Who can resist hand-rolled sushi and hearty bowls of ramen noodles? Aside from the classic fan favorites, you’ll also find creative takes on authentic dishes from our local chefs. From grilled wagyu beef to chewy udon, there are a variety of ways to experience Japanese cuisine in Fairfax County
Seeking recommendations? Check out these top-rated Japanese restaurants:
Tachibana is a bustling Japanese sushi bar in the heart of McLean, known for its carefully sourced seafood. Serving sushi in Fairfax County for over two decades, Master Chef Eiji Yahashi curated an extensive menu of traditional Japanese dishes and delicacies. With unique choices like sea urchins, escolar, flying fish, eel, and scallops, Tachibana is the real deal.
Hot Spot is a mixture of Chinese hot pot and Japanese Shabu-Shabu with a Korean Flair, unofficially referred to as “Asian-style fondue.” The neighborhood gem offers an all-you-can-eat feast with a large variety of fresh food items to cook in a delicious broth of your choice! Enjoy crab, shrimp, lamb, chicken, and other special marinated meats. Plus an endless list of seasonal vegetables, tofu, and noodles.
At JINYA in Mosaic and Reston, experience ramen for the first time on this side of the Pacific like it was meant to be – with thick, rich broth in perfect balance with handmade noodles. Discover a wide array of authentic toppings, from tender pork chashu to a perfectly cooked and seasoned poached egg to fresh garlic that will take your ramen bowl to the next level. Then elevate your experience further by pairing it with tapas or a craft beer.
As some of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in Fairfax County, these local eateries will not be disappoint you with their exquisite cuisines and great dining experiences.
Browse our listings below to find a full list of local eateries for Japanese cuisine in Fairfax County.