“Irasshaimase!”– Welcome to the world of authentic Japanese cuisine.

In a time where Chinese restaurants are a dime a dozen, and the nation knowing Chinese cuisine as the Asian food, some restaurants are dishing-up authentic Japanese food in Delhi. In this article, we give you some of our best picks to gorge on authenticate Japanese cuisine.


Nestled amongst some of the glossy new addresses in Delhi, Kampai has shone through for its authenticate Japanese food and cooking techniques. Featuring a sleek and compact fine-dining space, Kampai is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Delhi for sushi and sake. And, boy do they do these two delicacies in style.

If you do plan to hop into this restaurant, do try their mix of the Ebi Tempura, Tekka Maki (Tuna Roll), Buta Kakuni (braised pork belly in soy), and Teppanyaki Lobster. Complete your meal with the authentic shochu in beverages.

Fuji Japanese Restaurant:

With minimalistic décor and floor seating, Fuji’s Japanese are big on flavours and certainly offers more authenticity than you’d expect. Japanese food in Delhi certainly takes a new turn with this restaurant. Easy on the pocket, bold flavours, large servings, makes this restaurant a perfect place to enjoy delectable Japanese dishes with family and friends. Do try their Soba, Katsu, and Teriyaki. Their Yaki Tori is quite a crowd-pleaser and has garnered quite some praises from Fuji’s steadfast.

Akira Back – JW Marriott:

Indulge in the much-celebrated flair and charm of Back’s LA original at the Marriott in Delhi. Akira features a more contemporary take on the traditional Japanese dishes. Its unique concept is a beautiful amalgamation of Japanese dishes prepared with complimenting Korean spices. Each dish is beautifully thought and impeccably presented. The flavours are nothing short of a celebration in each morsel. Try their Ahi Tuna Cold Shared Pizza and Miso Black Cod. The Wasabi Pepper Tenderloin is the out of this world.

Megu – The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi:

Megu by The Leela Palace is another great place to try some authentic Japanese flavours, and few do traditional delicacies. This restaurant serves up some of the unique combinations of Sushi-Sashimi staples. The house specials and vegetable rolls are something you should tuck into. Along with this, bite into Asparagus Tempura, Crispy Salmon Skin, or Spicy Tuna – the restaurant’s take on some of the traditional recipes.

Additionally, this restaurant also offers you both – a private dining room and dining at the Sushi Bar. The serene ambience and impeccable service, Megu is a sheer treat to its guests.

So, the next time you are in the capital city and craving Japanese food, be sure to visit these restaurants.