Japanese Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Japanese food, don't pass up a chance to spoil yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few places in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean serving this type of food.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal setting of Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen to the much anticipated lunch service at Arigato, there's a menu suited for each type of traveler and every style of vacation.

The list below allows you to get a taste for the few Japanese places that you'll have the chance to visit as you're out on the town. For each option that interests you, click the name to read the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen

Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen is found in downtown Playa del Carmen, toward the heart of Playa del Carmen. Looking for Japanese food, but sushi in particular? If you say yes, you should think of this place as a priority on your agenda.


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Sensai is on the same premises as Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort, and is a good option worth considering if you are going to spend time visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. If you're wondering, Puerto Morelos is two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the south. When you walk in, expect an upscale dining experience that offers a well-deserved break from the fare from street vendors and snack bars.


Puerto Aventuras

Arigato is located in the general vicinity of La Gloria; it is 2.9 miles to the northeast of Xpu Ha. Don't overlook Puerto Aventuras for a mouth-watering helping of the specialty, sushi.

While they are famous for their sushi, Arigato also serves other entrees like pitas, chicken and cooked fish.


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Sushi-Tian is found within downtown Playa del Carmen, toward the center of Playa del Carmen. In the mood for sushi? Then make this restaurant a priority on your agenda.

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Chino -- Chinese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Bambu Thai Restaurant (984) 877-4100 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Hola Asia -- Asian 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
Himitsu (984) 875-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Saffron (984) 877-3688 Thai 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Ula Gula (984) 879-3727 Asian Fusion Downtown Playa del Carmen
Tsuki (998) 872-8084 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Zen (984) 875-1130 Asian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria

Also, let your appetite persuade you to sample a local specialty like the sushi featured at Catch.

Sometimes, the most exciting places to try any cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you run into naturally while walking around during the day. However, you can't go wrong when you plan on visiting specific venues. To read more information about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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