Where to get the Best Affordable Sushi in Amsterdam
If it’s decent sushi that you’re craving during a trip to Amsterdam, finding somewhere cheap and affordable could be a bit of a mission. Luckily we’ve got you covered for the best places to find that perfect ratio of sweet, sticky rice to fine, fresh fish at a price that won’t make your jaw drop. Is there anything better than sashimi and sushi rolls made right before your eyes and that literally melt in your mouth? If it’s paired with a dot of hot wasabi and a string of tangy ginger, we think not.
Check out the 5 best places in Amsterdam to get delicious, affordable sushi…
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Weteringschans 76, 1017 XR
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Japan, you’ll be transported right back if you choose to eat at Restaurant An. This Japanese owned restaurant is one of Amsterdam’s most authentic places to get your sushi fix. The chef at An makes everything by hand, using only the freshest ingredients and transforming them into the most beautiful rolls of perfect sushi. A particular favourite is the kaisen roll (scallop, sweet shrimp, squid, fish roe and mayonnaise) or the simple salmon nigiri (rice topped with fresh, delicate salmon). Try the homemade avocado ice cream for dessert - it’s a sensation!
5 minute cycle from The Flying Pig Uptown
Reguliersdwarsstraat 26, 1017 BM
We all know that buying sushi as you eat it can add up to a surprisingly hefty bill, but when it’s all-you-can-eat you can go as nuts as you want and you don’t even have to worry! We recommend at Genki that you opt for the lunchtime all-you-can-eat sushi menu. Most people struggle to finish, so if you go for lunch you probably won’t need much dinner later. Grab a seat outside in their pretty back garden so you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying some fresh California rolls and spicy tuna. With sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls galore, sushi lovers will be in paradise.
4 minute cycle from St Christopher’s at the Winston
George Gershwinlaan 534, 1082 MT
Nestled between a few office blocks a little off the beaten track is a favourite pit stop amongst Amsterdam’s business-people. Sushilee’s decor is relaxed yet elegant just like it's menu, with authentic Japanese hot dishes on offer but affordable sushi being the main draw. It may not be the cheapest on this list, but when a 12 piece ‘salmon set’ is €13, and it tastes as good as it is, you’ve still done pretty damn well for your money. Bare in mind that the kitchen closes at 7pm so don’t arrive too late!
15 minute cycle from The Flying Pig Uptown
Sushi Take Out
Damstraat 30A, 1012 JM
Think fresh, not fancy. As the name suggests, Sushi Take Out is, well, a sushi takeaway joint in Amsterdam’s city centre, but it deserves way more credit than it gets. If it’s good, fresh sushi that you’re after, and you’re not worried about the atmosphere, take a seat in their simple restaurant or order to go and munch it down in nearby Dam Square. Their salmon sashimi and tuna nigiri just melts in the mouth.
1 minute cycle from St Christopher’s at the Winston
Ferdinand Bolstraat 37, 1072 LB
Ok, so not technically sushi, but the onigiri from Onigiri YA is still a delicious taste of Japan or even a tasty alternative for those that aren’t big of the raw fish thing. Onigiri is a triangular shaped ball of sticky rice that comes in many different flavours like wasabi pork, yakitori chicken or simple salmon and wrapped in a little rectangle of salty nori (the seaweed layer of sushi). If you’ve got a blocked nose, come here for a good wasabi kick and you’ll be cured! This sweet little eatery is a cheap, tasty and filling lunchtime option that you’ve just got to try.
5 minute cycle from The Flying Pig Uptown
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Article by Darcy King
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