Following Italian, Chinese, and Mexican food, Japanese cuisine is currently the fourth most popular ethnic cuisine of America. However, before 1970, only a handful of large cities, along with the Japanese-American communities of Hawaii and California, had Japanese restaurants. Dining Japanese was definitely not in the mainstream. What changed all that? Sushi’s growing popularity, as promoted by the ubiquitous California Roll, an American variation, transformed taste buds across the entire country. Prior to this transformation, no one believed that diners would every crave eating raw fish in the USA.
As mentioned in Part 1, Annapolis shines in terms of Japanese cuisine because of the abundant availability of fresh delicious seafood from the Chesapeake Bay. According to TripAdvisor, below are Numbers 5 to 1 of the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Annapolis.
Situated in Annapolis’ historic downtown and only 2 minutes from the Naval Academy. Serving the community for 8 years, they have the city’s longest sushi bar and an authentic tatami room for private dining. Their restaurant is decorated with the work of local artists.
#4 Ziki Japanese Steakhouse
Voted the “Best Restaurant for Celebrations in Annapolis”, Ziki promises great Japanese cuisine and a very good time. They are renowned for their mouthwatering Hibachi dishes of steak, seafood, and chicken, along with fresh delicious sushi.
#3 Tsunami – Annapolis
A local favorite of Annapolis since 1998, Tsunami serves “fresh sushi of the highest quality”, as well as steak and seafood prepared by their master chef. The interior’s ambience is dark and sexy, ideal for a date night.
#2 Yama Sushi Bar
They offer diners the freshest “Fashion Sushi” at the lowest prices in the Annapolis area. Yama’s owner & head chef, along with staff, will do their best to serve you a great dining experience.
#1 Joss Cafe & Sushi Bar
Diners raved about their absolutely wonderful sushi, sashimi, and tempura. One said it was his favorite and perhaps one of the best Asian restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic. Their menu is also vegetarian friendly.
Your Inn Near Japanese Dining
The Top 10 Japanese Seafood Restaurants are a short distance from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.