If you are a fan of Japanese food, then there is no better place for you then Moscow. Russians’ obsession with sushi continues to grow each year. The list of Japanese restaurants and sushi bars in Moscow is endless. Funny enough but even Italian or Indian restaurants here add special Japanese dishes to their main menus. But not all sushi places will meet your expectations. These top 5 restaurants serve traditional Japanese specialties such as spicy tuna rolls.
The sushi here is worth waiting in traffic for hours, as the restaurant is located at one of the busiest streets. Shatush is an excellent fashionable Asian restaurant with an intriguing shady interior and late night cocktail bar. This is definitely the right place to impress some friends or for a romantic dinner. Traditional favorites like spicy sushi, sashimi and tempura are prepared with unique twists here. Shatush web-site is worth clicking on and very convincing.
Shatush restaurant, 17 Gogolevsky Blvd., www.shatush.ru/tour.
Seiji opened in Moscow in 2004 and only a year later it was officially recognized as one of the best restaurants in the world by Michelin Guide expert Giulio Fredy. Seiji is one of the front-running Japanese restaurants in terms of quality. All the dishes are kept as close as possible to genuine Japanese. Likewise the restaurant is decorated in traditional Japanese style. Top picks include sashimi of Indian, Spanish and Canadian tuna and all kinds of spicy rolls. Spectacular interiors and award-winning cuisine make it a wise choice.
What makes that modern Japanese restaurant special is its fish dishes, for which it flies in fresh product twice a week straight from a Tokyo market. Yoko is able to offer the famous bluefin tuna (from the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans), hirame, squid, swordfish (kajiki maguro), yellowtail (kanpachi) and young yellowtail (hamachi), Japanese sea bream and sea urchins and sea scallops in their shells. The restaurant contains a simple interior with wooden tables. The restaurant has a simple yet cozy and welcoming ambiance. Altogether it makes it a harmonious whole with views of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It may be one of most expensive Japanese restaurants, but there are few that match it in quality.
Yoko Restaurant, 5, Soymonovsky pr-d, +7 495 637 13 70, open 24/7.
Megu Restaurant at Lotte Hotel
The enchanting taste of Megu, a trendy Japanese restaurant from New York, can now be enjoyed in Moscow. Megu is a harmony of all the finest and rarest ingredients found around the world and a blend of traditional and modern Japanese delicacies. The sushi chef deftly prepares artfully presented sushi and sashimi.
Megu restaurant, Lotte Hotel, 8 bld.2, Novinskiy Blvd., +7 495 745 1000.
This place hardly needs introduction. It only opened in Moscow a year ago, but the restaurant has already become a must. From lobster salad to sushi rolls and udon soups, the dishes at Nobu are always top-notch.
Nobu restaurant, 20 Ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, +7 495 645 3191, www.noburestaurants.ru.