You can order a pizza anywhere in Bengaluru, but you’ll have to look a little further beyond the corner, if you are in the mood for authentic Japanese cuisine. Listed below are the top 5 Japanese restaurants near Whitefield, Bangalore, where you can get the real taste of Japan. Visit these restaurants and discover authentic Japanese delicacies from Prawn Tempura to classic Miso soup, Tofu Teriyaki, Rice, Ubon Noodles, different varieties of Gyouza and more.
Try the classic Miso Soup, Tofu Teriyaki, crunchy Prawn Tempuras, grilled Salmon with Teriyaki and spicy Chicken Dumplings (Gyouza).
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try the Sushi Capsicum or veg Tempura Rolls. If you just want to make a tasty and filling meal of it, order some Japanese Rice or Noodles. Try the Soba Noodle Salad and follow up with the more traditional Yaki Ubon Noodles.
You can call the chef if you want help with your order, and he’ll explain what to order, how it is made (open kitchen and bar), what is in it, and even show you how you should eat your food in the right manner.
It is a completely authentic Japanese food experience, including Karaoke, that you cannot miss if you are in Bangalore.
If you do not want the pressure of ordering Japanese, just ask for the Bento Box. It is a delicious set Japanese meal, and they have different Bento boxes every day.
The OJ Restaurant location: Evoma Hotel, #14 Bhattrahalli, Old Madras Road, Besides Pashmina Waterfront, Bangalore - 560049; Map, Reserve a Table now: 08041903000
With a stunning view, a Teppanyaki station, and a sushi bar overflowing with platters, the expert chefs at Sake who can whip up a mean and spicy Uramaki, mouth-watering Nigri with Wasabi that will burn its way straight down to your gullet, and your choice of thinly sliced Sashimi.
Sake location : ITPL Main Rd, Maruthi Nagar, KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560048
This is another place, where you can get an authentic Japanese experience, and not just food. Apart from the usual table space, Harima also has individual rooms and the traditional Japanese Horigotatsu rooms. Horigotatsu rooms allow guests to comfortably sit on the floor for a traditional Japanese meal, with a hollow part in the room for the table. The food is not bad either. Try the Tori No Karaage (deep fried boneless marinated chicken pieces) or the chicken dumplings or Wasabi Ebimayo (fried prawns in wasabi mayonnaise sauce).
Harima location: 4th Floor, Devatha Plaza, 131 Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025
Sakae is the in-house rooftop restaurant of Uno In, which aims to offer a complete Japanese experience. They menu is Japanese, they have Japanese staff to take your order, and you will be eating food while watching Japanese television shows.
Start with a rolled Japanese omelette or an Osaka style fried egg and squid, and then dig into the cubed Beef Steak, grilled salted Beef Tongue, or Beef Fillet Steak. You also have a wide range of Sashimi, Shrimp, Octopus, and other fried fish choices. There are also deep-fried Tofu, fried chicken, fish, crab and other items to rejuvenate your taste buds. If you are a fan of rice or noodles, you can choose from Fried Rice, Rice Balls, assorted Sushi Rolls, a full set meal, Miso Soup, Ramen, or fried noodles dipped in sauce.
Sakae Location: 35/2, Langford Cross Road, Shanti Nagar, Bangalore - 560025
Yet another in-house restaurant at a Japanese hotel, the Matsuri provides everything that a high-quality authentic Japanese meal requires. You can start with a Seafood salad, move on to flawless Sushi and Sashimi, a minced Beef Cutlet, stir fried pork and vegetables, a Saikoro steak (diced beef steak with sauce), or stick to your staple of Udon (Japanese what noodles) with sauce, pork, veggies or a combination of them.
Matsuri Location: 10/6, Lavelle Road, Bangalore - 560001