It seems wherever you go in the world the popularity of sushi establishments just keeps growing, and Mallorca is no exception. But when it comes to this Japanese cuisine quality and freshness is vital, so you want to choose your restaurants with care. With that in mind, we’ve picked a selection of the best places to eat sushi (and sashimi, temaki, nigiri, etc) around the island.
Despite only opening this year, Tahini Japanese has hit the ground running. It’s housed in the gorgeous surrounds of newly opened Hotel Mama and offers a pared-back menu of traditional Japanese cuisine, including temaki, sashimi, and gyoza. The soft shell crab roll is a stand-out dish, but some of the prices are admittedly eye-watering so it’s not the place to pop in for a casual bite. But if you fancy splashing out on a treat this is the finest sushi joint in Palma’s historic centre.
Located in the small, laid-back resort of Ciudad Jardin, this is one of two Mallorcan eateries by the Wasabi chain – the other located in the capital. While they both serve excellent, freshly prepared sushi and other Japanese delicacies, large wall-to-wall windows of the Wasabi Blue also make the most of lovely views over the Bay of Palma. There’s also plenty of noodle and soup options for the non-sushi fans.
Set in the buzzy and bustling surrounds of trendy Santa Catalina’s market, Arume Sushi Bar opened in 2013 by Mallorcan chef Tomeu Martí. The food is Asian-Mediterranean fusion, with a select menu of mostly Japanese bites and new roll and dim sum presented each day. It remains one of the most popular stalls in the market, and is always the last to pull down the shutters after the last customer leaves. For a more relaxed sit-down-at-table affair head to the also excellent Arume Restaurant just north of Palma city centre.
One of the few sushi restaurants on the east side of the island, Yuki by RodriGonzales is nestled in the centre of Manacor – Mallorca’s second city. Interiors are inspired by contemporary Japanese minimalism, while the menu offers an impressive choice of sushi, hosomaki, sashimi, and niguiri, all prepared in-house by their master sushi-chef with daily-delivered produce. Prices are also pretty reasonable and there’s a discount for take-out.
The upscale sushi-oriented Lucy Wang caters largely to the well-heeled yacht set who inhabit the super-swanky Puerto Portals marina. Prices and quality are up there with the highest on the island, with Japanese-French fusion dishes beautifully presented with eye-pleasing flourishes. Expect top-notch sushi and sashimi in a chic, brasserie-style marina-front setting with views over the sea of high-end yachts.
As you might expect from a spot with a name like Urban Sushi, this restaurant has gone all-out on its bold contemporary interiors. But it’s not all style over substance, offering a great choice of expertly prepared Japanese favourites, including geishas, temaki, and some genuinely original sushi roll combinations. The place is fairly small so book ahead for a table, or alternatively just call up and order a box to be delivered to your door.
Located in the pretty town of Llucmajor, and unsurprisingly the only one of its kind, this swish modern eatery is a must-try for sushi lovers. They specialise in wonderfully arranged trays of mixed sushi that appeal to the eyes as much as the mouth, some featuring playful carved vegetable touches. Chinese-run, the menu is more pan-Asian but with fabulously fresh raw fish and sushi that is as expertly prepared as any on the island.