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

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

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

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

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Sashimi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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Miso soup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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

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

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

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

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144 44
Tonkatsu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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Edamame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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Inari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
TatiSilva added Inari

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

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Karaage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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Takoyaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
maura-quast added Takoyaki

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

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Shabu-shabu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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

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

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67 34
Agedashi tofu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Red bean soup is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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Hayashi rice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunomono is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Sunomono

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Kaiseki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Types of Japanese Food
Tara de Lis added Kaiseki