Japanese delicacy is elegant and polished, its preparation and presentation have been shaped over the centuries to create the perfect blend of textures, flavours and freshness of the daily produce.
Unlike other country’s delicacies where slow cooking and mixing of a lot of sauces and herbs are involved, Japanese values the freshness of the food and would appreciate eating the raw with extra sauces as dipping condiments.
From fresh sashimi platter to fusion sushi rolls, from red hot spicy ramen to teppanyaki and shabu-shabu, here is the list of our ULTIMATE hand-picked Top 5 Japanese Restaurants in Bali according to What’s New Bali:
1. Rayjin Teppanyaki
Located in the famous street of Petitenget, Rayjin offers an exquisite fusion of Japanese Cuisine adjusting to both Local and International taste of the customers. With high quality raw materials and classic Teppanyaki cooking style which were brought originally from Japan, you would feel as if you were enjoying the original teppanyaki in the heart of Tokyo.
Aside from the extraordinary taste and presentation, the warm and cozy atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the continuous Japanese greetings when you step in and out of the restaurant to the moment when you take a seat and the way the servers would sit on their knees while taking in your orders are adopted by the Japanese culture where they respect and make every customer feels like a “king”.
We would recommend you to try their famous Tasmanian Salmon Teriyaki and Kiwami Wagyu Steak for main course and their green tea crème Brule as a dessert.
Jalan Petitenget no 98 North Kuta
Phone: (0361)4730126 |www.rayjinteppanyaki.com
Opening Hours: 12-3PM, 6-11PM
2. Maya Sayang
Maya Sayang Japanese Restaurant is an elegant lounge designed to complement the existing beautifully and naturally designed villa in the heart of Seminyak.
Serving mainly contemporary Japanese food and typical Korean food, the restaurant boasts their variety of menu to satisfy your taste buds. Highly recommended for those who would like to enjoy candlelight dinner or any other special events.
For guests staying in one of their villas, you will be entitled to have long room service hours of the delicacies from their fantastic restaurant.
Jalan Mertasari no 1 Seminyak
Phone: (0361) 732230 | www.mayasayang.com
Opening Hous: 11AM-1AM
Japanese food are normally associated with elegance and its extortionate price (well there is definitely a price to pay for such a fresh and high quality of fresh food) but Ryoshi comes up with a concept of Good Food, Cozy atmosphere and inexpensive price extending their market to nearly everyone of all ages.
Accompanying their good food, Ryoshi compliments the guests with entertaining live jazz who would play every Monday,Wednesday and Friday evening at their Seminyak branch.
Planning a visit to Ryoshi?
Ryoshi Seminyak Jln. Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak-Bali-Indonesia
Telp. +62 361 – 731 152 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryoshi Sanur Jln. Danau Tamblingan No.150 Sanur – Bali – Indonesia
Telp. +62 361 – 288 473 | Email: email@example.com
Ryoshi Ubud Jln. Hanoman 68, Banjar Padang Tegal Kelod, Ubud – Bali-Indonesia
Telp: +62 361 – 977 195
Ryoshi Kuta Bali Garden Hotel, Jln. Kartika Plaza Kuta – Bali – Indonesia
Telp. +62 361 – 766 302 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryoshi Bali Mall Galeria Mall Bali Galeria, Lt. I, IC #55 – 57
Jln. By Pass – Dewa Ruci, Bali – Indonesia
Telp: +62 361 – 751 684 | Email: email@example.com
Opening Hours: 12PM-12AM
4. KAJIN Japanese Contemporary Sushi
Kajin; sister company of Rayjin is acontemporary sushi bar offering Sushi and Sashimi with selected quality of ingredients ensuring fantastic dining experience to every guest.
Derived from the word Ka(Flower) and Jin (Divine being), the restaurant offers a warm ambience along with distinguished hospitality serving only 18 seats on the second floor of Rayjin in the heart of Petitenget.
We would highly recommend their selection of flavoured Chu-hai(Shochu based cocktails) for drinks and their Sashimi set of the day along with their fabulous rolls which will take you to the Cloud 9! Make sure to reserve prior to visiting their restaurant.
5. Nishiazabu Imadoki
Strategicaly located in Watermark; an exceptional wedding and event venue, Nishiazabu Imadoki is bestowed as a highlight of the Jimbaran area.
Their exceptional presentation of food, flavors and consistency elevate the Japanese feast experience in such a warm ambience with upscale service making you feel like you are in Japan for a lunch or dinner.
Don’t forget to try their green tea soba and a lot of varieties of prominent desserts (ssshh.. we can guarantee you will be tempted to grab your second plate of dessert)