5 best Japanese restaurants for fine dining in Hanoi


Recently, there are more and more Japanese restaurants have begun to appear in Vietnam, particularly in Hanoi. The Japanese dishes impress with diners from all over the world because they were cooked based on its culture and tradition. In this article, we would like to introduce some of the best Japanese restaurants in Hanoi which balance the original taste and contemporary modern style.

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Azuma Restaurant

Azuma Restaurant (via GlobalGoodFood)

This is a quite famous Japanese restaurant in Hanoi. With convenient location right in the city center, the restaurant mostly welcomes international guests, foreign tourists and those who want to entertain business partners.

Food in the restaurant is very fresh and delicious. You can enjoy many typical Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi, yakiniku, teppan. Azuma Restaurant also offers set menu for lunch and dinner that are very suitable for officers. One more plus point of the restaurant is that staffs are very enthusiastic and friendly.

Stunning view overlooking Giang Vo lake, the Azuma Restaurant features modern design and can accommodate more than 100 people including VIP rooms, Sushi counters, Teppan tables, Yakiniku and Washoku area. The average price at the restaurant ranges from 300,000 to 500,000 VND/person.

Address: Lake Side Hotel, 23 Ngoc Khanh. Opening hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

Emperor Japanese Restaurant

Emperor Restaurant (via I am Kathmandu)

The restaurant offers traditional Japanese cuisine with exquisite taste of “Sakura country”. Coming to the restaurant, you will have chance to enjoy more than 50 Japanese dishes from sushi, sashimi to shabu shabu and many other dishes.

Located in the Fortuna Hanoi Hotel, Emperor is designed with cozy space, harmonious combination of traditional and modern style. With 5 separate dining rooms, the restaurant will be an ideal place for holding parties, business or private meetings. Compared with other Japanese restaurant in Hanoi, the price at the Emperor is a little bit higher, ranging from 700,000 – 1,000,000 VND/person but with high quality food and service, this price is totally worth.

Address: Fortuna Hanoi Hotel, 6B Lang Ha, Ba Dinh. Opening hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

Benkay Restaurant

Benkay Restaurant is located on the 2nd of Hotel Nikko Hanoi (via Hotel Nikko HaNoi)

Awarded “the best restaurant in Vietnam” in 2004, “Guide Award” for excellent performance in 2006, Benkay Restaurant is the ideal dinning place for luxurious meetings or parties. The menu is constantly changed seasonally but always cooked in traditional ways with the freshest ingredients which are delivered daily from Japan to preserve the best flavor and quality. Professional chefs, run by Japanese head chefs Mitsuhiro Shibuya will bring guests the most favorite dishes such as sashimi, sushi, tempura,… Benkay is also famous for its Kaiseki menu with the perfect balance between taste, flavor and color. With these highlights, the restaurant is listed as one of the best place serving Japanese cuisine in the North Vietnam.

Situated in the second floor of Nikko Hotel, the Benkay Restaurant can accommodate up to 81 people with 3 private rooms. Besides tasting exotic Japanese dishes, guests also can immerse in Japanese culture, giving the most relaxing space for your meal. In order to enjoy a meal in this restaurant, you have to pay 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 VND/person.

Address: 2nd floor, Nikko Hotel, 84 Tran Nhan Tong, Ha Ba Trung. Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm and 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

Akaari Restaurant

Akaari Japanese Restaurant (via AKAARI)

Akaari Japanese Restaurant – a Japanese dining space in Hanoi with traditional dishes will bring you a wonderful experience of the famous Japanese cuisine. The food at the restaurant is not seasoned too much but focus on the fresh and pure taste. Besides popular dishes, you do not miss the soy-based dishes of the restaurant which surely will be memorable dining experience in Hanoi.

With cozy space, friendly staffs, the Akaari Japanese Restaurant is an ideal place for organizing warm banquet with family, friends or entertain business partners. The price for dining at the restaurant ranges from 300,000 to 500,000 VND/person.

Address 1: A105-106, D5 Tran Thai Tong, Cau Giay; Address 2: 17T7 Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Thanh Xuan. Opening hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm.

Shinbashi Restaurant

Shinbashi Restaurant (via LinkedIn)

You want to have a cozy meal with family, friends or invite important guests, Shinbashi will be the perfect choice. The menu is very rich and varied with dishes cooked from fresh ingredients such as sushi, sashimi,… The restaurants also offers menu with special dishes like cod, Wagyu beef, Shinbashi king crab,… The price for a meal in the restaurant is from 500,000 VND/person.

Address: 65 Trieu Viet Vuong, Hai Ba Trung. Opening hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:00pm.

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