The Food Guide: 8 Best Sushi Restaurants In Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne has an abundance of sushi restaurants, with the Japanese dish available at speciality food hubs all around the city.

So, if you’re a student searching for the best sushi the Northeast City has to offer, look no further than our blog post.

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No matter how you like your sushi if you’re a seafood lover, veggie or vegan, there’s a place for you serving up some delicious cuisine featured within this guide.

Now, it’s sushi o’clock…

Newcastle sushi restaurants

1. St Sushi

St Sushi has been a popular choice for students and locals keen for a sushi fix for over 15 years.

This award-winning restaurant is located in the heart of the city centre, with an extensive menu featuring signature sushi dishes served both raw and cooked along with other authentic Japanese cuisine.

There are over hundred dishes to choose from which are made fresh and taste delicious, you can even get sushi sets which are great value for money.

Plus, they cater for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diets!

We would have to recommend their ‘Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sushi’ or ‘Chicken Katsu Roll’.

Go and visit to try it out for yourself, you can either dine in or order to takeaway.


Address: 89-93 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AE

2. Sushi Me Rollin’

How iconic is this restaurants name? Sushi Me Rollin’, we love it!

This has gotta be one of the most talked about sushi restaurants in Newcastle City Centre, with two restaurants to choose from on Grey Street and Station Road.

Upon dining at either of the restaurants, you’ll be seated in a modern and funky interior which just makes eating out that much better.

When it comes to the food, these guys focus on Japanese food prepared with top quality ingredients and intense flavours.

Whether your pals for a meal or riding solo, their menu will entice you with dishes like ‘The Attenborough’ with seaweed, house pickles, sweet tofu, radish, avocado and vegan sweet and sour mayo.

Or if that’s not cutting it, how about ‘The Spice Up Your Life’ with spiced rice, spicy salmon, cream cheese, house pickles, rocket and 7 spice? Sounds tasty!



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Address: 25 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EE

3. Umai Mi Oriental Kitchen

If you’re looking for somewhere to scran some sushi after shopping with friends at Eldon Square, Umai Mi Oriental Kitchen is the place to go.

This modern and chic restaurant specialises in Pan-Asian cuisine and has a variety of lunch and main menu sushi to enjoy.

As well as sushi sets if you’re feeling super peck-ish.

We urge you to try the ‘Spicy Tuna Roll’ or the ‘Green Dragon Roll’.

There’s also loads of vegan and veggie options so no matter your diet you’ll find something to eat here.

They even offer a range of Japanese wine, beer and cocktails if you fancy a tipple or two.

The best part is that they’re open till 9pm or 10pm every day of the week, so whenever you’re craving some sushi goodness they will provide!



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Address: Unit 13 Grey’s Quarter Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AP

4. The Muddler

The Muddler is a trendy restaurant on Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre, offering students and locals sushi and Pan-Asian food which is simply to die for.

Boasting a menu of sushi which is hand made to order, you can choose from the likes of ‘Sleeping Volcano’ which comes in a tempura style with spicy salmon, spring onion, sesame seeds and chilli sauce.

Or for the veggies out there, order the ‘Yasai’ with cucumber, avocado, asparagus, inari and sesame seeds.

Whilst the food may be on the pricier side compared to other Newcastle sushi restaurants, you pay for what you get, and everything from the yummy dishes to the impressive décor to the attentive service to the portion sizes make it worth it!

They’re even open till 10 or 11pm most nights so, you can try some signature Japanese dishes and have a late-night meal with your pals.



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Address: 69 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EF

5. Hanahana

Up next within our guide to Newcastle sushi restaurants is Hanahana.

This restaurant located on Bath Lane close to Chinatown, offers you with a unique dining experience where chefs cook at teppanyaki stations.

You can watch as your food gets made in-front of you – your mouth will be watering with the aromatic flavours!

We must suggest that you try the ‘Cripsy Duck Roll’ which comes with cucumber, spring onions, tempura batter and sweet spicy soya bean sauce.

If that doesn’t sound like your kind of roll, try the ‘Sunshine Roll’ with Japanese mayonnaise, avocado, crab stick and cucumber.

If you’re looking for somewhere to go to treat yourself or for a special occasion, you’ve really got to head here for a great experience, a lively atmosphere and amazing food.


Address: 45 Bath Ln, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5SP

6. Soho Korean & Japanese Street Food

Situated on Leazes Park Road, just opposite St James Park is Soho, a food hub which combines flavours from both Japan and Korea.

This place is not far at all from both the University of Newcastle and Northumbria so, if you’ve just finished uni for the day, take a stroll here to satisfy your hunger.

They offer some lovely hot and cold dishes which are made fresh daily and are reasonably priced, so it won’t break the bank!

Pick from some sushi plates like their ‘Soft Shell Crab’ sushi with cucumber and avocado or their ‘Duck Roll’ with h oisi duck , spring onions and cucumber.

They also serve Asian inspired cocktails, wines and beers!



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Address: 14 Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PF

7. Dojo Restaurant

Dojo restaurant is a highly recommended eatery for students in the city, situated on Stonewell Street just a few minutes’ walk from Grainger Market.

You’ll feel like you’re eating in Tokyo with the authentic dishes available here which come beautifully presented, we’re talking sushi, sashimi, tempura and other classics.

Whether it’s a ‘Grilled Salmon Miso Roll’, or a selection of Sweet Shrimp rolls, Dojo never disappoints with their freshest tasting sushi.

The value for money here is great, and they don’t compromise on quality either so don’t fret about splashing your student loan on a meal out here.

They also offer a range of refreshments like ‘Japanese Green Tea’, or if you have room for dessert why not try their Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi – mmm yes please!

Pop in and see what you make of it.


Address: 26 Stowell St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ

8. YO! Sushi

Whilst we’re focusing on Newcastle sushi restaurants, we couldn’t not include YO! Sushi, it might be a chain restaurant but the food, and the price sure is good here.

If you’ve never eaten out at this place, you’ll find it on Grainger Street only a short distance from Grey’s Monument and Theatre Royal.

Inspired by Japanese dining culture, this restaurant sends out your food on a conveyor belt which you can order through the app and pay on your phone, which makes things easier if you’re in a rush.

Their extensive menu features the freshest ingredients of seafood, veggie, vegan, gluten-free and halal options so everyone can enjoy a meal out.

We think you’d love the ‘Yasai Roll’ just as much as us, which comes with Inari, avocado, cucumber, lettuce and carrot roll, topped with teriyaki & vegan mayo.

The ultimate selling point for us is that they offer a 20% student discount to verified UNiDAYS members, so you’ll certainly save on that food bill!



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To conclude our post on the best Newcastle sushi restaurants, we hope you love these recommendations.

If you do venture out from your student flat and try any, we mean who wouldn’t?! Don’t forget to tag us foodies in your pictures @essentialstudentliving.

If you’re more of a Chinese food lover rather than Japanese (each to their own) then check out our blog on the Top 8 Chinese Takeaways In Newcastle.

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