Must-Try Sushi Restaurants in Columbus

There is much to love about good sushi. It is healthy and nutritious, centered around the freshest fish, often rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and more, and it is versatile. Are people in your group vegan? Gluten-free? Paleo? They can all find something that works for them at sushi restaurants.

The combination of flavors and textures, with the soft and sticky rice, the fresh fish, the tangy soy sauce, and the spicy wasabi, creates an irresistible taste sensation. When properly made, sushi is also a treat for the eyes, with colorful and artful arrangements.

But finding a top-notch sushi restaurant is essential. You want one that will use high-quality, fresh ingredients and follows proper food safety practices to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. In this list of the best sushi restaurants in Columbus, you will find the best quality sushi prepared with skill and care in a safe and enjoyable setting.

The 1126 Restaurant

The 1126 Restaurant is not the cheapest spot on this list, but there are many reasons why it is one of the best sushi restaurants in Columbus. We highly recommend reserving a table rather than walking in. It’s hard to go wrong with the options there, as everything is fresh, professionally made, and a feast for the eyes. In the end, it will depend on the type of fish and flavors you are looking for.

Start with some Edamame sprinkled with sea salt while you wait for your Tiger Rolls (spicy tuna sushi topped with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and eel finished with tempura flakes, masago, scallions, spicy mayo, and eel sauce) and Sunshine Rolls (shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, and spicy crab meat). Or try a Sake Bomb, where torched salmon sashimi is rolled with spicy salmon and topped with mango salsa. They also have plenty of vegetarian options.

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: The 1126 Restaurant

Service options:  Dine-in · Takeout · No-contact delivery

Address: 1126 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 • (614) 725-3435

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Sushi Ko

Sushi Ko is great for families with children and even has a kid’s menu. The servers are attentive and friendly, and you will find options there that are hard to find elsewhere, like the Stuffed Avocado, a half avocado stuffed with spicy tuna, spicy crab, and cream cheese, fried in tempura batter and topped with spicy crab.

For more traditional choices, you will love the California Dreaming (Alaskan king crab, shrimp, spicy crab, avocado cucumber, maasago) and the Volcano (spicy tuna, cucumber, topped with avocado, spicy crab salad, crunchy and special sauce). Is someone in your group not into raw fish? There are many options for them, like the Bibimbop, a sizzling stone pot with a variety of vegetables, and fried egg over a bed of rice served with a special hot sauce and your choice o protein (NY strip, chicken, and tofu).

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Sushi Ko

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery

Address: 122 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235 • (614) 985-6441

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Sushi Ten

Sushi Ten is a good choice when you want fresh, flavorful sushi that isn’t extravagantly priced.

They offer Nigiri Sushi with options like King salmon, scallops, and octopus, and creative Sushi Maki like the Columbus Salmon/Tuna (salmon or tuna, avocado, cucumber, spicy sauce, sesame seeds), the Fire Dragon (tuna, spicy sauce, avocado, crab meat, smelt roe, green onion, jalapeño, tempura batter, eel sauce) and the Crunch Philly (fresh salmon, cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, tenkasu, wasabi flying fish roe, smelt roe, eel sauce, and spicy sauce).

There isn’t a lot of seating, but they prepare take-out orders fast, and web orders are easy to place and schedule.

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Sushi Ten

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery

Address: 1159 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 • (614) 451-9100

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Akai Hana

Akai Hana is a safe bet for lunch and dinner in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. The staff will be quick to find you a table, and the music isn’t loud like it can be in other restaurants. A good option for a casual date night!

They pride themselves in offering an authentic Japanese dining experience with options, and no one in Columbus does it better, according to Columbus Monthly. Try the Sushi Deluxe (tuna, yellowtail, fluke, salmon, squid, salmon roe, eel, and one tuna roll, the New Spider Roll (soft shell crab, avocado, spicy mayo, lettuce, fish eggs), or the Green Hornet (spicy tuna, wasabi tobiko, and jalapenos). They also have plenty of cooked options.

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Akai Hana

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery

Address: 1173 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 • (614) 451-5411

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The service at Oshio is impeccable, from the chilled water bottle and glasses to the fresh and visually appealing rolls. They take great care of ensuring a safe experience for their customers with food allergies, and they are a peanut-free restaurant. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are clearly marked, and it is an easy pick for this list of the best sushi restaurants in Columbus.

Some of their specialty rolls include the Oshio Roll (shrimp tempura, eel, cream cheese, avocado, mame nori, seared tuna, spicy mayo, eel sauce, tobiko, and scallions), the Brutus Roll (spicy crab, cucumber, topped with spicy crab, white tuna, serrano, wasabi mayo, and eel sauce) and the Grandview Roll (shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and avocado, topped with spicy crab, eel sauce, and tempura flakes). Or try a dee-fried roll like the Sunday Morning Roll (salmon, avocado, and cream cheese deep-fried in tempura.

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Oshio

Service options:  Dine-in · Takeout · No-contact delivery

Address: 974 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 • (614) 972-8443

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FUSIAN is the perfect spot for groups where not everyone can have fish, and while they boast several locations, the one on 4214 N High St is considered the best of them all.

Fans of spicy food, you won’t want to miss the Super Spicy Tuna Roll, which is like a spicy tuna roll, but with hotter ingredients (Ahi tuna, avocado, jalapeno, and scallion topped with sriracha, and creamy togarashi sauce) and vegetarians will love the Roasted Tofu Roll (inside-out sushi roll with house-marinated and roasted tofu, avocado, carrot, cucumber, sweet soy, and sesame seeds).

And if you prefer a wealth of veggies and protein, the Salmon Superfood (chopped kale, roasted salmon, carrot, cucumber, and sweet pepper, tossed with chili-ponzu dressing and topped with scallion and sesame seed) is a great choice.

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: FUSIAN

Service options: Takeout · No-contact delivery · No dine-in

Address:  4214 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214 •(614) 826-2392

 855 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 • (614) 670-4323

4190 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219 • (614) 532-8383

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Sushi En

If you tend to reserve sushi restaurants for dinner and otherwise grab to-go trays during the day, SUSHI EN will change your mind with their lunch specials (served with miso soup and salad) available Monday through Friday between 11 AM and 2:30 PM, with options like the Sushi Combination (five pieces of nigiri with a California roll) and the Sushi En Special (shrimp and vegetable tempura, seaweed salad, ika salad, edamame, three pieces of nigiri, and a California roll).

They also have creative specialty rolls. You will love the Drunken Tiger Roll, made with tempura shrimp, cucumber, and crab meat and topped with torched spicy tuna, scallion, cajun powder, shallot sauce, and eel sauce, and the Monroe Roll with shrimp, avocado, and cucumber topped with tuna, salmon, shallot sauce, beets, and kaiware (radish sprouts).

SUSHI EN also has a kid-friendly room where you can sit on the floor. Don’t miss their delicious kimchi!

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: SUSHI EN

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery

Address: 1051 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240 • (614) 430-9887

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Tai’s Asian Bistro & Sushi

While Tai’s Asian Bistro & Sushi serves everything from wontons to pad Thai (and even chicken wings!), they are still considered one of the best sushi restaurants in Columbus.

Start with some Edamame or Crab Rangoon (crab meat, cream cheese, and scallions fried in a crispy wonton skin) as appetizers while you wait for your sushi. You won’t want to miss the Aloha Roll (shrimp tempura, pineapple, topped with tuna tataki, three sauces, tempura flakes, and masago) and the Gail’s Roll (Spicy tuna roll topped with torched yellowtail and sprinkled with scallions, eel sauce, and tobiko).

You are sure to have a great experience at Tai’s Asian Bistro & Sushi!

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Tai's Asian Bistro & Sushi

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No-contact delivery

Address: 1285 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221 • (614) 485-0016

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Head over to Diaspora for updated and traditional Korean cuisine, sushi & cocktails. This hidden gem is clean with friendly staff, and it has a full menu that is sure to please everyone in your group. While it is not in the most convenient part of town if you’re driving, know that there’s a parking garage off an alley behind the restaurant where you can park for just a few dollars.

Plant-based eaters and others will love the “Create your own vegetarian rolls” option with a choice of vegetables, including cucumber, daikon radish, tofu, carrot, yamagobo root, asparagus, and avocado. Or try Crunchy Tempura Rolls like the Las Vegas (fried snapper, salmon, tuna, crab, cream cheese, avocado, and eel sauce) and Fresh Fish Rolls like the Scallop Roll (scallop, masago, green onions, daikon sprout, and homemade spicy mayo).

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Diaspora

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery

Address: 2118 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 • (614) 458-1141

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Fugu Sushi

As one of the best sushi restaurants in Columbus, Fugu Sushi ticks many of the boxes that make for a great experience – visually stunning sushi, the freshest fish, and plenty to keep children entertained, from a fish tank to a view of the sushi chefs at work.

Some of their specialties include Beef Sashimi, seared and thinly sliced with ponzu sauce, Gyoza (Japanese style pork and vegetable dumpling), and of course, the rolls. You will love the Rainbow Roll (a California roll with Tuna, Salmon, white tuna, tobiko, and avocado), or go simple with some Salmon or Avocado Rolls. You won’t be disappointed!

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: Fugu Sushi

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery

Address: 10503 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW, Pickerington, OH 43147 • (614) 986-8838

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KOSHI – Korean Food & Sushi

KOSHI is Columbus’ go-to for Korean comfort food that hits the spot every time. And because it is located inside the International Market, parking is easier than at many other sushi restaurants.

Try the deliciously sweet and spicy Dak-Gangjeong (crispy Korean fried chicken and rice cakes glazed in a sticky, sweet, and spicy sauce) or the tender and flavorful Hot Stone Bulgogi (thinly sliced ribeye beef marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, glass noodles, rice cakes, carrots, and scallions and served with a side of rice).

As for sushi, which is made to order and hand-rolled with fresh ingredients, there is plenty to choose from. Some fantastic options include the California roll covered in fresh avocado slices and fish of your choice (tuna, salmon, or unagi), and the Buckeye Roll (an inside-out roll with deep-fried crab, cream cheese, and avocado topped with extra crab salad and buckeye sauce.)

Best Sushi Restaurants in Columbus: KOSHI - Korean Food & Sushi

Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · No-contact delivery

Address: 1265 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 • (614) 914-5131

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