List of the Top 5 Best Japanese Restaurants in Nairobi

We outline the best Japanese restaurants in Nairobi, focused on top rated restaurants that bring out the Japanese food culture that is revered globally for its exquisite cuisine.

While the Japanese food culture is diverse and complex, the one thing that remains constant is the quality of the food. From hearty pasta dishes to delicate desserts, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Japanese cuisine.

Below is an updated list of the best Japanese restaurants in Nairobi (June 2023):

1. Tokyo Restaurant

Tokyo Restaurant Nairobi

Tokyo Restaurant Nairobi

Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 20 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. The founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business.

Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country.

The restaurant is located on Kolloh Road, Lavington, which is the main and only branch, and features a traditional Sushi Bar, a separate Teppanyaki area and a fully loaded cocktail bar.

Probably the very best Japanese eatery in Kenya, Tokyo Restaurant boasts a spacious garden with ample playground space for children, a well equipped karaoke room and secure and ample parking within the grounds.

If you are looking for the best Japanese dining experience in Nairobi for your getaway with family and friends, consider Tokyo Restaurant, an authentic Japanese restaurant that offers great service and delicious foods that are fairly priced.

2. Furusato Japanese Restaurant

Furusato Japanese Restaurant

Furusato Japanese Restaurant – Ring Road, Parklands

Furusato is a full-service Japanese restaurant that offers exceptional services and serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Here you will get the best Japanese meals.

Located off Ring Road in Westlands in Nairobi, it’s a venue like no other: you can enjoy lunchtime with colleagues or evenings with friends virtually any day of the week.

If you are looking for the best Japanese cuisine in Kenya, get to Furusato Restaurant, offering 6 Teppanyaki tables, served by the best chefs with excellent culinary talents and knife skills.

3. Sushi Soo Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Soo Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Soo Japanese Restaurant – Kileleshwa.

Sushi Soo is one of the best and most popular Japanese restaurants in Nairobi, a place that will definitely satiate your appetite for Japanese and Korean cuisine. Sample your favorite Sushi, Teppanyaki or an assortment of Korean signature dishes.

Situated off Oloitoktok Road in Kileleshwa, Sushi Soo’s set up is ambient and serene and the perfect place to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.

Sushi Soo Goong Restaurant also offers catering and delivery services on several online shopping platforms. For instance, Karaage – chicken meatballs are available at Ksh 1,190 from yum, with fast deliveries in Nairobi.

4. Misono Japanese Restaurant

Misono Japanese Restaurant

Misono Japanese Restaurant – Ngong Road Green House, Nairobi

Of all the best Japanese Restaurants in Nairobi and Kenya at large, Misono brings out the ultimate Japanese dining experience, both authentic & localized.

The Japanese food culture is world renowned for its delicious cuisine, and at Misono you get a real feeling of the creative yet simple nature of Japanese cuisine and philosophy, a perfect eatery with a guaranteed rich oriental dining experience.

At Misono you are treated to several themed sceneries, from the sushi bars exacting knifes, and the trepan Chef’s flying rice, to the savoring sips of Japanese whisky in the bar overlooking the hinterland’s golden sunset. They are distinct offerings that can be enjoyed independently or in a series to suit your needs.

5. Teriyaki Japan

Teriyaki Japanese Restaurant

Teriyaki Japanese Restaurant – Two Rivers Mall, River front

Teriyaki Japan is another popular Japanese restaurant in Nairobi, in fact one of the most recognized for Japanese Cuisine in Kenya. It’s a fast food restaurant boasting a stylish look, with several menu items grilled and glazed with Teriyaki sauce.

Located at Mama Ngina Street and at Two Rivers Mall, River front, Teriyaki offers Dine inn services, Take-aways and Deliveries with popular meals like Salted Fried Chicken costing as low as Ksh 200.

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