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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Tampa

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the best Japanese food in Tampa? We created the definitive list of the best Japanese restaurants by examining the top restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Scroll down to easily compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours.

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Chop Chop Shop

Asian
Tampa, South Seminole Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Matoi Sushi

Korean
Tampa, Bon Air North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Poké Falls

Hawaiian
Tampa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi Cafe

Japanese
Tampa, West Meadows
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi House

Japanese
Tampa, Historic Ybor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sus Hi Eatstation

Asian
Tampa, University Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Ichiban Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Japanese
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

I ai Sushi

Japanese
Tampa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Tampa

Japanese
Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Kuchi Sushi & Hibachi

Japanese
Tampa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 7399 restaurants, and 266 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, Hoodline and USA Today. The restaurants you see have been featured in Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Tampa, Hoodline - Here are Tampa's top 4 Japanese spots and USA Today - Best Sushi in Tampa. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for soba noodles

    Experts often pair soba noodles with a glass of Sake, a popular rice wine.

  • Chenin Blanc and Wagu beef


    When considering what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


Parking information

Parking can be tough around Tampa To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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