Slideshow: The World's 8 Best Sushi Restaurants

Aida, Paris

Forget French food for one night of your visit and go for some sushi. There aren't many Japanese restaurants worth making time for in Paris, but Aida is certainly an exception. It's the only sushi restaurant in the city with Michelin recognition.

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Masa, New York City

Sushi master Masa Takayama creates an unforgettable dining experience in New York City through each carefully crafted piece of sushi. The minimalistic décor at Masa keeps the focus on the food. But being the best comes with a price — literally. Before drinks and tax, this unique meal is $595 per person.

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Miku, Vancouver

One of the more affordable sushi restaurants on this list, Miku ranks at number 13 out of nearly 2,900 restaurants in Vancouver on TripAdvisor. What makes this restaurant great? The quality of fish and the kind staff. Miku is known for its aburi sushi, but it has other dishes on the menu as well, such as miso baked sablefish and the Japanese Joshu Wagyu steak — both deliciously prepared.  

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Shinji by Kanesaka, Singapore

Shinji by Kanesaka is a Michelin-starred omakase restaurant tucked away in a corner of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. With a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo, chef Shinji Kanesaka clearly knows his Japanese cuisine. This restaurant is more affordable than most omakase experiences, with a lunch menu that starts at $75 and a dinner option that starts at $220.

Shinji by Kanesaka has another location in the St. Regis Singapore hotel.

Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo

When you think of the world's best sushi restaurants, it's nearly impossible not to think of Sukiyabashi Jiro. With the release of the Netflix documentary on the sushi master Jiro Ono in 2011, this restaurant has become a household name for sushi-lovers everywhere. Chef Ono has turned this original street food into an unparalleled art form. The rice is prepared specifically for each reservation, the fish is incredibly fresh, and there are only 10 counter seats available at the restaurant.

World leaders such as President Obama and the Japanese prime minister have dined at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Sushi Saito, Tokyo

A three-Michelin-star restaurant, Sushi Saito is so sought-after that securing a reservation can be extremely difficult. But if you can snag one — and you should definitely try to before booking your trip to Tokyo — you'll be in for a unique experience. Chef Takashi Saito has been called Japan's "Sushi God" by various outlets such as Eater, and Joël Robuchon deemed it "the best sushi restaurant in the world." This minimalistic sushi spot is located in Tokyo's Ark Hills South Tower.

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Sushi Zo, Los Angeles

Omakase-style dining is the only option at Sushi Zo in downtown Los Angeles, and the staff will make that clear when you arrive. Make a reservation to secure a spot, but if you need to cancel for any reason, do so more than 24 hours prior, otherwise you'll be charged a $100 cancellation fee.

Sushi Zo has two locations in Los Angeles, one in New York, and one in Bangkok that will be opening soon.

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Zaibatsu, London

For great sushi at reasonable prices, London's Zaibatsu is a must. The restaurant is small but the staff is friendly and the food is delicious. Zaibatsu's menu is quite extensive; it not only offers sushi and sashimi dishes, but various other rice and noodle dishes as well. But you won't find alcoholic beverages on the menu, so if you want to drinks you'll have to bring your own.

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