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Best Sushi

Kawasaki

413 N. Charles St., (410) 659-7600

Posted 9/19/2001

Nowadays it seems like every other restaurant in town sells sushi, to say nothing of grocery stores, mall food courts, and hospital cafeterias. Raw fish on rice lacks the shock value it once had, but we still like to get ours from the place that pioneered the stuff in Baltimore: Kawasaki. It's not just the air of Japanese authenticity we feel when kneeling, shoeless, at the traditional low tables or wiping our fingers on the little hot towels. What keeps us coming back is impeccably fresh, high-quality seafood, with intriguing offerings that appear on few other local sushi menus (abalone, anyone?). Terrific fish prepared by skilled chefs (OK, OK, plus the astounding sake selection) keep Kawasaki standing head and shoulders above the rest of the great sushi sea. Irashai!

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Other Awards for Best Sushi:

Joss, 9/16/2009

Sushi Hana, 9/17/2008

Minato Japanese Restaurant, 9/19/2007

Matsuri, 9/20/2006

Kiku Sushi, 9/21/2005

Kawasaki, 9/22/2004

Kobe Teppan and Sushi, 9/17/2003

Kobe Teppan and Sushi, 9/18/2002

San Sushi, 9/17/1997

Kawasaki, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Kawasaki:

Best Restaurant Scandal, 9/20/2006

Best Sushi, 9/22/2004

Best Japanese Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Sushi, 9/18/1996

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