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The 7 Best Sushi Restaurants Near Downtown, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

If you’re longing for sushi in Downtown, this list of sensational sushi spots is just for you. We reviewed the top food blogs and leading publications to find you the best sushi in Downtown. Wash down California and rainbow rolls with a fresh Asian beer at our favorite restaurants below.

Find the perfect Sushi spot

Taka

Japanese, $$, Gaslamp QuarterJapanese, $$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Sushi Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2020

    The 10 Best Sushi Takeout and Delivery Options in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

Nobu San Diego

Japanese, $$$$, Gaslamp QuarterJapanese, $$$$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Sushi Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat Near Petco Park

    Eater, 2021

Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar

Japanese, $$, Gaslamp QuarterJapanese, $$San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Cloak & Petal

Japanese, $$$, Little ItalyJapanese, $$$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

BESHOCK Ramen - San Diego

Japanese, $$, East VillageJapanese, $$San Diego, East Village
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Vegan Ramen in San Diego

    Eater, 2019
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    The Best Ramen in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Harumama Noodles & Buns - Little Italy

Asian, $$, Little ItalyAsian, $$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Azuki Sushi

Japanese, $$$, Park WestJapanese, $$$San Diego, Park West
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    The 10 Best Sushi Takeout and Delivery Options in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Sushi can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10162 San Diego restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 624 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - The 10 Best Sushi Takeout and Delivery Options in San Diego and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Sushi Restaurants in San Diego Area. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Full Moon Sushi & Kitchen Bar, Taka, and BESHOCK Ramen - San Diego are the highest-rated sushi spots for a pick-up order in Downtown.

King and Queen Cantina, Nobu San Diego, and Lumi are the highest-rated sushi spots for lunch in Downtown.

There are 18 sushi spots in Downtown.

Cloak & Petal, BESHOCK Ramen - San Diego The Yasai By Rakiraki are the highest-rated vegan sushi places in Downtown.

King and Queen Cantina, Nobu San Diego, and Lumi are the highest-rated late-night spots for sushi in Downtown.

Drink pairing tips for Sushi

  • Pinot Grigio with your salmon nigiri

    A white wine and some nice, tasty salmon nigiri - specifically a Pinot Grigio - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the fresh in your food, trust us!

  • Pair Vinho Verde Rose with tempura prawn handroll

    When considering how to best enjoy your tempura prawn handroll, we would highlight how well a glass of Vinho Verde Rose complements the dish as it the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.


  • Pair rainbow roll with Gruner Veltliner

    For an elevated experience, pair your rainbow roll with Gruner Veltliner. This combination works particularly well because this white wine enhances the taste of sushi.


Interesting facts about Sushi

  • An iconic duo: green tea & sushi

    If you’re gonna be eating sushi, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice green tea.

  • A 2016-record from Japan

    In Japan, Tamana Otawara Festival Executive Committee made a sushi roll in 2016 that was an outstanding 9,332 feet 8 inches!

  • Celebrating a love for sushi

    You better not forget what June 18th is. It’s International Sushi Day! Grab some sushi and celebrate!

Parking in the area

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