Sushi has taken over Cairo by storm in recent years. We just can’t get enough of those delicious, fishy Japanese bites of heaven. Whether you prefer westernized, fried creations, or classic nigiri sushi, you will find it in Cairo. Our survey is designed to identify the best restaurants based on the freshness and quality of the ingredients, variety of sushi on offer, value for money, service, and ambiance.
Kazuko is located in Swan Lake Compound, New Cairo. The restaurant is chic and tastefully decorated. The service is superb thanks to the friendly waiting staff and quick food preparation. Kazuko focuses on quality rather than quantity which means the sushi is delicious but the portion size might leave some diners wishing for more bang for their buck. But if you are looking for flavorful sushi prepared with the utmost talent, you cannot go wrong with Kazuko. The ambiance, service, and quality of food is incredible. Top dishes include the flying salmon roll, Kazuko pyramid, and soft shell crab.
Location: New Cairo
Contact: +201270004877, Facebook, Instagram
Asia Bar is located inside the Blue Nile boats in Zamalek. The ambiance and decor is chic, trendy and elegant. You can enjoy a peaceful lunch during the day or go later at night. In fact, Asia Bar comes alive after sundown with live entertainment, great cocktails and beautiful people dancing the night away. The selection of sushi should satisfy even the most picky diners. Almost all varieties are fresh and taste wonderful. The sushi at Asia Bar is in the same price range as five star hotels, so it is not the cheapest option but the portion size is generous. On a more positive note, the waiting staff are friendly and happy to help you with your sushi order. In short, Asia Bar earns a spot on our list because it is one of the few places in Cairo where you can drink, dance, enjoy live entertainment and eat good sushi along the banks of the majestic Nile river.
Contact: 16166, Facebook, Instagram
Garnell Sushi & Poke
If the photo above made your mouth water, then you should ignore this article and head to Garnell because the sushi there tastes as good as it looks. Some favorites from the menu include the volcano Philadelphia, hot lemon roll, and merry G roll. The service is not as good as other places in this article but that’s not to say it is terrible. You might have to wait a long time to be seated, especially on the weekends. The interiors are nice and perfectly suitable for a casual dinner among friends and family. The prices are not very expensive considering the portion size. Garnell offers plenty of modern and westernized sushi options so if you are looking for a more authentic Japanese dining experience that focuses on freshness and quality, it is better to give Garnell a miss.
Location: New Cairo, Heliopolis, Maadi
Contact: +201279445506, Facebook, Instagram
Fuego opened its doors when the sushi craze was sweeping across Egypt for the first time. They have been consistent over the years with their sushi identity. Specifically, good sized portions and western-style sushi that features a lot of creamy, cheesy, saucy, fried up goodies. The seafood’s freshness and quality is acceptable but not mind-blowing. However, they do follow excellent food safety practices. The service can be agonizingly slow during busy times, especially at the Zamalek branch. Once seated, you will find that Fuego is good for casual lunches or dinners.
Location: Maadi, Zamalek, Sheikh Zayed City
Contact: +201065524467, Website, Facebook, Instagram