Copenhagen has some of the best restaurants in the world – that’s no secret. This city hasn’t always had very many Japanese restaurants. Their emergence on Copenhagen’s thriving foodie scene was quite a recent thing but now you can grab anything you’re craving in this city, from sashimi to ramen and much more.
Sticks’n’Sushi boasts a fantastic menu, offering vibrant, green salads, delicious soups, sushi, and more. The carefully curated set menu offers a real treat for the senses and you can wash it all down with one of the tasty cocktails, or two. The attentive and accommodating staff are more than happy to cater to dietary requirements, too. So everybody can enjoy a mouthwatering meal here.
📍Borgergade 13, 1300 København, Denmark
Tokyo Restaurant is a haven for fans of Japanese food. Friendly staff are on hand to make your experience special, with incredible dishes. The super rich and flavoursome sukiyaki s well worth trying – beef in a delicious broth made using soy sauce. As you walk through the door, the aroma of the food instantly hits you and you know that it’s going to be a fantastic meal.
📍Vesterbrogade 77, 1620 København, Denmark
Selfish Sushi and Sake definitely has an appropriate name because you’re not gunna want to share it! The fish is super fresh and the rice is perfectly cooked which is, after all, what makes perfect sushi! It’s a little slice of Japan in Copenhagen and well worth a visit! Obviously, you should sample the saki too, of which there is a vast variety.
📍Elmegade 4, 2200 København, Denmark
Bento Copenhagen is a super authentic, family-run spot and this shines through in the dishes. Everything is super fresh, from the tantalising tonkatsu to the moreish unagi. The family have been running Japanese restaurants in the city since 1998 and they’ve used all of that experience to make Bento Copenhagen what it is today. The dishes are almost as pretty as they are delicious, too!
📍Helgolandsgade 16, Kælder, 1653 København, Denmark
Kanagawa Sushi Vesterbro is definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants in Copenhagen. The freshness of this fish is what makes the place really special, alongside fantastic service. Whether you choose the all-you-can-eat option or explore the à la carte menu, you’re going to roll home happy.
📍Vesterbrogade 89, st. tv, 1620 København, Denmark
Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar is a must-visit for aficionados of Japanese cuisine. From the addictive gyozas to the succulent nanban, this spot has a lot to offer. Meat-eaters should try the gyukatsu beef – tender and bursting with flavor – while seafood lovers will appreciate the ika ichiyaboshi squid. They serve some Korean dishes like bibimbap too so there’s a lot to choose from.
📍Gasværksvej 21, 1656 København, Denmark
Damindra seamlessly blends Japanese and Nordic flavors in an intimate and cosy setting, making this place perfect for date night. With a mere 8-10 seats, this restaurant offers a really unique experience. It’s an upmarket place and you can order the chef’s selection or opt for the a la carte menu. It all depends on what you’re craving. It’s not cheap but here you’ll find only the finest quality ingredients.
📍Vandkunsten 6, 1467 København, Denmark
KōNĀ and Slurp Ramen is a super tasty spot. KōNĀ boasts an uncomplicated menu with tasty ramen options that really soothe the soul. Customers return again and again for the miso ramen and moreish shoyu ramen but the standout dish is their karaage. It’s super crispy. Try the squid noodles with chicken heart pate too for something really different.
📍Bag Elefanterne 15, 1799 København, Denmark
Whether you’re looking for classic dishes or a new take on Japanese cuisine, Copenhagen’s Japanese restaurants are so varied that you can find anything you’re craving. Some are simple, no-frills spots where you can eat on a budget, and others are really upmarket. However much you spend, all of the places on this list offer some of the best Japanese food in the city.