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The 15 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Bethesda

Updated: October 10, 2022

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Bethesda? These are our best Japanese spots. To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Bethesda.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Tako Grill

Japanese, $$, BethesdaJapanese, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Maki Bar

Japanese, $$, BethesdaJapanese, $$Bethesda, Wisconsin South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Hanaro Sushi

Asian, $$, BethesdaAsian, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Raku

Asian, $$, BethesdaAsian, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Satsuma

Japanese, $$, BethesdaJapanese, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Passion Fin

Asian, $$, BethesdaAsian, $$Bethesda
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Donburi Dojo & Ramen House

Asian, $$, North BethesdaAsian, $$North Bethesda
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Hibachi Express Japanse Grill

Japanese, $$, KensingtonJapanese, $$Kensington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Kusshi

Japanese, $$, North BethesdaJapanese, $$North Bethesda
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tachibana Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, McLeanJapanese, $$McLean
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Ichi Ban Sushi Restaurant

Japanese, $$, McLeanJapanese, $$McLean
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Sushiko Chevy Chase

Japanese, $$$, Chevy ChaseJapanese, $$$Chevy Chase
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Moby Dick Sushi

Asian, $$, WheatonAsian, $$Wheaton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ikko Sushi

Japanese, $$, Silver SpringJapanese, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

KOBE JAPAN Hibachi And Sushi

Japanese, $$, Silver SpringJapanese, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Bethesda. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Bethesda, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Thrillist and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Infatuation - The DC Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Washington DC, Thrillist - The Absolute Best Sushi Restaurants in DC and 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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