Japanese Cuisine in the USVI

Throughout the Virgin Islands, you'll encounter a diverse set of restaurants and other dining options. But guests who seek Japanese cuisine in particular won't want to miss the places known for these fun flavors. Get a feel for the Japanese cuisine you'll find in the Virgin Islands with this handful of restaurants.

With many options, from the very casual atmosphere at Peking Tokyo to the much anticipated dinner service at Zero Sushi, there's a menu suited for each guest and even for that special night you're planning.

Below, preview the moderate selection of places that satisfy cravings for Japanese cuisine. Click on one of the options to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Buddah Sushi

Maroon Town, St. Thomas | (340) 714-3474

Buddah Sushi is located close to Anna's Retreat; it's a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) to the west-southwest of Red Hook. Consider stopping by Maroon Town if you're a fan of Asian cuisine, but particularly sushi. With upwards of fifty different types of rolls, Buddah Sushi offers a great selection of common and uncommon products of Japanese culinary techniques. In addition to their raw seafood though, there is also a number of cooked dishes that include local fish and shellfish, as well as chicken and steak entrees.

Enkai Sushi Bar

The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | (340) 774-6254

Enkai Sushi Bar is located in the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas; 1.2 miles to the west-southwest of Charlotte Amalie. Head on over to the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie if you love Japanese food, but especially crave sushi. Enkai Sushi Bar is a dockside restaurant that blends right into the surrounding with an open air dining room that looks out over the water and featured wood finishes. In fact, if you didn't know you were dining at a sushi bar, the scenery might lead you to believe you're eating at a bar and grill that specializes in seafood.

Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Havensight, St. Thomas | (340) 777-8744

Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar & Restaurant can be found in Havensight, in the southeastern outskirts of Charlotte Amalie. Pay a visit or two to Havensight when you just can't help your cravings for sushi. The design at Ben Iguana's is sleek and modern, with the focal point being a series of fish tanks.

Zero Sushi

Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 777-9376

Located 0.3 miles southeast of downtown Cruz Bay, Zero Sushi is on the premises of St. John Marketplace. Guests who are in the mood for sushi will especially love dining here during a trip to Cruz Bay. While sushi is definitely the most popular item at Zero, there are plenty of non-raw options that include wok-fried meals and noodle bowls. These cooked entrees will often include different flavors of chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetables that stay true to the Asian origin.


Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix | (340) 773-6911

Located near the center of downtown Christiansted, Dashi is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're going to explore this neighborhood. People who want sushi will particularly love dining here during a visit to downtown Christiansted.

Japanese Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar & Restaurant 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Japanese (340) 777-8744
Buddah Sushi 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas Asian, Japanese (340) 714-3474
Dashi Downtown Christiansted St. Croix Japanese (340) 773-6911
Enkai Sushi Bar 1.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Japanese (340) 774-6254
Peking Tokyo 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas Chinese, Japanese, Thai (340) 779-7338
Zero Sushi 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John Japanese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim (340) 777-9376

Similar Food

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese 0.6 mi. West of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
China Jade Restaurant (340) 778-1996 Chinese 3.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Savant (340) 713-8666 Thai 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Theo's West Indian Thai Infusion (340) 779-8436 Thai 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
China Fast Food (340) 775-6881 Chinese The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None
Lucky Bamboo (340) 774-9900 Vietnamese Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Fatty Crab (340) 775-9951 Asian Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Galangal -- Thai Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Wok Express (340) 774-2111 Chinese 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Great Wall Restaurant (340) 776-3566 Chinese 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Also, for yet another culinary cousin, consider sampling a specialty like the sushi, which is offered at both Caneel Beach Bar & Grill and Great Bay Lounge.

Some of the most memorable foods in the Virgin Islands are the ones that you decide upon spontaneously while walking the streets near your hotel. Of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you plan ahead. To discover more about the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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