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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants In Baltimore

Updated: October 22, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Baltimore? These are the best Japanese spots around! To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in Baltimore

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Ramen Utsuke

Japanese, $$, OtterbeinJapanese, $$Baltimore, Otterbein
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kiku Sushi

Asian, $$, Federal HillAsian, $$Baltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sizka Restaurant

Japanese, $$, CantonJapanese, $$Baltimore, Canton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Nanami Cafe

Japanese, $$, Fells PointJapanese, $$Baltimore, Fells Point
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Chiu's Sushi

Japanese, $$, Inner HarborJapanese, $$Baltimore, Inner Harbor
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5

Mi & Yu Noodle Bar

Japanese, $$, Federal HillJapanese, $$Baltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

18-8 Sushi

Japanese, $$, HampdenJapanese, $$Baltimore, Hampden
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Hana - Baltimore

Asian, $$, BaltimoreAsian, $$Baltimore
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Sushi in Baltimore

    USA Today

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5440 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 127 lists and articles from USA Today and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in USA Today - Best Sushi in Baltimore. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take prawn dumpling to the next level

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

  • Rose and wu tao go


    When considering how to best enjoy your wu tao go, we would highlight how well a glass of Rose complements the dish as it carries the flavours of the dish.


  • Pair Pinot Gris with dumplings and chilli

    The aromatic flavors in Pinot Gris makes it a great white wine to pair with dumplings and chilli.

Interesting facts

  • A must-visit festival in New York City

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the NYC Dumpling Festival in The United States? Take part in the Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • Think you love sushi

    Tim 'Eater X' Janusate the most sushi in the world by finishing no fewer than 141. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • History lesson

    noodle has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from China. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Baltimore can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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