japanese Cuisine

Japanese cuisine offers diners an abundance of regional, seasonal, traditional and contemporary delights to sample at their leisure.

Luckily for us, we don’t have to jump on a plane to sample the delicacies of Japanese cuisine, as we’re fortunate enough to have some incredibly authentic Japanese restaurants right on our doorstep. From a swift bento box at lunch to a Kaiseki (a traditional multi-course dinner), there’s something for every occasion.

Traditional Japanese Dishes

The Japanese diet is known for being one of the healthiest in the world. From an early age, children are taught not to overeat, and their meals are packed with nutrient-rich foods including complex carbohydrates, cooked and pickled vegetables, fish, and meat. Sea vegetables such as seaweed are also packed with vital vitamins and minerals as well as fibre, adding another layer of goodness to the Japanese diet.



Sushi is traditionally prepared with one type of fish, or one type of vegetable, often served atop rice. However, over the years poultry and meat have been introduced and used as an ingredient in the popular maki rolls. Most Japanese restaurants will have some kind of sushi on the menu, but for the best experience, we’d recommend going to a speciality sushi restaurant.


Deep-fried vegetables, prawns, or fish, in a light and crispy batter? Yes please! Tempura battered prawns are one of our personal favourites here at The Restaurant Choice.


The Japanese know a thing or two about noodles. Available in a huge selection of delicious varieties, noodles are a staple and fail-safe for those who are trying Japanese cuisine for the first time. Soba and Udon are the two most common types of noodle found in Japanese cooking. They’re often served in a broth as a noodle soup, or can be stir-fried alongside poultry, vegetables, meat, or fish and smothered in a delicious sauce. Common toppings for your noodle dishes include spring onions, egg, seven-spice chilli powder, and seaweed.

Why Dine at a Japanese Restaurant?

If you are looking to enjoy a truly memorable dining experience, look no further than a Japanese restaurant. Their often-minimalist decor, respectful service and exciting array of dishes to sample makes for an unforgettable meal, whether that’s lunch or dinner.

Our restaurant gift cards can be used at hundreds of restaurants up and down the UK including Yo! which serves up a range of Japanese and sushi dishes. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect present for a friend who loves eating out, or perhaps a corporate gift as an incentive or thank you to hard working staff members, you can’t go wrong with  Restaurant Choice.

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