Sushi satisfies midday cravings for adventurous flavors that won’t weigh you down. Here are five haunts serving up imaginative rolls and top-quality sashimi.
Sushi lovers will appreciate the rotating specials and unusual dishes, such as tuna pizza, at this family-run treasure tucked away near the Palm Beach Outlets. Spicy thrill-seekers will also delight in the menu’s frequent and unexpected use of jalapeño. At lunch, the seared tuna salad with sesame seeds, seaweed, mango, avocado, and creamy soy dressing is a winner.
A staple in South Florida’s sushi scene, Kabuki’s lunch specials attract a loyal following. Diners can also order off the regular menu, full of favorites like the rice-less Tropical Paradise roll made with tuna, salmon, krab, asparagus, scallion, and smelt roe wrapped in cucumber and topped with a citrus-scented ponzu sauce. Wash it down with peach sake sangria best enjoyed in the sultry dining room.
From the talented chefs behind the Malakor Thai Café in Northwood comes a new North County hidden gem. Kao Gang presents delicious signature fare, like the tuna truffle roll splashed with enoki mushroom truffle oil, as well as bento box combinations of handmade rolls, sushi, and sashimi. For an afternoon pick-me-up, opt for the Ty Ku sake flight.
Ichiyami Buffet & Sushi
While the freshness of sushi buffets can be dubious, Ichiyami breaks away from that stereotype, channeling a vibe reminiscent of the smorgasbord at Caesars Palace. Beyond the more than 20 rolls available for sampling, Ichiyami also showcases an ever-changing selection of items like conch salad and wahoo tataki, as well as custom rolls upon request.
The spread is so fantastic, you’ll go back for seconds—and thirds.
This upscale spot brims with Japanese authenticity. Sushi Simon plates in an artistic, Masaharu Morimoto–style, enchanting patrons with delicacies like Hokkaido scallops and creative combinations such as the Hawaii Dragon Roll made with asparagus, cream cheese, pineapple, and papaya topped with macadamia nuts. End on a sweet note with mochi, a Japanese sticky rice confection filled with ice cream.