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 (August 2022):
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.
Kolloh Road, Lavington Nairobi, Kenya 15067
Phone: (254) 722 485556
Japanese, Sushi, Asian. (Vegetarian Friendly)
2. Furusato Japanese Restaurant
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.
Ring Road Parklands, Westlands Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (254) 722 488 706
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
3. Sushi Soo Japanese Restaurant
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.co.ke, with fast deliveries in Nairobi.
Oloitoktok Road Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (254) 20 2320000
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean. (Vegetarian Friendly)
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.
Ngong Road Green House, Nairobi Kenya
Phone: (254) 722 530204
Japanese, Sushi, Asian (Vegetarian Friendly)
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.
Mama Ngina Street Corner House, Nairobi - Kenya
Phone: (254) 727 837043
Japanese, Asian (Vegetarian Friendly)