The restaurant scene in the Lansing area has grown rapidly recently. There seem to be new local restaurants and breweries as well as chain restaurants popping up. But what hasn’t changed are the top sushi places in the area. The restaurants below have been a constant as the top recommendations for sushi in Lansing.
Have you ever had a sushi burger? Well, you can get one at Cask & Co. This location was previously Xiao focused largely on Japanese cuisine but has since expanded to be a more sports bar feel while still serving their scrumptious sushi. Due to its shift from a traditional Japanese restaurant to a sports bar, it has a larger drink selection than most sushi restaurants in the area.
With over six locations throughout the state, Maru must be doing something right and it shouldn’t be a surprise that they made the best sushi list for Lansing. They were also featured on our Best Sushi in Metro Detroit and Best Sushi in Grand Rapids lists. Maru has exceptional happy hour specials during the week. They also have a variety of small plates that are perfect for getting your meal started before diving into delicious sushi.
Ukai has three locations in the Lansing area. They are more commonly known for their hibachi grill, but the sushi is worth mentioning. Ukai has traditional sushi rolls as well as nigiri sushi and sashimi. The hibachi is great for a group of people to have a fun dining experience. Ukai is one of the few places in the area to offer a loyalty program as well.
Sansu is a staple for Michigan State University students since it is located just off-campus. It is one of the only sushi restaurants with open tatami seating in the area. Sansu also has traditional dining and seating at the sushi bar, if tatami seating is not for you. If you’re really hungry, be sure to check out the double-size rolls section of their website. Sansu also has a wide menu selection outside of sushi that is work taking a look at as well.
Sushi Moto is based on the west side of Lansing and has a wide range of traditional and specialty sushi rolls. In addition to their sushi rolls, they have a selection of bento boxes to give you a little bit of everything. If sushi isn’t your thing, then consider a teriyaki dish or a noodle dish. You won’t be disappointed in any menu decision.