10 Places to Get Sushi in St. Louis

St. Louis is a great place to be a sushi-lover, with a strong lineup of restaurants that fly in fresh fish and master chefs who craft them into delicious rolls.

Cafe Mochi
You may already know how much we love the crunchy bagel roll at Cafe Mochi, but this delectable sushi-lover’s paradise has so much more to recommend. There’s also a plethora of classic nigiri and sashimi sushi available, the inimitable volcano roll, a selection of elegant artisan cocktails, and the perfect summer-night patio.

Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Pair the selection of sushi at this swanky Central West End bar with one of their premium vodkas from all over the world. We love the Sweetheart Roll, made with snow crab, spicy mayo, cucumber, tempura crunch, onion and cilantro and topped with tuna, as well as the Green Goddess Roll, served with tempura-fried asparagus, green onion, cucumber and avocado.

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Photo courtesy of Drunken Fish.

The Drunken Fish
A longtime staple of the Central West End experience, The Drunken Fish has expanded to encompass three addition locations across Missouri, a tribute to its popularity amongst audiences. The kamikaze roll is one of our favorites, made with shrimp tempura, oshinko, asparagus, crab, white tuna, tempura crumbs, honey wasabi mayo, eel sauce and tobiko. And yes, it is as delicious as it is elaborate.

Sapporo 2
With classic Asian-fusion fare, this Midtown locale boasts a large sushi menu alongside classic entrees, appetizers, cocktails and desserts. Head in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the sushi lunch special, where you can enjoy classics like shrimp tempura and spicy tuna rolls with a soup or salad at a reasonable price point.

Tani Sushi Bistro
Enjoy bites from the wide swath of sushi available at this elegant Clayton restaurant, where you’ll see a lineup of classics like tuna and soft-shell crab before spotting rolls like one of our favorites for the adventurous: the Futomaki, made with crab, tamago, kampyo, oboro and pickled radish.

Wasabi Sushi 
If you didn’t already know: yes, sushi does taste better when it’s served on a miniature wooden boat, like it is at this local sushi spot with locations across Missouri and Illinois. We love the Supercrab Roll, made with fried soft-shell crab and avocado topped with crunch mix, crab mix and wasabi-trio sauce.

Sushi Ai
A great option for delicious sushi in a more casual setting, Sushi Ai is the perfect spot to try out. Once sitting down, you’ll be confronted with a menu boasting dozens of rolls to try, from the Spider Roll served with soft shelf crab tempura, cucumber, avocado and masago to the St. Louis Roll, made with salmon, honey, cream cheese, crab meat, seaweed and sushi rice.

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Photo courtesy of Sushi Koi.

Sushi Koi
If you have a hankering for sushi but aren’t near this Central West End hangout, Sushi Koi prides itself on its fast and efficient delivery service. In addition to a full lineup of traditional and classic rolls, nigiri and sashimi sushi, you can even find vegan and vegetarian rolls on this restaurant’s forward-thinking menu.

Blue Ocean
Enjoy a delectable sushi menu at this elegantly-styled locale in the Loop, where you can find an upscale crowd trying out updated items like the fried sweet potato roll or the Hello Kitty roll. Get your fill with the Godzilla or Cardinal roll while sipping on specialty cocktails and drinking in the ambiance.

Cover image courtesy of Bady.

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