We’ve been fishing around and Cola is swimming in sushi. From trendy menus to laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top spots to score sushi.
Date night dining
Camon Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 1332 Assembly St.
Camon is a great spot to take your date when you want to make it o-fish-al. It has been described as a “little corner of Japan” + was one of Columbia's first sushi restaurants. Pro tip — try the Lifesaver roll and split a bottle of MomoKawa Pearl Nigori Genshu Sake with your date.
Get a full plate of sushi + sashimi from Suishaya Restaurant to try everything. | Photo by @boxwithstrings
Impress the foodies
Suishaya Restaurant, 1516 Ellie Dr.
Suishaya has premier sushi + service. The fresh Rainbow Maki will have those with even the most particular of palettes saying, “That’s some good fish.” Oh, and the Golden Dragon Maki is a must-try.
A sushi roll from Tsunami Vista. If you can handle it, add some wasabi. | Photo by @twinhickseats
Celebrate with sushi
Tsunami Vista, 700 Gervais St.
Tsunami is the perfect place to maki the moment special. It offers a vast selection of handcrafted rolls as well as Hibachi dishes + noodle entrees. Aka — there’s a little something for everyone in your party to enjoy.
Bang for your buck
Red Bowl Asian Bistro, Village at Sand Hill 481-11 Town Center Pl.
Who says sushi has to be expensive? Check out Red Bowl’s lunch sushi specials. You can get two rolls + and your choice of miso soup or salad for $10.25. Pro tip — try the Fantasy roll or the Crunchy roll.
Sushi and Hibachi To Go, 1100 Elmwood Ave.
Stay in with your sashimi and try Sushi and Hibachi To Go. This local restaurant has a large menu with both sushi + Hibachi options. Get a sushi combo plate if you're sharing with a friend. Pro tip — order ahead via the online portal + skip the line.
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American Red Cross Adult + Pediatric First Aid | Mon., May 9 | 6 p.m. | Hampton Inn | $90 | This blended learning course equips students to care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children + infants. 🏥
- Tom Segura: I’m Coming Everywhere Tour | Wed., May 11 | 7-11 p.m. | Township Auditorium | $37.5+ | The Cincinnati comedian is one of the top-selling touring acts in the world.
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Tropical Terrarium Workshop | Wed., May 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Gardener's Outpost, 1211 Franklin St, Columbia SC, 29201 | $35 | A hands-on terrarium crafting workshop with two-inch tropical plants. 🪴
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The Columbia Fireflies and South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra announced a second Fireworks with the Phil event. The colorful display will take place at Segra Park on Sat., July 2. The outdoor event features a patriotic concert, a fireworks finale + an all you can eat buffet. Tickets go on sale Thurs., May 12. 🎆
The Township Auditorium will host Dancing with the Palmetto State Stars to kick off the 85th anniversary week of Miss South Carolina. On Sat., June 18, 20 couples from around the state will compete in a showdown of tango, salsa, shag + foxtrot to raise scholarship funds for young SC women. 💃
Columbia Chamber presented Modern Exterminating with the Impact Award for Small Business of the Year. The award recognizes significant achievements + economic growth that benefits the business community. The family-owned business is the longest-standing independent pest control company in the Midlands. 🏆
Revent Luxury Resale celebrated 30 years of business this past weekend. The boutique in Five Points honored the occasion with a special ceremony at its storefront (737 Saluda Ave.) Check it out in person or shop online for new items every day.
The City of West Columbia encourages the community to participate in a city-wide litter pickup event taking place on Sat., May 14. Citizens are encouraged to participate to help keep the west side the best side. Volunteers should plan to bring pick-up sticks, gloves + vests. All other equipment will be provided. 🚮
Soda Citizens are invited to take part in a
bowling tournament fundraiser hosted by The Grand on Wed., May 18.
Teams of two will pay $40 to participate and proceeds from this event will support Education Equals Hope’s upcoming mission trip to Ecuador. 🎳
Transmission Arcade on Main Street invites you to join its C.R.A.P. League — also known as the Casual Recreational Amateur Pinball League. It starts on Wed., May 18 + will meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays. The cost is $10 for 10 meetups and additional information can be found here.
The Lourie Center is offering a summer water fitness program for adults at Maxcy Gregg Pool, located at 1650 Park Cir. right off of Wheat Street. Class options include shallow water fitness, deep water fitness + aqua zumba for $50 per month. Details and registration can be found here. 🏊♀️
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Beginning this summer, Dr. Michael Amiridis will step into his new role as UofSC's 30th president and was able to watch his son walk across the Colonial Life Arena stage over the weekend to receive his degree.
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