Got a hankering for sushi?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top sushi hot spots in Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.
1. Chiyo Sushi
Topping the list is Chiyo Sushi. Located at 1619 Sulgrave Ave. in Mount Washington, the sushi bar and Japanese spot is the highest-rated sushi spot in Baltimore, boasting 4.5 stars out of 124 reviews on Yelp.
Chiyo Sushi offers a wide array of sushi, as well as lunch and dinner entrees featuring traditional Japanese cuisine, with an emphasis on tempura and teriyaki. The menu also includes appetizers, salads, udon, desserts and a selection of wine, beer and sake. For lunch, try the salmon roll with chicken tempura. Heading over for dinner? Choose either sushi or sashimi with beef teriyaki.
2. Shoyou Sushi
Next up is SBIC's Shoyou Sushi, situated at 1450 Light St. With 4.5 stars out of 442 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar and Japanese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
In its new location since 2018, Shoyou Sushi features a signature dish of a fresh assortment of sashimi over sushi rice, salmon, Japanese snapper, white tuna and the chef's daily selection of fish. It also offers sushi rolls, appetizers and salads. Try the Oriole Park special roll with tempura eel and spicy tuna on top of a roll filled with crab mix, avocado, asparagus and cream cheese and covered with spicy mayo, eel sauce, Japanese seasoning, tempura flakes, masago and sriracha.
3. Brothers Sushi
Federal Hill's Brothers Sushi, located at 1035 S. Charles St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar and Japanese spot 4.5 stars out of 116 reviews.
This restaurant serves up appetizers, soups, fried rice and noodles, a wide variety of a la carte sushi, desserts and a full bar. A daily lunch special and a house special is also available.
4. Roy's Restaurant
Roy's Restaurant, a sushi bar and steakhouse that offers seafood and more in the Inner Harbor, is another go-to, with four stars out of 877 Yelp reviews. Head over to 720B Aliceanna St. to see for yourself.
According to its website, Roy's chefs "source the freshest produce, seafood and beef from local farmers and family-owned fishing boats." It serves a variety of sushi rolls, as well as Japanese- and Hawaiian-inspired dishes in the form of appetizers, salads and entrees featuring beef, poultry, fish, shellfish and vegetarian fare. Stick around for the pineapple upside down cake or the lime tart.