From Faceted Fish Restaurants to Extra-Terrestrial Dining

By: Shiori Mine - Published: Jun 28, 2012
These adventurous sushi bars are as beautiful to look at as the meal itself. Sushi is a delicacy revered and feared equally by diners alike. While the thought of eating raw fish may be squeamish for some, others search the globe for the best of the best.

The art of sushi presentation dates back centuries, with chefs donning their creations with beautiful flowers, elegant carvings and meticulous arrangements. Although traditional sushi bars consist of long, skinny counters and paper-covered entryways, its global appeal has resulted in some rather offbeat restaurant concepts. Some are far-out futuristic, while others are covert and hidden in transformed spaces. Sushi can now be enjoyed not only with sake, but also with a DJ, light show and even in outer space.

Adventurous sushi bars continue to emerge as the popularity of this Japanese delicacy grows.