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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: November 12, 2021

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in St. Louis? These are our best Japanese spots. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in St. Louis

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Indo

Asian, $$$, Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town)Asian, $$$St. Louis, Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town)
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for sushi in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Riverfront Times, 2019

    Best Sushi/Poke

    Riverfront Times, 2019

Blk Mkt Eats

Asian, $$, Central West EndAsian, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for sushi in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020

SUSHI KOI

Japanese, $$, Central West EndJapanese, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for sushi in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020

Sushi Ai

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for sushi in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Sushi in St Louis, MO

    Three Best Rated

Cafe Mochi

Japanese, $$, Tower Grove SouthJapanese, $$St. Louis, Tower Grove South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Sushi in St Louis, MO

    Three Best Rated

Z E N Thai & Japanese Cuisine

Thai, $$, St. LouisThai, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Midtown Sushi and Ramen

Japanese, $$, MidtownJapanese, $$St. Louis, Midtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sen Thai Asian Bistro

Thai, $$, DowntownThai, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Oishi Sushi

Japanese, $$, St. LouisJapanese, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 147 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, Hoodline and Riverfront Times, 5278 St. Louis restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Three Best Rated - 3 Best Sushi in St Louis, MO, Hoodline - 4 top spots for sushi in St. Louis and Riverfront Times - Best Sushi/Pokewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to wu tao go


    Experts recommend pairing a wu tao go with a glass of Rose, a popular pink wine.

Did you know?

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  • Once upon a time

    The ramen noodle was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good ramen noodle in their lives...

Parking in the area

Getting a good parking spot in St. Louis can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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