The Upstate’s Favorite 5 Sushi Spots

Are you looking for fantastic sushi in Greenville, SC? We asked sushi lovers to help us round up some of Greenville’s best sushi restaurants. Each of these restaurants offers traditional sushi rolls, as well as specialty rolls that make each restaurant unique. This list also contains restaurants with a variety of dining options. You’ll find restaurants with sushi delivery near Greenville, as well as curbside take-out, dine-in, and even sushi restaurants with outdoor dining.

Looking for more great restaurants in Greenville, SC? Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Greenville, SC.

My first impression of sushi was, “I’m not eating raw fish,” until I found rolls that consisted of avocado, cucumber, cooked and fried shrimp and so much more! After that, my distaste for sushi became an obsession because I found some delicious combinations.

Orange Blossom roll from Aoki Sushi in Greenville, SC

Never Ordered Sushi in Greenvillle?

If you’re unfamiliar with sushi rolls, it’s a Japanese dish that consists of vinegared rice and seaweed with a variety of ingredients. You’ll also find both nigiri and sashimi on the menu at sushi restaurants. Nigiri is thinly sliced ​​raw fish served over a cluster of vinegared rice. Sashimi is technically not sushi because it isn’t served with rice. Rather, it’s simply a thin slice of raw fish. While it may sound strange to eat raw fish, it is important to note that sushi-grade fish is different than what you’ll find at your typical grocery store fish counter.

If you are only looking for cooked rolls, most restaurants will indicate which rolls are cooked and which are not on the menu. Also, look for words like “tempura” to indicate the fish or meat has been fried. Additionally, you’ll see rolls with smoked fish, which is also cooked.

When it comes to sushi, there are plenty of delicious places to go around the Upstate! Whether you’re looking for traditional rolls or specialty, these 5 restaurants have exactly what you’re looking for.

Restaurants with Great Sushi Near Greenville, SC

Sushi Asa

50 Tanner Road J
Greenville, SC 29607

Located slightly off Woodruff Road, Sushi Asa is an understated sushi restaurant in Greenville with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. It was a clear top pick from our Kidding Around readers. They offer vegetarian options and a variety of specialty and traditional rolls. Some of their rolls include Citi Roll, London Roll, Torched Tuna, Sunshine Roll, Sunday Morning, and so much more! They care about their guests and treat them like family instead of just another customer. Additionally, they offer hibachi and teriyaki for your friends and family who don’t care for sushi.

Irashiai

115 Pelham Road Unit 26
Greenville, SC 29615

1625 Woodruff Road
Greenville SC 29607

Irashiai is another fan favorite among Kidding Around readers. With two locations (one off Pelham Road and one off Woodruff Road), you can find great sushi at this restaurant. Readers say there’s always a wait, so consider arriving early, but it’s worth the wait. They have a huge selection of sushi, and some of the favorite rolls are the Punky Brewster Roll, Godzilla Roll, and Jumping Shrimp. One reader said that you must try their Green Bean Fries, too! Yum. Additionally, they offer options for your friends and family who don’t want to eat sushi.

Koi Asian Bistro

115 Pelham Road, Building 13
Greenville, SC 29615

700 Haywood Road
Greenville, SC

Koi was another front-runner of top sushi restaurants in Greenville from our readers. There are two locations (one off Pelham Road and located in the Haywood Mall food court). Kidding Around readers say that the sushi is always good and always consistent. A few readers suggest ordering their takeout sushi for an amazing deal for sushi night at home. You can feed your entire family a sushi meal at a great price. Additionally, they offer Sushi, Chinese, and Thai options to accommodate a variety of tastes.

Sushi Masa

8590 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
864,288.2227

Sushi Masa also came highly recommended. Kidding Around readers rave that this sushi restaurant is authentic and reasonably priced with the best tasting sushi around.

Sushi Go

247 N Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

Sushi Go opened in February 2010 and continues to offer the highest quality food with the freshest ingredients. Kidding around readers say it’s one of the most authentic sushi restaurants in Greenville. They offer various types of food ranging from authentic Japanese cuisine to westernized Japanese food. Their weekly specials are posted on their Instagram page. Some of their rolls include angel, volcano, hot tonight, crunchy queen, godzilla, go ahead, sunrise, bourbon street and more! Without even knowing what each roll contains, I bet the names themselves intrigue you.

  • Dine-in
  • Curbside Pickup options
  • Delivery through Grubhub

Sushi Murasaki

2 S Main St,
Greenville, SC 29601

Anderson Mall
3131 N Main St
Anderson, SC 29621

Located in Downtown Greenville and Anderson, Sushi Muraski has been open since 1993 with the motto “Food. Fun and Happiness.” This restaurant offers affordable sushi that is made with care and love. They offer vegetarian options, a variety of specialty and traditional rolls. Some of their rolls include Heaven Roll, Ocean Breeze, Pink Lady Roll, Manhattan, Red Dragon Roll, Spider Roll, Dynamite Roll and so much more! They care about their guests and treat them like family instead of just another customer. Additionally, they offer catering for: weddings, birthdays, office parties, corporate gatherings, happy hours and more. They utilize fresh ingredients and hand-craft each order.

  • Dine-in
  • outdoor seating
  • Delivery
  • Takeout options

Otto Izakaya

15 Market Point Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

802 S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

Otto Izakaya has two locations: one in Downtown Greenville and one off of Woodruff Road. This Japanese gastropub offers traditional Japanese food, Korean and Chinese. Their mouth-watering house specialty rolls include rainbow roll, Philly roll, Alaska roll, Clemson roll, Greenville roll, beef roll and more! If you’re more of a traditional roll sushi lover, they offer BBQ eel roll, salmon roll, yellowtail roll, tuna rolland of course a Vegetarian Roll. Do you have someone in your family who doesn’t love sushi? Otto Izakaya offers many other options including pork sliders, teriyaki chicken or shrimp, bang bang chicken and shrimp and many other entree choices.

Sakura

2537 N Pleasantburg Dr Suite D
Greenville, SC

Sakura, which is located on Pleasantburg Drive offers a wide selection of sushi dishes. Their dishes range from new life roll, shrimp tempura roll, gary roll, amazing roll and so much more. They also offer vegetable rolls, which include Inari Avocado Roll, Asparagus Roll, Tempura Sweet Potato Roll, Mushroom Cream Cheese Roll and AAC Roll.

  • Dine-in
  • Take-out options
  • Delivery through Group Hub
Sashmi and sushi roll from Aoki Sushi in Greenville, SC
Red snapper and tuna sashimi alongside the Japan Roll from Aoki Sushi in Greenville, SC

Aoki Sushi

1779 Woodruff Rd Suite B
Greenville, SC 29607

Located on Woodruff Road, Aoki Sushi offers such a wide variety of sushi that you’ll feel lost when they hand you a menu. Crunch munch, Sunday morning, yummy lobster, crunch scallop, captain crunch, crazy California, dynamite, burning sun, caterpillar are just a few sushi options they offer. Lots of fish and very fresh, they have a number of options without a lot of sauce, like the orange blossom and cherry blossom rolls. They also offer specialty rolls and regular rolls if you aren’t feeling spontaneous.

  • Take-out only
  • No Contact Delivery

*Date Night idea from Kidding Around’s Maria: Grab some sushi from Aoki Sushi and head to a local park. We picked up several rolls and sashimi, then drove the 20 minutes from Aoki Sushi to Greer City Park. We enjoyed our sushi by the fountain in the park, watching the people go by. We finished off our date night with a stroll down Trade Street. It was a fabulous way to enjoy a night out with amazing food, without the restaurant crowds.

An Unconventional Yet Easy Sushi Idea

One of our readers suggested getting your sushi from Sam’s Club. Samantha B. joked that she’s a mom and doesn’t get date nights, but the conversation that surrounds ordering sushi from Sam’s was enough for us to make sure all of our readers knew of this option.

One of our readers says she manages a restaurant and even the DHEC Inspector said Sam’s has one of the cleanest sushi sections, and he buys his sushi there.

So for a great deal on great-tasting sushi from a clean kitchen, drop by Sam’s and see what you can order.

Where do you like to go for sushi in Greenville, SC?

This article was originally written by Hope Evans and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

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