The Myrtle Beach area has many fine sushi restaurants, and here are my picks for the Top 10.
700 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
The relaxed and downtown oceanfront vibe brings people in, and the fantastic and creative sushi (and delicious gourmet burgers and liquid nitrogen cocktails) brings them back, along with a commitment to superior service.
Owner Larry Bond of Bondfire Restaurant Group went to Japan to take training from premier sushi chefs, and one of those chefs came to Myrtle Beach to train ART's sushi chefs.
The sushi menu includes nigiri, sashimi, temaki, maki and specialty rolls, like the Bond Roll with spicy tun, cream cheese, avocado, tempura flakes and torched crab salad. Many guest say, "Omakase please!" and the chef uses his artistic and culinary experience to craft a designer roll according to the guest's preferences.
Bonus: Maki rolls are $4 during Happy Hour, which is 4-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
Some enjoy their food inside and check out the multiple art displays, while others prefer to dine on the oceanfront patio.
980 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach
Owner and hands-on operator Laura Heriyadi has a limited number os sushi rolls available for lunch, but at dinner the selection is broader with many tempting sushi appetizers like Seafood Ceviche, Beef and Tuna Tataki and the Dynamite Shell Appetizer with baked crab, fish, Japanese may, masago and scallions.
Lil’ Tokyo, 780 Coastal Grand Circle at Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-5858
The sushi is beautifully presented and delicious, and the service is outstanding. They also have great hibachi lunches and dinners.
Osaka Buffet, 749 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-5959
A buffet has to be REALLY wonderful for MyrtleBeachRestaurantNews.com to write about it, and this one is excellent. They have sushi, a hibachi station, whole grilled salmon sides, popular Chinese dishes, fried dumplings, crab legs and even some American choices like pizza and fried shrimp. AYCE lunches are less than $10, and dinners are just a little more.