Charlotte’s sushi scene seems to grow each year, as new destinations continue to pop up in the heart of downtown and the surrounding suburbs. Grabbing sushi is often a time to socialize over tasty bites, so many of these establishments have the desired atmosphere for a fun evening with friends. There’s also more casual spots for patrons simply looking to satisfy their sushi craving. Whether there’s a special occasion or it’s simply a day where raw fish is a must, these seven Charlotte spots have sushi lovers covered.Read More
Seven Spots for Sushi in Charlotte, North Carolina
From neighborhood joints to buzzing downtown destinations
1. Room 112
This sleek Uptown eatery is the place to go for maki rolls, as it offers everything from the basic spicy tuna to more complex options like the leap roll, which features spicy and white tuna, yellowtail, masago and avocado. Those who tend to steer clear of raw fish have plenty of options at Room 112. The steak tataki roll, for instance, features tempura shrimp and teriyaki steak.
2. Sukoshi Charlotte
This fast-casual destination caters to sushi lovers on the move by offering reasonably priced rolls, bowls and even nigiri. Look for tuna, yellowtail, and more from the sushi bar and rolls like the ha ha-machi roll, which is filled with yellowtail, serrano pepper, tempura shrimp, and mango.
3. Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Those looking for a buzzing atmosphere should head to Nikko, where they offer a seemingly endless selection of sushi rolls. There’s also sake, nigiri, and daily specials.
4. Rockin' Rolls Sushi
At Rockin’ Rolls, guests can choose from over 50 menu items that pass by each table on a conveyor belt. The eatery has appetizers like shrimp shumai, raw sushi and specialty rolls at their all-you-can-eat feast, which costs just $15.
O-Ku has made a name for itself in cities like Charleston and Atlanta by offering high quality fish, inventive rolls, and playful cocktails. The Charlotte location is no different — be sure to try the scallop and salmon filled mermaid roll or go big with the hot & heavy roll, which is stuffed with tempura lobster and avocado before it’s wrapped in tuna and topped with eel sauce, spicy aioli, and sriracha.
6. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Sushi and burgers? It may sound odd but it definitely works at Cowfish, where guests can choose from a variety of specialty rolls or create their own. For the ultimate fusion experience, check out the “burgushi” section of the menu, which has items like the Thanksgiving-inspired Gobble Gobble-Ooshi roll.
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7. New Zealand Cafe
The fact that there’s $1 nigiri and over 20 rolls for less than $7 doesn’t mean they skimp on quality at this laid back destination. Be sure to sample at least one of the authentic New Zealand dishes like the Queenstown’s crispy chicken in between bites of sushi.