Stockholm’s Japanese restaurants haven’t been around all that long. It wasn’t really until the ’80s and ’90s that Japanese food began to accumulate a significant following in the city. However, as the city’s gastronomic profile has grown, so have the number of Japanese restaurants. There are so many now that it can be hard to choose at which to eat but here’s our handy guide to the absolute best in the city.
Itamae Izakaya is a little slice of Japan in Stockholm. The sushi and sashimi are super fresh, which is what makes them so delicious. It is a beautiful restaurant and the food is almost too pretty to eat, offering far more than sushi. Check out the Japanese-style fish tacos or the rice bowls for a super tasty meal.
📍Odengatan 106, 113 22 Stockholm, Sweden
2. Mogge Sushi
Mogge Sushi is a cosy, welcoming spot with a small menu, which is often the sign of a good restaurant, after all. Their sushi platters are fresh and creative – beautifully prepared and delicious. Visually, the food is stunning too and swift service makes this spot even more special.
📍Munkbron 5, 111 28 Stockholm, Sweden
3. Tokyo Diner
Tokyo Diner is definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Stockholm. The menu presents an impressive assortment of choices such as the fresh, melt-in-your-mouth tuna sashimi and the aromatic chicken broth udon soup, bursting with veggies. Treat yourself to some delicious deep-fried duck and you certainly won’t regret it! Gluten-free diners need not worry – the staff take special care to cater to dietary needs.
📍Hötorget 3, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden
Blue Light Yokohama is another special spot. There you can delve into a tempting menu featuring succulent black cod and mouthwateringly juicy chicken. In particular, people visit this spot again and again for the ramen dishes – of which there are two vegetarian options available too! Bring your appetite because this place serves generous portions!
📍Åsögatan 170, 116 32 Stockholm, Sweden
Minako Odenplan is an upmarket Japanese restaurant with a chef who really knows his stuff. It’s not the kind of place where you just walk in and take a seat – reserve it for special occasions when you really want to celebrate. There’s an authentic, very limited menu of sushi and teriyaki but it’s so fresh that you don’t really need variety. This is how sushi should be prepared and makes the most of Sweden’s coast.
📍Västmannagatan 48, 113 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Hattori Sushi Devil certainly serves up some devilishly delicious sushi! The chef’s selection introduces an intoxicating combination of flavors and textures. Both the dishes and the restaurant are very pretty. You’ll be snapping Instagram photos all night long.
📍Drottninggatan 85, 111 61 Stockholm, Sweden
7. Sushi Sho
Sushi Sho in Stockholm is a hidden treasure for devotees of Japanese cuisine. With a seating capacity of only ten guests, it feels like an exclusive sushi club. The gifted chefs prepare an array of remarkable and delectable sushi, meticulously crafted with finesse and you can indulge in a tasty drinks menu too. Check out the exquisite sake.
📍Upplandsgatan 45, 113 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is a hub of incredible restaurants and these Japanese restaurants are not your average chain-style eateries. They use fresh ingredients, think very carefully about the menus, and craft their dishes to be both beautiful and delicious.