Planning a trip to Berlin?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Sasaya

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant€€€
Helmholtzkiez, Berlin
Save
Share
8.6/10
318
ratings
  • Karolina S.
    "For *the best* sushi in Berlin go to Kuchi."(6 Tips)
    Katya Z.
    "Authentic Japanese cuisine at an excellent price for the quality!"(6 Tips)
    Moya E.
    "... wierd fish, nice sake menu... Really, the best!! 🍣❤️"(3 Tips)
    Tao T.
    "Lovely restaurant run by real Japanese people."(2 Tips)
125 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • sushi
  • authentic
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • trendy
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Recent
  • Popular
  • Oğuz Ş.
    Oğuz Şerbetci2 weeks ago
    Very good value and tasty vegetarian options! Don’t forget to order 1€ green tea!
  • Jannes P.
    Jannes PetersSeptember 22
    In my opinion what they are doing is discrimination against families, as they will kick people with children out. We even waited 10 minutes in front of the restaurant only to get kicked out.
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Alessandro L.
    Authentic Japanese food, wide selection of fishes and nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and slightly pricy.
  • Fernando M.
    Amazing place. One of my favorites. Kind of pricey but it worth it. I came due to a Japanese friend. Not disappointed at all
  • Johana B.
    Amazing selection and warm service. Didn't have a reservation and only had to wait for 5 mins for a table of 4
  • Lars M.
    Amazing sushi!
  • L
    LApril 28
    Best Sushi I ever had! Japanese Restaurant - not just good for Sushi. The quality and taste of the raw fish was extraordinary. Even the wakame salad was much better than in other restaurants.
  • Benjamin L.
    Excellent food. But don't go there with children. This restaurant is very anti-kids, especially the chef who works at the sushi bar. They don't let small children enter the restaurant. Very pity.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Patrick H.
    Great sushi by Berlin standards. Lovely staff.
  • Katya Z.
    Katya ZaplavksaJanuary 14
    Authentic Japanese cuisine at an excellent price for the quality!
  • eleni p.
    eleni paulNovember 28, 2016
    The spinach with sesame and the grilled salmon are good. The sushi is not good. And the rice bowl not good at all! A bit dissapointed with this place. Very friendly staff.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Pawel M.
    Pawel MazurekNovember 18, 2016
    Worst service ever! Try to avoid this place
  • Priscilia T.
    Priscilia TanNovember 15, 2016
    One of the best Japanese in town
  • Serdar P.
    Serdar PaktinNovember 14, 2016
    nice sushi restaurant with friendly staff. tempura and soft shell crab are favorite of visitors. it was nice to sit at traditional style tables.
  • Tao T.
    Tao TaoOctober 17, 2016
    Lovely restaurant run by real Japanese people. Fantastic staff. Specials and small dishes are great. Rolls are nothing special. Just go for the daily specials and small dishes like tempura, etc.
  • Zuzanna R.
    Zuzanna RajewskaOctober 2, 2016
    Great sushi and prices are Ok. Note that you have to reserve a table for dinner.
  • Delphine
    DelphineSeptember 25, 2016
    If the weather is great don't miss the terrasse. The quality of the fish is quite good but the rice is so thick and sticky that you can't even taste the fish anymore. I won't order sushi here again.
  • Wellney Y.
    Wellney YarraSeptember 20, 2016
    Probably not the cheapest sushi around, but it's value for money. Ingredients, (especially the seafood) are pretty fresh, which is hard to find in Berlin. Don't bother coming without reservation
  • ine p.
    ine paulSeptember 17, 2016
    Very good sushi and authentic Japanese dishes. Great sake selection. Don't even think about going without a reservation.
  • Cristobal C.
    Cristobal CastillaSeptember 11, 2016
    What a disappointment. The sushi rice was overcooked and warmer than it should be. The fish quality is average.
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HydeJune 24, 2016
    Fantastic place, delicious food and great price.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FloydJune 20, 2016
    Amazing value sushi and lovely service!
  • Moya E.
    Moya EhlersJune 7, 2016
    Best sushi in Berlin without a question. Fascinating sushi man, friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, wierd fish, nice sake menu... Really, the best!! 🍣❤️
  • Anechka M.
    Anechka M.May 27, 2016
    Looking for authentic Japanese experience? Come here. One of the best sushi place and with very moderate prices (edamame 2,5€, sushi for 2 25€). Try sushi surprise from chef and gyosa fingerrolls
  • Christopher
    ChristopherMay 6, 2016
    service is so shit it made my japanese friend laugh at them: got rejected for lunch 1 hour before last order with multiple tables for 2 free. food s great tho.
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DendraApril 3, 2016
    Very good sushi
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReeseApril 2, 2016
    Authentic sushi place. Nice appetizers as well.
  • Sebastian V.
    Sebastian VaisovMarch 13, 2016
    Sushi were great! One of the best sushi place in Berlin! Melting in mouth ;) take a seat at the bar to watch how the cook is preparing the sushi, hypnotizing ;)
  • Gunnar J.
    Gunnar JohanssonFebruary 22, 2016
    Well, it does live up to the hype. Awesome high quality food, super friendly japanese staff and very reasonable prices. Best japanese place in Berlin so far. Advanced booking is a must!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JenningsFebruary 10, 2016
    Top quality food, service and atmosphere. Sit at the bar, watch the masters in action and definitely get the pork belly for one of your starters.
  • Niels v.
    Niels van HoornJanuary 7, 2016
    Best for lunch
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HopmannDecember 5, 2015
    Amazing Japanese food
  • Luisa M.
    Luisa MaierNovember 21, 2015
    Best sushi, seetang salad & so much more
  • Chris K.
    Chris KedNovember 19, 2015
    Amazing place. Make sure you have a reservation. The medium Toro is just devine. Make sure you get the sake special too.
  • Matthieu
    MatthieuNovember 3, 2015
    Superb sushi, take place in front of the bar.
  • Noemi R.
    Noemi Ruiz PadovanOctober 24, 2015
    Really good sushi, but didn't like the service, they made us wait outside till our reserved table was finally free...but the food made it good again ;)
  • Liza P.
    Liza POctober 18, 2015
    Really great sushi and sashimi! Fish quality is surprisingly good, given how far Berlin is from any ocean. I'll be back for more!
  • i.am. a.
    i.am. a.October 8, 2015
    In love with this place!! Wonderful food, also delicious options for vegetarians. Amazing sake. Very affordable too!
  • Luise W.
    Luise WinOctober 3, 2015
    Best service. We loved the crunchy rolls. Sake, cheers!
  • C
    CSeptember 27, 2015
    A top reference for Japanese dining, indeed.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Gokhan S.
    Gokhan SeckinSeptember 21, 2015
    It's not the best quality but good enough for the value. %100 Japanese employees.
  • Michel T.
    Michel TofahrnSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The soups make a great lunch.
  • Tracy A.
    Tracy AlmAugust 29, 2015
    Make a reservation before. Good value for money.
  • Romy Alyssa M.
    Very good. Fish is very good quality. Price is fair. Air conditioner missing tho (okay but today was very hot...). Love all the starters and dishes. Like the sake menu
  • Emma W.
    Emma WijningaJune 27, 2015
    Best. Sushi. In.Town. Make a reservation to prevent disappointments :-)
  • Cleo C.
    Cleo CauwenberghJune 21, 2015
    Best sushi ever! Cosy and not too big restaurant, so good to go for an intimate dinner. I would absolutely go there again when in Berlin.
  • Sevengood
    SevengoodJune 9, 2015
    The best sushi and Japanese food in Berlin. A Tokyo feeling with great service.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MJune 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best Japanese restaurant in Berlin but definitely the most authentic. Awesome food and service.
  • Tomek M.
    Tomek MazurApril 12, 2015
    Definitely not overpriced with a nice selection of daily specials. Book a table before coming by
  • Pawel C.
    Pawel CApril 10, 2015
    Very reasonable pricing but I wasnt amazed by the food. Daily specials ale worth a try though.
  • Jakob F.
    Jakob FrickeMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Maybe the best Japanese restaurant in Berlin.
  • Matthieu
    MatthieuFebruary 17, 2015
    Nice, very tasty and authentic food atmosphere is good and the coziest when you sit in front of the chef.
  • Domi I.
    Domi IziFebruary 5, 2015
    After Japan I couldn't eat sushi in Europe... UNTIL I WENT TO Sasaya!! Super fresh and yummy I couldn't get enough. This is my little Japan in Berlin. You won't find anything better.
  • Nando R.
    Nando RossiJanuary 26, 2015
    You have to reserve in advance and it's always full, but worth it. Hands down the best sushi I've had in Berlin, and at quite good prices too. Try the vanilla ice cream with Matcha sauce on top.
  • Olga S.
    Olga SteidlJanuary 11, 2015
    Very friendly and authentic.
  • Jonas K.
    Jonas KinetDecember 30, 2014
    Love this place and have to control myself when ordering on every visit. Service has always been warm and the sake menu is interesting. Make reservations in time and mind your socks when floor seated.
  • Ben
    BenOctober 12, 2014
    The sushi. That's what's really good here: The sushi. Try it. You won't find better in Berlin. At least I haven't.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiOctober 4, 2014
    Really rare authentic Japanese food in Berlin. Fresh nigiri and awesome miso soup!
  • Emanuela D.
    Emanuela DamianiSeptember 26, 2014
    Try the Creme Brûlée. It's amazing ;)
  • Markus Y.
    Markus Yli-HonkolaSeptember 9, 2014
    Wasn't as good as I expected, but I would still say that the food here is good. The service was a bit slow and not the friendliest possible.
  • Phil L.
    Phil LieAugust 9, 2014
    Best sushi ever. Be sure to make a reservation!
  • Ramona W.
    Ramona W.July 14, 2014
    Not quite as good as kuchi or dudu, but still very good - and a lot cheaper
  • Ralph d.
    Ralph del ValleMay 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in town. Secret hint: get a Samurai Rock!
  • Ana A.
    Ana Ah YouApril 4, 2014
    F***king delicioud Sushi and pork!!!!
  • anna alexandrovna m.
    staff is incredibly unfriendly to children, doesn't matter how quiet they behave. restaurant ruined our evening with friends by permanent harassment.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Karen M.
    Karen MardahlMarch 3, 2014
    Crème brûlée served with coconut ice cream - I honestly think it is the best I have ever tasted.
  • SandyInBerlin
    SandyInBerlinFebruary 1, 2014
    Absolutely the best sushi in Berlin. Go alone or you'll never get in without a reservation. Insider tip: George Clooney prefers the front left corner. If the paper walls are out he's in there. Yum!
  • Pei-Ling W.
    Pei-Ling WuJanuary 30, 2014
    Great place but the waitress seemed to have forgotten us for many minutes.
  • Elias L.
    Elias LiedholmOctober 31, 2013
    Charmingly busy atmosphere around lunch time. However, the dishes are quite small for their price and the presentation of the food was not great.
  • Karolina S.
    Karolina SzczurOctober 1, 2013
    For more homey atmosphere and way better sushi go to Gingi Sushi Sashimi, which is nearby. For *the best* sushi in Berlin go to Kuchi. This is mediocre.
  • François B.
    François BJuly 29, 2013
    Very good place for sushis in Berlin. The service is really kind and the food of very good quality. Not expendive at all moreover. It clearly worths the shot !
  • Mike H.
    Mike HepinstallJuly 26, 2013
    Juliette approved
  • Felix N.
    Felix NielsenJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Sushi in Berlin!
  • maurizio b.
    One of the best japanese restaurant in Berlin. The cook in the picture is really a master in preparation of sushi.
  • Z-monitor
    Z-monitorJune 29, 2013
    Absolutely good. Perfect! A must.
  • Don D.
    Don DahlmannMay 1, 2013
    THE Sushi Restaurant in Berlin. You have to reserve a table, sometimes even days in advance.
  • Dahahm C.
    Dahahm ChoiApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chirashi is the best choice.
  • Y
    YDecember 22, 2012
    Great sushi, one of the best in Berlin. Good service and everything is prepared fresh.
  • Meiko K.
    Meiko KatoNovember 11, 2012
    Torikaraage. I will eat sushi next time!!!
  • Martina M.
    Martina MaitanSeptember 8, 2012
    Best Japanese in town
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 27, 2012
    A lot of vegetarian/vegan options!
  • Paula M.
    Paula MarttilaJanuary 27, 2012
    Crunchy and Ume prosecco. Don't miss. #myfavjapanese
  • Luciana C.
    Luciana C.January 10, 2012
    I've heard so much of here but actually the food isn't that good. Good fish, good portions but really expensive for what it is. Not worthy in my opinion. Also the place is noisy and the crew is rude.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AnslowNovember 30, 2011
    I have lived in Vancouver Canada area for 30 years and eat Sushi every week this is bar far the best Sushi in Berlin HANDS DOWN!!!
  • Tyson C.
    Tyson ChihayaOctober 21, 2011
    Best Japanese restaurant I've found in Berlin. Real Japanese food made by real Japanese people.
  • Hessam L.
    Hessam LaviOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Real Japanese, must book ahead
  • nibbler
    nibblerOctober 8, 2011
    real Japanese Food™ - calling it a sushi bar would be an insult. Be sure to try the desert with green tea sauce.
  • Jochen W.
    Jochen WegnerSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try Salmon Tartar with yellow of the egg
  • Onitsuka Tiger
    Onitsuka TigerJune 23, 2011
    Go for lunch to avoid the crowds and get a seat by the window to avoid the heat
  • Jing R.
    Jing RöttgerMarch 2, 2011
    The daily menues are the best!
  • heta
    hetaDecember 13, 2010
    Have the creme brulee, it is heavenly.
  • Sebastien J.
    Sebastien JeanDecember 4, 2010
    So Far ... Best Japanese restaurant in Berlin
  • S H.
    S HologramNovember 28, 2010
    authenticccc
  • Hagen R.
    Hagen RotherMarch 20, 2010
    if you need to eat sushi with a japanese, go nowhere else
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    try to sit Japanese style on the ground. You have to take off your shoes. So wear a fresh pair of equal socks :)
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MüllerFebruary 11, 2010
    Best Place with View on The Chef Making all Kinds of crazy Sushi creations
  • Johannes E.
    Johannes EberDecember 18, 2009
    best sushi in prenzelberg-town
  • Jodok B.
    Jodok BatloggNovember 22, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    the take away sushi is delicious as well!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BeckandNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    try to sit in front of the chef and order a pressed sushi
  • Paula P.
    Excepcional! Autêntico japones
  • Ralph P.
    Ralph PighinFebruary 5
    Sehr netter Service und gutes Sushi.
  • Nina W.
    Nina WJanuary 12
    Reservierung erforderlich - ist immer ausgebucht: bester Japaner in Berlin!
  • Selcuk d.
    Selcuk da SilvaMay 29, 2016
    Riesige Auswahl, sehr entspanntes Ambiente, leckeres Sushi. Möchte man drin sitzen, sollte man immer reservieren!
  • Arne P.
    Arne PluharMay 17, 2016
    Sehr authentisch. Extrem gute Qualität, super Angebot. Für ein kurzes, japanisches Erlebnis sehr zu empfehlen.
  • Kathrin S.
    Kathrin SautnerApril 6, 2016
    Bestes Sushi der Stadt - ohne wenn und aber!
  • André R.
    André ReicheltFebruary 9, 2016
    Sehr leckeres Essen und riesen Auswahl! Man kann auch traditionell auf dem Boden sitzen. Leider wird stets sehr pünktlich Feierabend gemacht und man wird gebeten zu gehen.
  • Ming T.
    Ming TseJanuary 17, 2016
    Wer Aal mag soll unbedingt den Una-Don probieren. Sehr empfehlenswert
  • Stephan +.
    Stephan ++++April 2, 2015
    Interessante Karte, insbesondere die wechselnden Gerichte jenseits von Sushi machen Spaß - unbedingt reservieren!
  • Phil L.
    Phil LieMarch 29, 2015
    Neue Einrichtung & Neues auf der Karte. Die Maki mit Pflaume oder Melone sind ein Fest! Service und Sushi-Meister sind unglaublich freundlich und zuvorkommend. Top!
  • marcus L.
    marcus LDecember 28, 2014
    Reservierung ist Pflicht!
  • Impaled
    ImpaledNovember 23, 2014
    Authentisch japanisch. Nicht ganz preiswert aber gut.
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MinackOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Der wichtigste Hinweis: Reservieren. Rechtzeitig. Sonst wird das nichts. Niemals. Oder: Mittagstisch nutzen, für die Nichtsnutze mit langer Mittagspause.
  • Lollies
    LolliesAugust 31, 2014
    Ohne Zweifel das beste Sushi-Restaurant in Berlin! Lecker und authentisch. Perfekte Bedienung. Probier unbedingt die Crème brûlée, die mit einer Vanilleeiskugel mit Kokonussüberzug bedient ist.
  • Jana K.
    Jana KiewittFebruary 17, 2014
    Bestes japanischen Essen hier im Kiez. Sehr authentisch. Einfach anders.
  • Jakob S.
    Jakob StecherSeptember 15, 2013
    Authentisch, lecker und nicht zu teuer, dazu sehr freundliche Bedienung. Bonuspunkte für die große Auswahl an vegetarischen Optionen. Minus: wenn es zu voll ist, wird das Telefon auch mal ignoriert.
  • Inge W.
    Inge WölflerJuly 22, 2013
    Tolles Sushi!
  • Charleen🎀
    Charleen🎀July 12, 2013
    Atmosphäre: Sehr gemütlich, vor allem die Sitzmatten! Bedienung: Super freundlich. Essen: Unglaublich lecker, schön angerichtet, große Auswahl. Preis: Einfach Top. Alles in allem sehr empfehlenswert.
  • Achim H.
    Achim HJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Immer ein Erlebnis, fantastisches japanisches Essen. Lohnt sich, über Sushi hinaus zu gehen ;-)
  • Andreas H.
    Andreas HeßeApril 26, 2013
    Man sollte auf jeden Fall einen Tisch reservieren, da selbst um 18 Uhr schon nahezu alle Tische belegt bzw. reserviert sind.
  • Jan-Bruno
    Jan-BrunoMarch 11, 2013
    Nimm Wechselsocken mit, wenn du den ganzen Tag auf den Beinen warst.
  • Mel B.
    Mel BodmannSeptember 23, 2012
    sauleckeres japanisches Essen - immer rappelvoll, also in jedem Fall reservieren!
  • ιηɠσ
    ιηɠσOctober 25, 2011
    Do - Di: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • kosmar k.
    kosmar kosmarJune 5, 2010
    Geht klar
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MüllerFebruary 11, 2010
    Flammenwerfer und wachteleier
  • Markus H.
    Markus HeidmeierFebruary 1, 2010
    Neben umoni in der Kopenhagener das beste Sushi in der nordhälfte Berlins
133 Photos