Japanese Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If you've got a hankering for Japanese food, don't pass up an opportunity to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a couple of places in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean serving this style of food.

From the pleasant, informal attitude at Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen to the neighborhood eateries where drinks are equally important to the fare, you might come across a dish worthy of multiple plates-full.

Below, pursue the small set of popular Japanese restaurants you could be curious about during your vacation. For each option that interests you, click the name to read more about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen

Positioned in downtown Playa del Carmen, Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen is a good option worth considering if you're thinking about staying near this neighborhood. Don't hesitate to pass through downtown Playa del Carmen when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of sushi.


Puerto Aventuras

Situated 1.0 mile south of La Gloria, Arigato is a popular choice for people visiting this neighborhood or nearby. If you're curious, Xpu Ha is approximately three miles (approximately four and a half kilometers) to the south west. Looking for sushi within the Asian food genre? Actually, either way you should think of this place as a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

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

Similar Food


If seeking variety within the same genre, you might like distinctly different, but still related local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Blue Fish (984) 206-4000 Asian 11.5 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Himitsu (984) 875-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Babe's Noodle Bar (984) 879-3569 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Tsuki (998) 872-8084 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Saffron (984) 877-3688 Thai 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Blue Fish (984) 206-4000 Asian The Riviera Maya
El Chino -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Zen (984) 875-1130 Asian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen

Also, for yet another take on this theme, check out one of the specialties, like the sushi served at Catch.

Guests often find that the best dining options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you run into naturally as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, it's still a good idea to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To learn even more regarding the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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