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The 15 Best Japanese Restaurants In Arlington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Arlington? These are the best Japanese spots around! After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Arlington.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Toryumon Japanese House

Asian, $$, Radnor-Ft Myer HeightsAsian, $$Arlington, Radnor-Ft Myer Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Yume Sushi

Japanese, $$, Arlington-East FallsJapanese, $$Arlington, Arlington-East Falls
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi 2 Go

Japanese, $$, Ballston-Virginia SquareJapanese, $$Arlington, Ballston-Virginia Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi-Zen

Japanese, $$, YorktownJapanese, $$Arlington, Yorktown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Japanese Restaurants in Virginia Suburbs (DC) Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Takeshi Sushi

Japanese, $$, Lyon VillageJapanese, $$Arlington, Lyon Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Hanabi Ramen Clarendon

Japanese, $$, Lyon VillageJapanese, $$Arlington, Lyon Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Garden

Japanese, $$, ArlingtonJapanese, $$Arlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Boru Ramen

Japanese, $$, Arlington HeightsJapanese, $$Arlington, Arlington Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Asahi Japanese Restaurant

Asian, $$, Clarendon-CourthouseAsian, $$Arlington, Clarendon-Courthouse
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ichiban Sushi & Ramen - Arlington

Japanese, $$, Fairlington-ShirlingtonJapanese, $$Arlington, Fairlington-Shirlington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Maneki Neko Express

Japanese, $$, CherrydaleJapanese, $$Arlington, Cherrydale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Gaijin Ramen Shop

Asian, $$, CherrydaleAsian, $$Arlington, Cherrydale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Asia Bistro

Asian, $$, Aurora HighlandsAsian, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Matsutake Sushi

Japanese, $$, ArlingtonJapanese, $$Arlington
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Kanpai

Japanese, $$, North RosslynJapanese, $$Arlington, North Rosslyn
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

How was this list created?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Arlington, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Japanese Restaurants in Virginia Suburbs (DC) Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Toryumon Japanese House, Poké it Up, and Yume Sushi are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that serve breakfast in Arlington.

Toryumon Japanese House, Poké it Up, and Yume Sushi are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in Arlington.

Yume Sushi is the highest-rated upscale Japanese restaurant in Arlington.

There are 19 Japanese restaurants in Arlington.

The highest-rated Japanese restaurants for delivery in Arlington are Toryumon Japanese House, Poké it Up, and Yume Sushi.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for jasmine tea

    Experts suggest pairing a prawn dumpling with a glass of jasmine tea, a popular tea.


  • Rose and wu tao go


    The yam in wu tao go mean that Rose carries the flavours of the dish really well thanks to its crisp.

  • Pinot Gris with your dumplings and chilli

    When considering what goes best with dumplings and chilli, we recommend a glass of Pinot Gris, it truly complements the dish as it tones down the sweetness of the wine.


Did you know?

  • A must-visit festival in New York City

    New York City celebrates NYC Dumpling Festival in September, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest!

  • The best day for ramen

    Grab your ramen to celebrate National Ramen Day! Don’t forget, it’s on April 4.

  • A long time ago

    We can thank 1700s in Japan for the much beloved sushi.

Parking information

Arlingtonis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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