Beirut has no shortage of great Japanese food options, from sashimi to sushi and of course maki. We’ve whittled down our first pick of Beirut’s top sushi experiences, enjoy!
5- Sushi Star
This small Japanese gem is hidden in the streets of Zalka, right behind the main highway. It offers delicious sushi with a unique twist, along with competitive prices. The place is small and cosy, and the staff are super friendly.
Phone number: 71 835 050
4- Shinto Sushi House
With a branch in Hazmieh and one in Mar Mikhael, Shinto Sushi House has quickly made its mark on Lebanon’s Japanese food scene by constantly offering fresh and hands down great sushi. The place boasts a very diverse menu, and both of its branches provide a distinctly cosy setting, perfect for dinner dates. Also, the staff is very warm and welcoming and the owners regularly visit their customers’ table to make sure everything is perfect!
Location in Mar Mikhael
Phone number: 70 000 514
3- Ginger & Co
A personal favorite, Ginger & Co is without a doubt one of Lebanon’s best sushi restaurants thanks to a unique menu offering some of the best sushi you will every taste. The portions are very generous, the staff is extremely welcoming and the setting is perfect in both of the restaurant’s branches, the original one being in Hazmieh’s residential area of Mar Takla, and the new one being in Jal El Dib.
Location in Hazmieh
Phone number: 05 956 446
2- Le Sushi Bar
Le Sushi Bar is to Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, what Ferraris are to the automotive world. Pure luxury. This exquisite Japanese restaurant has been around for more than 30 years and has managed to maintain an excellent reputation both in the quality of service and of food. The sushi there is simply an experience that is not to be missed!
Phone number: 01 338 555
1- Steak Bar Sushi
Although it is relatively a newcomer on the scene, and not exclusively a Japanese restaurant, Steak Bar Sushi offers hands down some of the most delicious sushi you will ever taste in Lebanon. No wonder the place is always packed, and the owner Charbel Makhlouf oversees himself each and every dish served and makes sure to greet his client and get their feedback as they leave his restaurant. What more could a sushi addict ask for?
Phone number: 76 555 055
Disclaimer: This a subjective list that is solely based on the writer’s own taste. It does not reflect the actual popularity, reviews, or ratings of the above-mentioned restaurants on other platforms. And it certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t other great sushi restaurants and contenders out there, we just didn’t partake of those. If you know a great sushi restaurant and think we should try it out, please contact us. It may take a lifetime to test all Japanese restaurants in Lebanon and we’re willing to do that!