The 10 Best Sushi Bars in St. Louis


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Prasino | Jennifer Silverberg

Prasino (1520 South 5th Street #110, St Charles; 636-277-0202)
Building on the success of its Chicago location, Prasino opened its St. Charles location to high acclaim. With an eco-conscious mission, all of its sushi is sustainably harvested. Prasino offers six sushi rolls on its locally focused, farm-to-table menu. There are two gluten-free rolls and one that is entirely vegan. Add a seasonal, craft cocktail such as the "Green" (basil-infused American Harvest organic vodka, strawberry, lemon-lime soda and rhubarb bitters) for a full Prasino experience.

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The Drunken Fish | Sara Graham

Drunken Fish (1 Maryland Plaza; 314-367-4222)
Named "Best Sushi" by the Riverfront Times in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, Drunken Fish has quickly become one of St. Louis' most popular destinations and is now open at locations in Westport Plaza, Laclede's Landing, Ballpark Village, Kansas City Power and Light District and Leawood, Kansas. A robust sashimi and nigiri menu includes a host of tuna, salmon, red snapper, fresh-water eel and octopus along with original creations, such as the "Yellowtail Mexicano" (yellowtail sashimi seared and topped with jalapeno pico de gallo and ponzu sauce). Customer menu favorites include the vegetable tempura (tempura-fried Japanese sweet potato, zucchini, acorn squash, onions and mushrooms), spicy baked mussels (New Zealand green mussels topped with a Japanese spicy sauce baked and garnished with black tobiko and scallions) and steak teriyaki.

SubZero Vodka Bar (308 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200)
St. Louis' only vodka bar (with more than 500 varieties on offer) is also a prime sushi destination. Twenty-six signature sushi options and twelve traditional maki options round out a menu of dishes from all over the world. Traditional favorites and sushi specialties can be ordered every day until last call along with what it claims is the largest selection of vodka in the world. An added bonus -- a chance to rub elbows with Hollywood celebrities. Dan Akroyd, George Clooney and Sammy Hagar have all, at one time or another, grabbed a drink at SubZero Vodka Bar.

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53 comments
DeAnna King
DeAnna King

Blue Ocean is complete trash. Makes Asian people look bad. Sub Zero & Drunken Fish are over priced and overrated. Drunken Fish serves this 'fried Calamari' which basically looks like mozzarella sticks

stephinstl
stephinstl

I quit reading after Blue Ocean sushi...yeah, it is cheap...but so are the ingredients...cheap imitation crab salad in a lot of rolls...service is way under par on the 4 different times I was here (because everyone kept telling me how wonderful it was) Before it moved locations it was decent, but this incarnation leaves me feeling stabby

Jamie M. George
Jamie M. George

Thank you from the Hostess @ Tani Sushi Bistro. We Love St. Louis!

lindalafs1
lindalafs1

Nobus is my choice. Loved the coffee jello for dessert, too!


Dimitri Joerger
Dimitri Joerger

Huh, seems a little far from the ocean for fresh seafood. Just sayin!

Sherry Melson
Sherry Melson

Chi is one of my favorites. Last time I was in about a month ago, I was told I it closing and being reopened by one of the owners family members.

LEAH Osborne
LEAH Osborne

Definitely missed Chi Bar! Hands down my favorite and drunken fish??? Really? They pre roll their rolls haha

Kelly Towne
Kelly Towne

this is great for a non-local but relatively frequent visitor to STL, such as myself.

Bridgett Huitt
Bridgett Huitt

Blue ocean is disgusting, drunken fish is overrated and too expensive, why isn't sushi ai on this list?

Bill Long
Bill Long

Drunken Douche is more like it..Doesn't that exemplify St. Louis in a nut shell? None the less, all lists will leave someone unhappy.

johnjgoddard
johnjgoddard

As we all know, it's the mayonnaise-based sauce covering the fish and rice that defines good sushi. My favorite is the St. Louis Roll, which substitutes a blunt wrapper for the nori and includes Provel cheese with the raw minced catfish. Make mine a bukkake! Extra Appletini mayonnaise all over the plate, please!

Andrea Wolk
Andrea Wolk

I take my kids to Cafe Mochi often. They have awesome sushi and great service too.

Julia Rose Vogel
Julia Rose Vogel

Maybe its because I go during their lunch hour. Because I've heard other people say they had bad service during lunch too. Riverfront Times ahh should've realized there were only 7 names in the tags

Nathan Ernst
Nathan Ernst

I've been to Blue Ocean a dozen times, with different people almost every time, and have never once heard a complaint. Weird.

jcthelilly
jcthelilly topcommenter

Nobu should have been listed.  Surprised the Sushi counter at Dierberg's didn't make your list.  Funny stuff. 


Andy Crossett
Andy Crossett

Where is Mizu? They have great sushi and friendly staff!

Chad DeVries
Chad DeVries

Sake in Fairview Heights is still the best in the area.

Snapper Knowlton
Snapper Knowlton

They should put drunken fishes health department scores in the article.

Victoria Warmaster
Victoria Warmaster

all my fav sushi joints closed down :( the only one left is blue ocean. i'm surprised hiro didn't make the list.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers

How is Fin not part of this list?!

Nick Bretz
Nick Bretz

Cafe Mochi- hands down! Especially during half price happy hour

Rory Flynn
Rory Flynn

Kampai and Cafe Mochi are my favorites by far. Happy to see they made the list.

Fallon Lott
Fallon Lott

Ethan Wells we have new places to try!

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