Guide to the best sushi in Stockholm
Updated 15 Oct 2018
Jiro may dream of sushi, but it is safe to say that Stockholm natives are also hooked. Stockholm may have a sushi restaurant on every other block, but quality and freshness vary widely. Beyond the world of black plastic trays and too-salty soy sauce, there exists a selective clique of top-quality sushi bars to rival the revered masters in the East. Whether you're on the look out for a fancy establishment or casual sushi joint we've got you covered. To be sure you're savouring only the very best we've compiled a list to the best sushi in Stockholm. Get out your chopsticks and enjoy.
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Casual yet ambitious
Roppongi serves exquisite sushi beautifully presented, with emphasis on quality produce the menu boasts of innovative sushi, delectable sashimi as well as gyoza and tempura. The pared back, minimalistic interior enhances the experience.
- Price: 11 pieces about 115 SEK11 pieces about 115 SEK (takeaway), 195 SEK (dinner menu)
Hantverkargatan 76, Kungsholmen
Sushi and Izakaya
The abundance of choice and exciting flavour combinations personifies Hattori Sushi Devil. Sushi is made to order from the finest ingredients, the menu boasts of over 20 different kinds of fish. The casual ambiance makes it ideal for both lunch and dinner.
- Price: 11 pieces about 99 SEK (lunch menu), 155 SEK (dinner menu)
Drottninggatan 85, City/Vasastan
Located in Brunogallerian this popular fusion restaurant pays tribute to its Asian heritage. The Far Eastern influences are apparent in both in the decor and fine dining-style sushi menu. Adjacent Råbaren has embraced the raw food trend, specialising in gastro raw food and Nordic sashimi.
- Price: 9 pieces about 134 SEK (lunch menu), 8 pieces about 155 SEK (dinner menu)
Götgatan 36, Södermalm
Literally a hole in the wall
Don't be fooled, despite its drab exterior and not-so-charming location next to Medborgarplatsen's subway station Akki is one of this city's most acclaimed sushi joints. This hole in the wall is tiny to say the least; so takeaway is often the only viable option. Akki's second location offers slightly more seating opportunities.
- Price: 9 pieces about 105 SEK, 13 pieces about 135 SEK
Stockholm's first Michelin sushi
Sushi Sho is an Edomae-style sushi bar and is undeniably an interesting addition to Stockholm's culinary scene. With its distinct Tokyo-vibes, artisanal soya sauce and sake and innovative sushi creations Sushi Sho is a must for the sushi connoisseur.
- Price: Tasting menu 595 SEK
Upplandsgatan 45, Vasastan
Sushi with style
This little hole in the wall serves unexpectedly high quality sushi. Sushi is served in innovative ways with various toppings, but without being sloppy. Regarded by many as the absolute best sushi in Stockholm. There's only room for around eight diners in the tiny premises and, as well as the usual nigiris and makis, you'll find dishes like fish tacos scribbled up on the blackboard.
- Price: 11 pieces around 155 SEK
Odengatan 106, Vasastan
Delicious and affordable sushi
Order your sushi at the bar; Sushi Koyama prides itself with fresh fish and the finest ingredients. The extensive menu offers signature dishes such as the immensely popular seared salmon. High quality sushi, affordable pricing point and prime location - it doesn't get better than that.
- Price: 13 pieces about 110 SEK
Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, Norrmalm/City
Focus on omakase
Some say this humble sushi restaurant in Vasastan is one of the best in Stockholm. The emphasis here is on omakase, where the chef chooses different dishes each day, and the place is both authentic and very ambitious.
Västmannagatan 48, Vasastan
Sushi on the waterfront
If you're looking for simple sushi dishes or classic Asian food with no airs or graces, Masahiro Sushi on Kungsholmen is a great choice. The restaurant's on Lindhagensgatan just a stone's throw from Hornsbergs strand, perfect for anyone who wants to get takeaway and eat their lunch or dinner by the water.
- Price guide: 9 pieces around 85 SEK
Lindhagensgatan 126, Kungsholmen
12 pieces about 204 SEK, 124 SEK (large sushi, lunch menu)
Raw's Japanese and European sensibilities translate seamlessly from the sleek interior to the cuisine. The food is predominantly raw - hence the name - the menu features abundance of sushi and sashimi, as well as other dishes.
- Price: 12 pieces about 204 SEK, 124 SEK (large sushi, lunch menu)
Rörstrandsgatan 9, Vasastan
Japanese pub culture
This on-trend, award-winning restaurant fuses traditional Japanese cuisine with modern Izakaya fast food culture. The contemporary eatery's extensive menu features an abundance of sushi and other delectable dishes as well as sake.
- Price: 8 pieces (chefs choice) about 139 SEK, sushi roll 10 pieces about 119 SEK
Åsögatan 170, Södermalm
Modern Asian fusion vibes
This hip modern concept blends a restaurant, bar and nightclub. The restaurant fuses influences from Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, catering to a wide audience; the menu naturally offers a selection of sushi choices.
- Price: 10 Pieces about 160 SEK (medium, lunch), 12 pieces about 243 SEK (classic, dinner)
Stureplan 13, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Your local joint
Choose this sushi joint for its casual accessibility. Ki-Mama has embraced it Japanese theme complete with lucky cats and bamboo detailing. The menu offers a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi and other exotic dishes.
- Price: 11 pieces about 110 SEK
Observatoriegatan 13, Vasastan
Sushi at authentic Asian bistro
If you want to eat sushi in an authentic Asian environment, Wäng Izakaya is the place to go. Both classic and more experimental sushi is served among rice paper lamps, crimson touches and Asian prints. The menu also offers other Asian dishes and the cocktail bar mixes up drinks with exotic flavours.
Sveavägen 88, Vasastan
Food court gem
Tokyo Diner located in Hötorgshallen offers a culinary trip to Tokyo - hence the name. The joint seamlessly blends metropolitan vibes with its food court setting. Settle down in the bar at watch chefs at work in the open kitchen. Apart from sushi, the menu features noodles and tempura.
- Price: 11 pieces about 135 SEK (takeaway 125 SEK)
Classic and creative on Kungsholmen
A block away from Norrmälarstrand lies this modern sushi restaurant serving a wide range of different beers. The sushi menu includes everything from mixed sushi selections to innovatie variations such as maki rolls with green pea puree and coriander.
Pontonjärgatan 28, Kungsholmen
11 pieces about 110 SEK
Tezukuri is well worth its much-hyped reputation and the wait. The extensive menu offers sushi with an experimental edge, seafood and vegetarian options as well as its signature Tezukuri Roll with tempura-fried prawns.
- Price: 11 pieces about 110 SEK
Hammarby Kaj 38, Hammarby sjöstad