Ten Best Sushi Restaurants in Broward County
Just like fashion, food comes and goes in trends.
Photo by Christina Mendenhall
What was once your risque, '90s, cheek-baring cut-off shorts is now your cultural norm.
Just a couple of decades ago, the idea of consuming raw fish was a big no-no for most Americans; only the most adventurous eaters would consider stuffing a big slab of raw tuna down their gullets.
Obviously, that's no longer the case.
The Japanese staple can be found all over the place.
As common as sushi may be these days, not all rolls are created the same. We've all walked into -- and then quickly out of -- a few foul-smelling fish joints.
To help you on your Japanese-style seafood adventures, we snacked and sampled our way through the region to find the freshest in the land.
Here are the ten best sushi restaurants in Broward County:
S3 might be short for "sun, surf, and sand," but it also refers to the selection of steak, seafood, and sushi. Although we generally stick to sushi joints for our rolls and nigiri, this beachfront spot actually serves an impressive selection of uncooked fish. One of the busier spots in Fort Lauderdale, seafood flies off the shelves. (There's no sitting around.) And the Thai-style rolls are as artistic as it gets. The Thai tuna combines avocado, coconut, macadamia nut, and jalapeño inside a pink soy-paper wrap. The Crab n' Shrimp features real crab and sweet shrimp with Asian pear and crisp noodles. The veggie mixes avocado, tomato, mango, cucumber, and kampyo (Japanese squash) with a spicy chili sauce. This place is not your typical Japanese eatery, but we think it's great exactly as it is.
Deerfield Beach has a cheap and easy raw fish mecca with Thai-Sushi Express in the Cove shopping center, located just west of the Intracoastal Waterway. The price points are easily some of the lowest around. Sashimi starts at just 95 cents, ten hand rolls are priced at $3.50, and most à la carte rolls are under $10, including the unique kimchee roll that features conch, spinach, asparagus, and cucumber for $8.50. Also, stop by for lunch specials, available daily and priced from $6.75 to $7.50. Look, we're all about throwing down a little cash for some great food, but in this case, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to fill up on fresh seafood.
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1956 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
3414 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2223 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, FL
8271 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL
1515 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL