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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Lakewood

Updated: March 13, 2021

Want to find the best Japanese spots in Lakewood? We created the definitive list of the top Japanese restaurants in Lakewood by assessing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the finest Japanese restaurants in Lakewood below.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

ZEN Ramen & Sushi Burrito

Japanese
Lakewood, Oakwood
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Mama’s Teriyaki

Chinese
Tacoma, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Miyamoto

Japanese
Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Fujiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

THEKOI Japanese Cuisine

Japanese
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Joy Teriyaki

Japanese
Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Sapporo Steakhouse University Place

Japanese
University Place
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Asian
Tacoma, South Tacoma
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Happy Teriyaki - Tacoma

Asian
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Moshi Moshi

Asian
Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, 10779 Lakewood restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma. 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. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for pork katsu

    Experts suggest pairing a pork katsu with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering how to best enjoy your soba noodles, we would highlight how well a glass of Sake complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Pair Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc

    To elevate your Wagu beef experience, we recommend some Chenin Blanc to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine fights the fattiness with acidity.

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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