Cuisine The Best Types of Japanese Food  

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List Rules Vote for the best types of food in traditional Japanese cuisine.

Who's up for sushi? Sashimi? Mochi? Tea? This is a list of the absolute best Japanese foods, ranked by deliciousness. Japan has some of the most adventurous and uniquely delicious food on the planet, which is one of the many reasons why Japanese restaurants are so popular all over the world. It doesn’t matter if you like the play it safe with chicken and mixed vegetables or if you’re a more daring eater who doesn’t mind fish eyes and interesting seasoning. There’s always something delicious on the menu of a Japanese restaurant for every kind of eater and food lover. Many of these foods are made of a fantastic mix of noodles, meat, tofu, vegetables, and mochi, each making a fresh blend that’s unlike any other type of food you’ll ever eat.

What are your favorite types of Japanese foods? Are you an daring eater who is willing to try a dish like Oden, a combination of boiled radishes, eggs, fish cakes, chicken and more? Or are you more tempted by a bowl of Udon noodles?Whatever your preferences are, Japanese restaurants are the perfect place to ea t.

This list features the top Japanese dishes, made all over the world. Many of these dishes can be found on the menu of an Americanized Japanese restaurant, while others are only found in authentic restaurants in Japan.

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451 61
Sushi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

2
355 69
Ramen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

3
289 68
Tempura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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257 54
Udon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

5
242 62
Miso soup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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266 65
Sashimi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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202 61
Mochi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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217 51
Gyoza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Gyoza

9
202 51
Yakitori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

10
138 19
Teriyaki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

11
172 54
Japanese curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
YoshinariYoshikawa added

12
173 51
Tonkatsu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

13
122 42
Inari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
TatiSilva added Inari

14
163 61
Edamame is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

15
128 42
Sukiyaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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99 23
Takoyaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
maura-quast added

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120 38
Shabu-shabu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

18
119 43
Karaage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

19
119 44
Taiyaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

20
98 38
Unadon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

21
85 37
Korokke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

22
61 19
Okonomiyaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

23
90 34
Temaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Temaki

24
84 41
Chirashi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Chirashi

25
65 32
Kushikatsu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food