Shanghai's Japanese cuisine is on par with the cuisine you'd find back in Japan. Only the best of Japan's sushi and other foods arrive across the pond to please Shanghai locals and expats.
Oyama Sushi Bar boasts the best sushi in Shanghai-- hands down. You'll love the sushi but the rest of the menu is also delicious and memorable. Meanwhile, the decor and staff make Oyama a place you'd love to return to time and time again.
Da Jiang Hu Japanese Restaurant is another sushi hot spot (or should I say, cold-spot) that leaves the sushi scene forever improved. A bit on the pricey side, you'll find delicacies that wouldn't be possible on a lesser budget.
Haiku is a poem of a restaurant offering fine Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. Known for the sushi, but also for the noodles and yakatori, you'll find something to adore and salivate over on Haiku's menu.
Shintori, Japanese cuisine at Chinese prices at Western standards. Come for the saki, stay for the food and great atmosphere. Shintori gets under your skin like a great itch you can't scratch.
Finding a Japanese place you love in Shanghai isn't hard, considering the amazing options, but Yamazota raises the bar and improves the whole Japanese dining scene. You'll find a beautiful selection of Japanese treats at Silva Lounge,
Ai Ya and Moonsha all known for ramen and Japanese tapas. Meanwhile, Sakura and Yi Ren Guan are a more local favorites, with infusions of local cuisine.
20 Donghu Lu, 2F
Near Huaihai Lu
Sushi done perfectly, prices that wont make you cry... read more
30 Dong Hu Road
North of Huaihai Zhong Lu
28b Taojiang Lu
A poem of a restaurant with epic taste... read more
288 Wulumuqi Nan Road
Try the nine-course set menu here, or chose your own for a delightful evening... read more
58 Mao Ming Nan Road
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Pricey but all worthwhile when you consider the amazing decor and delightful tastes... read more
101 Yin Cheng East Road
Sen Mao International Building
Perfection with a view, and one well worth a visit... read more
162 Maoming Nan Lu
Japanese-style snacks and noodles with live music...
200 Lingyibei Road
Matsushita Amenity Garden
Fine Japanese eats at an affordable price... read more