Japanese Restaurants in Essex

Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Fish Head Cantina (Up to 40% Off)

Fish Head Cantina

Arbutus

$20 $12

Eclectic venue pairs fresh sushi with live music, tiki bar cocktails, and a full menu of classic grill fare

Hibachi Cuisine or Sushi at Ginza Japanese Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

Ginza Japanese Steak House

$30 $15

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Colorful sushi rolls served alongside hot entrees cooked on hibachi grills in front of diners' tables

Chinese Cuisine and Sushi at Mai Dragon (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Mai Dragon

Fort Meade

$25 $14

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Eatery serves Chinese food such as pork fried rice, beef lo mein, and sweet and sour chicken, and creates maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri

Asian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Red Parrot Asian Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Red Parrot Asian Bistro

Ellicott City

$50 $30

Expansive menu of pan-Asian fare includes dozens of specialty sushi rolls, Chinese cashew chicken, Korean stir-fried beef, and bubble tea

$23 for $40 Worth of Thai Food and Sushi for Dinner at Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Cha Ya Asian Bistro

Columbia

$40 $23

Thai curries and lemongrass-infused seafood paired with creative sushi rolls in a colorful lounge

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks for Two at Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Hickory Ridge

$30 $15

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Chefs create seafood and steak meals tableside; sushi rolls with asparagus, yellowtail, eel, shrimp tempura, and crab meat

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks at Katana Sushi

Katana Sushi

Parole

$25 $12.50

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More than 40 sushi rolls packed with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and sweet potato; entrees include teriyaki salmon and basil chicken

Teppanyaki Dinner and Sushi at Ginza Of Tokyo (Up to 33% Off). Two Pricing Options Available.

Ginza Of Tokyo

North Laurel

$45 $30

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Hibachi chefs prepare savory dishes with sea foods, meats, and veggies; sushi chefs create artful maki rolls and sashimi

$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$20 $12

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

$40 $22

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

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Chiyo Sushi's talented chefs prepare more than 100 familiar Japanese eats such as teriyaki and salmon nigiri as well as dishes that make use of more inventive ingredients such as monkfish liver, sea urchin, and live scallops. The bill of fare contains multitudes, from delicate sashimi to crispy tempura to savory udon soup. Diners populate tables at lunch and dinner, sandwiched between prints of kimono-clad nobles that adorn the walls and broad, tree-framed windows that allow fresh air in and soy sauce-dwelling demons out.

1619 Sulgrave Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Shiso Tavern takes the concept of Asian fusion beyond the table to behind the bar. There, signature cocktails have half-familiar names: the green tea palmer, for example, which mixes green tea-infused vodka with lemonade and honey. There are lychee martinis, bottled beers, and sake samplers, all influenced by, if not imported from the east.

These libations pair well with a menu of sushi and wok-fired dishes. There are enough staples here to delight fans of classic Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine, but the chefs shine when permitted to invent. The Baltimore Sun praises their soft-shell crab roll, calling it a visual "stunner" with an "exciting" medley of textures, from the tender crab to the crisp veggies and tempura. Specialty entrees range from grilled octopus salad to the sushi nacho, a wonton wrapper layered with sliced tuna tataki, spicy salmon, and avocado. You can also trust the chef's judgment by ordering a plate of sashimi or nigiri, cuts of fish picked based on their freshness and the likelihood that they'll match your dinner jacket.

2933 Odonnell St
Baltimore,
MD
US

At Tatu Restaurant--voted “Best New Restaurant” in 2011 by the readers of Baltimore Magazine--the culinary team unites Chinese and Japanese cuisines into a single smorgasbord. Diners can feast on traditional Chinese dishes, such as sesame chicken, short ribs braised in five spices, or Shanghai beef, a New York strip steak grilled in hot oil, cilantro and soy-mirin sauce. Fresh sushi interpretations include the salmon tartar roll with Chinese mustard and wonton chips, or a chilled shrimp roll with wasabi cocktail sauce. Diners are encouraged to share their plates, and complement their meals with house cocktails such as sake sangria, a mix of sake and plum wine muddled with lychee fruit and tangerines.

614 Water St
Baltimore,
MD
US

The dining room at San Sushi Too & Thai One On defies all geographical logic. Turn one way, you're in Thailand; turn another, and you face Japan. On the Japanese side, "the service is rapid and polite and the sushi is fresh," according to the Baltimore Sun. Fourteen seats line the sushi bar, where the chefs prepare 18 creative house sushi specials. For the selection, just look to the chalkboard menus?or ask the chef to make an off-menu favorite, since they happily take requests.

Meanwhile in the kitchen, chefs pan-fry Japanese noodles and channel the flavors of Thailand into drunken noodles or panang goong: shrimp saut?ed with curry paste, coconut milk, and fresh basil. Baltimore City Paper praised the thom kha kai as "tangy and rich at the same time, a study in contrasts" in a 2002 roundup of the city's best soups. On the weekends, the restaurant also hosts live music and dancing once the dining room closes and the chefs fly back to their respective countries to sleep.

10 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Towson,
MD
US

At Ginza Japanese Restaurant, fine dining is as much about the presentation as the taste. Hibachi chefs take to the dining room to cook up flavorful meals of filet mignon, teriyaki chicken, and fresh seafood right before diners' eyes, and then amp up the wow factor by constructing fiery volcanoes out of onion rings and making normally land-bound shrimp fly. The restaurant's sushi chefs are equally fastidious about presentation. Their selection of rainbow-hued makis include the fantastic roll, which features spicy tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, along with marble seaweed and tempura flakes.

56 Cranbrook Rd
Cockeysville,
MD
US

Special sushi rolls with monikers such as Godzilla or Angel let the chefs at Fuji Sushi flaunt their talents. They fill the rolls with diverse ingredients such as blackened tuna, deep-fried salmon, wasabi mayo, and lobster salad. Cooked options include Japanese classics such as chicken teriyaki and shrimp udon soup, as well as pan-Asian options such as Thai red curry with salmon and pad Thai. Desserts such as tempura-fried ice cream round out the meal.

5 Bel Air South Pkwy
Bel Air,
MD
US