Your ultimate guide to the 12 best sushi bars in Birmingham, including the new Rock n Roll Sushi at the Colonnade

Check out these sushi burritos from one of the best sushi restaurants in Birmingham! This customer delights in the dishes. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

Sushi lovers, this one’s for you! We’ve got your guide to the best sushi in Birmingham, complete with ratings for your favorite sushi bars and restaurants.

Ooka Chinese and Japanese Restaurant
An incredible presentation of sushi at Ooka. Photo via Facebook.

First on our list with the highest scores on Yelp and Trip Advisory is Ooka! With an extensive sushi menu, Ooka presents gorgeous plates of classic and special rolls. If you’re looking for some crazy new flavors to try, check out their sweet potato rolls. Now that’s a buzz-worthy combination!

5 stars on Yelp • 5 stars on Trip Advisor

2005 Valleydale Rd Suite 6, Birmingham, AL 35244

O Sushi Express -now KOMÉ

O Sushi, the restaurant you know and love, just rebranded to become KOMÉ! KOMÉ Japanese Cuisine offers a “Create Your Own” selection of rolls, bowls, burritos, and more. It’s the first of its kind in Birmingham, so you can’t pass up the chance to sit at their sushi bar and order exactly what you want.

4.5 stars on Yelp • 5 stars on Trip Advisor

3076 John Hawkins Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35244

Taco Tech

You might recognize this restaurant from last week’s Taco Trail. That’s right, their fusion food goes beyond the norm to provide you with all the seafood options you could ask for. Beyond the tacos, their specialty items include the seaweed burritos and the Bama Sushi Roll.

4 stars on Yelp • 5 stars on Trip Advisor

2409 Acton Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

Shiki Thai and Sushi

You won’t believe your eyes when you see the sushi at Shiki. Shiki Thai and Sushi is known for their huge portions of high-end house and specialty rolls. With seating at the sushi bar, be sure to enjoy the atmosphere people can’t stop talking about.

4.5 stars on Yelp • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

300 Hallman Hill E, Suite 109, Birmingham, AL 35209

Bamboo on 2nd

For sushi both colorful and flavorful, try Bamboo on 2nd! Located in the Loft District, Bamboo on 2nd prides themselves in being that trendy sushi place around the corner. Experience traditional Asian decor with a modern twist at this quality spot.

4.5 stars on Yelp • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

2212 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Nori Thai and Sushi Restaurant
One of the many delicious Maki rolls at Nori. Photo via Facebook.

Come back to the basics and get a classic sushi roll at Nori. Nori is a casual, affordable Thai and sushi restaurant in Birmingham. For your favorite Maki rolls, the ratings don’t lie. You can add masago, cream cheese, or avocado to any roll of your choice for only a dollar extra!

4.5 stars on Yelp • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

4704 Cahaba River Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243

Wasabi Juan’s

Take in the funky, tiki vibes that accompany your food at Wasabi Juan’s. Another fusion food restaurant, Wasabi Juan’s offers sushi burritos, nachos, and tacos for Birmingham to enjoy.  Their specialty is the sushi burritos wrapped in soy. Choose from their raw or cooked selection depending on what you fancy! For something new, try the grilled chicken and steak options.

4 stars on Yelp • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

4120 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Okinawa Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse
A pretty plate of rolls from Okinawa. Photo via Facebook.

A delicious choice for sushi and hibachi, Okinawa has a long list of rolls to taste. One of their specialties is the deep fried roll. Be sure to come in for their lunch specials! You can get two rolls and a soup or salad for only $9.

4 stars on Yelp • 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

148 Wildwood Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

The Cowfish got featured on our milkshake guide, but this time, we’re dissecting their fusion sushi options. Yes, they have sushi bar and fusion menus. But have you ever heard of “burgushi?” Unless you’re a Cowfish regular, you’ve never seen something like this. An imaginative combination of beef, steak, or pork matched with iconic sushi elements, “burgushi” guarantees a fresh, original experience. Check the boxes and rolls on the menu under “burgushi” for your options. Burger plus sushi equals awesome.

4 stars on Yelp • 4 stars on Trip Advisor

105 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243

Jinsei Sushi Bar and Lounge

For a high-scale take on sushi, go for Jinsei! Gorgeous, tasteful dishes make up the menu. On their website, Jinsei advertises big-city vibes at their location in Homewood, and these luxurious rolls live up to their reputation! They have several gluten-free options as well.

4 stars on Yelp • 4 stars on Trip Advisor

1830 29th St S Suite 125, Birmingham, AL 35209

Blowfish Sushi and Asian Cuisine
A bird’s eye view of several rolls from Blowfish. Photo via Facebook.

How hungry are you? Hungry enough for all you can eat sushi? At Blowfish, you can get it all for $22 Monday through Thursday. Order their generously topped rolls off the menu from the sushi bar! They have a wide variety of shrimp tempura, one of the recognizably classic rolls. Blowfish puts more of an American-style twist on traditional Asian sushi.

4 stars on Yelp • 4 stars on Trip Advisor

5479 Hwy 280 Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35242

Rock n Roll Sushi
A great shot of the Cyndi Lauper Roll from Rock n Roll Sushi. Photo via Facebook.

The Colonnade welcomes Rock n Roll Sushi to the party! Since the grand opening on June 12th, they’ve been serving up their iconic rolls like their other locations in Hoover and Trussville.  With hilariously on-topic names for their headliners, you’ll be reminded of your favorite rock artists while you enjoy a rockin’ roll. Right now, the restaurant has five stars on Facebook.

You’ll have to tell us how you rate Rock n Roll Sushi!

3431 Colonnade Parkway Suite 400, Birmingham, AL 35243 

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