Located at Renaissance Marketplace.
At Sushi-Ya, we temp your palate with the perfect food: delicate, delicious sushi. Our wide selections of sushi, from the traditional California roll to the most exotic creations, are made from the freshest ingredients. If raw fish is not your taste, several varieties feature cured seafood and traditional Japanese cuisine.
Sushi-Ya has 2 locations, each with their own atmosphere and menu, featuring a wide variety of exotic Japanese dishes, rolls, fresh sashimi and our menu also offer you a selection of dishes without fish or seafood..."
Sushi-Ya & NextDoor
L.G. Smith Blvd. 9
Aruba Tel: +(297) - 583 9982
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Worst Sushi Restaurant in ARUBA
my husband and I were searching for a good sushi restaurant, and we read that this place had great reviews. So we went there and the service was terrible. The waitress was very rude to us and the sushi was not fresh.A total waste of time and money.
I recommend for you to go to Blossoms at the Westin hotel. Service was ok. -The sushi was fresh. Amazing food. Make sure to make reservations before heading out there.
try something else...
We(4 people)went yesterday night (dec 27)to try something new because we use to go to Nobushi sushi and the review was good but how disapointed we were...the service was too long, we were always need to ask for everything, water, wine...and wait.Their sushi were good. we try dragon,volcano,rainbow and spicy tuna but it was their best, so if we compare to nobushi, it has creativity with sauce, special care one you could not expect like banana roll are really more TASTY ! Yes it is more expensive but the price goes with all it deserve, if you are expenting the basic you will be satisfied.
There are alot of mixed reviews on this website so I was cautiously optimistic about going to Sushi Ya at the Playa Linda. It was EXCELLENT. Mayella (pronounced Magella) was a wonderful server. I asked her advice on the best menu items and she enthusiastically suggested the Yamaguchi roll ... and it was the best sushi I have ever had anywhere. Our other dishes were excellent too. The food and service were just wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant. We are here for another 8 nights and I will definitely be going back before we leave.
Playa Linda location.
arrived at 18:30. Restaurant was completely empty, but they said they were fully booked with reservations. Luckily one in our party of 6 speaks the local language and we were seated after all. By the time we left, almost 2 hours later, only 2 or 3 small tables were occupied(?)
Since we were the only guests, service was a lot faster than usual. We ordered a broad selection of cold and hot appetizers, shashimi and rolls. Food was good compared to other sushi bars on the island, not too much cream cheese and / or fried stuff.
In my opinion the best way to judge the quality of a sushi bar is by it's sashimi since it provides no means for hiding any lack of quality. If it's good, most other things don't matter. If it isn't, most other things don't matter either.
So we set out for some nice food and ordered the biggest sashime-dish available along with some maki.
Now I don't understand why so many people in these reviews are content with the food because the sashimi we were given was shamefully bad. None of the fish was fresh. All of it had been frozen solid before serving. You don't tast fish anymore, just a rigid spunge of which water comes pouring out when you bite in it. Try de-breading a uncooked fish finger and take a bite. That's about it. Sure it looked nicely and sure the service was good. But what does it matter if the sushi was all defrosted only an hour before instead of being fresh as it should be.
Dear shuhi-ya: shame on your name.
We chose the Sushi-Ya in Oranjestad versus the one in Playa Linda because of other reviews on this site. It is a small little place but nicely designed. We sat inside which had traditional Asian seating where you had to take your shoes off. The sushi was fresh and prepared nicely. The waitstaff was good. The toilets were up a windy staircase, which may be difficult if you are handicapped. Although, they were kept nicely clean. Dessert was very good (fried bananas with ice cream). Saki was good but they also had other cocktail selections. Ambiance was good but nothing special. Food was very good but overall experience was nothing spectacular. Prices were fair to moderate. If in the mood for sushi again, I would probably go there again.
Ate here the week of March 21, 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed the food! Oddly enough, I don't really care for sushi but went because my boyfriend loves it. I had the dragon and california and shrimp tempura - great for a first timer! All I can say is WOW! The service was very good and the outside atmosphere was nice as well. We wanted to eat at the location downtown but it was closed for renovations. The location at Playa gets two thumbs up!
Skip the Sushi-ya, it's a snackbar not a restaurant. Don't go here.
The food was again EXCELLENT!!! I have had sushi from Hawaii to Japan to New York but this was one of the very best. A must do. The service was a bit slow and unattentive given the restaurant was slow. If you love sushi you will love this restaurant.
Review on Playa Linda location.
Absolutely horrible sushi. You know it's poor when you wonder if the chef's try their own food. Service was also extremely poor.
By far our favorite sushi stop. started off with some edemame beans which were delicious maybe just a bit too salty for my taste. but in general they were good, We also had a variety of sushi but i must say the dragon roll was incredible. will definitely make this a must do every time we are on the island.
I went to Sushi Ya at Playa Linda and I can say it is the best sushi restaurant in Aruba! The food is just exquisite and the place is beautiful.
We arrived only five days ago and have been for dinner twice. The food and service has been excellent. We had a bad experience from a Japanese restaurant across the street so feel lucky we found Sushi-Ya. Lotte made us feel at home.
I have eaten at this restaurant multiple times. The food is delicious and the service is always top rate! Great Location too. Highly recommended!!!
Im a local and eat at Sushiya at least 4 times a month.I love the outdoor setting with background lounge music. They have a wide selection of sakes;MY WEAKNESS!
You will laugh but for me a clean bathroom means a clean kitchen also and their restrooms are impeccable!
I also like that you can take out food if you want to have it at the comfort of your house.
Afgelopen week twee keer wezen eten. Helemaal super om buiten relaxed te kunnen eten. Vooral de tempura was geweldig.
Zodra wij weer een keer op Aruba zijn zullen wij zeker weer daar gaan eten.
My favorite Japanese restaurant.
Try the delicious Dynamite Special Roll and the Dyos and Doubra rolls.
They have a great selection of dishes for non-sushi eaters as well.
Ask for the avocado cream for desert.
My visit to Sushi-ya was a very special event since I was not too much familiarized with the Japanese food. A combination of flavors, presentation of plates and a first class service drove me through a fantastic experience that I want to share with you all: lovers or not of japanese cuisine.In two words. Highly recommended.
The food was amazing. We had eaten at several other restaurants in the area, including another sushi only restaurant. This one was definitely the best. The waitress with awesome. Thanks, Lotte!! She offered suggestions and they were great. We would come back to Aruba just to eat here again.
Thank you Swen and Daisy for the best Sushi in Aruba. I stay at the Playa Linda and have enjoyed many dinners on site and some dinners to go. The sushi bar is deightful,tell the chef your favorites and he will invent a special meal just for you. The staff is always happy and friendly, the chef's exceptional. I will be back in July 2009 and hope they are open for lunch.
I eat here about ones or twice a week.
Best sushi restaurant in the caribbean.
i love sushi
We go to sushi-ya quite often. The food from the one downtown is definitely better then the one in playa linda, they also have different menu's which i find very strange and confusing. service in both places (especially the one at playa linda)is very poor
Perfect place: delicious sushi and sashimi, and an excellent service
best sushi i had , i really like the cucumber roll its made out of cucumber and tuna ,out of this world , the owners are great sat with us and gave us some great recomandations on the island. The food was super fresh and the banana dessert was to die for , can't waite to eat there again , thank you Sven and Daisy for your hospitality
We went to Sushi-Ya Playa Linda and I came there as first time sushi eater, so I was a bit anxious that I wouldn't like sushi at all.
Luckily my anxiouty about Sushi was complety misplaced at Sushi-Ya, because it was just perfect for my taste.
I had chosen a variety of dishes, which had tuna, salmon, octupus and oyster mixed with rice (shared with others) and I loved it all.
The presentation of the food was good, because it looked like authentic japanese style, which sets the dining atmosphere to a higher level.
The most funniest thing about it was that you could eat with the authentic japanese wooden sticks, I choose to eat with and it was a nice experience allthough they also had given me the option for normal dining capabilities.
Simple perfect, just like the food.
The given us the choice if we wanted the traditional dining tools or the japanese dining tools (wooden sticks).
They also asked us, after seeing we were making pictures, if we wanted a family picture.
The environment was stunning, because it is an outdoor restaurant so I could look out into the night sky and it was divided into two seperate dining parts.
The parts were a lower and higher part, we sat in the lower part.
The lower part was a place which had a traditional japanese dining area and the higher part had the normal seats and tables for those who do not like to try a traditional japanese dining style.
I didn't use them, but they looked nice from the outside.
I was the youngest (18), so I don't think that applies.
No one of us has a wheelchair.