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Beyond Sushi: 5 Places worth visiting for Authentic Japanese Cuisine

When thinking about Japanese cuisine, the first delicacy that comes to mind is sushi. And that is comprehensible, thanks to its introduction to the rest of the world in the late 1800s. It quickly caught fire and became popular in most of the world to give way to the various westernised styles of sushi we know today. In fact it has gained so much popularity in today’s age that it is easy to define Japanese cuisine as a comprehensive amalgamation of sticky rice, raw fish or meat, and seaweed.

But as proponents and enthusiasts of Japanese culture and cuisine, as well as the Japanese themselves will tell you… there is so much more. In fact, Japanese cuisine offers much more than teriyaki and tempura too. As those are usually our second and third go-to.

So from tasty Okonomiyaki to the best Yakitori and Udon or Soba noodles which are must haves, I present to you authentic Japanese cuisine and the best places to experience it in Delhi.

  • Kofuku

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Located in Ansal Plaza, Kofuku has an extensive Japanese menu. Started off in Mumbai and now here, their decor is as extensive as their menu. Wooden cordoned of areas with tradition Japanese seating, wooden decor, and the works. Coming here, try the Okonomiyaki in question, plus a hoard of authentic Japanese from Miso Shiru soup to Yaki Shitake mushrooms and aged Dashi Tofu. And that’s just the starters.

Where: BG-09, Ansal Plaza Mall, August Kranti Marg, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

Cost: 1,500 for two people (approx.)

Phone Number: +91 801017417

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With decor as colourful as the plating, Guppy is a zany restaurant in Lodhi Colony with equally eccentric cocktails. Enjoy the ambience here with a drink at hand and an assortment of Japanese cuisine worth having. Dessert wise, they have an assortment of icecreams and cakes as well as a green tea pudding.

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

Cost: 2,900 for two people (approx.)

Phone Number: 011 24690005; +91 9650185005

  • Fuji Japanese Restaurant

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Based in the central hub of Delhi, Connaught Place, Fuji offers proper Japanese food with pure Japanese style of eating. With a large and extensive menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice here much beyond the usual traditional sushi and tempura.

Where: M-41/2, Speedbird House, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Cost: 2,000 for two people (approx.)

Phone Number: 011 33107682

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This place can be found in Khan Market. Imagine a cute restaurant with a menu similar to Japanese street food. Their sushi menu is immense but they also have a lot more to offer alongside. Consider the Japanese Pizza or Takoyaki as well.

Where: Shop 69, First floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Cost: 1,800 for two people (approx.)

Phone Number: 011 41523030; 011 41525050

  • En – The Japanese Restaurant

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Overlooking a great view of Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, En isn’t only a great place to experience Japanese Cuisine but an equally great place for a first date per se. The decor and seating set up is very fine dining, with a private balcony area seating as well. Tepenyaki, Maki, Sushi, Japanese style Udon Noodles, are only a hint of the extensive menu. Explore their Sunday Brunch from 12 – 3 pm for a afternoon weekend Japanese splurge.

Where: H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Cost: 2,800 for two people (approx.)

Phone Number: 011 33105772

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