of these restaurants, you can head back to your vacation rentals in Sarasota, FL to wind down for the evening. But you’ve got to book your perfect rental first! Contact us today to get started!