Sushi from Brothers Sushi in Los Angeles
Is There Really A Difference Between East And West Coast Sushi?
The sushi scenes in Los Angeles and New York differ greatly, with LA praised by The New York Times as the U.S.'s sushi capital, reflecting a rich array of dishes and skilled chefs.
West Coast sushi owes its origins to early Japanese immigrants. Los Angeles’s first sushi shop opened in 1906, a clear sign of the city’s authentic history with the cuisine.
West Coast sushi’s popularity grew fast due to socialites, themed parties, and the California roll, which offered hesitant Americans sushi with more familiar ingredients.
New York City is renowned for its high-quality seafood and offers a variety of experiences, from sushi counters to Michelin-starred dining, that rivals Tokyo's finest.
The city has also created its own sushi, including the New York roll, which swaps crab for shrimp, blending sushi rice, seaweed, cucumber, and avocado into a delightful twist.
While both sides offer high-quality sushi, online sushi lovers insist that the waters of North America's West Coast create dishes on par with those found in Japan.