Best Japanese restaurants in New York

Check out the top Japanese restaurants in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Angel's Share
1. Angel's Share
host-0host-1host-2
119 local reviews
8 Stuyvesant St, Manhattan
Open · Closes in 29 minutes
+1 212-777-5415
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Kosta
SECRET BAR // SPEAK EASY - a secret bar in Manhattan that the tourists shouldn't know about. Nestled…
Matt + Allie
A cosy cocktail den hidden in the 2nd floor of a Japanese restaurant. Sometimes tough to find a seat with…
Thomas
Tucked away upstairs inside a Japanese restaurant, there's a secret door. Behind it you'll find a bar with…
1. Angel's Share
1. Angel's Share
host-0host-1host-2
119 local reviews
8 Stuyvesant St, Manhattan
Open · Closes in 29 minutes
+1 212-777-5415
Kosta
Kosta
SECRET BAR // SPEAK EASY - a secret bar in Manhattan that the tourists shouldn't know about. Nestled unassumingly behind an unmarked door…
Matt + Allie
Matt + Allie
A cosy cocktail den hidden in the 2nd floor of a Japanese restaurant. Sometimes tough to find a seat with their strict, no-standing policy…
Thomas
Thomas
Tucked away upstairs inside a Japanese restaurant, there's a secret door. Behind it you'll find a bar with murals on the ceiling and amazing…
2. Samurai Mama
2. Samurai Mama
host-0host-1host-2
156 local reviews
205 Grand St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-599-6161
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rebecca
Japanese restaurant that specializes in udon noodles. They have a great lunch special that is affordable for a…
Tasha
Awesome udon-noodle-focused Japanese restaurant where everything is delicious. Dark wood decor with large…
Melanie
Finally a great japanese restaurant with a cool dining experience. Booths mix with large communal tables. The…
2. Samurai Mama
2. Samurai Mama
host-0host-1host-2
156 local reviews
205 Grand St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-599-6161
Rebecca
Rebecca
Japanese restaurant that specializes in udon noodles. They have a great lunch special that is affordable for a lot of food. One of our…
Tasha
Tasha
Awesome udon-noodle-focused Japanese restaurant where everything is delicious. Dark wood decor with large communal table that feels warm and…
Melanie
Melanie
Finally a great japanese restaurant with a cool dining experience. Booths mix with large communal tables. The lunch specials are are a real…
3. OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen
3. OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen
host-0host-1host-2
90 local reviews
150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Minh
This is a tiny Japanese restaurant where they serve a traditional Japanese breakfast in the daytime and ramen…
Aliu
A tiny Japanese restaurant on the Graham Avenue L Train stop with multiple personalities. During the day, it's…
Liz & Kyle
Extremely high quality, tiny Japanese restaurant. "We offer a traditional Ichiju Sansai set meal for breakfast…
3. OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen
3. OKONOMI // YUJI Ramen
host-0host-1host-2
90 local reviews
150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
Minh
Minh
This is a tiny Japanese restaurant where they serve a traditional Japanese breakfast in the daytime and ramen at night. It's a very special…
Aliu
Aliu
A tiny Japanese restaurant on the Graham Avenue L Train stop with multiple personalities. During the day, it's called Okonomi and serves up…
Liz & Kyle
Liz & Kyle
Extremely high quality, tiny Japanese restaurant. "We offer a traditional Ichiju Sansai set meal for breakfast and lunch." = one of the best…
4. Zenkichi
4. Zenkichi
host-0host-1host-2
54 local reviews
77 N 6th St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 718-388-8985
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Rima
Very nice Japanese restaurant for a special occasion. I highly recommend making a reservation and they have…
Sula
Japanese restaurant and quite the romantic spot. Call them and book before you head out there since they do…
Kelsi
Sexy Japanese restaurant where you're curtained into your booth and you've got a little buzzer to call the…
4. Zenkichi
4. Zenkichi
host-0host-1host-2
54 local reviews
77 N 6th St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 718-388-8985
Rima
Rima
Very nice Japanese restaurant for a special occasion. I highly recommend making a reservation and they have three rules: no sushi, no kids,…
Sula
Sula
Japanese restaurant and quite the romantic spot. Call them and book before you head out there since they do get pretty busy.
Kelsi
Kelsi
Sexy Japanese restaurant where you're curtained into your booth and you've got a little buzzer to call the waiter with.
5. Gen
5. Gen
host-0host-1host-2
63 local reviews
659 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-398-3550
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Ingrid
Delicious Japanese restaurant. Less for sushi than for the other items on the menu, the fish is nonetheless…
Tetsuro
Funky little Japanese restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Brunch on weekends.
Jimmy
A great neighborhood Japanese restaurant with frequent specials and tasty sushi.
5. Gen
5. Gen
host-0host-1host-2
63 local reviews
659 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-398-3550
Ingrid
Ingrid
Delicious Japanese restaurant. Less for sushi than for the other items on the menu, the fish is nonetheless fresh, and the short ribs are…
Tetsuro
Tetsuro
Funky little Japanese restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Brunch on weekends.
Jimmy
Jimmy
A great neighborhood Japanese restaurant with frequent specials and tasty sushi.
6. Geido
6. Geido
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
331 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+1 718-638-8866
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Billy
This might be the oldest Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn and a contender for New York (30 years?). Not as…
Valerie
Japanese restaurant with a local atmosphere. I have many great memories here, not only from the excellent…
Felicia
Really good Japanese restaurant. We enjoy the salmon roll special but they have lots of options. You can eat…
6. Geido
6. Geido
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
331 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 12:30 PM
+1 718-638-8866
Billy
Billy
This might be the oldest Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn and a contender for New York (30 years?). Not as great as Hibino in my opinion, but…
Valerie
Valerie
Japanese restaurant with a local atmosphere. I have many great memories here, not only from the excellent food, but also from the fantastic…
Felicia
Felicia
Really good Japanese restaurant. We enjoy the salmon roll special but they have lots of options. You can eat in as well as take out.
7. Suzume
7. Suzume
host-0host-1host-2
111 local reviews
545 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 718-486-0200
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Minh
This is a bustling Japanese restaurant with fantastic food. Can get busy though. Put in your name with the…
Dave
Known for their ramen…. Nice little Japanese restaurant. (You'll walk past the closest Subway stop on the way…
Jazz
Suzume is a Japanese restaurant, known for their delicious salmon ramen and sushi. Food is a bit expensive…
7. Suzume
7. Suzume
host-0host-1host-2
111 local reviews
545 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 718-486-0200
Minh
Minh
This is a bustling Japanese restaurant with fantastic food. Can get busy though. Put in your name with the host and go across the street at…
Dave
Dave
Known for their ramen…. Nice little Japanese restaurant. (You'll walk past the closest Subway stop on the way. Catch the L train into…
Jazz
Jazz
Suzume is a Japanese restaurant, known for their delicious salmon ramen and sushi. Food is a bit expensive but service and quality is…
8. Bozu
8. Bozu
host-0host-1host-2
132 local reviews
296 Grand St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 718-384-7770
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Charles
Excellent Japanese restaurant owned by the same people as Samurai Mama. In addition to sushi and sashimi, it…
Alice
Very nice Japanese restaurant with outside terrace at the back of the restaurant. Great sushis!
Karen
Great Japanese restaurant! The pork belly and sushi bombs are outstanding.
8. Bozu
8. Bozu
host-0host-1host-2
132 local reviews
296 Grand St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 718-384-7770
Charles
Charles
Excellent Japanese restaurant owned by the same people as Samurai Mama. In addition to sushi and sashimi, it also serves Japanese curry. Try…
Alice
Alice
Very nice Japanese restaurant with outside terrace at the back of the restaurant. Great sushis!
Karen
Karen
Great Japanese restaurant! The pork belly and sushi bombs are outstanding.
9. 1 OR 8
9. 1 OR 8
host-0host-1host-2
74 local reviews
66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 718-384-2152
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Danika
Such a wonderful Japanese restaurant. The dishes are beautifully made and delicious. Get the dumplings to…
Alice
Amazing Japanese restaurant! I'd recommend the lobster with grilled vegetables and the gyoza! A bit more…
Matt
Fantastic Japanese restaurant - little expensive. Has super comfy seating though.
9. 1 OR 8
9. 1 OR 8
host-0host-1host-2
74 local reviews
66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 718-384-2152
Danika
Danika
Such a wonderful Japanese restaurant. The dishes are beautifully made and delicious. Get the dumplings to start and go from there. Just a…
Alice
Alice
Amazing Japanese restaurant! I'd recommend the lobster with grilled vegetables and the gyoza! A bit more expensive than the restaurants…
Matt
Matt
Fantastic Japanese restaurant - little expensive. Has super comfy seating though.
10. Ariyoshi
10. Ariyoshi
host-0host-1host-2
16 local reviews
41-13 Queens Blvd, Queens
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-937-3288
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
June
Wonderful Japanese restaurant that has been in the neighborhood for many years. Nice big place with lots of…
Jp
This is your pretty standard Japanese restaurant. Not world-class but they do a good job and it's not too…
Laura
Best Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. Authentic japanese cuisine. Many choice of rolls and lunch…
10. Ariyoshi
10. Ariyoshi
host-0host-1host-2
16 local reviews
41-13 Queens Blvd, Queens
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 718-937-3288
June
June
Wonderful Japanese restaurant that has been in the neighborhood for many years. Nice big place with lots of choices for lunch or dinner. We…
Jp
Jp
This is your pretty standard Japanese restaurant. Not world-class but they do a good job and it's not too expensive.
Laura
Laura
Best Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. Authentic japanese cuisine. Many choice of rolls and lunch specials.
11. Sushi Yasaka
11. Sushi Yasaka
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
251 W 72nd St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 212-496-8460
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Liz
My favorite Japanese Restaurant with reasonable prices and fresh and wonderful food options. It's right next…
Minggu
A great Japanese restaurant. Shrimp Tempura Udon is recommend.
Birgitte
The best Japanese restaurant on the Upper West Side
11. Sushi Yasaka
11. Sushi Yasaka
host-0host-1host-2
34 local reviews
251 W 72nd St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 212-496-8460
Liz
Liz
My favorite Japanese Restaurant with reasonable prices and fresh and wonderful food options. It's right next to the 72nd Street subway…
Minggu
Minggu
A great Japanese restaurant. Shrimp Tempura Udon is recommend.
Birgitte
Birgitte
The best Japanese restaurant on the Upper West Side
12. Morimoto
12. Morimoto
host-0host-1host-2
32 local reviews
88 10th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 212-989-8883
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Nike
Wonderful high end Japanese Restaurant with a contemporary twist.
Kiet
High end Japanese restaurant by chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Kevin
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Japanese restaurant.
12. Morimoto
12. Morimoto
host-0host-1host-2
32 local reviews
88 10th Ave, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 212-989-8883
Nike
Nike
Wonderful high end Japanese Restaurant with a contemporary twist.
Kiet
Kiet
High end Japanese restaurant by chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Kevin
Kevin
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Japanese restaurant.