Today's pop culture has undeniably paved the way for sushi, as evidenced by the number of Japanese and Pan Asian restaurants that serve it across Bangalore. In parallel with the rise of veganism in the garden city, intriguing vegan alternatives have begun to appear on these menus. If you adore sushi and are a vegan, then this list is for you.
Lucky Chan - Dim Sum and Sushi Parlour, Indiranagar
Vegan choices are available for everything on Lucky Chan's exquisite menu, including nigiri, sushi rolls, platters, and even a Vegan Sushi Time Box. You must try the Avocado and Raw Mango Maki, which has the creaminess of avocado that balances the raw mango's zing and spicy coconut cream. And if you're unable to dine at their restaurant, simply order the Vegan Sushi Time Box accompanied by steamed edamame in addition to the assortment of sushi.
Address: 12th Main Rd, 2nd Stage, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Santé Spa Cuisine, Domlur, Bangalore
If you thought that vegan sushi consisted solely of avocado and cucumber, Sante Spa’s selections will persuade you otherwise. We suggest you try the Marinated Tomato Nigiri, which is topped with vegan caviar, or the Mushroom and Eggplant Onigiri for an umami treat. Order their Avocado Dynamite Sushi Roll made with Asian heritage purple rice if you're up for trying something local.
Address: 151 2nd stage 2nd cross, Domlur, Indiranagar
Saiko Sushi House, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar
The much-loved online sushi brand has opened a brick-and-mortar space in Bangalore, and in addition to intriguing fusion sushi offerings, they also serve vegan options. Order the Yas-Aye Platter, which includes 40 pieces featuring a tempura tofu roll, and zucchini tempura along with vegetable sushi, or try the vegan sushi, which is adorned with fresh produce including avocado, cucumber, carrot, and tofu.
Address: 4th Main Rd, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Kodigehalli
Hae Kum Gang, Ashok Nagar
The vegan sushi rolls, which go beyond the standard Kappa Maki roll, have made their way onto this cosy Korean cafe's menu amidst myriad meaty options. Try the Why Not Vegan Roll, which is filled with spicy tofu and creamy avocado complemented with a toasty bite from the flax seeds, and rounded off with veg mayo, or choose the Vegan Crispy Mushroom Roll, enhanced by the freshness of celery and cucumber.
Address: No. 20, 2nd Floor, Paul Castle, Castle Street, Near Brigade Tower, Ashok Nagar
You don't need to step out of your house to have some vegan sushi, for this specialised sushi brand serves it right to your doorstep. It offers a wide range of options for vegans, including a la carte choices, combos, platters, and meals. Try the Green Wave Maki for zesty fare, which incorporates green apple, raw mango, and avocado, or choose the Vegan Meal 1 option, which also includes Edamame and a kombucha beverage in addition to the sushi selection.
Address: 4th E block, 969, 10th B Main Rd, 4 E Block, Manjunath Nagar, Rajajinagar
China Bistro, Indiranagar
Visit China Bistro if you're in Indiranagar and want to grab some vegan sushi with a pal. Order the Crispy Spicy Avocado Roll, which is a combination of silky avocado and pickled cucumber, wrapped with sticky rice.
Address: Ashwini Complex, 2986, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Yataii, Shangri-La, Palace Road
The sushi at this fine dining restaurant will astound you with its combination of textures and flavours. Try the Ume Kyu Maki for a burst of freshness from the cucumber and pickled plum, or Inari Nigiri for a crunch from roasted sesame seeds or order their Yasai Sushi platter for an assortment of seasonal vegetables.
Address: Level 18, Shangri-La Hotel, No. 56, 6B, Palace Rd
Wabi Sabi, The Oberoi Bengaluru, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Wabi Sabi at The Oberoi is the place to go on a cosy sushi date in the evening. If textural food excites you, try the Bean Curd Skin Hosomaki Roll or go for the silky Avocado Nigiri, and don't miss out on their Vegan desserts for a perfect end to your date.
Address: The Oberoi Bengaluru, 37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Rd