In a seafood-loving town like St. Augustine, sushi is a natural resident. When done right, sushi lets you experience the uninhibited flavor of the fresh fish, crab and eel that are wrapped in their rolls. Whether your eye is on something simple – like the straightforward fish and rice of nigiri – or a crazy and creative roll with lots of toppings – and maybe even nothing raw – or even the vegetarian rolls that are ever growing in popularity, the sushi chefs of St. Augustine can deliver. So grab your chopsticks and your soy sauce, because we’ve gathered some of the best sushi in St. Augustine.
2443 Dixie Highway
Located in St. Augustine South along the main drag of Dixie Highway, this sushi shops offers a wide array of authentic Japanese and grill food – like vegetable hibachi, Gyoza, Yakitori, and chicken tempura. But, as the restaurant’s name implies, what really stands out here is the sushi. Get your sushi a la carte or from the sushi bar with a Snow Krab Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Alaska Roll, and lots more.
1835 US Highway 1 South
Sushi, sashimi, hibachi, and ramen – all in one place? Sign us up! With a mind to invigorate your taste buds, Ginger Bistro got its name from that fact that the cuisine has subtle variations in flavors that are amplified by starting with ginger. You can find those beautiful flavors in rolls like Albacore, Sea Urchin, Yellowtail, Flying Fish Egg as well as classics like Spicy Tuna and Shrimp Tempura or some creative specialty rolls.
252 Yacht Club Drive
At the sushi helm of this local culinary favorite is Chef Austin Katoh, a man classically trained in the art of sushi. His training and experience shine out at this beloved waterfront spot. Watch as Chef Austin dishes out Kingfish Tuna Tataki and Jalapeno Yellowtail (both sashimi) or the Error in Judgement (tuna, salmon, and yellowtail tossed in ghost-chili sesame oil) or the Tonymack (Eel, cucumber, avocado, and cream cheese).
841 S Ponce De Leon Blvd
Newer to the St. Augustine food scene, Green Papaya is a spot you’re not going to want to miss. Offering both Thai and Sushi cuisine, this restaurant is serving up dishes that you’ll think about long after you’ve eaten there. Try their Yummy roll. The name speaks for its self. This roll offers a perfect combination of flavors, made with tempura salmon, spicy salmon, mango, cream cheese, avocado, masago and crunch wrap all served in soy paper. If you haven’t tried Green Papaya yet, you won’t be disappointed.
Thai House & Sushi Bar
21 Hypolita Street
Located in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine, Thai House & Sushi Bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy an array of delicious dishes in their beautiful outdoor courtyard. Their speciality St. Augustine Roll is a must try. It comes inside out and deep fried with spicy kanikama salad, avocado, tempura flakes, masago, cream cheese and cucumber.
Mikato Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
1092 S Ponce De Leon Blvd
Conveniently located between the beach and downtown, Mikato Japanese Steak House & Sushi bar has authentic Japanese dishes, the greatest hibachi, teppanyaki, and sushi. They feature all your classic go to rolls as well as a special Vegetable Maki menu for the vegetarians. Try their Mikato Veggie Maki. It is made with avocado, asparagus, cucumber, lettuce, radish, and ponzu sauce and comes wrapped in rice paper.
Kazu Sushi Burrito
1000 S Ponce De Leon Blvd
This fast casual restaurant offers a unique concept on sushi which is perfect for those on the go. Kazu Sushi Burrito combines the perfect balance of Hawaiian flavors with Japanese technique to create fresh, made-to-order poke burritos, salads and bowls. Their sushi burritos are like a giant roll of sushi that you can eat burrito style on the go. Try their Kazu Sushi bowl for all your favorite sushi flavors served up in a convenient bowl. It comes with spicy tuna, salmon, shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, mango, tobiko, tempura flakes and drizzled shrimp sauce.
Salt Life Food Shack
321 A1A Beach Blvd
If you’re a St. Augustine local, chances are you have been to Salt Life. But have you tried their sushi? For a non-sushi restaurant, Salt Life has multiple sushi dishes that are deliciously unexpected. Try their Crunch Roll with tempura battered shrimp, carrot, cucumber and cream cheese rolled in a panko breading and flash fried. It comes drizzled with eel sauce and wasabi cream.
Andaman Asian Bistro
1935 A1A S
A snug bistro with a warm vibe for spicy curries & other Thai classics, Andaman Asian bistro also puts out a lot of creative sushi rolls. Their imaginative Sushi menu features Sushi appetizers, basic hand rolls, cucumber wrapped rolls, platters and bento boxes. At Andaman, you can enjoy fresh and innovative sushi dishes with unique names like the Beauty and the Beast Roll or the Elton John Roll. They even have an A1A South Roll with Tuna, Salmon, White Fish, Scallions inside-out, topped with Avocado and Special Sauce.
For some more of our favorites check out: 8 St. Augustine Sushi Spots When You’re Craving a Bangin’ Roll