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Best Sushi Restaurants in and near Provo Utah

By Katerina Gasset

I’ve lived in Provo for a long time and tasted a lot of different foods, but you know what gets me most excited? Sushi, no doubt! 

I remember the first time I tried real sushi at this busy restaurant. The chef was amazing! Their sushi was so tasty! That moment made me love sushi and want to try every sushi place in Provo! 

This guide I’m making isn’t only a list of places to eat. It’s my own food diary with all the yummy bites and secret spots I’ve found. 

I’m excited to show you the very best sushi spots in and near Provo Utah! 

1. Happy Sumo Restaurant + Sushi Bar 

Happy Sumo Sushi Reservations

Location: 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, Utah 

Contact Information: 801-225-9100 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Happy Sumo started way back in 1999. They were one of the first places to mix Asian flavors and make sushi rolls when not many places did that. They made some of the tastiest sushi rolls ever. 

Happy Sumo cares a lot about the environment. They do things to create less waste, like using paper straws. They believe in making good food while also taking care of the Earth. 

Happy Sumo is thoughtful about different diets too, like gluten-free or vegan, so everyone can enjoy their food. 

I went to Happy Sumo Sushi in Provo, Utah for my granddaughter's and it was awesome. I loved how cozy and fancy it was inside. 

It reminded me of the sushi spots I used to go to in Japan. But what surprised me was their extensive menu! They had lots of yummy starters and entrees. 

We started with miso soup, pot stickers, and Sumo Crispy Rice. That crispy rice appetizer has Ahi tuna, inari, citrus wasabi, avocado, and tobiko. Yum! 

Some of us went for steak and chicken, but I was drawn to their signature sushi rolls. My granddaughter liked Philly rolls and Spicy tuna rolls, but guess what I tried? The Rockstar Roll! It has spicy tuna, tempura bits, and fresh avocado and lime. 

Their menu has so much sushi. It’s tough to choose because everything looks so good! 

Here’s their sushi selection:

  • California Roll
  • Sake Nigiri
  • Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Tempura Shrimp Roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • Philly Roll
  • Hamachi Nigiri
  • Maguro Nigiri
  • Spider Roll
  • Spicy Salmon Roll
  • Veggie Roll
  • Sake Maki
  • Unagi Nigiri
  • Tekka Maki 
  • Sake Sashimi
  • Mussel Shooters
  • Large Sashimi Combo
  • Unagi Maki
  • Spicy Hamachi Roll
  • Hamachi Sashimi 
  • Spicy Scallop Roll
  • Negi Hama
  • Vegetable Maki Combo
  • Small Sashimi Combo
  • Ama Ebi Nigiri
  • Tako/Spicy Tako Nigiri
  • Spicy Maki Combo 
  • Tobiko Nigiri 
  • Kappa Maki
  • Shiro Maguro Nigiri 
  • Maguro Sashimi 
  • Salmon Skin Roll 
  • Sushi Deluxe Combo 
  • Asparagus Roll 
  • Saba Nigiri 
  • Escolar Nigiri 
  • Chirashi Sushi 
  • Ebi Nigiri 
  • Maki Combo 
  • Master Sumo Combo  
  • Hirame Nigiri 
  • Ikura Nigiri 
  • Smoked Sake Nigiri 
  • Tako/Spicy Tako Sashimi
  • Spicy Tako Roll 
  • Sushi Regular Combo 
  • Kani Nigiri 
  • Pro Sumo Combo 
  • Hotatecai Nigiri 
  • Hirame Sashimi 
  • Ika Nigiri 

Happy Sumo Restaurant gets busy! I’d recommend booking a table ahead, especially if you’re planning a visit on a Friday or Saturday. 


2. Itto Sushi-Orem

Location: 547 E University Pkwy Orem, UT 84097

Contact Information: (385) 497-7045 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Saturday 12 - 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

Itto Sushi was founded by Itto and his wife Elyse back in 2014 in Midvale. It has become a favorite spot for people who love sushi. Visitors from Utah and Davis counties liked it so much that Itto and Elyse opened more spots in Orem in 2017 and downtown SLC in 2018. They wanted to share their sushi and Japanese grill with more people. 

Chef Itto sources fresh fish and seafood from Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, and Ireland. Every grain of premium-grade rice is carefully seasoned to maintain its fluffy texture. They also make sure to have food for vegetarians and people who can’t eat gluten. 

Their hard work paid off in 2022 when they got awards, like the Best of State and Best of SLC awards. 

Itto Sushi has a lot of tasty appetizers: Agedashi Tofu, Dragon Skin, Edamame, Gyoza, Miso soup, Okonomiyaki, and others. There are also dishes for vegetarians, such as Avocado Roll, Green California, and Veggie Yakisoba. 

For entrees, they have Chicken Katsu, Chirashi, Gyuu Don, Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Teriyaki, Tonkatsu, and more. 

They have different types of sushi too– Nigiri, Combo plates, Hand & Traditional rolls, Sashimi, House rolls, Tempura rolls, and Specialty rolls.  


3. Yamato Japanese Restaurant 

Location: 1074 S State St. Orem, UT 84097

Contact Information: (801) 227-7100 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. , 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  

Saturday 11:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Yamato Japanese Restaurant in Orem is a family-run restaurant. 

They have a bunch of starters such as Edamame, Vegetable Egg Roll, and creamy Koroke. They have tasty meat options too: Japanese Gyoza, Chicken Kara Age, and Sweet & Sour Chicken. 

Don’t miss out on their Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki. It’s a Japanese style yakisoba with bacon. So tasty! 

Their seafood dishes are impressive! Try their Tuna Tataki or Yamato Crispy loaded with tuna, salmon, and avocado–so fresh and tasty! 

Yamato Japanese Restaurant has Katsu dishes, fried and served with a Japanese sauce. The Chicken, Beef, and Salmon Teriyaki dishes are grilled perfectly and come with house teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. 


4. Five Sushi Brothers 

Location: 445 N Freedom Blvd, Provo, 84601 

Contact Information: (385) 549-4495 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Delviery goes from: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Happy Hour: Every Saturday from 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 

Five Sushi Brothers started in May 2016 because Ammon and Jacob Chung understood the struggle of late-night hunger. 

Ammon, the older brother, had this plan for late-night sushi delivery, and Jacob loved it too! They started small by using a local Mexican restaurant’s kitchen at night when it was closed. 

They are one of the fastest-growing restaurants in Utah Valley. They’ve expanded to Orem! 

Here are some of the tasty sushi rolls they make: 

  • Vegan Egan: It has cucumber, avocado, and ginger with sweet Thai chili sauce. (Good for vegans, gluten-free, and vegetarians!) 
  • Dad’s Favorite Son: This one has cucumber, avocado, ginger, and spicy tuna with spicy mayo and eel sauce. (It’s raw!) 
  • The Coconut Curry: Yummy shrimp with toasted coconut, creamy coconut sauce and curry powder. 
  • Yeezy: This roll is spicy with salmon, shrimp, cream cheese, jalapeno, avocado, spicy mayo, and sweet Thai chili sauce. (Also raw and spicy!) 
  • Tiger Mom: Layers of shrimp, salmon, and spicy tuna with shredded carrot and a little sweet Thai chili sauce. (Raw and spicy too!) 
  • Angry Bro: It’s raw tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado, and Ahi tuna with black tobiko and eel sauce. 
  • Lonely Bro: It has cucumber, tuna, crab, and more, topped with eel sauce. 

They sprinkle sesame seeds on all rolls, but if you’re not a fan, just ask them to skip it. 


5. Wild Ginger Asian Cuisine 

Location: 366 N University Ave Provo, UT 84601 

Contact Information: (801) 691-1177

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

Wild Ginger Asian Cuisine serves authentic Chinese and Asian flavors. It offers pocket-friendly prices. It’s the go-to spot for dining in or take-out within the Provo community. 

You have to try their sushi rolls: 

  • Spicy Tuna: Raw tuna in spicy sauce. 
  • Arizona: Yellowtail, green onion, and tobiko. 
  • California Crunch: Tempura fried crab meat and avocado. 
  • Spider Roll: Soft shell crab, cucumber, and avocado. 
  • Cowboy: Crystal shrimp, steak, jalapeno, tempura fried. 
  • Rainbow: Shrimp, tuna, salmon, and albacore. 
  • Hurricane: Spicy crab, avocado, jalapeno, and dynamite sauce. 
  • Texas Crunch: Marinated steak, crab meat, avocado & teriyaki sauce, tempura fried, topped with green onion. 

6. Oishii Sushi 

Location: 902 North State St, Orem, 84057

Contact Information: (801) 691-0425 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Saturday: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

I had an amazing dining experience at Oishii Sushi in Orem, Utah. I tried the Miso Soup - it was warm and tasty, with just the right balance of tofu, seafood, and scallions. That got me excited for more yummy food!

I recommend the ‘Rock n Roll’ sushi at Oishii Sushi. It’s amazing! 

But what made the experience even better was how nice the staff was. They were friendly and generous, providing ample portions of delicious food at a great price. 

The menu at Oishii Sushi is extensive and includes a variety of appetizers, traditional sushi rolls, deep-fried rolls, special rolls, and delicious desserts. Some highlights include: 

Appetizers: 

  • Edamame: Steamed soybeans with sea salt 
  • Tempura Veggies: Assorted tempura vegetables 
  • Gyoza: Pork and vegetable pot-stickers 
  • Tempura Sampler: Assorted tempura vegetables and shrimp 
  • Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice: 2 pcs. 

Soups: 

  • Miso Soup: Soybean-based broth with tofu, seaweed, and scallions
  • Tempura Udon, Niku Udon, Nabiyaki Udon: Various Japanese noodle soups with different ingredients (ranging from 15.99 to 17.99) 

Traditional Sushi Rolls: 

  • Avocado Roll, Kappa Maki, Sake Maki, Negihama Maki, Tekka Maki, Alaskan, and more 

Special Rolls: 

  • Black Eye, Bonzai, Caterpillar, Citrus, Diet Naruto, Dinosaur, Dragon, and a variety of other rolls with unique combinations. 

Deep-Fried Rolls: 

  • Godzilla, Vegas, Funky, U.S, Honolulu, and other rolls with enticing ingredients and flavors 

Desserts: 

  • New York Cheesecake: Classic cheesecake with chocolate sauce 
  • Mochi Ice Cream: Mango, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla 

The restaurant’s inviting atmosphere and generous portions make Oishii Shushi a standout choice for sushi lovers in Orem, Utah. 


7. Yummy’s Korean BBQ & Sushi 

Location: 360 S State Street Orem, UT 84058

Hours of Operation: 

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Friday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

The story of Yummy’s Korean BBQ & Sushi begins with mixing flavors from Korea and Hawaii. Sun Choi’s parents are originally from Korea and moved to Hawaii in 1984. 

They started cooking in Hawaii and later brought their tasty dishes to Utah. They made Hawaiian-style Korean BBQ and served meals at Polynesian Cultural Center. They even had a small spot near Sunset Beach on the North Shore. 

When they came to Utah in 2012, they started making fresh Sushi sold in stores nearby. Their business grew, and they provided Sushi Chefs to big companies like Vivint, Ancestry, and Overstock. Slowly, they spread their food to Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Las Vegas! 

Then, in 2016, Sun Choi joined the family business, broadening their services to caterings and delivery, especially in Silicon Slopes. Opening a restaurant was tough, but with family support, they made it happen in Orem. 

Utah got its first All You Can Eat (AYCE) Korean BBQ and Sushi restaurant in March 2018. Sun Choi’s parents traveled to South Korea many times in 2017 to bring the best food in Utah. 

Their sushi menu is full of yummy options! They have California Roll and Spicy Tuna Roll. Their Aloha Roll is spicy, and topped with crispy onions and their house sauce. The God Bless America roll is a must-try. It is loaded with shrimp crab, avocado, crunchy onions, and a house sauce. 

Yummy’s make everything from scratch–the sides, meats, sauces!  They mix South Korean flavors with Utah’s local ingredients. 


8. Sushi Burrito 

Location: 283 E 300 S Provo, UT 84606

Contact Information: (801) 377-0909

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Closed Sunday 

Sushi Burrito has sushi burritos and bento boxes. 

Bite into the Yummy Chef’s Burrito, filled with grilled teriyaki beef, fresh veggies, avocado, and eel sauce. There’s also the Salmon Bomb Sushi Burrito, loaded with grilled salmon and veggies. 

When I craved a different taste, their Bento Boxes were perfect. I loved the Chicken Teriyaki and the Combination Tempura with those potstickers and fresh cucumber slices. 


9. Saida - Sushi & Noodle House

Location: 163 North University Avenue Provo, UT 84601 

Contact Information: (801) 607-2394 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Have you been to Saida Sushi & Noodle House in Provo, Utah? They make traditional Japanese dishes with fusion cuisine. 

Beyond their sushi selection, they also make delicious pho. It is made with rich broth, fresh herbs, and meats. Their pho complements the sushi dishes perfectly. 

Their team of skilled chefs are dedicated to using only the finest, high-quality ingredients. They prioritize sourcing from local and sustainable suppliers. 

Some of the best things to try on their menu are the pho and sushi rolls: 

Pho: 

  • Pho with Steak, Brisket Tendon, Tripe, Meatballs 
  • Pho with Steak
  • Pho with Vegetables and Tofu 

Sushi Rolls:

  • Black Clover - tekka maki, with avocado, cucumber, topped with lime and chili oil
  • Crunchy Dragon - tempura shrimp, avocado, crab mix, topped with crunchy flakes 
  • Spicy Green - jalapeno crab mix, jalapeno, and avocado deep fried 
  • Sunset - crab mix, avocado, cucumber topped with salmon, and lemon slices 
  • Playboy - tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber, topped with tuna
  • Godzilla - tempura shrimp, avocado, crab mix topped with hamachi, jalapeno, lime, masago, onion

10. Shoga Sushi Bar

Location: 386 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058 

Contact Information: (801) 802-8388

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. , 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Shogu Shusi Bar in Provo, Utah, has been serving delicious sushi since 2008. It’s a favorite spot for many because the place is welcoming. 

The first time I went, I got curious about their menu. They have tons of dishes to try! I found my top pick, the Playboy Roll. It has shrimp tempura, cucumber, and avocado, topped with tuna, house sauce, unagi sauce, and tobiko. 

Their Tuna Tataki did not disappoint. It has seared yellowfin tuna, radish, avocados, sprouts, tomatoes, jalapenos, and ponzu. The sriracha sauce they put on it makes it so good. 

My family and I ordered the Tempura Sampler–a mix of crispy tempura veggies and shrimps. It was crunchy and soft at the same time. 

Then, there’s the Citrus Roll. My family loves it! It’s a California roll with salmon and thinly sliced lemon, with ponzu sauce. The lemon makes it taste fresh and tangy. 

What surprised me was how big the portions were. A sushi place like this, serving tasty and generous servings, is hard to find. That’s why I can’t wait to go back and enjoy those delicious flavors all over again.


11. Tepenyaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Location: 777 E. University Parkway Orem, Utah 84097

Contact Information: (801) 960-9395

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Tepenyaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar have yummy appetizers such as Japanese Egg Rolls, Chicken Wings, and Yakitora. 

They have Sunomono if you want to start lighter. It is a fresh cucumber salad with seafood. You might want to try the Ocean Salad with seaweed and smoked squid. 

This place is perfect for you if you love sushi rolls! They have so many kinds–from California and Tekka Rolls to more Phoenix or Red Dragon. 


12. Mixturas Fushion 

Location: 845 N 100 W Suite 103, Orem, UT, United States, Utah 

Contact Information: (801) 607-1033

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

Mixturas Fushion in Orem, Utah, bring together yummy tastes from Latin America and Asia. 

Try the Acevichado Maki–it’s breaded shrimp, avocado, and cream cheese, dipped in ceviche sauce. 

For those who love veggies, the Vegetarian Maki is a mix of carrots, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, Japanese pickle, and sweet egg tortilla rolled in nori. 

Love cheese? The Cheese Maki is for you–it’s chicken furai and avocado in a creamy cheese coating. You can make your own cone-shaped rolls with their Temaki. Pick your favorite fillings!

The Avocado Maki is a mix of shrimp, cheese, and avocado with a sweet sauce on top–so delicious! 

Exploring the sushi places in and near Provo, Utah was amazing! They’re everywhere, in cozy corners and busy streets, so you can pick where you want to go.


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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

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