The 10 Best Sushi Bars in St. Louis


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Cafe Mochi | RFT Image

Café Mochi (3221 South Grand Boulevard; 314-773-5000)
Café Mochi, located in the international dining district of South Grand, offers excellent sushi along with Vietnamese, Japanese and American cuisines. A hefty sushi menu includes unique specialty rolls, such as the "Seacrust Roll" (salmon, crab, avocado, asparagus roll wrapped in calamari lightly battered and fried topped with spicy and wasabi mayonnaise, eel sayce and black tobiko), the "Maui Roll" (fried coconut shrimp, crab cream cheese, asparagus, salmon, white tuna, wasabi mayonnaise, scallions and red tobiko) and the "Kobe Delight Roll" (calamari, crab, shrimp, smelt roe, asparagus, kaiware sprouts topped with grilled steak, enoki mushrooms, scallions, ginger sesame teriyaki sauce and spicy mayonnaise).

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Kampai | Laura Miller

Kampai (4949 West Pine Boulevard; 314-367-2020)
A favorite of the Japan American Society of St. Louis Sushi Club, Kampai offers a whopping 41 traditional sushi rolls at their Central West End and Chesterfield locations. Traditional bento boxes are fun for lunch, and sushi bowls are a unique dinner feature. In the CWE location, a low seating area flanked by bamboo room dividers offers a taste of the traditional Japanese dining experience.

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Chop Shop Food Truck | Jennifer Silverberg

Chop Shop Food Truck (561-339-7401)
The Chop Shop food truck is St. Louis' premiere mobile sushi shop. Sushi rolls are supersized and served with a side of homemade wasabi popcorn. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to for updates on their lunch route for the day and social-media specials, or catch them at Food Truck Fridays in Tower Grove Park.

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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

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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