For all the foodies who love Japanese cuisine, we know how difficult it is to find restaurants that serve authentic Japanese cuisine. Especially in a city that loves spicy food.
The typical Japanese cuisine is very different from authentic Bengali food, Japanese food is based on rice and miso soup, seafood, and a variety of native herbs and seasonal ingredients. Unlike Bengali or rather Indian food in general, which is heavily influenced by a variety of oils, spices, and meat.
The love for Japanese food has been steadily increasing in India, mostly among the young foodies. The most famous and loved Japanese dishes are definitely sushi and ramen.
A few years ago, authentic Japanese food would only be found at 5-star restaurants, making it very inaccessible by everyone. But now, you'll find a lot of restaurants serving tasty, authentic Japanese food at a fairly reasonable price.
Today we are going to take a look at some Japanese restaurants in Kolkata which bring some of the best dishes from Japan to their food menu and to your stomachs!
1. Aajisai - Quest Mall, Park Circus Area
This is the first Japanese restaurant in Kolkata that has a fully automated sushi conveyor belt and also a live teppanyaki counter which is separated into veg and non-veg sections offering a huge variety of sushis like Maki, Temaki sushi, and Nigiri sushi. For all pork lovers in town, you must definitely give their Chashu Tonkotsu Ramen a try, it is very delicious and is an all-time favorite for which many of their customers have become regulars. Along with Japanese cuisine, Aajisai also serves really good Chinese cuisine as well. Aajisai is known to give a fine-dining experience to its customers. The staff here really is very friendly and for those customers who are trying Japanese cuisine for the first time, they are really patient in explaining what each dish is and also gives recommendations based on your preferences. Talking about the restaurant itself, it has very cozy and comfortable vibes, the seating arrangements are well-spaced, all adding up to a great ambiance which makes the entire experience amazing.
INR 1600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Fuji, Southern Avenue
This is one of the most well-known Japanese restaurants in this city, known to pioneer the art of cooking authentic Japanese food. Foodies and sushi fanatics come from all over the city here to enjoy some really tasty Japanese food. They specially import all the ingredients to recreate typical Japanese food the exact same way it would be cooked back in Japan. You get to witness and enjoy the Hibachi artistry through the flaming presentation right before your eyes while dining here at Fuji. Their food quality and the taste are excellent, leaving your taste buds in bliss. The Chef's signature dishes are definitely worth trying - Unagi sushi and Tanuki Udon. As soon as you enter Fuji, you'll be transported to Japan. The interiors try to replicate the way restaurants in Japan are. You'll find wooden sliding doors and seating arrangements made on the floor using mats, just like how it is in Japan as well. It's a really cozy and welcoming place to go. Some of their must-try dishes also include Ebi Nigiri sushi, chicken shoyu ramen, and salmon fry tarutaru.
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. The Japanese Restaurant and Garden, Eco Park
This restaurant in the Eco park would literally take you to the streets of Japan. As soon as you enter the establishment, you'll find Japanese sculptures, a small Japanese garden, you'll also get a faint fragrance that will remind you of Japan! The Japanese restaurant and garden is definitely one place where you could take your partner for a date and not regret it. It's a very picturesque place and you would be able to spend your evening having a great time over mocktails and some really tasty food. The interiors of this place are besides being attractive, might actually resemble an actual street-side restaurant of Japan. Talking about food, you'll find both Japanese cuisine and Chinese cuisine. You'll find plenty of options in both veg and non-veg. Their specialty is sushi's and you should definitely try their hand rolled temaki sushi. Their mushroom sushi is quite spicy and will definitely be liked by vegetarians who want to enjoy some really good sushi. Apart from that, you could also try their Yakitori and Soba Noodles. Definitely keep this place on your list of must-visit restaurants in Kolkata.
INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
4. Wasabee, Deshapriya Park
Wasabee has been serving authentic Japanese cuisine for almost 5 years now in the city of joy. They have 2 outlets, one in Deshapriya park and the other one, the original one in Kalikapur. You'll find some of the best sushi in town here. Along with Japanese cuisine, you can also indulge yourself in Chinese cuisine and Burmese cuisine. The staff here are highly trained and professionals, and at the same time, they never hesitate to ask you for feedback, if there's anything you'd want to be changed according to your preferences, they take it straight to the chef, who often doesn't deny any specific requests. The decor of Wasabee makes it look like an authentic Japanese restaurant straight from the streets of Tokyo with the red and white interiors and seating arrangements. The food here needs no introduction, they are well-known to cook some of the best Japanese food in the town and they take pride in that fact. They have nine types of miso soups, so any miso lover in town would definitely love to dine here, you'll also find ramen noodles and Udon noodle bowls here. Naming some of their must-try dishes: Buta No Tempura Maki, Chicken teriyaki, Josico curry with sticky rice and their sushi platter and fish with teriyaki sauce.
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. The Sushi Oke, Park Street Area
Located right outside St. Xavier's college, The Sushi Oke is probably one of the best places where you could head to have sushi. It's a go-to place for students to get some really delicious and freshly made sushi's. Since their main crowd is students, they have priced their sushi platters accordingly. Which is a great advantage to all the food lovers in the city, to grab some really tasty and authentic Japanese food at a fraction of the cost. You also get veg options for sushi which are equally mouth-watering and should definitely be on the must-try dishes. Although the menu is limited, all the options you get are really good, you would not mind it, it's as they say quality over quantity. They have a small menu, but they've made sure to perfect it and each dish they serve will remind you of Japan and its utterly delicious food. The decor and interiors would also make you feel like you're walking into a restaurant in Japan. They have the traditional flower artwork on the walls, seating arrangement as well is exactly as how it would be in Japan.
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Zen - The Park, Park Street Area
Zen is another luxurious fine-dining restaurant that serves some of the best authentic Japanese cuisines in Kolkata. Their Sunday brunch is a haven for all food lovers, for all Japanese food lovers to be exact. You'll find a plethora of options, all of them so tasty, it'll leave your taste buds in total bliss. They have an open kitchen as well so that you can watch your sushi being hand-rolled and your ramen noodles being cooked to perfection. Apart from sushi's, Zen also happens to serve the most authentic Asian cuisine in town. You also can find some really great wine to compliment your food, since they have an amazing collection of wine. The ambiance of Zen is kept too simple and elegant, making sure customers don't get too distracted from anything and really just be able to enjoy their food with all of their heart and soul. The interiors of this place are known to be very stylish and eye-catching to the customers. With the center of attraction being the open kitchen in the middle and tables surrounding them, making sure they get to witness the magic in front of their eyes. You definitely have to try these dishes when you go to Zen: sushi platter and lemon-scented jasmine rice.
INR 4000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
7. ThreeSixtyThree - The Oberoi Grand, New Market Area
One more amazing place in Kolkata where you can find delicious Japanese food. This is a one of a kind establishment in the city where you can find delicacies from around the world on your plate. One of them is sushi, in fact, there a separate sushi corner where you can have unlimited sushi. Their buffet menu is quite elaborate, but the main attraction of their spread is definitely the sushi spread. The live sushi counter lets you watch as the chefs do their magic and prepare your sushi. This establishment is under the Oberoi Grand definitely comes with class and luxury, but no expenses have been spared when it comes to their food taste and quality. Many foodies in the city come for the buffet only to have sushi. Sushi is considered to be a little expensive in this part of the country, so when there's an option to all-you-can-eat sushi, that too much delicious sushi's, you simply cannot resist! Talking about the restaurant itself, it's a piece of fine work. The interiors are simple yet elegant. The lighting is just perfect and there’s enough space to accommodate a large crowd of people with spacious and generous seating arrangements for everybody. This should be in your must-visit places in town to enjoy some nice fine-dining experience and tasty food.
INR 3500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Studio - Novotel, New Town
The newest outlet of Novotel, Studio is a Pan-Asia restaurant that has quickly gained the reputation of serving some of the most delicious Japanese cuisines in town. It's an elegant club with vibrant decor and amazing interiors, which hosts a number of events, making sure their customers are entertained while waiting for their food to be served. They specialize in Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. If you love fine-dining experiences, excellent ambiance, friendly staff, stunning interiors, and live events, along with tasty and authentic Japanese food, this is the place to go. The studio has a variety of options when it comes to their menu spread. They love to pamper their customers with options and mind you, each and every item on their spread is equally sumptuous. You definitely would have to go, visit and experience the vibes to believe us when we say this is one of the top fine-dining restaurants in the city of joy. You have got to try their pad thai and green that curry.
INR 2400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. The Fatty Bao, Camac Street
One of the most well-known establishments in town to serve some really delicious sushi. The Fatty Bao is an Asian gastrobar, which is a go-to spot for youngsters to have a nice evening with friends and their partners. Enjoy good music, watch live sports, get a few drinks in them and enjoy the variety of food their menu has to offer, but mostly for their sushi, their sushi is the show-stopper of this establishment and many of their customers come here on a regular basis for their sushi. Situated in one of the prime locations of the city and on the 9th floor, providing an amazing view of the city to its customers. The staff is very professional and helpful. The entire establishment gives out party vibes, making the customers feel welcome. The lighting, the seating arrangement, the decor everything is very well planned and given a lot of thought into. You should definitely try their sesame toast and their sushi platters, they are obviously their signature dishes and at the same time utterly delicious.
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
10. Nori - The Westin, New Town
Located on the 31st floor of the Westin hotel, Nori is the definition of an authentic Japanese restaurant that offers an amazing panoramic view of the city along with a fine-dining luxury experience. Words aren't enough to describe how beautifully the restaurant has been decorated. It has made to be looked like an authentic Japanese restaurant straight out of a movie set! The decor, the interiors, the seating arrangement, the sliding doors, hand-painted floral designs on the walls, the lighting, and the view from the windows, all sum up to be the best fine-dining experiences you'll ever have. Their authentic Japanese menu has a wide variety of options for both veg and non-veg food options and everything is cooked with perfection. You'll reach the seventh skies with every bite and then only go higher with every bite after. There's no one particular dish that we'd recommend you to try, but rather the entire spread! everything is just perfect to taste.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Here is a very short, yet very good list of all the places in the city where you can find very good food, very good authentic Japanese food to fulfill your cravings for Japanese food.
Don't waste any more time looking for a good Japanese restaurant, your search ends here, now begin enjoying some of the most delicious and exotic cuisines the world has to offer!