Japanese Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

While exploring the Dominican Republic, you'll be overwhelmed by the diverse set of places to have a hot meal. Those who adore Japanese cuisine particularly will want to visit the various establishments serving this favorite. Fortunately, there's plenty of dining options that have it on the menu.

With everything from the informal attitude at Etsuko Sushi to the ridiculously good dinner and lunch at Sushi Ya!, you're bound to find something that tempts your taste buds.

Before your trip begins, you can get a taste for the rather large selection of places serving Japanese cuisine available in the Dominican Republic. Click each option to read the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.

Jade Teriyaki

Santo Domingo | (809) 979-3473

Jade Teriyaki, on the premises of Ágora Mall, is located outside the center of Santo Domingo. Make the trip here to Santo Domingo when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of chicken.

Yokomo Sushi-Los Prados

Santo Domingo | (809) 732-5999

Situated in the western outskirts of Santo Domingo, Yokomo Sushi-Los Prados is at 13 Lorenzo Despradel Street. Pay a visit or two to Santo Domingo if you love Japanese food, but especially crave sushi.

Sushi Ya!

Santiago De Los Caballeros | (809) 580-1110

Sushi Ya! is a viable option for people who are going to spend some time exploring this part of the city and nearby areas. Does your whole family love sushi? Then you may as well make this place a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

All of your favorite sushi rolls are on the menu, plus they have ceviche and a kids menu that includes chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks.

Gaia Sushi

The Samana Peninsula | (809) 914-1023

Gaia Sushi, on the premises of Pueblo de los Pescadores, is located northwest of Las Terrenas, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it is 15 and a half miles (25 kilometers) to the northwest of Samana. Travelers that desire sushi will particularly love stopping here during a trip to the Samana Peninsula.

Sushi with a twist is what they serve at this spot, using international and often ingredients to update this raw seafood favorite. Don't worry, the old staples like California Rolls and Unagi are available as well.

Bonsai Sushi

Santo Domingo | (829) 544-7921

Bonsai Sushi, which is on the premises of Ágora Mall, is found in outside the center of Santo Domingo. Here's one sure-fire reason to visit Santo Domingo for a mouth-watering helping of the specialty, sushi.

While you may find your favorite sushi rolls on the menu, there are a few that break the mold a well, bringing traditional Japanese offerings together with Western flavors for a menu that pops.

Japanese Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Aka Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 338-1166
Bonsai Sushi Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Asian Fusion, Japanese (829) 544-7921
Chikyblu La Romana Hispaniola Italian, Japanese (809) 833-0514
Etsuko Sushi 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central La Vega the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 940-2728
Gaia Sushi 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola Japanese (809) 914-1023
Jade Teriyaki Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Chinese, Japanese (809) 979-3473
Kyoto 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Japanese (809) 476-7777
Oki Sushi 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 226-2007
Sushi Ya! 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 580-1110
Tostacos & Sushito 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Caribbean, International, Japanese, Mexican, Tex-Mex (809) 261-3330
Umi Lounge 2.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola Creole, Japanese (809) 467-3337
Yokomo Sushi-Bella Vista Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 732-5999
Yokomo Sushi-Gazcue Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 732-5999
Yokomo Sushi-Los Prados Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 732-5999
Yokomo Sushi-Naco Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Japanese (809) 732-5999
Zen 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Chinese, Japanese (809) 731-0000

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When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Himitsu (809) 221-8880 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola
Chino de Mariscos (809) 532-8350 Chinese Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Jardin Verde (809) 565-2084 Chinese Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Pez Dorado (809) 852-4051 Chinese 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Expresso Jade (809) 724-0101 Chinese 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Pescari (809) 221-2121 Asian 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central El Macao Hispaniola
Romanoff Restaurant (829) 804-6866 Thai 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic
El Monte Azul (849) 249-3640 Asian Fusion 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola
Chino (809) 571-0972 Chinese Cabarete, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Restuarant El Puerto (809) 847-8853 Thai 2.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana Hispaniola

And you might also be interested in the popular specials offered at one of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location Island
Simon Mansion (809) 754-0094 Sushi 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Friusa
La Palapa by Eden Rock (809) 469-7593 Sushi 1.7 mi. North of Central Cap Cana
Al Fresco (809) 320-1137 Sushi 3.2 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Peperoni -- Sushi 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Boca Marina Restaurant & Lounge (809) 523-6702 Sushi Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic

Some of the most memorable cuisines in the Dominican Republic are the ones you wind up near unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, noting the addresses of a few reliable-looking restaurants on the list, will keep this aspect of your trip worry free. To find out much more concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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