Japanese Cuisine in Riviera Maya

During your travels through Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll come upon a savory selection of places to have a hot meal. Those who adore Japanese cuisine particularly should take note of those restaurants known for these fun flavors. Preview the different ways to enjoy Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's Japanese food with these scrumptious suggestions.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal locale of Zen to the much anticipated dinner service at Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen, you could encounter a dish worth fighting over.

Take time to get a taste for the selection of restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean where the focus is on Japanese food. For each of the options, click to view the full article about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen

Located in downtown Playa del Carmen, Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen is a good option for vacationers thinking about exploring this neighborhood. Got sushi on the brain? Even if it's outside your norm, you should think of this place as the one thing on your list you do twice.


Puerto Aventuras

Set 1.0 mile south of La Gloria, Arigato is on Kukulcan Boulevard Km 18.5. It's 2.9 miles northeast of Xpu Ha. Got sushi on the brain? Even if it's outside your norm, there's no shame in it being a done-deal, as far as your itinerary goes.

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


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. When you walk in, expect fancy, fine foods in a setting suitable for special nights and occasions; or perhaps just a break from the very casual establishments in town.


The Riviera Maya | (855) 744-8371

Zen is on the same premises as Royalton Riviera Cancun, and is a logical choice for you to consider if you're going to spend some time exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It's 7.2 miles north-northeast of Puerto Morelos. Are you in the mood for plain delicious Japanese food in a beautiful yet informal location? Check out the casual surroundings over at Zen.


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Sushi-Tian can be found in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Does your whole family love sushi? If you say yes, make this restaurant the go-to solution that satisfies everyone.

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You may crave something slightly different, in which case you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Mezzanine (303) 578-1301 Thai 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum
Bambu Thai Restaurant (984) 877-4100 Asian Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Encuentro -- Vietnamese Downtown Playa del Carmen
Zen (984) 875-1130 Asian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Gong (984) 206-4000 Asian The Riviera Maya
Himitsu (984) 875-7600 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Tsuki (998) 872-8084 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Hot Wok (984) 128-3484 Thai 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
Saffron (984) 877-3688 Thai 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Kung Fu Panda -- Chinese 0.6 mi. West of Central Tulum

Or you might want to try a signature dish, such as the sushi drawing people to Catch.

Sometimes, the most exciting cuisines in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those you run into naturally during your exploration of different cities. However, including a couple of different restaurants on the list, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To learn more about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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