Top choice japanese in Panama City

For authentic Japanese food prepared by a Tokyo chef, this unassuming alleyside restaurant is pay dirt. While Hikaru serves good sushi and sashimi, you would be amiss not to sample the ramen noodles, prepared in a complex, buttery broth, or takoyaki (melt-in-your-mouth octopus fritters). Start with a cold Sapporo beer and some edamame in rock salt. Reservations recommended for dinner.