Vancouver is officially the most sushi-crazed city in the world

Google Trends shows the locations of the highest concentrations of sushi searches

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      Vancouver is the sushi capital of the world outside of Japan.

      This is according to Google Trends and Chef's Pencil, an international web-based food magazine.

      In a report containing a global ranking of cities, the magazine said Google Trends data allowed it to analyze worldwide searches for information on sushi in any language.

      The results put Vancouver at the top of the heap, with a perfect popularity score of 100 out of 100. Montreal, in 11th place with a score of 62, gave Canada the only two North Anerican cities in the world's top 12. (San Diego [59] and Los Angeles [52] finished at 13th and 15th spots.)

      Novosibirsk, Russia, is just behind Vancouver in the city rankings, with a score of 99. Odessa Kharkiv, and Kyiv, all in Ukraine, took third, fourth, and fifth spots with scores of 93, 87, and 86, respectiviely.

      The report says that sushi in Russia is now as popular as pizza for takeout food, and that the seafood sensation swept across Ukraine in the mid-2000s.

      In the ranked list of countries, Canada finished in 11th place with 53 points; Japan led the globe at 100 points. Ukraine, with 87, and Denmark, at 79, finished second and third.

      City rankings are the product of data analyzed for the year between January 12, 2021, and January 12, 2022.

      The magazine had the following to say about Vancouver: " a foodie paradise and sushi is especially popular locally, making the British Columbia seaport the non-Japanese sushi capital of the world. Indeed, one count puts the number of sushi places in Vancouver Metro at over 600 and there’s something for every taste and budget."