June 21st, 2021
Top-tier Western Australian produce and expertly prepared Japanese cuisine is truly a match made in heaven, and there’s plenty of places in Perth cranking out top-tier meals that will make your jaw drop. We haven’t even touched on ramen – that deserves its own list (which we’ve done for you HERE).
Here are our picks for just a few of Perth’s best Japanese restaurants.
Furaibo’s first Australian location in Raine Square is already a CBD Japanese dining hit with Izayaka-style share dishes alongside a bar stacked with local and Japanese beers, along with plenty of tasty cocktails to mix up your weekends. Their specialty skewers are must-tries, as are the chicken wings, but with over 100 dishes to try we recommend experimenting as much as possible.
Even though Sado Island has downsized in recent times from their old Stirling Highway corner location, the intimate new surrounds almost make it feel more authentic. It’s been operating for decades, and their bento box options are some of the best you’ll find around Perth.
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I’m sure I’m not alone when I feel a degree of skepticism every time I see the words “tapas- style” thrown around willy-nilly. But Ha-Lu can cover even the most cynical skeptic to the merits of sharing. The menu spans from moreish zensai and otsumami starters through to more substantial mains – think slow cooked soy pork belly or grilled beef and miso plum sauce – all elegantly presented and designed for sharing. And I mean, that okonomiyaki… big oof.
Long time cult-fave for Perth’s Japanese food lovers, you’d be forgiven for walking past this hidden spot a hundred times before ever noticing it was there. Once you turn down the alleyway and descend down the stairs into Jun, you could almost imagine you had stumbled upon a cosy, quiet pocket of Tokyo. Specialists in kushiyaki and yakitori (grilled skewers and grilled chicken skewers, respectively), it’s the perfect spot for after-work dinner whether you’re sharing with a group of mates or flying solo.
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