Beautiful presentation and swimmingly fresh fish are the hallmarks of this busy spot. In addition to classic combinations, and a generously portioned Love Boat for two, packed with 33 pieces of fresh goodness, including sushi, sashimi and two rolls, creative maki rolls rule. Try anything from the crazy hot Blu Karma roll, which includes spicy salmon, tuna, white tuna, and jalapeño with Japanese yuzu wasabi dressing to the chill True Love Maki—pan-seared scallop, tempura flakes, and asparagus topped with torched yellowtail drizzled with light miso.
6 Purchase Street, Danvers, 978-750-9890, blukarmadanvers.com
Sure, you can get basic pieces of sushi here, but Opus specializes in creative combination rolls like the Shaggy Dog, with salmon, mango, and avocado, topped with crab and mango sauce or the vegetarian Aki Roll, featuring fried sweet potato, avocado, carrot, mango, pineapple, burdock root, Japanese plum and sesame vinaigrette.
87 Washington St., Salem, 978-744-9600, salemopus.com