While most people visiting Mexico are thrilled to take in all the authentic Mexican cuisine they can, sometimes you are the in mood for something different. If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta and are craving sushi, here are the top 5 sushi joints in PV to check out. You won’t be disappointed!
Puerto Vallarta Marina: Ooki Sushi
Ooki Sushi is found in the ONE hotel and office complex building a few minutes away from the Puerto Vallarta Airport. Walkable from the Marina Vallarta as well, Ooki Sushi specializes in fresh Japanese dishes with a Mexican twist. Once seated, you are welcomed with a crab and rice wonton appetizer that is sure to please. The small restaurant has a colorful menu and is decorated in a modern and minimalist style. There are loads of great sushi rolls, and if available the fatty tuna nigiri is to die for. Interested in tasting a new, fun roll? The spicy tuna roll topped with serrano pepper slices and drizzled with sesame seed oil is a unique mix of spicy and savory flavors that is a must try.
Nuevo Vallarta: Nicksan
Ten minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport is the resort neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta where you can find Nicksan Sushi. Located on the same property as the luxurious Marival Residences & World Spa Resort, Nicksan Sushi is of high quality and always fresh. Whether you choose to cool off inside in the air conditioning as you dine, or prefer the calming view of the outside patio seating and adjacent water feature, you will without a doubt enjoy your meal. Make sure to spin the wheel of fortune once your meal is over. One customer from each table gets to take a spin to win a variety of prizes including a free bottle of wine, complimentary meal specials, discounted lunches, and so much more. A fun way to end a great sushi meal.
Conchas Chinas: Hotel Mousai’s Hiroshi
Feeling fancy and ready to get all dressed up for your sushi dinner? Elegant diners should go to the Hiroshi Sushi restaurant found inside Hotel Mousai south of Puerto Vallarta next to Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. This fine dining experience features contemporary Japanese cuisine along with breathtaking views of the Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There is a dress code, so leave your bathing suit cover-up and flip flops back home for this meal. recommended to dress up for meals at Hotel Mousai’s Hiroshi restaurant, so make sure to leave your flip flops at home. Willing to taste something totally different? Hiroshi has an octopus carpaccio with ponzu sauce, guajillo oil, and toasted grasshoppers that you won’t find on another menu elsewhere. Hiroshi’s menu also has all the sushi roll classics and signature cooked dishes including shiitake salmon, grilled catch of the day, and aji Kobe.
Fluvial: Tsunami Sushi
Fluvial is a popular residential neighborhood where Costco is located as well as Tsunami Sushi. Tsunami Sushi has been a long time PV favorite that used to be located downtown, and it is a great sushi spot for lunch or dinner. An ice cold tall Sapporo or Asahi Japanese beer will perfectly accompany your meal of delicious sashimi or nigiri. Tsunami’s menu also features several specialty rolls and sashimi combination options, so there is something for everyone. The cool, air-conditioned dining room is a real treat when the Puerto Vallarta temperatures are soaring outside!
Galerias Shopping Center/Maritime Terminal: Kensao Sushi
The 2nd level of the popular Galerias shopping mall is where you can find Kensao, another great choice for sushi in Puerto Vallarta. Kensao’s menu has many great sushi choices including cooked meal options, and they often have weekly specials including ladies nights and 2×1 roll deals. One of Kensao’s top specialty rolls is the tomato roll which is fresh tuna wrapped around rice and topped with a tasty scallop salad, spicy Sriracha sauce, and fresh green scallions. To die for! The Gohan Special is a mixed rice dish topped with crunchy shrimp tempura, avocado chunks, and smelt roe for those who are craving a hearty rice bowl.
There are many great sushi restaurants in Puerto Vallarta…where will you go first?