Naples Sushi: From Traditional Sushi Bars to Asian Fusion and Italian Restaurants

Sushi hit Naples, Florida, big time at the turn of this century. The town’s inventory quickly grew from a handful to at least four times that today. Many non-Asian restaurants even began adding sushi bars to the premises. Still today, Cirella’s in Bonita Springs and Noodles Italian Café and Sushi in North Naples hand out sushi menus along with their Italian cuisine menus. Others expand beyond Japanese dishes to include Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and even, as in the case of Komoon Sushi Thai & Ceviche, Peruvian influences.

AZN Azian Cuizine at Mercato in North Naples takes the fusion trend to its most modern, most gourmet extreme in a dramatic indoor and outdoor setting . This list includes all of these permutations of the sushi bar, plus some spots truly devoted to Japanese fare and nigiri, sushi, sashimi and maki rolls. From AZN’s stylized. low-light setting, they range to corner strip mall eateries with bright, minimalist design. Some add hibachi grills to the mix, others boast extensive menus and exotic cocktails. In other words, just because this list is only about sushi, expect to find great variety in what each of the 10 best restaurants offer for sushi non-lovers as well. 

Fujiyama Steak & Seafood House
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One of Naples' earliest and most persistent Japanese restaurants, Fujiyama earns its loyal following with its hibachi performance cuisine, Club Sushi menu and exotic drinks. You can order a number of artistically prepared nigiri by the piece,...  Read More

Fuji Sushi Bar and Asian Bistro


Thai born Chef Jon Augsondthung has created a bistro atmosphere where the sushi is fresh and beautiful, and the rest of the menu travels Asia. Aside from the sushi, nigiri, sashimi and maki rolls, many of the hot dishes reflect Chef's Thai...  Read More

Sushi One
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Sleek and Japanese minimalist in design, Sushi One is a favored spot for local sushi enthusiasts who know what's freshest and most flavorful. It also serves a select menu of luncheon bento boxes and dinner time specialties such as grilled salmon...  Read More

Komoon Sushi Thai & Ceviche
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Japanese, Thai and Peruvian. It sounds like the beginning of a joke about three guys going into a bar. The only bar here, however, is a sushi bar featuring more than 60 varieties of sushi rolls. And this is no joke: Komoon Sushi Thai &...  Read More

Noodles Italian Café and Sushi
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Yes, you read that correctly: Italian and sushi under one roof. Noodles has gained a lofty, 20-plus years reputation with locals for its variety of global cuisine, its cordial indoor and outdoor spaces and a happy hour that draws them in. Where...  Read More

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Is it crazy or crazy clever: an Italian bistro and sushi bar in one? Considering Italian and Japanese cuisine couldn't be more different, it does seem kind of crazy. But also consider that here you have two of the world's most popular cuisines...  Read More

Charlie Chiang's
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This is not your mamasan's dining experience: Chinese cuisine enters the new age at Charlie Chiang's. Your first clue? The sushi bar and new wavy feng-shui calming effect as you walk in the door. The most delighting clues? The select wine list,...  Read More

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One in a short, three-restaurant chain that reaches from Sarasota to Naples, it combines two of the most popular Japanese traditions – sushi and hibachi. The hibachi grills, where chefs prepare your meal live in an entertaining fashion -...  Read More

AZN Azian Cuizine
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In keeping with the spirit of fine food at Mercato center, AZN redefines our childhood notions of chow mein and fried rice to bring gourmet, pan-Asian fare in an impressive high-ceilinged dining room that spills out on the sidewalk around its...  Read More

Old Naples


With four locations in the Naples-Bonita Springs area, Sushi Thai is saturating the region with its well-loved mix of Asian flavors. Its downtown restaurant with its sidewalk seating gets a lot of traffic and fans. The menu is a veritable...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle