Here’s Where To Go for Sushi in Cincinnati

June 3rd, 2021 by

We recognize Cincinnati, Ohio, for many things: It was a stop on the Underground Railroad, it’s home to America’s oldest baseball team, and it’s the birthplace of director Steven Spielberg. But sushi lovers will be happy to know that there are many hidden gems around Cincinnati where you can grab a roll and catch up with old friends. It’s best to know where you can find this irresistible delicacy when your craving hits. So you don’t have to search too hard for your Alaska or Dragon Roll, read on for our list of where to go for sushi in Cincinnati. 

Cloud 9 Sushi

Best Sushi Restaurants in Cincinnati, OH

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Cloud 9 Sushi is a small and intimate restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a little corner of heaven as you settle into the down-to-earth atmosphere and the savory aromas encircle you. Although it can get packed, there’s never a shortage of great food and quality company.

Locals love the Sunday Morning Roll. One of their signature rolls, the C9 Supreme Roll, is a favorite as well. Filled with tempura shrimp and spicy crab, this delectable roll, topped with sliced avocado and eel sauce, becomes a quick classic. Cloud 9 Sushi uses creativity to enhance flavors and sends your taste buds on a celestial adventure. 

Check out the menu for their full selection of mouthwatering appetizers, soups, rolls, and entrees. Top off your meal with their mochi ice cream, a traditional Japanese dessert. It’s ice cream inside a thin rice cake, and the perfectly balanced flavors leave your taste buds and stomach in paradise. 

Fuji Steak House

Fuji Steak House is anything but just a steak house. Their creative list of menu items is as tall as Mount Fuji itself. Kids under 10 can order off the children’s menu, while adult patrons will certainly find something to excite the taste buds, whether it be surf or turf. A quick glance at the interesting menu will tell you that this is a dining experience you can’t miss. 

Their extensive list of flavorful appetizers, soups and salads, rolls and sashimi, and hibachi selections are creatively titled and carefully prepared. Begin your meal with their XO Calamari. They serve this lightly battered and deep-fried appetizer with a special sauce that’ll have your taste buds scaling mountains. Or, for a smoother appetizer, try the Monkey Brain (sushi). It is lightly fried avocado stuffed with spicy crab and tuna meat, served with a spicy sauce. You’ll go bananas for it. 

Move on to the Spicy Spider Roll. The chopped soft-shell crab mixed with spicy mayonnaise, masago, and Sriracha sauce dance in your mouth while the crunch flower adds some punch. If you seek more classic flavors, you can’t go wrong with their California Roll. Top off your meal with the tempura banana. The fresh banana is deep-fried with tempura coating and provided the perfect sweet and crunchy closure to your meal. 

Visit them Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for their lunch menu. You can experience the depth of their menu a little at a time. And if you’re in the mood for sushi but want to save a little money, you can order from their half-price sushi menu on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Green Papaya

You haven’t experienced all the sushi scene has to offer in Cincinnati if you haven’t eaten at Green Papaya. This restaurant specializes in Thai food, sushi, and more Asian cuisines. Their care and concern for individual customer needs translates into inventive menu options that reveal how much they value their patrons.

Co-owner and chef Ta Panichleuchachai created considerate dishes to accommodate for special dietary needs. You’ll find a selection of healthy menu options. Green Papaya’s signature roll, the Green Papaya Roll, has mango and a soybean wrap. For diabetic sushi lovers, the Rock Roll has no rice and can be a great and delicious choice to cure your sushi craving without affecting blood sugar readings.

You can choose to dine in and experience the serene and inviting atmosphere or call ahead and nosh on your Lava Roll and Emerald Roll as you binge-watch your favorite shows. Whether you dine in or do carryout, try the Cheese of Asia. This appetizer is steamed or lightly fried slices of tofu, served with ground peanut sweet and sour sauce. 

Mr. Sushi

Mr. Sushi presents sushi in a buzzing atmosphere sure to excite even the most timid. If you’re new to sushi, this is the place to try it. You’ll have a selection of different dishes zoom past your eyes as servers rush to get orders to hungry customers. The environment is quick, enticing, and sets your heart rate pumping. Try the Sushi Deluxe Platter, which has a nice spread of different options and gets you filled with about $20.

If you like spice, the Volcano Roll will give a nice burn. It’s a California Roll topped with spicy scallop, crab stick, and masago, then wrapped in foil and baked. For vegetable lovers, select the Go Green Roll. It is a vegetable roll topped with avocado, radish, and chopped carrot for the perfectly satisfying fresh crunch. They also offer a wide selection of alcohol to help you wash everything down. 


Finding the perfect sushi spot takes time, patience, and a lot of taste testing. You’re sure to discover something that pleases your palate from our list. Each establishment offers quality service and a friendly atmosphere. Here at Performance Kings Honda, we know that great service with a smile is important and we are ready to help you with your automotive service, maintenance, or customization needs. Contact us for your vehicle’s health and maintenance.

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