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Savor the Taste of Japan with These 7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu!


Asian cuisine has always been a palette pleaser for everyone. It’s as if no one can resist Asian dishes. And, one of the countries that have been popular because of the exquisite food they serve is Japan! With Japanese restaurants all over town, the list for the Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu is already a lengthy one. Check out where you can feast on quality Japanese food at the…

7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu

7. Japanese Restaurant Matsunoya

To start our Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu list, this first one is located at Mandaue City. Japanese Restaurant Matsunoya is one of the top authentic Japanese restaurants ever to serve Cebuanos. This restaurant is packed with the desire to their lovely guests so that they can genuinely experience the taste of Japan in an Izakaya space. They also have a branch in SM Seaside City for those who are far from their main store.


Contact Details

Contact Number: (032) 272 9376 / (0956) 537 3007


Business Hours: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM

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6. Yumeya-Kihei

Opened back in 2012, Yumeya-Kihei offers their guests an extensive menu of Japanese dishes. Some that you may have not even heard of! This restaurant is situated in Mabolo, Cebu City, which is relatively near whether you’re from Cebu City or Mandaue. Try visiting Yumeya-Kihei and add them to your list of favorite Japanese restaurants!


Contact Details

Contact Number: (032) 234 2388

Business Hours: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

5. Chibori Nonki

Next on our Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu list, this chain of Japanese restaurants, Chibori Nonki, or Nonki, is one of the pioneering Japanese eateries that Cebuanos love! Famous for their sushi, they have platter sets for the whole group to enjoy. What’s best about Nonki is that they also offer delivery services for whenever you’re craving sushi they got your backs!


Contact Details

Contact Number: (032) 422 3159


Business Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

4. Tajimaya

Tajimaya is a Japanese restaurant that serves authentic yakiniku or smoke-free charcoal-grilled food. Big appetite? Tajimaya offers an all-you-can-eat experience that comes with a variety of dishes. A must-try menu item is their premium wagyu beef that will automatically melt in your mouth in the first bite!


Contact Details

Contact Number: 0905 297 4028

Business Hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

3. Iki Drum Yakiniku Restaurant

As we almost end our Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu list, this next Japanese restaurant is also another eat-all-you-can best for big eaters! Iki Drum Yakiniku Restaurant gives their guests a treat of old-school yakiniku! You can also grab a bento box for take-out when you want to continue the taste of Japan at home. 


Contact Details

Contact Number: 0998 857 4596

Business Hours: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2. Ramen Yushoken

Craving for ramen? Ramen Yushoken, one of the famous Japanese restaurant chains nationwide, is in Cebu! Best known for their original Japanese ramen, they also serve other dishes best paired with ramen noodles. One of their best-selling menu items is the gyoza, which is a Japanese pan-fried dumpling. You can order them for delivery or grab them on your way home!


Contact Details

Contact Number: (032) 367 7017


Business Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

1. Azabu

Finally, first on our Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu list, Azabu will take you on a Japanese adventure without leaving the island. Proud for their traditional taste of Japan with a modern twist, Azabu offers a subtle touch of both the old and the new. They also have a sushi and teppanyaki bar, separated from the main dining area, where guests can take a firsthand look when making Japanese cuisine!

Contact Details

Contact Number: (032) 239 6849


Business Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The Taste of Japan Within Reach!

Photo courtesy of MATCHA

When you want to have a Japanese adventure, Cebu has got it all for you! Whether it’s ramen, sushi, or gyoza, take your pick and choose from the 7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Cebu. Discover the authenticity of Japan right in the palm of your hands!

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Written by Rose Sangre

Hi, I'm Rose! A college student who wants to share worthwhile destinations, events and happenings in Cebu with everyone. I love travelling to new places and get to experience more about the beauty of the area!


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