Ramen is a one of the keystone meals in Japanese cuisine.

Japanese cuisine has established itself as a prominent and thriving presence in the Las Vegas valley. It’s captivated locals and tourists alike with its amazing flavors, artful presentations, and diverse culinary offerings. In fact, our city boasts a variety of Japanese restaurants, ranging from homey Japanese curry locations to intimate sushi bars to lavish teppanyaki establishments. This top eight Japanese restaurants list compiles some of the cities best establishments that won’t break the bank.

A Big Staple In Las Vegas

Sushi holds a special place within the Japanese restaurant scene in Vegas. Sushi bars have a great environment where guests can savor meticulously crafted dishes. They’re fantastic for having a meal with friends, bringing a date, lunch meetings, or even solo meals. They also provide the ability to share an intimate setting where patrons can witness the chef’s skills firsthand. Even being able to converse with them if you so well please.

Everybody Loves A Teppanyaki Performance

Sin City’s known for our lively teppanyaki restaurants, where skilled chefs entertain guests with dazzling culinary performances. Patrons gather around a shared grill table and are treated to a spectacle of expert knife skills. For instance, there’s flaming onion volcanoes, sizzling dishes, and if you’re lucky, you might’ve even catch a shrimp or two flung your way. They can be a bit on the pricier side, but the unique experience is well worth it.

Creative, Delicious, and Expanding

The Japanese restaurant scene in Vegas is diverse, vibrant, and constantly evolving. It also offers a wealth of options to satisfy every palate and dining preference. Each location has their own distinctive atmosphere. The décor, the music, and the different scents can give you an memorable feeling that can turn any foodie into a fan.

The cost of meals are around $10 to $40 per person at these locations.
Call ahead if you’re planning to visit any location during busy hours.

Check out our content writer Jordan’s favorite menu items:

  • #8 Hachi - Japanese Yakitori Izakaya

    Address: 3410 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

    Hours: Opens Daily 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

    Jordan’s Order: I tend to get the unagi bowl, a side order of gyoza and a seaweed salad. Afterward, I’ll order a couple of duck with balsamic vinegar skewers from the yakitori menu.

  • #7 Chanko Shabu & Izakaya

    Address: 5808 Spring Mountain Rd #103, Las Vegas, NV 89146

    Hours: Open Sun-Thurs from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Jordan’s Order: A Hamburger Steak Bento Box is a very nice comfort meal. It’s perfect for ordering for your lunch break or to bring home and eat while watching a show.

  • #6 Top Sushi & Oyster

    Address: 4500 Sunset Rd #36, Henderson, NV 89014
    9830 S Las Vegas Blvd #100, Las Vegas, NV 89183

    Hours: Open Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: There are two All You Can Eat (AYCE) courses, so decide if you want to spend extra for premium items. I start my AYCE orders with all my favorite nigiri: Garlic Tuna, Garlic Salmon, Fresh Water Eel, and Tamago. An order of Gyoza from the appetizers. A Towing Sashimi Poki from the no rice rolls. A full Lemon Salmon Roll, a full Dancing Eel Roll, and half of a Spicy Tataki Roll.

  • #5 Sushi Mon

    Address: Zen Curry House – 5020 Spring Mountain Rd #1, Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Zen Curry House Express – 7835 S Rainbow Blvd #9, Las Vegas, NV 89139
    Zen Curry Dining – 225 W Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

    Hours: Open Sun-Thurs from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: I tend to order one of two things. Either, a Large Curry Plate with White Rice and Pork Tenders at Spice Lv.7-8 or a Katsu-Don bowl. Both are filling and pleasant flavor experiences.

  • #4 Zen Curry House / Zen Curry House Express / Zen Curry Dining

    Address: Zen Curry House – 5020 Spring Mountain Rd #1, Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Zen Curry House Express – 7835 S Rainbow Blvd #9, Las Vegas, NV 89139
    Zen Curry Dining – 225 W Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

    Hours: Open Sun-Thurs from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: I tend to order one of two things. Either, a Large Curry Plate with White Rice and Pork Tenders at Spice Lv.7-8 or a Katsu-Don bowl. Both are filling and pleasant flavor experiences.

  • #3 Sushi Bomb

    Address: 10470 W Cheyenne Ave # 125, Las Vegas, NV 89129

    Hours: Open Mon-Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sun 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: Garlic Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Fresh Water Eel and Tamago nigiri, two orders each. An order of Pork Belly and Pork Gyoza from the appetizers. A full Orange Blossom Roll, a full Love Affair Roll, and half a Sushi Bomb Roll.

  • #2 Monta Noodle House / Monta Chaya

    Address: Monta Noodle House – 5030 Spring Mountain Rd #6, Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Monta Chaya – 9500 S Eastern Ave #150, Las Vegas, NV 89123

    Open Hours: Monta Noodle House – Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Monta Chaya – Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. then 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: A Miso Ramen Bowl with added Pork Chashu, Nitamago, Spicy Paste and Crushed Garlic for my toppings. You want to ask for the Spicy Paste and Crushed Garlic on the side so you can control how spicy or garlicy you’d like your bowl. A little hack I like to do is only eat half of my toppings, but all of the noodles. Then request ‘Kaedama’ for more noodles and have yourself a second bowl to eat immediately or take it to go.

    You really can’t go wrong with any of their special dish options. The ramen is pretty filling, so I tend to only get one, with the Creamy Crab Croquettes being my favorite. They’re crispy, soft, and delicious, but be careful not to burn your tongue as they’re made piping hot fresh.

    Finally, for my drink I always order a Calpico. It’s a Japanese uncarbonated soft drink that’s somewhat milky and acidic with a flavor similar to vanilla yogurt.

  • #1 Sakana Sushi / Sushi Neko / Umami Restaurant

    Sakana is Downtown near UNLV, Sushi Neko is in Chinatown, and Umami Restaurant is in the Northwest. Sakana is the original location, with the other two being sister locations.

    Addresses: Sakana – 3949 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Sushi Neko – 5115 W Spring Mountain Rd. # 117, Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Umami Restaurant – 6640 N Durango Dr. #180, Las Vegas, NV 89149

    Hours: Sakana and Sushi Neko, Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Umami Restaurant, Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Jordan’s Order: Garlic Tuna, Super White Tuna, Fresh Water Eel, and Tamago, two orders of each. Two orders of Pork Belly from the appetizers. I’ll have a full Lemon Salmon Roll, half a Lisa Lisa Roll, try some new things, and then finish with a Wet Dream, which is a baked roll. When I’m with company I’ll also get a bottle of Strawberry Sake to share.

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