Whether you are sushi’s biggest fan or a newcomer to the world of raw fish, give one of these local spots a try.
1. Cloud 9Located in Mt. Lookout, Cloud 9 offers half-price sushi and daily drink specials. While a fan favorite is their “Crunch Munch” roll, Cloud 9 also offers a wide variety of other sushi, like the Phoenix Roll, Crunchy Tuna, or Hot Mama. 1018 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout, (513) 533-9218
2. Dancing WasabiAward-winning sushi chef and owner Charlie Choi has been making sushi for more than 20 years. With such an experienced chef, it’s no wonder the menu has so many creative roll flavors. If you don’t like sushi, Dancing Wasabi also has a large sushi-free dinner menu. 3520 Edwards Rd, Hyde Park, (513) 533-4444 dancingwasabihydepark.com3. Maki ExpressFor friends who don’t enjoy sushi, Maki Express features a wide variety of dinner options, from Crab Tempura to Ramen Noodles. If you’re feeling brave, try something different, like a Tempura Sweet Potato Roll or an Eel Roll. 209 West McMillan Street, Clifton, (513) 721-6999 makiexpress.tripod.com
4. FusianOpened by a couple of college friends in 2010, Fusian provides affordable sushi, environmentally friendly packaging, and many build-your-own-sushi-roll options. Simply choose your wrap, protein, veggies, and sauce. Top your sushi with crab mix or tempura crunch if you’re feeling fancy. As of September, the restaurant is planning a big move from 4th Street up to 6th Street, scheduled for October 2012. 6th and Vine Sts., Downtown Cincinnati, easycasualsushi.com
5. Aroma Restaurant & Sushi An upscale restaurant located in Kenwood Towne Center, Aroma offers half-price sushi and fine dining in one experience. For a new flavor adventure, try the Morning Roll, filled with fried bananas, bacon, and chipotle mayo. 7875 Montgomery Rd., Kenwood, 513-791-0950 aromacincinnati.com
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