Sushi lovers, rejoice! We’ve created the perfect guide for those of us who cannot get enough of this delectable seafood dish. Finding sushi in Hudson County is not too difficult — there are so many spots to choose from — and after visiting a long list of restaurants, we’ve found the ones that guaranteed we’d be returning for another visit. Follow along for the most mouthwatering sushi restaurants in Union City, Weehawken + West New York, New Jersey.
A Brief History
Japan is known today as the sushi hub of the world, but the dish’s origins actually date back to the 2nd or 3rd century in Southeast Asia, specifically in China, where people would wrap salted fish in fermented rice in order to preserve it, freeze it and then consume it months later. The kind of sushi we eat today has evolved and changed depending on different regions, and is now called nigiri-zushi or “quick sushi”. Since the 1960s, this deliciously trendy cuisine has become part of American fare. Diners can enjoy sushi in a variety of ways including sashimi-style, in rolls, Poke-style, raw, fried even without any fish — there’s no wrong way.
Hudson Sushi | 4525 Broadway Avenue
Hudson Sushi is known for creating one-of-a-kind rolls and With a huge menu to choose from, there are over 30 classic rolls — not including the hand rolls — and 30 specialty rolls. As a nod to the best state in the U.S., the Jersey Boy roll is obviously appetizing and comes with eel tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce, and spicy mayo. For the salmon lover, the Salmon and Avocado Salad makes for the perfect appetizer and is served with honey-salsa ginger dressing on the side.
Teri Teri | 3415 Bergenline Avenue
Teri Teri is a well-known Asian-fusion joint in Hudson County. One of the best-sellers is the Teri Teri Roll which is a California roll without any mayo. The Teri Teri bowl is another great option and includes chicken (or another choice of protein), white rice, salad, and two pieces of California roll. The mango bubble tea is a must-try. Many locals will agree that the secret to Teri Teri’s success is in its signature Teriyaki and ‘White” sauces. Both add an incredible taste to the dishes.
Blu on the Hudson | 1200 Harbor Boulevard
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For incredible sushi and an unmatched view, look no further than Blu on the Hudson. This high-end dining spot has an extensive seafood menu and a full sushi bar. The Lincoln Harbor Roll is an excellent choice and appropriate in terms of location. It includes bluefin tuna, spicy king crab, avocado, and wasabi-yuzu. Another favorite is the Weehawken Roll which comes with spicy hamachi, hokkaido scallops, and ichimi potato crunch.
Hudson Blue Bar + View + Robongi Sushi Wok Grill + Ramen | 4800 Port Imperial Boulevard
While Hudson Blue Bar and View + Robongi are two separate businesses, they both work side by side with Hudson Blue Bar and View serving Robongi’s menu. These casual spots have so much to offer. Like many restaurants on the waterfront, the views at Hudson Blue Bar and View (it’s in the name for a reason) are incredible as is the vast selection of Robongi’s sushi. There are 14 Chef’s Special Rolls and 8 Chef’s Special Creation rolls to choose from. For those who love the spice, try the Black Widow roll. Filled with soft-shell crab tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, and jalapeno, it’s then topped with black tobiko and sweet sauce on top. One of the most popular menu options is the Love Boat (perfect for a date night with your special someone) which comes with 18 pieces of sashimi, 10 pieces of sushi, one dragon roll, and one California roll. The lunch specials run from $12-$16 for 2-3 classic sushi rolls with soup and salad as well as sashimi and a la carte options. Hudson Blue Bar also has live jazz every Wednesday night from 6:30PM to 9:30 PM and live music every Friday night from 7PM to 10PM.
The Highwood | 500 Avenue at Port Imperial
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While The Highwood is recognized for the menu’s classic American fare, the sushi should not be overlooked. The Nigiri Bar offers Hamachi yellowtail, Maguro tuna, Unagi-Bbq Eel, Sake Salmon, and Ebi shrimp. There are 10 classic and specialty rolls on the menu. The Highwood Spider Roll and Weehawken California Roll are two creative Highwood specialties filled with crab meat, shrimp, cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds, and aioli.
See More: A Guide to Sushi Spots in Montclair
West New York
Ginger Grill | 5008 Bergenline Avenue
Ginger Grill in West New York offers a large selection of sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls as well as sandwiches, bento boxes, and hibachi. The W.N.Y Roll is a specialty roll that highlights the beautiful town and is made with spicy tuna, avocado, and fried tempura. The seafood-obsessed diner will want to try the Godzilla Roll which comes with five different types of fish: tuna, salmon, tilapia, white tuna, spicy tuna, and avocado + fried tempura.