Sushi, ramen, Washoku... Japanese food has fast become a global phenonemon and is well-known for its extensive range of delicious yet healthy cuisine. Washoku even earnt itself a place at the top table, earning recognition from UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Property.

JapanTravel has been on a culinary journey and brought together some of our favorite types of Japanese food in this 'Japan Must-Eat' selection. Just take your pick – we're sure you won't go hungry!

Izakaya dining in Shibuya, Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen all the way from Fukuoka, top-grade Japanese wagyu beef at mouth-watering prices, fried gyoza dumplings done the Japanese way, fried skewers and more Osaka soul food classics, and fusion-style wholesome, spicy curry with a Hawaiian edge.

Tora Dogenzaka「とら 道玄坂」in Shibuya is a Japanese food restaurant with top quality selections, affordable prices and a convenient location More
Enjoy gyoza dumplings and other delicious Chinese foods for low prices at Gyoza no Ohsho in Ikebukuro. More
Pound-ya brings quality Japanese beef at great prices to the heart of Tokyo. More
ICHIRAN prides itself on offering the perfect bowl of tonkotsu ramen. Check out their Asakusa store, opening in November 2015. More
Kushikatsu Tanaka's (串カツ田中) own red and yellow Hoppi and Kaku highball lanterns are a growing fixture across Japan More
Located on the famous Route 246 between Shibuya and Omotesando, Moyan Curry brings healthy, delicious curries along with 18 years of experience to the heart of Tokyo. More

Room for more?

If you're still hungry or looking for more recommendations, check out our extensive archive of restaurant content from across Japan: