Underrated/Overrated: What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Sushi?

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       The sushi bar at 2013's winner, Central Table Food Hall. | Mabel Suen

Like Mexican food, the sushi scene in St. Louis is growing. You can find it outside traditional Japanese restaurants -- Chop Shop's Eliott Harris consulted on the raw offerings at our pick for 2013's best sushi, Central Table Food Hall. Central Table is nothing if not unorthodox, and Harris pushed the envelope with taking sushi mobile, too. But we want to hear from you: What are the undiscovered gems of St. Louis sushi?

See also: The Five Best Sushi Restaurants in St. Louis

Let us know in the comments what restaurant has the most underrated sushi -- we'd love to put the spotlight on someone new. We'll count them up at the end of the week and take it to a vote on Monday.

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at nancy.stiles@riverfronttimes.com or follow her on Twitter.





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Josh Revelle
Josh Revelle

So you didnt ask what are the most underrated and overrated sushi places in stl?

Valerie Presley
Valerie Presley

Angela Andrews Foldi sushi ai has all u can eat sushi for either 13.99 or 19.99 depending when u go. It's really good

Valerie Presley
Valerie Presley

Sushi ai. There's a few of them around. I think the website is sushiaionline.com

Tina Session Powell
Tina Session Powell

Prasino~ actually has great sushi! Sushi Ai and Crazy Sushi are great also!

pjoyce125
pjoyce125

Check out Sushi Thai by Samran in Belleville. It's the best I've had since leaving the West coast

kevin853
kevin853

Underrated: Sushi Thai By Sammaran in Belleville, IL

Angela Andrews Foldi
Angela Andrews Foldi

Someone tell me more about Sushi Ai. We usually eat Oishi's or Blue Ocean. There's a place in Boynton Beach Florida that actually has a sushi buffet and I'm trying to find a similar place in St. Louis area.

Lace King
Lace King

Overrated, Drunken Fish Underrated: Sushi Ai (I go downtown)

raccoozie
raccoozie

Blue Ocean is usually my go to.

Deb Woods
Deb Woods

Actually I recently found a place in South County on Lemay Ferry & Forder - in the Ashley Furniture strip mall. It's next to Sally Beauty & Cecil Whittakers. Can't remember the name but they are phenomenal! And relatively affordable for sushi :-)

David Ames
David Ames

Another vote for Sushi sen in Lake STL

anniemariebarry
anniemariebarry

I Love Mr. Sushi is one of the best, if not the best!

Fallon Lott
Fallon Lott

I'll back Sushi Ai! If for no other reason than it's 'all you can eat', so you're not afraid to try new things. My boyfriend and I frequent it often :)

Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

I agree with Rovert Relis: definitely Chi in CWE! Their happy hour prices are extremely reasonable and you can watch the sushi chef work. Delish.

Leslie Pettit
Leslie Pettit

Cafe mochi butterfly roll would be my last meal if I were on death row

Carly Pownall
Carly Pownall

Sekisui has a great lunch special! Love the 8 Samari Roll :)

Meghan Bohnert
Meghan Bohnert

Cafe Mochi is overrated...it's good if you like Americanized rolls covered in sauce, but the fish isn't particularly great. People just like it because the happy hour is so cheap.

Jon Woodrome
Jon Woodrome

Overrated=Drunken Fish, Underrated=Café Mochi!

teresa.voss
teresa.voss

café mocha is way underrated.  BEST volcano roll in st. Louis.

Leah Freeman
Leah Freeman

Drunken Fish= overrated. Cafe Mochi on S. Grand is underrated. Their volcano roll is the best roll in St. Louis, no contest!! Sushi Ai downtown is also a hidden gem.

floridaze18
floridaze18

Drunken fish= overrated. Mochi Cafe on Grand in S. City, underrated. Their volcano roll is the best roll in St. Louis, no contest!!

Josh Revelle
Josh Revelle

Sekisui and Cafe Mochi are both really good and very underrated in my opinion!

Stacey Barbeau
Stacey Barbeau

i love airaike across from mid rivers... they have a weekday lunch special.. 2 rolls, soup and a drink for 9 95... thier spicy akuma roll is sooo good... best deal thoguh for lunch if your in st charles area

Heidi Skye Hamamura
Heidi Skye Hamamura

Soung Min Lee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BRO!!! GOOD SHIT!!! XOXO!!!

Tim Gorry
Tim Gorry

Sushi Ai.. Great atmosphere and good food!

Vince Laskowski
Vince Laskowski

Believe it or not, the sushi at the habatchi grill is pretty great

Dason Van Oppen
Dason Van Oppen

The pic says it all... Central Table Food Hall's Soung is the best sushi guy in town..

droidglenn
droidglenn

Are you kidding me?! Great happy hour deals don't take away from the quality control. You are in the severe minority and Mochi is one of the city's best. The fact that you only put it down and didn't compare it to another, tells of your sushi acuity. Enjoy the overpriced hype of Tani.

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