Hawaii Spots Named Among Best Sushi Bars in America
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar,Â Sushi Paradise, and Sansei Sushi are among the “Best Sushi Bars in America” this year, according toÂ The Daily Meal.
Sansei Seafood Restaurants has fourÂ locations across the state,Â Sushi Paradise is located in Kihei on Maui, and Sansei Sushi is located in Honolulu.
Described as “the worldâ€™s largest food and drink lifestyle site,” The Daily Meal named 35 sushi bars across 12 states in its latest annual rankings.
â€œItâ€™s hard to believe that as recently as 25 years ago, sushi was still considered by many to be an exotic delicacy,â€ said Dan Myers, Senior Eat/Dine Editor at The Daily Meal. â€œToday, however, there are sushi restaurants across America of just about every stripe, from holes-in-the-wall turning out serviceable California rolls and tuna sashimi to sprawling emporiums run by internationally renowned chefs.â€
To compile the list, The Daily Meal reached out to leading culinary authorities to identify their favorite sushi restaurants. Their suggestions were supplemented with sushi restaurants featured in local reviews and pre-existing regional and local rankings, as well as the many restaurants considered for last yearâ€™s ranking. The Daily Meal then graded more than 150 restaurants from across the country on qualities including freshness of fish, variety of offerings, reviews from both professionals and everyday diners, and level of recognition both local and national.
â€œSome of the top restaurants were easy to identify,â€ said Myers. â€œTemples to the craft like Matsuhisa, Sushi Yasuda, and Masa naturally rose to the top, but we were also able to feature some lesser-known places that have yet to be discovered by legions of sushi fans and that deserve attention.â€
Here are the top 35 sushi bars in the U.S., according to The Daily Meal:
|Rank||Name of Restaurant||LocationÂ|
|35||Hide Sushi||Los Angeles, California|
|34||Sansei||Multiple Locations, Hawaii|
|33||Japanese Market||North Bay Village, Florida|
|31||Sushi Paradise||Kihei, Hawaii|
|30||Sakedokoro Makoto||Washington, D.C.|
|29||Bamboo Sushi||Portland, Oregon|
|26||Arigato||Santa Barbara, California|
|24||Shuko||New York City|
|20||Sushi of Gari||New York City|
|19||Ichimura at Brushstroke||New York City|
|17||15 East||New York City|
|15||Makoto||Bal Harbour, Florida|
|13||Nobu||New York City|
|8||Sushi Zen||New York City|
|7||Sushi Zo||Los Angeles|
|5||Sushi Nakazawa||New York City|
|3||O-Ya||Boston and New York City|
|2||Sushi Yasuda||New York City|
|1||Masa||New York City|
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