Riyadh's best sushi restaurants - spring 2023 edition

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Discover new destinations among some old favourites on our list of Riyadh's best sushi restaurants Since Tokyo became the first Japanese restaurant in the Kingdom in 1985, Japanese food has become ever popular and sushi along with it. From street sushi - cheap and not necessarily authentic - to restaurant sushi - authentic and not usually cheap - there is an ever-growing choice of places to eat it. Sushi actually originated in China, not Japan, but it was the Japanese version that went with immigrants to the West - especially to the USA - and became a worldwide success from there. These days it turns up in high-end restaurants with sushi masters choosing the set dishes, and sushi bars allowing customers to choose their plate of snacks. Whatever style people prefer - sashimi, nigiri, maki or the heavily westernized California rolls, there will be a form of the popular snack to suit everyone. Here the MCC team has put together a selection of the best sushi spots. - Call our Bookings service, or message a member of the team via WhatsApp on +966 533 633 607 for assistance with all your travel plans and restaurant bookings.

Kayzo DQ / Japanese restaurant / Riyadh

Kayzo DQ

A more casual dining offshoot of its high-end sister restaurant Myazu, Kayzo offers nicely presented sush with an international twist in the heart of the DQ. Find out more Call: +966 9200 14156 Address: Amr bin Umayyah Al-Dhamri, 3308, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12511

Benihana / Chefs


International hibachi chain serving sushi, and Japanese dishes grilled tableside by theatrical chefs. There’s a branch in Jeddah too. Find out more Call: +966 11 415 7878 Address: 2855-12477-8159 Northern Ring Road, Riyadh

Sumosan / Japanese restaurant / Riyadh / Credit Bishop Design


High-end Japanese cuisine from an international chain. Smart, sophisticated decor and sushi to match. Find out more Call: +966 9200 21225 Address:  Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329


Part of an international chain with branches in India, the US and London, Yauatcha is a tea house and dim sum restaurant offering modern Chinese food in beautiful surroundings. Find out more Call: +966 92 000 6555 Address: Al Faisalliah Mall, Prince Sultan Street, Olaya, Riyadh 11433

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At the minimalist-themed Yokari, everything from the décor to the menu is pared back to allow the fine Japanese food – and precision that goes into crafting it – to take center stage. Find out more Call: +966 11 288 6999 Address: 210 Olaya Centria Mall, 2nd Floor, Riyadh 122416055

Okku restaurant Riyadh


This fine-dining Japanese restaurant has life-size samurai statues – and if you look up in the main room you’ll see a 10-meter-high bell towering over you, and cherry blossom trees dotted around the tables. There’s an outdoor dining area and private rooms on the first floor. Find out more Call: +966 11 442 2929 Address: Tahlia Street, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212

Myazu Japanese restaurant / Riyadh


Myazu serves contemporary Japanese cuisine subtly adapted to local tastes. The extensive menu has everything from sushi to skewers and dumplings. Plates are designed for sharing, so take a few friends and taste your way around the menu by ordering lots of different dishes. The venue has an open kitchen area with a robata grill and sushi counter. There’s lounge seating and Myazu Arts – an entertainment hub that features a cocktail bar, a DJ Counter and VIP area. Find out more Call: +966 9200 09686 Address: Musad Bin Jalawi, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12244

Roka Japanese restaurant Riyadh


Japanese robatayaki cuisine and sushi is served in smart contemporary surroundings in this new midtown outlet for the international chain. Go for sushi or move on to the fish, meat and chicken items from the grill. Find out more Call: +966 92 001 2327 Address: 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243


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