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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