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The 7 Best Japanese Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 14, 2021

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Charlotte? 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. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in Charlotte.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Asian, $$, Barclay DownsAsian, $$Charlotte, Barclay Downs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Sushi Restaurants in Charlotte

    Zagat, 2016
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020


Asian, $$, BrookhillAsian, $$Charlotte, Brookhill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2021

    8 Must-Try Sushi Spots in Charlotte

    Charlotte Magazine, 2021
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Mr Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, CharlotteJapanese, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Charlotte, North Carolina

    Trip 101, 2021

Bé-Em Asian Kitchen

Asian, $$, East ForestAsian, $$Charlotte, East Forest
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


Asian, $$, Mallard Creek - Withrow DownsAsian, $$Charlotte, Mallard Creek - Withrow Downs
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi 101

Japanese, $$, Madison ParkJapanese, $$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

    All 13 places you can find ramen in Charlotte this winter

    Axios Charlotte, 2019


Japanese, $$$, CharlotteJapanese, $$$Charlotte
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 5351 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Charlotte and 142 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Axios Charlotte - All 13 places you can find ramen in Charlotte this winter, Axios Charlotte - The 15 best sushi restaurants in Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine - 8 Must-Try Sushi Spots in Charlotte. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for lobster dim sum

    Experts recommend pairing a lobster dim sum with a glass of oolong tea, a popular tea.


  • The $1,978 nigiri

    Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. made anigiri in 2010 that sold for p$1,978.

  • Who made the first noodle?

    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.

  • Celebrating Japanese

    New York City, The United States is the proud home of the annual NYC Dumpling Festival, held every September to celebrate everything that is good about Japanese.

Parking tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Charlotte. 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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