When it comes to the sushi and Asian cuisine, the answer for me is always simple: I can eat it every day. I’m not joking. That`s why I considered the time I have spent in Malaysia as my food paradise – the hotel served dim sum and sushi for breakfast, so I literally have been eating it twice a day. I can call myself a connoisseur of sushi without doubt. Fortunately, plenty of sushi places appeared during my 4 years in Riyadh. I’m happy for the increased sushi-oriented awareness!!!
The list of Sushi and Japanese restaurants in Riyadh
KAMPAI $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
Considering prices and the quality, Kampai is absolutely my best option. I always tell myself that this time will be different and I won’t order crab salad but somehow this dish always lands on my table. That`s my fixed menu option, as well as rock shrimps. The food is always fresh and tasty.
NOZOMI $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
Yes, Nozomi is expensive. But yes, it`s totally worth it. It`s still for me the best Japanese restaurant in Riyadh. Nice ambience and atmosphere – they play cool, pretty loud music, which is not regular thing in Saudi. It also offers professional service on the highest level. I definitely recommend for special occasion. Not only Japanese cuisine – try delicious, truffle infused mini burgers. I don’t like desserts, but I never went out from Nozomi without trying something sweet. Dress code applies.
TOKYO $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
It’s considered also as one of the best places to eat Japanese food in Riyadh. Live cooking, good option not only for sushi, but there is also a place, where you can eat tasty steaks. They don`t accept booking in advance, so make sure you are prepared to stand in the queue during weekends and holidays.
SUSHI COUNTER in Panorama Mall $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
I called by this place during shopping. Without any expectations, as it`s just a restaurant in the mall. Surprisingly – the food was very tasty. Big portions and affordable prices. Maybe not the best place for a date (Oops! We are in Riyadh!), but it’s good enough to eat something while shopping or to take it home. I will come back for sure.
SUSHI ART $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
It’s quite new place in Riyadh, pretty known franchise restaurant all over Europe and United Arab Emirates. Nice, modern decor and good choice for food. It's OK, but for the same price I would go to Kampai. Unless you need a change.
SUSHI YOSHI $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
One of the most famous and inexpensive sushi restaurants in Riyadh. Good choice for delivery and large selection of food. It’s worth checking for budget-friendly sushi dinner.
Delivery: yes. 4 branches around Riyadh.
SHOGUN $$$$$ ∗∗∗∗∗
We went there on the weekend and the restaurant was totally empty, which is definitely not the best sign. It`s one of the oldest sushi places in town, apparently its best times are over. However, the service was very friendly and there are the tables for live cooking. Good choice if you need a private and quiet atmosphere. For me it’s a bit too expensive for the quality and amount of food and to compare to competition.
Delivery: no. Restaurant inside of Radisson Blu hotel.