Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Midtown

Totto Ramen

There might be another two branches in Midtown, but purists know that neither beats the tiny, 20-seat original. Write your name and number of guests on the clipboard and wait your turn. Your reward: extraordinary ra…
Top Choice Japanese in Haʻiku

Nuka

One of Maui’s best dining options marries a traditional Japanese restaurant with a jazzy cafe, offering the classics, such as sushi and tempura, alongside exotic rolls and otsumami (tapas). From the menus to the dec…
Top Choice Sushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? At O Ya, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from honey truffle sauce to banana pepper mousse. Salmon tataki is topped wit…
Top Choice Sushi in Upper East Side

Tanoshi

It’s not easy to snag one of the 20 stools at Tanoshi, a wildly popular sushi spot. The setting may be humble, but the flavors are simply magnificent, which might include Hokkaido scallops, Atlantic shad or mouthwat…
Top Choice Japanese in Market District, Clarksville & North Austin

Uchiko

Not content to rest on his Uchi laurels, chef Tyson Cole opened this North Lamar restaurant that describes itself as 'Japanese farmhouse dining.' But we're here to tell you, it's hard to imagine being treated to fan…
Top Choice Sushi in Hilo

Takenoko Sushi

Reserve a spot at this superb eight-seat sushi bar a year in advance. For the long wait, you're treated to the upper echelon of Japanese cuisine, with top-quality fish (mostly flown fresh from Japan), a spotlessly c…
Top Choice Ramen in Salt Lake City

Tosh's Ramen

Ecstasy by the steaming oversized bowl, Tosh's ramen comes with silken broth and crunchy sprouts, topped with a poached egg if you like it that way. It couldn't get more authentic. Try to carve out some room for an …
Top Choice Japanese in Hulopoʻe & Manele Bays

Nobu

The Four Seasons features a branch of the worldwide chain of vaunted high-end Japanese sushi restaurants that just happen to be favorites of Larry Ellison. Newly redesigned, the dining and bar area is on a broad, mi…
Top Choice Japanese in Hilo

Restaurant Kenichi

For delicious, untouristy dining, Kenichi has it all: Japanese comfort food, high-volume flavor, cheerful staff and a simple dining room crowded with locals. Favorites include steaming ramen bowls made with house da…
Top Choice Japanese in Waikiki

Marukame Udon

Everybody loves this Japanese noodle shop, which is so popular there is often a line stretching down the sidewalk. Watch those thick udon noodles get rolled, cut and boiled fresh right in front of you, then stack mi…