Since the mid-90s, sushi restaurants have enjoyed mainstream popularity in America, serving as both a tasty, quick lunch and date night option. While nigiri and sashimi sushi showcase the simple beauty and taste of fresh, high-quality fish, signature rolls reveal the sushi chef’s creativity with a combination of flavors, colors and textures. In the South Bay Area, there are hundreds of sushi options from high-quality sushi bars to lunchtime buffets. For an even comparison, I worked with a $30 budget for each restaurant and sampled the chef’s daily nigiri special in addition to a signature dish if budget allowed.
Whether you are a purist with a connoisseur’s taste for fine sashimi or you seldom stray from a California roll, this guide will direct you toward a new favorite sushi restaurant in the South Bay. If I missed your go-to sushi restaurant in the South Bay, please be sure to let me know in the comments section.