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Nov 20, 2010 07:09 AM

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.

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  1. I like Okura and a couple of the other ones but my fav is still Mikimoto's. I think they have the best sushi and cooked foods. Also love their sister restaurant in Rehoboth Stingray. Check them out if you have not tried them.

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    1. re: kmcdonne

      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.

    2. 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

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      1. re: MrRuffles

        We agree on Mikimoto's. Not bad, just not great. You might want to try Okura again. Ask if the head sushi guy is there...Kailon is his name.

        1. re: gfweb1

          I've never been bowled over by either Okura (particularly in the past few years) or Mikimoto's but then again eating in Philly weekly has spoiled me.

        2. re: MrRuffles

          After eating at Masamoto last night, I would like to change my answer. What an amazing find! They are BYOB and manage to have creative and inventive rolls that are still simple with only a few ingredients. Fresh and delicious sashimi... outstanding.

            1. re: gfweb1

              Technically, not in DE but only a mile out. It's on 202, north of PA, but south of Rte 1. I was there last night and it was the kind of meal that I've been daydreaming about all day today. Mmmmm......

              1. re: jessicheese

                Is there some sort of Mid-Altlantic version of Naming Your Sushi Restaurant out there? We have Morimoto, Mikimoto's, and now Masamoto. What's next...Minimoto?

          1. re: MrRuffles

            I have been disappointed lately the Sushi from Hockessin; and now Masamoto is my top choice as well. I do also love Wakita of Japan. The owner, Yama, is a very skilled sushi chef. He makes and creates authentic sushi!

          2. 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

            Sushi Sumo
            2651 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711

            1. 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.

              1. my favorite is in Rehoboth Beach called The Cultured Pearl. its off the main drag; Rehoborh
                Ave. The freshest suishi in town especially when visiting the beach.

                The Cultured Pearl
                301 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971