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Best Sushi St. Louis 2004 - Wasabi Sushi Bar

Wasabi Sushi Bar

Wasabi Sushi Bar

1228 Washington Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63103


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Readers' Choice: Miso on Meramec
Seems like every time we bend down to fetch a dropped chopstick another Japanese joint opens up. Fine by us -- we can never get enough good sushi. Note the good in that last sentence -- as in fresh. We've got several favorites -- Sekisui on South Grand (see "Best Chain Restaurant"), Nobu's on Olive, to name two -- but this year we were especially taken by Wasabi's beautiful emergence onto the renovated Washington Avenue corridor. Even more impressive than the massive mural of Mount Fuji is owner/sushi master Jung Lee's treatment of the fish he flies in every day. By all means, ask what's freshest and order your fill à la carte, as you go. But don't dismiss the Wasabi Combo, a filling and nicely priced selection of nigiri, sashimi and maki.
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