With more than 70 different ethnicities that call Albuquerque home, our city is truly a melting pot. Included in this diversity are more than 60 sushi restaurants within city limits. And while having so many choices can be overwhelming, it also gives you plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for a classic California roll or an eel Sashimi, Albuquerque has something for everyone. Here are 8 restaurants and bars for the best sushi in Albuquerque.
1. Bento Sushi
Bento Sushi provides an extensive menu, including lunch, dinner sushi options and bento boxes, as well as kids’ menus and dessert options. You’ll find individual-sized portions for $24 or less, while bento boxes and multi-serving combos range from $24 to $72 depending on what is included. They are best known for their Bento Boxes, which offer a selection of chef-picked rolls, sashimi, and more.
Bento Sushi is open from 11 am to 8 pm on Monday through Saturday. This sushi spot may be in a building that may be small, but is also cozy, well-lit, and worth the wait if you go at a busy time.
You’ll find Bento Sushi at 7610 Carmel Ave NE E, Albuquerque NM.
2. Shogun Sushi
Shogun Sushi provides a tasteful experience in the world of sushi in Albuquerque. This is another limited seating, family-owned business. Shogun offers both lunch and dinner options and is open from 11:30 am to 2pm Monday through Friday, and noon to 2 pm on Saturdays for lunch. Their dinner-specific hours are from 5 pm to 9:30 pm Monday through Saturday.
Shogun is unique among the sea of sushi restaurants in Albuquerque and boasts of having the only sushi boat carousel in the city. Plus it has wheat-free soy sauce, which attracts the gluten-free crowd.
You’ll find Shogun Sushi at 3310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM.
3. Sushi Gen
Another northeast Albuquerque sushi spot worth adding to the list is Sushi Gen. This restaurant is great for anyone on a budget. While many sushi spots in Albuquerque are limited seating, Sushi Glen is great for large groups and families. Plus, they offer an all-you-can-eat option, which many customers love.
They are open Wednesday through Monday. Hours are 11:30 am to 8pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:30 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Sushi Gen is open from noon to 8 pm.
You’ll find Sushi Gen at 5210 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste B, Albuquerque, NM.
4. Tokyo Bangkok
Tokyo Bangkok is a wonderful spot offering both sushi and other Japanese dishes. Both customer reviews and the official website boast of a laid-back, relaxing environment and attentive staff, from the servers to the cooks. It’s comparable in price to Sushi Gen and has ample portion sizes. Plus it offers both Thai and Japanese cuisine, giving customers the choice between Sushi and a variety of curries and noodle dishes.
They are open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday from 11 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 9:30 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm.
You’ll find Tokyo Bangkok at 4959 Pan American Fwy NE #B, Albuquerque, NM.
5. Sushi Xuan
Although a little more expensive than the previous two listings, Sushi Xuan still ranks highly among both local sushi connoisseurs. The menu features a variety of dishes, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine, as well as beer and wine. They are best known for their coffee chicken, which features marinated chicken rubbed with ground French coffee Wok.
Sushi Xuan is known as one of the best sushi restaurants in Albuquerque due to its fresh ingredients and convenient location. Plus, they are famous for exceptional staff and fast service. The restaurant is open from 11:30 am – to 9:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 am – to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 9 pm on Sunday.
You’ll find Sushi Xuan at 417 Tramway Blvd NE #3, Albuquerque, NM.
6. Hibachi One
Hibachi One is lauded by several reviewers as a great place to bring the whole family. This hibachi grill offers an extensive menu of both hibachi-style items and other Japanese classics. Apart from the delicious cuisine, guests also get to see their food prepared right before their own eyes, which offers an added entertainment factor.
They are open every day: Mondays (17 pm – 21 pm), Tuesdays to Thursdays (11 am – 15 pm, 17 pm – 21 pm), Fridays and Saturdays (11 am – 22 pm), and Sundays (11:30 am – 21 pm).
You’ll find Hibachi One at 3230 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
7. Sushi Hana
Sushi Hana offers large portion sizes for reasonable prices, as well as excellent, attentive service and wonderful food. This spot is a must-visit for our vegan and vegetarian readers as well, as they offer some incredible vegan sushi.
The waiters serve you food in a very pleasant atmosphere, and you’ll be craving to come back again for more fresh sushi. They are open almost every day: Tuesdays to Thursdays (11 am – 9:30 pm), Fridays (11 am – 10 pm), Saturdays (12 pm – 10 pm) and Sundays (12 pm – 9 pm).
You’ll find Sushi Hana at 521 Central Ave NW A, Albuquerque, NM 87102
8. Sakura Sushi and Grill
Rounding off our list, we have, Sakura Sushi and Grill, another sushi restaurant with many vegan and gluten-free options! With amazing reviews, one thing customers seem to agree on is that the diverse menus are accompanied by great portion sizes and incredible flavors.
In addition to their sushi, Sakura is also known for its Sushi Tacos, which feature deep-fried wonton skin and your choice of fish. A note for Sakura, however, is that this woman-owned business is closed on Sunday, so make sure to plan your visit for any other day!
You’ll find Sakura Sushi and Grill at 6241 Riverside Plaza Ln suite c-1, Albuquerque, NM 87120
There are so many choices for sushi in Albuquerque that narrowing it down to the top 8 was difficult, but we’re confident you’ll love these places, too!