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19 Best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane | Man of Many
Sake Restaurant and bar is known for its modern style and delicately curated dishes that will have you relishing not only in its aesthetics but also its intricate flavours. Take a seat at one of the traditional sunken tables and get ready for a Japanese feast. The menu includes à la carte and banquet menus plus Omakase, where you leave yourself in the expert hands of the chef.
1. Saké Restaurant & Bar
Honto is a bit of a find with its tucked away location but it’s definitely worth the trip into Fortitude Valley. Just head through the black door on Matt Blatt loading dock and you’ll find a tasteful and minimalistic setting for some delicious Japanese cuisine. Honto blends classics with a reimagining of what Japanese cooking is and can be.
2. Honto
Here at this South Brisbane Japanese Restaurant, you’ll find steaming hot ramen, flavour-filled handmade gyoza and perfectly fried and seasoned karaage. Izakana-ya Okuman is all about the flavour and feel of Japan. Grab a seat near the kitchen and you can even watch the chefs do their thing.
3. Izakana-ya Okuman
Sono happens to be one of the best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane just for its views of the Brisbane River alone. Its elegant menu only adds to its prestige dining experience, complete with private tatami rooms, teppenyaki tables and a sushi bar. If that’s not enough, the cellar is packed with 1800 wines.
4. Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
Hosokawa is all about freshness and traditional Japanese flavours. The whole restaurant in fact has an authentic atmosphere compared to the bigger more well-known fine dining places. This is the place to come if you want straight Japanese food with no twists or fusions, just good solid traditional food, which makes it one of the best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane.
5. Hosokawa
Head on over to Brisbane’s Chinatown and take a seat at one of Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants, Wagaya. The perfect spot for a bit of lunch or dinner with friends with super affordable prices and delicious Japanese cuisine. Bento boxes, ramen, hotpots and sushi are just some of their delicious offerings.
Set over two levels, Yoko Dining offers up some energetic Izakaya vibes with drinks, music and of course delicious Japanese food. Featuring a hibachi charcoal grill, the menu at Yoko is heavy on seafood with smoke and char. A fresh and fun Japanese restaurant for a nice and easy boozy lunch or a bawdy night out.
7. Yoko Dining
Want a bit of personalisation with your sushi, then Sushi Kenzen is the answer. The team at Sushi Kenzen will craft and roll your sushi right before your eyes. Choose to have your sushi rolled or in a bowl, pick your own ingredients from salmon, beef, tuna, sauces and toppings and voila!
8. Sushi Kenzen
The authentic taste of Japan can be found right here in Brisbane at Mizu Japanese Restaurant. Fresh local ingredients are used to create delicious Japanese delicacies along with sake tasting, cooking classes and even origami classes for kids making this one of the best Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane.
9. Mizu Japanese Restaurant
Bishamon Japanese Restaurant is family-owned and has been serving the Brisbane community tasty Japanese food for 16 years. At the heart of Spring Hill and just a hop, skip and a jump from the CBD, you can expect authentic and delicious dishes from the extensive menu.
10. Bishamon Japanese Restaurant
Bird’s Nest Restaurant offers a menu bursting with Japanese flavours using locally sourced and imported ingredients. They offer Japanese bowl dishes, side dishes and skewers of fried, grilled and braised meats cooked over charcoal served with ice cold Asahi beer.
11. Bird’s Nest Restaurant
Izakaya Goku West End is a laid-back and inviting place to sample the small plates of Japanese dishes and drinks. Perfect for an after-work get-together or a night out dining. They offer up bold little dishes like fried karaage and gyoza and Japanese Sake and beers
12. Izakaya Goku West End
From humble beginnings back in 2008, Sushi Kotobuki has grown from strength to strength over the years and is a local favourite in East Brisbane. Serving up quality Japanese Cuisine with contemporary twists makes Sushi Kotobuki a great place to get your sushi fix.
13. Sushi Kotobuki
Moga is based on the style of the Japanese Izakaya where small dishes are served in order to be shared or eaten alone accompanied by lashings of beer, wine and cocktails. Featuring a robata grill and fresh sashimi, Moga is the perfect spot for some Japanese delicacies.
14. Moga Izakaya & Sushi
If a sizzling fire in your face and having food flung at you from across the room is your thing, then head to Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant for an experience you won’t forget. Dining here is an adventure and a whole lot of fun. If Teppanyaki is a bit to adventurous then the a la carte menu is full of delicious authentic Japanese dishes to try.
15. Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant
Hikari is a 50 seater eatery is the perfect place for an intimate dinner of delicious Japanese-style tapas and drinks. Impeccably presented and flavourful, you can order tasting dishes to share or main meals and sides along with delicious sake and Japanese beer and wines.
16. Hikari
For something a little different, head over to Yuzu & Co in Milton. The Japanese Restaurant has been keeping locals fed since 2017 and offers some wonderfully unique dishes lovingly prepared by chef Kuldeep Singh. Think brie cheese tempura, soft shell crab burgers and more.
17. Yuzu & Co Japanese Restaurant Milton
Since 2011, Mitoki Japanese Modern Tapas has been serving up some innovative and tasty Japanese dishes. From succulent Wagyu steak to perfectly fresh sashimi you won’t be disappointed after a visit to Mitoki. Plus they have a massive sake selection for your pleasure.
18. Mitoki Japanese Modern Tapas
Ku-O Japanese restaurant is a quaint little Japanese eatery with a not-so-quaint menu. It’s worth the trip to Sunnybank for its delicious dishes bursting with Japanese flavours, you definitely won’t be disappointed after a meal at Ku-O.
19. KU-O Japanese Restaurant
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