By: Andrew Silverstein

Sushi's one of those great foods that strikes a near-perfect balance between healthy and delicious.  The benefits of eating fish like salmon and tuna are too long to list here and other ingredients like brown rice, avocado, and cucumber are also nutritiously rich.  There's plenty of places to get it around Tampa.  Here's five places, we think, have the best sushi in Westshore. Kona Grill - Enjoy sushi, steak, and many more Japanese delights in a modern, casual atmosphere at Kona Grill.  They'll treat you right as you dine on their ample selection of modern American cuisine including composed of the highest quality ingredients and fresh fish flown in daily.  Sushi highlights include a spicy tuna roll with chopped tuna, spicy motoyaki sauce, and cucumber, and an Atlantic roll with baked salmon, spicy aioli sauce, and cucumber, topped with tempura flakes and eel sauce. Matoi Sushi - Matoi has been a hub for excellent, fresh sushi in Tampa Bay for over 20 years now.  Not only that, they also specialize in Korean food which is no easy task to find around here either.  Entrees like Korean beef ribs, and bul go ki stone pot mixed rice are Korean specialties while sushi selections like the California and salmon rolls are absolutely delectable. Roy's - Roy's cuisine is billed as Hawaiian fusion with an emphasis on Asian cuisine.  If you're an adventurous type, or just want something new when it comes to consistently great food in Tampa, then Roy's is your place.  Their sushi is no exception to this inventive, fusion spirit either.  Sample rolls like the Lakanilau with Wagyu beef, snow crab, tempura asparagus, avocado, sesame miso, and truffled greens or the Auntie Lei’s Aloha Roll with spicy tuna, kaiware, cucumber, yellowtail, salmon, avocado, and garlic ponzu.

Crazy Buffet - If you're looking to get full, like really full, of some of the freshest and highest quality Asian cuisine in the area, then look no further than Crazy Buffet on Dale Mabry.  Boasting a hibachi grill, peking duck, more seafood than you can imagine, and, of course, sushi, Crazy is not just a meal but a culinary experience.  Sample the sushi bar and enjoy a wide variety of fresh and healthy sushi.

The View at CK's - If you're looking for some great scenery and a unique dining experience, then head to the View at CK's located in the Airport Marriot at Tampa International Airport.  The restaurant is designed to slowly revolve and give you a 360 degree view of all of Tampa Bay from this top-level locale.  Dine on some high quality sushi rolls while you enjoy the view.  Highlights include The View roll with spicy tuna, kaiware, cucumber, yellowtail, salmon, avocado, and garlic ponzu as well as the Captain Crunch roll with spicy tuna, tempura bits, and smelt roe.

These are just the places we think have the best sushi in Westshore.  Explore this bustling district and find your own today!