In between the bustling train station and flagship stores of Friedrichstraße you wouldn’t expect a Japanese Deli, Ishin, which is so tasty but affordable at the same time. What looks like an ordinary canteen from outside and inside, became one of my favorite sushi spots in the city.
Although it is more like a fast food restaurant with dozens of red tables, glaring lights, noises of people chatting, and fast running waitresses, you get offered so many different sushi rolls, dons (rice bowls with fish), bamboo steamers or sides that you somehow feel you’re in a real authentic Japanese canteen. Come here for a short lunch break to rub elbows with business men, a vast dinner with friends or take away sushi.
Ishin is popular, but you will always find a free table, at least after a little waiting. The prices are reasonable for this freshness and deliciousness but if you want to save a little on the menus, come here for Happy Hours (Wednesdays and Saturdays the whole day, the other days until 16:00). Plus you always get green tea for free!
There are also three other Ishin Delis in Berlin: Schlossstraße 101, Charlottenstraße 16 and Bundesallee 203. Please note, that at 21:30 the kitchen closes and only sells sushi to go.