Although going out for sushi in NYC is always a great time, we all have those nights when we just want to relax and stay in. If you feel like getting fancy and hosting a sushi dinner at home, try out my Cauliflower Rice Sushi! They are absolutely divine and the best part is that they are low carb! One regular sushi roll with white rice can easily be equivalent to eating 3 slices of bread. One sushi roll is never enough and we typically end up eating two to three rolls. It is important to keep this in mind if your overall goal is to lose weight. Luckily, NYC has so many fantastic options to order the rolls wrapped in cucumber (no rice) or simply in seaweed (no rice). There are also some restaurants that offer a cauliflower rice substitute.
My Favorite Sushi in NYC
Sushi of Gari – If you love great quality sushi with an innovative twist, this is the place for you! I recommend trying the Maguro Tofu Rayu, the Hirame Truffle, the Salmon Yaki Tomato, the Maguro Carpaccio, and the Tour Taku.
Kazunori – Kazunori is known to have some of the best hand rolls in town. They have specific “To-Go” menus, which are perfect for take out and delivery. I like the “To-Go 16-piece & sashimi set” because it includes both rolls and sashimi. It is great for sharing with a friend!
Blue Ribbon – Blue Ribbon is another NYC classic for sushi, so you can’t go wrong ordering from here! I love the Toro Tataki, the Maguro Avocado and the Sashimi Deluxe combo.
Bondi Sushi – I absolutely love Bondi because they make rolls and poke bowls with cauliflower rice! They offer combo boxes which include 4 rolls that you can pick from. Some of my favorites are the Salmon Cucumber, Truffle Avocado, Eggplant Miso and the Tuna Avocado.
Kumo Sushi – Kumo is very close to Washington Square Park and has a popular “all-you-can-eat” menu. I recommend ordering one of their sushi platters such as the Sushi and Sashimi Combo or the Love Boat.
Sugarfish – Since they don’t accept reservations, it is practically impossible to get a table at this NYC favorite without a long wait time. So, ordering take-out from here is actually a great trick! My absolute favorite is the To-Go LITE because it has the perfect amount and variety.
Zest – Zest is a casual Asian-fusion restaurant on the Lower East Side. Their menu is pretty traditional and you’ll definitely find something you enjoy! They have vegan options such as the Sweet Potato and Cucumber Avocado rolls.
Yasaka – If you’re on the Upper West Side, Sushi Yasaka is a good option for take out. The place is casual, but the food and service are great. I love the Sautéed Organic Mushrooms and the Fresh Salmon sashimi.
Yama – Yama is a casual sushi spot in Gramercy. The fish is always fresh and they are famous for their huge pieces of nigiri!
Poke Sushi – Poke is a casual sushi spot on the Upper East Side. Although this place is fun because it is BYOB, it is still a great option for takeout. They have a pretty traditional Japanese menu and the fish is fresh.
Edo – Edo has been a classic near Union Square for almost ten years. They use fresh ingredients from the Union quart market and have a seasonal menu.
BondST – BondST is one of my favorite sushi spots in the city. This is a nicer place, so it is perfect if you feel like treating yourself but don’t want to go out. Definitely try the Big Eye Tuna Tarts, the Yellowtail Sashimi, the Nasu Dengaku and the Broiled Sea Bass.
Sushi Seki – Sushi Seki is an upscale sushi spot with several locations throughout the city. The fish is extremely fresh and high quality. They even offer the option to order rolls with no rice!
Momoya – I love the trendy, yet laid back atmosphere at Momoya. This is a great option for take out if you want high quality, yet affordable sushi!
Beyond Sushi – Beyond Sushi is probably the most famous vegan sushi restaurant in the city. Their rolls are healthy and creative. I love the Coconut Curry, the Favacado roll and the Spicy Shroom wrap.
Kanoyama – If you ever want some late-night sushi, Kanoyama is the spot for you. They close at 3:30am from Tuesday to Saturday! Their menu is very traditional and the fish is fresh.
Kotobuki – Kotobuki is an NYU favorite sushi spot since it is so close by and decently affordable. They even offer online ordering for take-out and delivery with no delivery fees! The menu is extensive and it is a great choice if you’re ordering for a group.
Sushi Ren – Sushi Ren is a casual sushi restaurant on the Upper East Side. Their menu is pretty traditional and they offer several take-out/deliver specials!
Morimoto – Morimoto is an upscale Japanese restaurant in Chelsea by renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto. It is a pricier option, but the quality and taste are hard to beat! I recommend the Tuna Tataki, the Hamachi Tartare, the Braised Black Cod and their seasonal sashimi options.
Mikado – Mikado is a casual restaurant near Union Square. Although this spot is pretty laid back and traditional, the sushi is great! They also have vegetarian options and customizable poke bowls.
Sushi Sen-Nin – This Murray Hill sushi spot is known for its unique sauces such as the citrus infused soy sauce and other spicy ones as well. I love the Sen-in Mushrooms, the Carpaccio Crunch and the Spicy Tuna Tartar.
Mizu – Although Mizu has a pretty traditional sushi menu, Chef Nakao Hirakata also changes it up with a few unique dishes and omakase. I love the Yellowtail Carpaccio, the Seafood Ceviche, the Tuna Jalapeño hand roll and the Mizu Sashimi Entree.
Haru – Haru is a popular NYC sushi spot with three locations in Wall St, Hell’s Kitchen and Times Square. Their sushi is great quality and they offer seasonal menus and catering options as well.
Catch – Catch is a must-go restaurant in general and it is my go-to sushi delivery of choice. Although it is pricier, the quality is hard to beat and they have the option to wrap the rolls with cucumber! I love the Catch Roll, the MRC Roll and the Vegetable King Roll.
TAO Downtown – TAO is an NYC favorite nightlife and upscale Asian dining spot. If you want premium quality, delicious Asian food, this is a great option. Some of my favorites are the Shishito Peppers, the Tuna Poke, the Thai Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and the Chutoro Tataki.