Some things are so confusing. June 18 is International Sushi Day, while Nov. 1 is National Sushi Day. We at Durée & Company propose a solution: Celebrate both.
We will address Nov. 1 later. But first, let’s recognize, June 18.
On June 18, sushi lovers will share their love for this unique food the only way they know how – eating it!
From Fort Lauderdale, Aspen and beyond, we surveyed a few Dynamos to share their favorite sushi rolls and locations to celebrate International Sushi Day.
Durée’s favorite sushi spot is Matsuhisa in Aspen, Colorado. Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients.
In addition, Jing has certainly become a new favorite spot in Downtown Aspen. The Asian-fusion menu and fun will keep you coming back for more. The menu features a unique mix of contemporary sushi, sashimi and raw bar dishes. Watch out for Frank’s Saki-bombs. Bottoms up!
To view additional sushi options and other various restaurants around Aspen, click here.
Jenna’s go-to sushi restaurant is Morimoto in Boca Raton, Florida. Their sushi menu features creative ingredients and perfectly balanced flavors curated by Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto.
Samantha can’t go wrong when she indulges in a JB Roll, Spicy Crab or Shrimp Tempura roll at Sushi Moto in Wellington, Florida.
Caroline can’t get enough of the Mt. Fuji sushi roll from Bento in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The quick, casual pan-Asian eatery takes a fresh approach to the classic Asian dish and they are popping up all over South Florida.
Chrissy enjoys the flavorful sushi rolls and ceviche at SuViche in CityPlace Doral. You can’t go wrong with the beautifully crafted sushi paired with their world-famous Pisco Sours. Their Pisco Bar offers house “macerados” or pisco-infusions with fresh herbs, fruits and spices.
Abbie’s must-have sushi is from Takoto, located on the oceanfront of Fort Lauderdale. Takato means “extreme happiness” in Japanese, which is exactly how Abbie felt when she tried the spicy tuna roll and the yellowtail roll. The restaurant even offers a “sushi” dessert roll where the exterior is made of rice crispy, the interior is vanilla ice cream and paired with a warm chocolate dipping sauce.
Past Sushi Day Events
In previous years, guests celebrated at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill’s Fort Lauderdale location offers a wide variety of delicious and vibrant sushi. From the Wicked Lobster to the Miami Vice, you are sure to find the right roll for you.
Guests have celebrated their love for sushi on International Sushi Day at Tsukuro with a 50 percent discount on any sushi roll, when they posted their selection on Instagram or Facebook with the tags #SushiDay and #TsukuroFL. Please note this establishment is now closed.
Half off your favorite rolls means you can either spend half as much or eat twice as much. Yay!
In the meantime, start thinking of your favorite roll, sashimi, handmade rolls and side dishes. By the time National Sushi Day rolls around (pun intended), you’ll be a pro.