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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Columbia

Updated: May 2, 2022

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Columbia? These are our best Japanese spots. 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 Columbia.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi King

Japanese, $$, ColumbiaJapanese, $$Columbia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Baltimore

    Zagat, 2016

Akira Ramen & Izakaya

Asian, $$, ColumbiaAsian, $$Columbia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi Nari

Asian, $$, ColumbiaAsian, $$Columbia
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Japanese, $$, ColumbiaJapanese, $$Columbia
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Asian Palace Fusion

Asian, $$, ColumbiaAsian, $$Columbia
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Peking Chef Restaurant

Chinese, $$, ColumbiaChinese, $$Columbia
Google: 3.5
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Yama Sushi

Japanese, $$, Ellicott CityJapanese, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Katana Sushi

Asian, $$, ElkridgeAsian, $$Elkridge
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

East Moon Asian Bistro

Asian, $$, Ellicott CityAsian, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Sakura

Japanese, $$, Ellicott CityJapanese, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.0

How was this list created?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5440 spots across Columbia, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 127 lists and articles from the likes of Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Zagat - Best Japanese Restaurants in Baltimore. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

There are 10 Japanese restaurants in Columbia.

Kome Sushi, Akira Ramen & Izakaya, and Sushi King are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in Columbia.

Kome Sushi, Sushi King, and Sushi Sono are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that are good for groups in Columbia.

Kome Sushi, Sushi King, and Sushi Sono are vegetarian-friendly Japanese restaurants in Columbia.

Kome Sushi, Akira Ramen & Izakaya, and Sushi King are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a quick lunch in Columbia.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for siu bao

    When ordering siu bao, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Enjoy wu tao go with Rose

    To elevate your wu tao go experience, we recommend some Rose to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine carries the flavours of the dish.

Did you know?

  • The record holder

    The 55 chefs of holds the world record for making the noodle soup, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

  • A must-visit festival in New York City

    Go check out theChef One Dumpling Eating Contest at NYC Dumpling Festival! This event is held in September in New York City, definitely worth a visit!

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,978 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nigiri?

Parking in the area

Columbiais 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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