From Sushi to Ramen: Japanese Restaurant in Cork City

japanese restaurants cork city

Japanese Restaurants in Cork City have started a culinary revolution that has been quietly brewing over the past few years. With each passing year, the enchanting allure of Japanese Cuisine captivates more and more Corkonians and visitors alike. From the artistry of Sushi to the comforting embrace of ramen, Japanese food has rapidly become a firm favourite, with many looking for something fresh and tasty.

What makes Japanese Cuisine so irresistible? The delicate balance of flavours, the meticulous craftsmanship, and the deep cultural reverence for food draw people in. Cork City has warmly embraced this culinary voyage, offering a delightful array of Japanese dishes to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you’re in the mood for meticulously rolled Sushi, steaming bowls of soul-warming ramen, or the exquisite simplicity of tempura, you’ll find a diverse tapestry of flavours waiting to be explored. Join us on a gastronomic journey through the enchanting world of Japanese food in Cork City, where tradition and innovation blend harmoniously on every plate.

If interested, please read my article on the Best Restaurants in Cork City.

Japanese Restaurants in Cork City

The following is a list of the best Japanese Restaurants in Cork City. I will provide some brief information, a price guide and links to their websites. 

Japanese Restaurant Cork City

Ichigo Ichie: The Best Japanese Restaurant in Cork City and is the proud owner of a Michelin-star. Ichigo Ichie offers an exquisite kaiseki menu and an unforgettable dining experience. Ichigo Ichie is the best of the best when it comes to Japanese Food in Cork City. Bookings are usually taken weeks in advance, so be prepared to wait. The wait is worth it, as you will get to sample some of the best Japanese Food in Cork City. Please read my article on Ichigo Ichie for more information.

  • Prices: €135 – €145 per person
  • Location: 5 Sheares St, Centre, Cork, T12 RY7Y
  • Opening Times: Tues – Thurs 5:45 pm – 9 pm. Fri – Sat 5:45 pm – 11 pm
  • Website: Ichigo Ichie

Sakura Japanese Restaurant: Sakura offers a range of Japanese dishes, including Sushi, sashimi, tempura, and bento boxes. Sakura Japanese Restaurant in Cork City offers dine-in and takeaway services. They have a fantastic lunch and evening menu that caters to all searching for amazing-tasting Japanese Cuisine. The menu at Sakura in Cork is extensive, offering a large selection of Sushi Nigiri, Sashimi, Norimaki, Tempura and Tappenyaki dishes. Alongside this fantastic choice, they also offer a large selection of fried rice, fried noodles and ramen dishes. Trust me, Sakura will spoil you with choice.

  • Prices: €4 – €40 per person 
  • Location: 38 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 N772
  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 4 pm – 10:30 pm. Sat-Sun: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Website: Sakura Japanese Restaurant Cork City
sushi cork city Maki Sushi rolls

Maki Sushi Rolls: This sushi delivery and takeaway service in Cork offers a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and Japanese appetizers. Maki Sushi Rolls operate a stall in Cork’s Famous English Market. Opened in 2015, Maki Sushi Rolls takes influence from Japanese and Hawaiian Cuisine. Sourcing most of their ingredients from within the English Market, you are really getting the freshest Sushi available in Cork City. Maki Sushi Rolls sell a range of delectable Sushi, Póke bowls, and Miso Soups. Their Sushi can be viewed standing tall as you pass through the English Market; make sure to stop off and grab some Sushi on the go. For further information, please read my article on Maki Sushi Rolls Cork.

  • Prices: €5.50 – €17
  • Location: English Market, Unit 16, Grand Parade, Cork
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Website: Maki Sushi Rolls Cork City

Miyazaki Japanese Takeaway: Miyazaki is a very small Japanese Takeaway in Cork City owned by the Michelin Star Chef Takashi Miyazaki. Chef Takashi Miyazaki also owns the Michelin-star restaurant Ichigo Ichie in Cork City. Miyazaki’s menu changes regularly but always delivers some of the best Sushi Cork offers. 

  • Prices: €8 – €20
  • Location: English Market, Unit 16, Grand Parade, Cork
  • Opening Times: Tues-Fri: Lunch 1 pm – 3:30 pm. Evening 5 pm – pm
  • Website: Miyazaki Japanese Takeaway
kura sushi cork city

Kura Sushi Cuisine: Fresh and tasty Sushi, Japanese Katsu Curry, delicious gyozas and more located in Marina Market Cork City. Kura Sushi Cuisine is situated in one of Corks’ favourite food destinations, The Marina Market Cork. The food is prepared as you wait, and you can watch the chef create delectable sushi and sashimi dishes while you wait. Seating is available within the Marina Market, so you can order your food, grab a seat and wait if you wish, or grab and go.

  • Prices: €8 – €20
  • Location: Marina Market, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple, Cork
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Website: Kura Sushi Marina Market Cork

Sushi in Cork City

As you can see, Cork City has much to offer for all you Sushi lovers. It has excellent takeaway Sushi bars to Michelin Star restaurants.

One thing you will find consistent across each business is their pride in using the freshest local ingredients. If it is going to be good Sushi, you need fresh, which is why the Cork Sushi scene is exploding. Cork has some of the best ingredients in the country, and you can see this in the food being produced in these fantastic Japanese restaurants.

I hope you enjoy your outing in Cork and sample delicious Japanese Cuisine. 

Food is life; when you taste the Japanese food in Cork City, your life will be changed.

J.J. Sheridan

My Name is JJ Sheridan, born in Cork Ireland but spent most of my childhood in County Tipperary. I've been a Chef for a large number of years and have worked in a number of award winning restaurants. I love using local ingredients whenever possible in my food so that I can showcase the best of Irish. My passion is to share with you the best restaurants across Ireland from a Chefs perspective. For many years restaurants have been at the hands of the "food critic". Most of the time these critics will visit the same old restaurants and heap praise on them. Often forgetting about the smaller restaurants who are paving the way for Irish Cuisine. My Goal is to higlight all restaurants, especially the ones the so called food experts never visit and give you a complete list of the best Irish Restaurants to visit.

Recent Posts