One food that was hard to find and missed by Hampton locals during the COVID-19 quarantine was high quality, fresh sushi! Now restaurants are opening up their sushi bars and the East End is venturing out to satisfy that sushi craving. Below are six of The Hampton’s must-try sushi restaurants from Southampton to Water Mill to Montauk, all sure to give you a delicious sushi fix!
Yama-Q Sushi can be found in the heart of Bridgehampton at 2392 Montauk Highway. This unassuming sushi spot has been satisfying customers since 1997 and has no plans of stopping. Yama-Q offers fish straight-from-the-boat prepared by chef-owner Hisao Shiroyama. Shiroyama has been in the restaurant business on the South Fork for over 30 years. In particular, he has worked hard to ensure Yama-Q’s menu offers delicious traditional Japanese sushi as well as healthy vegan choices.
If you meet a fan of Yama-Q, it’s likely they have been going there for years and will recommend you try it, so take their word for it! Yama-Q is offering take out on Monday-Sunday from 4-9pm, go on their website to browse their menu and text or call in your order. Try it out, and don’t forget to keep the cozy Yama-Q dining room in mind for after quarantine! 631-848-7712
Suki Zuki is on Montauk Highway in the peaceful hamlet of Water Mill between Southampton and Bridgehampton. Located across from the street from the historic Water Mill windmill, it is the go-to place to get your sushi and sake fix! As many Hampton residents know, reasonably priced, GOOD sushi can be hard to come by, but Suki Zuki solves this problem.
Here, you can find unique and flavorful sushi options without burning a hole in your wallet. Customers rave about the perfectly crafted Sushi Rolls, the Chicken Teryaki Salad, and Spicy Tuna Sandwiches. Don’t forget to wash it all down with some sake, of course!
Suki Zuki is open Thursday-Tuesday from 5:30-9pm for takeout orders. 631-726-4600
Time to head to the end of the island for some fresh Montauk-caught fish! Inlet Seafood has been named one of the best seafood restaurants on Long Island by Newsday in 2013, 2015 and 2019. Impressive right? You’ll be even more impressed once you bite into some of their freshly caught fish. Inlet is owned by six commercial fishermen from Montauk who catch your dinner and then serve up an “ocean to table” experience.
Try the spiced yellowtail and jalapeno sashimi with yuzu sauce or a tuna tartare; or if you’re craving something warm, go for the shrimp shumai dumplings or a pan-seared striped bass or fluke piccata with mashed potatoes. The second floor is waterside which allows you to enjoy your meal with a flawless view of the ocean.
Inlet is offering takeout and dine in 6 days a week, their hours are Sunday-Thursday noon-8:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday noon-9pm. 631-668-4272
Salivars Clam & Chowder
Salivars Clam & Chowder is a somewhat “secret” sushi spot in Montauk, located at 470 W Lake Drive. They are a family-run restaurant that offers both dockside and rooftop seating. It’s the perfect place to bring family or friends to enjoy locally caught seafood, and although it’s not known for its sushi bar, the sushi is top notch. They have everything from classic sushi to mouthwatering special rolls such as the Crazy Roll: tempura shrimp, avocado, spicy tuna & eel; and the Super Dave Roll: tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado & spicy sauce, with eel on top.
Salivars’ pickup orders and outdoor dining is available everyday but Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 5-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-11pm and Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-10pm. Order online or give them a call! 631-668-6252
Sen is a luxurious sushi restaurant located on 23 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Both the food and drinks at Sen have a modern twist, and each dish is presented in a chic way. Combining unique foods with creative designs leaves customers satisfied both visually and flavor-wise.
Sen recently opened their shaded, grass covered back garden for outdoor dinner seating, so make sure you don’t miss out! There is a menu for both the garden and take out, offering shared plates, starters, teriyaki entrees and sushi rolls. Everything from the crunchy rice tuna to the chicken curry katsu to the endless options of special & classic sushi rolls will melt in your mouth. Don’t forget to try a specialty drink! A favorite is the Limited Edition Lychee Martini!
Come relax in Sen’s Garden everyday except Thursdays from 12-2:45pm for lunch and 5-10pm for dinner. 631-725-1774
After a day at the beach, stop by Zakura sushi located at 40 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Known as a “sushi lovers paradise”, they offer a full assortment of sushi for take out. Try the best selling Alex roll: shrimp tempura topped with spicy tuna, scallion and tobiko; or get adventurous and try a Gozilla roll: yellowtail, salmon, kani and white fish tempura style with eel sauce, spicy mayo and caviar on top.
Zakura is open for takeout from 4-8:30pm every day of the week. 631-267-7600