Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well.
Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes.
Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the Top Japanese Restaurants in Hamilton.
The Best Japanese Restaurants in Hamilton
We stumbled onto this restaurant in Hamilton. Be warned, it's tucked away from the main street so you might miss it if you don't keep your eyes peeled!
It has a nice family owned cozy atmosphere and everyone was friendly.
We ordered a sushi platter, spicy chicken and Korean style chicken dub bab and the whole family loved it. Would come back here again if ever in the area
Address: 1685 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1G5, Canada
I discovered Red Maple Sushi during one of my lunch breaks at work!
The place was cute with a very modern vibe. The lady working was friendly and helpful, the prices were great and the food was delicious! It is definitely one of my new faves.
Address: 2732 Barton St E #7, Hamilton, ON L8E 4M6, Canada
Took the family here. Super friendly, fast service and amazing food.
There's a reason that lineups out the door and down the street are a common site at Kenzo Ramen.
The generous portions, and unique broth combinations can quickly win over anyone who walks through that door.
But not only is the food amazing, but the service is great too! Everyone was super friendly and more than willing to answer any questions we had about their menu. We will definitely be back!
Address: 21 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A1, Canada
Our family absolutely loves this place. We had a big group for the lunch buffet last week and all we could talk about is how great the hot and sour soup was.
Also, their chicken feet looked amazing, but I didn't have the courage to try them.
My husband was more adventurous than me and tried them and said they were fantastic! The all you can eat buffet is also a great deal.
Address: 1066 Upper James Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 3A9, Canada
I would like to start by saying the ramen at Shiro Ramen was fantastic. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived, but with a name like Shiro Ramen, I can only assume it was some kind of amazing soup.
I ordered the spicy tonkotsu ramen, because I figured there was no way they could screw that up.
Address: 1970 Rymal Rd E #12, Hamilton, ON L0R 1P0, Canada