10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Dublin, Ireland

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Everybody knows that Dublin is a beautiful city but not everyone knows about the high-quality Japanese cuisine you can find here. Teppanyaki, sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, udon, yakitori, tempura vegetables, soba, and bento boxes are just some of the favorite Japanese dishes people can experience in Dublin, Ireland along with sake and Japanese whiskey. Japanese cuisine has been getting more and more popular in Dublin. In consequence, there are so many Japanese restaurants today that it is hard to choose one. You are going to love exploring Dublin’s Japanese cuisine scene! Do you love sushi but are dining with someone doesn’t like raw fish? No problem–customers can also find bento boxes and other traditional Japanese cooked dishes like beef or rice bowls and pickled vegetables. This list of the best Japanese restaurants in Dublin, Ireland will make your search easier.

1. Banyi Japanese Dining

Dragon Roll

Posted by Banyi Japanese Dining on Tuesday, 7 May 2013

At Banyi Japanese Dining, the rolls are amazing and the atmosphere is, too. Dinner reservations are advised, especially if you are planning to come here during the weekend. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant. Their staff is very friendly and always ready to satisfy their clientele. Customers can also order delivery with Deliveroo and Uber Eats so they can for an amazing Japanese meal at home. First-time diners will surely be impressed!

Banyi Japanese Dining

Address: 4 Bedford Row, Dublin, Ireland 2

Website: Banyi Japanese Dining

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 9:45pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10:15pm

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2. Zakura Noodle & Sushi Restaurant

Zakura Thursday Lunch Bento Special ~Bento Box~ €9.50 Pork Spare Ribs Nikujaga Beef Chef Selection Sushi 2pcs Steamed...

Posted by Zakura Noodle & Sushi on Friday, 14 June 2019

Zakura Sushi & Noodle is located in the heart of Wexford Street and Camden Street. The restaurant is very elegant and they are known for using the freshest ingredients. This place is great for dinner parties! They have a great selection of sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodle, and rice dishes that are very popular with their customers. They also do takeout service to compliment the perfect movie night at home with your significant other. You will only find the most authentic versions of these dishes at Zakura Sushi & Noodle.

Zakura Noodle & Sushi Restaurant

Address: 13 Wexford Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Website: Zakura Noodle & Sushi Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12pm - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 12pm- 11pm

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3. Musashi Noodle & Sushi Bar

Lunchtime doesn't get much better than this! Eat in or take away! ?@brad_astrophysics

Posted by Musashi Noodles & Sushi BAR on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

This amazing restaurant has friendly staff and an amazing variety of noodles. Their sushi is freshly made per order, which guarantees your taste buds the best experience possible. Customers can order take away but we encourage you to order in so you can enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. This place has a modern feel to it which attracts a lot of young people. Musashi Noodle & Sushi Ba is a Dubliners’ favourite. You and your friends are going to love this place just like everyone else!

Musashi Noodle & Sushi Ba

Address: 15 capel St, Dublin, Ireland 1

Website: Musashi Noodle & Sushi Ba

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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4. Fujiyama Sushi Restaurant

Posted by Fujiyama Restaurant on Saturday, 18 May 2019

This cozy restaurant has delicious food and generous portions that satisfy their customers. They also have a great selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, which people love. Their customers come from every part of town to taste their food. There is plenty of parking available near the restaurant. All of their dishes are so good that everyone should experience Fujiyama Sushi at least once in your time in Dublin!

Fujiyama Sushi Restaurant

Address: 11/11a O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland 1

Website: Fujiyama Sushi Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12pm - 10:30pm; Thu - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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5. Yamamori Izakaya Sake Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This amazing restaurant has a great whisky bar and an outstanding sake selection that attracts a lot of people. Customers can take try single servings of their choice and draw comparisons between the different flavors and the regions. This restaurant is perfect for classy bachelor’s and bachelorette’s parties. You can also come with coworkers for a few drinks after work. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy a live DJ at their lounge who plays the latest hits so you can dance all night long. However, access to the whisky bar is not permitted for guests under the age of 21 after 10pm. Don’t worry you can still try their amazing nigiri!

Yamamori Izakaya Sake Bar

Address: 12/13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin.2, Ireland

Website: Yamamori Izakaya Sake Bar

Opening hours:Sun - Wed: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Thu: 5:30pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 11:30pm

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6. Kokoro Sushi Bento

Kokoro Sushi Party

Posted by Kokoro Sushi Bento on Saturday, 4 February 2012

Delicious bento boxes, temaki, sushi wraps, and sushi rolls are just some of the specialties at Kokoro. The restaurant is located near a great number of bars, museums, and theaters. It is great for that special date night you’ve been planning for weeks! It is recommended that you make a reservation before you go so you can get a great table without waiting because this place gets packed fast. You are going to love their food so much that you will want to come here at least once a week!

Kokoro Sushi Bento

Address: 19 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Website: Kokoro Sushi Bento

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 7pm

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7. Aoshima Sushi & Grill

Ring in the weekend at Aoshima, and don't forget we welcome you to bring your own booze. Details below ? Only €6 corkage for wine and €1 for bottles of beer.?? Call us on (01) 278 1278 to book!

Posted by Aoshima Sushi&Grill on Friday, 28 June 2019

The three owner-chefs have over ten years of experience in Japanese cuisine. The restaurant specializes in authentic traditional tapas and okonomiyaki, which are famous street food in Japan. Aoshima is the only place in Dublin that serves okonomiyaki. They serve spicy tuna temaki, chili squid, tuna avocado temaki, chicken katsu roll, eel avocado temaki, and ebi tempura masago temaki. The chef really pays attention to the presentation of the dishes which makes every plate that comes out of the kitchen extra special and beautiful. The food here is very tasty!

Aoshima Sushi & Grill

Address: 3 Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan Dublin14, Dublin, Ireland

Website: Aoshima Sushi & Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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8. Takara Ramen & Deli Sushi Bar

Special bento today - Prawn Skewer, chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, 2pcs sushi and miso soup?

Posted by Takara Ramen & Deli Sushi Bar on Monday, 22 July 2019

Takara has futomaki, hosomaki, nigiri, and large sushi sets for your next event that will leave your guests impressed. They have fresh fish every day and delightful hot dishes for our customers. Takara Ramen & Deli Sushi Bar has a strict policy against leftovers. No leftovers are reused for the creation of new dishes, which preserves the integrity of the sushi. Customers can also order online or make a reservation through their amazing website. People can find plenty of street parking near the restaurant so you don’t have to worry about expensive parking lots. People love this place for its convenience and its food!

Takara Ramen & Deli Sushi Bar

Address: 37 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Website: Takara Ramen & Deli Sushi Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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9. Tippenyaki Restaurant Rathmines

Posted by Tippenyaki Restaurant - Rathmines on Thursday, 15 November 2018

In this restaurant, you can enjoy teppanyaki and sushi made with the best ingredients in Dublin. They are famous for serving very generous portions so come hungry. Additionally, they are the winners of the Food Award Ireland, which is a very prestigious award given to the best restaurants in the city. The restaurant has a kids’ menu so you can bring the whole family. They also have a nice early bird menu with gyoza, prawn tempura, salmon, duck, and shrimp so you can save money and enjoy their food at the same time. How cool is that?

Tippenyaki Restaurant Rathmines

Address: 39 Castlewood Ave, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland

Website: Tippenyaki Restaurant Rathmines

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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10. Japanese Kitchen by J2 Sushi

Posted by Japanese Kitchen by J2 Sushi on Monday, 25 February 2019

Japanese Kitchen by J2 Sushi has a romantic-modern feel that makes guests want to come back every week. We recommend this place for birthdays, fancy dates, anniversaries and special occasions. Customers can make reservations online in order to save time. This place is famous for their seared prawn nigiri and other special sushi. They also offer miso soup which is perfect for a rainy Dublin evening, and an excellent wakame salad that has all of their costumers talking about this special place. Yummy!

Japanese Kitchen by J2 Sushi

Address: 1 Poolbeg Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2, Ireland

Website: Japanese Kitchen by J2 Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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Japanese flavors in Dublin

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Visiting Guinness Storehouse Factory, the Spire of Dublin, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Ha’penny Bridge are some of the things that tourists like to do while in Dublin. However, after you go to all of these magnificent places and enjoy an Irish Stew, a barmbrack, a black pudding, a boxty, or a cottage pie, you can explore Japanese cuisine in Dublin. The food is truly amazing in this city but the beverages are equally magnificent! Any of these restaurants will transport your mind to Japan while you are vacationing miles away in Dublin.

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