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Are you looking for some Japanese food when travelling to Moscow? Or perhaps you’re just in need of a multi-course sushi dinner fix, based on traditional Japanese cuisine principles and set with temaki, rolls and kobe beef? We’ve diligently picked out the top sushi bars and restaurants in the heart of the city.
This traditional Japanese restaurant was established in 2016 by Japanese-born chef Seiji Kusano and it’s the most Instagrammable restaurant in the Patriarch Ponds district of Moscow. Try original yakitori skewers – chicken grilled over open coals, served with small sides, including koji fried chicken – and wash it down with Japanese craft beer and sake. Also the tuna and salmon tartars are a must.
Megumi is an original Japanese restaurant, located on the ground floor of Lotte Hotel in the heart of Moscow. Megumi’s menu is full of the finest and rarest ingredients from all around the world, blending traditional and modern Japanese delicacies, including 20 authentic products unique to the Moscow sushi market. A vast list of Japanese sake is also available in the restaurant, while two Japanese and two Russian chefs are responsible for the gastronomic masterpieces served up.
Another Japanese fine-dining project of Arkady Novikov, located in the centre of Moscow, with a huge, Japanese summer terrace. An open kitchen, stretched along one of the walls, serves only the best home-made Japanese courses, managed by chef Fumisawa. The menu includes cold noodles with tuna, salmon cheeks in teriyaki sauce, yellowtail rolls with Thai sauce, and sushi and sashimi from golden perch, sea eel or octopus, while fish and seafood is delivered to the restaurant twice a week. To accompany your meal, there is more than a dozen types of sake, Japanese whiskey and liqueurs on offer.