Great Sushi Restaurants in Memphis, TN

When you think of dining in Memphis, the first things that probably come to mind are soul food and barbeque, not award-winning Japanese cuisine. But Memphis is home to several of the finest sushi restaurants in the Mid-South area. Sushi restaurants in Memphis range from small and intimate to bright and trendy. Travelers to Memphis, as well as local sushi novices, are sure to be impressed by the wide range of cuisine available, from traditional, authentic Japanese fare to eclectic Asian-fusion. Enjoy!

Do Sushi Bar and Lounge
964 Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
901-272-0830

An intimate atmosphere and hip dÃ?©cor make Do (pronounced ‘Dough’) a truly delightful dining experience and a great place for a date. The Tokyo-California style sushi bar offers amazing handcrafted rolls that are as dazzling to look at as they are good to eat. The restaurant also offers a good selection of non-sushi entrees and daily bento boxes. Call ahead for reservations, as space is limited, especially during peak dining hours. Average price per person: $10 – $20

Bluefin Restaurant
135 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
901-528-1010
http://www.bluefinmemphis.com

Have a seat on one of Bluefin’s blue velvet couches and enjoy sushi, gourmet pizzas, and cutting edge world cuisine. Make sure to try one of their delicious fruit flavored sake drinks. From the dÃ?©cor to the dishware, the atmosphere is sleek, modern, and trendy. Bluefin is located in the artsy South Main area of downtown Memphis, and also features a full bar, billiards room, and live music. Bluefin is within walking distance of many hotels in the downtown area, including The Peabody, and is also along the Trolley line. Average price per person: $20 – $40

Sekisui – Belvedere
25 South Belvedere
Memphis, TN 38104
901-725-0005
http://www.sekisuiusa.com

Jimmy Ishii is owner of four Sekisui restaurants and Sekisui Pacific Rim and Sushi Bistro in Memphis. Each location has a feature chef and personality all its own. This Midtown restaurant is a consistent favorite for Memphis locals. An award-winning traditional Japanese menu features sushi rolls and nigiri, sashimi, tempura and teriyaki. Little boats loaded with fresh sushi encircle the bar to make selections easier. The bar features premium sakes, martinis, Japanese beers and fine wines. Enjoy the Memphis weather on the outdoor terrace. Average price per person: $10 – $20.

Sekisui – Union
161 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901-523-0001

The downtown Sekisui is located on the ground-floor level of the Holiday Inn-Select hotel, within walking distance of many other hotels, local attractions, and sports stadiums. The atmosphere is tasteful and usually offers a spot of peace and quiet amidst busy downtown Memphis. The menu includes a full sushi bar, premium sakes, Japanese beers, and delicious wines. Average price per person: $10 – $20.

Sekisui Pacific Rim & Sushi Bistro
4724 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
901-767-7770
http://www.sprusa.com/main.html

Colorful lighting, abstract art, a wall of water, and a top-notch sound system add to the trendy but casual vibe at this cutting edge Memphis restaurant. The menu offers an eclectic blend of sushi and fusion cuisine, including creative salads, entrees and desserts. For a different sushi experience, try the sushi pizza. Pacific Rim is open late every night, making it a great place to meet up before or after going clubbing. Average price per person: $10 – $20.

Sekisui – Humphreys
50 Humphreys Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38120
901-747-0001

The oldest Sekisui, located in Humphreys Center, has served authentic Japanese cuisine to Memphians for over 17 years. Special features include the Crazy Hibachi Grill, offering grilled items cooked right at the table. Average price per person: $10 – $20.

Sekisui – Cordova
1884 N. Germantown Pkwy.
Memphis, TN 38012
901-309-8800

Memphis’ newest Sekisui offering in Cordova supplies a drive-thru window to make take-out even easier. The menu includes signature rolls such as the Philly cheese steak: filet mignon, chopped onions and a soft cheese tucked into an inside-out roll, then coated in tempura batter and deep-fried. Creative entrees include the Salmon Sundae: chopped fish tossed with chopped avocado, reduced balsamic vinegar, and topped with tempura. Average price per person: $10 – $20.

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