As a large, cosmopolitan city on the coast, Dublin is the perfect place to indulge in some exquisite sushi fresh from the sea. In recent years, the number of quality sushi restaurants in the city has exploded, serving up an abundance of sushi rolls and sashimi, washed down with premium Japanese beers and sake.
In this post, we share the 7 best sushi restaurants in Dublin.
Map of Places
The following map shows the location of every place highlighted in this post:
Kokoro Sushi Bento
The first name on our list is Kokoro Sushi Bento, conveniently located on Dublin’s Lower Liffey Street off the busy Abbey Street. The popular sushi and bento box spot has a focus on providing quality sushi for takeaway. The excellent range and friendly, helpful service has gone a long way in helping to popularise sushi as a lunch option for office workers hard-pressed for time.
Kokoro are also known for their second location, The Ramen Bar, on South William Street, which also has a decent range of sushi for takeaway in addition to the titular ramen. For those in a hurry to get their sushi fix, look no further than one of Kokoro’s two locations in the city centre.
Location: 19 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin
Zakura Noodle & Sushi
Next on our list is Zakura Noodle & Sushi, a cosy yet elegant Japanese restaurant that serves up delicious sushi along with their outstanding ramen menu. With a relaxing, traditional Japanese-style interior, this restaurant is a refuge from the bustling crowds outside. What’s more, Zakura Noodle & Sushi offer a BYOB service for €6 corkage per bottle of wine.
Zakura have recently opened a second location on Baggot Street called Zakura Izakaya. Thanks to the quality of their food and outstanding service, either location can be relied on to satisfy your next sushi hit.
Location: 13 Wexford Street, Dublin
Starting from a small, takeaway-only location in Dublin’s Ranelagh neighbourhood in 2007, Michie Sushi has since expanded to four locations across the city, thanks in no small part to its focus on serving up the highest-quality sushi to the people of Dublin.
The origin of Michie Sushi’s name reveals a lot about the restaurant chain’s ethos:
‘The word Michie in Japanese means “filled with smiles and laughter”. It makes us happy when a customer approaches us and says “thank you, that was delicious.” Michie Sushi is a family business; we take pride in our returning customers.’
Location: 11 Chelmsford Lane, Ranelagh, Dublin
Banyi Japanese Dining
Source: Banyi Japanese Dining
Situated in the Temple Bar neighbourhood of Dublin in the beating heart of the city, Banyi Japanese Dining serve up mouth-watering sushi rolls and sashimi at a price that won’t break the bank. They are also known for their excellent vegan menu.
The location makes Banyi Japanese Dining the perfect spot for dinner for those who work in the centre of the city.
Location: 3-4 Bedford Row, Temple Bar, Dublin
The next name on our list will be no surprise to Dubliners – indeed, Yamamori is practically synonymous with sushi in Dublin. With three locations in the city centre, one north of the river Liffey and two south, there is no excuse not to enjoy the culinary delights on offer. Our pick of the bunch is the Yamamori Izakaya Sake Bar location on South Great George’s Street. The extravagant and colourful Japanese decor creates a vibrant yet laid back atmosphere in which to enjoy the beautiful sushi dishes on offer.
This location is also home to the well-known nightclub Izakaya Basement for those looking to sample some more of the wide range of top beers, sake, and cocktails on offer while dancing the night away.
Location: 12 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
Aoki Sushi Noodle Bar
Source: Aoki Sushi Noodle Bar
The simple yet elegantly beautiful interior of Aoki Sushi Noodle Bar is a perfect reflection of the food on offer. They offer a wide range of excellent nigiri, sushi, and sashimi at very reasonable prices, and accommodate BYOB for wine only for a corkage fee of €6.
Location: Unit 4, 63 Richmond Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin
Finally, we come to a true hidden gem among Dublin’s sushi joints – Tokyo Kitchen in Dublin’s Smithfield neighbourhood. Operating from a counter adjacent to the Kish Fish fishmongers, Tokyo Kitchen serves up truly the freshest sushi that can be had, to be simply eaten on the spot outside or for takeaway. The daily specials on offer reflect the new produce available from the fishmongers as it comes in from the sea each day.
Information on opening hours and menu is available here.
Location: 42 Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin