Top 10 Place To Eat Sushi in Kobe

Kobe is the capial of Hyogo prefecture.

It can be easily accessed from Kyoto and Osaka, is famous as a international and port city, so you can find many fine sushi restaurants in Kobe.


There are less reviews of Fushimi through internet, but this restaurant is a high end sushi restaurant recognized as it got Michelin 1 star.

It serves traditional Edomae-zushi and has also menu of snacks imported from all over Japan. The price is also high, but you can enjoy sushi here with less than 10,000 yen per a person at lunch time.

Address 4-10-7 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
Access 309m from Kenchomae station
Opening hours Lunch 12:00-14:00, Dinner 18:00-22:00, Saturday 18:00-20:00
Holiday Golden week, mid-August, late December-early January, Sunday and Public Holidays
Phone 078-334-3243
Website or Facebook NA


Wakimoto is a very classical and high prestige sushi restaurant. It is small room and only dinner time is open.

Basically, menu is Omakase, the chef serves seasonal and fresh cuisines depending occasion and it is always best timing. They also serves not only sushi but also Japanese traditional cuisines, Kappo.

Address 7th Charmant building 1F, 2-10-11 Kitanagasa-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 
Access 211m Kobe Sannomiya station
Opening hours 17:00-23:00
Holiday Mon
Phone 078-334-1018
Website or Facebook NA


Higaki is an interesting sushi store. The chef here used to be as salesperson before, and opened Higaki to retire the job. It is a famous sushi store/restaurant for rolling sushi. Most customers buy the rolling sushi to take away, but you can eat in if you want.

They have many menu to take away, which are rolling sushi, box sushi, and Chirashizushi. The most popular of them are sushi made of Anago fish and shrimp.

Address 2-9-4-1F Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access 214m from Motomachi station
Opening hours 10:00-19:00
Holiday Thu
Phone 078-321-5188
Website or Facebook NA

Sushi Emiko

The owner chef of Emiko opened a Japanese restaurant in Sannomiya before founded Emiko.

His family also was a sushi chef, and when he opened Emiko, he begun to improve inherited skills from his family breaking the tradition to use akazu and salt for sushi rice.

The most recommend is tuna, especially the taste of toro is amazing.

Address 1-9-11 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access 199m from Sannomiya station
Opening hours 17:00-22:00
Holiday Sun, Public holiday
Phone 078-334-7255
Website or Facebook NA


Sushi Okabayashi opened in 1981. It provides us fine, fresh sushi and the ambience of the entrance here makes us feel this is a high end restaurant.

The most recommendable menu is called Okamaki which is makizushi of Unagi rolled with nori. The location is best if you want to find a fancy sushi restaurant in central Kobe, there is not only counter seats but also a private room.

Address 1-6-22 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
Access 84m from Sannomiya station
Opening hours 17:00-24:00
Holiday mid-August, late December-early January, Sunday and Public Holidays
Phone 078-331-2998
Website or Facebook NA


Satsuma-zushi is one of the most long established sushi restaurants in Kobe area. The outside of the restaurant looks traditional Japanese ambience and if you go here at first time, you may get nervous.

Do not worry, the master and his wife run the restaurant and they are very friendly, and serve Omakase course. You can enjoy the meal here with Japanese sake too.

Address 1-7-12 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access 163m from Sannnomiya station
Opening hours no info
Holiday no info
Phone NA
Website or Facebook NA


You can enjoy Edomae traditional sushi here. There are two recommendable Omakase courses emphasize on Japanese snacks like steamed awabi, and other nigiri sushi.

Most of the seafood served here are from Amakusa in Kumamoto, Kada area in Wakayama, and in Akashi city. The nigiri sushi rice here is seasoned with akazu and salt.

Address 3F, Pencil Bldg, 1-24-14 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
Access 372m from Sannomiya station
Opening hours 17:30-24:00 L.O.22:00
Holiday early January and Wednesday
Phone 078-855-5000
Website or Facebook NA


The owner chef here handles and serves only the fresh and finest fish. He uses his own akazu based recipe to make sushi rice, it goes very well with read raw fish like tuna.

You can enjoy snacks firstly, then nigiri sushi later. It makes you impressed to eat them. The restaurant accepts reservation only and closes when ingredients served here run out.

Address 2-1-10 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access 674m from Sannomiya station
Opening hours 17:30-23:00
Holiday Sun
Phone 078-272-1001
Website or Facebook NA


Kissui is the one of the most high-end sushi restaurant in Kobe. It is recognized as a Michelin 2 stars restaurant. It makes sushi rice with akazu and salt, called Edomae style.

You can enjoy sushi here with 10,000 to 15,000 yen per a person. If you dine almost same quality of sushi in Tokyo, you cannot enjoy the same experience, so you must not miss Kissui if you go to Kobe to dine sushi.

Address 3-3-6 Motoyamanakamachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe
Access 460m from Settsu Honzan station
Opening hours 17:00-22:30 L.O.21:00
Holiday late December-early January and Monday
Phone 078-411-1904
Website or Facebook NA


Ichimatsu got 1 star of Michelin guide in 2016, and became more famous recently than before. The parents of the owner chef run a famous sushi restaurant in Chuo market, and he used to work there to learn their skills.

There is only one Omakase menu, which the chef choses fresh ingredients depending on seasons.

Address 3-11-1 Tanakacho, Higashinada-ku, Kobe
Access 469m from Settsu Honzan station
Opening hours 18:00-21:00 (L.O.)
Holiday late December-early January and Monday
Phone 078-411-0067
Website or Facebook NA