Japanese Restaurants in Tacoma


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  • Happy Teriyaki #4
    Beneath the softly glowing paper lanterns above the sushi bar, chefs at Happy Teriyaki #4 are hand rolling maki destined for individual plates. But it's the signature sauce, fresh vegetables, and charcoal-broiled meats in their teriyaki dishes that are their claim to fame: the restaurant earned the title of Best Teriyaki in Evening Magazine and KING 5's Best of Western Washington awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The owners' pride in their work is not only evidenced by their artful and flavorful culinary creations but also by the restaurant's inviting ambiance. Colorful Japanese screens add a touch of authentic flair to the dining room, where high-backed, private booths prevent fellow guests from copying homework. Beyond praising the "fast, tasty and affordable" food, Jennifer Johnson of the Weekly Volcano commended the staff for "service [that] has not only been efficient and swift but pleasantly provided."
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    2223 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA US
  • Fujiya Japanese Restaurant
    Tacoma’s first sushi restaurant, Masahiro Endo was a pioneer in the area and introduced beautifully arranged and great tasting Japanese food to the good people of Tacoma. Artists and creative folk will love how the staff at Fujiya presents food and will undoubtedly have the urge to take pictures! The beautiful food is only further accented by the ambiance of Fujiya and the taste of the food. While sushi takes the spotlight at Fujiya, Mr. Endo offers other dishes, like popular fish dishes prepared in both traditional and modern Japanese techniques. Noodle dishes, teriyaki, steak and even short ribs are also available for patrons along with a great selection of appetizers. Salads are too, and dessert consists of delicious and unique Japanese ice cream choices. Like Mr. Endo, the staff members at Fujiya are dedicated to their customers and it is apparent all the way from the front door of Fujiya to the plate.
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    1125 Court C
    Tacoma, WA US
  • Miyabi - Tacoma
    Izakaya Dining on the South Sound Miyabi Tacoma gets high marks for authenticity. That's largely thanks to the executive chef, a Japanese culinary whiz who's divided his time between Tokyo and Seattle kitchens for more than two decades. At Miyabi Tacoma, he serves traditional izakaya—shareable small plates of Japanese-style tapas. Offerings range from pan-fried gyoza to skewers of yakitori chicken gizzards. There's also plenty to commend Miyabi's sushi menu: one The News Tribune contributor called out its "mirugai (geoduck) nigiri, which I haven’t seen recently around town." Diners can also sip libations such as shōchū, cocktails, and Japanese beer while lounging in a private tatami room or a main dining area festooned with paper lanterns. 100 Bites of Japan All told, the chef crafts more than 100 izakaya delicacies. You probably won't taste them all on your first visit, but if you try, you might earn newfound respect from your usually grumbly stomach. Here are small-plate highlights: Beef tongue stew Sushi rolls Bacon-wrapped oysters Seattle Nabe Yakitoro
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    2919 S 38th St
    Tacoma, WA US
  • Bonsai Teriyaki
    Bonsai Teriyaki in Tacoma is one of the more inexpensive Japanese restaurants in the area, delivering a fresh menu that won't empty the wallet. The good quality, set in a casual atmosphere, will make you a regular. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. If you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out menu. A reputable favorite for dinner, Bonsai Teriyaki is always a good choice to quell your next munchies craving. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    5738 N 26th St
    Tacoma, WA US
  • Shogun Japanese Express
    Located in Tacoma, Shogun Japanese Express is a popular Japanese restaurant that has a delightful menu. An unforgettable dining experience set in a familiar atmosphere. The good quality will have you visiting again and again. Most patrons will share that it's noted for its teriyaki fare. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. When you arrive, you should check out the veggies or the teppan yaki, as they're both sure to make an impression. In terms of the restaurant itself, if you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, Shogun Japanese Express is always a good option to quell your next munchies craving. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby.
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    2009 Mildred St W
    Tacoma, WA US
  • Hana Teriyaki and Wok
    Hana Teriyaki and Wok is a Chinese restaurant delivering delicious sushi and good burgers. It's a culinary destination for guests interested in great food. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, it's often reported that the background noise can get a bit loud here. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. If you don't feel like eating in, you can always grab your food to go, or just place an order for delivery. When you put it all together, Hana Teriyaki and Wok is always a good choice to quell your next munchies craving. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    4505 S 19th St
    Tacoma, WA US

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