Sushi in Belize? Here Are the Best Places to Enjoy It.

by Andrea Murray

Are you a sushi lover? If your answer is yes, then you’re in for a delightful surprise during your trip to Belize. While this little paradise may not be the first destination that comes to mind for sushi lovers, Belize boasts a growing number of restaurants that offer a delectable taste of this Japanese delicacy. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best places in Belize where you can satisfy your sushi cravings. 

Aqua Restaurant, Ambergris Caye

Photo by Grand Caribe

To have an unforgettable and classy sushi experience, head over to Aqua at Grand Caribe Belize, located 2 miles north of San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye. Aqua Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Amongst their specialties are the ocean roll and the three-way sushi tart. Each roll is crafted by talented chefs and you can enjoy alongside a wide selection of delicious cocktails. Aqua also offers a variety of food options, including steaks and seafood.

Blue Water Grill, San Pedro Town

This next sushi spot is found right downtown in San Pedro. Head to Sunbreeze Hotel for sushi beside the Caribbean Sea at Blue Water Grill.  This beachside eat serves sushi every Tuesday and Friday starting at 1 pm. Plus, if you’re not on the island, they offer shipping via Tropic Air. 

Beyond the delectable menu and welcoming vibes, Blue Water Grill offers an iconic backdrop. Be sure to stop by and take a picture in front of the unmistakable “I Love Belize” sign. It’s the perfect spot for a memorable Belize selfie. Enjoy choosing from a complete menu with some great starter selections, such as Nigiri, sashimi, and of course specials as well.

San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio Town

Photo by San Ignacio Resort Hotel

If you’re a sushi lover roaming beautiful San Ignacio Town, then be sure to visit the Running W Restaurant at San Ignacio Resort Hotel. The restaurant has a great variety of sushi options including the classic California rolls and spicy tuna rolls. For the food enthusiast wanting to try something unique,  set your sights on the RWR signature sushi roll. This creation features a delectable combination of beef tenderloin and bone marrow butter. It’s a roll that’s truly for those wanting to experience something different and unique.

Whether you’re a seasoned sushi expert or a newcomer, though, get to enjoy your favorite rolls with a romantic, jungle backdrop.  Sushi at the Running W Restaraunt is available on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5 pm. Check out their full menu here

Taka Kitchen, Belize City

Japanese food in the city by Taka Kitchen. Image via IG @jesscamoore

For those exploring Belize City, Taka Kitchen stands out as the go-to spot for exceptional sushi. Located on Marine Parade Boulevard, this restaurant is a great place to eat and relax in front of the ocean. The chefs at Taka Kitchen take pride in their craft, delivering sushi creations that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. With options ranging from classic rolls to an extensive selection of dishes like gyoza (dumplings), miso soup, and udon noodles, Taka Kitchen offers a complete Japanese cuisine experience. The restaurant opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.

If you’re a sushi fan, your trip to Belize can be a great adventure filled with unexpected delights. Blue Water Grill and Aqua Restaurant in San Pedro, Taka Kitchen in Belize City, and San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Cayo are just a few examples of the growing sushi scene in Belize. So, next time you find yourself in this tropical gem, don’t hesitate to explore the delicious world of sushi that Belize has to offer. Your taste buds will thank you for the experience. 

Featured: Sushi at Blue Water Grill in San Pedro

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