Ten Best Sushi Restaurants in Palm Beach County

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Union / Candyfish
The Tuna Tower roll from Union / Candyfish in Delray Beach.
Despite our proximity to the ocean and the nearby bounty of fresh catches we South Floridians can find year-round, attempting to find fresh sushi in our tropical paradise can be an entirely different ball game. And the fact that we are literally leagues away from the world's best fish markets makes it that much more apparent.

But what we lack in esteemed sushi joints, we make up for with variety. We've got everything from creative chefs that light up our taste buds with downright indulgent omakase experiences, to menus rife with specialty rolls -- even buffet-style spaces that churn out sushi and sashimi on a rotating conveyer belt.

See also: Ten Best Sushi Restaurants in Broward County

But which among them are the best in Palm Beach County? To find out, we did some sampling. Yes, our pockets have been emptied -- and our mercury levels are slightly elevated -- but man, was it worth it.

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Sushi Yama Boynton Beach
A special roll at Sushi Yama Boynton Beach.
10. Sushi Yama Siam
These stylish modern Japanese eateries (there's one in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach) feature a bento-box special with a variety of choices for lunch -- a real value deal. Start with unique starter sushi plates, appetizers like squid pasta or spicy conch or octopus salad. Rolls and tempuras or teriyaki are the way to go. Boats full of sushi and sashimi serve two to five people. Off the sushi menu find plenty of temaki -- hand rolls -- and look for dozens of signature rolls like the sunrise roll, deep fried tuna with salmon, krab, cream cheese and cucumber with a sweet and spicy sauce. There are also several rice-free rolls for those looking for just the raw fish.

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Lemon Grass Asian Bistro Facebook
9. Lemon Grass Asian Bistro
Lemon Grass is swank sushi spot, but even though it looks pricey, the price is right. The menu at the Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach restaurants verges on gigantic, but it’s easy to navigate, and unlike other multipage menus, this one hangs together beautifully and never loses focus, effortlessly drawing out Vietnamese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Thai, and Japanese threads. From the sushi bar, a gorgeously designed plate of tuna tataki is arranged like a Chinese fan; a plate of tiny whole baby octopuses slathered with a sweet and rich deep-red marinade pop when you chew them -- a visceral effect that takes some getting used to, but they’re wonderful. Vietnamese-style summer rolls are a perfectly balanced ode to the season; won-ton soup with asparagus floats puck-sized homemade chicken dumplings in a clear broth with napa cabbage.

Location Info

Candyfish Gourmet Sushi

8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Echo

230 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sushi Yama Japanese Asian Bistro

23009 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Lemon Grass Asian Bistro

101 Plaza Real SE, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Imoto

350 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Aah Loi

3755 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sushi Jo

319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sushi Simon

1614 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Yakitori Sake House

271 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


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5 comments
Beau Myers
Beau Myers

You guys missed out on Sushi Bon Express Inc..... They should have made the top 3 for sure. Ebi is one of the best around...tsk tsk

Daniel Naumko
Daniel Naumko

Would have loved seeing Sushigo in this list. They take the prize home in my opinion

danielnaumko
danielnaumko

Sushi Go across the street from Mizner Park is amazing!!!

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