Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Victoria
Posted by Tom Westley on
With its proximity to a bounty of fresh seafood and fish, it’s no wonder a highlight of Victoria’s food scene is its fantastic array of sushi restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for creative modernist cuisine, authentic traditional sushi, or the Pacific Northwest’s own unique take on fusion; you’ll be sure to find something to whet your appetite in Victoria.
We know our travellers are often looking for delicious dining options, and we have you covered with our own picks for the best Sushi restaurants in Victoria.
Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions some are only open for collection. Always check with the restaurant before making a reservation or ordering.
Nubo Kitchen + Bar
Nubo Kitchen + Bar is one of those places that has it all: style, location, invention, and most importantly — really good quality food.
With a modern atmosphere set in a gorgeous harbourside location and cutting edge cocktails, Nubo offers an experience to go along with its acclaimed sushi.
Choose from classic maki options like salmon rolls using pacific sockeye salmon or tuna rolls with albacore tuna or get a little more adventurous with a Beef Holic roll containing yam tempura, bulgogi sauce, and seared beef.
Location: 490 Pandora Ave. Currently open between 11:30-13:00 and 17:00-22:00
Uchida Eatery is one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. A cozy hidden gem of a restaurant that takes real pride and care in their handcrafted sushi, serving only the finest quality ingredients put together with genuine skill and precision.
Uchida Eatery embodies the kind of farm (or sea!) to table ethos that makes the Victoria food scene so remarkable, endeavoring to source their food from local producers and farmers, including nearby Uminami Farm in Metchosin.
They offer a rolling menu that is updated daily, to take advantage of all the fresh produce on offer, with everything from the finest sushi, to complex and deep miso soups.
Location: 633 Courtney Street. Currently accepting online orders and collection from their restaurant.
Located in the bustling heart of the city, Ebizo Sushi is the ideal combination of chic and traditional. Serving fresh and creative dishes that utilize classical Japanese techniques, diners enjoy exquisite food in a relaxing cozy setting only a stone’s throw away from the harbour.
Ebizo offers a wide selection of menu options, with all the classical nigiri, sashimi, and roll options prepared with skill and care. As well as delicious teriyaki mains served with complimentary miso soup.
Location: 604 Broughton Street. Currently open for takeout only.
Gozen Sushi Bar
The beauty of sushi is in the preparation, and the elegant simplicity that comes with it. The perfect marriage of flavours and textures: all of these qualities are embodied by the food prepared at Gozen Sushi Bar.
They don’t do the twists and modern fusion of other restaurants, but rather focus on quality, skill, and taste!
All the food at Gozen is sourced to be of the highest quality, which is why their menu of traditional nigiri and roll options are prepared using the highest quality imported Akazu and sushi rice. Plus they make their own soy sauce in-house.
Location: 1005 Langley Street. Currently open between 11:30-13:00 and 17:00-22:00.
Koto Sushi was one of the first places to bring Japanese cuisine to Victoria, and that shows in their refined take on classical Japanese cooking.
Guests will be served in their charming tataki rooms, complete with decor that reflects the simplicity and tradition that are at the very heart of Koto Sushi.
Koto offers an extensive menu that includes a huge variety of options and ingredients for all the classics, such as tataki, nigiri, and even their own special take on torch pressed sushi or Aburi Oshis sushi.
With everything from pacific salmon to freshwater eel and ahi tuna, Koto truly showcases the depth of flavour and variety that can be found when it comes to fish and seafood in British Columbia.
Location: 510 Fort Street. Currently open between 16:30 and 21:30.
Bonus: Fujiya Sushi
With the fantastic scenery on offer surrounding Victoria, you’re also going to need food when you journey out of the city to take in the vistas and backdrops that the region is famous for. If that’s in your itinerary then be sure to check out Fujiya Sushi.
This takeout only option also doubles up as a grocery store, so you can stock up on supplies and fresh sushi, along with a variety of other dishes such as chicken karaage and donburi bowls/ Then head up to Mount Tolmie to enjoy an afternoon picnic!
Location: 3624 Shelbourne Street
Of course, Victoria has so many great sushi restaurants that we couldn’t possibly cover all of them in one article. What we can say however is that there is only one spot when it comes to RV holidaying so that you can enjoy all the experiences Victoria has to offer, and that’s our own RV park right here at Salish. You can find out more about booking and availability on the rest of our website, or just get in touch with us and we’ll answer your questions!