If you love sushi and sake, then get ready to chopstick your way through Perth’s best Japanese restaurants!
Perth has everything a foodie could ever want – from traditional Italian restaurants to jaw dropping waterfront brunch spots, fish and chip shops to hidden speakeasy bars that become nightlife hotspots.
Thankfully, when it comes to the world-famous Japanese cuisine, this bustling city certainly knows how to serve-up something delicious. We’re talking everything from Japanese BBQ joints to sushi trains, udon noodle houses and underground Japanese bars. So, if your palate is praising east Asian cuisine, then eat your way through our list of the best Japanese restaurants in Perth of 2023!
When hospitality masterminds Andy Freeman, Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger come together to create an underground Japanese whisky and cocktail bar, you know it is going to be something special. Hidden on Hibernian Place, Goody Two’s is a late-night Japanese bar enticing locals with its lengthy selection of drinks including a three-page Japanese whisky menu. With whisky flights and creative cocktails, Goody Two’s also serves up a delectable selection of bar snacks including Pork Belly Bites, Fried Squid Legs and Pork Dumplings.
Hifumiya Udon Noodle House
If you’ve ever travelled along Murray Street in Perth’s CBD and noticed a long line outside of a quaint looking Japanese restaurant, chances are you’ve found Hifumiya Udon Noodle House. Opening their doors in early 2018, Hifumiya is the first-ever udon noodle house to open in Perth’s city. With just 20 dishes on their menu, warm udon, cold udon and rice bowls. For your visit we recommend trying the Spicy Miso Pork that’s topped with fresh chili, bean sprouts and spicy miso broth. After one visit, you’ll soon realise why Hifumiya Udon Noodle House is one of the best Japanese restaurants around Perth.
James Parker Sushi & Sake
When it comes to traditional Japanese dining, James Parker Sushi & Sake does it best. Found in Northbridge, James Parker specialises in highlighting Japanese delicacies in a truly unique atmosphere. Not too sure what to try? The Yuzu Vinaigrette Watermelon with eggplant and okura is simply delightful. And the JP Wagyu Beef Diced Steak with a side of Lotus Chips is sure to fill you up. Plus, don’t be afraid to sip your way through their all-Japanese drinks menu which includes everything from beer to umeshu, yuzushu, sake, whisky, Japanese-inspired cocktails, chu-haiiichiko and international wines.
When we think of Perth’s best Japanese restaurants, we think of Nobu. This internationally recognised fine-dining restaurant is a must try on any Perth foodies list. Fusing Japanese cuisine with South American flavours, Nobu is renowned for its delectable mix of cold and signature hot dishes. For your visit we recommend the Okra with Jalapeño Aioli, Salmon Sashimi with Nashi Pear and the Wagyu Beef tacos. Also, whilst you’re here, be sure to ask one of the helpful waiters for a sake recommendation! If you’re looking for a high-end Japanese restaurant in Perth, Nobu is for you.
Blink and you’ll miss it. Welcome to Super Tetsudo – the first Japanese restaurant in Australia that combines a traditional kaiten sushi experience with a state-of-the-art express train. On top of the traditional sushi dishes including maki and nigiri, Super Tetsudo also specialises in Japanese BBQ, soups, noodle and rice dishes. Fusing old with the new; if the sound of sushi tacos, plastic crates for chairs and three convenient locations across Perth have you intrigued, then be sure to pay Super Tetsudo a visit in 2023!
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