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Best Japanese Restaurants

Broiled miso black cod at Tsujita LA, one of the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Los Angeles

Most people think of sushi when Japanese food comes to mind, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Teriyaki, sukiyaki, yakitori, tempura, robata, ramen and udon are some of the specialties you may find at the places featured on these lists of the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in various cities in America.

Where to Find the Best Japanese Food:

New York

Orange County


San Francisco

Virginia Suburbs (DC)

Learn how to order Japanese food like a pro

Japanese Food Terms
Don't know your tamari from your toro? Have no fear. Learn how to order sushi, takoyaki and other delicacies like a pro with GAYOT's guide to Japanese Food Terms.

Educate yourself about Japanese food terms


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.