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Interior of Dashi, a Japanese restaurant in Stockholm. Minimalistic interior and muted earthy colors.

Photo: Dashi

Categories: Restaurants

Japanese restaurants in Stockholm

Publish date: 4 June 2024

Brothy ramen, fresh sushi -and sashimi, crispy tempura. Japanese cuisine offers many delicacies. Here are some of the best Japanese restaurants in Stockholm.

For a long period, Japanese restaurants in Stockholm were few and far between. But in the late-'80s to mid-'90s, as the interest in Japanese popular culture grew – video games, anime, manga, and film – so did the appetite for Japanese cooking.

Swedes quickly took a liking to sushi, ramen, gyoza, and other delicacies and the last 10-15 years have been even quite busy for lovers of Japanese flavors as more Stockholm chefs have looked to the East for culinary inspiration.

Japanese restaurants in Stockholm - 6 quick tips

  • Black Milk Gastro BarOmakase-style restaurant where diners are treated to the chef's selection of small dishes. Hugo Öron of Stjärtilleriet-fame designs the drink menu.
  • Totemo Ramen – A small and unassuming little ramen joint in central Stockholm. Carefully selects sustainable ingredients and makes its own noodles. Open only during lunch hours.
  • Nour – Nour received its first Michelin star in 2022 for its Japanese and Swedish cuisine blend. Restaurant manager Sayan Isaksson wants to create a homey feel, and the restaurant has been described as alternative fine dining.
  • Sushi Sho – Sushi Sho in Vasastan serves its food okamase-style; one-bite-sized morsel at a time, with guests seated at a counter surrounding the kitchen. The restaurant received its first star in Guide Michelin in 2016.
  • Misshumasshu – Lunch and dinner spot, run by celebrity chef-duo Adam and Albin. Its menu mixes typical Japanese dishes and fusion food with a Japanese twist.
  • Tak – Great food with a great view. Tak is located smack-dab in the middle of town and serves its Japanese fusion menu against a vista of inner-city Stockholm from its penthouse location.

Here's a selection of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Stockholm.