Japanese Cuisine in Riviera Maya

Almost everywhere in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll be overwhelmed by the variety of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. Guests who already have plans to eat Japanese food can't afford to miss the places where it's always on the menu. Get an idea of the different ways to enjoy Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's Japanese food with this handful of restaurants.

With plenty of variety, from the informal backdrop at Zen to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen, you're sure to locate a menu item with all the right flavors.

Below, you can browse the restaurants throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean that satisfy cravings for Japanese cuisine. For each of the options, click to see the full article about its location, style, 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. Vacationers who desire sushi will especially enjoy dining here during a trip to downtown Playa del Carmen.


Riviera Cancun | (225) 522-0093

Sensai , on the premises of Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort, is located on the southern edge of Riviera Cancun, a neighborhood in the Riviera Maya; two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the north of Puerto Morelos. Formal dining is the standard here, which means guests who enjoy both an upscale environment and Japanese food should make the trip.


Puerto Aventuras

Located 1.0 mile south of La Gloria, Arigato is on Kukulcan Boulevard Km 18.5. Xpu Ha is approximately three miles (approximately four and a half kilometers) to the south west. You'd be lucky to find yourself in Puerto Aventuras if you love Asian food, but especially crave sushi. While they are famous for their sushi, Arigato also serves other entrees like pitas, chicken and cooked fish.


The Riviera Maya | (855) 744-8371

Zen is located at Royalton Riviera Cancun. In case you're wondering, Puerto Morelos is seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest. For those times when you're anticipating an inviting place serving Japanese food without a big to-do, this breezy restaurant fits the bill.


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Located in downtown Playa del Carmen, Sushi-Tian is a logical selection worth considering if you are visiting this neighborhood. You'd be lucky to find yourself in downtown Playa del Carmen if you love Japanese food, but especially crave sushi.

Similar Food


If seeking variety within the same genre, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
El Chino -- Chinese Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Chino -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown 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
La Palapa Del China -- Chinese 0.1 mi. South West of Central Tulum
Hola Asia -- Asian 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
Babe's Noodle Bar (984) 879-3569 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mezzanine (303) 578-1301 Thai 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum
Zen (984) 875-1130 Asian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya

Some of the best places to dine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you decide upon spontaneously while walking the streets near your hotel. However, jotting down a few delicious-sounding restaurants in your travel plans, allows you to stay flexible. To learn more details concerning the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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