Best Japanese Restaurants In Dublin

When it comes to authentic Japanese cuisine, you're spoilt for choice in the city. There's a whole lot of sumptuous sushi platters, katsu curries and ramen to get stuck into, from date nights at high-end eateries to group meals at a laidback izakaya. So whether you're in the mood for a quick bite to eat or a luxury omakase menu chosen by talented chefs, you'll find it in our guide to the top Japanese restaurants in Dublin.

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Last updated on 9th May 2024

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Searching for authentic Japanese restaurants in Dublin city centre? They've got it all at Yamamori, from salmon sashimi platters to homemade spinach and shiitake gyozas. This enticing eatery is also home to the popular 'Japas' concept - a Japanese twist on tapas that includes plates like grilled yuzu prawn salad, hot stone wagyu beef and octopus balls. With two main venues in North and South City as well as a smaller izakaya bar to choose from, you can chow down on these delicious bites wherever you are. And if you just can't decide what to get? They've got an omakase selection too.


Looking for the best Japanese restaurant in Dublin? With a focus on high-quality sushi at an affordable price, Musashi boasts six venues across the city, including their North City location. They blend Japanese and Thai cuisines to create tantalising dishes like octopus nigiri, deep-fried tofu in sweet ginger sauce and tempura prawn rolls, many of which cost less than €10 each. There's plenty of premium sake and wine to wash it all down, with bottles to suit every budget.

Zakura Noodle & Sushi

Take seat at one of the traditional wooden tables on offer at Zakura Noodle & Sushi in Portobello, a laidback venue serving up high-quality dishes made from ingredients delivered fresh every morning. Whether you're in the mood for spicy chicken ramen, prawn and garlic gyoza or tofu steak teriyaki, you'll find it on the menu here. And if you're on a budget? You can even bring along your own bottle of wine for just an €8 corkage fee, or beers at €1 per bottle.

Ukiyo Bar & Restaurant

Having been around in Temple Bar since 2004, Ukiyo is has been serving some of the finest Japanese food in the city over the last 20 years. Their relaxed dining area is filled with quirky comic book-style artwork and colourful hanging lampshades, creating a welcoming atmosphere while you enjoy their delicious plates. Think sushi sharing platters, bulgogi beef burgers or Singapore prawn noodles, and you can even finish your meal with a singalong in their private karaoke booth.