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The 6 Best Sushi Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

Do you love sashimi and temaki? Then you’ll love our picks for the best sushi spots in Charlotte. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best sushi in Charlotte. Wash down California and rainbow rolls with a fresh Asian beer at our favorite restaurants below.

Find the perfect Sushi spot

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Asian, $$, Barclay DownsAsian, $$Charlotte, Barclay Downs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Sushi Restaurants in Charlotte

    Zagat, 2016
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020


Asian, $$, BrookhillAsian, $$Charlotte, Brookhill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2021

    8 Must-Try Sushi Spots in Charlotte

    Charlotte Magazine, 2021
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Mr Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, CharlotteJapanese, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Charlotte, North Carolina

    Trip 101, 2021


Asian, $$, Mallard Creek - Withrow DownsAsian, $$Charlotte, Mallard Creek - Withrow Downs
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Deejai Thai

Thai, $$, EastoverThai, $$Charlotte, Eastover
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi 101

Japanese, $$, Madison ParkJapanese, $$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    All 13 places you can find ramen in Charlotte this winter

    Axios Charlotte, 2019

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Sushi craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5351 spots across Charlotte, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 142 lists and articles from the likes of Axios Charlotte and Trip 101 – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Axios Charlotte - All 13 places you can find ramen in Charlotte this winter, Trip 101 - 10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Charlotte, North Carolina and Axios Charlotte - The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Charlotte Sushi.

Drink pairing tips for Sushi

  • Pair Pinot Grigio with salmon nigiri

    When considering how to best enjoy your salmon nigiri, we would highlight how well a glass of Pinot Grigio complements the dish as it doesn't overwhelm the dish.

  • The perfect match for rainbow roll

    When ordering rainbow roll, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Gruner Veltliner, a popular white wine.

  • Pair tempura prawn handroll with Vinho Verde Rose

    For an elevated experience, pair your tempura prawn handroll with Vinho Verde Rose. This combination works particularly well because this white wine the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.

Interesting facts about Sushi

  • A day about sushi

    Don’t forget that International Sushi Day falls on June 18. Be sure to enjoy a little sushi!

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating sushi, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice green tea.

  • Who made the first sushi?

    The next time you bite into a delicioussushi remember to thank Japan who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Charlotte. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Sushi spot.

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