Japanese Cuisine in the USVI

During your visit to the Virgin Islands, you'll be able to sample a wide range of places to sit down to a meal. Those who adore Japanese cuisine particularly won't want to miss the places known for these fun flavors. You can anticipate the Japanese menus awaiting with this group of popular restaurants.

With so much to try, from the informal attitude at Umami Bar to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at Peking Tokyo, it really is possible to find the dish you'll return for again and again.

Below, read more about the group of popular establishments where the focus is on Japanese food. You can click each restaurant's name to read the full article about its location, style, and more.

Enkai Sushi Bar

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

Enkai Sushi Bar is found in the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas; a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) to the west-southwest of Charlotte Amalie. In the mood for sushi? Then you may as well make this place a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

As a sushi bar, Enkai offers a variety of sliced fish and seafood in rolls. However, Enkai has adapted the practice to the Caribbean, and you will find a mix of cultures in some of the rolls you order. From spicy tuna to snapper and crab, if you like seafood you should like Enkai Sushi.

Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar & Restaurant

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

Situated in the outer region of Charlotte Amalie, a quarter mile east-southeast of the downtown area, Beni Iguana's Sushi Bar & Restaurant is a logical selection for you to consider if you're exploring this neighborhood. Got sushi on the brain? If you say yes, make this restaurant the go-to solution that satisfies everyone.

The design at Ben Iguana's is sleek and modern, with the focal point being a series of fish tanks.

Buddah Sushi

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

Buddah Sushi is located in the vicinity of Anna's Retreat; it's 1.2 miles to the west-southwest of Red Hook. People who are compelled to eat sushi will especially love eating here during a trip to Maroon Town.

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.

Umami Bar

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 244-2824

Umami Bar is located within downtown Cruz Bay, in the heart of Cruz Bay. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Japanese cuisine and seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of sushi.

Umami Bar offers you an amazing selection of sushi, asian cuisine, and unique drinks. Along with all of the classic sushi rolls, their menu is filled with items such as Maki, Grilled Filet Mignon, Smoked Ramen Bowl, and asian-style salads. Umami Bar also offers you almost as many different kinda of drinks as they do food. Along with hand-crafted cocktails, they offer champagne, wine, and beer. Some of their many inventive cocktails include; The Filthy Mermaid, The Drunken Octopus, and Blooming Geisha.

Every day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Umami Bar has an amazing happy hour filled with 2 for 1 cocktails and small bites!


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

Set near the middle of downtown Christiansted, Dashi is at 1104 Strand Street. You certainly don't want to pass up downtown Christiansted if you're a fan of Japanese cuisine, but particularly sushi.

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
Umami Bar Downtown Cruz Bay St. John Asian Fusion, Japanese (340) 244-2824

Similar Food

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Great Wall Restaurant (340) 776-3566 Chinese 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Savant (340) 713-8666 Thai 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Rhumb Lines (340) 776-0303 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
China Express (340) 775-3388 Chinese Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Theo's West Indian Thai Infusion (340) 779-8436 Thai 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fung Kong Chinese Restaurant (340) 718-3001 Chinese The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None
Wok on the Beach (340) 693-3313 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 0.2 mi. South of Central Coral Bay St. John
Galangal -- Thai Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
China Panda -- Chinese 1.0 mi. West of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix

Or you might want to find one of the specialties, like the sushi, which is on the menu at both Caneel Beach Bar & Grill and Great Bay Lounge.

Sometimes, the most exciting dining destinations in the Virgin Islands are those you run into naturally while journeying to and from your hotel. However, having a couple of restaurants in your plans, might make sense for your travel preferences. To discover more details regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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