Is it the wasabi? The pickled ginger? The salty soy sauce? Sticky rice? The combination of it all with delicate raw fish? Emma Feloy discovers why we can’t get enough sushi in Bristol.

Bristol’s sushi scene offers an array of places to get your wasabi-and-soy-drenched fix of delicately sliced sashimi. We couldn’t pick a favourite, so each of the places below offers something a little bit different. One thing they have in common though, they keep us coming back for more. So go on, indulge that love of sticky, salty, tasty rice...

Small and inviting, Bristol’s first Japanese-owned restaurant has an impressive selection of sushi and a welcoming atmosphere. With a much-nurtured following of devotees (Wriggle included), the tiny place on Cotham Hill is always bustling. The sushi is excellent with fresh fish ordered every day. Keep an eye out for the occasional sushi specials - available when the owners manage to get their hands on something extra special, such as sea bream flown in straight from Japan. The attentive service ensures you feel looked after, while the reasonable prices and good selection of Japanese beers you’ll keep coming back.

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One of Bristol’s most reliable sushi takeaways, Fujiyama in Clifton is also a choice Japanese restaurant for those in the know. The menu has a wide range of fresh fish classics, served up with plenty of smiles from staff. The teppanyaki is definitely worth leaving the house for when you fancy something fiery. Little-known to most, there’s karaoke rooms - just saying...

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Prepare for the tried-and-tested, yet ever-fantastic, combination of sushi and cocktails! Really though, what’s not to like? While the Japanese mains are perhaps more of the focus, you can also sample a great selection of sushi from the menu. With a three-for-£13 deal on all day, every day, you’re guaranteed to leave with a filled and satisfied stomach.

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Bento Boss on Whiteladies Road is a constant bustle of customers savouring pan-Asian delights. The sushi menu ticks all the boxes, and features an interesting selection of hot rolls. The plethora of mains makes this a great place to come with a sushi newbie, and allow you to begin your campaign share your love of sticky rice. Without going into detail and spoiling the surprise, the mochi ice cream balls are incredible.

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Published -4th November 2016