Sushi: It’s fun, fashionable, light, healthy, conversational, and perhaps best of all, tasty. Here’s a list of our favorite places to pick up the chopsticks and a roll or two or three or six around our city:
Benihana: (165 S. West Temple Suite 1) Prices during happy hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. are unbeatable—and the place is usually empty but full of good eats.
Ginza: (209 W. 200 South) Hip little downtown spot is considered the trendy place to pick up your tuna roll.
Go Sushi: (2015 E. 3300 South) Fun Millcreek location and a set-up that makes sushi a social thing. The fish tastes super fresh, too.
Happy Sumo: (153 S. Rio Grande Street) An obvious choice that has to be listed: a fun shopping location with a Sunset Roll that a friend says “makes life worth living.” Join the Happy Sumo VIP Club and get coupon deals via e-mail.
Ichiban Sushi & Japanese: (336 S. 400 East) Tasty rolls served up in a cool old church.
Mikado: (67 W. 100 South and 6572 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd.) Cool Latitude joint makes rolls a little on the pricey side, but things start to pay off once you join the Latitude Diner Program and eat enough Pink Flamingos. Also nearly half-price rolls and salads during Toshio Hour on Mondays and Tuesdays between 5 and 7 p.m. Turns into a sort of sushi club on Thursdays after 9 p.m. when a live DJ takes the floor.
Shogun Restaurant: (321 S. Main Street) Good “old-fashioned” sushi; we recommend the Dragon Roll.
Samurai Sushi: (6196 Highland Drive) Though the site is nothing pretty to look at, Samurai serves up authentic rolls at prices that are easy on the pocketbook.
Wasabi Sushi: (856 E. 900 South) Tucked-in little restaurant where rolls are prepared right before your eyes.
Wild Oats: (1131 Wilmington Avenue) Great for a little roll on-the-go.
And though we’ve never been, we hear that Takashi (18 W. Market St.) is pretty delicious, too.