The 10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Quito
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Ecuadorians love their seafood, supporting a vibrant restaurant scene replete with fusion and traditional-style sushi. Check out this list of great sushi options, from the classic tuna roll to the gigantic sushi-burrito.
Shibumi Sushi Bar
Restaurant, Bar, Japanese, Fusion, Sushi, Asian, $$$
At Shibumi Sushi Bar, traditional Japanese sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls are served beside dishes crafted to include local Andean ingredients, such as quinoa.
Popular with locals, Maki sushi is located on a back street in the la Floresta neighborhood and down-mountain in Cumbaya. Specializing in uncommon flavors like the Victoria Secret Roll, this is a sushi restaurant that might require a little imagination.
Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Fusion, $$$
Located in Batan Alto, Sushi Shop provides a great dining opportunity in a neighborhood little-known for its food scene. The chef’s combo platters are a great option for groups looking to share a meal.
Restaurant, Japanese, Peruvian, South American, Fusion, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, $$$
Hanzo takes the best of Peruvian and Asian cuisines, creating Japanese sushi rolls spiced with Peruvian hot peppers and influenced by the ceviche flavors of the South American Pacific Coast.
Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Rolling traditional-style sushi as well as offering other great Japanese dishes such as udon noodle soups and tempura battered veggies, the chefs at Tanoshi are top notch. Reservations are recommended for this Benihana-inspired grill.
Sumo Sushi Burrito
Restaurant, Japanese, Fusion, Sushi, $$$
Look no further for super-sized sushi. Sushi Burrito offers a fast food Chipotle-style service to make extra large sushi rolls to order. Found in the food park near the University of San Francisco, Cumbaya, Sushi Burrito is especially popular with students at lunchtime.
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
New to the Japanese food scene in Quito, La Temakeria serves handrolls with artistic flair. Choose $4 or $6 handrolls stuffed full of tuna goodness, or try a plate of extra thin-sliced sashimi.
Restaurant, Fusion, Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, $$$
Listed on the ‘CNN top 15 restaurants in the world’ in 2015, Zao includes a selection of fusion sushi on their diverse international menu. Monday from 7pm until 10pm, Zao offers Sushi Club for $30 per person.
Restaurant with Rooms, Peruvian, Fusion, $$$
The sushi menu at Segundo Muelle comes as a surprise to most customers looking for Peruvian cuisine. These fusion-style rolls are anything but traditional, providing a nice change of pace for those looking to push cultural barriers.
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Noe is the most popular sushi restaurant in Ecuador, with traditional restaurants and shopping mall counters offering up Japanese-style sushi. Be sure to try the extra pickled ginger and wasabi.