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Miya's Sushi
Bun Lai in Miyas.jpg
Chef Bun Lai
Restaurant information
Established 1982 (current location: 1990)
Current owner(s) Yoshiko Lai
Head chef Bun Lai
Food type Sustainable sushi
Dress code Casual
Street address 68 Howe Street
City New Haven
State Connecticut
Postal/ZIP code 06511-4622
Country United States

Coordinates: 41°18′35″N 72°56′07″W / 41.3098°N 72.9354°W / 41.3098; -72.9354

Miya's is a restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, credited as the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. The restaurant was founded by Yoshiko Lai, a Japanese nutritionist. They are slated to close at the end of 2020.


An innovative clam roll by Chef Bun Lai
Apple wood smoked clam sushi

In 1982, Miya's was the first sushi restaurant in Connecticut, specializing in Kyushi-style recipes. With the creation of the sweet potato roll in 1995, Miya's began to create a plant-based sushi menu. By the late 1990s, 80% of the sushi menu had been converted into a plant-based one, and traditional sweetened white rice was replaced with a whole grain brown rice-based blend. In 2005, Miya's introduced its first invasive species menu, featuring locally caught invasive species such as Asian shore crabs and European green crabs.

The Crickleberry Brie Roll
Miya's Crickleberry Brie sushi
Kanibaba snow
A popular dish that features invasive shore crab at Miya's
Invasive Asian shore crabs
Miya's sushi roll made with invasive Asian shore crab
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