Oregon Snags Four Spots On Yelp’s Top 100 U.S. Sushi Restaurants, One In Top 7

by | Jun 20, 2024 | Food, Food & Drink, News, Restaurants

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Whenever my friends and I came home from college, we wanted to get together and go out for sushi. There were several spots around Portland and Beaverton that we frequented on breaks from school, each with it's own unique twist. Portland is well known for its wide variety of cuisine, food trucks, and award winning restaurants, so we're not surprised that in a recent list of America's top 100 sushi joints that one in The Rose City made the top 10, and that two more from Beaverton and Portland made the list.

Oregon Has Four Of The Top 100 Sushi Restaurants In The U.S.

Sushi at Yoshi's Sushi. It's very colorful and arranged in a pretty way.
Photo via Yoshi's Sushi Facebook page.

Sushi wasn't always an American favorite. It used to be considered too exotic... too scary. Today this Japanese dish is well loved by people across the U.S. can be found at your local grocery story and in dozens of restaurants across the state. Sushi almost always features fish (usually raw, but not always), rice, toppings and fillings. In Japan, sushi chefs train for years to learn how to cook the special sushi rice itself, and that's before they start to train on how to prepare the seafood that goes into the dish.

There's a wide variety of types of sushi, and many of the top spots on Yelp's top 100 list feature seafood that's flown in daily so it's as fresh as possible.

#7 In Yelp's Top 100 - Yoshi's Sushi In Portland, Oregon

People talking outside of the Yoshi's Sushi food truck.
Photo via Yoshi's Sushi Facebook page.

Portland loves food trucks and carts, so it's no surprise that Yoshi's Sushi, which is #7 in Yelp's list, is a food cart serving up sushi packed with flavor.

Sushi at Yoshi's Sushi on a pretty blue and white plate with chopsticks.
Photo via Yoshi's Sushi Facebook page.

Chef Yoshi has 20 years of sushi experience and creates some truly amazing dishes in the Multnomah French Quarter.

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Sushi at Yoshi's Sushi.
Photo via Yoshi's Sushi Facebook page.

Get more information on Yoshi's and check out their delicious creations here.

#24 In Yelp's Top 100 - Koya Sushi In Beaverton, Oregon

Japanese food at Koya Sushi.
Koya Sushi. Photo by Mei Chin Chen via Google Local.

Coming in at number 24, Koya Sushi serves up all kinds of delicious Japanese food, including Sushi.

Sushi at Koya Sushi.
Photo by B H via Google Local.

From Gyoza (deep-fried potstickers with vegetables and chicken), to Chicken Teriyaki, Spicy Pork, Sashimi, and Sushi combo plates, there's all kinds of Japanese cuisine to sample here.

Japanese food at Koya Sushi.
Photo by Sean KP via Google Local.

Get more information and make your order at Koya Sushi here.

#75 In Yelp's Top 100 - Bluefin Tuna & Sushi In Portland, Oregon

Sushi at Bluefin Tuna & Sushi.
Photo via the Bluefin Tuna & Sushi Facebook page.

At number 75 out of 100, Bluefin Tuna & Sushi started out in Seoul, South Korea in 2011. The owners wanted to bring the flavors of Japanese and Asian cuisine to the US and brought Bluefin Tuna & Sushi to Portland, Oregon on NE Broadway.

A beautiful plate of food at Bluefin Tuna & Sushi.
Photo via the Bluefin Tuna & Sushi Facebook page.

Featuring noodles, rice bowls, and a wide variety of mouth watering sushi, this is a much beloved sushi spot for Portlanders.

Sushi at Bluefin Tuna & Sushi.
Photo via the Bluefin Tuna & Sushi Facebook page.

Check out Bluefin Tuna & Sushi and make your order here.

#80 In Yelp's Top 100 - Tekkamaki Sushi In Medford, Oregon

Sushi at Tekkamaki Sushi in Medford, Oregon.
Photo via the Tekkamaki Sushi Facebook page.

To round out the list of top sushi spots in Oregon, we have to head about four and a half hours south of Portland on I-5 to Medford, where we find Tekkamaki Sushi. Road trip anyone? I can't imagine a better road trip with friends than heading out to try all of Oregon's top sushi spots.

A big variety plate of Sushi at Tekkamaki Sushi in Medford, Oregon.
Photo via the Tekkamaki Sushi Facebook page.

This hot spot in Medford features authentic Taiwanese and Japanese cuisine, and has five stars on Yelp. Many reviews say the sushi is delicious and practically melts in your mouth.

Sushi at Tekkamaki Sushi in Medford, Oregon.
Photo via the Tekkamaki Sushi Facebook page.

Check out Tekkamaki Sushi in Medford and order here.


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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