The best Japanese restaurants in Perth can also claim to be among the best Japanese restaurants in Australia too. Such is the quality of the food and overall service they offer. From tempura to onigiri, and sushi to yakitori, there are thousands of exquisite dishes available in Perth for you to explore and sample. Below are some awesome places where you can get them.
First they made a splash in Japan, then they caused a stir in America and now Furaibo has become a sensation in Perth.
Australia’s first location for this critically acclaimed brand is a real hit amongst lovers of top notch Asian cuisine.
Nestled in the heart of Raine Square, within the Perth CBD, the restaurant is a popular after work hangout.
It’s a modern venue with an industrial-chic kind of vibe, that offers over 100 exquisite Izayaka-style share dishes. Some of the best of them include their specialty skewers and chicken wings, both of which will have you smacking your lips with delight.
As well as an extensive range of local and Japanese beers, they also offer a wide selection of sake and delicious cocktails too.
Address: Raine Square, 300 Murray St, Perth
Restaurant Jun has enjoyed cult status in Perth for a few years now.
Tucked away down an alleyway in Hay Street and accessed down a set of stairs that take you to basement level, it is an easy spot to miss. But when you do manage to find it you are in for a treat.
Founded by owner Tadashi Hashigusuchi, the restaurant offers some of the freshest and most authentic Japanese food in Perth.
Specialising in kushiyaki (grilled skewers) and yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), their Karaage Fried Chicken is hugely popular.
If you are staying at the Duxton Hotel this is a great restaurant to visit. As it is located not far from it.
Address: 568 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Founded by Robert De Niro, celebrity chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa and the noted film producer Meir Teper, Nobu is a major player on the Perth dining scene.
Situated in the Crown Metropol Perth, the fine dining restaurant is synonymous with excellence in all aspect of your gastronomic experience.
Set within a lavishly decorated dining room, this is the place in Western Australia to enjoy an Omakase. Their exceptional set menu features numerous types of Zensai, Oysters, Tiradito, Specialty Tempura and Toban Yaki. As well as signature hot dishes like Duck Umami and Scallop Jamon.
Marrying the best of local produce with scintillating Japanese flavours, fine dining at Nobu should be on every foodies’ bucketlist.
Address: Crown Metropol Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
D’s Authentic Japanese
Talking of Nobu, Chef Koji Harada, who used to work there, now has a new project. The wonderful D’s Authentic Japanese restaurant.
Found about 20 minutes outside of the Perth CBD in Connolly, the restaurant champions a philosophy to serve food that ‘represents good health’.
Crafting dishes that are perfectly balanced with delicate textures and rich flavours, Chef Koji Harada’s menu is entirely seasonal. Which means it is likely to be different from one week to the next.
Some of the dishes you might see available include the likes of Ishikari, Dengaku Garden and Beef Tataki. All of which are guaranteed to send your taste buds in to overdrive.
Address: 13/1 Glenelg Place, Connolly WA 6027
For a really sumptuous Japanese feed head on over to Marumo.
Renowned for being one of the best value fine dining experiences in Perth, Head Chef Moe Oo has created a seven course omakase menu that is so popular, there is a 3 month waiting list for reservations.
Somewhat surprisingly the three-hour experience takes place in a restaurant tucked away within the rather undistinguished Nedlands shopping village.
But what the restaurant may lack in terms of locational glamour, it certainly makes up for in the quality of its cuisine.
Each dish is passionately crafted to perfection, so all you need to do is sit back, relax and revel in the gastronomic brilliance.
Address: 22/145 Stirling Hwy Nedlands 6009 WA