10 Best Richmond Sushi Spots For Your Next Sushi Fix In 2024 (+ What To Order)

From fresh seafood flown in from the sparkling waterfront of Steveston to daily marine products imported from Japan, Richmond has many stellar suhi spots.

At a quick glance, Matsuyama is the best call for late-night treats while Ichiro is your best overall option!

Have trouble deciding? We put together a list of the top ten best Richmond sushi spots just for you.

1. Ichiro Japanese Restaurant

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In Steveston, Ichiro is famous for its “Washoku spirit” in a cozy, traditional Japanese design.

It’s been 15 years since Ichiro paved the way for Japanese cuisine in Richmond. To Koji – Ichiro’s executive chef and the rest of the team, quality control, freshness, and traditional methods take center stage.

Freshly caught seafood is fetched straight to their sushi bar daily from Japan and Vancouver Island.

We highly recommend their Deluxe Assorted Sushi, featuring chef’s choice assorted nigiri sushi and a half-half between salmon and tuna maki. This way, you’re able to taste a bit of everything from salmon toro, chu-toro to BBQ eel to salmon roe.

Meanwhile, red tuna and hamachi nigiri are prepared above standards. Fatty, smooth, and melt in the mouth, Ichiro’s nigiri have utilized local catches and Japanese fresh specialties to tickle your fancy.

Pro tip: The place is always packed! Make sure to make a reservation before heading over.

What to order: Deluxe Assorted Sushi, Red Tuna Nigiri, Hamachi Nigiri.

Address: #110-12011 2nd Avenue Richmond, B.C., Canada V7E 3L6

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2. Sushi Lovers

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A teeny-tiny eatery looming out of a quiet corner between Blundell and Maccallan Roads, Sushi Lovers has a casual interior where generous portions come at affordable prices.

We highly recommend their Aburi Lovers Special Set. You’ll have a large tray blanketed with hefty portions and fresh fish flame-seared to perfection.

Each of the six aburi nigiri pieces inherits a slightly smoky, nutty flavour that unlocks that warm and soft undertones in the fatty fish.

For a fresh spin on your common sushi scene, their Mermaid Oshizushi becomes the house’s signature.

Seductive and slightly chewy with a clean finish, their hamachi yellowtail works magic on each perfectly contoured oshi before it’s topped with gently seared hotate for a crispy touch.

P.S. If you’ve got someone’s birthday coming up and are looking for a birthday cake, Sushi Lovers has a sushi cake that may be up your alley.

What to order: Aburi Lovers Set, Mermaid Oshizushi

Address:170-4775 Blundell Road Richmond, BC V7C 1H2

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3. Kun’s Omakase Bar

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Kun’s Omakase may be your next favourite spot in the heart of Steveston. Neat and tidy, this compact sushi bar is steeped in a homey ambiance, shining its torch on two large hand-painted Koi murals on the middle wall.

Locals flock here with one mission in mind: to splurge on upscale Japanese sushi served with real wasabi, which is very difficult to find nowadays.

Oshi-wise, their wagyu “box sushi” is to die for. Literally melts in the mouth, each wagyu slice infuses the rice so well with its mouth-watering fats.

Then the Aburi Nigiri Platter comes along with bite-sized mounds of mackerel and scallop perking up saying hello. Their scallop sushi is specifically fresh and smooth that surely demands a re-order.

When it comes to the must-haves, we definitely recommend getting the Zen Signature which is the best-value call with five pieces of sashimi, three pieces of oshi, and three pieces of nigiri served with miso and gomae.

What to order: Wagyu Oshi, Aburi Nigiri Platter, Signature Zen.

Address: 150 – 3500 Moncton Street Richmond, BC V7E 3A2

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4. Gami Sushi

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Priding itself on party trays and specialty rolls dished up in a classically bricked-out decor, Gami Sushi is tucked away in Broadmoor Richlea Centre where it can be packed at rush hours.

To keep up with their love for Japanese cuisine, local patrons specifically enjoy Gami’s creative take on traditional rolls and combos.

We’re talking about Deluxe Assorted Sushi which is an absolute must with 17 rolls of tuna, ebi, tako, ika, chopped scallop, hamachi, and a half-half of tuna and salmon.

Frequent diners know for sure that the best time to bask in this special set is by 4 PM each day when miso soup and salad are last served.

But that’s not all! Three choices of vegetarian sushi here are rolled up with dignity, with ten fabulous Sweet Green Attack Rolls packed with colourful veggies and seasoned rice

Pro tip: You can actually save 10% on orders over $30.

What to order: Deluxe Assorted Sushi, Sweet Green Attack Rolls.

Address: 10111 Number 3 Road Suite 126 Richmond, BC V7A 1W6

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5. Takeya Sushi

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Imagine “On The Run Convenience Store” combined with a Japanese restaurant, Takeya is a household name whose mission is to normalize grab-and-go sushi.

Hidden behind the closed door of a small, relaxed eatery inside a mall is a series of vending machines chock full of takeaway sushi trays, traditional rolls, and modern recipes.

Right here, the no-frills joint prides itself on a variety of rolls and combos. While aburi, ebi, kani and uni sound familiar, pre-selected sets stand out from the crowd.

As for nigiri, their Takeya Nigiri Combo is definitely a steal! Buttery and smooth, each tuna and salmon roll is flamed-seared to perfection, just enough to enhance the natural flavour and texture.

If that calorie count holds you back in doubt, don’t forget to swap white rice to brown! Flexibility has gone a long way here, introducing a modern take on traditional sushi with vegetable cones like Avocado Roll and Sweet Potato Roll promising to be your weekly ritual.

When we say they have all the sushi options, they really have it all. Takeya Sushi will definitely “take ya” to sushi heaven!

What to order: Takeya Nigiri Combo, Avocado Roll, Sweet Potato Roll.

Address: Seafair Mall 17-8671 No.1 Rd. Richmond B.C.

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6. Seto Japanese Restaurant

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Humble on the outside, high-grade on the inside, Seto is one of the longer-standing sushi joints for over two decades and still counting.

Right here, authentic Japanese cuisines and house specialty selections make a statement, with huge portion sizes and fresh seafood flown into this classic wooden dining house daily.

A first-timer here? Opt for their Seto Sushi Boat!

Truly standing out from their epic menu, the entire boat carries a variety of maki and sashimi, plus one tightly pressed California roll, two slices of Watermelon and Honeydew served alongside home salad.

Looking for more of a regional taste? Don’t miss out on their Dynamite+BC+California combo! 

Each roll is perfectly sliced up to eight big portions, masking a delightful crunch that’s waiting to pop on your palate as soon as you bite through that light and fluffy rice.

Pro tip: Try to sit by the open-concept sushi bar to get the full experience. 

What to order: Seto Sushi Boat, Dynamite+BC+California Combo.

Address: 8460 Alexandra Road Suite 155 Richmond, BC V6X 3L4

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7. Sushi Hachi

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Sushi Hachi is a cozy, cafe-inspired mom-and-pop sushi bar swaddled far back on the left wing of Pacific Plaza.

A loving couple aims to blend culture and heritage through the taste and freshness of the seafood, intentionally fetching you straight to Toyosu fish market with a single bite.

Coming here solo? Steal one of the bar-side seats for a good view of the master at work and try the Chef’s Choice Sushi Set.

The Special Set surprises you with a full-on serving of ten pieces of tightly-pressed nigiri and six tuna rolls.

The curated choices may include bluefin tuna, bonito, hirame, madai, and kanpachi.

Other than that, their artisan Negi Toro guarantees some oily and smooth texture on finely minced tuna belly. The bold tuna flavour is enhanced even further by the sharp, strong green scallions.

No matter what you have on the plate, the sashimi to rice ratio is a beautiful balance, with a little less rice so you can enjoy more of the fresh seafood.

Pro tip: The house is always busy, even on Wednesday evening. So, make a reservation beforehand if you don’t want to go home with an empty stomach.

What to order: Chef’s Choice Sushi Set, Negi Toro.

Address: Pacific Plaza – 8888 Odlin Crescent Suite 1278 Richmond, BC V6X 3Z8

8. Kyabia Japanese Restaurant

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Good food, good sake, and good friends – what else can you ask for?

A traditional Japanese restaurant infused with a modern Canadian spirit, Kyabia is a mid/high-tier sushi joint to bond with your loved ones.

When in doubt, either an Aburi Sushi Set or Assorted Sashimi will fit the bill. Ringing true to the Japanese sense of creativity, the team at Kyabia shows their knack on unique presentation by throwing an entire wood staircase onto the table with each slice of fresh seafood sitting on top.

For a clean and chewy bounce, we can’t recommend their Chopped Scallop Roll enough. This revolutionary call blends tenderness and sweetness into one.

To round it up on a high note with something crispy and flavorful, make sure to have their Salmon Tobiko Chaahan ready on the table.

What to order: Aburi Sushi Set, Assorted Sashimi, Salmon Tobiko Chaahan, Chopped Scallop Roll.

Address: 1028-8300 Capstan Way Richmond, BC V6X 4B7

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9. Banzai Sushi House

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No more queuing at your old sushi spots because Banzai’s famous for their speedy service allowing the crowd to thin out fast!

Located in the heart of Richmond, this restful long-standing joint garners praise with a great selection of affordable sashimi and house rolls that are 2x the size of other places.

Our favourite? Usual rolls like California, House, and Dynamite Rolls are some of the biggest you’ve ever consumed.

Though large in size, they never compromise on freshness and affordability.

Their Mixed Maki Combo, on the other hand, suggests a great picnic date over the weekend. Served as the half and half, you’ll get a fun mix of everything from House Rolls and California Rolls to Kappa, Salmon, and Spicy Tuna.

And if you have a potluck coming up, their party trays make the perfect item to bring along.

Pro tip: Make sure to drop by the nearest ATM before going. They only accept cash.

What to order: California Roll, House Roll, Dynamite Roll, Mixed Maki Combo.

Address: 8251 Westminster Highway Suite 40 Richmond, BC V6X 1A7


10. Matsuyama

Alaskan Roll, Bob’s Roll, Unagi Tempura Roll, Chopped Scallop Nigiri, Salmon Sashimi | Photo credits: katherinexv

For most sushi lovers in Golden Village, seeking late-night fresh seafood at Matsuyama is their weekly ritual.

Despite the distance, Vancouver fans also make the trek to this inviting, spaced-out spot to enjoy its discounted sushi repast.

We recommend you grab their Sushi Platter for a bit of everything if this is your first time here. From California roll, cucumber roll and salmon roll to dynamite roll, chicken karaage, and a whole lot more – you name it.

If there’s one thing we never forget to order, then that would be the Sunset Roll though it’s only served by 8:30 PM.

As a modern take on your usual California style, their Sunset Roll tops it up with seared salmon under a chunky slash of flying fish roe while the tangy and garlic-y hints of spicy mayo complete the tasting profile.

Pro tip: Order the deep fried banana for dessert. You will definitely thank us for this crispy banana drizzled with amazing chocolate sauce.

Pro tip 2: Their late-night specials start at 8:30 PM and go on until closing.

What to order: Sushi Platter, Sunset Roll, Deep Fried Banana

Address: 8500 Alexandra Road Suite 110 Richmond, BC V6X 3L4

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It’s a blessing to have a number of Japanese restaurants in Richmond. But it can be hard to find a good one, so we hope our list helps you get the best sushi in town and find your favourite Japanese restaurant to frequent.

Craving for something else? Check out our list for the best restaurants in Richmond.

How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.