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The 18 Hottest Sushi Restaurants in the US Right Now

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It's been more than a year since the last Eater Sushi Heatmap, meaning it is absolutely time to take a look at 19 of the most buzzed-about sushi restaurants across the United States. These restaurants — listed alphabetically, please note — have all opened over the last twelve months and are garnering some serious acclaim for their fresh fish and omakase menus.

These include a four-starred omakase temple in New York City from a former Jiro Ono apprentice (Sushi Nakazawa), as well as a pricey import from Tokyo itself that is defying expectations in Honolulu (Sushi Ginza Onodera). Chicago's beloved Mike "Sushi Mike" Ham opened a new sushi restaurant in the West Loop (Tanoshii), while Sushi Zo's Keizo Seki opened a downtown offshoot of his LA restaurant (Zo), and Yellowtail's Akira Back also opened a sophomore effort in Las Vegas (Kumi). Meanwhile, one beloved San Francisco sushi restaurant recently relocated into a new and improved space (ICHI Sushi + NI Bar). Here now, the full map:


UPDATE 4/18: Eater has removed Koi of Greenville, SC, from this map per a tip from a reader. Andrew Huang, assistant editor of TOWN Magazine and Eater contributor confirms the restaurant has somewhat mysteriously shuttered; unclear whether it will reopen in the future.

Tried any of the places on the list or feel there are any glaring omissions? You know what to do.

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Butterfish

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Blue Ocean

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[Photo: Bradley Schweit]

ICHI Sushi + NI Bar

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[Photo: Patricia Chang]

Izakaya Den

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[Photo: Adam Larkey]

Japonais by Morimoto

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Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

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[Photo: Chelsea McManus]

Kyatchi

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Lure Fishbar

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[Photo: Rose Garrett]
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[Photo: Elizabeth Daniels]

Sushi Ginza Onodera

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Sushi Nakazawa

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Tanoshii

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Tsubaki Sushi & Hibachi

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Umi Sushi

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Butterfish

[Photo: Robert Sietsema]

Blue Ocean

[Photo: Bradley Schweit]

ICHI Sushi + NI Bar

[Photo: Patricia Chang]

Izakaya Den

[Photo: Adam Larkey]

Japonais by Morimoto

[Photo: Facebook]

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

[Photo: Chelsea McManus]

Kyatchi

[Photo: Facebook]

Kyoten

[Photo: Facebook]

Lure Fishbar

[Photo: Official Site]

Maruya

[Photo: Rose Garrett]

Nara

[Photo: Max Burkhalter]

Q

[Photo: Elizabeth Daniels]

Sushi Ginza Onodera

[Photo: Chris K./Foursquare]

Sushi Nakazawa