Ready to Roll
You don’t have to go to the Land of the Rising Sun to land some great sashimi. Here are our picks of top-notch sushi bars — right in your own backyard
We’re listing our top sushi joints here in the Valley — you know where to go, but do you know what you’re in for? Lucky you, we’ve got it covered: Get the 411 about what’s on your plate, brush up on your sushi etiquette, and take a little tour of a real Japanese gem — hidden in a Dutchess County wine cellar — with our comprehensive Sushi 101 lesson. So go ahead, grab your chopsticks, and prepare to chow down!
This upscale, modern sushi joint (sometimes dubbed Nobu North) has long been the leader in creating unusual and stunning Japanese dishes and treats.
110 Main St., Nyack
Known for their oversized rolls, these fun and fresh twin establishments also feature extensive sake bars.
49 Main St., New Paltz
Neko Sushi & Hibachi
1817 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls
Blue Finn Grill and Sushi
Culinary institute grad Peter Kim serves up super fresh and inventive sushi and Japanese fare, and also offers an extensive wine and drink menu.
157 Dolson Ave., Middletown
Red Ginger Sushi
From appetizer samplers to the full service all you can eat sushi buffet, Red Ginger Sushi maintains a reputation for filling the stomach — and the soul.
202 South Plank Rd., Newburgh
A sushi bar with a modest atmosphere, Hana offers catering and sushi classes in addition to sit-down meals.
7270 South Broadway, Red Hook
Sapporo Japanese Restaurants
This quaint but authentic Japanese eatery offers an extensive menu of both sushi and hibachi options.
1620 Rte. 22, Brewster
U-Me Japanese Sushi Restaurant
Bright orange walls, eye-catching lighting and a huge saltwater fish tank is only the beginning: U-Me’s extensive menu includes sushi, hibachi, a full bar, and several unique dessert selections.
Seaman Shopping Center
237 W. Rte. 59, Nanuet
Akari Sushi and Japanese Food
A small restaurant that packs big taste, this cozy and colorful sushi spot offers over a dozen signature rolls as well as other tasty Japanese entrées.
35 Main St., Poughkeepsie
Izumi Japanese Restaurant
Enjoy rousing hibachi shows and a comprehensive sushi selection at this tastefully decorated Japanese joint.
6 Schuyler Blvd., Fishkill
The warm ambiance at New Ichiban combines with a mixture of sushi and teriyaki, tempura and udon entrées for an authentic Japanese cuisine experience.
702 Freedom Plains Rd., Lagrange
A trimly but pleasantly decorated traditional sushi bar with creative rolls, entrées and decadent signature desserts.
337 Washington Ave., Kingston
Oscar’s Sushi Restaurant
A fresh and expansive array of sushi and Japanese entrées, intimate ambiance and BYOB option makes Oscar’s a favorite with travellers and locals alike.
400 Main St., Catskill
This pleasant, contemporary space features an extensive menu of sushi (more than eight kinds of dragon rolls alone!) and other Japanese entrées as well as daily specials and a kids’ menu.
41 Brookside Ave, Chester