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There’s more to enjoy from Japanese cuisine than the infamous katsu curry, so step into the world of culinary art and sample sushi at a choice of sushi restaurants in Newcastle and Gateshead!

Sushi chefs spend their lifetime mastering the art of this delicacy, so you can be sure that you’re in safe hands while relishing a true Japanese experience. If it’s a sophisticated meal for date night or an easy-going lunch of delicious eats, Newcastle and Gateshead can show you Far East without leaving the North East.

Read on for our top suggestions of 10 sushi restaurants in NewcastleGateshead and get ready to dive chopsticks first into Japanese cuisine.

The Muddler, Newcastle city centre

The Muddler, located on stylish Grey Street, is one of the more sophisticated dining experiences on our list, complete with lavish interior and excellent menu. Sip on The Muddler’s own crafted cocktails while choosing from their wide range of Pan-Asian dishes. They offer unique sushi dishes like the 'Diamond Jubilee' consisting of the highest quality crab, refreshing avocado and cucumber, all topped with tamago and fresh salmon.

HanaHana, Newcastle city centre

A practice dating back to World War II, teppanyaki means ‘grilling on an iron plate’ and has become popular in Western societies over the years. HanaHana’s expert chefs use skilled manoeuvres to prepare your chosen dish on the hot plate – right in front of your eyes! Sample the flawlessly presented sushi platters and cleanse your palate with traditional Japanese rice wine, Sake. HanaHana will give you the star treatment with your own personal chef experience, trained to take you on culinary journey along with a spectacular performance.

Dojo, Newcastle China Town

Named after ‘dōjō’, a place for practising martial arts, meditation, and immersive learning, Dojo is a vibrant restaurant located on Newcastle’s Stowell Street in the midst of China Town. This lively, Japanese pop-culture-style restaurant offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere so you can truly enjoy authenticity in all aspects. Dojo also offers a Hello Kitty-themed, private karaoke room so you can party and enjoy the delicious food with friends, washed down with a delightful glass of sake. So, whether you’re a sushi first timer or a fully-fledged sushi lover, pick from an extensive range of different sushi options and other dishes including, cucumber maki, salmon nigiri and bento boxes to satisfy all tastebuds.

YO! Sushi, Metrocentre Gateshead and Newcastle city centre

YO! Sushi brings sushi and Japanese cuisine to the forefront of Newcastle’s restaurant scene with a restaurant in the heart of Newcastle city centre. A treat for the eyes and stomach, watch as a ‘kaiten’ conveyor belt circulates with a colour-coded selection of dishes. Yo! Sushi provides a trendy and laidback style of eating perfect for lunches on the run, family eating or to refuel while out shopping. Help yourself to whatever you’re craving, while the colour-coded dishes helpfully indicate the cost. The beauty of YO! Sushi is the open kitchen setting where you can watch the expert sushi chefs prepare each dish to be placed fresh on the belt.

St Sushi, Newcastle city centre

Located near the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, St Sushi oozes ambience and provides the ideal, intimate setting for a cosy date night in Newcastle. A short walk from Newcastle’s bustling night scene, St Sushi’s menu consists of popular, traditional and signature Japanese dishes. They pride themselves on their ‘own blended soy sauce’ to enhance and accompany the delicate flavours of the vast range of sushi.

Fujiyama, Newcastle city centre

Established in 1997, Fujiyama proudly holds the title of being the first teppanyaki restaurant in Newcastle. Discover the joy of a truly immersive dining experience which combines excellent, authentic cuisine with entertainment as you are served sizzling hot food by your own highly-trained chef straight to the hotplate in front of you. Choose from five set menus, a selection of a la carte dishes or wonderfully fresh sushi and then sit back to let the show begin! Paired with exceptional Fujiyama service and hotplate-to-plate cuisine, you’re guaranteed to impress guests or make a celebration memorable.

Sushi Me Rollin’, Grey Street

Sushi Me Rollin’ started life in a kiosk in STACK and now has its own restaurant on Newcastle's Grey Street. This vibrant, independent restaurant takes you on a journey to Japan and will put the ‘fun’ back into your dining experience. The street-food specialist has a refreshing take on sushi combining traditional and modern flavours for the ultimate sushi experience.

Umai Mi, Eldon Square Newcastle

In a modern and chic setting, Umai Mi serves elegant Pan-Asian cuisine allowing you to explore the many corners of Asia. Located within Eldon Square’s Grey’s Quarter, Umai Mi treats you to beautifully presented, authentic Japanese dishes including sashimi and temaki hand rolls on their wonderfully fresh sushi menu.

Aveika, Newcastle Quayside

Nestled on Newcastle’s iconic Quayside is Aveika, which combines food, drink and dance all under one roof. Unlike the other restaurants, Aveika serves up an ‘authentic yet non-traditional’ interpretation of Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting which is well-known for its vibrant nightlife too. Expect only the most premium ingredients used to create dishes like chilli beef and teriyaki chicken robata before sampling their expertly crafted signature cocktails. From dinner to the dancefloor, you’re bound to fall for Aveika’s charm.

Nudo Noodle house, Newcastle China Town

Nudo Sushi Box has two sites in central Newcastle and can be found beside Grey’s Monument as well as along bustling Northumberland Street; both are often busy and are a popular choice for on-the-go lunches. Locals and visitors may be less familiar with its sister restaurant, Nudo Noodle House, hidden on Low Friar Street in China Town. Specialising in both Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Nudo Noodle House is well known for its sushi dishes and soul-warming noodle soups. Nudo combines a homely atmosphere with top-quality cuisine - serving food that will put a fire in your belly like their spicy beef shin ramen, and insanely fresh seafood and vegetable sushi rolls, all accompanied by soy sauce and wasabi. If your appetite is not yet satisfied, try their traditional Asian desserts to sweeten your visit.

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