Best Of 2018

Best Fresh Sushi Stop: Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Best Fresh Sushi Stop
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Hailey Bollinger

These days, it’s easy to find sushi in virtually any retail situation, be it a grocery store or large gas station, and in some of the higher-end joints, it can actually be quite palatable. But if you’ve always wanted to know what the best stuff is supposed to look and taste like, you owe it to yourself to experience sushi prepared by a master. Chef Ken Ando and his wife Keiko have been welcoming guests to Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Blue Ash since 1998, where Ando prepares traditional Japanese cuisine accompanied by the couple’s daughter, Chiaki. The dining room includes a 10-seat sushi bar, which is the perfect place to watch chef Ando work his magic on the freshest of fish, sourced directly from Japan and Taiwan. Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 5889 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, andojapaneserestaurant.com.