Sushi. Fresh, light, delicious, flavorful, and surprising. It is one of my favorite dishes to eat, and has a rich history that dates back to feudal Japan. Pittsburgh is lucky enough to have some amazing spots that you should check out! 


Image via Mola Instagram

Mola is one of Pittsburgh’s best places to get sushi. Based out of East Liberty, the chef, Alex Tang, focuses on preparing fresh and healthy food. Mola truly serves delicious food which delights. There are specials like uni chirashis, or chirashis for two. Chirashi for the uninitiated is seasoned sushi rice topped with ingredients such as raw fish, omelets, and nori. There are also sushi rolls, bubble tea, and more. You can truly find something for everyone to enjoy! 

Diners 2+1

Image via Diners 2+1 Instagram

For fun, fusion rolls, in a relaxed setting, check out Diners 2+1 in Squirrel Hill. Diners 2+1 offers sushi, nigiri, rolls, hand roll, specialty rolls, and more! They have a sweet potato tempura roll which is truly chef’s kiss, and great vegetarian options for folks who may not eat fish. 


Image via Umami Instagram

Umami is one of the coolest spots in Pittsburgh. It also happens to serve amazing sushi. Umami considers itself an Izakaya (Japanese Pub) that is dedicated to umami flavors. We can’t disagree! 

I personally love their Nigiri plate, because you can get a little of everything. Aside from that, they also offer Nigiri, Sashimi, and Temaki. With additional delicious menu items like Robata– items cooked over hot charcoal–and ramen, and more, fish lovers and non-seafood lovers alike can find something to enjoy in this cool Lawrenceville spot. 

Mount Everest Sushi

Image via Mount Everest Instagram

Nestled in the heart of Oakland is Mount Everest. Truly a hidden gem, they serve an adventurous approach to the concept of sushi. With different options such as sushi platters, sashimi assortments, maki combinations, poke bowls, and more, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out their donut sushi!

What is your favorite sushi spot?

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Sophia Chang

Sophia is a Pittsburgh transplant who has lived in the Steel City for the last 9 years. She's passionate about food, and spends her free time sharing what it's like living (and eating!) as an Asian-American woman in Pittsburgh. You can find her exploring new restaurants, making foodie friends, and trying all the different bubble tea shops in the city.

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