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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Lakewood

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Lakewood? 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. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Lakewood.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

ZEN Ramen & Sushi Burrito

Japanese, LakewoodJapaneseLakewood, Oakwood
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Mama’s Teriyaki

Chinese, TacomaChineseTacoma, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Miyamoto

Japanese, TacomaJapaneseTacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Fujiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma

    Three Best Rated

THEKOI Japanese Cuisine

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma

    Three Best Rated

Joy Teriyaki

Japanese, $, TacomaJapanese, $Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma

    Three Best Rated

Sapporo Steakhouse University Place

Japanese, $$, University PlaceJapanese, $$University Place
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Asian, $$, TacomaAsian, $$Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Happy Teriyaki - Tacoma

Asian, $, TacomaAsian, $Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Moshi Moshi

Asian, $$, TacomaAsian, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, 10779 Lakewood restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for pork katsu

    Experts suggest pairing a pork katsu with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering how to best enjoy your soba noodles, we would highlight how well a glass of Sake complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Pair Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc

    To elevate your Wagu beef experience, we recommend some Chenin Blanc to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine fights the fattiness with acidity.

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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