Where is the best place to get sushi near Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL?
While visiting the #1 beach in the nation you might just work up a craving for some delicious fresh fish! If so, there are some spectacular Japanese restaurants in the area that will fulfill your hunger for sushi and provide the non-sushi lovers with a genuine Asian dining experience.
Jo-To Japanese Steakhouse:
Why leave Siesta Key when you can get amazing sushi as well as enjoy watching a hibachi chef cook your meal right before your eyes? Jo-To Japanese Steak House, located in Siesta Key Village, is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family or a group of friends. The large hibachi tables create a fun communal atmosphere and the talented chefs show off their many tricks to entertain while cooking your mouth-watering food right in front of you. If you would prefer to enjoy your meal in quieter atmosphere, choose their beautifully tranquil dining room with comfy booths or for a more serene show of the culinary arts grab a stool at sushi bar and watch the masters at work.
Top recommended: Steak hibachi, gyoza appetizer and the volcano roll
Side note: part of the fun of staying and playing on Siesta Key are the FREE shuttle services from Tropical Beach Resorts directly to the Village. Be prepared with a little cash, as gratuities are how the drivers make their living… but the open-air ride from our front door to the destination of your choosing is priceless (especially when a few dollars a person is an appropriate tip). The kids will enjoy the trip and you will be happy to forgo the search for that perfect parking spot! You can indulge in a tropical cocktail or two with out the worry of driving back to your home-away-from-home.
Yume is located on Main Street in downtown Sarasota only 15 minutes from Siesta Key. This restaurant is widely known to locals as one of the best spots in town to enjoy Japanese dishes of all kinds, especially sushi! They have a wonderful atmosphere for family dinners, date nights, girls’ nights, anniversaries and more. If you are in a large group you will even get your sushi served to you in a boat. This award-winning restaurant is a hidden gem that is recognized for having the freshest fish and best service in town – a true local’s favorite. For all you sushi lovers vacationing in the area, Yume is worth the trip! And while your visiting our ever-expanding downtown area, be sure to take a stroll or drive and check out the wide variety of locally owned shops and specialty stores from art galleries to chic clothing boutiques to spice and cheese shops.
Top recommended: Lobster roll, seaweed salad, and grilled salmon with ginger sauce
Vizen Japanese Cuisine:
If you’re looking for that upscale-chic sushi experience don’t miss out on Vizen, located in the Gulf Gate area, a neighborhood just over the bridge and minutes from the key! Vizen is known for having innovative rolls with an artistic presentation and exquisitely fresh, top quality fish. The menu is a just tad more pricey than our other choices, but there are always creative new specials and top-notch service. Although dress code is not a term in any Sarasotan’s vocabulary… if you are looking for a place to wear your fancy new sundress then Vizen is your choice. The Gulf Gate area is worthy of its own full blog entry, but since this one is about our favorite sushi haunts let us just mention that you should certainly plan to have a cocktail in one of the local night spots that range from neighbor hood bars to the newest trendy hot-spots. If an adult beverage isn’t your choice for an after-dinner treat there are lots of other options from Jim’s Small Batch Pastries (best in town) to cupcakes or ice cream shops. This area is an ever-evolving eclectic spot for the locals to set up a small shop and share their talents with you.
Top recommended: smoked scallop, trico roll and rainbow roll
*Tropical Beach Resorts*
While visiting Siesta Key make sure to book your stay with Tropical Beach Resorts if you’re looking for beautiful rooms, tropical flower-adorned gardens, and lush pools - located on the ocean side of Siesta Key, where ever room is just a short walk to the shore.
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6717 Sara Sea Circle Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242
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