21 Awesome Mid-Atlantic Sushi Bars


1. Sticky Rice; Richmond, VA

2232 W. Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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With its charming atmosphere and bad attitude you won’t find anything quite like it. Their specialty is the fresh sushi bar. With rolls like g.i.jane, shiitake happens and Godzirra, how could you go wrong? Their huge bowls of noodles will satisfy big and small. Sandwiches, large salads, and a selection of other entrees round out the menu.

2. Virago; Nashville, TN

1126 Mcgavock St, Nashville, Tennessee
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Virago is an exciting Asian fusion restaurant with creative rolls and appetizers.


3. Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse; Roanoke, VA

3503 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia
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Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse has fresh sushi and excellent tempura.

4. Masa 14, DC

1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Masa 14 has exciting sushi rolls like the Rainbow Tropico Roll with mango salsa and their rooftop Happy Hour is stellar.

5. Blue Water Grill, NYC

31 Union Square W, New York, NY 10003
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Blue Water Grill’s former bank digs separate the front bar area, main dining room and jazz room, making it well suited to take all types, from nearby NYU overachievers to Grill regulars. This New York seafood & sushi restaurant is perfect for jazz resonance, outdoor seating & people-watching in Union Square.
The menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the Sushi Bar and coming out of the kitchen, helmed by BR Guest Veteran Eric Woods. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Park Farmer’s Market.

6. Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse; Lynchburg, VA

3700 Candlers Mountain Rd Suite Z, Lynchburg, Virginia
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Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse has wonderful vegetarian options as well as specialty rolls.

7. Now & Zen; Charlottesville, VA

202 Second Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Now & Zen is fine dining with reasonable prices and generous portions. Their wonderfully fresh and inventive rolls earn them the top spot on this list. If you’re not a fan of raw fish, the Aburi Salmon is a must try. It’s made with seared salmon, cracked black pepper and dill aioli.

8. Atlantic Grill, NYC

1341 Third Avenue at 77th Street, New York, NY 10021 | 49 West 64th Street at Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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With 2 restaurants in New York City, Atlantic Grill is a luxury liner on land, an urban seafood brasserie where nautical décor meets old world charm. Atlantic Grill masters American seafood and showcases a refined raw bar, sushi and signature BR Guest Hospitality.

9. Kyushu Japanese Sushi, Virginia Beach

400 Newtown Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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Kyushu Japanese Restaurant offers authentic Japanese food to the Virginia Beach area. The restaurant is owned and operated by Japanese serving the finest in traditional Japanese meals.

10. Shiso Tavern; Baltimore, Maryland

2933 Odonnell St, Baltimore, Maryland
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Shiso Tavern has sushi platters to go and makes sushi rolls with exciting ingredients like hot sauce, sun dried tomato aioli and Old Bay.

11. Osaka Sushi & Steak; Richmond, VA

5023 Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia 23226
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Osaka Sushi Catering makes every event a celebration, from weddings to business parties to cocktail gatherings. With a great location, elegant restaurant and a wide selection of sushi, Osaka is a great spot for lunch or dinner.

12. Miso Asian Grill & Sushi Bar; Fredericksburg, VA

1305 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Miso Sushi Bar brings a modern look into age old, great Asian Cuisine. While they offer Thai, Japanese, and Chinese style food, the fresh sushi, and extraordinary chefs highlight some of the tastiest sushi the Fredericksburg area has to offer!


13. Koto Grill; Lynchburg, VA

4758 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, Virginia 24572
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Stop by Koto Grill for Authentic Japanese hibachi and sushi. They have frequently updated specials and are owned and operated by Lynchburg’s first Hibachi Master, Chef George, who has been serving the area for over 20 years!

14. Soya Sushi Bar & Bistro, Virginia Beach

225 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451-3017
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More than any other cuisine, sushi is an art: the delicate scent of each fresh ingredient, the contrast of the delicate rice against the crisp vegetables and rich seafood, the visual beauty of the complementary colors.
Soya Sushi Bar & Bistro invites you to experience sushi prepared in the true tradition in the serene, modern setting of their Virginia Beach Oceanfront location. Sample their extensive sushi, hibachi, noodle and entrée selections, prepared to order with prime ingredients and a creative, skillful hand.

15. Zentan, DC

Donovan House, 1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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A modern Asian restaurant located on Thomas Circle, Zentan features award-winning cuisine conceptualized by Executive Chef Jennifer Nguyen. Zentan’s focus on Japanese-inspired small and shareable plates makes it a favorite destination for celebrations and business lunches in Washington, DC. Gather around one of the communal tables to share something from the robata grill and creative sushi menu, or watch the sun set from DNV – The Donovan Rooftop Bar with one of Joshua Berner’s seasonal cocktails in hand. Whether in search of a private dining space to celebrate a special occasion or sipping sake at the buzzing bar during happy hour, Zentan’s gracious service and sleek, Asian-inspired ambiance ensures an always-memorable experience worthy of its sophisticated clientele.

16. CHIYO SUSHI; Baltimore, MD

1619 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
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CHIYO SUSHI offers authentic Japanese food like age tofu and oshinko.

17. Peking Restaurant; Williamsburg, VA

120 Waller Mill Rd Suite J, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Peking Restaurant is an Asian fusion restaurant with an exciting sushi train buffet.

18. Sake House Japanese Restaurant; Blacksburg, VA

1560 South Main Street Suite 116, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Sake House treats their customers like family. They serve the best sushi, and believe in creating lasting relationships with their customers. The ingredients that Sake House uses are only the best. The owner, Jenny Yang, personally inspects every shipment to make sure she serves her customers the best and freshest possible food.

19. Ten Sushi; Charlottesville, VA

120 E Main St # B, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Ten Sushi uses lights to create an enchanting yet contemporary environment to match their original menu of signature sushi rolls and cocktails.

20. Okinawa Hibachi Steak House, Sushi & Bar; Winchester, VA

571 Adams Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22601
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Okinawa Hibachi Steak House offers a wide array of authentic Japanese, Chinese & Thai Food, such as Tempura Vegetable, Hibachi Steak, California Roll, General Tso’s Chicken and Pad Thai. Go in for their Asian Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious Asian style dinner. You can also order your favorite Asian food for take out.

21. Samurai Sushi; Nashville, Tennessee

2209 Elliston Pl, Nashville, Tennessee
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Samurai Sushi has plenty of exciting rolls like the Choo Choo roll with eel, cream cheese, avocado and strawberry.


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