Best Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) In Japan

Here're best Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Japanese Restaurants (Washoku) posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Japan.

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Sukiyaki Restaurants

Edogiku

1 Reviews

If you eat Sukiyaki in Osaka, you have to visit here. It has a good aftertaste of miso and Matsuzaka beef with egg is delicious.

Steak House Chacha

2 Reviews

You can also choose Sukiyaki and Shabushabu using super Sanuki beef and they are as delicious as a steak. Of Course, Last course is Udon.

Rinsui

2 Reviews

Tosa Aka-ushi is called rare wagyu because of the small amount of shipment. You can enjoy it in the Japanese style inn. Tosa wagyu that grows in the great nature in Kochi, has a good chewiness and the more you chew the meat, more juicy flavor comes out. It's the superb sukiyaki.

Shabu-Shabu Restaurants

Nannari

1 Reviews

This restaurant is proud of a locally grown pork. They prepare specially made sauce, vinegar with say sauce and sesame sauce.

Steak House Chacha

2 Reviews

You can also choose Sukiyaki and Shabushabu using super Sanuki beef and they are as delicious as a steak. Of Course, Last course is Udon.

Irodori

2 Reviews

You can eat Tokushima's local food at this restaurant. Well known Natuto-dai (sea bream) and Naruto Kintoki (sweet potato), and Shabu-shabu style Wakame sea weed which you can't eat elsewhere. Let's try here.

Yakiniku Restaurants

Tendan Ginza Store

2 Reviews

It melts in my mouth. You have to eat the special beef once.

YAKINIKU FUTAGO 37West 17th St

3 Reviews

A gorgeous room and atmosphere, that you never think it as Yakiniku restaurant, are like an entertainment of meat. Each dish has unique taste and display, especially the highlight is the first-rate Japanese black beef (wagyu) coming out from a treasure box! I like both its tastes and looking of this yakiniku restaurant.◎YAKINIKU FUTAGO 37West 17th St could overturn the idea of Japanese Yakiniku restaurant. They have a branch restaurant in New York, and it's reverse-imported to Japan with the popular style among New Yorkers. Course: Union Square 7000yen.

Rousu Tei

2 Reviews

Osaka's only pure black beef 'Naniwa Kuroushi' has strong taste but also has light aftertaste. You can eat the Osaka local beef that has high scarcity value at this restaurant.◎Assorted Red Meat 1600yen. You can grill them on clay stove with charcoal.

Oden

Noko

1 Reviews

A famous restaurant of Himeji Oden, selected in Bib Gourmand of Michelin. Various kinds of quality foodstuffs such octopus, yuba and asparagus are delicious and, then you eat them with gingered soy sauce, which is special way in Himeji, they change into more delicious food completely.◎There're no price lists and this restaurant is a little more expensive then other restaurants around this area. You can eat high quality 'Himeji Oden' .

Shusentei Nadagiku Komizo-no Kappa

1 Reviews

A long-established izakaya that directed by a famous sake maker, Nadagiku. Seasoned by stock soup that has inherited for more than 50 years, a big Himeji Oden is excellent with gingered soy sauce. This is the local specialty of Himeji you must eat.◎Kuro Oden ¥540, and because of the sake maker, Shiro Oden ¥540 used many sake leeks.

Egret Castle Mille

1 Reviews

Himeji's specialty 'Himeji Oden' with soy sauce mixed with ground ginger. You can eat this in front of the view of a World Heritage, Himeji Castle at this restaurant. Oden, tastes good as it is, with sharpness and depth, which is very delicious local food.◎Located on 4th floor of a cultural facility, I was surprised the restaurant was in it. For a restaurant is directed by a hotel, its hospitality and taste are nice same as the view.

Yakitori Restaurants

Gennai

3 Reviews

Grilled chicken on a skewer. To produce something nice with udon noodle, they had received training at other restaurant. This is the yakitori talked about.

Yakitori Kurogane

1 Reviews

The world of the real Tokyo calendar. Tetsu Omakase Course 8800 yen A wonderful course using the Miyazaki and Kuroiwa chicken brands. It was a really nice course with yakitori as the main dish and alternating with the dishes. Each item is very elegant and has a glittering feeling. The composition and contents are perfect for a date. recommendation.

Kokucho

1 Reviews

A striking yakitori restaurant in a place like this! The carefully prepared yakitori by a yakitori chef who has lived with yakitori for over 20 years since opening the Nakameguro Michelin restaurant was the best. A well-known restaurant with a complete reservation system. The most popular is the Tokudori course (6,500 yen). Enjoy a full course with a luxurious selection of delicacies such as seven kinds of exquisite yakitori, French appetizers, bowl dishes, and surprising sweetness.

Udon Noodle Restaurants

Teuchi Udon Bakaichidai

2 Reviews

Just boiled udon with butter matches the black pepper very much.

Udon Honjin Yamada-ya Main-Store

4 Reviews

Its seasonings, nice firmness, soup and everything are perfect and genuine Sanuki udon noodle.

Nagata in Kanoka

2 Reviews

Kama-age udon's values are certainly its chewiness of noodle and dipping sauce. They are rumored to be the best of Kama-age restaurant. You can enjoy the very genuine udon noodle's texture because they always provide us with freshly boiled udon. In addition, their dipping sauce was instructed by Masaru Doi who was a leading figure on Japanese food and born in Kagawa. It's not too much to say that the dipping sauce is a kind of cultural asset!

Kushikatsu Restaurants

Abon

2 Reviews

Probably the most difficult and most delicious kushikatsu restaurant in Japan. Make reservations by calling thousands of times on the day of the reservation. A mysterious fried food that feels like it can be eaten forever without any stomach upset.

Shun

2 Reviews

Their kushi-age(deep fried skewered foodstuffs) is refined taste and made elaborate to become a wonderful dish.

Naniwa Tachibana

2 Reviews

Kushiage (skewered and deep fried food) is a local specialty in Osaka. When you want to eat quality one, visit here! Duck meat with mustard, pork fillet with miso, you can eat creative kushiage here.

Tempura Restaurants

Kaneko Hannosuke

2 Reviews

Tokyo boast the specialty dish 'Tendon'. There is unbelievable queue at front of the restaurant at a lunch time and you have to wait. But it is worth waiting. It has many crispy shrimps, large congers, eggs, shellfishes with a secret sauce. The tendon is ultimate delicious.

Maikohan Arashiyama Store

3 Reviews

There are fish, vegetables, and meat tempura. The rice can be refilled, so you can sprinkle the soup stock steamed in a clay bottle to make the soup stock chazuke. It's also good for girls and dates.

Shiogama-ya

2 Reviews

Onigiri Shops

Onigiri Gori-chan

2 Reviews

This popular restaurant has been featured on TV and has long lines of people every day. It's worth waiting in line to eat! I want to eat it even if we line up! Features: The rice balls are big, the rice is delicious, there are a lot of toppings, it's fluffy, the seaweed is also delicious, there are a wide variety of toppings, and the toppings can be used in endless ways, free refills of miso soup, and free dashi, hail, and seaweed for chazuke.

Gungen-dou Iwami Ginzan Honten

1 Reviews

Gungen-dou Honten is an old merchant house in Omori, a town of world heritage 'Iwami Ginzan'. Their 'Satoyama Omusubi Set' has rice balls made from rice boiled in earthen pot and rolled to good firmness not to break when you hold it. Wrap them with nori (laver sheet), ant eat together.

MISOJYU

1 Reviews

It's a recommendable restaurant when you visit Asakusa. There's a calligraphy art by Soun Takeda. And we can have a delicious Japanese food culture, such as miso soup of organic vegetables and stewed pork, and various rice ball of originally blended organic rice.

Takoyaki Restaurants

Takoyaki Fu-chan

1 Reviews

In front of the ferry terminal. With the beautiful Seto Inland Sea's scenery, I ate the freshly made takoyaki.

Otako Main-Store

1 Reviews

Otako's proud of the fresh and big octopus in their takoyaki. Piping hot and soft dough, taste is kind of traditional. By the way, I was happy to see the big octopus!

Takoyaki Juhachiban Dotonbori

1 Reviews

Among many Takoyaki shops in Osaka, this Juhachiban is very crowded for its very crisp Takoyaki. They use much of Tenkasu, small fried dough, and very fresh octopus as a main stuff, so you can notice the goodness of the foodstuffs they use!◎450yen for six Sauce-mayo Takoyaki

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Chugoku

Gungen-dou Iwami Ginzan Honten

1 Reviews

Gungen-dou Honten is an old merchant house in Omori, a town of world heritage 'Iwami Ginzan'. Their 'Satoyama Omusubi Set' has rice balls made from rice boiled in earthen pot and rolled to good firmness not to break when you hold it. Wrap them with nori (laver sheet), ant eat together.

Sentazushi

2 Reviews

The chef shows the skillful techniques against a background of the calm Setouchi Sea. That is to say the utmost luxury. A wonderful sushi restaurant in Okayama.

Taitei

2 Reviews

This restaurant's special is sea breams. I think I can eat the bowl of Tai-Chazuke forever for it's light but has an elegant flavor of sea breams.

Shikoku

Arashi

2 Reviews

Thick cut sashimi is very delicious. Wakame seaweed soup with sea bream extract is also recommended.

Teuchi Udon Bakaichidai

2 Reviews

Just boiled udon with butter matches the black pepper very much.

Gennai

3 Reviews

A famous udon restaurant in Kagawa. Specially, curry udon is the most popular but I like zaru-udon with tempura, too.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Hyotan Zushi

1 Reviews

They make sushi using fresh seafood they buy everyday. And the massive sushi for its reasonable price satisfies us very much.

Yakiniku Yamamoto

1 Reviews

It is a recommended restaurant that you should definitely visit when you come to Ishigaki Island. This restaurant is my best that I have been to many Ishigaki beef yakiniku restaurants. Reservation is required because it is very popular.

Fukutaro Dazaifu-Store

1 Reviews

Grilled rice balls that look cute and are perfect for eating while walking. I chose shiso and mentaiko as the topping. There is another kind, "Shiso and Takana". Mentaiyaki rice ball ¥230 + topping ¥50

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Kamada Saryo Maruyama

2 Reviews

Teori Zushi (a kind of sushi which is colorful and arranged beautifully) of Kamado Saryo, a Japanese style cafe whose building were renovated from an old house built 70 years ago. Many kinds of foodstuff are all so colorful and beautiful that I want to appreciate them more without eating them. To roll the vinegared rice and seafood with laver by myself is also one of the attractions. Maruyama Teori Zushi is offered while stocks last, so you should make a reservation beforehand.

Hokkaido Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen

2 Reviews

At "Hokkaido Menkoi Nabe Kuma-chan Onsen" in Sapporo, Hokkaido, you can eat a cute hot pot that looks like a bear in a hot spring. It's the size of one person, so you can enjoy it even if you come alone or have a different soup (different bear color) from your friends. A popular shop in Sapporo opened in Shibuya last year, so be sure to check it out.

Sankyu Zushi

1 Reviews

Sankyu Zushi's Sujiko-maki (rolled sushi with salmon roe) has more roe to the amount of rice. And other foods except for sushi are also tasty, such as grilled gizzard. It's a small sushi restaurant and the low-priced menu is also attractive.

Kanto

Kaneko Hannosuke

2 Reviews

Tokyo boast the specialty dish 'Tendon'. There is unbelievable queue at front of the restaurant at a lunch time and you have to wait. But it is worth waiting. It has many crispy shrimps, large congers, eggs, shellfishes with a secret sauce. The tendon is ultimate delicious.

Yoridokoro

2 Reviews

Egg-cooked rice made with selected eggs while looking at the Enoden. Egg-cooked rice made with carefully selected eggs while looking at the Enoden! Unique breakfast rice with fluffy fluffy egg whites until it becomes meringue-shaped and served with dried fish.

Ebisu Sushi Fuji

2 Reviews

I am convinced that it is very popular among all age groups. ️One course is only 19,800 yen. The general's care is wonderful. The course consists of 10 seasonal snacks and sushi, and there is also a performance of grilling over an open fire in front of your eyes, making use of charcoal grilling, and you can see all the work being done in the kitchen, so it feels very immersive. A famous restaurant that is sure to leave you satisfied.

Tokai

Yuno Nishiki-Store

1 Reviews

The original Yuno Tan Shabu-shabu is visually happy with the aged beef tongue carpet. And the beef tongue shabu-shabu served with the special pon vinegar has a good taste and texture! I am satisfied with my eyesight and taste. And if I would like to recommend something else, fried offal! Although it has an odor, it was delicious without feeling the odor even if I was not good at it. Deep-fried chicken with a strong taste!

Unafuji

1 Reviews

I watched this restaurant on TV and had wanted to visit since then. I went there on the last day of the year, and there was a line of 50 people even I arrived 30 minutes before the open. I ordered Hitsumabushi of course. The unagi eel had crispy surface and soft inside, which was very delicious! I love it to eat as it is with spice and also with soup to pour on the rice.

Kamijian

1 Reviews

Near the Uji-bashi bridge, this restaurant is in the second and third floor of Senokuni-ya. You can see the forest of Naigu (Ise Jingu Shrine). Tekone Zushi of bonito pickled with soy sauce and Ise udon noodle, we can't miss them when we come to Ise.

Koshinetsu

HOUTOU FUDOU Higashi-koiji Store

2 Reviews

An architecture Takeshi Hosaka's design. A spacious room with 300 seats in a building like cloud. 'Houtou' has handmade noodle in soup seasoned to miso tastes. With a secret spice, you can enjoy different taste. It's certain for you to become addicted the unsophisticated but deep taste once you eat it.◎Menu: Fudou Houtou ¥1080, local specialty, horseflesh ¥1080 300 seats are available for groups of tourists

Sushidokoro Yu

3 Reviews

Only few people knows this restaurant in the residential area away from the busy town. Softly grasped rice tastes like it holds air, and seafood grown in Niigata is one of the best. We won't meet such sushi easily.

HOUTOU FUDOU Kawagushi-ko Kita Main Store

1 Reviews

Piping hot Houtou in a pot has many vegetables and satisfying quantity! In a soup of miso made around Mt.Fuji, homemade noodle with comfortable chewiness in very delicious! For people like spice, it's nice to add Fudo's secret spices in it.◎Open: 11:00-19:00 But if you visit here after evening on weekdays, it's better for you to contact the restaurant and confirm. Parking lot: available

Review Ranking

1

There are fish, vegetables, and meat tempura. The rice can be refilled, so you can sprinkle the soup stock steamed in a clay bottle to make the soup stock chazuke. It's also good for girls and dates.

Name

Maikohan Arashiyama Store

Address

45-1 Sagayanagida-cho, Arashiyama, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, JapanGoogle Map

Tel

075-871-5108

Hours

11:00-15:00

Closed

Thu

How to get there

10 min walk, from Arashiyama station

Parking

No parking area

2

I had a "Kyoto bowl eating comparison set" at Arashiyama Itsuki Chaya. The bowl that was renewed to the autumn menu has a shabu-shabu, and an additional menu, the super-luxury "Five Grains Fertility Tamatebako". It is a luxurious dish with crab meat and karasumi hidden under the matsutake mushrooms.

Name

Itsukichaya

Address

10 Saganakanoshima, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, JapanGoogle Map

Tel

075-862-0729

Hours

11:00-15:00

How to get there

4 min walk, from Arashiyama Station

3

Name

Yoshimura

Address

3 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-863-5700

Hours

11:00-17:00

How to get there

Parking

No parking area

4

Thick cut sashimi is very delicious. Wakame seaweed soup with sea bream extract is also recommended.

Name

Arashi

Address

51 Kitanohama Okuwajima Muya-cho, Naruto-shi, TokushimaGoogle Map

Tel

088-686-0005

Hours

11:00-21:30

Closed

Wed

How to get there

8 min by car, from Naruto IC

5

Just boiled udon with butter matches the black pepper very much.

Name

Teuchi Udon Bakaichidai

Address

1-6-7 Taga-cho, Takamatsu-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

087-862-4705

Hours

6:00-18:00

How to get there

Parking

Free parking area is available

6

A famous udon restaurant in Kagawa. Specially, curry udon is the most popular but I like zaru-udon with tempura, too.

Name

Gennai

Address

1597-10 Shido, Sanuki-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

087-894-0180

Hours

10:00-20:00

Closed

Mon

How to get there

Parking

Free parking area is available

7

Different from what I expected! Mix the sea bream sashimi and ground with yolk, then take them into a big mouthful with rice. You may say how many bowls of rice won't be enough.

Name

Iyosuigun

Address

2-6-37 Minato-cho, Imabari-shi, EhimeGoogle Map

Tel

0898-32-2000

Hours

11:00-21:30

Closed

Wed

How to get there

Parking

Free parking area is available

8

Its seasonings, nice firmness, soup and everything are perfect and genuine Sanuki udon noodle.

Name

Udon Honjin Yamada-ya Main-Store

Address

3186 Mure Mure-cho, Takamatsu-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

087-845-6522

Hours

10:00-20:00

How to get there

Parking

Free parking area is available

9

Tokyo boast the specialty dish 'Tendon'. There is unbelievable queue at front of the restaurant at a lunch time and you have to wait. But it is worth waiting. It has many crispy shrimps, large congers, eggs, shellfishes with a secret sauce. The tendon is ultimate delicious.

Name

Kaneko Hannosuke

Address

1-11-15 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, TokyoGoogle Map

Tel

03-3243-0707

Hours

11:00-22:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]10:00-21:00

How to get there

10

There are two natural grown big shrimps that cannot stay in a bowl. Very nice fresh and chewy shrimp. It can't be eaten such a dynamic tendon except in Setouchi.

Name

Kaiho

Address

2028 Tsunomura Takamatsu-cho, Takamatsu-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

087-841-6969

Hours

11:30-13:30,17:00-22:00

Closed

Mon

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

11

You can eat Tokushima's local food at this restaurant. Well known Natuto-dai (sea bream) and Naruto Kintoki (sweet potato), and Shabu-shabu style Wakame sea weed which you can't eat elsewhere. Let's try here.

Name

Irodori

Address

2F 16-45 Oge Narutochotosadomariura, Naruto-shi, TokushimaGoogle Map

Tel

088-687-2913

Hours

6:30-10:00,11:30-14:30,17:30-21:00

How to get there

10 min by car, from Naruto Station

Parking

Parking area is available

12

Kama-age udon's values are certainly its chewiness of noodle and dipping sauce. They are rumored to be the best of Kama-age restaurant. You can enjoy the very genuine udon noodle's texture because they always provide us with freshly boiled udon. In addition, their dipping sauce was instructed by Masaru Doi who was a leading figure on Japanese food and born in Kagawa. It's not too much to say that the dipping sauce is a kind of cultural asset!

Name

Nagata in Kanoka

Address

1180 Konzoji-cho, Zentsuji-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

Tel

0877-63-5921

Hours

9:00-17:00

Closed

Wed・Thu

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

13

An architecture Takeshi Hosaka's design. A spacious room with 300 seats in a building like cloud. 'Houtou' has handmade noodle in soup seasoned to miso tastes. With a secret spice, you can enjoy different taste. It's certain for you to become addicted the unsophisticated but deep taste once you eat it.◎Menu: Fudou Houtou ¥1080, local specialty, horseflesh ¥1080 300 seats are available for groups of tourists

Name

HOUTOU FUDOU Higashi-koiji Store

Address

2458 Higashi-koiji Funatsu Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, YamanashiGoogle Map

Tel

0555-72-8511

Hours

11:00-20:00

14

A historical sushi restaurant of the original 'Tsukami Zushi' made from freshly cooked warm rice and supreme seafood bought in the adjoining market. I love this sushi like malting in my mouth! ◎Their best-seller 'Uwamaze' has five sushi (1050 yen for lunch), and you can order more by five. Every seafood they use is excellent! There're people waiting in a line.

Name

Endou Zushi Central Market

Address

1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

06-6469-7108

Hours

5:00-14:00

Closed

7,8

How to get there

15 min by car or taxi from Osaka Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

15

Teori Zushi (a kind of sushi which is colorful and arranged beautifully) of Kamado Saryo, a Japanese style cafe whose building were renovated from an old house built 70 years ago. Many kinds of foodstuff are all so colorful and beautiful that I want to appreciate them more without eating them. To roll the vinegared rice and seafood with laver by myself is also one of the attractions. Maruyama Teori Zushi is offered while stocks last, so you should make a reservation beforehand.

Name

Kamada Saryo Maruyama

Address

25-1-31 Nishi, Minami 2-jo, Chu'ou-ku, Sapporo-shi, HokkaidoGoogle Map

Tel

011-616-0440

Hours

11:00-17:30

Closed

Mon

How to get there

2 min walk from Maruyama Koen Park Station. 15 min by car or taxi from Sapporo Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

16

Maruyoshi's most-seller is Niku Kama-tama Udon Noodle (freshly boiled udon noodle mixed with egg and meat). To eat just only noodle, and roll the noodle with meat, you can eat as you like. When you finish to eat noodle, you can take a bite of rice to eat with the egg and meat left in your bowl.

Name

Maruyoshi Seimenjo

Address

1-5-12 Higashimachi, Hotarugaike, Toyonaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

06-7509-6819

Hours

11:00-15:00,17:00-21:30

Closed

Tue

How to get there

1 min walk, from Hotarugaike Station

17

Soft and creamy Oyako-don (soft stewed egg and chicken on rice) is very delicious. The meringue is fizzy in my mouth, and the stock is also wonderful. It's only 890 yen with salad, side dish, and Akadashi miso soup. I like this lunch very much.

Name

Sumiyaki Shoten YOU Namba

Address

1st floor, 14-25 Sen'nichimae, Namba, Chuou-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

06-6647-8988

Hours

11:30-3:00

How to get there

1 min walk from Namba Station

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

18

This sushi restaurant has a great panoramic view of Akashi Strait Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, spreading over the counter seats. The room, with a wine cellar, is filled in a modern atmosphere. With this great view in front of your eyes, you can have Edomae Zushi of mainly the fish caught in this sea around Awaji Island that is called a treasure house of seafood. The lunch is reservation only, and in 2-shift service.

Name

Kirin

Address

1871 Iwaya, Awaji-shi, HyogoGoogle Map

Tel

0799-72-3811

Hours

11:30-14:30,17:30-22:00

How to get there

5 min by car from Awaji IC.

Parking

Parking area is available

19

It's a limited menu for only summer, which looks cool and makes us forget the hot climate of Kyoto. The dashi soup and sudachi (refreshing citrus fruit) has good gentle fragrances, and smooth soba noodle can bring my chopsticks continuously. The soup is really delicious that I want to drink all of it.

Name

Teuchi Soba HANAMOMO

Address

398 Kombuya-cho, Nishi-iru, Fuya-cho, Maruta-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-212-7787

Hours

11:00-18:30

Closed

Mon,4th Sun

How to get there

8 min walk from Maruta-machi Station

Parking

No parking area

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