12 Sushi Spots To Hit Up In Mumbai | MF Guide
If there’s one food item that’s always on my mind, it is sushi and I am glad that Mumbai is buzzing with new Japanese restaurants almost every month! However, there’s one problem…all of them serve delicious sushi that’s impossible to pick favourites. Somehow, I managed to choose my top 12 sushi restaurants in Mumbai.
Nestled in a small corner off Carter Road, the place does justice to the authentic Japanese vibe. They’ve got everything from nigiri and sashimi to maki and hand rolls and their sushi menu is fairly vast with some unique, interesting additions. My favourite on their menu is the Smoked Salmon Avocado.
Kofuku was my first introduction to sushi in Mumbai and I couldn’t be more thankful for this restaurant. This Japanese eatery serves the best Philadelphia Roll in the city, trust me on that. Apart from this, the place has a wide selection of nigiri and maki for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.
Pa Pa Ya was the first restaurant to create a Sushi Matrix in Mumbai and it’s still a huge draw for sushi lovers across the city. Their sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls shine too, with generous proportions in each plate. You can even opt in for The Sushi Boat that offers more variety than the matrix.
This Thai and Japanese eatery is the most casual on this list. Sushi here is offered as nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls – with respectably long menus for vegetarians as well. Interesting items to order here include the Botan Ebi and the Hokkaido Scallop.
Koko is the brain child of the Tham brothers and does serious justice to all things Asian. Think: California Rolls and Avocado Truffle Sushi with Caviar. However, my favourite is the Koko Special Roll that is a blend of prawn tempura, avocado, crisps and Koko sauce. But, my team at Mumbai Foodie loves their Hamachi Ceviche, which is a blend of many textures and flavours!
Let me describe Origami Japanese and Korean restaurant – you’ll walk in to see kimonos on the wall, Japanese lanterns, and the bar framed with Japanese dolls and origami work. Now, can you doubt this place for serving great sushi? I can’t pick just one item from their menu – everything is a must-try!
Type the ‘best sushi in Mumbai’ on Google and Joss is the first restaurant that will appear on your feed. That’s how well recommended their sushi is! Their menu is so extensive that you can’t have anything other than their sushi platter a.k.a the Sushi Boat. Apart from the mouth-watering taste, Joss does a stellar job in terms of their sushi presentation. You’ll be in love from the moment they serve the boat on your table.
Picture a Japanese music video. What did you imagine? Neon colours, quirky décor and fun furniture? Well, that’s what sets Hello Guppy apart – bringing Japanese cuisine in a fun setting to Mumbai. Try out their sushi rolls made with black rice while sipping on their range of Asian inspired cocktails.
Restaurateur Farrokh Khambata’s first-floor outlet serves a range of great sushi. While the best order here is definitely the Sushi Platter, our picks are the Hamachi Yellow Tail Carpaccio Sashimi for a thoroughly intense flavour and the Unagi No Kabayaki, essentially barbecue eel with sweet soy sauce.
Wasabi by Morimoto – The Taj Mahal Palace
One of the most exclusive and celebrated restaurants in the city, Wasabi has been making it to the best of pan-India and pan-Asia restaurant lists before it was cool. Often, people order the Omakase, so the chef can roll out course after course. But when a restaurant imports bi-weekly catch from Tokyo, you ought to pick your fish. We’d get the Oh Toro (fatty tuna), Anago (sea eel), Hamachi (yellow tail), and Spicy Salmon Roll.
When the restaurant has got two pages in its menu dedicated to sushi, you can’t keep it out of this list. From sushi roll, textured roll, sashimi or nigiri and assorted sushi collection, POH has got several options for you to indulge in. The question is what will you pick?
Dynamite Spider: That’s a name of just one the sushi options at Dashanzi. You’re intrigued already, aren’t you? You’re in for an interactive experience at this Asian restaurant that has two live sushi and sashimi bars. The Sushi Moriawase (assorted sushi platter) and Gurando Platter (grand sushi and sashimi platter) are dishes that you just can’t miss here!
Now that you’re salivating, my job here is done. I am heading to devour sushi at one of these places now!