Top 5 sushi spots in Pembroke Pines

Nori Tori sushi buffet line. (Samuel Rodriguez/SFMN)

The art of making sushi has traveled from across the world and made a home in South Florida. Some of the greatest spots to eat the dish can be found in Pembroke Pines. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or a more formal spot, this is the list for you. If you go out on a date to an upscale restaurant or just need a place to stop for lunch while on break for work, then you won’t be disappointed by these locations.  

Hawai Roll on Nori Tori buffet line (Samuel Rodriguez Garcia/SMFN

Nori Tori
14838 Pines Blvd,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 538 – 9696

With most dishes between $8 and $18, and a buffet option starting at $16.99 on weekdays and $18.99 Friday through Sunday, this place is for you. Founded in 2011, Nori Tori has been serving the Pembroke Pines community for 11 years. It offers varieties of sushi, American food and Chinese food. Located right off of I-75 on Pines Boulevard, it offers a convenient location with a wide variety of foods. On weekdays the buffet has a limited menu while on weekends, Nori Tori expands its buffet selection and includes oyster, crab legs and prime rib. Nori Tori’s operating hours are the following: Monday to Thursday: 11:30 a.m.to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Mikan Sushi storefront (Samuel Rodriguez Garcia/SFMN)

Mikan Sushi
12502 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 432 – 7775

Style and presentation are not everything, but they are at Mikan Sushi. Every dish is a masterpiece set before you. Mikan Sushi is a small local chain owned and operated by sushi chef Seiji “Ike” Ikemizu. He was born in Japan, where he mastered the craft of sushi-making, and then decided to share it with South Florida in 1997. Ike has been operating Mikan Sushi since 2014 and offers a variety of sushi rolls, tempura, bento boxes and other Japanese classics.  Offerings on the menu begin at $4 for a California hand roll but go all the way up to $47 for a large sashimi/sushi combination plate. Open Wednesday through Sunday, Mikan is a nice spot with a homey vibe to visit. 

U Sushi dining area (Samuel Rodriguez Garcia/SFMN)

U Sushi
610 N University Dr.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 885 – 2088

U Sushi is a local spot dedicated to the refinement of sushi. The website reads: “U-Sushi Japanese and Thai Restaurant is a family owned and operated business committed to quality service, fresh food, and clean environment with humble hospitality for all of our customers since February 2009.”  It provides a beautiful mix of flavors in dishes made with both Japanese and Thai techniques. Every dish you can find here is a testament  to what beauty and ingenuity can do for sushi. Most dishes at U Sushi range from $10 to $20. One of the most popular dishes is the Mexican roll, a combination of shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, scallion and spicy mayo drizzled on top, all for $9.95. Be sure to try this one out for some unique flavors.

Nami Sushi and Grill’s dining area (Samuel Rodriguez Garcia/SFMN)

Nami Sushi and Grill
17007 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 450 – 2388

Nami Sushi and Grill is a perfect place to relax and enjoy an afternoon while munching on some sushi with friends. This spot boasts a green atmosphere and a sushi bar where you can watch the chefs prepare your roll right in front of you. Nami Sushi and Grill has been open since 1988 and is family-owned. Nami offers a fantastic selection of beef, poultry and seafood. One of their most notable dishes is the Pink Dragon Roll, a traditional dragon roll with a surprise twist in spice takes the flavor to another level for only $16. While this spot has higher starting prices, the specialty sushi roll selection is unmatched, boasting more than 40 unique choices.  If you want to try a local spot that serves food just as good as homemade, then Nami Sushi and Grill is the place for you. 

Nami Sushi’s 5 sushi sampler (Samuel Rodriguez Garcia/SFMN)

Baitong Thai & Sushi Bar
2026 N Flamingo Rd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(954) 498 – 2459

Baitong Thai & Sushi Bar is the one place you must try on this list if no other. While also hosting a blend of Japanese and Thai flavors, Baitong specializes in making it with “love,” their secret ingredient. Baitong uses fresh ingredients prepared every day to ensure the highest quality possible. Two rolls the restaurant recommends are the daimyo ($17)  and the Cooper City ($15). The Daimyo provides the classic tastes of sushi with a beautiful combination of three fish. Meanwhile, the Cooper City is a blend of beautiful tuna slices with added spice in the form of jalapenos and spicy ponzu sauce. 

Samuel Rodriguez Garcia is a senior at Florida International University. Samuel hopes to bring a little more light to the world with every interaction. After graduation he will pursue a career in film making.