We've had sushi on the brain here in Berlin recently, so we thought we'd bring you an extra-ordinary Top 10 list. While Berlin is known for its currywurst and beer, the city is filled with an exceptional selection of international cuisine. It's not hard to find a sushi restaurant that caters to the milder German palate, but to find an authentic place is still a bit of a challenge.
Here are a number of top-quality authentic Sushi places to check out when the meat and potatoes gets too filling.
Jazz music flows out of Berlin’s number one sushi restaurant. In the heart of Prenzlauerberg you’ll find Sasaya boasting the freshest of ingredients, a great sake menu and wonderful ambience making this place hard to miss. Call ahead for reservations since Sasaya fills up fast. Seating available at tables, on tatami mats or at the bar.
Close to beautiful Savignyplatz, Kuchi boasts a modern atmosphere, outdoor seating in warm weather and friendly staff. Try the Best Friend’s Roll - a Berliner favorite!
“Klein aber Fein” is what Germans say about this place. Gingi Sushi Sashimi’s menu changes daily to accommodate for whatever fresh ingredients they have on hand giving connoisseurs a unique dining experience every visit. For a more creative take on Japanese cuisine, try the Japanese tapas.
Located in the Hyatt Hotel, Vox Restaurant boasts an open kitchen allowing you to watch your sushi get made right before your eyes. A classy and fun dining experience for one and all.
In the heart of fashionable Mitte you’ll find DuDu serving up its creative Asian inspired creations. Its sleek interior and great location make it a perfect retreat after a day of walking around. Just try not to laugh when ordering their custom (and highly-recommended) DuDu Roll.
Specializing in Shabu Shabu - a type of Japanese fondue prepared with broth, mrhai Shabuki also boasts an excellent sushi menu. On Sundays there is an all you can eat buffet for 17.50€ - a deal that cannot be beat!
7. Sushi Miyabi
It’s always happy hour at this bar, restaurant and lounge where you can get two Maki or Nigiri for the price of one.
Visitors of Sachiko can request custom-ordered rolls made in front of your eyes. And for the more creative diner, Sachiko Sushi offers sushi-making classes to learn how to make your custom sushi creations at home.
9. Go Go Hachi
There’s more than meets the eye at this Charlottenburg favorite local. The chef offers daily specials to delight and surprise guests. For those who are looking for a little more, Go Go Hachi also boasts a small Vietnamese menu.
10. Izumi Sushi Bar
Simplicity is key here in the Izumi Sushi Bar. With it’s classic decor and Berlin’s largest Japanese menu, Izumi is a perfect place to refuel after taking in some of Berlin’s greatest sights.
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