Japanese cuisine, a beautiful art that has been passed down through hundreds of years. Based on seasonal ingredients and changing from one region to another , it’s variety is staggering. From Sapporo located north where miso based broths are famous to southern Fukuoka where continental influence brings us their Hakata Ramen, Japan’s cuisine has something for every taste. The nation of the Rising Sun has an incredible cultural diversity which can be seen on its people. From cosplayers that dress up every day as their favorite manga characters to businessmen that work 18 hours per day, the diversity is huge and it reflects on it’s cuisine. There are many different types of restaurants in Japan and we are going to list some of the most common.
Take your pick
Ramen Restaurants: Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or fish broth. Expanded throughout Japan, now every region has its twist to it. Very famous in Japan and the rest of the world.
Soba Restaurants: Buckwheat noodles served hot or cold. Consumed chilled during summer time and hot during winter, soba noodles have a with a wide variety of sauces to be mixed with.
Tonkatsu Restaurants: Breaded deep fried pork. This dish is served with a variety of side dishes such as shredded cabbage, rice and Japanese pickles. Served with a sweet sauce that resembles Worcestershire.
Tempura Restaurants: Seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. Tempura batter is now famous around the world and is one of Japan’s culinary exports.
Takoyaki Restaurants: Ball-shaped Japanese pancakes filled with octopus inside. A treat for your taste buds and hailing from Osaka, it is normally served with a sweet sauce and mayo.
Shabu-shabu Restaurants: Japanese hot pot cooking. A true dining experience; diners will cook their food directly in pots set in their tables.
Kare Raisu Restaurants: Curry dishes served with rice. Curry in Japan is based on broths instead of the traditional Indian style or the Thai version made from curry paste.
These are just some of the many different styles of restaurants found in the country of the Rising Sun.