Restaurants

Japanese in City West & Charlottenburg

Mr Hai Kabuki

Purists can stick to classic nigiri and maki but Mr Hai is mostly about expanding your sushi horizon. Unconventional morsels, composed like little works of art, are delivered kaiten-style (via conveyor belt). Some o…
Japanese in Scheunenviertel

Zenkichi

Tokyo meets Berlin via Brooklyn at this lantern-lit basement izakaya, which serves faithful gourmet Japanese fare and supreme sake in cosy booths shielded by wooden bamboo blinds for extra privacy. Opt for the seaso…
Japanese in Historic Mitte

Ishin

Look beyond the cafeteria-style get-up to sushi glory for minimal prices. Combination platters are ample and affordable, especially during happy hour (all day Wednesday and Saturday, until 4pm on other days). If you…
Japanese in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Udon Kobo Ishin

The simple goodness of a big, steaming bowl of chewy udon noodles (made in the open kitchen), swimming in a fragrant broth and topped with shiitakes, tofu, chicken, radishes, fish – what have you – is celebrated at …
Japanese in Historic Mitte

Ishin

The ambience is a bit ho-hum but who cares if the sushi is super-fresh, the rice bowls generously topped with fish or meat, and the green tea free and bottomless. Prices drop a bit during happy hour (all day Wednesd…
Japanese in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Cocolo Ramenbar

For some of Berlin’s top Japanese noodles, follow locals to this lantern-lit canal-side charmer. Its hearty soups based on richly flavoured pork broth are filled with homemade noodles and fresh vegetables. In fine w…
Japanese in Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

Steelshark

At this hole in the wall tucked into a hidden corner in the Nikolaiviertel, all morsels are carefully assembled and feature thick cuts of fresh fish and perfectly cooked rice. The selection is mostly classic, but th…
Japanese in Hamburg

Matsumi

Celebrated sushi chef Hideaki Morita creates excellent Japanese fare at this 2nd-floor restaurant where virtually everything is unassuming, except for the food. Besides sushi, there are various teriyaki grills, a be…
Japanese in Erfurt

Gingko

Behind an unassuming storefront tucked away in a side street off Domplatz, you'll find this purveyor of authentic Japanese sushi, run by the engaging Mr and Mrs Saburi. Their story is a fascinating one: be sure to e…
Japanese in Düsseldorf

Restaurant Takumi

All you need to know about this seeming hole-in-the-wall is that you'll find a good portion of Düsseldorf's expat Japanese community here lined up for some of Germany's best noodle soups. The ramen noodles are made …