Best of Delaware 2011: Food and Restaurants: Sushi: Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar, Wilmington: The Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth: Masamoto Gourmet Sushi, Chadds Ford: Michele’s at Dover Downs
Readers | Upstate
Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar
1212 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 656-8638, mikimotos.com
Readers | Downstate
The Cultured Pearl Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493, culturedpearl.us
Masamoto Gourmet Sushi & Asian Grill, Okura Japanese Cuisine Restaurant
Masamato, 1810 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 358-5538, masamotosushi.com
Okura, 703 Ace Memorial Drive, Hockessin, 239-8486, okurarestaurant.net
California roll? Yawn. Spicy tuna? So five minutes ago. Masamoto and chef Johnny Cai push Asian standards into delicious new territory. Be it traditional rolls or sashimi, or more modern fare like fusion rolls stuffed with caviar and mango salsa, sushi from Okura’s pleases devoted regulars and new customers.
Sushi in Dover | Critics
Michele’s at Dover Downs
1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 857-2120, doverdowns.com/micheles-restaurant/
The selection is small, but fresh—tuna, salmon and unagi, with California and tuna rolls.