Where to Find Authentic Japanese Food in Brisbane

japanese authentic dishThe mention of “Japan” automatically brings a lot of things into attention – anime, bonsai, haikus, and karate are just a few. Indeed, the Japanese culture has become popular and well-loved that many of its terms have been included in English dictionaries.

But any list of Japanese words you recognise isn’t complete without “ramen,” “sashimi,” and “sushi” in it. Food, after all, is one of the things that make Japan well-loved around the world. Apart from being tasty, Japanese fare is one of the world’s healthiest cuisines.

Now that Japanese food is on the table, you’re probably hungry thinking about a delectable teriyaki bento or a hearty bowl of ramen. Lucky for you, it’s not so hard to find a good spot in Brisbane where you can savour real Japanese food – not the type you might order in a fast food establishment. Style Magazines lists four of the finest Japanese restaurants in the area:


Mizu has always been one of the go-to names in Teneriffe for delicious Japanese food. It’s been open in the area for over a decade now and has expanded into the West End. Its menu resembles an izakaya, a Japanese drinking establishment where food goes alongside the beverages. The food has a heavy focus on fried snacks and fresh seafood. The sake and beers available in the restaurant add to its charm.


Speaking of Sake, Sydney’s fine gem Sake Restaurant has also joined the list of Japanese restaurants in Brisbane. Now, it’s one of the best attractions in Eagle Street Pier, as it boasts a menu filled with Japanese classics served with a contemporary twist. It serves its trademark eight-course banquet, but also has a good a la carte menu.


Sono’s sister restaurant at the Portside Wharf offers perhaps the best view in the area. It’s where you can enjoy good food with a scenic view, after all. The restaurant has a sleek interior with a minimalist theme. On top of that, you get to enjoy platefuls from a long a la carte menu. If you can’t decide, go for the six-course tasting menu for a taste of, well, a little bit of everything.

Sushi Kotobuki

Simple, no-fuss, and unpretentious – these words best describe Sushi Kotobuki. It’s a straightforward sushi place on Lytton Road, which, arguably, serves the best sushi around. The price is cheap, but you can be sure to have a delightful bite in every roll you order.

With these places, finding a good restaurant for your Japanese food craving is easy. Dine in these establishments for a taste of Japan while you’re in Brisbane.