As we shift our focus from summer to fall and winter, droves of travelers begin to rethink their dining habits. Beachside fare is swapped for warm, hearty meals and, according to Japanese restaurant trends, sushi, ideally served at room temperature. The best sushi in Myrtle Beach is readily available near the sea, as well as many of the most popular attractions, such as the SkyWheel, the Market Common, and Broadway at the Beach. The folks here at Sands Resorts love maki rolls, sashimi, and Butajiru just as much as the next person; thus, we’ve collected a shortlist of our three favorite Japanese restaurants, all in the heart of the city.
The Tastiest Sushi in Myrtle Beach
Sifting through nearly two dozen top-rated Japanese restaurants wasn’t a walk in the park. At the end of the day, we believe that these eateries offer the very best sushi in Myrtle Beach (and the entire Grand Strand, for that matter). Per usual, you’ll be met by sleek architecture, colorful decor, and warm hospitality.
1. CO Sushi
Yes, CO has seven locations in the Southeastern U.S. Still, it’s impossible to deny the unique flavor combinations, fused with the open-air seating, the opulent bar, and the Market Common locale. Happy Hour entices loads of locals and tourists alike, especially with maki rolls sitting at $4 a pop. It’s also one of the only joints in the area to offer poke bowls (done right, we might add). The maze gohan rice, which includes fresh edamame, blends well with the pickled carrots, avocado, and seafood of choice, particularly the poke tuna.
2. King Kong Sushi
King Kong is larger than life, and Myrtle Beach’s most beloved Japanese restaurant is no different. Surprising to no one, King Kong is often awarded the best sushi in Myrtle Beach by regional publications. Patrons will discover Japanese fusion cuisines, calming decor, and a dimly-lit atmosphere—and you cannot beat the Broadway at the Beach location. We highly recommend the specialty maki, such as the “Lava Roll,” a crab-avocado-cucumber concoction that’s topped with escolar and a house-made lava sauce.
3. ART Burger Sushi Bar
Burgers and sushi under one roof? It’s not often that mammoth Angus burgers and fresh seafood delights, such as eel, shrimp, and salmon, grace the same tabletop. But ART isn’t your typical Japanese restaurant. Although ART slings some of the tastiest sushi in Myrtle Beach, many patrons opt for the innovative, iron-branded burgers. However, the vibrant maki rolls are simply to-die-for. And the unique, bar-like atmosphere adds a little extra flair, as do the house-made cocktails.
Finding a Suitable Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach
Before (or after) relishing a platter of sushi in one of Myrtle Beach’s core districts, find an arcade, a craft brewery, or a golf course for a little afternoon fun. Sand Dunes Resort and the neighboring North Shore Oceanfront Hotel offer a unique (and delightfully affordable) stay, with an eclectic mix of family-friendly amenities. The whole family can enjoy the on-site water park, exclusive beach access, a newly-upgraded arcade, a blacklight mini-golf course, and on-site dining at the brand new Beachfront Kitchen & Bar. There’s still ample time to book a last-minute summertime escape to Myrtle Beach’s sandy north shoreline. Please give us a call today at 800-726-3783, or check out our online specials!