It’s no secret that Victoria, British Columbia is one of the top places in Canada for dining. With a vibrant, multicultural population, access to fresh, local products and one of the mildest climates in the country, it’s easy to see why there are more restaurants per capita in Victoria BC than any other Canadian city. If you’re looking for excellent dining in the Capital City, sushi is a great option! With access to tons of fresh seafood all year ’round, you can find some of the best sushi outside of Japan right here! Finding great Japanese cuisine in Victoria is pretty easy, but if you’re looking for something really exceptional, we’ve got a great list of our favourites no matter your budget!
Ebizo Japanese Restaurant
604 Broughton St, Victoria – (250) 383 3234
If you’re looking for some excellent sashimi near the Landmark Executive Sub Penthouse, you’ll want to grab a table or takeout at Ebizo. Located just off Government St, in the historic Bridgman Building, this Japanese restaurant is a favourite with locals and is without a doubt, one of the best sushi restaurants in Victoria. Here, you can find excellent rolls and classic sushi dishes all made with fresh, quality ingredients.
1005 Langley St, Victoria – (778) 265 1005
Right around the corner from Ebizo, ideal for guests nearby at The Corazon and an excellent choice if you’re visiting downtown from the idyllic Arbutus Hill, is Gozen Sushi, an incredible place to find authentic Japanese cuisine. This modern sushi bar offers has some incredibly sashimi and other appetizers but their maki and nigiri are extra special with their unique use of Akazu, a specialty red vinegar and top quality sushi rice from Japan. Whether you’re craving crispy prawn tempura, spicy salmon or smokey miso soup, each dish at Gozen is beautifully presented, perfectly balanced and completely delicious.
2027 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria – (250) 370 5195
While you’re near the beautiful little village of Oak Bay at Manor Suite off Rockland or Barkley Manor Executive, if you’re craving Japanese food, there’s no better place to go than Kissako Sushi. This small but vibrant restaurant is known for incredible udon noodles, flavourful donburi, chicken teriyaki and delicious nigiri, plus, you’ll find all your favourite classic dishes like sashimi and maki rolls as well as new creations to try!
510 Fort St, Victoria – (250) 382 1514
As one of the first spots to offer authentic Japanese cuisine to Victoria, Koto Sushi has been a longtime local favourite in the heart of downtown. Simplicity and technique are at the heart of all the dishes at Koto where every dish is made with the freshest ingredients and presented beautifully. If you’re staying at Harbourview Executive at the Reef and craving buttery nigiri, bright ebi, taco, crab or veggie sunomono salad, a classic lunch bento or an elegant boat filled with your favourites, Koto is the place to go!
940 Fort St, Victoria – (250) 385 4320
Just a walk away from The Corazon is Sen Zushi, a funky sushi bar and Japanese restaurant that serves up incredible, authentic and unique Japanese dishes. Sen Zushi is a great place for date night where you can find all your favourite maki and chirashi bowls plus delicious appetizers like sashimi, tuna tataki and fresh green salad.
1706 Government St, Victoria – (250) 381 8228
If you’re looking for a casual place to get fresh sushi near Victoria’s stunning Chinatown, Shizen is the place to go! While all their dishes are incredible, the spicy salmon, smoky unagi and tender gyoza are mouthwatering and their unique house rolls are delicious! Whether you’re looking for fast, reliable takeout or a casual dine in sushi spot, Shizen is a great option!
239 Menzies St, Victoria – (250) 590 8110
This low-key, casual sushi bar and restaurant in the heart of James bay is the perfect place for guests staying at Seaglass Suite, Beacon Hill View Condo and James Bay Studio Stay to find delicious, fresh, casual sushi and Japanese dishes. Whether you’re craving your favourite rolls or a cool plate of tuna and salmon and tuna sashimi, flavourful teriyaki or cold busting ramen, Sushi Matsuri is sure to impress even the most discerning sushi enthusiast.
Nubo Japanese Tapas
739 Pandora Ave, Victoria – (778) 265 9909
This small, modern restaurant is great for a casual date night and one of the best takeout sushi restaurants in the city! Inspired by the casual Japanese tapas style dining called Izakaya, at Nubo you’ll find carefully created small plates, perfect for sharing. Using both traditional Japanese flavours and techniques and globally inspired flavour combinations, this menu is sure to impress!
Nubo Kitchen and Bar
490 Pandora Ave, Victoria – (778) 440 0490
Not to be confused with Nubo Japanese Tapas on Pandora, Nubo Kitchen and Grill is a high-end dining experience right in historic Victoria. With a completely unique and authentic take on Japanese dining, Nubo Kitchen offers their guests incredible elevated cocktails and dishes that are inspired by both global cooking techniques and traditional Japanese flavours and always made with incredible local ingredients.