Japanese Restaurants

Japanese restaurants in the world.

Comparison of three different price level Sushi restaurants in Japan

Published on 30 Sep 2018

I haven’t been to any of the three sushi restaurants, so very much enjoyed watching this video.

Which restaurant are you most keen to try?

Revolving Sushi Bar Kurasushi
Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 street store
1-29-1, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Saint-Tropez Ikebukuro building 6F

Revolving Sushi Bar Kurasushi Homepage
Menu, Location Search for all Kurasushi branches in Japan etc.

Sushi Dokoro Shun Yushimamise (GURUNAVI -Japan Restaurant Guide)
1-13-6 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo
*One of the restaurant review site (not GURUNAVI) says it will be closed for good on 31 October 2018. Please check with the restaurant in advance if you are planning to visit there.

GINZA Kyubey
8-7-6 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo

Sushi Saito, a 3 Michelin Star sushi restaurant in Tokyo

Saito: The Sushi God of Tokyo by Simon and Martina (Video length: 17:04)

I think there is no need for me to explain…
Just enjoy watching how the chef, Takashi Saito, prepares beautiful Sushi, starting early morning from the Tsukiji, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.
And also how Simon and Martina enjoy eating those beautiful mouth watering Sushi!!!

Yellowtail (鰤 – Buri)
Fatty Tuna (大トロ – Ootoro)
Small Scallops (小柱 – Kobashira)
Pickled Gizzard Shad (コハダ/小鰭 – Kohada)
Marinated Red Tuna (マグロのヅケ – Maguro no Zuke)
Marinated Salmon Roe (イクラ – Ikura)
Pickled Mackerel (鯖棒鮨 – Saba Bou Zushi)
Sea Urchin (ウニ – Uni)
Golden Cuttlefish (墨イカ – Sumi Ika)
Sea Eel (穴子 – Anago)

Throughout the video, you will feel the chef Saito’s passion for Sushi!

Sushi is circling in my head right now. 🙂
The video made me sooooo hungry! I’m sure it will make you hungry, too.

ARK Hills South Tower 1F
1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Have you ever wondered about the right way to eat sushi?

How to Eat Sushi: You’ve Been Doing it Wrong by Munchies (Video length: 06:25)

In the above video, the owner chef of the Sushi Bar Yasuda, Naomichi Yasuda, will show you how to eat Sushi in the right way!

Did you know Sushi Rice is as important as (or more important than) the fish?
Did you know that there is Special Soy Sauce for Sushi?
The chef will tell you about Ginger, Wasabi, Nori seaweed etc.
Then he will tell you how to eat rolled sushi and nigiri-zushi.

I knew that we should dip only the fish side of the nigiri-zushi into soy sauce, but even many Japanese do the rice side into soy sauce. I think it’s because it’s a little tricky to do it correctly with chopsticks.

BTW the salmon came from New Zealand, where I live!!!

Now you know how to eat Sushi in the right way, so why don’t you eat Sushi for lunch or dinner today?

Minami-Aoyama426 Building B1
4-2-6 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Washoku at Narita International Airport

Visiting Japan through Narita International Airport?
If so, try some Washoku, Japanese cuisine at the airport.

About a month ago (17 November 2016), Narita Airport opened NARITA Dining Terrace, which is a new area on the 4th floor of the Central Building in Terminal 1 including six authentic Japanese restaurants.
Those restaurants are the ones you can find in the central city of Tokyo, but now you can taste their quality authentic Japanese cuisine while at the airport.

New 6 Japanese Restaurants “NARITA Dining Terrace” Open ! (Narita International Airport Official Website)


Not only the above six Japanese restaurants, but also there are other restaurants at the Narita Airport, where you can try some Japanese food.
Here is a list of them for you:

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 5th Floor

Homemade Udon Noodles KINEYAMUGIMARU
Udon noodle, tempura, onigiri
* This restaurant’s kitchen is halal certified.

Kaitenzushi (Conveyor belt sushi)

Fried pork cutlet, curry dishes

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 4th Floor

Japanese-style family restaurant specializing in set menus (fish and meat dishes, tempura, sashimi and udon noodles)

Soba noodles

Yakiniku syokudou Yanma
Grilled meat dishes

Tonkatsu shinjuku saboten
Deep-fried pork cutlets

Japanese Ramen Tomita
Ramen noodles

A new brand of Kyoto’s established rice connoisseurs, Hachidaime Gihey

Tsukiji – Sushiiwa

Wazen(Japanese-style set meals), donburi, udon and soba noodles


Dashichazuke EN
Dishes with the rich taste of the highest quality dashi stock

Terminal 1, Central Bldg, 3rd Floor

My Favorite Japanese Foods TATSU
All-time favorites from Japanese household menus (Udon noodles, hamburger steak, curry, Sukiyaki, Ochazuke, Tempura rice bowl, fried noodles, Japanese stew etc.)

Terminal 1, No.3 Satellite, 3rd Floor

Sushi Kyotatsu
*After passport control.


Terminal 2, Main Building, 4th Floor

* This restaurant’s kitchen is halal certified.

Soba noodles

obon de gohan
A cafe serving healthy, well-balanced meals (Set meals with generous servings of vegetables, meat and fish dishes, Dashichazuke(rice served with dashi soup), Udon noodles)

Pork cutlet dishes (Some chicken cutlet dishes as well)


Sushi Misakimaru
Edo style sushi and set menus

Udon wheat noodles and soba buckwheat noodles

Takeaway sushi

Sushi-go-round GANSOZUSHI
Kaitenzushi(Conveyor belt sushi)

A spacious cafeteria with over 200 seats (Japanese food to Western and Chinese cuisine)

Takoyaki(Octopus Balls – wheat flour-based cooked batter balls containing pieces of octopus.)

Terminal 2, Main Building, 2nd Floor

Beef on rice donburi

Terminal 2, Satellite, 3rd Floor

Beef on rice donburi
*After passport control.

Japanese dishes with Miso
*After passport control.


Restaurants & Shops at Terminal 3

Terminal 3, 2nd Floor

Miyatake Sanuki Udon
Udon and soba noodles

Nagasaki Champon Ringer Hut
Champon noodles



Hope the above list is helpful!

Must eat food in Japan

“What should I eat when I visit Japan?”

This is one of the most common questions, people ask me before they visit Japan.
Hmm… it’s a really good question.
There are so many tasty different sort of food in Japan, which I wish everyone has a chance to try.
And what I think my non-Japanese friends would like to eat (and enjoy the taste!), is not always the same as what they actually would.

So I found an interesting article on The Guardian for you, Best places to eat and drink in Japan: readers’ travel tips.
They are the Japanese food, which people tried and liked!

There are 12 travel tips for best places to eat and drink in Japan in the article, and Takoyaki (Nishiki Market in Kyoto) is the winning tip.
If you’ve never heard of Takoyaki, read the linked article. (We often say all Osaka people have at least one Takoyaki maker at home! Popular and very yummy!!!)

But for me, Okonomiyaki pancakes (Hiroshima) is definitely the winner! (I’m from Hiroshima, by the way.)
Don’t be confused with Kansai (Osaka) style Okonomiyaki.

Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki and Kansai (Osaka) style Okonomiyaki are different.
They are both tasty, but Hiroshima style is better!!! (And as you guessed, people from Osaka will say Kansai style is better if you ask them about Okonomiyaki. :-))

Okonomi Mura (in English)
Okonomi (short for Okonomiyaki) Mura(village), where 20+ eateries are in Hiroshima’s Okonomiyaki building.
The page explains about Okonomimura with a list of restaurants(eateries) and an access map.

If you are visiting the Okonomi Mura area, also check:
Restaurants near Okonomi Mura