Best Japanese in Brighton

There are some superb Japanese restaurants in the heart of Brighton and we’ve brought you our top three restaurants to try. Break free from the standard sushi bars and treat yourself to some of the best Japanese cuisine along the South Coast.


If you were looking for the best Japanese restaurant in town, I’d look no further than Oki-Nami, now located in the heart of Brighton next to the Theatre Royal and co-owned by leading Japanese chef Mike Dodd and DJ Norman Cook.

The restaurant has an incredible selection of fresh and exciting dishes all delivered perfectly to your table by polite, helpful and efficient staff. Whether you’ve tried Japanese food before or not, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Even if you don’t like fish, there are plenty of alternatives, such as organic chicken and vegetarian dishes to keep everyone happy.

Oki-Nami has a great 3-course set menu for just £19.95, which includes favourite dishes; such as Chef’s Maki Sushi roll selection to start, and marvellous main courses like chicken or salmon teriyaki and wafu teri tofu and delicious desserts.

To find out more information or to reserve a table, please visit the official website:

6 New Road,

Tel: 01273 773777

Sushi Garden

Sushi Garden is one of the best sushi places in town, especially if you’re fed up with visiting typical Japanese chain outlets. This restaurant has a big heart and a lot of soul. From the moment you step inside you feel as though you’re sitting in an authentic, vibrant and fun Tokyo café.

Choose from quirky dishes, such as ‘Spider Sushi- shhhhh! It’s excellent for man’ (4pcs £5.70/ 8pcs £10.50), or ‘Cheesy Dragon Sushi- like a girl’s secret temptation. Let yourself slide on cream cheese!’ (4pcs £5.40/ 8pcs £8.50). Or go for something more traditional like King Prawn Tempura (£7.60), Chicken Katsu (£8.00) or Salmon Teriyaki (£8.50). There’s also some great deals at lunchtime- a daily selected lunch set for just £5.50!

To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website:

Sushi Garden,
32 A Preston Street,

Tel: 01273 727246

Moshi Moshi

Moshi Moshi is Brighton’s original and best-loved Japanese sushi restaurants and certainly the most eye-catching. The building in which it is situated has been built by talented architects and is very contemporary and stylish. Being located in the heart of the city in Bartholomew Square, it’s a great place to dine if you’re looking for a relaxed and sophisticated dining experience, whilst staying close to the hustle and bustle.

It’s now independently owned and takes pride in its environmental efforts, such as winning the RSPCA Award for Animal Welfare and being one of only ten restaurants in the UK that have joined the MSC certification scheme for sustainability. Something every sushi restaurant should look up to!

Food here is fantastic- bold yet simple. The ingredients used are seasonal and most importantly, very fresh! Why not treat yourself to a cocktail or two (from £3.50) or a freshly squeezed juice.

Sushi sets are from £7.50, sashimi from £3.20, hot seasonal dishes are from £8.50, the seasonal platter is from £24.50 and soups and salads start at only £1.60.

To find out more, or to make a reservation please visit the official site:

Moshi Moshi
Opticon, Bartholomew Square

Tel: 01273 719195

Sushi photograph by jimg944

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