The Best Sushi Restaurants in Berlin: Our Top 10

Mai 18th, 2010 | By | Category: sushi


We have been blogging for a while about all sorts of restaurants in Berlin and we have been writing about sushi a lot. Yes, it may be a bit obnoxious, but we do just adore sushi rolls. And just to mark our extensive search and expertise when it comes to sushi eating and enjoyment in Berlin, I hereby proudly present our very own sushi restaurant top 10, with the best, coolest and most scrumptious restaurants in Berlin for eating sushi. Graded based on deco and atmosphere for lovers of prettiness, the quality of the food and the amount of money you will be spending here. If you’re a sushi fan, all you need is this list and you will be eating away most fabulously for weeks and weeks to come.

  • Most of the restaurants on this list already have complete restaurant reviews. Click the link to the restaurant names to read the elaborate reviews.

+ means less (expensive, atmospheric, flavoursome noms)

+++ means more (expensive, atmosphere, flavoursome noms)

This article was written in 2010 : read our new and updated list of best sushi restaurants in Berlin.

1. Wasabi (Mitte)


  • Deco/ atmosphere +
  • Food +++
  • Price +

I proudly present the number one! My personal favourite restaurant that I just keep coming back to and that I would recommend to anyone who wants to eat sushi in Berlin. They serve great sushi, they have a large selection of basic maki’s, special rolls and fried rolls, nice and friendly staff – and all of that for a budget price. Simply good food for good prices, located on the corner of the lively Oranienburger Straße. In summer you can lounge outside and enjoy the weather, a glass of wine or a nice mango lassi with your kim-chi salad. Budget prices, great sushi.

Friedrichstraße 114
10117 Berlin

2. Sushi number one (Prenzlauer Berg)

 

  • Deco/atmosphere +
  • Food +++
  • Price +

Looking for a quick sushi bite? Feel like taking some sushi home? For take-away anywhere in and around Prenzlauer Berg I would recommend Sushi number one. It is also a great place to sit down for a meal, but the restaurant is not always filled up with people and the deco is not particularly exceptionally enticing. For take-away, though, they are perfect. Very quick and friendly, a huge menu with budget sushi to choose from and great appetizers en desserts to take away as well. Tip: get the Sommerrollen as take away, you will get a large kim chi salad with it for free! They do charge fifty cents for packaging though.

Oderberger Straße 51/52
10435 Berlin

3. Le coq d’or (Friedrichshain)

  • Deco/ atmosphere +
  • Food ++
  • Price +

Another sushi location that I keep popping in to. Not the prettiest of locations, but practically located in Friedrichshain on the Boxhagener Straße. Sweet staff, low prices and good quality sushi. If you like spending time in and around the Simon-Dach straße and like sushi, you definitely ought to pop in here for a nice filled plate with fresh and afforable sushi. Do stay away from the fried appetizers, unless you are into fried fry. Do order a nice bottle of wine for a budget price to accompany your sushi meal. Cheap, good sushi. Not such an extensive menu.

Boxhagener Straße 27
10245 Berlin

4. Kuchi (Mitte)

  • Deco/atmosphere +++
  • Food ++
  • Price ++

With a spacious and atmospheric courtyard for summery evenings and classy deco for a night inside, Kuchi already flaunts its tailfeather before you even sit down to eat. This is a fabulous real restaurant where you go for a nice proper dinner. They do beautiful and great flavoursome sushi and have a great and extensive menu with sashimi, soups and hot rice-based dishes. A great restaurant that may cost a bit more, but you get for it in return is definitely worth it. Fab food, friendly service and a beautiful deco.

Gipsstraße 3
10119 Berlin

5. Zaza (Prenzlauer Berg)

  • Deco/atmosphere +++
  • Food ++
  • Price ++

A cool, sleek cocktail and sushi bar that also does noodle soups and noodle dishes. Very after-work-ish and cool. A nice place to take your collegue or your boss for a meeting. In the back they have a large smokers lounge where you can also sit and eat very comfortably. Filled up in the weekend, not that packed on the week days. Good sushi, not particularly budget. You pay for the cool lounge atmosphere – but order sushi after eight, when the happy hour starts. Cocktail happy hour runs up til eight. So pop in after work for a cocktail and sushi. Extensive and interesting sushi on the menu.

Kastanienallee 12
10435 Berlin

6.Chaapa (Schöneberg)

  • Deco/atmosphere ++
  • Food ++
  • Price ++

A slightly posh and up-scale sushi and Thai restaurant in the middle of brimming Schöneberg. I love the location and especially for people that do not hang out in Schöneberg enough, I recommend hitting the streets around the area for a nice bar or restaurant. At Chaapa you can enjoy and order great sushi from an elaborate menu, enjoy the fresh air on the heated patio and watch interesting Schönebergers walk by. A bit more pricey than a budget sushi location, but you are well compensated by the atmosphere, deco and polite and friendly service. Not to mention yummy sushi.

Maaßenstraße 9
10777 Berlin

7. Steel shark (Neukölln)

  • Deco/atmosphere ++
  • Food +++
  • Price +

A small and tiny restaurant that is probably most suitable for taking away food, or having a lunch with one of your friends or lovers. But do not be deceived! This small sushi shop serves the greatest sushi in Neukölln. Interesting and original combinations surprise you as soon as you open the menu. Maki rolls with prunes – or spicy peppers? Definitely order a new type of sushi and prepare to be surprised. Their soups are also fabulous – I have eaten the best wan-tan soup in my life here. Not a huge menu, but everything is very budget. Perfect for a weekend brunch after sauntering through Neuköllner shops. Ordering or take away recommended.

Karl-Marx-Straße 13
12043 Berlin

8. Cogai (Schöneberg)

  • Deco/atmosphere ++
  • Food ++
  • Price +

A modern and sophisticated interior is the intial attraction of this Vietnamese sushi restaurant. In a very mellow atmosphere you can chill on one of the design tables or chairs and order an interesting and flavoursome salad or  enjoy the nice sushi. Their menu is normally-sized with an afforable offer of the most desired sorts of sushi. A cool restaurant with great food for a very decent price. Located around the corner from the Nollendorfplatz, on the lively Bülowstraße.

Bülowstraße 9
10783 Berlin

9. Cube (Kreuzberg)

  • Deco/atmosphere ++
  • Food ++
  • Price ++

Around the corner from the Bergmannstraße, on the Zossener straße, lies this little cute sushi restaurant. I have eaten here a couple of times and I was positively surprised by the nice and original sushi combinations. The cosy tables and seating arrangements make you feel right at home and with a diverse and extensive sushi menu, you will definitely be tempted to have a long and elaborate sushi meal here. The price is very reasonable for hanging around the Bergmann kiez and the Mehringdamm. Cute, nice and fine sushi in a pretty restaurant. Basically how eating sushi should be.

Zossener Straße 18
10961 Berlin

10. Ishin (Mitte)

  • Deco/atmosphere +
  • Food ++
  • Price +

Essentially, a sushi eatery. You pop in, order the sushi, sashimi oder steamed fish that you want and you eat it. Not pretty, comfy or posh. Just a very functional restaurant that offers good quality sushi for budget prices. Very authentic and perfect if you just really want to eat sushi and do not care about any of the other stuff. Probably not the best place for a beginner, even though they offer ample vegetarian opportunities in case you are not that into fish. In the city center, almost on Friedrichstraße. Perfect for a functional business lunch. (Also recommended for tourists that like an authentic sushi experience. It is not as unattractive as it sounds. Just do not go here when you want to be lounging about a restaurant for hours. This is not the place.) Free green tea for everyone.

Mittelstraße 24
10117 Berlin

Other Great Sushi Restaurants

Yet another great sushi place worth a recommendation: Mikoto (Prenzlauer Berg).
Eating sushi in Zehlendorf? Bamboo makes fantastic sushi.

And if you want to order sushi, you could give this sushi delivery service in Berlin a try.

Going on a trip to Potsdam?

Then definitely hit the sushi restaurant My Keng in the city center on the main shopping street, the Brandenburger Straße. It is a small restaurant and a bit more pricey than anything in Berlin, but they do some awesome tempura sushi rolls. My personal reccommendation is the tempura roll collection with scallops, which taste absolutely surprisingly delicious.

Where to eat the best sushi in Berlin? Our top 10.
Date Published: 05/31/2010
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Request:

If you have eaten at any of these sushi restaurants, please leave a comment on how your experience was! I would be thrilled to read about your own sushi experiences!

Read our new and updated 2011 list of best sushi restaurants in Berlin.

 

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5 Comments to “The Best Sushi Restaurants in Berlin: Our Top 10”

  1. Mark sagt:

    We live in Beijing, but my wife’s family are in Berlin so we sensibly visit whenever we can. The sushi here in China has been something of a revelation, a real highlight. So during summer when we were looking for somewhere to get lunch around Oranienburger Straße we thought we’d try a visit to wasabi which we spotted by chance. I can only agree with your review. It was a nice day so we sat outside, the food was great and tue price very reasonable. Lucky for us that we should happen across one of the best sushi places in the city. We’ll certainly be back there.
    Great site btw, very useful.

  2. Imanwarih sagt:

    Wasabi is closed now.. Do you know if they moved somewhere?

  3. Grandpuhbah sagt:

    How Sasaya didn’t make it on to this list, raises serious questions about the accuracy of this sushi overview! Le coq d’or os a Thai restaurant, which ALSO has some sushi options…hardly worthy of being on a top sushi list for the city, as there are dozens of Thai and Vietnamese places in Berlin ALSO serving sushi. Kuchi is fine, but really expensive (the ++ doesn’t really capture how expensive it is for what you get), although their My Best Friend’s Roll is super tasty.

    Anyway, maybe this list is just incredible out of date, but I’d highly recommend looking elsewhere for Google-stumblers.

  4. Good Food Rosa sagt:

    Sushi list update v. 2011 is definitely coming up! With some current high-flyers and favourite places.

  5. Good Food Rosa sagt:

    We have added our updated 2011 version on the best sushi restaurants in Berlin: http://goodfoodinberlin.de/sushi/best-sushi-restaurants-in-berlin-2011/

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