Antwerp, one of the greatest cities in Belgium, has an extensive range of different restaurants. These restaurants offer cuisines from all over the world. If you are looking for the best Japanese restaurants in the city, you’re on the right page. The Japanese cuisine is known for its refined tastes, fresh ingredients and beautiful servings. No matter if you are looking for sushi, ramen, tempura or a different Japanese gem, Antwerp has a plethora of different options to choose from. These are the top 5 Japanese restaurants in Antwerp that are worth a try.
Near “Het Zuid”, you can find a Japanese restaurant called Izumi. With its experience of over 40 years, your visit to Izumi is guaranteed to be an authentic Japanese experience. They only use fresh fish of the highest quality. Its main attraction is the preparation of raw fish, but you can also order warm dishes such as grilled black codfish and steamed sea bass. They also have plenty of vegetarian options too, such as the vegetable tempura and fermented soybeans with umeboshi and shiso.
Ko’uzi is a Japanese restaurant that offers individual sushi dishes and artistic lunch boxes with soup, fresh fish and cut vegetables. Their chef, Junko Kawada, adapted well to Belgium. He uses its local ingredients, such as North Sea shrimp and even chocolate.
Takumi has 4 establishments in Antwerp and a 5th one is on its way. Taste its delicious ramen, the ultimate soulfood of the Japanese cuisine. Takumi can be found in Antwerp, but in the rest of Europe too!
Every visit to Takumi grants you some points on your own Takumi keyhanger. These points can be exchanged for a free portion of gyoza or ramen.
Grote markt 48
De Keyserlei 13 (Coming soon)
In the heart of Antwerp, you can find an authentic Japanese restaurant called Yamayu Santatsu. This restaurant was founded in 1988 and is a favourite of many Antwerp residents. Yamayu Santatsu serves the tastiest sushi with a smile. Order some of their delicious snacks with or without rice.
Since 1999, Fuji-San is an asset for the Japanese cuisine. You can find it near “Het Zuid” close to the water. The recipes of chef Desmong Teoh are based on culinary traditions from Japan.