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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants In Tampa

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Tampa? These are the top Japanese venues in town. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in Tampa

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi Cafe

Japanese, $$, West MeadowsJapanese, $$Tampa, West Meadows
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi House

Japanese, $$, Historic YborJapanese, $$Tampa, Historic Ybor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Ichiban Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Tampa

    Three Best Rated
  • U-Nation, 2020

    11 Best Asian Restaurants in North Tampa

    U-Nation, 2020

I ai Sushi

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Sushi in Tampa

    USA Today

Kiwami Ramen and Sushi

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Carlos Eats, 2019

    Dining Guide: Great local restaurants to eat at in Brandon

    Carlos Eats, 2019

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • My Area Network, 2019

    The Best Asian Food Restaurants in Tampa Bay | Ramen, Pho, Sushi, and More!

    My Area Network, 2019

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - New Tampa

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Kuchi Sushi & Hibachi

Japanese, $$, TampaJapanese, $$Tampa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 7862 restaurants, and 266 lists and articles from top sources like Carlos Eats, My Area Network and U-Nation. The restaurants you see have been featured in Carlos Eats - Dining Guide: Great local restaurants to eat at in Brandon, My Area Network - The Best Asian Food Restaurants in Tampa Bay | Ramen, Pho, Sushi, and More! and U-Nation - 11 Best Asian Restaurants in North Tampa. 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. 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 match for soba noodles

    Experts often pair soba noodles with a glass of Sake, a popular rice wine.

  • Chenin Blanc and Wagu beef


    When considering what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


Parking information

Parking can be tough around Tampa 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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