We think you’ll discover that our landmark waterfront restaurant, one of the oldest in all of Hilton Head, easily deserves the title of “best sushi on Hilton Head Island.”

How To Find Good Sushi On Hilton Head

There are casual sushi lovers and there are serious sushi lovers, and we love them both at Skull Creek Boathouse! Whether you fall in the casual or serious camp, you’ll agree that every proclamation of “they have the best sushi!” (referring to everything from supermarket sushi to sushi from the restaurant down the road) can’t be true.

It can’t all be the best. So, let’s define the elements that qualify our sushi as “the best.”

Let’s look under the hood, as it were. Let’s drill down and uncover why we can confidently claim that The Dive Bar at Skull Creek Boathouse literally serves up the best sushi on Hilton Head Island, SC. It serves up the best sushi 7 days a week….and it has for decades.

Where to get proper sushi on HHI
The Best sushi on HHI

If you’re reading this because you are a serious sushi lover, keep reading. What you’ll find out about the sushi experience at The Dive Bar might surprise you. If you are a casual sushi lover, keep reading! There’s more to love about Skull Creek Boathouse than just the superior sushi.

In the end, you must decide for yourself who you think has the best sushi on Hilton Head, but the sushi facts of The Dive Bar at Skull Creek Boathouse speak for themselves.

We think you’ll discover that our landmark waterfront restaurant, one of the oldest in all of Hilton Head, easily deserves the title of “best sushi on Hilton Head Island.”

Let’s get to the details of this much deserved title.

Fresh Tuna Flown in from Hawaii

Let’s put first things first and start by discussing the ingredients. Skull Creek Boathouse has its tuna flown in from Hawaii. We care about what goes into our sushi and we’ve decided that our tuna, sourced from Hawaii, is the best. So that’s what we do.

As my grandmother always said, anything worth doing is worth doing well. We agree! So the preparation of our sushi begins with the finest ingredients. That includes locally-sourced vegetables and fruit, the freshest fish, as well as the beautiful tuna we fly in from Hawaii. 

Boathouse sushi on HHI

Scratch-made Sauces

Though brilliant in flavor without sauce, our sushi is accented with sauces made daily from scratch by our chefs. With ingredients like fresh ginger, fresh garlic, and pure wasabi, our inspired sauces are as mouth-watering as they are lovely to look at atop our sushi. There’s nothing worse than the greasy plastic pouch of sauce tossed into the bottom of the sushi to-go bag.

Or the ‘yum yum’ sauce made primarily of high fructose corn syrup giving it that unappetizing gelatinous consistency. Not here. You won’t find the fake stuff. Instead, you’ll be blown away by the marriage of flavors in each homemade sauce leaving you wondering what ingredients the chefs put together to create their sushi-topper masterpieces.

made to order sushi on HHI

The Sushi Masters

At Skull Creek Boathouse, we’ve earned a reputation for having top-flight sushi chefs. For this reason, highly qualified sushi chefs seek employment with us to build their resume and to showcase their culinary talent. Our sushi chefs are carefully vetted before being brought on board.

Then they join their culinary colleagues on a well mapped-out career track which promises a positive return for devoted investment. We see it as a win-win, as evidenced by the fact that to be on this track is an honorable distinction in itself. Insiders will tell you that our sushi chef role is a highly sought-after position. We hire the best sushi chefs to serve up the best sushi on Hilton Head Island. It’s that simple.

sushi bar from the boathouse

The History of Skull Creek Boathouse

In the early 1980s, Skull Creek Boathouse opened its doors and soon became an integral part of the Hilton Head restaurant scene. It didn’t take long for people to discover its ideal waterfront location overlooking Skull Creek along the northern tip of Hilton Head Island. In fact, residents from nearby Bluffton, South Carolina, consider us a destination restaurant they keep on their short list, despite having to drive over the bridge to get to us.

Our unique location draws a crowd and you’ll see why. You will be mesmerized by the rhythmic motion of the intercoastal waterway tide. You’ll marvel when the sky lights up and the sun goes down captivating diners with its watercolor display of lowcountry beauty.  You may even spot one of our resident manatees, another special feature of our dockside splendor.

picking the right sushi from boathouse

We Are Consistently Ranked For Amazing Sushi!

With a vision for offering diners a full experience, we have focused on the best food, the best service, and the best overall dining experience. Check out our reviews online and you’ll find glowing details extolling specific dishes, favorite sushi selections, outstanding servers and the unique feel of our landmark waterfront restaurant.

We intentionally designed an outdoor space, complete with a fire pit and outdoor games, to appeal to our younger patrons and all of you kids at heart. Skull Creek Boathouse is family-friendly, yet refined, remaining true to its roots as a casual environment welcoming locals and island visitors alike. 

Picking the right sushi on HHI
Local places to find sushi on HHI
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The dive bar on HHI

A Fresh Sushi Bar Located On Hilton Head Island

Where else on Hilton Head Island but The Dive Bar can you find a traditional sushi bar boasting superior chefs who roll the sushi before your eyes while you take in the sunset from the best seats in the house?

Where else are you met with professional sushi chefs who invite you to order off the menu, who welcome your custom sushi requests, and who offer a changing menu of features and specials which tap into their culinary creativity? 

There are many reasons to visit Skull Creek Boathouse and one of the top ones is to see for yourself why we claim to serve up the best sushi on HIlton Head Island from our legendary sushi spot.

We guarantee that you will be transported by the taste sensations of our sushi and sauces as you enjoy the warm and familiar feel of The Dive Bar. And when we come up in conversation, we think you’ll say definitively,”They have the best sushi on Hilton Head!” And we think you’ll be right!

We Serve More Than Just The best Sushi On Hilton Head!

Make sure to check out our full menu for some of Hilton Head’s best local seafood served at one of the best waterfront views on the whole Island! Check out our reviews online and you’ll find glowing details extolling specific dishes, favorite sushi selections, outstanding servers and the unique feel of our landmark waterfront restaurant.