JAPANESE

Japanese food isn’t exactly rare in Taipei, but that just makes it harder to find decent, authentic Japanese. If you are craving some fresh sushi or anything besides barbequed meat, check out the recommendations below.

RECENT JAPANESE

Toku
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/09/04

To avoid confusion, I will refer to the owner of Toku as Mr. Toku because Mr. Toku, the owner/head chef appropriately named his Calfiornia-style sushi restaurant… Toku. A man on a mission, Mr. Toku is Japanese/Taiwanese and spent a lot of time growing up in the U.S. He brings his multiculturalism to the table with […]

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NCIS: Northern California Inspired Sushi
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/28

Tucked away in one of Taipei’s booming hot spots in the East area, Northern California Inspired Sushi (NCIS) offers some of the most savory sushi fusions. Nope sorry, the only marine-based investigation going on here is how to take the freshest fish there is, and turn it into some of the best tasting sushi in […]

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Watami
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/02

If hearing the words sushi, tempura, BBQ, and sa-ke is enough to make you hungry then Watami is a must try dining spot for you. Established in 1984 as a small Japanese restaurant, it has since exploded into a popular international dining spot. With modern architecture and excellent food, you’re bound to impress with this […]

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Ju (聚)
By TT | Published 2012/04/02

Looking for a new hot pot place to add to your lineup? This might just be the place for Ju… With complete dinner sets and easy to understand selection choices, Ju’s Hokaido style hotpot is one of the nicest and most affordable hotpot places we’ve seen. Ju is actually a chain of stores, but don’t […]

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Classic KanPai (XinYi)
By TT | Published 2012/03/14

BBQ and Alcohol, what more could you ask for from a restaurant? Well, if that restaurant is Classic Kanpai (老乾杯) then you can ask for a lot more, and you would probably get it too. Although all of the restaurants in the Kanpai chain are extremely popular for good reason, Classic Kanpai is on a […]

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The People’s Li Tun Bar (大眾立吞酒場)
By TT | Published 2011/12/29

An inconspicuous little shack-like building on Civic Blvd., Li Tun Bar is a grungy/rock and roll Japanese restaurant that may not be fancy, but it definitely has style. The style being that of a…shack? But, it’s totally awesome!

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Arashi
By TT | Published 2011/11/29

Taking it on good authority (from an actual Japanese person), Arashi is apparently a fairly authentic Ramen shop located on the second floor of Taipei Main Station. Though the cafeteria-chain style of the restaurant cast some doubts on the actual quality of the food, we were surprised to discover that Arashi offers a very nice […]

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Ninja (忍者)
By TT | Published 2011/11/24

Ninja, if you haven’t guessed, is a ninja-themed Japanese restaurant up around the East Area (Dongqu) on Civic Blvd. With ninja waitresses, waterfalls, war drums, and “entertainment,” Ninja is definitely one of the more unique dining experiences in Taipei. Often times themed restaurants are hit-or-miss where the food is good and the theme is mediocre, […]

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Mei Guan Yuan (美觀園)
By TT | Published 2011/10/18

Apparently established just after the end of the Japanese occupation, Mei Guan Yuan has been running since 1946, providing a semi-traditional mix of Japanese and Taiwanese flavors. Located in the historically rich area of XiMen Ding, it’s no surprise Mei Guan Yuan has thrived for so long, especially considering its Japanese heritage.

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