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6 Best Japanese Restaurants

Japanese cuisine can be an art form, quite literally, when done with great care and great skill, making it essential to find the best Japanese restaurant possible, a task which may at first seem impossible, but one which is necessary if you enjoy Japanese cuisine. A bad or even mediocre Japanese restaurant may leave you with a feeling of disappointment or even leave you feeling a little sick, or even with a case of food poisoning.

An exceptional Japanese restaurant will leave you feeling happy and satisfied as you leave with a stomach full of delicious flavors you may have never experienced before and a smile on your face after a beautiful and flavorful meal. Japanese restaurants are popular for a variety of Japanese cuisines, such as sushi, yakisoba, tea, ramen, and sake, (a popular fermented rice wine).

Japanese restaurants are great places to take a small break from life, to stop and relax for a moment and just enjoy the food in front of you. A great Japanese restaurant will often be either a little hole-in-the-wall location which is difficult to spot, a popular date night destination, or it may be a fine dining restaurant requiring a reservation just to make it through the doors.

While finding the best Japanese restaurant which serves delicious and authentic Japanese cuisine can be hard, we here at Menu Prices Today have taken the legwork out of the daunting task for you by composing a list of the best Japanese restaurants to visit if you have a chance to do so.



The following list is ordered by popularity.

  1. Yo! Sushi

    Yo! Sushi

    In 1997, British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe introduced Yo! Sushi to the public in London's Soho. YO! came out with a bang by adding some flair and pizazz to the UK way of eating. Yo! started with a unique 'kaiten' conveyor belt that was used to show off their color-coded dishes. Today, there are over 100 locations worldwide, and they still believe in "eating in colour."

  2. Tokyo Tokyo

    Tokyo Tokyo

    Tokyo Tokyo is a Japanese cuisine restaurant based in the Philippines. It is owned by Hansbury, Inc. also the owner of the KFC franchise, among other restaurants in the country. The first restaurant opened in 1985 in Makati, but to this day, there are over 50 locations found countrywide. Tokyo Tokyo has become the favorite of the masses because of the menu and their scheme of offering rice refills to its patrons.

  3. Ajisen Ramen

    Ajisen Ramen

    Ramen restaurants have become more and more popular over the years, especially in Japan and other Asian countries. They’re often frequented by hungry customers who enjoy their delicious Japanese cuisine and are always looking to try something new.

  4. Waba Grill

    Waba Grill

    If you want fresh and vibrant food in California and Arizona, which is not only healthy for you but packed full of flavor, you really should pay Waba Grill a visit.

  5. Yoshinoya


    Yoshinoya is a quick-service Japanese restaurant serving its world-famous beef bowl, the Gyudon Beef Bowl. Having been around since 1899, the restaurant is known for serving Japanese comfort food, with over 2000 locations all over the world. They are primarily found in East Asia, South East Asia, and the United States. With award-winning, fluffy, steamed rice, and thin, juicy, beef ribbons, Yoshinoya is for customers who love the taste of Japan but want something that's served quickly, flavorful, and low-priced.

  6. Nobu


    Nobu is a chain of upscale restaurants from the United States located in more than 50 cities in the world, which are primarily situated in metropolitan areas. Nobu is frequented by celebrities and famous personalities due to its unique fusion flair of traditional Japanese dishes merged with South American flavors. Signature dishes include Black Cod with Miso. Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Rock Shrimp Tempura. They also offer a range of sushi and sashimi, as well as an extensive menu of wine, sake, and cocktails.

Taking on the task of finding a wonderful Japanese restaurant can be a long process full of plenty of errors, which is the reason we here at Menu Prices Today compiled this list full of great Japanese restaurants with delicious, high-quality food you are sure to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a Japanese restaurant which serves the perfect bowl of ramen or one which serves sushi with only the freshest ingredients or you are just looking for a nice mix of authentic Japanese cuisine, this list of Japanese restaurants has you covered.

If you have not yet tried any Japanese cuisine or have not found the perfect Japanese restaurant for you, working your way through this list is bound to leave you with great experiences and at least one restaurant you want to go back to again as soon as you get the chance.