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The 7 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Tacoma

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Tacoma? These are the top Japanese venues in town. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Tacoma.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushido

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Fujiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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THEKOI Japanese Cuisine

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Gari of Sushi

Japanese, $$, TacomaJapanese, $$Tacoma, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

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

Moshi Moshi

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

If you travel further

Sapporo Steakhouse University Place

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

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 restaurants in Tacoma, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from experts at Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Three Best Rated - Best Sushi in Tacoma and Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacomawe’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. 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

  • Go for Sake with soba noodles

    To elevate your soba noodles experience, we recommend some Sake to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.

  • Chenin Blanc with your 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.


  • The perfect match for pork katsu

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


Parking tips

Parking can be tough around Tacoma 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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