We’ve already looked at the Best Sushi Restaurants in Cape Town and as we mentioned there, if you’re looking for the best sushi available, these are our top picks when it comes to eating raw fish in South Africa. Our list is made up of the best spots available in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, and for this feature we’re showcasing Jo’burg’s best venues…
One of the best sushi restaurants in Jo’burg, Yamato has a wide variety of sushi and sashimi dishes, with both a set menu and an a-la-carte section. Favourites at Yamato are the salmon roses and salmon nigiri, wafu yukke starter, hiyashi tanuki soba, salmon California maki and the avo maki. They have won a number of awards and are definitely a must visit for great sushi in Jo’burg.
Location: 198 Oxford Road, Illov, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Contact Details: (011) 268 0511
The Orient is all about contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented and this spot is a big hit with sushi lovers and those that want to be spotted out in Jo’burg. There’s a broad sushi menu as well as Chinese dim sum and Thai/ Vietnamese-inspired dishes. The dim sum platters are incredible and the succulent sushi is great, so it’s tough to choose between, but we recommend you give them both a go. Traditional massages at your table are also available and as a whole this venue is too good to be missed if you enjoy top class sushi.
Location: 4 The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
Contact Details: (011) 684 1616
Tsunami is known for good seafood dishes and some of the best sushi in Jo’burg. Known for their consistency with their sushi, the prices are not bad either and the selection is rather wide too. The venue is quiet and upmarket and Tsunami offers booths and tables to enjoy your meals. It’s the kind of restaurant you have to try out at least once when it comes to good sushi, especially in Jo’burg.
Location: Shop 305-308 (upper level), Rosebank Mall, Rosbank, Johannesburg.
Contact Details: (011) 442 9196
Known as Ruby’s, or Ruby Grapefruit, or Rusby’s Sushi, this great restaurant is located in the popular restaurant hub of Parkhurst and it comes highly recommended by many. It’s a Japanese and Chinese restaurant that is most popular for its variety of sushi, including bacon and avocado or even pecan and avocado sushi. The sushi is fantastic and you can expect a great overall vibe and good service at this laid back venue.
Location: 24C 4th Ave, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Contact Details: (011) 880 3673