Hands down... the BEST sushi (and sushi experience) can be found at Namiko's. We have eaten at many sushi joints through the years and Namiko's is tough to beat.
Best Place to Pick Up the Sushi Habit - 2008
Less formal and intimidating than other sushi joints, Japon is a great place to go if you're just starting to get into sushi. Here the stakes are a little lower and the pace a little slower, a benefit of Japon's Old South Gaylord neighborhood setting. But the fish is undeniably excellent and the crew behind the bar approachable and helpful. At Japon, you get the sense that eating sushi doesn't have to be serious; it can simply be fun.