From cheap street food to elegant high-end dining, Taipei offers plenty of authentic Taiwanese fare to satisfy anyone’s hunger. Over the years, however, the city has expanded its offering of international cuisine, including a growing selection of sushi and Japanese restaurants. For a taste of Japan in the heart of Taipei, check out our list of Taipei’s Top 10 Japanese and Sushi Restaurants.
Price: Fine dining
Price: Fine dining
With multiple locations throughout the city, the famous Mitsui Cuisine is a well-loved favorite of Taipei’s dining scene. Each location has its own decorative style, from an elegant zen theme to a dramatic gothic-style interior complete with chandeliers and mirrors. Founded in 1992 as an answer to Taipei’s limited Japanese dining options, the restaurant chain is well-known for its omakase sets, which are dishes selected by the chef. The menu includes a variety of other meal sets, as well as premium sake and Australian and European wines.
Mitsui Cuisine, No.30, Nong-an Street, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2594 3394
Mitsui Cuisine, No. 59, Jingye 1st Road, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2533 8802
Mitsui Cuisine, B1, No.108, Section 1, Dun-hua South Road, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2741 3394
Mitsui Cuisine, No.1, Songzhi Road, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2345 1101
Travelers hoping to get off the beaten path for their sushi cravings will be pleased with Sasa Sushi. Located in the Zhongshan District, the restaurant’s casual and friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed dining experience. Upon entering, guests pick the price point of their meal and are served accordingly, as the restaurant does not have a specific menu. The restaurant’s omakase sets are popular and include dishes specially selected and prepared by the chefs. The entire meal can take several hours, as guests are encouraged to take their time and truly enjoy each dish.
Opened in 2014, Yun Sushi is a sleek, modern sushi bar in Daan District. With its understated exterior and cozy atmosphere, the sushi bar is a hidden gem among Taipei’s bustling streets. Upon entering, guests are seated at the sushi bar where they can watch the chefs at work. Meal sets include fresh sashimi, sushi and cooked dishes, all of which vary depending on the chef’s choice for the day. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner except for Sunday.
Yun Sushi, No. 9 Lane 160 Yanji St, Taipei, Taiwan+886 2 2751 9828
Sasa Sushi, No. 6 Lane 42 Section 2 Zhongshan N Rd, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2561 1246
Price: Fine dining
Located near the busy Zhongxiao East Road, NCIS, or Northern California Inspired Sushi, is a modern sushi joint with roomy seating. What makes this restaurant different from the others on this list is its Northern California-style dishes. The extensive menu includes colorfully titled rolls like Puff Daddy and BMW, as well as vegetarian dishes and traditional nigiri options. After the success of the original NCIS, the smaller NCIS Express was opened in Songshan District and provides lunch options for anyone looking for a quick and affordable meal. For orders over $600NT, NCIS Express also provides a delivery service.
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