Whether it’s sushi rolls, steaming bowls of donburi or ramen, or teppanyaki straight off the grill, you’ll find niche restaurants, bustling takeaway outlets and hole-in-the-wall eateries dotted around the city everywhere you look. We’ve put together a list of our favourites.


An Asian-inspired “fire house” from restaurateur Simon Kardachi.

17 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Ryo’s Noodles

Habit-forming ramen in stylish surrounds.

80 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Japan’s award-winning tempura restaurant.

Shop 2 62-68 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Tuno Izakaya

Bringing the best of Osaka’s noodle scene to Adelaide.

Shop 4 145 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
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This neighbourhood izakaya shares a lot of DNA with its city sibling, Shobosho, but its identity is all its own. There's a clear focus on tempura alongside a line-up of dumplings, wontons and noodles.

1/164 King William Road, Hyde Park
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At this Japanese fusion restaurant on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel, you'll find Sapporo-style ramen, rare Japanese whiskies, katsu sandwiches and skyline views.

27 Frome Street, Adelaide

Ichitaro Dining

Modern Japanese in a stylish setting.

3 160 King William Road, Hyde Park


Take a culinary ride aboard a sushi boat.

9/15 Field Street, Adelaide

En Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Bar or Japanese restaurant? It depends on your mood, really.

107 Goodwood Road, Goodwood


Accomplished Japanese dining and traditional barbeque.

48 Unley Road, Unley

Ramen & Izakaya Himeji

A casual yet elegant Japanese restaurant with a vast sake collection.

22 Grote Street, Adelaide

Black Dog Gallery

Japanese-Australian fusion that will have you cheering, not cringing.

Shop 4 455 Greenhill Road, Tusmore


Flame-licked meat on sticks, plus ramen and dumplings cooked and served by your very own chef. It’s small yakitoriya in Shobosho.

17 Leigh Street, Adelaide