Sun, sea, sand and… SUSHI! For the serious sushi addicts amongst you who are planning a trip to Ibiza, never fear. It’s not all about tapas and paella here on the White Island, in fact in recent years, the number of dedicated sushi restaurants, offering a sumptuous selection of dishes has grown enormously. Here is our pick of the very best.
The Blue Lotus – San Carlos
Nestled inside the sleepy village of San Carlos lies a true hidden gem, The Blue Lotus Sushi Lab. Whilst its small and unassuming appearance may not wow you on first sight, the sushi here is widely recognised as some of the very best on the island. Much loved by locals and visitors alike, the menu is extensive and innovative. For a real treat – choose the Blue Lotus special – the Hosomaky Selection, an 8 piece arrangement of pure delight including such delicacies as hosomaky salmon marinated in pesto and hosomaky with goats cheese, basil and pine nuts. The restaurant are also offers catering for private events, weddings, and have portable bars for special occasions, and can even arrange private courses teaching you how to make your own sushi in the comfort of your villa.
Tel: 0034 971 32 68 05
Kokoro – Santa Eulalia
Just a few miles away – in a prime position overlooking the marina of Santa Eulalia, you will find Kokoro, a vibrant, welcoming and elegantly decorated sushi lover’s dream. The restaurant is the brainchild of two locals, Carmen and Victor, who have turned their passion for good sushi into a flourishing business. With a large outdoor terrace offering a cool and inviting ambience during the summer months, and a large indoor dining area for those cooler evenings, Kokoro has quickly established itself as the go to destination in Santa Eulalia for those seeking sublime sushi. We recommend the ginger edamame, washed down with one of their exquisite cocktails. It’s worth remembering that they also home delivery and take away service, should you wish to dine in the privacy of your own home.
Tel: 0034 971 33 20 89
The A List – Ibiza Town
This elegant, decadent and stylish bar and restaurants has been a focal point of Ibiza’s port area for nine years. Run with passion and vigour by a father and son team, Pepe and Christian Roig, this year has seen pep take a back seat and hand over the reins to Christian, whose passion for exploring new ideas and concepts has transformed the ever popular spot into one of the undisputedly best sushi points on the island. Christian took a three month sabbatical around Europe to discover and investigate some of the best restaurants on the content, and returned with a renewed ambition and full of innovative ideas. The fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine means that the A-List’s menu is full of wonderful twists and surprises that you won’t find in any other sushi establishment. The kitchen is run with energy and careful attention to detail by Gaston Aita, whose personal new and supremely popular additions to the menu are mouth-watering Ibiza rolls, simply divine, filled with figs and goats cheese. All of the ingredients are sourced fresh and straight from the island itself. With Gaston at the helm, we predict great things for the future for The A-List.
So, what are you waiting for, head to one of these delightful eateries to indulge and enjoy some seriously good sushi.. and don’t forget the sake!