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Looking for the Best Sushi in Bend Oregon? These Are Our Favorite Restaurants
Yes, Bend is right in the heart of Oregon high desert to the east and a mountain range to the west. The ocean is at least four hours away, and while there are plenty of fish in the Deschutes, they aren’t tuna. But if you know anything about quality sushi, the geographical location doesn’t matter all that much. Even cities on the coast still order fish from all over the world, and even sushi from the finest restaurant is often frozen at some point before landing on your plate. So, of course there is good sushi even in Bend! In our humble opinion, here is the best sushi in Bend, Oregon.
You know it’s a traditional sushi restaurant when you are greeted with calls of “Irrashaimase!” (come on in, welcome) as you enter. A recent remodel has made Shinsei more modern while the atmosphere remains friendly and casual. They boast great lunch specials and in addition to an impressive sushi roll menu, offer traditional Japanese entrees like yaki and noodles. Order the Bachelor Roll after a long day of skiing.
While this restaurant is on the higher spectrum as far as dollar signs go on Yelp, their sushi is delicious. Their fish is fresh, and the space is intimate. You can sit at the bar and chat with the chef or sit on the deck when the weather is nice. A few favorites here are super creative and don’t even have fish, like the Godzilla roll and the Katana.
The chef here, Joe Kim, has been a semifinalist for a James Beard award three times and his food proves it. From the specialty rolls to the creative entrees that put fusion in the name, this is definitely some of the best sushi in Bend, Oregon. The atmosphere, including the water feature on the ceiling, adds to the experience.
This is not your traditional sushi restaurant since it is located in a taphouse with no table service, but it sure is delicious. Technically, it’s a popup bar, only serving sushi Thursday and Friday evenings. Their menu may be small, but it is affordable and fresh. Plus, you can try a variety of delicious craft beers while you wait for your food. Note that because it is a bar, only patrons over 21 are allowed.
Cascade Village Shopping Center | Shinsei Sushi
While Central Oregon may not be necessarily famous for its sushi, yet, there are still some delicious restaurants to try out whether you are visiting or you’re a local. Shinsei Sushi is conveniently located in the Cascade Village Shopping Center, so the next time you take a stop into one of our stores, grab lunch or dinner too!