Top 10 Sushi Spots In Joburg


Don’t know about you, but we could eat sushi every day. That’s why we thought it’d be beneficial to let you in on our top picks when it comes to sushi.

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Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a great place to get easy-on-the-wallet sushi and dim sum. Their spinach and cream cheese parcels are delicious (and big), while their fish is fresh and their combos are great. They also have an all you can eat sushi special for R140 per person so, if you can eat a lot of sushi in one sitting (hello!), you might want to go for that. Their triangular fashion sandwiches are a favourite.

Where: 40A Grant Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg.

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Yamada

Yamada, located in BluBird Shopping Centre, is also an affordable sushi place. They’ve got a conveyor belt so, if you don’t feel like ordering from a waiter, you can just pull up a bar chair and help yourself! We love their lunchbox, which comes with 13 pieces of mixed sushi… but change it to salmon only… trust us, it’s delicious.

Where: BluBird Shopping Centre, Corner Atholl Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg.

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Hashi

Having recently located from Rosebank to Linden, Hashi is a fab spot to head for fusion sushi. They’ve got all sorts of interesting creations that you need to try out… like the Taku, which is tofu tempura, cream cheese, avo, spring onion, with mango/strawberry/kiwi and wakame, on a bead of spicy sauce and Hashi’s secret sauce. Another eye-catching option is the Crispy Chicken (if you’re not a sushi purist, that is), which is served with asparagus, spring onion and teriyaki sauce.

Where: 32 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg.

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Willoughby & Co.

This Hyde Park gem makes moreish sushi… they’ve got all the usual suspects on the menu plus a few special ones that stand out, like a Philadelphia Roll, with smoked salmon and cream cheese, Cajun Salmon Skin California Rolls and Volcano Tuna fashion sandwiches, served with chilli mayo. The real winner could very well be the Seared Salmon Salad… try it out!

Where: Hyde Park corner, Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

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So Yum

So Yum, also in Hyde Park, has lots of dim sum on the menu, like pork and mushroom filled parcels. Their sushi is great, especially when eaten with a side of edamame beans. How about some Tuna Roses and a Rainbow Roll or two? The latter comes with crab, avo, salmon, tuna, caviar and mayo – basically, it’s the works.

Where: Hyde Park corner, Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

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Real Sushi

Norwood’s Real Sushi keeps it simple. It’s a casual spot where you should start things off with a crab salad. Next up, how about a Prawn Tempura Hand Roll Deluxe? It’s wrapped in a layer of cucumber instead of seaweed and it’s as fresh as it is tasty. If you’re really hungry, go for one of their combos – they range from 12 to 68 pieces, which is perfect if you’re having a party or if your sushi craving is really extreme (no judgement).

Where: 48 Grant Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg.

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The Big Mouth

An upmarket sushi and Asian food joint in Nelson Mandela Square, The Big Mouth is turning sushi on its head. They’ve got sushi bowls, ‘new style’ sashimi, and ceviche… plus the classics too, so don’t worry if you’re not all that into trying new things! The Salmon Sushi Bowl sounds divine – it’s served with cubed raw salmon, avo, edamame beans, shiitake mushrooms, brown rice, crispy onions, spring onions, ginger, toasted sesame seeds, chilli oil, sesame oil and soya sauce – how’s that for tasty?

Where: Nelson Mandela Square, Corner Maude and 5th Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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JB’s Corner

While JB’s is not a sushi restaurant per se, they do have a menu dedicated entirely to the delicacy. What’s really great about it is that you can swap the stock standard white rice for healthier brown rice – health freaks, rejoice! Their fashion sandwiches are to-die-for.

Where: 3 High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

Sandton City, Corner Maude and 5th Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Catch

Catch serves up dim sum that we can’t get enough of. Their six piece platter, half with spinach and cream cheese, half with butternut, spinach and feta is something else. But, you’re here for the sushi, so listen up: New Style Sashimi is the order of the day – seared tuna with peanut teriyaki sauce and wasabi mayo, more specifically. Another go-to is the Soft Shell Crab Maki, served with caviar and spicy mayo. Delish!

Where: Piazza, Bedford Centre, Corner of Smith Road & Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

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Yamitsuki

Bedfordview’s Yamitsuki has a conveyor belt, so you can pluck up whichever dishes catch your eye if you’re too hungry to wait to be served (fair enough!). The quality is great and their salmon and cream cheese roses are sublime. Another must-have is the Salmon Rainbow Inside Out Roll… once you try it, you’ll be back again and again!

Where: 53 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

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By Nikki Samakosky

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