Bordered by the beautiful Blue Mountains to the north and surrounded by fertile green valleys, Harrisburg is a historic and bucolic city on the banks of the Susquehanna River.
It’s also the state capital of Pennsylvania. Its green scenery and historical significance in American history bestow a wealth of attractions for visitors.
Harrisburg may be a small city compared to Pittsburg and Philadelphia, but it still has a diverse restaurant scene.
Pennsylvania’s key political figures and government officials delight in business lunches and high-class dinners from a variety of different global cuisines.
One beloved culinary tradition abundantly represented here is sushi. I found the best sushi in Harrisburg and compiled the following list of my favorite sushi bars and Japanese eateries.
1701 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Fuji DO Japanese Market is a casual, cheap, no-frills sushi bar with dinner service only. Located in South Harrisburg, Fuji Do has a simple yet thorough menu of all the classic sushi and sashimi dishes using high-quality fish.
They have a selection of imported Japanese beers like Sapporo and Troeggs to accompany unbeatable sushi roll specials.
My favorite specialty roll is the Boston Roll which consists of smoked salmon, avocado, and sushi rice enveloped in nori.
4089 Londonderry Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Tokyo Diner is a Progress neighborhood favorite for authentic and modern takes on Japanese food in a cozy, casual atmosphere.
They have a bustling take-out service with fast and friendly staff. Their extensive menu includes sashimi, sushi, hot and cold plates, tempura, and more.
They even have mochi ice cream and tempura cheesecake for dessert. I was impressed by the chef’s unique roll selection, each roll containing numerous ingredients in a beautifully colorful presentation.
I went for the most decadent Sweet Heart Roll with lobster tail tempura and spicy tuna in soy paper, topped with scallops, roe, flack tempura, and sweet sauce drizzle.
4620 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Miso Sushi & Grill is a bright, airy sushi eatery in Colonial Park, a few blocks south of Brightbill park here in Harrisburg. Miso Sushi & Grill has traditional and contemporary sushi along with authentic hot dishes like Teriyaki and tempura.
The menu is a perfect balance between modern and traditional and cooked and raw. I recommend trying a few hot dishes and a few sushi dishes.
My favorite hot dish was the steak teriyaki, while my favorite raw option was the Aloha roll with battered and fried yellowtail topped with salmon and spicy sauce.
3601 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Kondu is a unique fast-casual omakase sushi and Japanese eatery with traditional Teppanyaki as well as modern fusion dishes like sushi burritos and poke bowls.
Located in Oberlin Gardens, Kondu offers delicious, fresh, and vibrant menu items that set a high standard for fast food.
Watching the chefs prepare a Teppanyaki meal on the flat top is entertaining, theatrically grilling meat and fish and finishing it off with fried rice.
If you’re looking for the ultimate sushi combo, I recommend one of their over-the-top sushi burritos with incredible toppings.
I had the Under the Sea Burrito with salmon tempura, surimi crab, avocado, cucumber, masago, seaweed salad, and fried onion with sriracha aioli and unagi sauce.
227 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Located in downtown Harrisburg next door to The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Miyako Sushi is a quaint sushi bar, Japanese kitchen, and cocktail lounge.
The wood interior has an intimate sushi bar where customers can watch chefs prepare their rolls in real-time.
Their vast menu has numerous sushi and sashimi combos, a la carte sushi rolls, nigiri, Teriyaki, soup, salad, hot and cold appetizers (like sake), and fried rice.
They’re also one of the only places to get bento boxes, partitioned lunch boxes with a sampling of numerous Japanese dishes.
I loved their sashimi bento box, which comes with six pieces of assorted sashimi along with soup, salad, shumai, rice, a California roll, and fruit.
The experience was so inspiring that I went and bought a sushi-making kit!
5125 Jonestown Rd #4b, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Another Colonial Park staple, Shogun Asian Fusion Hibachi and Sushi, is a lively modern Pan Asian eatery with traditional hibachi flat tops at each table, a sushi menu, and a Southeast Asian cuisine menu.
The vast dining space is a great place to come with family or a group of friends. Whether you want Thai food, hibachi, sushi, or cocktails, there’s something for everyone on Shogun’s various menus.
I started with the pork gyoza with basil soy vinegar sauce. I ordered an a la carte unagi and tobiko sushi roll to accompany a large shrimp hibachi meal shared with various friends.
560 S 29th St, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Located in a humble yet elegant space in East Harrisburg, Yokohama is an Asian fusion restaurant offering authentic Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes.
They use the freshest ingredients to elaborate beautifully presented dishes garnished with colorful edible flowers.
They have the most extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls. I loved the New York Autumn Roll with tuna, avocado, and smoked salmon stuffed inside fresh salmon with wasabi tobiko.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with options, they have various sushi and sashimi dinner combos so you can sample multiple rolls.
Harrisburg’s sushi spots range in dining experience from fast-casual counter service to family-style hibachi restaurants.
Whichever dining experience you’re looking for, all the restaurants on my list of the best sushi in Harrisburg provide delicious food with welcoming service. Check out these Italian restaurants, too, if you’re more in the mood for that!
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!
- Fuji Do Japanese Market
- Tokyo Diner
- Miso Sushi & Grill
- Miyako Sushi
- Shogun Asian Fusion Hibachi and Sushi
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