Japanese Cuisine in Oranjestad

Throughout Aruba, you'll happen upon a variety of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. Fans of Japanese cuisine will want to visit the restaurants where it's always on the menu. Luckily, you're likely to come across plenty of restaurants serving this style.

Restaurants Map

With options including everything from the very casual atmosphere beloved by diners at Tatami Sushi Bar to the fantastic dinner and lunch at E Sushi Shap, there's something special waiting for each person in your party and every style of vacation.

Before your trip begins, you can get a taste for the selection of restaurants in Aruba where the focus is on Japanese food. Click each option to see more important info about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

E Sushi Shap

Noord | (297) 587-2012

E Sushi Shap is located toward the center of 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. Thinking about Japanese food, and definitely need some sushi? If you say yes, consider making this fun restaurant a priority on your agenda.

Their signature roll is called "Island Maki," E rolls that comes with shrimp temporized inside and on top they add shaved coconut and serve it on their house sauce, "sweet coco sauce." They are also known to be the only sushi place to use and serve Lion Fish. Their most popular roll is called "Buddha," and is a fried plantain rolled up with crispy salmon, fried and topped with a warm crab salad will leave you feeling like a true Buddha.


Palm Beach | (297) 586-6789

Positioned just outside the heart of Palm Beach, Benihana is at 370-A J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. Hoping to have a great plate of food in a breezy, no-fuss environment? Perhaps you'll like the naturally relaxing atmosphere at this grill.

Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda

Palm Beach | (297) 586-9949

Located near the middle 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 cuisine and seafood, but here they're also dubbed a hotspot for 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.

Gari & Wasabi

Oranjestad | (297) 586-0078

Gari & Wasabi is located in Oranjestad, a city in Aruba. Consider stopping by Oranjestad if your busy day calls for a satisfying serving 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.

Ketsu Sushi Bar

The vicinity of Palm Beach | 297 5 206580

Located 1.3 miles northwest of Noord, Ketsu Sushi Bar is located at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, and is a viable option for vacationers thinking about spending some time visiting this area of Aruba. It's 0.7 miles north of Palm Beach. Looking for Japanese food, but sushi in particular? Even if it's outside your norm, make this restaurant a priority on your agenda.

Japanese Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Benihana Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad 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 The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.5 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Japanese 297 5 206580
Sensei Sushi Bar Macurima, 3.5 mi. East of Central Oranjestad Japanese (297) 585-0508
Sushi-Ya at Playa Linda Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Japanese (297) 586-9949
Tatami Sushi Bar 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 582-9945

Similar Food

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

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian Macurima, 3.5 mi. East of Central Oranjestad
Hung Paradise Restaurant (297) 588-5243 Chinese Downtown Oranjestad
Chino Latino (297) 586-6380 Asian Monserat, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
The Pitstop Restaurant (297) 584-5334 Chinese San Nicolas, 9.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
J. H. Yee's Asian Bistro (297) 586-3888 Asian Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Rising Dragon Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-1768 Chinese Savaneta, 7.3 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Chinese Sabana Lider, 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant (800) 554-2008 Asian 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant (297) 586-8071 Thai Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Kowloon (297) 582-4950 Asian Downtown Oranjestad

Or let your appetite persuade you to sample one of the specialties, like the sushi served at Wong Sheung Wong.

Some of the most memorable foods in Aruba are the ones that you find unexpectedly during your exploration of different cities. Then again, you'll save yourself some stress if you plan on visiting specific venues. To discover much more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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