Where to Get the Best Sushi in Sonoma County

Here are 16 of the best local places to eat sushi. Guaranteed.

When you know, you know. Sushi Kosho is officially the best sushi in Sonoma County.

Now, I don’t say this lightly, because sushi is a lifestyle choice for me — not just a meal. It’s about the warm (hand temperature), perfectly seasoned rice, pristine fish and just-so preparation. With expanded hours and an expanded menu that includes not only nigiri and sashimi, but poke bowls and traditional Japanese entrees, this Sebastopol sushi spot has always been good — but with a new sushi rice recipe, it’s head and shoulders above the rest.

In addition to Sushi Kosho, I have three other best runner-up restaurants for your sushi fix — Shige Sushi in Cotati and Sonoma, Hana Japanese in Rohnert Park and Aishi in Healdsburg — along with more casual sushi stops that offer up solid takes in the raw fish game. Click through the gallery for details.