Best Sushi Restaurants in Tampa FL

Tampa’s sushi scene is elite and many of the city’s best sushi joints are sound right here in South Tampa. So whether you’re looking for some easy take out or a fun atmosphere for date night, here’s where you’ll find the best maki rolls in South Tampa 

SoHo Sushi

3218 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Revered for its creative menu just as much as its lively atmosphere, SoHo Sushi is hands-down one of the best restaurants in South Tampa. Patrons have a vast offering of dishes to choose from, ranging from classics like California rolls to more outside-the-lines teriyaki and tempura. Other classic entrees ensure that even non-sushi eaters have a place at the table. The cool thing about SoHo Sushi is that it gives you more than one way to dine - privately in-house, by reservation, or good old take-out. They even offer gift cards for when you don't know what to get that person you don't know very well. A guaranteed people pleaser.

Kelp Sushi Joint

3401 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

With a name like 'Kelp Sushi Joint', it should come as no surprise that this sushi establishment specializes in all things seaweed-based. Kelp Sushi Joint offers a wide variety of delicious and unique dishes, from traditional hand rolls to signature creations like 'Crispy Rice', which blends spicy tuna, spicy mayo, black tobiko, and jalapeno into one mouth-wowing bite. Too much heat? You shouldn't have trouble cooling off with the restaurant's iconic Fresh Lemonade or Fruit Mint Iced Tea. There's plenty of both on tap here, in addition to flavorful mojitos, gimlets, and mocktails.

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Water + Flour

1015 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Let's just preface this by stating the obvious - Water + Flour is a very misleading name for a sushi restaurant. Nonetheless, the vibrant Cali-Miami-Local Soho-style restaurant is about as authentic as it gets. Most Tampa locals are well acquainted with its share of fresh sushi, seafood, and bowls, with some going as far as saying it's the best place in town. The staff at Water + Flour make for an even more enjoyable experience and are another big reason why people visit again and again. You don't have to come in person, though. Catering and even delivery services are also available for those who prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home.

BluWave Sushi

3339 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

BluWave Sushi is an easy way to take your love for this Japanese delicacy to a whole new level. Forget 7-Eleven rolls - these are crafted by genuine chefs with the freshest ingredients, exquisite presentation, and plenty of passion. You can find all sorts of sushi here: Dragon, Rainbow, makimono roll specialties, raw fish, and more. Plus, they even have a vegan and vegetarian selection for those who prefer not to eat seafood. The atmosphere is upbeat and modern, making it the perfect spot for both date nights out or casual lunch meetings with friends. And perhaps most authentically of all, BluWave Sushi's location along Tampa's Gun Branch puts diners within feet of the water.

Izakaya Tori

310 S Dale Mabry Hwy #160, Tampa, FL 33609

The South Tampa community of Bon Air has a lot of things going for it. But above them all stands Izakaya Tori. This establishment is a local favorite for its diverse menu of ramen, sushi, Japanese skewers, sakes, and tap beers. If you're looking to really immerse yourself, try a Japanese craft beer - the closest thing you'll get to Tokyo nightlife on this side of the world. Izakaya Tori is an especially great dining option for those with specific dietary needs. Many of the restaurant's dishes are gluten-free, some are vegetarian or vegan, and the staff are always happy to accommodate. The only thing you'll have to be wary of before heading out is wait time; spots fill up quickly and for good reason! Reservations can be made ahead of time for parties greater than six.

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