Want quality sushi without making your wallet weep? Hong Kong boasts a considerable amount of high-end Japanese eateries with divine menus of sushi and exotic fish, but there are just as many sushi joints offering fine and fresh seafood at tempting prices, from sashimi and tempura rolls to nigiri and gunkan. Here are the best spots to find cheap and affordable sushi in the 852.
Newly launched in Hong Kong this year, Sushiro is a popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain boasting over 530 branches in Japan and overseas. Located in Wan Chai, it serves up over 100 types of sushi, hot dish, fried food, and dessert at around $12. Some innovative standouts include the Salmon Nigiri with Camembert ($17), Fried Shrimp Avocado Roll ($12), and the made-to-order Fried Shrimp Tempura Platter ($27). Do remember to book via Sushiro app beforehand because the diner is always packed with walk-in patrons who all need to wait approximately two hours for a seat.
Sushiro 壽司郎, UG/F, Nathan Square, 348 Nathan Road, Jordan | (+852) 2388 7887
With branches dotted all over Hong Kong, Sushi Express offers good and fresh sushi at low prices. Despite a limited range of choices, you can get the majority of dishes at $18, including the Flower Love Sushi ($18), Salmon Nigiri ($18), and Gloss Shrimp Nigiri ($18). Its sister brand Sushi Takeout is also ideal for on-the-go diners who’d like to pick up some tasty sushi.
Sushi Express 爭鮮迴轉壽司, location varies | (+852) 2614 0558
In this Taiwanese import, all the dishes are delivered via a mini replica of the Shinkansen bullet train. For an additional futuristic touch, patrons order their foods on an iPad as well. Serving a diverse array of quality and cheap sushi, sashimi, fried foods, desserts, and donburi, it takes merely 30 seconds for all of these delicacies to be sent from the kitchen and straight to your table. Some must-order dishes include Fried Ecdysis ($39), Three-colour Flower Love Sushi ($30), and Salt-Baked Tebanaka ($30). The afternoon set is also a real bargain, and it’s consistently updated from time to time.
Magic Touch, Shop 1–03, 1/F, Tai Hung Fai (Tsuen Wan) Centre, 55 Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 2246 3900
Shop NG201–202, 2/F, T Town North, 33 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai | (+852) 2336 3883
No cheap sushi list would be complete with a Genki mention. A well-loved brand of conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Hong Kong, Genki Sushi pops up almost everywhere in town. The choices offered on their menu are abundant and, most importantly, sold at an affordable price point. What you see is what you get at Genki: cheap and cheerful. Aside from the classics like Flying Fish Roe Gunkan ($16) and Salmon Hand Roll ($16), Genki also sells a range of original sushi creations, such as Snow Crab Rolls with Avocado and Cucumber Slices ($22) and Spicy Salmon Gunkan ($16).
Genki Sushi, locations vary
Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui, Sushi Tachi is a standing-room-only sushi diner that’s always jam-packed with people queuing outside it. Allowing only ten patrons to dine simultaneously in the store, it may not be apt for those of you who’re looking for a comfy sushi restaurant to unwind and hang out with your loved ones. Nevertheless, Sushi Tachi offers delectable, fresh gunkan and sushi sets at a reasonable price. Its menu ranges from Seared Flounder Gunkan ($20 per 1), Ark Shell Gunkan ($30), Exclusive Salmon Sushi Platter ($52) to the Ultimate Urchin Donburi ($98).
Sushi Tachi, Shop D, G/F, Cameron Plaza, 23 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2836 3830