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The 7 Best Sushi Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: June 21, 2022

If you’re longing for sushi in Raleigh, this list of sensational sushi spots is just for you. We reviewed the top food blogs and leading publications to find you the best sushi in Raleigh. Wash down California and rainbow rolls with a fresh Asian beer at our favorite restaurants below.

Find the perfect Sushi spot

Sushi Mon

Japanese, $$, GlenwoodJapanese, $$Raleigh, Glenwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 4 best spots to score sushi in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 4 best Japanese spots in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2019

City Market Sushi

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sono Sushi Restaurant Bar

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Waraji Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Northwest RaleighJapanese, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Wral, 2019

    Best sushi: The Triangle's favorite spots

    Wral, 2019

MATSU Hibachi & Sushi

Japanese, $$, Northeast RaleighJapanese, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Blues Cafe

Asian, $$, HillsboroughAsian, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
  • Wral, 2019

    Best sushi: The Triangle's favorite spots

    Wral, 2019

Sake House

Japanese, $$, North RaleighJapanese, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Sushi can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 3295 Raleigh restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Raleigh restaurant reviews, and 212 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Wral had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Hoodline - The 4 best spots to score sushi in Raleigh and Wral - Best sushi: The Triangle's favorite spotswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Sushi connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best Raleigh Sushi.

Common questions

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Ajisai Japanese Fusion, and Poke Burri Raleigh are the highest-rated sushi spots that are good for groups in Raleigh.

There are 43 sushi spots in Raleigh.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Ajisai Japanese Fusion, and Poke Burri Raleigh are the highest-rated sushi spots to get a quick lunch in Raleigh.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Ajisai Japanese Fusion, and Sushi Mon are the highest-rated upscale spots for sushi in Raleigh.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Ajisai Japanese Fusion, and Sushi Mon are the highest-rated sushi spots for a pick-up order in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Sushi

  • Pinot Grigio with your salmon nigiri

    A nice white wine that will bring the most out of the fresh flavors of your salmon nigiri would be Pinot Grigio.

  • A next-level match for tuna maki

    Experts often pair tuna maki with a glass of Albariño, a popular white wine.

  • Vinho Verde Rose with your tempura prawn handroll

    When considering how to best enjoy your tempura prawn handroll, we would highlight how well a glass of Vinho Verde Rose complements the dish as it the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.


Interesting facts about Sushi

  • A belly full of sushi

    On April 11 of 2008, Tim 'Eater X' Janus set a new world record after eating 141 pieces of sushi.

  • The priciest dish

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,978 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nigiri?

  • The world record from Japan

    Tamana Otawara Festival Executive Committee from Japan made a sushi roll in 2016 that was 9,332 feet 8 inches.

Parking information

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