If you are looking for good quality vegan sushi in London, look no further. I’m spilling the beans.


Vegan sushi might sound unusual, but it is definitely a thing. Restaurants nowadays have become incredibly creative in crafting beautiful and delicious vegan sushi rolls that will give you pause.

Vegan sushi can also serve as a great alternative for those who enjoy those flavours but aren’t big fans of raw fish. I have a couple of friends who aren’t vegan but actually prefer vegan sushi over fish sushi as they find it to be less intense. Another consideration is the cost. So, I’d say it’s a win-win combination.

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite vegan-friendly sushi restaurants in and around central London. Some of them are more affordable, while others are a bit more upscale. There’s absolutely no compromise on taste, but the ambience and service may vary.

Take a look at the list of my favourite vegan-friendly sushi restaurants below. I’m confident you won’t be disappointed:

  1. Sticks’n’Sushi
  2. Sushi cafe
  3. 123V
  4. Itadakizen
  5. Tokyo Diner
  6. Sexy Fish
  7. Zuma
  8. Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey
  9. Nobu
  10. Sushisamba

1. Sticks’n’Sushi

Sticks’n’Sushi must be one of the first good sushi restaurants I have visited. It offers incredible value for money and their rolls are incredibly delicious. The menu itself is a creative masterpiece. You can choose from simple cucumber and avocado maki rolls, delightful uramaki options and even a platter featuring rolls, tempura, sticks, and salads – one of my favourites being the Greenkeeper.

Sticks’n’Sushi provides a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks grilled to perfection. It is the perfect spot for celebrations, date nights, family hangouts, or even solo dining. I’ve made so many wonderful memories with friends at Sticks’n’Sushi and it will always remain one of my favourites.

They have multiple locations around London – Soho, Chelsea, Victoria, Wimbledon Covent Garden etc. and also Berlin and Copenhagen.

Fully vegan: No

Price: ££-£££

Instagram: Sticks’n’Sushi

2. Sushi cafe

I discovered the Sushi cafe after my friend (thanks Cam!) found out about my sushi obsession and mentioned the restaurant that has an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet. Say what?

Yup, eat as much as you like for £24.80. (Kids eat for £12.80)

So you have three rounds (yes, food comes in rounds) and you get to choose six different portions of each dish – ranging from starters, tempura, rolls, noodles, buns, grill and dessert. The staff were also very helpful in guiding me through the menu and selecting the best vegan dishes.

I was completely full by the end yet extremely satisfied.

The other thing I appreciate about the Sushi cafe is their £5 additional charge for any food wastage, which makes perfect sense. Sometimes our eyes eat more than our stomach can handle and as the food arrives, usually by the second round, you begin to feel quite full (depending on your order, of course). So I love the no-waste concept.

They are based in Battersea, 555 Park road.

Fully vegan: no

Price: £

Instagram: Sushi cafe (not very active)


Travelling to London?


3. 123V

123V is a fully vegan restaurant tucked away at the bottom of Fenwick of Bond Street.

(update “From January 8th 2024 Come and try the UK’s best vegan sushi in our new restaurant situated within BFI Fitzrovia, 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN”)

The restaurant serves colourful, fresh and tasty vegan food, but my main focus was vegan sushi. I had heard about their bottomless sushi menu and that alone had me sold. This particular menu is priced at £30 per person and you can choose from a petit sushi set, grand, dragon rolls, tempura AND..sushi pizza. I mean, at that point I was so intrigued that I had to jump on the tube to Bond Street and look for 123V sushi restaurant.

I did end up trying Honolula sushi pizza (pineapple on pizza haters, i’m ready for you) however, given how stuffed I was with all those incredible sushi rolls, I wasn’t overly impressed. The pizza’s base was made of sushi rice as a base and it was quite dense. Still, it’s definitely worth a try just to experience that unique combination.

Fully vegan: Yes

Price: £

Instagram: 123V

4. Itadakizen

I mentioned Itadakizen in my Top 10 best vegan restaurants in London post but I have to mention it again.

Itadakizen is a hidden gem for Japanese vegan cuisine. Owned by a dedicated team with a passion for traditional Japanese flavours, the restaurant serves authentic vegan sushi, ramen, and other Japanese delicacies, ensuring a delightful taste of Japan in every dish.

I did go for a full course as I wanted to see what their menu offers, but if you’re there just for sushi, you won’t be disappointed.

Fully vegan: Yes

Price: ££

Instagram: Itadakizen


Check out High-End Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in London


5. Tokyo Diner

Another friend of mine recommended this little diner located in London’s Chinatown area. She told me about the restaurant’s story and I fell in love with it immediately. Alongside serving exceptional sushi, the restaurant has gained fame for its webcam feature. Erm, what? Their mission revolves around employing recent graduates from Japanese culinary schools and providing them the chance to work in London. The webcam serves as tangible proof for aspiring chefs and their parents that the restaurant is real and their children are genuinely pursuing their careers there. Isn’t that just fascinating?

“We realise that our restaurant will only ever be as good as the people working in it. We aim to select bright, well-educated, self-motivated staff who are either Japanese or who can demonstrate that they have a high level of respect for traditional Japanese culture.”

I got carried away by their story but the food is amazing, I promise.

Fully vegan: No

price: £-££

Instagram: Tokyo Diner (not very active)

6. Sexy Fish

This sounds nothing like a vegan-friendly restaurant but I promise their menu is popping with creative vegan dishes. Sexy Fish is located in Marylebone and it primarily caters to seafood enthusiasts but I did manage to uncover some fantastic vegan sushi options. The ambience is stylish and very eclectic with often live music and incredible staff. While the menu does feature vegan options, you can also request a customised sushi creation if necessary. I visited a couple of times and tried their vegan sushi selection (10 pcs) and dragon maki. Other options include truffle asparagus maki, avocado and cucumber maki, bell pepper and mushroom nigiri, veggie tempura and grilled sweet potato with coconut wasabi. The vibes are simply immaculate. Perfect for a dinner night out for a date or with your friends.

Check more photos here

Fully vegan: No

Price: ££££

Instagram: Sexy Fish

7. Zuma

Zuma London is definitely in my top three favourite vegan-friendly sushi restaurants in London. It is also on a spenny side as Sexy fish but you won’t be disappointed. Located in Knightsbridge (but tucked away) just off Brompton road, The restaurant has beautiful ringside seats by the kitchen and a massive, zen-looking dining room. They serve vegan maki rolls, nigiri, and robata-grilled dishes but always ask the staff to help you tailor the best vegan options for you. Besides sushi, don’t forget to try the grilled tofu skewers, grilled broccoli, and fruit platter.

Their other restaurants worth checking are Roka, Inko Nito, Oblix and Etaru.

Check for more photos here

Fully vegan: No

Price: ££££

Instagram: Zuma

8. Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey

Lucky Cat was a restaurant of choice for my birthday and I absolutely loved it. It is a Michelin-Starred restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsey. Google describes it as “Swanky space evoking ’30s Tokyo drinking dens serve Gordon Ramsay’s Pan-Asian & robata grilled fare and I couldn’t agree more. The vegan sushi choice is limited but the taste is 10/10. The restaurant offers an incredible choice of other vegan dishes – I had a chance to try dragon rolls, avocado and mushroom tempura, mushroom clay pot, lettuce tofu wraps and lots of delicious cocktails. The staff were very accommodating to my needs and provided an incredible service.

Fully vegan: No

Price: £££-££££

Instagram: Lucky Cat

9. Nobu

It would be a shame to have a vegan-friendly sushi restaurant list without Nobu, wouldn’t it? Not because they are a vegan restaurant but because Nobu is well-known for their Japanese crafts. However, I must admit that their menu doesn’t offer an extensive range of vegan options. I enjoyed their avo and cucumber maki rolls but my choices were somewhat limited to edamame and avocado salad. While I’d love to elaborate more on Nobu, I’m certain you’ve heard about it before.

Nobu, a renowned Japanese restaurant, is famed for its fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients. With locations spanning the globe – from London and Malaysia to the UAE and Australia – Nobu has truly made its mar

True to form, the ambiance was exceptional, the staff exceptionally helpful, and the cocktails both visually appealing and delightful in taste.

Fully vegan: No

Price: ££££

Instagram: Nobu

10. Sushisamba

I had the pleasure of visiting Sushisamba in Covent Garden to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and the experience was simply beautiful.

We were seated at a lovely table that offered a view of the skilled chefs crafting sushi on one side and a captivating panorama of Covent Garden on the other. This dual perspective truly enhanced the entire dining experience.

They have a whole separate vegan menu which is incredible so I couldn’t resist not trying the rest. I enjoyed their selection of vegan sushi that had a good combination of maki rolls and nigiri, combined with edamame, hot mushroom clay pot, asparagus robata and quinoa wraps.

Sushisamba, with its fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian influences, is a culinary gem located not only in London but also in various destinations across the globe. Each dish is a masterpiece, brimming with exquisite flavour

Check more of my photos here

Fully vegan: No

Price: £££-££££

Instagram: Sushisamba


With Sushisamba, we got to the end of this mouthwatering vegan sushi list and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.

Let me know in the comments below if are you a vegan sushi lover. I would like to hear your thoughts.



PIN ME FOR LATER

(Visited 2,150 times, 1 visits today)

4 Comments

  1. Audrey August 18, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Thanks! I will definitely visit Nobu

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina August 18, 2023 at 9:01 am

      It won’t disappoint! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Brenda August 18, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Sushi is life! Thank you for the info, cannot wait to visit these.

    Reply
    1. Thyme with Tina August 19, 2023 at 8:08 am

      Couldn’t agree more! You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *