A couple years ago, we put out our Best Sushi In Prague Poll which named the top sushi restaurants in Prague as rated by Expats.cz users. See the winning sushi restaurants here.
We know from the response to that poll (over 600 votes) just how passionate expats and Czechs alike are about their sushi.
Ever since then, the Japanese culinary scene in Prague is on a major roll, with the obsession for cuisine from the land of the rising sun extending to a pop-up devoted to wagashi, the art of Japanese sweets, and a café specializing in Japanese-style coffee (see below).
Find our previous coverage on Prague’s sushi houses here. Below, a quick run-down of some of the new generation of sushi bars in Prague—just in time for the opening tomorrow of a Bio Oko retrospective of director Hajao Mijazaki, spanning seven of his most celebrated films including Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.
The newly opened Sushi Maru on Wenceslas Square is attached to the Merchant’s Crown Hotel. It encompasses a menu of sushi and negiri rolls alongside hibachi fried rice and noodle dishes. Earning raves so far for its yakisoba and affordable prices. sushimaru.cz
The menu at this newly opened Letná Japanese joint (which has been under new management since 2016) starts with a bang (sake avocado salad, gyoza Japanese dumplings) and gets even bigger: massive sushi sets served on sushi boats and bridges. www.haru-sushi.cz
No sushi here, just Japanese tea and coffee culture at its finest—consider us addicted to the velvety Obscura coffee with milk. The tea theme carries over to the menu of light bites; try a matcha croissant or pancakes. Hosts regular screenings of Japanese film and tasting events. www.momoichi.cz
Hiro Japanese BBQ Grill and Sake Lounge
Head to this Prague 6 grill and sake lounge for Japanese yakiniku barbecue and sukiyaki hot pot made right at your table. Sashimi, wagyu steaks, sake, and quality tuna hand-cut by chef Junbo, one of the only classically trained Japanese sushi chefs working in Prague. www.hiro-restaurant.cz
Yami Sushi Bistro
Kid sister to the nearby Yami Sushi on Masná, a Prague institution, this recent addition to the Gurmet Pasáž Dlouhá is a casual concept bistro that lets you create your own rolls. Japanase “tacos” and “sliders” and Korean Bibimbap keep things interesting. www.yamibistro.cz
Open from November 2016, this off-the-radar place in Holešovice is the new brick-and-mortar shop of a popular sushi pop-up previously appearing at markets and events throughout Prague. Offering delivery and take-away of organic fare and sushi in a casual bistro setting. www.sushivdushi.org
Engawa has been getting raves from sushi lovers since its opening. Located on Petrské nám., becoming a bit of a hot spot for exotic cuisine with Sansho and K the Two Brothers also in the vicinity. Stand outs are innovative fusion rolls and the flashy décor which makes it just right for date night. www.engawa.cz