Las Vegas' 10 Best Japanese Restaurants for Sushi, Teppanyaki and More

Las Vegas’ best Japanese restaurants feature wonderfully fresh seafood that arrives in town just as many visitors do: on an airplane. Some of the world's top sushi chefs now call Las Vegas home, thanks to the fresh fish that's flown in on a regular basis. Some of the world's best sushi restaurants are finding their way to Las Vegas, including celebrity-favorite Nobu, which has its largest and most innovative restaurant inside Caesars Palace.

While the seafood at these restaurants may be extraordinary, their dishes don’t stop at the sushi. Las Vegas is home to some of the world's top teppanyaki restaurants, including two Benihana locations. The skilled chefs are entertaining and talented, impressing diners with that fancy knife work while creating delicious food.

Several local Japanese restaurants provide guests with authentic experiences, like Raku, the notable eatery in Chinatown that attracted the attention of Anthony Bourdain when he filmed in Las Vegas. Chinatown is located just west of the Strip and includes restaurants serving all types of Asian food and is earning a reputation as a destination for foodies.

Many of the Strip’s Japanese restaurants are designed to be as visually stunning as the food, featuring elegant interiors with waterfalls, gardens and other beautiful backdrops. A meal at one of these restaurants is an experience you won’t forget.

Here's a look at 10 Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas that are sure to please palates of all types.

Since its opening in 2013, Yonaka Modern Japanese has steadily gained attention for its innovative dishes. Yonaka serves their dinner dishes tapas style, using traditional Japanese ingredients incorporated with international flavors and...  Read More

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The charismatic chefs at Benihana do hibachi, and they do it well. This Japanese-style steakhouse is the type of place tourists flock to, and for good reason. The food, prepared on teppans (griddles) right in front of diners, ranges from...  Read More

Recognized as far abroad as Japan for the quality of its cuisine, family-owned Osaka has been serving local folks since 1967. The quality of the food at Osaka is the reason the restaurant consistently wins the local paper's reader's choice award...  Read More

With its striking Strip views and sumptuous sushi selections, it's no wonder sushi fanatics love Sushi Roku. One bite and it's easy to see why Sushi Roku has such a devoted following. Executive Sushi Chef Haruhiko Takeshita selects only the best...  Read More


Winning rave reviews from diners and critics, Sen of Japan is a local favorite that visitors are starting to discover. The finely prepared food is served in tasteful but comfortable surroundings, and its off-the-Strip location helps keep the...  Read More

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One of the Strip's most striking restaurants, Mizumi offers guests a taste of "new Japan" courtesy of rising star chef Devin Hashimoto. In addition to sushi and sashimi selections, classic entrees, robatayaki selections prepared over authentic...  Read More

Raku in Las Vegas' Chinatown attracts chefs from all over the city. It's a popular foodie destination, having been on its fair share of travel and food shows. Some of the menu's stars include pork ear, pork cheek and homemade tofu. Diners will...  Read More

At Kabuto, the speciality is Edomae Sushi, prepared traditionally. This style of sushi originated in the Tokyo area as street food nearly 200 years ago, and has evolved into a refined experience. Small pieces of raw or marinated fish are applied...  Read More

Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi worked with design leader Philippe Starck to create Katsuya at the SLS Las Vegas. This beautiful space is a feast for the senses and is a perfect complement to the artful and delicious Japanese dishes. Chef Uechi...  Read More

Nobu Restaurant and Lounge
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The new Nobu at Caesars Palace is Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's largest and most innovative restaurant to date. With more than 325 seats, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet whimsical experience and features a sushi bar, exclusive private dining...  Read More


Meet Terrisa Meeks

Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but...  More About Terrisa