More than any other food — except vegetables, maybe — sushi is divisive. An entire outing can be derailed by one friend who doesn’t like “raw fish,” as if their understanding of sushi never exceeded a stereotype that is based on a fraction of a menu. For those of us who love nigiri, rolls, gyoza and yes, even steak in smaller-than-steakhouse portions, sushi is a nearly perfect meal. Here are 10 Sushi Joints You Need to Try Now, and the list includes a few places with non-sushi options for “that” person.
Broadway 10, 1101 N. Broadway Ave., OKC
That’s right: a chophouse with good sushi. B10 was the first downtown spot to offer sushi at what is essentially a steak and chop destination, and it continues to work for parties of diners with varied tastes.
Two locations — one in Moore, one in Midtown — make it convenient for much of the metro, and the happy hour and lunch specials make it an easy yes.
Jimmy B’s, 1225 N. Broadway Ave., OKC
Like B10, this Auto Alley spot by Hal Smith Restaurant Group offers sushi and other Asian specialities (garlic noodles!) with American chop house fare. The Osaka-style is a must-try in OKC, and the house-made ponzu is incredible.
Masa Ramen and Sushi, 1001 W. Memorial Ave., OKC
Likely the best omakase joint in the 405, Masa is the rare place that does several Japanese styles very well, making it an excellent choice for parties who have picky eaters.
The Moon Sushi and Asian Bistro, 326 E. Main St., Norman
This Norman spot has a large selection of cooked and fresh rolls, as well as excellent non-sushi options, including poke.
Ninja Sushi Station, 5529 SE 15th St., Midwest City
Tell a friend that there is delicious, fresh sushi in a repurposed gas station in Midwest City, and they’re likely to think you’re joking, unless they’ve already been there. Ninja is one of the most pleasant surprises in the 405.
The Sushi Bar, 1201 NW 178th St., Edmond
This Edmond restaurant is easily one of the very best choices in the city, and the presentation is as beautiful as the food is delicious.
Sushi Neko, 4318 N. Western Ave., OKC
A perennial “Best of” winner, this Western Avenue institution is sushi with traditional and modern takes — and yes, you should get the Neko Fries.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 7516 N. Western
This is the place for nigiri, and when it’s available, hamachi kama. Tokyo is very traditional, and the service is as excellent as the food.
Volcano Sushi Bar and Hibachi, volcanook.com
The sushi bistros across the metro feature a large selection of fresh and cooked rolls, and a section of the menu dedicated to vegetarian options.