The day you have all been waiting for is almost here. On Tuesday (18 June) marks International Sushi Day and who doesn’t love fresh seafood or meat with creamy avocado, in-between a soft bed of rice, carefully wrapped into a roll for your convenience. Although there is no excuse needed to indulge in a sushi roll, to celebrate the day we have found our top picks of where to find the best sushi in the capital. No matter if you have thirty minutes or three hours you’ll be able to get your sushi fix at one of these venues.

Raku Dining

You’ll find nothing but the freshest sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls served to you from Raku’s exceptional trained sushi team. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing the freshest and most nutritious ingredients from local suppliers, to create traditional delicate dishes as well as ones with robust and exciting flavours. Truffle season is now in full swing and to celebrate the restaurant is also offering a special truffle omakase menu with your chance to try sushi with truffle! If you’re looking to dine rather than picking up a roll from your local sushi bar then book a table for an evening of sophistication. We recommend to sit at the bar and watch first-hand how the sushi chefs create their magic.

Iori Fine Japanese Dining

Feel like you are dining in Japan with Iori’s traditional restaurant setting. Dishing up Japanese classics such as sushi and sashimi bento boxes the restaurant is bringing what you’ll typically find in Japan to you, only sourcing the highest quality ingredients. Sit at the sushi bar and watch the careful preparation of your food or choose their Japanese-style seating area. And to complete your Japanese experience sip on traditional sake with your meal.

Lilotang Restaurant

 Located in the Burbury Hotel lies Canberra’s most highly awarded Japanese restaurant. Combining traditional training and techniques with new experimentation, the head chef has created truly unique dishes, while still keeping the true philosophy of Japanese cuisine at heart. If you are interested in venturing out and experimenting with new flavours try their sushi and sashimi plate for a delicious combination of flavours you are sure to never have tried before including peach scallop sashimi and buckwheat tea cream.

Mee’s Sushi

You don’t have to sit at a restaurant to enjoy quality sushi, sometimes many of us don’t have time to sit down and eat lunch. Luckily Mee’s Sushi, a local Canberra favourite with lines often out the door is serving healthy and affordable sushi rolls to grab on the go. With three stores in the capital find the classic favourites such as teriyaki chicken and salmon and avocado rolls.

Hero Sushi

Any flavour or combination will be at your grasp at the Canberra Centre’s Hero Sushi train. Your plates are sure to be stacked up high as you won’t be able to resist picking up a small but flavourful plate of sushi as is slowly moves past you. Get the classics or try something new with the many options available. Or if you feel like treating your co-workers or family members order their ‘Happy Party Platter’ and enjoy a combination of up to 92 different sushi rolls.