5 Best Japanese Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket is fortunate to have an incredibly robust international dining scene. And the island offers an outstanding variety of sushi bars and delectable Japanese Restaurants. Whether you are craving sushi, Japanese fine dining, or an authentic Japanese restaurant for lunch or dinner, Phuket delivers. 

So which are the best Japanese restaurants in Phuket, well here is our top 5 picks and in no particular order, and let us know which one is your favorite:

1. Nozomi Sushi & Izakaya – Sushi & Izakaya Restaurant in Boat Lagoon Phuket

Situated in the Boat Lagoon, Nozomi Sushi & Izakaya serves up some of the best sushi and authentic Japanese food on all of Phuket. The izakaya’s well-rounded menu includes Japanese favorites such as takoyaki and chicken karaage, as well as a massive selection of Donburi (try the Unagi Don), nigiris, makis and signature sushi and sashimi plates. If you’re looking for a true Japanese light bite, try the Kushiyaki Set or munch on their Seasonal Menu for a more filling meal.


2. Little Edo 少し江戸 – Authentic Japanese Cuisine in Phuket Town

An atmospheric restaurant with chic decor, Little Edo 少し江戸 serves authentic Japanese cuisine in Phuket Town. Specializing in ultra-fresh sushi and sashimi, the restaurant also serves Shabu sets, Yakiniku, Nigiri Sushi sets and a selection of creative special menus. The high quality ingredients used to create each dish make for mouthwatering flavors. Don’t forget to try Japanese classics such as Donburi, fried gyoza, and Grilled Unagi all which can be washed down with a glass of premium sake or two!

3. Baba IKI Japanese Restaurant – Japanese Fine Dining In Natai Beach Phuket

Outstanding sea views complement the classic Japanese cuisine and unique dishes with an innovative twist prepared by the highly-skilled Sushi, Teppanyaki and Yakitori chefs at Baba IKI. Featuring an open-air kitchen and separate sushi, teppanyaki and yakitori counters, Baba IKI is located at Baba Beach Club on Natai Beach, just north of Phuket International Airport. Start your meal with a Sake cocktail before tucking into heaping plates of freshly rolled sushi and delicious yakitori varieties.

4. SHUN Sushi – Fine Dining Sushi Bar in Phuket Town

A premium sushi bar and restaurant located near Phuket Town, SHUN Sushi serves up fresh Japanese favorites in a comfortable setting. SHUN Sushi prides itself on its high quality ingredients and here it’s possible to sample Japanese delicacies such as sea urchin and rainbow runner. In addition to sushi, other menu items include seafood dishes with freshly caught fish and squid, delicious selections of meats, and of course, plumply rolled nigiris and stuffed sushi assortments.

5. Tai Omakase by Red Snapper- Japanese-Fusion Cuisine By Chef Noburi

Helmed by Chef Noburi, a genuine Japanese chef, Tai Omakase by Red Snapper serves up succulent Japanese-Fusion cuisine and a Chef’s Selection Omakase. Located in Phuket Town, the restaurant is classy and has a varied menu of sushi, sushi rolls and sashimi. At Tai Omakase, put your trust in the Chef and he is sure to deliver tantalizing Japanese favorites to thrill your taste buds. Do try the Grand Wagyu Sushi, which is one of the restaurant’s best sellers.