Local Knowledge: Myrtle Beach’s Top 3 Sushi Hot Spots

Sushi’s popularity, once contained to America’s big cities, has proliferated throughout the nation, a development Myrtle Beach golfers are grateful for.

If your group wants to enjoy sushi, the area is home to many outstanding options and here are three of the best.

● Located in Market Common, Co might serve the area’s most delectable sushi. The menu isn’t as expansive as some of your other options but the food is outstanding. The firecracker and pork belly – five spice pork belly, tempura, jalapeno, cream cheese, scallions, sriracha, unagi sauce – rolls bring the perfect combination of heat and flavor. If a member of your party isn’t a sushi guy, the Thai green curry bowl is incredible. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, makimono rolls are half price from 4 to 7 p.m., a deal that can’t be beat. Co also features indoor/outdoor seating. One word of caution, the sushi lives up to the hype but this isn’t the place to go if you are in a hurry. Order a drink and be patient; the food is worth it. (Picture right from Co’s Facebook Page)Co Sushi Market Common

King Kong Sushi is home to two locations – one just off Highway 501 in Carolina Forest, the other at Broadway at the Beach – that are super convenient for golfers. The King Kong menu is expansive with the hurricane roll – kani, cream cheese and cucumber topped with shredded kani, scallop and eel sauce – helping lead way. The volcano roll, which arrives at your table on fire, is another winner. One thing to keep in mind, the menu for the Broadway at the Beach location, which is located just minutes from Myrtlewood Golf Club and Pine Lakes Country Club, is a little larger. (Top photo from King Kong Sushi’s Facebook page)

SoHo, which touts its cosmopolitan atmosphere, also has two locations, both of which showcase the area’s natural beauty. The 21st Avenue North eatery features rooftop seating and it’s just two blocks from the beach, while the 97th Avenue North establishment overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The SoHo menu also features hibachi, spicy pad Thai and other offerings, but when it comes to sushi, the salmon bonsai special is hard to beat.

If you are in Myrtle Beach looking for sushi, Co, King Kong and SoHo lead the way.