SoHo is one of the most well-known neighborhoods in all of New York City, and its incredible variety of offerings is part of what makes it such a major attraction.
If you’re planning to visit and want to know where to get sushi in Soho, then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gone ahead and compiled an extensive list of my favorite sushi spots in the neighborhood.
For me, deciding on where to get the best sushi in Soho has a lot to do with how the sushi tastes, but it also has a lot to do with the eating experience as a whole. What is the décor of the restaurant like? How is the overall presentation? Does the service make me feel comfortable? All these factors went into the compiling of this list.
So, let’s not waste any more time. Here are the best sushi spots in SoHo!
202 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Located a block away from the Spring Street station on the C and E lines in SoHo, SUGARFISH by sushi Nozawa is where you’ll find a colorful interior with plenty of warm lighting that’ll make you feel welcome the instant you enter.
The restaurant strives to carry on the sushi-style of Chef Nozawa by serving sushi based on that style and is considered the best sushi by some.
At SUGARFISH, you can find sashimi, nigiri, and hand-cut rolls, so there is no shortage of variety when it comes to the options on the menu. Personally, I recommend trying the hand-cut Toro Rolls.
119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Blue Ribbon Sushi sits about a block and a half east of Father Fagan Park and is the picture definition of a cozy sushi bar. It is the brainchild of Bruce & Eric Bromberg, the founders of Blue Ribbon restaurants, and Toshi Ueki, a sushi master.
There is a lengthy list of hand-cut sushi rolls and sashimi, all of which are prepared with the freshest ingredients. For me, the O-Toro, Suzuki, and Kanikama are the best of the sashimi options. For the special rolls, I’d recommend trying California with Kanikama or Spicy Crab Rolls.
494 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Located right in the middle of Tompkins Square Park, Union Square Park, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, and Washington Square Park, Sunrise Mart is a Japanese supermarket that caters to the ever-growing Asian community in New York City. While this might not be your traditional sushi bar, you can still get high-quality sushi from this spot, along with plenty of other Japanese cuisine staples.
I recommend trying out one of the many sashimi choices, as you can always count on them to be fresh. However, if you want hand-cut sushi rolls, the famous Spicy Tuna Rolls and California Rolls are never bad options.
142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
Lure Fishbar sits on the corner of Mercer St. and Prince St. and offers customers a totally unique nautical experience in which to enjoy seafood. Even if I wasn’t a fan of sushi, I would still pay this restaurant a visit because there is no other place quite like it in terms of the sleek design.
Along with the unique design, Lure Fishbar’s unique signature rolls are really something special. I haven’t tried them all, but I don’t think you can go wrong with any one of them. Personally, the Shazam Rolls, the Rainbow Rolls, and the Hellfire Rolls are the ones I’d recommend the most.
97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
You can find Blue Ribbon Brasserie east of Spring Street Park and southeast of Father Fagan Park. It’s actually on the same block as Blue Ribbon Sushi, which we covered earlier.
However, unlike Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Ribbon Brasserie has more of a bar vibe, especially at night. To me, it offers a nice contrast while maintaining the same cozy atmosphere that’ll make your meal all the more enjoyable!
I would recommend getting the sweet and spicy catfish or salmon, as both come with sizable pieces of fish and a wealth of sides that will leave you with no room left for dessert.
140 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Another one of my favorite sushi spots in SoHo is DomoDomo. This restaurant is located across the street from William F. Passannante Ballfield. Whether you choose to sit inside or outside, this restaurant has a darker ambiance that screams mystery. In fact, if you were to randomly walk by it, I would not be at all surprised if you struggled to tell what kind of food the establishment served at a glance.
Hand roll sushi, sashimi, and nigiri are all available on both the lunch and dinner menus. So, you don’t have to worry about going at a specific time of day to get what you want. For rolls, I recommend trying the Shrimp Tempura, Salmon, or Crabmeat with Crunch Seaweed.
73 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Sitting about a block and a half east of Spring Street Park, Hirohisa is headed by certified Sake Sommelier Chef Hayashi. So, not only will you experience sushi of the highest quality, but you’ll also enjoy beverages that are of equal stature.
The sushi donburi offers multiple sushi options served alongside soup, a small side dish, and pickled vegetables. However, you can ask for just the sushi by itself. As for what I’d recommend, the Kaisen Chirashi and the Tekka Don are my top choices. The former is assorted sashimi over sushi rice, while the latter is tuna sashimi over white rice.
48 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
Located a little over a block west of Tompkins Square Park, Raku is home to Chef Norihiro, who has over sixty years of culinary experience. The restaurant’s décor provides a straightforward yet elegant dining experience that is different from any other sushi restaurants on this list. The minimalist style surprised me at first, but I quickly grew to appreciate the meaningful intent behind it.
My favorite item on the menu is the oyako don. I also tried the salmon oshizushi, which includes seven salmon pressed sushi—though you may want to consider trying the sabazushi and inarizushi as well. They offer both takeout and delivery options.
6 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
Located right off the corner of Lafayette St. and Bond St., Bonds is a higher-end restaurant that offers customers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. In some respects, it almost felt like I was in an art exhibit because of how everything was so carefully put together.
The dress code is upscale casual, so no jacket or tie is required, but they do not allow shorts, flip flops, or tank tops inside.
You can order hand-cut rolls, nigiri, and sashimi here, and all three have lots of options separated by fish type. I recommend the Spicy Yellowtail for hand-cut rolls, BlueFin Tuna for nigiri, and smoked salmon for sashimi.
85 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
Mikako Sushi sits on the corner of Kenmare St. and Mulberry St. and is a full sushi bar that offers the freshest fish in NYC seven days a week. The restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating, and it isn’t a big location, so you can expect to have a dining experience that is more on the quiet side of things.
The list of items on the sushi bar entrees exceeds twenty in total, meaning you won’t have to worry about having limited options. I’d suggest trying the sushi deluxe or sushi regular if you want the best variety, but if you’re looking for something specific, the salmon don is exceptionally tasty as it comes with eight pieces of salmon on a bed of vinegar rice.
375 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Located on the corner of Bromme St. and Mott St., and just a few blocks northeast of the Museum of Chinese in America, Quan Sushi Grill is another small sushi bar where you can eat in peace and quiet. It’s best known for taking classic dishes and giving them a modern twist, so you will find sushi’s greatest hits here.
If you want an assortment, the sushi dinner comes with nine pieces of assorted sushi, a tuna roll, and your choice of miso soup or salad. For a more savory option, try the Dragon Phoenix rolls.
Now that you know eleven of the best sushi spots you can find in SoHo, it’s just a matter of picking one. They are all unique in their own way, and no single one is better or worse than the others, so you should feel confident in choosing any of them.
Just remember to call ahead for some of the smaller restaurants that are busy at certain times of the day. That way, you don’t go to one and find yourself having to wait a long time for a seat.
If you’re looking for more than just sushi in SoHo, check out these other amazing places to eat in the area!
Did we leave out a restaurant on our list? Make sure to leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!