Best Sushi Restaurants in London
Just can’t face the prospect of struggling through another stale sarnie at your desk this lunch time? Get out there and explore London’s sushi scene, it’s brimming with fresh, healthy and inventive bites after all. We’ve tracked down the finest practitioners of Japanese cuisine this side of Tokyo, and we’re talking about tech-savy Soho restaurants and sky-high city plots in our list of the best sushi restaurants in London.
Last updated on 17th January 2017
Specialising in pan-Asian delicacies, London’s cutting-edge Inamo concept has arrived in Covent Garden for some of the best sushi in London. There’s quite simply nowhere else like Inamo - guests place their orders via sleek tablets, upload their own images onto the tabletop and even check in on the kitchen via chef cam - as head chef Jon Claro prepares a mouth-watering range of sushi and sashimi fare.
Heralded for their unique technology and their stunning plates, not only are Inamo Camden nailing all things creative dining, this is a restaurant in North London more than known for their sushi thanks to pretty plates and sustainable fish sources.
Minimalist and modern interiors describe this high-end Japanese restaurant in London, Kouzu. Perched in Victoria and bringing some much needed flavour to the area, Kouzu plates up some of the finest Asian cuisine with classic yet colourful dishes including sushi, tempura and charcoal grilled foods.
Taking on the identities of two of the world's most fragrant and flavourful cuisines, Mommi is a finely executed hybrid of Japanese and South American cultures making for one sensational culinary offering. Tease your palate with the likes of their raw plates, including some incredibly delectable and unique sushi dishes.
A pioneering restaurant renowned for its interactive ordering system, Inamo also plays an admirable game on the sushi front. The range here is comprehensive, and swells to include tuna & avocado hosomaki, soft shell crab maki rolls and the nigiri set; a delightfully delicate selection of raw fish fit for 8 people to share.
Sushi Samba is definitely worth the visit thanks to the views alone. Towering 39 floors above the city, ceiling to floor glass windows permit sweeping views of London at large. When you’re not staring out of the window in awe, you’ll enjoy a spread of Japanese wagyu and samba rolls, with Brazilian and Peruvian influences never far from the surface.
Roka’s family of robatayaki restaurants stand proudly on the front line of London’s sushi scene. Find your way to their North Audley Street base for a taste of the freshest Japanese cuisine in London going, in graceful and communal surroundings. Talented chefs work their magic in an open-plan kitchen, where the sushi section incorporates crab meat, large sweet shrimp and spicy mixed sashimi pleasures.
The acclaimed head chef Scott Hallsworth is the chief at this home of Japanese pub dining in London. Serving authentic treats from breaky right up to dinner time, this Marble Arch hub serves fresh salmon with beamaise salsa and diver scallop with ginger & black bean as part of its eclectic Izakaya menu. Find your way out to the outside area for some London sushi in the sunshine.
A fresh and contemporary Japanese eatery in Clapham, you just know that Tsunami’s sushi game is going to be strong. Make yourself at home in an airy space filled with Oriental trinkets and scan your eyes over the dedicated sushi section; the avocado and cucumber, shrimp tempura and scallop and smelt egg rolls would be great place to start. So mad are Tsunami for the delicacy, they even run special Sushi Masterclass sessions for small groups.