Top Sushi Takeaway. Great for Saturday night sushi at home. 7.1/10 sushi is among the best I've had in St. Louis. Our go-to takeout sushi. Well priced, but not cheap, like all sushi. Great yaki udon chicken rivals coastal restaurants. Gyoza and miso soup hold their own. The restaurant is small, clean, and good for kids. We also went here for a quick date night. TV in the corner and a sushi bar when you walk in. Parking is super simple in the strip mall. Tip: Order extra pickled ginger if you get three or four rolls. Directly across the parking lot from Vivola Express.
Top Sushi Experience Summary
Top Sushi has become our Saturday night go-to for sushi if we're in the mood.
I have not had a ton of sushi around St. Louis, but Top Sushi has been the perfect blend of proximity, flavor, cost, and lack of food poisoning.
Baby Tongue alert: While I've never had food poisoning from sushi the hundred or so times I've had it, that's, for some reason, always my biggest concern. So for me to approve sushi, I have to not get food poisoning.
Top Sushi has passed with flying colors four times so far.
A bit of background on my sushi experience. Top Sushi isn't going to beat any quality sushi I've had in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
Locally, Sado is definitely better quality sushi and plays with the coasts, but it's farther away and doesn't allow takeout.
The only other sushi I've had in the St. Louis area is I Love Mr. Sushi and Poke Bowls from Pokedoke. Both passed my baby tongue bar but weren't as good as Top Sushi.
So let's go 7.1/10 sushi for Top Sushi. Great neighborhood place, but not somewhere to take your parents from out of town.
I've also had the udon, chicken teriyaki, gyoza, miso soup, and edamame. The udon is so good I've gotten it instead of sushi once. The noodles are thick and flavorful, with a good mouth feel. And the sauce is everything you'd expect from a quality Asian restaurant.
My friends tell me the crab rangoon is yummy, but I hate, with a burning passion, that cream cheese concoction with a cringe-worthy consistency.
The Food At Top Sushi
Top Sushi is among the top sushi in St. Louis. While it would be a standard neighborhood place in San Francisco, it outshines many of the competition I've had here.
My two-roll combo for dinner is the $9 spicy tuna roll and the $14 rainbow roll. Those two provide an optimal level of satiety for me. If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll throw in a miso soup.
The spicy tuna isn't spicy, per most of my history with "spicy" tuna. Maybe a two on a 1 to 5 scale. Add on some ginger and soy sauce, and the spice is just a nice additional flavor.
The rainbow roll has a lot going on, and I'm here for it. It's significantly bigger than the spicy tuna roll and has more flavor profiles. The avocado, crab meat, and fresh fish on the top all go well together. The two types of tuna are my favorite on that one.
Both rolls are very generously sized portions of sushi.
Also, I ordered extra pickled ginger with the takeout, which was clutch. You can never have too much ginger.
For comparison, a similar order at Sado would be $18 for the Tiger Cry roll and $9 for the spicy tuna roll. This price comparison shows how relatively affordable Sado is, more so than any knock on Top sushi.
My kids always get the yaki udon noodles with chicken. Those are so good I've actually ordered them as my main course once or twice. We've probably been to Top Sushi five or six times over the last two years.
But the normal plan of attack is that they split one order, and I'll still have leftover udon for lunch the next day. That gives you a frame of reference on the portion size - big.
The brown sauce on it is excellent. It comes with big pieces of chicken, carrots, and zucchini. I think it will run you $15 or so.
My wife normally gets the hamachi nigiri. Or sashimi. I always forget which one is which. But she typically has two sets of nigiri or sashimi and a rainbow roll.
For apps, I've had the gyoza there two or three times. Both the kiddos love it. It's fresh and crispy without feeling overly fried or oily. The pork is well-seasoned and flavorful.
The miso soup won't disappoint, and the edamame is good, too. That combination normally rounds out the order for the family.
I hate crab Rangoon, but my friends said it was good for you crazy people who like it.
Top Sushi Atmosphere And Miscellaneous
We've had takeout from Top Sushi three or four times and eaten there two or three times.
The restaurant is maybe ten tables big at the most, with a sushi bar in the front and a TV in the corner. My sons like to look at the figurines in the front while we wait to be seated.
The service is quick and and no frills. Get your order, get it made, get food, get out. No complaints from me.
Parking At Top Sushi
Top Sushi is part of a strip mall, so you'll have plenty of parking. I have always had a spot directly in front of the restaurant for minimal walking.
Top Sushi Receipt