We may be landlocked over here in Music City, but that doesn't mean we've lost our taste for bite-sized nuggets of white rice, crisp vegetables and fresh fish. That's right; we're talking about sushi, the ocean's greatest gift to human mouths. Nashville is crawling swimming with sushi restaurants, and not all are created equal. Since bad sushi is something that should be avoided at all costs, we've drawn up this handy list of the best spots in town.

Sam's Sushi at the Acme Feed & Seed
When Sam's Sushi closed its Printer's Alley shop in mid-April, fish fanatics across town went into mourning. Good news: the newly-opened Acme building on Lower Broadway has invited sushi chef Sam Katakura to open up a small sushi bar on the building's second floor. Katakura officially accepted the offer, and Sam's Sushi will move into Acme later this summer. Hawaiian rolls and honky-tonks, here we come!

Sushi Train
At most restaurants, a waiter brings your sushi to the table. Over at Sushi Train, your fishy food arrives via a conveyor belt that snakes around the entire restaurant. Spot something delicious? Grab it — or be prepared to watch it circle the pe-rimeter of the building before it comes back around. For those who want their nigiri with an extra helping of novelty, get on board.

Located halfway between Lower Broadway and the Gulch, this high-end Japanese res-taurant serves up some of the most gourmet sashimi, maki and specialty rolls in town. Yellowtail with jalapeño and cilantro? Tempura calamari with poblano pepper, cucum-ber, avocado and balsamic soy sauce? Yes, please! Pro-tip: don't come in shorts and flip flops. This place is faaaancy.

Wild Wasabi
Fishing for a place with a lot of vegetarian, vegan and healthy options? Swim down 8th Avenue toward this hidden gem, located in the restored Cummins Station. Wild Wasabi starts start serving their dinner menu at 2 p.m., so get there beforehand if you're think-ing about hitting up the lunch buffet. Also, don't miss the super-solid seaweed salad, which should be ordered with any and every sushi roll.

Samurai Sushi
Don't judge a book by its cover… or a sushi restaurant by its decor. Samurai Sushi may not have many wall decorations, but the small shop has Japanese authenticity and sim-ple, spot-on sushi rolls to spare. The prices are cheap, too, making it a must-visit place for cash-strapped college students and downtown workers looking for a quick lunch.