Love Japanese food but worried about getting a raw deal? We’ve rounded up our favourite sushi places in Hong Kong to help you out.
Healthy and delicious, sushi makes for the perfect meal and we cannot get enough of it. With the huge variety of sushi restaurants we have available in Hong Kong, it can be a little overwhelming. But we’re here to help with our ultimate list of the best sushi spots on the Island and in Kowloon, with a range options from budget to blowout. Irashaimase!
Hong Kong Island:
Step away from the bustling Hollywood Road and step into the sophisticated and intimate space that is UMI! With just 10-seats on its exclusive sushi counter, this restaurant is fashioned on some of the finest omakase sushi bars in Tokyo, and promises some of the highest quality sushi in town. Perfect for a special occasion, sit back and enjoy the traditional Edomae sushi experience in a refined yet relaxed setting, with quality, sophistication and a focus on traditions being the order of the day here.
UMI, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.lecomptoir.hk/umi
Sushi Shikon specialises in omakase, a Japanese word meaning “I’ll leave it to you”, in which the food selection for your meal is decided by the chef. At $1,800 per person for lunch and $3,500 for dinner, Sushi Shikon is not for someone on a budget, but with a whopping three Michelin-stars, you know that the meal is going to be one to remember. And with daily deliveries of the freshest fish from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the highest quality is always guaranteed. The restaurant only has eight places at the sushi counter, along with a private room that seats six people, so make sure to make a reservation to get a seat at this elite dining experience.
Sushi Shikon, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.sushi-shikon.com
FUMI brings the best of Japanese cuisine from the snowy peaks of Hokkaido to the streets of Lan Kwai Fong. Expect seasonal menus that will have you salivating and choose from multi-course omakase and kaiseki dinners to a selection of à la carte dishes and set lunches. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, FUMI also stocks a selection of premium sakes that cannot be found anywhere else in Hong Kong, along with an epic Sunday brunch buffet offering.
FUMI, 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fumihk.com
Found inside the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Sushi Saito Hong Kong is the first international branch of the acclaimed three Michelin-star Tokyo restaurant. Celebrating the freshest seasonal seafood, Chef Takashi Saito hand picks the produce every morning at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market and transports it to Hong Kong on the same day, so quality and freshness are guaranteed. Following in the footsteps of the famed Tokyo branch, the Hong Kong location has now been awarded two Michelin-stars, and with only 12 seats available, this exclusive spot may be hard to get into, but the artfully and masterfully crafted Edomae-style sushi makes it worth it.
Sushi Saito, 45/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central , Hong Kong, www.fourseasons.com
Newly opened in Central’s LKF Tower, Silencio is a modern izakaya that serves up a range of inventive Japanese-inspired dishes, along with plenty of modern nigiri, sashimi and sushi roll creations. The kitchen is led by Sean Mell (previously the Executive Chef of Nobu Hong Kong) and chef Yong Soo Do (previously Chef de Cuisine of Bib’n’Hops), so you know that you’re in for an expert, yet untraditional approach to Japanese cuisine. Opt for the “French” nigiri with akamutsu and foie gras torchon, or let the chefs choose for you, with Silencio’s omakase sashimi or nigiri platter ($1,200).
Silencio, 6/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.silencio.hk
Genki’s “big sister”, sen-ryo is a popular choice for a flavourful bite at any time of the day. Offering a curated selection of sushi, sashimi and sets (at affordable prices!), you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy here. Sassy favourites include: Spicy Tuna Roll, Soft Shell Crab and Avocado Roll, Jumbo Scallop with Yuzu Kosho.
Located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Tokio Joe offers a traditional Japanese dining experience with a youthful buzz! Whether you choose the Omakase menu, or go à la carte, you are sure to be blown away by the meticulously prepared dishes. There is a fair wine list too, complete with detailed tasting notes, but we recommend going for the sake. Dinner for two comes to about $1,000 (excluding alcohol!), and considering the location, great food and ambience, it’s not bad value for money.
Tokio Joe, G/F, 16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.tokiojoe.com
With locations in both Pacific Place and TaiKoo Place, lunch or dinner at Shiro is an easy and relaxed option any day of the week. Boasting an extensive menu, its Crystal Sushi presents intriguing flavours hand-crafted with crystal jellies. We’re big fans of the Sustainable Blue-Fin Tuna, Yellowtail Hamachi Tataki with Ponzu Jelly and its fresh selection of sashimi.
Shiro, LG1, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Shiro, Lincoln House, 979 King’s Road, TaiKoo Place, Hong Kong, www.shiro-sushi.com
Tucked away at the end of Kau U Fong, this dark grey building is nothing special on the outside, but a hidden gem behind closed doors. Featuring an awesome range of sake, its seafood is also seriously fresh and flavoursome, and you can’t go wrong with much of its menu. Opt for a flight of sake and dig in to raw delights such as Shigoku oysters, apple, mozuku and ginger vinegar, or a smaller plate of Flower Crab. Rōnin offers walk-in spots at the bar, but be sure to make a reservation for guaranteed seating.
Rōnin, 8 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong, www.roninhk.com
This classy Japanese joint surely won’t disappoint. The place is always buzzing, and the long line of eager customers outside pays testament to Sushi Kuu’s popularity and quality. From standard hand rolls and sashimi to grilled and fried dishes, the huge variety makes ordering very difficult because it all looks so good. The high prices ensure great quality and taste, and make Sushi Kuu the perfect treat to satisfy that craving.
Sushi Kuu, 1/F, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2971 0180, www.facebook.com/Sushi-Kuu
Somewhat of an institution when it comes to brunch in Hong Kong, Zuma hits the spot when it comes to sushi. Whether you’re indulging in endless picks from the brunch buffet or dining à la carte, its contemporary take on Japanese cuisine will have you coming back time and again.
Zuma, Landmark, 5/F & 6/F, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com
BA Sushi is one of Hong Kong’s best-kept sushi secrets. Located in a quiet street in Wan Chai, BA Sushi has an extensive menu that ranges from sushi and sashimi, to ramen and udon. The interior is nothing fancy, but that’s part of BA’s charm, it is all about the food here! The sushi can run anywhere from $25 to $50, but the portions are massive and will fill you up quickly! Not sure what to order? We recommend you go straight for the special rolls (our favourite is the Shrimp Tempura Roll).
BA Sushi, 14 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Another Michelin-recommended Hong Kong sushi spot (awarded The Plate distinction) is Sushi Masataka. Found in Wan Chai, the intimate nine-seater restaurant is helmed by Executive Chef Masataka “Masa” Fujisawa and serves only two different set omakase menus. With a focus on the precision, skill and artistic flair of Chef Masa coupled with high quality ingredients, the restaurant strives to replicate the fine dining establishments found in Japan, putting the quality of the cuisine and the level of interaction between Chef Masa and guests at the forefront.
Sushi Masataka, G/F, The Oakhill, 18 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.sushimasataka.com
A Ginza export, Sushi Tokami in Harbour City has also nabbed itself a Michelin star. Serving premium Edomae-style sushi, the chefs here are masters at their craft, with the quality ingredients flown in fresh daily from Japan (the owner and chef is also the owner of a specialty tuna supplier!). The omakase menu is priced at $2,200 and includes a variety of seasonal chef specialties, while for lunch there are also set menus available for $800, $1,000 and $1,200.
Sushi Tokami, Shop 216A, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.tokami.com.hk
You will find a NOBU restaurant in any major city around the world, including New York, London, Dubai, Milan, Tokyo and (of course!), Hong Kong. Enjoy a stunning harbour view whilst feasting on some sushi classics or one of NOBU’s signature dishes. You’ll have trouble deciding what to order here, mainly because you will want to try everything, with the menu featuring a wide range of sushi, sashimi and sushi rolls, along with plenty of other inventive Japanese creations. The restaurant also offers an omakase menu for $1,488.
NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong, 2/F, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.noburestaurants.com/hong-kong/experience
Mi-Ne is one of Hong Kong’s more popular conveyor belt sushi joints, but don’t let the queues deter you! We can promise you the wait is worth it for the fresh and tasty sushi. With affordable prices and a wide variety, you’ll save on the cash but you’ll also be spoilt for choice. It also often has special deals and set meals during holidays so keep your eyes open.
Head Chef, Perry Lau’s signature, yet subtle style has Hong Kongers heading back to Hanabi time and time again. Made with the freshest fish flown in daily from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, it “offers premium omakase menus that will satisfy even the most discerning of taste buds.”
Hanabi, 4/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hanabi.multifame.com.hk
The first overseas branch of the prestigious three Michelin-starred Nihonryori RyuGin in Japan, Hong Kong’s Tenku RyuGin is the perfect spot to savour authentic Japanese flavours. Seasonal menus ensure that you’re tucking in to the freshest tuna and tasting the best produce available.
Tenku RyuGin, 101/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ryugin.com.hk
If price is no object and you’re looking for a first-class sushi experience, then head on down to the Shangri-La’s Nadaman. Only the best and freshest sushi and sashimi is served here and with such a deluxe selection, you will never be disappointed. The set lunch menus are great value and the stunning interior makes for a delightful atmosphere. You can choose to dine in the elegant main room, or get closer to the chefs at the teppanyaki grill and sushi bar. The restaurant’s popularity is a testament to the high quality of the food and service, so be sure to make a reservation.
Nadaman, Lower Level II, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2733 8751, www.shangri-la.com
With locations in both Yuen Long and Whampoa, this high-end sushi joint is the place to head to if you’re looking to impress. Specialising in omakase sets, prices here range from $1,580 and up for dinner, with lunch sets also available. There is limited seating to be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!
Sushi Man, Shop 5, G/F,Lee Fat House, No. 5 Yan Lok Square, Yuen Long, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sushi Man, Shop G22A, G/F, Site 11, Whampoa Garden, 6 Tak Hong Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/sushimanhk
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 11, June 2014 and was most recently updated on 10, July 2019.
Featured image courtesy of Zuma HK via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Sushi Shikon via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Silencio, image 3 courtesy of Shiro Hong Kong via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Zuma Hk via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Sushi Tokami via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Hanabi HK via Instagram.