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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439 60
Sushi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

2
347 67
Ramen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

3
280 68
Tempura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

4
250 52
Udon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

5
236 61
Miso soup is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

6
259 64
Sashimi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

7
193 59
Mochi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

8
211 50
Gyoza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Gyoza

9
195 51
Yakitori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

10
131 18
Teriyaki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

11
166 53
Japanese curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
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12
166 50
Tonkatsu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

13
118 39
Inari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
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14
160 58
Edamame is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

15
124 39
Sukiyaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

16
116 37
Shabu-shabu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

17
92 22
Takoyaki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
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18
115 42
Karaage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

19
115 44
Taiyaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

20
95 38
Unadon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

21
83 36
Korokke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

22
57 19
Okonomiyaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

23
88 33
Temaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Temaki

24
83 41
Chirashi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Chirashi

25
64 32
Kushikatsu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

26
72 41
Agedashi tofu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

27
62 31
Anpan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

28
35 16
Yakiniku is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

29
41 23
Osechi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

30
52 33
Oyakodon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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50 27
Oden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

32
52 35
Kakigōri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

33
50 35
Ohitashi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Ohitashi

34
25 20
Hayashi rice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

35
36 34
Uirō is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

36
47 35
Red bean soup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

37
44 34
Yakizakana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Yakizakana

38
34 27
Motoyaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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42 38
Tsukemono is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

40
20 19
Hijiki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

41
31 27
Hiyayakko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

42
30 26
Zōni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

43
30 26
Sunomono is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Sunomono

44
36 25
Kakuni is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

45
18 18
Kinpira is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

46
29 30
Ankimo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

47
33 25
Himono is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Himono

48
41 35
Umeboshi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

49
5 0
Miso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
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50
31 27
Champon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food