Food & Kitchen
5 Best Sushi Restaurants in The United States
Sotohiro Kosugi is one of America’s sushi masters, especially renowned for inventive composed dishes—fatty tuna with avocado coulis and caviar, geoduck clam salad, steamed lobster with uni mousse—that lift this Japanese restaurant above all the rest.
357 Sixth Avenue; 212-414-30882.
Owners Tim and Nancy Cushman’s 37-seat South Boston jewel has a smart wine and sake list and riffs on traditional sushi and sashimi—spot prawn with garlic butter, preserved yuzu, and white soy, as well as salmon belly with cilantro, ginger, and hot sesame oil.
9 East Street; 617-654-99003.
Twenty-two years after he launched a raw-fish revolution with his restaurant Matsuhisa, pioneering chef Nobu returns to America’s capital of sushi and opens another branch of his empire. Expect all the trademarks—Hollywood A-listers, cutting-edge design, and signature dishes, including yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, black cod with miso, and rock shrimp tempura with butter ponzu.
903 North La Cienega Boulevard; 310-657-57115.
Specialty rolls—many folks’ introduction to sushi—are hereto stay. This Roscoe Village favorite specializes in makimono (rolled things), such as the hamachi ebi tempura (yellowtail, shrimp tempura, smelt roe, avocado, cilantro, and jalapeño).
2032 West Roscoe Street; 773-327-48608.
Chef Charlie Trotter’s 18-seat spot offers tranquillity in a land of sensory overload. Kaiseki, a Japanese tasting menu, is served in either 8 or 14 courses with an emphasis on seafood, including crispy abalone with fennel.
The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-607-633610.