Growing in trend in recent years, sushi is one of the best delicacies to come overseas from Japan. What was once a traditional and simple meal, has now been transformed to fit the styles of various regions of the U.S. As Asian-fusion restaurants pop up along the world, sushi-lovers can experience local flavors in combination with their favorite sushi roll. See the best sushi bars and grills in Park City for a true mountain-sushi experience.
Flying Sumo Sushi & Grill
While many wonder how the mountain of Utah can acquire such fresh fish for their many sushi establishments, Flying Sumo is no exception to breaking that stereotype. Using only fresh ingredients at a reasonable price, Flying Sumo continues to impress both visitors and locals alike. Friendly staff and larger portions help set this sushi grill apart from other eateries on Main Street, and like most other sushi establishments, rolls are 50% off during the summer season. Flying Sumo is especially known for their Tokyo Nachos, which consists of spicy tuna, tobiko, wasabi mayo and guacamole on top of crunchy gyoza chips.
Photo: Flying Sumo Sushi & Grill
Oishi Sushi Bar & Grill
Located in the Summit Watch Marriot Hotel Plaza on the lower end of Main Street, Oishi Sushi Bar & Grill is known for keeping their repeat clientele, especially those from out of town. Oishi promises to serve only the freshest sushi, sashimi, traditional rolls and specialty rolls in town, while offering fusion-style appetizers and entrees for non-sushi lovers. With customer service as their No. 1 objective, Oishi offers a great ambiance in the heart of a bustling ski town, without breaking the bank or creating long waits for tables. Customer favorites include the Alaskan Roll on the special’s menu and the Tiger Lily Roll. Patrons during the summer can also enjoy their 50% off deal as well.
Photo: Oishi Sushi Bar & Grill
Situated in the heart of Main Street, Shabu is owned by brothers Kevin, long-time ski local, and Bob Valaika, who moved her from Aspen, Colorado for the Greatest Snow on Earth. Looking to create a new style of dining on Main Street in 2004, the two brothers were able to create a unique, freestyle Asian cuisine that combines the regions celebrated dishes with fresh, global flavors. Shabu has since thrived and received much praise, largely to Kevin's restaurant-savvy knowledge and Bob's taste for the culinary arts after studying with notable restaurateur Charlie Trotter and acclaimed Asian-fusion chef Nobu Matsuhisa, owner of top restaurants in Beverly Hills and Aspen. During the summer months patrons can also dine on their sidewalk patio to enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains while enjoying an order of sushi and sake.
Sushi by Rob
For those looking to stay home in the privacy of their own vacation rental, but still wanting to enjoy sushi, look no further than Sushi by Rob. As a sushi caterer and personal chef, and the former executive chef at The Flying Sumo, with 15-plus years of experience, Rob will come to your home and create a custom menu of sushi, appetizers, nagiri and shashimi. Rob loves to combine traditional Asian flavors with his American roots to create a hybrid vigor to his gastric art. He specializes in gluten-free options, and can create an entire gluten-free menu, including sauces and tempura. When he isn’t working as a personal chef, you can find Rob working the sushi bar at Lespri Prime Steak & Sushi Bar.
Translated from the Japanese word for mountain, Yama Sushi serves the finest seafood along with sake flight pairings and beers from around the world. Yama Sushi is located inside the Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, adjacent to Vista Lounge and Terrace, and overlooking the Empire ski run. Along with the luxurious atmosphere of the Montage, guests will enjoy the backdrop of picturesque mountain views and live music. From custom sushi rolls to cooking your own Wagyu beef on a hot rock, Yama Sushi has all the expectations of a traditional sushi bar with the addition of non-traditional elements an flavors.
Offering the freshest fish flown in from both the East and West Coast, Yuki Yama's menu consists of traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, maki and noodle dishes. Yuki is a contemporary mix of Korean and Japanese cuisine, featuring season ingredients that are designed for sampling and sharing. Guests can dine at the sushi bar, in the dining room or in the popular tatami room. Many of Yuki Yama's rolls are gluten-free, and at an affordable price in comparison to other popular Main Street establishments.