favorite sushi place in DE
Mine is Okura in Hockessin. Far better than anything for miles. Its in a little strip shop almost on the PA line. Great classic sushi as well as some tasty, more inventive rolls. The kitchen serves a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese and Thai foods. Nice people too.
I've not been to the ones mentioned, but in Dover we like Ichiban. The fish has always been fresh and the other items we have had are also good. The people there are warm and friendly, we always feel at home. We often get the sashimi platter which is very generous with a good variety, more so than any other Japanese restaurant we have eaten in.
I do love mikimotos happy hour specials which are 2 for 1 rolls. Then, I find, it's much easier to swallow their prices. I have to agree with jessicheese, that I equate price into the "goodness" of my sushi. That being said, I really enjoy Mayflower Japanese Restaurant in Newark. It's definitely not a place to sit down but they have good quality sushi and seaweed salad. I also love Pinang for thier platters. You can create your own platter with specialty rolls. Sushi Sumo on Kirkwood Highway has good bento boxes and a neat app called beef negemaki that I like.
217 Louviers Dr, Newark, DE 19711
2651 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
Our favorite is Masamoto, just over the state line in Glen Mills., PA. High-quality fresh sushi, reasonable prices, and friendly service.
We tried Okura once and just weren't impressed. I've never had bad sushi at Mikimoto's but it's never bowled me over (and sometimes it's just too noisy).
Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
I love sushi, but a requirement when I use the "favorite" classification is usually a good price to quality ratio. I like to feel like I'm paying a reasonable price and I enjoy fresh, simply prepared fish with fun rolls if I want to get crazy.
That being said, I really enjoy the lunch special at Kooma in Wilmington. Normal prices are a bit intimidating, but they have great specials mid-day and you get very fresh and delicious fish options. I've had a few of their special rolls and they are tasty and inventive, as well.