Who knew that sushi would become popular dish in Jamaica? Well, in recent years, the number of Japanese restaurants have grown as Jamaicans get adventurous with their palette. If you’re looking to get your fix of rice and raw seafood, consider these five sushi restaurants in Kingston.
East Japanese: The East Japanese Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Kingston. It’s the go-to spot for those that want to try sushi for the first time. Opened in 2004, this restaurant’s well-prepared menu of sushi and sashimi dishes and deliciously cooked meals has made it one of the most trusted Japanese restaurants in Jamaica.
Sora Japanese Sky Cuisine: Relatively new on the scene, Sora’s rich variety of Japanese cooked and raw dishes is attracting Jamaican diners. They even do a good business at lunchtime. Sora is small, but with a comfortable ambience, and patrons have indoor and outdoor dining options. The full bar on the rooftop terrace is a great spot to drink and see the sunset. On Saturday nights there is live entertainment.
Majestic Japanese Restaurant: This place really lives up to its name. Nestled in the lush flora of Stony Hill, Majestic’s décor is traditional Japanese, offering fine dining and a relaxing atmosphere. Owned by the same proprietor as East Japanese, Majestic had a completely different look and feel and its dishes somehow come off as more exciting.
Zen Japanese Cuisine: This restaurant was formerly named Roe Fine Japanese Restaurant. Zen marries delicious Jamaican food with the freshest sushi to create a menu that is both familiar and exotic. They also offer soups, salads and tofu dishes that are suitable for vegetarians.
AnneX East Japanese: Casual yet elegant, AnneX East Japanese’s décor features a wall of speakers and design lighting. Their menu offers the same delicious and well-known Japanese dishes that has made the East Japanese name so well-known. Expect it to be full at lunch time.