Below is a list of the top and leading Japanese Restaurants in Tampa. To help you find the best Japanese Restaurants located near you in Tampa, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tampa’s Best Japanese Restaurants:
The top-rated Japanese Restaurants in Tampa, FL are:
- Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant – founded back in 1995 featuring authentic Japanese dishes
- Koto Japanese Steak House – serves the finest and freshest Japanese and Asian dishes
- Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar – takes pride in serving the latest Japanese culinary creations
- Izakaya Tori – offers delicious and memorable Japanese dining options
- Origami Sushi – serves the freshest sushi and most selective rolls for reasonable prices
Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant
Yoko’s Japanese Restaurant was founded back in 1995 featuring authentic Japanese dishes. They have been serving traditional Japanese cuisines with their own modern flair. They are an award-winning Japanese restaurant that features over 25 sushi flavors. In addition, they have been awarded as one of Tampa’s Best Japanese Restaurants for 4 years. Furthermore, the restaurant is proud to offer its valued customers classic Japanese entrees with more contemporary sushi selections.
They serve a variety of authentic Japanese dishes and fresh sushi selections. Moreover, they serve Rainbow Roll, caterpillar roll, and Blue Moon roll. They also have snapper sushi, tempura rolls, and Sunomono Roll options.
Address: 3217 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: (813) 835-4311
”This is a very good sushi spot in south Tampa. Convenient location with plenty of parking. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu is fairly simple but the food is very high quality. I held out on the 5th star because they didn’t have some of the non-standard items like fatty tuna or uni. I’ll be back and could upgrade this rating.” – Christian Jones
Koto Japanese Steak House
Koto Japanese Steak House serves the finest and freshest Japanese and Asian dishes. They have been established in the community for over 10 years and counting. With their goal to serve good quality food, they only make their dishes using finely sourced ingredients. Moreover, they also enjoy presenting clients with the flaming presentations of Hibachi artistry by their skilled chefs. Their chefs are happy to serve food right before their client’s eyes.
The restaurant provides a broad selection of specialty sushi and rolls. They have Futomaki role, Osake Hako-sushi, and Hamachi sushi rolls. Furthermore, they also have Tamago rolls and soft shell crab tempura.
Japanese dishes, sake
Address: 533 S Howard Ave #4, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 964-6808
”Definitely the best Hibachi place near downtown! Although they did seem quite understaffed on Valentine’s Day, I can’t blame them because all restaurants are feeling that currently. I can say that the service was excellent and our food tasted great! ” – David Orlando
Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar
Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar takes pride in serving the latest Japanese culinary creations. Their dishes are paired with their in-house fermented sake which is like no other. Moreover, their dishes are personally curated daily to fit the palate of their customers. With over 10 years in business, they bring in perfected sushi dishes, rolls, and sake. Their team of chefs also dedicates effort and time to bringing in the best Japanese dishes possible.
They have a wide array of premium and authentic sushi selections. Furthermore, these include smoked salmon sushi, scallop sushi, and spicy conch sushi. They also serve sake and Tsubugai.
Japanese cuisine, sushi, omelet, sake
Address: 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 242-6688
“HUGE shoutout to Marilyn for making our dinner extra special. Your effervescence elevated our time there. The sushi was out of control. We ordered so many rolls and not one missed the mark on freshness and presentation.” – Rich
Izakaya Tori offers delicious and memorable Japanese dining options. The restaurant has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi options, excellent service, and friendly staff. Their team of skilled Japanese chefs brings in unique flavors and tastes with their unique selection of ingredients for their sushi. Furthermore, they are known for their modernized interpretation of classic authentic Japanese dishes. In addition, they guarantee clients that they only make use of the highest quality fresh ingredients.
The restaurant features an all-day menu of Japanese cuisine essentials. They serve sushi, meat skewers, and grilled fish and squid. Moreover, they also have spicy cups, sushi rolls, and fried sushi rolls.
sushi, Japanese food
Address: 310 S Dale Mabry Hwy #160, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 875-4842
”Authentic Japan! Great decor, exceptional service and REAL Japanese food. The fries were hot and fresh. The beef curry was seasoned perfectly and the eel and scallop skewers were excellent. Everything reminded us of being in Japan, especially the friendly service. The green tea tiramisu was a delightful surprise.. loved it.” – Coach Mozer
Origami Sushi serves the freshest sushi and most selective rolls for reasonable prices. They have provided the freshest sushi and the most delectable Japanese dishes to all their local customers. With their creative, professional, and entertaining team, they guarantee a memorable dining experience with them. In addition, their dishes are all made from locally-sourced ingredients. Furthermore, they have been the go-to Japanese restaurant for over 15 years and counting.
They have a wide selection of premium sushi rolls and meat Rangoon. Moreover, they serve Mexican Roll, crab meat Rangoon, and Rainbow rolls. They also serve food in Hibachi style with aesthetic cooking areas.
Japanese dishes, ramen
Address: 3615 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 878-2145
”An unique approach to sushi. The menu offers a wide variety of rolls that are not typical of your average sushi bar. The rice was cooked to perfection and the seafood was fresh and delectable.” – Grizzly Alfredo
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.