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Sushi hype reaches plateau

Masu Sushi and Robata in Minneapolis. According to Bold Data the USA ranks second behind Japan in terms of the number of sushi restaurants.
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Masu Sushi and Robata in Minneapolis. According to Bold Data the USA ranks second behind Japan in terms of the number of sushi restaurants.

The latest statistics show that the number of sushi restaurants in America has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. However, the growth seems to have come to a halt. Data specialist BoldData has compiled the current figures.

Craving Sushi? There are currently 18,944 sushi restaurants in The United States. An increase of 57% compared to 2011. In this year there were 11,939 sushi shops. Especially 2017 was a good year for the Japanese snack: with an increase of 1,868 sushi shops (12%). 2018 seems to be a tipping point for the popularity of sushi, from this moment the growth slows down. In 2021 there is even a decrease of 311 restaurants for the first time. 

 

First sushi shop in L.A.

In 1966 Kawafuku Restaurant, based in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, was the first real sushi restaurant in The Unites States. By the late 1960s, sushi had become trendy and new sushi restaurants were opening up all across the city. Hitting 50 sushi shops in the year 1970. Nowadays L.A. is still the sushi place to be with 833 sushi shops. New York is also a good place to satisfy your sushi cravings with 467 restaurants, a growth of 72% compared to 2011.

 

Japan 1st, US 2nd

It’s not a surprise that Japan is home to the highest number of sushi restaurants: 42,897. USA comes in second with 18,944 sushi shops. Canada completes the top 3 with 2,529 sushi restaurants. Canada, UK and Germany are the only countries where the number of sushi restaurants is still growing.

 

About BoldData

The data experts hold a database of 287+ million companies worldwide. The company serves 2.000+ companies with analytics, research and CRM. Their data is being used by renowned research companies such as Statista ss well by FMCG companies such as Heineken, P&G, Danone and UberEats.

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