It takes a special kind of person to enjoy eating raw fish but if you’re a self-proclaimed sushi lover, we’ve hand-picked five of the best sushi restaurants in town just for you!And, although Oklahoma City isn’t located next to an ocean, you can still get your sushi fix. Sometimes it’s just about the experience… whether you get to watch the sushi maker rolling in front of you or you’re presented with a plate of continuous rolls that make your mouth water-we’ve got something for every sushi lover out there.

1.    Sushi Neko – located in our Western Avenue District, Sushi Neko offers up a sushi bar plus plenty of private tables or a patio for the warmer days.  Neko gets fresh fish in four to five times a week—giving you the freshest sushi around!  Try the Sushi Deluxe Lunch for a variety of what they have to offer or go for dinner and try out their Robata Bar.

2.    Sushi Hayashi - On the south side of OKC? Even if you’re not, Sushi Hayashi is a favorite around town.  Family-owned since 2006, the eclectic vibe inside is just about as awesome as their giant rolls. Try the Code 7, a deep fried tempura crab roll topped with raw salmon and spicy mayo. Or, their Tiger Roll is perfect for those who like everything cooked. It’s a California Roll topped with cooked shrimp and avocado.  With more than 20 rolls and an array of other menu items, Sushi Hayashi is the perfect spot if you’re hungry for some rolls.

3.    Saii - Saii Asian Bistro’s unique menu brings the most exotic and delicious cuisine all in one place. Combine that with contemporary elegance and intimate ambiance with a waterfall and dark lighting, it’s the perfect date-night location. Open for lunch and dinner, reservations for dinner are ideal because of its popularity.  Grab a Lunch Box to get a variety of Saii favorites such as Miso Soup, Fried Gyoza, Salad, Rice and Sushi. Or, grab a roll or Sashimi or do both with their Special Sets Menu.

4.    Dot Wo Garden - Just down the road from Saii, Dot Wo has been in town since 1989 with Chinese favorites with some of the freshest ingredients and sauces.  Dot Wo is perfect for going out with friends who don’t love sushi but adore Chinese food.  Everyone leaves happy and full!  The ambiance at Dot Wo is sleek and vibrant with colorful lights illuminating the restaurant.  Try their famous Pot Stickers as a starter and dive in to their sushi with the Lucky Leprechaun, Rodeo or the Lady Love – they’re all incredible!

5.    GoGo Sushi - Head to Midtown for great views while diving in to even better sushi!  GoGo is very casual and offers up fresh grilled hibachi menu items plus sushi. Their happy hour is every Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm offering up half-priced sushi rolls, select appetizers and domestic beer.  The prices are very reasonable and their rolls leave you full. If you’re looking for a sushi roll suggestion here, go with the Sophia Roll--- a fried roll with snow crab avocado, cream cheese, masago, green onion, spicy mayo and eel sauce.

Now we’re hungry.