Japanese Cuisine in Aruba

While staying in Aruba, you'll come upon a diverse set of options when it comes to dining. But guests who seek Japanese cuisine in particular won't want to miss the various establishments known for these fun flavors. Fortunately, there's several restaurants that offer this favorite.


Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual attitude at Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Tatami Sushi Bar, there's something in store for each traveler and even for that special night you're planning.

The following list allows you to read up on the fairly full set of options that specialize in food of the Japanese variety. Click each option to get further details about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

E Sushi Shap

Noord | (297) 587-2012

E Sushi Shap lies on the island of Aruba, 1.8 miles north of Oranjestad; it's approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast of Noord. Head on over to this restaurant in Noord when you have a strong hankering for sushi.

E Sushi Shap offers a bright and cheerful place to pick up your favorite sushi offerings. Blue walls with Japanese inspired decor make up the surroundings that will put you at ease. This is not your typical sushi place. The Ambiance is more modern, with a relaxed ambiance and chill background music.

Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-9982

Located near the center of downtown Oranjestad, Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace is located at Renaissance Mall, and is a logical selection for people who are going to spend time visiting this neighborhood. Speaking of delicious, specialty Japanese-inspired cuisine, the kitchen at Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace will recommend their best: seafood and sushi.

At Sushi-Ya, the star of the show here is obviously the varieties of sushi. Don't despair if you're not a raw fish eater. They have cooked seafood and veggie sushi selections as well.

Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda

Palm Beach | (297) 586-9949

Located near the heart of Palm Beach, Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda is located at Playa Linda Beach Resort. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Japanese food and seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of sushi.

This place is laid back as far as the exotic fare lends the place. It's like an adventure for your taste buds. The atmosphere is almost anticipatory waiting to see what will be served next.

Ketsu Sushi Bar

The vicinity of Palm Beach | 297 5 206580

Ketsu Sushi Bar , on the premises of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is located near Noord; it's 0.7 miles to the north of Palm Beach. Do you just have to have sushi during your visit to Aruba? Then remember the name Ketsu Sushi Bar and make it the one thing on your list you do twice.

Gari & Wasabi

Oranjestad | (297) 586-0078

Gari & Wasabi is a logical choice for you to consider if you're visiting this part of the city. Head on over to Oranjestad when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of sushi.

Contemporary decor gives way to cozy booths and tables as guests can choose sushi on a conveyor belt or order something special off the menu.

Japanese Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Benihana 0.9 mi. West of Central Noord Japanese (297) 586-6789
E Sushi Shap 1.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Japanese (297) 587-2012
Gari & Wasabi 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Japanese (297) 586-0078
Ketsu Sushi Bar 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Japanese 297 5 206580
Nobushi 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Japanese (297) 586-2211
Sensei Sushi Bar Macurima, Central Aruba Japanese (297) 585-0508
Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Japanese (297) 586-9949
Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 583-9982
Tatami Sushi Bar 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 582-9945

Similar Food

Universal Seafood Restaurant

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Kowloon (297) 582-4950 Asian Downtown Oranjestad
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Chinese 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian Macurima, Central Aruba
Rising Dragon Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-1768 Chinese 1.8 mi. West of Central Lagoville
14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant (297) 588-1440 Chinese 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant (297) 586-8071 Thai 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Asia Sranang (297) 584-0328 Asian 3.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Lagoville
Cafe Japengo (297) 586-1234 ext. 36 Asian 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
China Restaurant (297) 584-8211 Chinese 3.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Lagoville
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant (800) 554-2008 Asian 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad

Also, if you're still looking for that special something, sample a local specialty like the sushi offered at Wong Sheung Wong.

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best cuisines in Aruba are the ones you wind up near unexpectedly during your exploration of different cities. However, it doesn't hurt to plan on visiting specific venues. To learn more information about the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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