Tucson’s Best Japanese Restaurants:
The top rated Japanese Restaurants in Tucson, AZ are:
- Ikkyu – offers an extensive menu of cooked Japanese fare, sushi, and rolls
- Samurai – serving classic Japanese rice dishes, and noodle soups
- Hana Tokyo – a new Japanese restaurant bringing an array of dishes to Arizona
- Takamatsu – features all-you-can-eat sushi & tableside Korean barbecue
- Sushi Garden – Broadway – is Tucson’s premier sushi destination
Ikkyu Chef Hiro has been serving Japanese cuisine and ramen in Tucson since 1986. He makes all of the dishes, sauces, and ramen soups from scratch. His ramen takes a while to make and is only available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but it’s well worth the wait. All of their visitors at Ikkyu are served traditional Japanese cuisine and are immersed in Japanese culture.
Spicy Tuna Don, Sukiyaki Beef or Chicken, Tofu Don, Ginger Pork, Salmon Bento
“This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in town. Get the spicy Tuna-don. It’s well worth it. Right now seating is patio only but they are quick and do a ton of to-go orders.” – Brian B.
Samurai chefs are experts in preparing authentic and wonderful dishes. Samurai’s staff is committed to providing guests with delicious cuisine made with the finest ingredients available. The Kappamaki, Super Hiro Roll, and Avocado Roll are all rapidly prepared and brought to you. Samurai consistently selects the freshest ingredients available, assuring that each dish is of the highest quality possible.
Yakiniku, Spicy Teri Pork, Vegetable Don, Shrimp Katsu Curry, Tonkotsu Ramen
“Delicious, very good quality, great prices, and service. I love getting takeout and delivery from here, and it’s one of my favorite places to go for Japanese food. I highly recommend the takoyaki, salmon tempura roll, and chicken katsu curry.” – Jen N.
Hana Tokyo is a new Japanese restaurant that serves a diverse range of cuisine to the Arizona community. Their one-of-a-kind specialty sushi rolls will entice your taste buds and have you coming back for more. Allow their skilled hibachi chefs to dazzle you with their talents and appealing personalities.
Hana Tokyo has an eight-page menu to keep you going, not to mention their constant stream of fresh sushi special creations. They are always on the lookout for new talent and hire the greatest chefs from all across the country to ensure that your time at Hana Tokyo is unforgettable.
Garlic Stir-fry Edamame App, Dumpling Soup, Seafood Soba Noodle Soup, Beef Fried Rice
“The sushi is delicious as well as everything else on the menu. The ambiance is very inviting. You could even catch a game or 2 at the bar.” – Alexis P.
Takamatsu has been a family-owned and runs restaurant since 1995 serving traditional Japanese/Korean food. Traditional Japanese dishes are on the menu. The Sushi bar, which seats 40 people, has a diverse menu. The Korean menu offers a wide range of authentic meals, including Korean BBQ, which allows you to prepare tasty meats with all of the traditional sauces and side dishes directly at your table.
Baked Scallop Ca Roll, Smoked Salmon, Spicy Yellowtail Roll, Shrimp Tempura
“Service was exceptional. Food was absolutely delicious and delivered to our table in a timely manner. Such a fun, inviting atmosphere. Most definitely will be going back.” –Monica H.
Sushi Garden – Broadway
Sushi Garden – Broadway has pride in serving only the freshest, most flavorful, and most interesting sushi and Japanese cuisine. Sushi, sashimi, seafood, tempura, teriyaki, vegetarian alternatives, and more are all available. Award-winning and excellent, it has been voted Tucson’s Best Sushi eight times and has won nine Culinary Awards.
Tucson’s most popular sushi restaurant is Sushi Garden. With two convenient locations, your next sushi feast is never far away. They’ve put together a menu with a variety of delicious dishes and innovative sushi rolls.
Beef Dumplings, Crab Cucumber Salad, Pork Ramen Soup, Teriyaki Salmon, Ton Katsu
“A fantastic restaurant which offers consistently good food, service, and atmosphere. While they do offer many classic Asian-inspired dishes, the fresh-made Sushi (go figure) is where this culinary gem really shines. With countless options to chose from, there is bound to be something to satisfy even the most particular palate. If the only reason you haven’t come here is that “you don’t like fish/sushi” do yourself a favor and give it a try. You’ll thank me later.” – Matt F.
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