Sushi Station

  • 1730 W. 23rd St. Lawrence, KS 66046
  • 785-842-TUNA
  • NOTE: This establishment is now closed. This entry remains for historical records.


Never mind the exterior, Sushi Station claims one of the most inviting interiors in town. Its intimate sushi bar encourages special preparation requests and the friendly chefs are happy to share tricks of the trade. Very tasty options are priced less than many sushi joints.


InfoHound 16 years, 1 month ago on Sushi Station

Both comments above, though positive, should be removed since they refer to a completely different restaurant that just happened to have been at the same address and serving the same type of cuisine. Yokohama deserves to garner its own comments and not be tied to those for Sushi Station.

blackwalnut 16 years, 2 months ago on Sushi Station

Staff is lovely, attentive, polite, anxious to explain the menu items. Very accommodating, we felt like guests in their home. Not used to this in American restaurants!

Food was interesting and good. The bul-gol-gi was sweeter than I'm used to. The Korean sushi was yummy, however we ordered tuna and it tasted like canned tuna (the staff had explained Korean sushi was not raw and had more vegetables - perhaps it was supposed to be?). The dish that translates to "mix it up" was very good, and when the menu says hot, it is really hot. The barley tea tastes like barley, it is soothing, but my Korean friends used to serve a green tea that had roasted grains in the cup and I preferred that.

Intimate atmosphere, clean and homey and charming. It would be fun to come here and have a long, intimate dinner with several courses. I'd like to try everything. And I felt that if we didn't like something, the lovely staff would do anything to make us comfortable and satisfied.

monisu411 16 years, 8 months ago on Sushi Station

Good sushi, but not better than Kokoro, and definitely more expensive. Last time I called to order carryout, they told me they don't have softshell crab anymore- only imitation crab. Who wants that?

Mike Pritchard 17 years ago on Sushi Station

Best sushi in town....the Tuna is sushi grade and has a very nice dark red color. I don't know how many times I walk into a sushi joint and ask for a Tekka Maki and it comes out looking a pale pink. For all who don't should avoid pale pink Tuna in a sushi restaurant. Basically it means one of 2 isn't Tuna...or it is old Tuna. In any case you should avoid.

This is definitely not the case at Sushi Station...they use fresh fish...and it is sushi grade. what is the downside...they are a little on the pricey side. I walked in with my wife for a lunch and we walked out with a 40 dollar bill.

But hey, it isn't like you get crappy food at exorbitant prices (like what you would expect at the Westside Deli and Bistro).

missmoonie 17 years, 1 month ago on Sushi Station

I was there on 2/14/2006 as well, and I noticed things were frantic because it was Valentine's Day and they'd only been open for a couple of days before that. I agree that the service was pretty slow because they were so busy, but I would be inclined to give it another try because the food was really very good and the people were very nice.

rjwbster 17 years, 1 month ago on Sushi Station

Went for lunch, people were friendly and food was very good. The Mackerel Nigiri was awesome. Food presentation was not as good as I have seen elsewhere, but the taste was great. Also try the freshwater clam nigiri. The place has a Mom and Pop feel to it.

J_Hawk 17 years, 3 months ago on Sushi Station

Ok, a week ago I would have said that this was evil and anyone rating my beloved Sushi Station this way would be on a one way bus to hell... but as of (2-14-2006) tonight I will never go back. I gathered up my beautiful wife and took her to her favorite place, The Sushi Station. We were excited because they were closed for remodeling. While the place looks great on the inside now, Suken is gone, the old staff is gone, and holy crap does the place suck. We sat there for 20 minutes before being served anything and another 20 before our order was taken. This should have been an omen. After waiting for 90 minutes with no sign of food, and 60 since we had been fed water, I told the new owner that several other groups had come and gone since we arrived. I was very disapointed and told him that our server had not given us water or checked on us in some time. He apologized and asked forgiveness. I try to be a nice guy, but I wound up asking him three times for water, never getting any, and I never saw my food. After several more apologies, he offered me $50 off my next meal. This would have been great if my food ever arrived. I explained that I didn't want his money and that he had ruined a great sushi place. My wife and I stormed out and went for tacos. Sorry for rambling, but this isn't the same place we all loved just a month or so ago.

Jclarkson 17 years, 6 months ago on Sushi Station

I absolutely love this place. From the outside, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the atmosphere is great and the servers are friendly. The sushi is amazing.

Whenever I've gone, they appear to only have one server, so sometimes you have to wait a little to be served, or get your food....However, its worth the wait.

Highly recommended. Try the Tempura.

Jeff Goger 17 years, 9 months ago on Sushi Station

The best sushi in town. Very relaxing atmosphere. No need to get all dressed up. The chef is always nice. Great variety. I recommend the Caviar Lovers Roll. Very tasty!

Roba_Seksu 18 years, 4 months ago on Sushi Station

Yes, sushi is expensive.. and for all the public discontent with our 'sushi nazi' I for one am glad to have someone who cares enough to be strict about what they serve. The interior is nicely done (does anyone else remember the shop that used to sell doughnuts out of this building? They're really changed it). and the service was extremely polite and attentive. I just wish there were more cars in the parking lot, it would be a shame to let the Sushi Station fail.

kukyfrope 18 years, 4 months ago on Sushi Station

The fish on the sign always looks like it's screaming, which makes me laugh every time I see it. Cheers!

td66 19 years, 5 months ago on Sushi Station

This is the highest quality sushi in Lawrence. The sashimi and sushi are always excellent. Service is great...servers are very attentive. Yes, it costs a decent amount, but good sushi always does! I have never had a bad meal at sushi station. I would, with any reservations, recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

rpence63 19 years, 8 months ago on Sushi Station

...if you want to eat here (and you're a student). The sushi is not bad, but be aware that if you want to have anything approaching a filling meal here, you're going to have to spend at least $25 per person. The tempura appetizer was ridiculously overpriced and S.S. doesn't use authentic Japanese shiitake mushrooms in it. Plus--and this is a major issue--the soy sauce for the sushi is of inferior quality. You're better off buying sushi from one of the grocery stores in Lawrence, if you've gotta have sushi in Lawrence--seriously.

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