sushi appreciation page
Brief summary here… But I often get people inviting me to “the best sushi they’ve ever had” – and it usually isn’t, by far.
The best I’ve been to in the US is Sushi Sasabune in LA – and it’s pretty affordable as well! There are some places in NY that get a lot of things right, but they (to me) either aren’t as good as Sasabune or are about as good and substantially more expensive. Sasabune in Oahu is just about as good as well. Ichigo is almost as good in the LA area and a bit cheaper.
In the Philadelphia area, the best is actually Sagami – also quite affordable. Morimoto in Philadelphia proper is quite good (and has better cooked food than Sagami) but is way too expensive and is no better than Sagmi for sushi.
Things to Look For in Sushi
A regional “best” sushi place will often do a few of these things well but will usually not do all of them. Getting more than 4 or 5 right is a very good sign!