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Top 20 Best Cheap Sushi Restaurants in London (2024)

July 13, 2023

Keen to try out some of the best cheap sushi in London? Whether it’s a classic rice-wrapped California roll, some fresh tuna sashimi, or maybe even a more luxurious scallop nigiri, we’ve got you covered! We’ve combed the city’s tastiest and most affordable sushi joints to bring you the 20 best cheap sushi restaurants in the UK’s bustling capital.

1. Abokado

For a quick and healthy sushi hit, head to Abokado. Inspired by their world travels, the husband-and-wife team behind the London chain, have plenty of delicious, fresh sushi delights on offer.

Open Monday to Thursday 7am – 7pm and Friday 7.30am – 4pm. Abokado, 63 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6BP.

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2. Bento-Ya

Nestled in the heart of Fitzrovia, this family-owned eatery serves up authentic Japanese cuisine. Boasting the “best Katsu in London” Bento-Ya brings sushi with a modern twist, alongside hot, tasty bento boxes. With takeaway and dine-in options, you can pick up some sushi to go or take a breather from your London sightseeing and enjoy a seat in its cosy, minimalist restaurant.

Open Monday to Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm. Bento-Ya, 11 Warren Street, London W1T 5LG.

3. Happy Sushi

Slinging out super tasty sushi and noodles in London’s southeast, Happy Sushi is sure to put a smile on your face. You’ll find mixed Maki sets, yakitori bentos, and some great vegan options too. With healthy portion sizes and plenty of tasty dishes on offer, it’s a great value takeaway only a stone’s throw from Greenwich Park.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 11pm. Happy Sushi, 25 Lewisham Road, SE13 7QS.

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4. Hare & Tortoise

Focused on authentic Japanese flavours, Hare & Tortoise has been bringing fresh top-quality sushi, salads and ramen to Londoners for the last 25 years. There are plenty of tasty offerings for carnivores, veggies, vegans and gluten-free diners. The sweet, rich, vegan duck spring rolls and the delightfully fishy sushi box are worth a try.

Open Monday to Sunday 12pm – 10pm. Hare & Tortoise, 38-39 Haven Green, Ealing, W5 2NX. Other branches are found across London.

sushi dishes from Hare and Tortoise in London
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5. Itsu

With 75+ food shops across London, New York and Paris it’s easy to see why the Asian-inspired food chain has done so well. Focusing on plant-based and low-calorie meals, Itsu serves up classic, fresh sushi (and more!) designed for the more health-conscious diner.

Open Monday to Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm. Itsu, 167 Piccadilly, W1J 9EG. Other branches are found across London.

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6. Japan Centre

Starting life as a Japanese bookstore in the 70s, the Japan Centre quickly expanded to include a restaurant, Japanese supermarket and bakery. Enjoy freshly prepared, authentic sushi and hot food while you pick up some baked bread and peruse the latest manga.

Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 9.30pm and Thursday to Sunday 10am – 10pm. Japan Centre, Leicester Square, 35a Panton Street, SW1Y 4EA and other branches across London.

the popular sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant, Japan Centre, in London
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7. Japanika

Set in London’s famous Eastend, this takeaway specialises in all things sushi. From traditional salmon avocado hand rolls to more modern prawn katsu uramaki, Japanika have all your sushi needs covered!

Open Monday to Friday 11.30am – 4.30pm. Japanika, 10 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR.

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8. Kenta

If good things come in small packages, then Kenta certainly fits the bill. This cute, traditional Japanese restaurant brings cheap, delicious, authentic cuisine to the city’s Westend. Serving up great seafood sushi and popular bento box options, it’s a great value eatery.

Open Monday to Friday 11am – 3.30pm and 5.30pm – 11pm. Kenta, 106 Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PL.

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9. Kimura

If you’re keen on some Crouch End sushi, then Kimura’s the place to go. Serving all the top-quality uramaki, hosomaki, nigiri, sashimi and futomaki you could ask for, you can also pick up some Japanese groceries and pottery while you’re there.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm. Kimura, 167 Priory Road, London N8 8NB.

a large sushi dish from Kimura in London
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10. M&D Japanese Restaurant

For some of Deptford’s finest Halal Japanese food head to M&D Japanese Restaurant. With freshly prepared sushi, seafood specials, classic katsu curries and plenty of veggie options on offer, it’s well worth a visit.

Open Monday to Sunday 11am – 9.30pm. M&D Japanese Restaurant, 117 Deptford High Street, Deptford, SE8 4NS.

fish, vegetable and sushi dishes from M&D Japanese Restaurant in London
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11. Misato

Found in London’s popular Soho area, this charming restaurant Misato offers plenty of flavoursome Japanese food. Offering classic sushi rolls coupled with hot udon and rice dish options, you’re sure to find something to suit in this tasty and affordable eatery.

Open Monday to Sunday 12pm – 11pm. Misato, 11 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6PG.

12. Mugen

This takeaway and dine-in Japanese food shop offers great value authentic cuisine. Whether you’re looking for some sea urchin sushi for lunch or deep-fried oysters and salmon teriyaki for dinner, Mugen’s got plenty of traditional and more exotic options on offer.

Open Monday to Friday 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm and Saturday 6pm – 11pm. Mugen, Unit 1 Dorrington House, 9-15 Leather Lane, EC1N 7ST.

13. Sanjugo London

Shoreditch’s famous Sanjugo specialises in sushi and sashimi and brings an artistic authentic taste of Japan to the city’s Eastend. Whether it’s sea bream, surf clam or squid you’re after, Sanjugo has all the seafood sushi your heart could desire, and some fantastic sake and whiskey pairings too!

Opening times vary each day between Monday to Sunday 12pm – 4pm and 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Sanjugo, 35 Scrutton Street, EC2A 4HU. You’ll find a branch in Angel too.

14. Sushi and More

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Sushi and More offer fresh, tasty sushi… and more! This Japanese and Korean-inspired eatery serves up great value Japanese sushi and maki alongside Korean bibimbap and yang yum chicken.

Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 8pm. Sushi and More, 9 Northways Parade, South Hampstead, NW3 5EN.

15. Sushi Heads

Whether you’re a donburi or a nigiri fan, this tiny Japanese shop hidden away on Philip Lane offers a lot of bang for your buck. Serving up super fresh authentic food alongside Japanese groceries and trinkets, Sushi Heads offers a lot more than its tiny shopfront lets on.

Open Thursday to Saturday 12pm – 8pm, Wednesday and Sunday 12pm – 6pm. Sushi Heads, 205b Philip Lane, N15 4HL.

16. Sushi Show

Run by professional fish suppliers, Sushi Show certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to delicious sushi. Serving up the tastiest sushi boxes in town alongside their excellent Japanese food store, you’re sure to come away with plenty of irresistible treats.

Open Monday to Saturday 12pm – 9pm and Sundays 12pm – 7pm. Sushi Show, 28 Camden Passage, N1 8ED. You’ll find a shop in Shoreditch too.

17. Waka

Bringing their exotic fusion of Japanese Peruvian food, Waka offers a twist on your typical sushi bar. Waka offers classic prawn dragon rolls alongside modern dishes like the Chaufa de Pollo (popcorn chicken with Japanese omelette and Yakisoba sauce). It’s sure to get your tastebuds tingling.

Open Monday to Friday 11am – 3pm. Waka, Unit 2, 191 Wood Lane, White City Place, W12 7FP. Other branches are found in Houndsditch and More Town.

18. Wasabi

Sushi and bento specialists Wasabi provide clean and modern handmade Japanese food. Couple one of their many tasty sushi boxes (including their impressive vegan range) with a warming noodle soup, some flavourful gyoza or some sweet and spicy K-wings.

Open Monday to Sunday 11am – 8pm. Wasabi, Hammersmith Kings Mall Shopping Centre, 43 King Street, W6 9HW. Other branches are found around London.

19. Yobun Sushi

This veggie-friendly eatery offers more than your average Japanese restaurant. East London’s Yobun Sushi provide great value sushi sets alongside some tasty Thai food offerings. So whether it’s a California roll or a Thai green curry you’re after, Yobun Sushi deliver the goods.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am – 3pm. Yobun Sushi, 62 Middlesex Street, E1 7EZ.

20. Zaibatsu

This Japanese-fusion restaurant, set next to leafy Greenwich Park, offers fantastic value. Try one of Zaibatsu’s fish or veggie sushi sets or indulge a little with the delicious duck fried noodles. Whatever you do, definitely leave room for the mango and coconut mousse ice cream!

Open Tuesday to Sunday 12pm – 11pm. Zaibatsu, 96 Trafalgar Road, SE10 9UW.

On a final note

Whether it’s quick and healthy food on the go or a more relaxed Japanese dine-in experience you’re after, there’s a great value sushi option to suit you all over London.

For cheap and friendly accommodation in London check out Clink78 backpackers youth hostel in King’s Cross or Clink261 Budget Hostel. If you’re travelling as part of a bigger group, we’ve got fantastic cheap group accommodation in London too.