Best Japanese Restaurants in Norfolk

Expert recommended Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Norfolk, Virginia. All of our japanese restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


742 West 21st Street, Suite F/G, Norfolk, VA 23517 Directions

Since 2014

Alkaline offers Ramen & Japanese street food served with clever cocktails & draft beer in charming, snug surrounds. The Restaurant is pretty intimate with low lighting, and the place is excellent for family gatherings, friends, and a date night. Alkaline specializes in non-traditional ramen and Asian street food. They have a good balance of appetizers and entrees. They are able to take reservations and waiter service. Walk-ins are always welcome. Try the Tatertot Okonomiyaki, Asian Sticky Wings, Crispy Baby Octopus, and Creamy Vegetable Paitan Ramen. Most of the dishes are served with sous vide egg, pickled ginger, narutomaki. Tonkotsu Ramen includes creamy pork broth with shredded pork and scallions.

Chicken Katsu, Grilled Salmon, Bbq Pork Belly, Japanese Steak Sandwich, Noodles, Tonkotsu Ramen, Kimchi Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Adobong Sitaw, Crispy Seafood Noodles, Bistek Tagalog, Suckling Pig Sisig, Shredded Pork & Beef Noodle Soup

Price: Starts from $2


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Lunch: Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon Closed
Dinner: Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon Closed

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5720 Hoggard Road, Norfolk, VA 23502 Directions

Since 2015

Ichran Japanese Ramen is an unassuming strip-mall venue serving Japanese ramen noodles in red-hued environs, with delivery. This place is very hidden off the military highway. The restaurant is clean, and the service is still friendly and superb per usual. The staff is pleasant and helpful to the customers. Ichran Japanese Ramen is a small and narrow restaurant with red Japanese lanterns hovering over the left and the right seats. This is a Japanese dish consisting of broiled strips of beef, marinated in teriyaki sauce, and formed in rolls with scallions. The chefs cook and prepare the food right behind the bar and in plain view of everyone. Try the Harumaki, Negi Maki, Corrokke, Ika Sugatayaki, Gyoza, Ebi Shumai, Edamame, Miso Soup & Crab Fried.

Shrimp Yaki Soba, Tonkotsu Ramen, Gorudo Ebi, Karaage, Takoyaki, Vegetable Ramen, Ebi Curry Ramen, Chicken Yaki Soba, Chicken Katsu Don, Ika Kushi, Onigiri, Age Tofu, Snow Ramen, Kotomi Ramen, Butao Ramen, Seafood Ramen, Ichran Ramen, Red Miso Ramen, Katsu Ramen, Pork Katsu Don, Chicken Ramen, Milk-Based Ramen, Chicken Fried Rice & Beef Fried Rice

Price: Starts from $1.50


Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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721 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA 23517 Directions

Since 1999

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese family-owned restaurant offering a classic menu with sushi & numerous vegetarian options. It lies in historic Ghent. Japanese restaurant Kotobuki serves traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi in a friendly and warm atmosphere. This restaurant is the perfect place to dine with your family, dates, or relax with friends. This kitchen and the sushi bar offer authentic Japanese cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients. They offer a long list of specialty sushi rolls that will surely tempt your tastebuds, as well as different authentic Okinawan dishes. Their premium vegetarian and vegan options will satisfy even the most stringent of diets. They also serve your menu section, vegetarian, and vegan.

Sashimi Appetizer, Edamame, Spring Rolls, Tuna Tataki, Vegetarian Gyoza, Nuta, Kani Su, Stuffed Mussels, Sunomono, Ika Tempura, Ika Robatayaki, Spicy Tuna Mix, Yakisoba Appetizer, Gyoza, Fried, Chicken Wing Teriyaki, Takoyaki, Agedashi Tofu, Shu Mai, Beef Tataki, Fried Soft Shell Crab, Beef Negimaki, Nabeyaki Udon, Tempura Udon & Chicken Teriyaki

Price: Starts from $3.50

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Lunch: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun Closed

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