9 of the best spots to grab sushi in Cork this weekend

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Cork is a city that is home to a diverse range of culinary experiences, and its sushi offerings are no exception. Whether you are looking for an intimate and upscale dining experience or a more casual grab-and-go option, our city has an impressive range of epic sushi spots.

Here’s our list of the 9 best places to get sushi in Cork (in no particular order):

1. Wabisabi

Wabisabi is a contemporary Japanese restaurant located above O’Donovans off-license on Oliver Plunkett Street. The restaurant is renowned for its innovative sushi options that blend traditional Japanese cuisine with Western influences. The restaurant has a laidback and traditional Japanese decor and also offers an extensive range of Japanese-inspired cocktails, making it the perfect location for a night out.

2. Sakura

Sakura is a sophisticated Japanese restaurant on MacCurtain Street. The restaurant boasts a light and airy interior and offers an extensive menu of fresh sushi options, including nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls. Sakura is particularly renowned for its sushi platters, which feature an exciting array of delicious sushi rolls.

Sushi plate at Sakura

3. Okura

Okura is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that is situated in the charming suburb of Douglas. The restaurant has a dark and moody interior and boasts an eclectic range of sushi options, including classic sushi rolls and more adventurous and traditional bites. Okura is also renowned for its tempting desserts, which fuse traditional Japanese flavours with contemporary techniques (PS. this is the spot with the iconic robot waiter!)

4. Sensei Cafe

Sensei Cafe is a cozy and intimate Japanese restaurant located on Mardyke Street. Arguable one of the tastiest spots we’ve ever tried, this small but cosy cafe is known for its creative sushi rolls that feature unique flavour combinations. Sensei Cafe also offers a range of desserts such as their iconic crepe cakes (thank us later!)

5. Kura Sushi

Located in the Marina Market, Kura Sushi the perfect spot for a quick gran & go sushi platter. The stall offers an extensive range of all the classic favourites, including nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls.

6. Dashi Deli

Dashi Deli is an old-time staple located on Cook Street. The quaint restaurant offers a casual and relaxed dining experience, with an extensive range of sushi options that are both affordable and delicious. Dashi Deli also offers a tempting range of Japanese-inspired desserts, including green tea ice cream and mochi.

7. Miyazaki

Miyazaki is a delicious Japanese takeaway restaurant located on Barrack Street. The restaurant is renowned for its authentic sushi options, which are made with the freshest ingredients. Miyazaki also offers a range of other traditional Japanese dishes, including tempura and udon noodles. They have some seating available but it’s very limited!

8. Ichigo Ichie

If you’re after an upscale, fine-dining experience then head over to Ichigo Ichie on Sheares Street. It’s very easy to miss this place as the exterior has absolutely no signage, which only adds to the allure and mystery. Their 12-course set menu changes regularly and It can be notoriously hard to get a booking here but they do have some slots in April.

9. Akira

Akira is a brand new modern and stylish Japanese restaurant located on French Church Street. The interior is absolutely stunning and features features traditional Japanese decor with a contemporary twist (don’t forget to snap a pic of the floral roof!) The menu boats a range of delicious sushi options, including nigiri, sashimi, and sushi rolls.

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