Let it roll! With a sushi roll, that is. Many local sushi restaurants are still open, a few for in-person dining or delivery, and all with takeout options. It’s time for a summer sushi roundup featuring six of our favorite Pittsburgh places.
Andy’s Sushi Bar, Strip District
Everyone loves Wholey’s, and people love Andy, the sushi master of Wholey’s. This sushi stand is a favorite, conveniently located in the Strip District. Grab a few sushi rolls while you pick up fresh seafood, meat and produce at Wholey’s. The menu includes combination rolls and sushi and sashimi options. You can even order a party tray for when hosting big groups is cool again.
Yoshino offers an extensive sushi and sashimi menu. Tuna, salmon, squid, scallop, octopus eel, crab, shrimp — they have it all. Try a specialty roll like the rainbow roll with tuna, salmon, white tuna and shrimp. The dragon roll includes shrimp tempura and cucumber on the inside with eel and avocado on the outside. If you can’t decide, you can order a sushi combination or a sashimi assortment. Let the chef select pieces for you to try! They also offer poke bowls and udon noodles for other Asian Fusion delicacies. Yoshino is currently taking orders for pickup.
Mt. Everest Sushi, Oakland
On the lookout for sushi rolls, sushi donuts, and poke bowls? Mt. Everest Sushi has you covered. They offer sushi and sashimi a la carte, as well as specialty sushi rolls. The White Mountain Roll including spicy crab, shrimp tempura, cucumber and avocado. Steelers fans may go for the Steeler Roll with shrimp tempura and avocado topped with seared salmon. Mt. Everest also has standard hand rolls such as an avocado roll and cucumber roll. Fan of poke bowls? You can order one with tuna, salmon, or white fish to start. And don’t miss the sushi donut — it’s sushi rice topped with tuna salmon, avocado, and sesame seeds. Right now, Mt. Everest Sushi offers ordering online for pick up.
KiKu, Station Square
Located in Station Square, KiKu is known for some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh. They’re known for a homemade brewed soy sauce that’s prepared in-house. KiKu offers specialty rolls like spicy tuna, rainbow, and tempura rolls. The nigiri and sashimi offerings come with one piece per order. Maki sushi comes with 6 pieces and seaweed on the outside. While the sushi bar counter is currently closed, KiKu is offering dine-in at their tables with a maximum party of 8. You’ll be required to wear a mask to enter the restaurant. You can order sushi for takeout at Station Square as well.
With a large menu, Ginza has a variety of salads, sushi, and dinner boxes. Ginza has 26 different kinds of specialty rolls, each with 10 pieces. The salads come with avocado, salmon skin, and even octopus. Sushi and sashimi are offered in all varieties from crab to daily fish, octopus to salmon, squid to scallops. If you can’t decide and want it all, try a dinner box that comes with sushi and sashimi or a roll, rice, plus a soup or salad. Ginza is currently offering their sushi for takeout.
Diners 2+1, Squirrel Hill
Diners 2+1 has the colorful rolls and bowls you’d expect from a great sushi place. Located on Murray Ave., Diners 2+1 has a menu with all the essentials for a sushi night. Try tuna, salmon, red snapper, crab, or eel sashimi or nigiri. They also have maki and hand rolls, as well as spicy rolls. Ever tried a sushi sandwich? This comes with spicy tuna, salmon, crab, and avocado in a wrap. Diners 2+1 also has five different poke bowl options that range from seafood options to beef, or even a chef’s selection. Order online for delivery or takeout.
For more restaurant takeout options, check out our Pittsburgh Takeout COVID-19 Edition.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.