List of Japanese restaurants

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Prime Minister Abe and President Obama at Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo, in April 2014

This is a list of notable Japanese restaurants. Japanese cuisine is the food—ingredients, preparation and way of eating—of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, each in its own utensil, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. Japan has many simmered dishes such as fish products in broth called oden, or beef in sukiyaki and nikujaga.

Japanese restaurants[edit]

A chef preparing a dinner at a Benihana restaurant
A bento meal at a HokBen restaurant
Various foods at a Matsugen restaurant
"Paper steamboat" is a Sakae Sushi dish

Types of restaurants[edit]

  • Conveyor belt sushi – a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt or moat that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and counter seat
  • Izakaya – an informal Japanese gastropub
  • Robatayaki – a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which items of food on skewers are slow-grilled over hot charcoal
  • Ryōtei – a type of luxurious traditional Japanese restaurant. Traditionally they only accept new customers by referral and feature entertainment by geishas, but in modern times this is not always the case
  • Teppanyaki – a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food

See also[edit]


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  11. ^ Sukiyabashi Jiro website
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  13. ^ 鮨 すきやばし 次郎 [Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro]. Roppongi Hills website (in Japanese). Mori Building Co., Ltd. 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
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