8 Spectacular Sushi Restaurants in China

8 Spectacular Sushi Restaurants in China

We introduce 8 great Beijing and Shanghai restaurants offering fresh Japanese sushi made with seafood imported from all over Japan. *In this article, we'll introduce shops covered by the Taste of Japan Management Office.



Ebisu — An Amazing Restaurant in a Surprising Location




Ebisu — An Amazing Restaurant in a Surprising Location


The owner/chef, Mr. Cheng, who speaks fluent Japanese with a Kansai dialect, worked for a seafood wholesaler when he lived in Japan. He used to go to Kobe City Central Wholesale Market every day for work. Through this job, he developed an eye for identifying high-quality fish. His talent is evident in the taste of sashimi and sushi served at Ebisu.


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Edomae Sushi — Tuna Weekly Imported from Nagasaki




Edomae Sushi — Tuna Weekly Imported from Nagasaki


Edomae Sushi is the most prominent sushi restaurant in Beijing right now, yet the owner/chef, Jiang Bingsheng, had an unusual start. He was so moved by the sushi he ate for the first time in Beijing in the '90s, he went to Japan to study sushi. He trained at a sushi restaurant in Japan for 10 years, ultimately serving as a store manager.


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Midorikawa — Reproducing Authentic Japanese Flavors




Midorikawa — Reproducing Authentic Japanese Flavors


Midorikawa Sushi is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Beijing. Located in Sanlitun, the trendiest area in Beijing, it is a Japanese restaurant mainly serving sushi and sashimi. It is known for offering fresh fish from Japan as well as other fresh seasonal items.


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Uogin — a fantastic restaurant offers a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere




Uogin — a fantastic restaurant offers a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere


Uogin is the second restaurant for Cheng Shiru, owner of the popular Beijing sushi restaurant Ebisu. This one is located in a section of a lane that is a hotspot for Japanese food. It can also accommodate twice as many people as Ebisu, to the delight of regulars. The restaurant seats 36 and has four private rooms. It opened in June 2017, but has already proven to be a great success.


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Yotsuba — Teaching the People of China About Real 'Nigiri' Sushi




Yotsuba — Teaching the People of China About Real 'Nigiri' Sushi


Yotsuba Sushi is one of the most famous sushi restaurants in Beijing and has been making contributions to the spread of sushi culture in the city since its opening in 2004. The restaurant itself is quite unique. The entrance, made to resemble a rock garden, has a mysterious beauty, and guests are greeted with a surface completely covered in tatami upon opening the door.


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Gattenzushi — Conveyor-Belt Sushi Chain Direct from Japan




Gattenzushi — Conveyor-Belt Sushi Chain Direct from Japan


Gattenzushi, with eleven restaurants in China, is directly managed by a conveyor-belt sushi chain, which operates around 100 restaurants throughout Japan. The ingredients are also of the highest quality, with fresh fish such as tuna, yellowtail and horse mackerel brought in from regions across Japan such as Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Ehime. Three or four times a month, there are also popular filleting shows where whole tuna are cut up and processed in front of customers.


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Maekawa — High-class Sushi Restaurant in Shanghai




Maekawa — High-class Sushi Restaurant in Shanghai


Sushi Maekawa is a high-class sushi restaurant located in the Gubei area, where many Japanese restaurants can be found. It is popular as a restaurant providing some of the best nigiri sushi in Shanghai. The restaurant’s interior has been done in a pure Japanese style and includes eight counter seats, two tables and private rooms that can be used for receptions or banquets.


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Sushi Oyama — Shanghai's First 'Omakase' Restaurant




Sushi Oyama — Shanghai's First 'Omakase' Restaurant


Sushi Oyama is a restaurant in Shanghai where customers can enjoy the finest quality sushi. It is Western-style white building that catches the eye as it stands alone just off the entrance to the street. The restaurant is quite small, with only 35 seats between the counter and low-seated Japanese style dining areas, but has seen a constant stream of customers since its opening. Chef Takeo Oyama, with over 20 years of culinary experience, prepares the restaurant’s sushi behind the counter.


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