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Explore an affordable All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Cuisine at Sushi AI

Explore an affordable All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Cuisine at Sushi AI

Sushi AI, St. Charles, Missouri

ST. CHARLES, MO/August 12, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Sushi AI located in St. Charles creates an exotic yet casual dining atmosphere.  As you’re seated to your cozy table you’ll notice that you are surrounded by green bamboo floor to ceiling accents, which perfectly set the mood for your culinary adventure.  And you can enjoy exploring without blowing your budget with Sushi AI’s All-You-Can -Eat” lunch and dinner specials.  And for those who are true sushi connoisseurs, this is a pretty big deal as this type of dining can be quite costly, but not at Sushi AI!

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this type of food is the delicate and colorful presentation.  Legend has it that a truly great itamae-san or sushi chef should be able to create the nigirizushi or sushi in which all of the rice grains face the same direction.  At this restaurant, expect to see beautiful culinary art on your plate.

For fans who enjoy the traditional raw fresh fish rolls, sushi or sashimi, there’s a wide variety of rolls or hand rolls to chose from such as: Yellowtail, Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, Philadelphia and Christmas roll and so many more.  Their sushi or sashimi menu features favorites such as White Tuna, Sweet Shrimp, Mackerel, Red clam, Octopus, Masago, Spicy Scallop, and Smoked Salmon, to name a few.

For those who prefer alternatives to the traditional Japanese sushi, Sushi AI has many fully cooked or vegetarian rolls such as: Cucumber, California, Honey, Shrimp Tempura, Yamaha, Boston, Jalapeno, Futo Maki and many more.  Fully cooked or sashimi menu items include Shrimp, Crab, and Avacado, to name a few.

Sushi AI Special Rolls include: Crazy Spicy Crab Roll, Sexy Girl Roll, Volcano Roll, Under Control Roll, Obama’s Choice Roll, Pink Lady Roll, World Series Roll, Yummie Roll and more.

Their menu also includes a selection of Hibachi items: Proteins (chicken, beef, shrimp and salmon) Hibachi Fried Rice &/or Lo Mein with vegetable &/or protein options.  The House Specialties feature several Teriyaki favorites such as Chicken Teriyaki and Tempura dishes such as Soft Shell Crab Tempura.  The Chef’s Specialties include General Tso’s Chicken, Sesame Chicken and Orange Chicken.

The menu boasts plenty of appetizers as well such as Crab Rangoon, Tempura (Vegetable, Shrimp or Soft Shell), Hamachi Kama Yaki, Endamame, Gyoza and more.  Several salads are available such as Seaweed Salad, Ika Salad and more.  Their Miso Soup is excellent and their fabulous pickled ginger is the perfect refreshing pallet cleanser.  And don’t forget to finish your culinary adventure with an exotic dessert such as Cheese Cake Tempura or Mochi or any of their interesting sweet tooth spins!

Sushi AI
2009 Zumbehl Rd
St Charles, MO 63303

(636) 949-8888 (Call for reservations)
On-line ordering for take out & local St. Charles delivery is also available.

Monday – Thursday: (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM)
Friday – Saturday: (10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: (11:30 AM – 10:00 PM)

All You Can Eat Lunch Special $12.99 (10:30 AM – 3:00 PM)
All you Can Eat Dinner Special: $19.99
Tuesday Special: Buy One All-You-Can-Eat at Regular price & Get Second for 50% off!

There are additional Sushi AI locations in Clayton, Downtown St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley and O’Fallon


Best Sushi in St. Louis

Variety of Great Finds Across the Metro Area – Best Sushi

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – 10 Best Sushi Spots – To the uninitiated, sushi can be intimidating.  Many novices think of sushi as raw fish. But this Japanese staple is much more than that.  It’s generally a combination of vinegared rice, vegetables, seafood and/or some other type of meat that is sometimes raw and sometimes not.  Most Americans are at least somewhat familiar with sushi rolls, especially those influenced by American cuisine: the California Roll (imitation crab meat, avocado, and cucumber rolled in nori seaweed and sticky rice) or the Philly Roll (a roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber).  But sushi comes in many forms.

It can be eaten as maki (those familiar rolls made with seaweed and/or rice), gunkan (small seafood-filled seaweed cups), temaki (cones of nori seaweed filled with vegetables and seafood), or Nigiri (sashimi or thinly sliced seafood draped over sticky rice balls with a dab of wasabi).  Whether your favorite is nigiri made with yellowtail or smoked salmon, an ebi roll with its steamed shrimp, inarizushi (vegetables and sushi rice packed into a pouch of fried tofu) or a Dragon roll made with tempura shrimp or grilled eel (unagi), there’s a sushi for almost everyone.  In other words, sushi is a lot more than raw fish, although the best sushi restaurants will have raw options, including sashimi.

Sushi lovers and initiates will find the St. Louis area has an abundance of local restaurants offering sushi in many forms.  So who does it best?  We turned to customer reviews to find out where to go for great sushi in and around St. Louis.  There are a lot of sushi restaurants in the St. Louis area—hundreds, so we had to set some limits.  First, to make the top 10, a restaurant had to have more than 20 reviews.  We also focused on independently owned restaurants, although Wasabi Sushi Bars and Sushi Ai restaurants were also highly regarded by customers.

Topping our list is Sushi Tatsu, 5725 N Illinois Street in Fairview Heights.  Customers say it exemplifies the idea that you can’t judge a book by its cover.  The outside of the building is rather unimpressive, but customers say what’s inside is delicious.  The restaurant is spacious, with seating available in the dining room or at the sushi bar.  If you’ve never done so, this place is the perfect opportunity to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare your food.  There’s a wide selection of sushi on the menu, including maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi.  But for the non-sushi lovers in your group, there are also noodle dishes (soba and udon), as well as fried rice.  Sushi Tatsu is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

You don’t have to venture to the metro-east to get great sushi in and around St. Louis (although there are several really good options four in our Illinois counties).  One look at our customer review-based top ten and you will find a great sushi place near you.

1. Sushi Tatsu (4.5 stars/114 reviews) 5725 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208, (618) 277-5554
2. Sushi Station (4.5 Stars/96 reviews) 29 North Gore Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119, (314) 733-5511
3. Sapporo 2 (4.5 stars/71 reviews) 3043 Olive Street, (Midtown) Saint Louis, MO 63103, (314) 899-0698
4. Sake Sushi Bar and Grill (4.5 stars/58 reviews) 1325 Central Park Drive, O Fallon, IL 62269, (618) 622-3474
5. MaTaNe Japanese Dining (4.5 stars/49 reviews) 13419 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, (314) 786-5778
6. Nori Sushi & Japanese Grill (4.5 stars/32 reviews) 1025 Century Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025, (618) 659-9400
7. Sushi Thai by Samran (4.5 stars/24 reviews) 229 North Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220 (618) 355-9693
8. Cafe Mochi (4 stars/275 reviews) 3221 South Grand Blvd, (Tower Grove) Saint Louis, MO 63118, (314) 773-5000
9. Kampai Sushi Bar (4 stars/204 reviews) 4949 West Pine Blvd, (Central West End) Saint Louis, MO 63108, (314) 367-2020
10. Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine (4 stars/132 reviews) 13419 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, (314) 786-5778

There are just too many good sushi restaurants in St. Louis to limit our list to these ten, so honorable mentions go a few more that are well loved by customers:

1. J Sushi (5 stars/ 12 reviews) 1249 Water Tower Pl, Arnold, MO, (636) 548-8385
2. Izakaya Ren (4 stars/78 reviews) 2948 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Valley Park, MO, (636) 825-3737
3. Crazy Sushi (4 stars/32 reviews) 3350 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St. Peters, MO, (636) 397-2414

All three of these restaurants show there’s great sushi to be found, even in the outer suburbs.