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!

 

Wasabi
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
845-358-7977
www.wasabichi.com
 

Neko Sushi
Known for their oversized rolls, these fun and fresh twin establishments also feature extensive sake bars.
49 Main St., New Paltz
845-255-0162

Neko Sushi & Hibachi
1817 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls
845-298-9869
www.thenekosushi.com
 

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
845-342-5542
www.bluefinngrillsushi.com
 

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
845-566-1888
www.redgingersushi.com
 

Hana Sushi
A sushi bar with a modest atmosphere, Hana offers catering and sushi classes in addition to sit-down meals.
7270 South Broadway, Red Hook
845-758-4333
www.hana-sushi.com
 

Sapporo Japanese Restaurants
This quaint but authentic Japanese eatery offers an extensive menu of both sushi and hibachi options.
1620 Rte. 22, Brewster
845-278-6333
 

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
845-623-3110
 

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
845-471-1773
 

Izumi Japanese Restaurant
Enjoy rousing hibachi shows and a comprehensive sushi selection at this tastefully decorated Japanese joint.
6 Schuyler Blvd., Fishkill
845-896-5888
 

New Ichiban
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
845-452-6789
www.newichiban.com
 

Kyoto Sushi
A trimly but pleasantly decorated traditional sushi bar with creative rolls, entrées and decadent signature desserts.
337 Washington Ave., Kingston
845-339-1128
 

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
518-943-4011
 

Magoya Sushi
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
845-469-7874
www.magoyausa.com

 

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