The places that are so totally bad, they’re actually awesome! You know what we’re talking about.…
Joburg’s sushi scene has come a long way over the last two years — so much that good sashimi and nigiri can be found in most neighbourhoods. Grab your chopsticks and head to one of these hotspots for the best sushi in town, Hello Joburgers!
CATCH FISH AND GRILL
Asian fusion meets contemporary dining at Catch. With a menu that offers up exceptional flavours and dishes crafted skilfully by renowned chefs, this is the perfect spot to get your sushi fix in. Expect a warm, friendly atmosphere and expertly trained staff that will guarantee you an experience to remember. An extensive sushi menu that includes classic sushi, as well as signature sushi like prawn tacos and bamboo tempura along with a variety of other offerings, Catch will guarantee you return time and time again.
Bedford Centre, Cnr Of Smith & Bradford Rd, Bedfordview
011 615 0155
HASHI FUSION SUSHI AND SEAFOOD
If you’re in the mood for seafood and in particular sushi, Hashi is definitely a go-to spot. They offer customers a new and exciting taste sensation using a blend of Japanese techniques with a little South American twist. The Menu offers a variety of dishes to choose from including unique sushi options like crispy salmon, crunchy salmon skin, asparagus, Kiri cheese, spring onion and whole fried sushi, yum!
32 7th St & 4th Ave, Linden
011 888 0330
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KOI RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR
Koi is renowned for offering an outstanding dining experience in a comfortable, yet chic environment. Expect effortless perfection, modernist décor and an intriguing menu and wine list. The menu features contemporary Asian offerings with a western touch and their sushi menu leaves nothing to be desired. From flaming maki, new style sashimi with flavours like jalapeno jelly and ponzu teriyaki to the spider roll with soft shell crab and caviar, Koi will make all your sushi dreams come true.
24 Central, Shop No 3, Cnr. Fredman Drive &, Gwen Ln, Sandton
011 883 7247
Whether you’re after a quick snack while out shopping, a celebratory meal with family or friends or a date-night dinner, So Yum serves as the perfect spot for any occasion. Their sushi menu appeals to the conservative patron who prefers simple sushi, with a more traditional selection on offer. With California rolls, fashion sandwich’s, nigiri and hand rolls amongst others, So Yum surely won’t disappoint.
Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Dr, Hyde Park
011 325 5360
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SUSHI BURRITO & CO
This is the first of its kind to arrive in South Africa and we couldn’t be more obsessed with it! It’s quite literally all in the name, a sushi burrito. Mixing Asian and Latin flavours and creating a brand new experience for food lovers everywhere, sushi burrito is more than just a fad. With a variety of other unique items also on offer, there is something for everyone from traditional sashimi and crab sticks to poke bowls and a selection of tapas.
10 Crescent Dr, Birnam
064 928 1031
THE BIG MOUTH
If you’re in the mood for a stylishly refined sushi experience then the big mouth is a must-visit. Situated on Nelson Mandela square with views that set the perfect scene, The Big Mouth offers a selection of sushi that will impress the most discerning customer. From classic poke bowls, mouthwatering sashimi and oysters to signature options like the crispy no rice roll and the fish and chips roll, which is crispy hake, pickled radish and mini potato crisps in an avocado California roll, you’ll be strapped to find a similar experience.
Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City, Corner of Maude and 5th St, Sandton
063 293 8869
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With a sushi conveyor belt, delicious offerings and a vibey atmosphere, Yamituki offers a Japanese style cuisine with a modern twist. Using high quality traditional Japanese ingredients with a Thai, Chinese and western influence, they provide a completely unique take on sushi. Try the signature prawn tempura roll – cheese smoked salmon with a thick soy sauce or the mango, chilli and salmon roll.
55 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview
011 455 0380
Situated at Sandton’s sun The Maslow Hotel at the Lacuna Bar, Umai Sushi offers patrons an exclusive sushi experience. With an incredible poolside garden, view, leather couches, intimate booths and sophisticated décor this spot is indulgence at its finest. Expect a menu that’s full of delicate sushi creations like whitefish sashimi drizzled in a truffle ponzu dressing, seared Norwegian salmon salad, Namibian oyster nigiri and yellowtail ceviche.
The Maslow hotel, 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton
010 226 4600
Hello Joburg was first published in April 1980 as a monthly restaurant and entertainment magazine. Over the years we have developed a network of patriotic Joburgers that love nothing more than sharing their experiences in this beautiful city!