We searched from the north side to the south hill, high and low for the best Sushi in Spokane.
1. Best Rolls – Flavor, Presentation, Quality
Yuzen (5204 N Division St Spokane, WA // 509.242.3534)
Yuzen makes sushi rolls the way sushi rolls are meant to be. I love that they don’t have to smother them in sauce in order for them to be flavorful and delicious. This was the best sushi that we tried. It tasted really fresh, the rolls were packed tight, and that caterpillar roll… i mean COME ON… how cute is that?!? The caterpillar roll was fresh and made creamy by the avocado on top.
They have all you can eat sushi on Monday’s so that’s a great option if you want to try a variety of rolls and you’re hungry enough to put down some serious sushi. I’d highly recommend the “Juicy Roll”. It comes with Salmon, Crabstick tempura, and mango then topped with salmon, tuna and avocado, sprinkled with crunchy flakes. This building looks like just another dive on division but give their sushi a try and I bet your opinion will go from ‘dive on division’ to ‘hi-five on divison’. Ok, that was lame, I know.
2. Best Ambiance & Service
Sushiwa Teriyaki (603 W Hastings Rd. Spokane, WA // 509.466.3436)
I am all about discovering underrated, hidden gems. This is one of those. It is tucked away on the north side, near Mead High School, so not many people know it exists. Sushiwa is run by a husband and wife- wife is the server, husband makes the sushi. They really work well together!
The ambiance in Sushiwa is what I think of when I think of a great sushi joint. It kind of looks like a dive and it is underrated and underexposed, but the sushi is oh so tasty! This was the most flavorful Sashimi of the bunch.
3. Best “Bang for your Buck”
QQ Sushi & Kitchen (1902 W Francis Ave, Spokane, WA // 509.279.2721)
At QQ Sushi, their rolls are a work of art. They are known for their sushi masterpieces, and you can see why. Their sushi chef is a true artist. So, if you’re looking for sushi so pretty it will make your day, QQ is your place.
Their sushi boat options are a great deal! These work best for a couple or small group where one loves sashimi and the other loves sushi, or you both like both. This sushi boat costs $30 which means each of you can get full on sushi for $15. Typically you can get one roll for about $15, so this is a great deal for sushi and sashimi lovers.
For those of you afraid of sushi…
Kinja (7458 N Division St, Spokane, WA // 509.474.9276)
If you are scared of sushi, ease into it with California Rolls. They are made with imitation crab and cream cheese. That is the most mild of sushi- assuming you order a roll with fish- I don’t even consider rolls without fish as sushi. Once you learn to love the California Roll, you can dive into the real sushi and try some of the more adventurous rolls.
This Bento box from Kinja is a great way to dip your feet in the sushi waters. It comes with 4 California Rolls, 2 Nigiri, tempura, dumplings, salad, teriyaki protein (salmon portion is huge for the price). The bento box give you the opportunity to try some mild sushi, but fill up on some less intimidating foods.
As always, thanks for reading and following my journey as I eat my way through Spokane.