Sushi: We crave it, we love it, we want more of it. Lucky for us, Brevard is loaded with awesome sushi joints. Some people just want a simple California roll, and some people want to go all out and eat eel. Whatever kind of sushi you love; these sushi restaurants will have what you’re looking for. Check out our guide to the best sushi restaurants in Brevard: part two.
Thai Fuku, in Cocoa Beach, is creating innovative sushi rolls like you’ve never had before, for cheap! You can stick with the basic rolls such as a tuna roll, salmon roll, or rainbow roll. If you’re a sushi aficionado try the Insanity roll, Sashimi roll or the Lobster Volcano roll. The Insanity roll is crispy salmon tempura with roe, asparagus, creamy avocado, cream cheese, topped with roe, wasabi mayo and eel sauce ($8.95). If you love sashimi, the sashimi roll will be your sushi paradise: tuna, salmon, escola, shrimp, cucumber, tamako, massago, kampyo and asparagus, wrapped in seaweed and served with ponzu sauce ($9.95). Thai Fuku has everything from Thai lunch specials, bento lunch boxes, sushi, sashimi, Thai salads and entrees. Their happy hour is from 4pm-6pm and sushi rolls are $3-$7. You can’t beat those prices! For more, please visit www.thaifuku-cocoabeach.com
Located in Merritt Island, this Asian fusion restaurant is the perfect place to go with your friends and family. One of the local’s favorite sushi restaurants, Pacific Rim usually has a full house. The décor is elegant, and the restaurant has a fine-dining experience, without the fine-dining prices. They have a wide-variety of sushi rolls, including sushi combos, classic sushi rolls, and their specialty sushi creations. The menu may seem overwhelming, but if you’re having trouble deciding what to get the servers will tell you what’s best. Some favorites are the Sister roll, Arctic roll, Love Big roll and the No Name roll. Stop by for lunch and try one of their Japanese lunch specials for an awesome deal on sushi, sashimi and Thai combos. For more on Pacific Rim, please visit www.pacificrimmerrittisland.com
Toyo Sushi & Asian Cuisine
Toyo Asian Cuisine offers a wide array of delicious Japanese dishes, ranging from traditional dishes and new-style entrees. From their friendly staff to the excellent sushi, Toyo Asian Cuisine is known for having some of the best sushi in town. Each sushi roll is presented like a piece of art, and tastes as good as it looks. If you’re out to dinner with your significant other or a fried, get the Sushi for Two: one rainbow roll and 18 pieces of sushi ($41.95). If you don’t feel like sharing, try one of Toyo’s specialty rolls. The Pink Lady roll is shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, pineapple, avocado, wrapped in soy paper and served with special sauce. Toyo Asian Cuisine offers original sushi rolls, modern décor, a friendly staff and low prices. For more, please visit www.toyomelbourne.com
Umami Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar, in Melbourne, is the real deal when it comes to gourmet sushi. Teasing your palate with flavors it’s never experienced before, the chefs at Umami are building off of traditional Japanese concepts while using modern and progressive techniques. Umami only uses the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Whenever you stop by, they have rare fish and shellfish that are seldom seen on the Space Coast. A signature roll at Umami is the Distinguished Gentleman: Maine lobster, scallions, masago, avocado, seared rare beer, jalapenos, truffle salt and wasabi aioli. One bite of the gourmet food at Umami and your taste buds will soar across a wide spectrum of flavors, from simple to complex. For more, visit www.myumamisushi.com
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer