Treat your taste buds to mouth-watering sushi in time to celebrate International Sushi Day on 18 June 2018.
Japanese cuisine has taken the world by storm and, what was once considered a local delicacy, can now be found around the world. Venture to Otaru (Japan), São Paulo (Brazil), Vancouver (Canada), Düsseldorf (Germany) and Cape Town (South Africa) to dig into this renowned Japanese delicacy.
1. Cape Town, South Africa
Increasingly popular and with highly competitive prices, Cape Town’s sushi scene is worth checking out. With some of the most authentic sushi being found along the sandy beaches of Sea Point neighborhood, Cape Town has delicious sushi options for every budget.
2. Otaru (Hokkaido), Japan
Otaru is famed for its fresh seafood, so this is an obvious contender when looking for the best sushi. Otaru’s sushi culture thrived due to its fishing port, and one of its most popular restaurants has been serving sushi to its customers for over 70 years.
3. São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo has a thriving Japanese community, the largest outside of Japan, which makes for a fantastic opportunity to try some amazing sushi during your trip. The majority of the sushi restaurants are located in the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade, where there is also a weekly fair for purchasing local craft goods and a street food market held every weekend.
4. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver boasts over 600 sushi restaurants, and is said to have the best sushi in Canada ranging from budget meals you’ll be lining up at the door for to sushi restaurants run by some of the world’s top chefs. Omakase tasting menus are especially popular in the city’s sushi restaurants; when diners set aside their menus and allow the chef to choose every course. Canada is also where the California Roll was created by legendary chef Hidekazu Tojo. Fairmont Pacific Rim is situated in the heart of Vancouver and has everything you need for your trip away. Try delicious sushi at the hotel’s award winning sushi restaurant The Lobby Lounge RawBar, while relaxing and taking in the live musical performances.
5. Düsseldorf, Germany
With a population of over 6,500 Japanese, Düsseldorf has one of the largest Japanese communities in Europe with over half living in “Little Tokyo” – the area around Immermannstrasse in central Düsseldorf. With Japanese restaurants and sushi bars scattered around Düsseldorf, this is a fantastic chance to taste some authentic sushi. me and all hotel düsseldorf is a boutique hotel located in the famous Japanese Quarter in the center of Düsseldorf. The River Rhine, Media Harbour and Königsalle shopping boulevard are all within a 10-minute walk and some of the city’s best sushi is just outside the door.
Text and photos courtesy of Booking.com