Konichiwa! Fill Up On Sushi, Ramen, And Teppanyaki At Chennai’s Top 10 Japanese Restaurants

Chennai’s bustling food scene has, over the years, made room for cuisines around the world. This includes Japanese food that has enthralled us with its unique flavours and offerings. For sushi and ramen lovers, Chennai restaurants that celebrate these flavours are nothing short of a slice of heaven. Here are the city’s best 10 Japanese restaurants.

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Itadakimasu.

Teppan

When you want your Japanese meal to be served with a side of drama, then, book a table at this Alwarpet restaurant. While we can’t bet on the authenticity of the food, you won’t be disappointed with what’s served on your plate at the live station, where you can watch the chef do his thing. At Teppan, you can choose between their set menus that includes sushi, miso soups, and grilled meats. Or you can go for their a-la-carte offerings.

 

Casual Dining

Teppan

4.2

146, 1st Floor, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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Sushi In A Box

This cheery restaurant serves up what we (and the rest of the world) loves most about Japanese cuisine. The menu stars Hata (black grouper) Sashimi and Ika (cuttlefish) Sashimi. There’s also Ebi (prawn) Tempura and Fish Katsu. Their Donburi offerings  are worth a try too.

Casual Dining

Sushi In A Box

4.3

24, 1st Floor, Opp. Lanson Toyota, Cenotaph Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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Fuji Japanese Restaurant

One of the most-loved Japanese restaurant, Fuji is one of the best culinary establishments in Nandanam. If you want to indulge in deep-fried awesomeness, then, pick the Tonkatsu (crumb-fried pork cutlets) or the Ebi Mayo (fried prawns paired with Aurora sauce). Prefer something light? Then, pick from their sushi rolls (tuna, salmon, or sweet boiled shitake mushroom) or their sashimi offerings.

Casual Dining

Fuji Japanese Restaurant

4.3

10/134, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Chennai

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Pan Asian

When you want a Japanese meal cushioned in luxury, then, this restaurant at ITC Grand Chola will check all the boxes. As the name suggests, the spiffy hotel specialises in pan asian cuisines but they do have robust selection of Japanese dishes. Start off with sashimi or nigiri sushi that feature a variety of ingredients including octopus, yellowtail, fried bean curd and grilled eel. You can also chomp on Cha-Soba (chilled, green tea noodles) and udon noodles.

Fine Dining

Pan Asian - ITC Grand Chola

4.7

ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai

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A2

Located at The Park, A2’s menu includes many Asian delicacies including Japanese. They are known for their top-notch sushi platters. We recommend the A2 Nigri Special that comes with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, red snapper and others. Their Spider Maki (made with soft shell crabs) and and Tuna Tataki with truffle miso and ponzu jelly are worth sinking your teeth into.

Fine Dining

A2 - The Park

The Park, 8th Floor, 601, Near US Embassy, Anna Salai, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Mamagoto

A well-known name in town, Mamagoto has made its name in and out of the city. We love their colourful indie Japanese graffiti but more than that, we love the way the dishes are served, apart from sushi and sashimi, you could go for ramen, udon noodles and fried rice. We love the crips you get with every meal! They have special wasabi plates wh you like to spice up your taste buds. 

Casual Dining

Mamagoto

4.3

Oyster Building, Shop 9, KNK Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Kuuraku

Not only Bamboo decor and yellow lights, Kuuraku in Vadapalani even comes with an attached bar! Some say that you can even take in the essence of a quaint Japanese town in here with a beer in hand. They have interesting cocktails with green tea and litchi as well. Don't forget to try their traditional Japanese beer. Along with it, you could order up some barbeque skewers, teriyaki wings, yakitori or sushi. You could even go for a meal. one of the most interesting things we found is that they have games where you can win your drinks!

Casual Dining

Kuuraku - Green Park Hotel

4.6

Green Park Hotel, Basement, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai

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Hokkaido

Hokkaido in Alwarpet is just all things aesthetically pleasing. With their minimal wooden entrance and their clean finish black cutlery, we can tell you the food is just as satisfying. If you have heard of Japanese food is pretty looking then this place is doing it all the justice for presentation. Apart from that, they have a menu written in both English and Japanese where you can go for different types of seafood salads, natto, soups, sashimi, nigiri, sushi, maki roll, yakitori and even traditional steaks. You were looking to try octopus, you could probably give this place a hit.

Casual Dining

Hokkaido

4.3

Dr. Kamala Manor Building, 3rd Floor, 528, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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Dahlia

Dahlia in Nungambakkam is a favourite among the Japanese expat crowd so if you are looking for some authentic Nihon food then you know where to head to. It may look a little run-down but don't go by the looks of it! It is run by a Japanese couple who serve some soupy ramen and crips tempura. Your lust for seafood will rise after a taste of their sushi and maki collection. They don't have Japanese beer but you could try their non-alcoholic sake in hot or cold form. 
Casual Dining

Dahlia

4.5

Kaveri Complex, 37, Uthamar Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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New Seoul Hotel

They may be known for their Korean delicacies, New Seoul Hotels in Alwarpet has a range of Japanese treats that you just can't miss out on. In their 48 pages menu, you will find all the varieties of maki, sushi, sashimi, nigiri donburi, onigiri and ramen! Not only do they serve fish, prawns and chicken but they have eels and crabs along with tons of vegetarian options. You could go for saucy BBQ or creamy nato curry or even crispy karage

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Casual Dining

New Seoul Hotel

4.3

406, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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