20 Best Japanese Restaurants in Columbia

FuruSato Bento Japanese • $
748 Harden St, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box
Beef Amakaiya with Goyza
Chicken Katsu Bento
Ginger Pork Bento
Creamy Croquette
Teriyaki Salmon
Salt Onigiri
Crunchy Roll
Oyako Don

“Great place to grab snacks or food. It’s been years since I’ve traveled to Japan and it was cool seeing drinks, snacks and ramen that I was eating in Japan. I ordered some food here it was great. I ordered the Gyu Don and Mackerel Bento. Average plate is $8 great price’s. I highly recommend this place. Prices for the snack might be a little elevated but they are legit snacks from Japan. Check this spot out!“

4.9 Superb83 Reviews
Saky Japanese Restaurant Japanese • $
4963 Fort Jackson Blvd, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Sushi Sashimi & Hot Entrées Combination
Shrimp Tempura Bento Box
Vegetarian Saki Roll
Firecracker Roll
Specialty Rolls
Columbia Roll
Avocado Roll
Dragon Roll
Miso Soup

“Don’t be fooled by appearances!! This place is a major gem! I enjoy every bite when I come, they have a lot of meat-free options, and even offer complimentary miso. Their prices are also extremely fair for the quality of food you receive.“

4.8 Superb51 Reviews
Inakaya Japanese Restaurant Japanese • $$
224 Oneil Ct STE 9, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Tuna and California Roll
Sushi and Sashimi
Firecracker Roll
Teriyaki Chicken
Red Dragon Roll
Sashimi Dinner
Sushi Supreme
Teriyaki Beef
Seafood Boat
Fried Squid

“The best Japanese & sushi in Columbia! The staff is so friendly and always greets when you come in.All of the rolls are excellent, the spicy udon noodles are on delicious and the boats are perfect for groups.My go to is the spicy seafood udon and a candy roll. The habanero roll is great too. All of the boxes are delicious, even the Japanese fried chicken will satisfy your palate.Check this place out!!“

4.5 Superb80 Reviews
Lotus Thai Dining Thai • $
7546 Garners Ferry Rd Unit 280B, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

White Noodles w Beef and Vegetables
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Vietnamese Bun Thit Nuong
Mango Sticky Rice
Chicken Pad Thai
Red Curry Noodles
Drunken Noodles
Chicken Wings 5
Massaman Curry
Spring Roll

“We consistently order takeout Thai when we want a special occasion. Great service and easy to call in and pickup. Haven't been let down by anything we've ordered; Massaman, pad Thai, red curry, green curry, lotus fried rice with chicken, spring rolls, vegetable pho, to. Yum salad, pot stickers, hibachi entrees for the less brave. Really all good. We like spicy and medium level is great for us. Great prices. And the leftovers are amazing.“

4.4 Superb77 Reviews
Camon Japanese Restaurant Japanese • $$
1332 Assembly St, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Sushi and Nigiri Combination
Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream
Sashimi Combination
Lifesaver Roll
Salmon Nigiri
Sashimi Dinner
Chicken Curry
Camon 3 Roll
Crunchy Roll
Rainbow Roll

“Celebrated our 1st year anniversary and it was a lovely experience. Calvin and Veronica made sure we had a good time here. We set a reservation and anticipated the sushi chef per the pictures to be there, but we were informed due to COVID, he was required to retire. It appeared that there were college students rolling sushi instead. However, the sushi was rolled well and LOVED that the nigiri included the little dab of wasabi under the fish, which is the correct way to roll sushi. Another fact that made me really happy to hear is they cut and prepare the fish in house, that's cool! Calvin brought out this white soy sauce for the sushi and that paired so well! My only complaint was they do not sell beer or liquor at this time as they were in the process of updating their license. Green tea is just fine though. If you want ACTUAL authentic Japanese sushi cuisine, you have to come here!!“

4.4 Superb72 Reviews
Suishaya Asian Restaurant & Bar Asian • $
1516 Ellie Dr Ste 101, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Stuffed Jalapenos with Crab Meat and Cream Cheese
Red Lobster Maki & White Spider Maki
Carolina Maki & Gamecock Maki
Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
Sizzling Seafood Delight
House Special Lo Mein
Spicy Seafood Salad
Singapore Noodles
Bourbon Chicken
Sushi Appetizer

“Second time coming here. This is the best Asian restaurant around!! Fast, attentive service. Delicious food. Great for trying new things; tastes very fresh. So far, tried the fish chili hot pot, sushi, udon noodle soup, and crab rangoons. Everything 10/10“

4.3 Superb107 Reviews
Inakaya Watanabe Japanese • $$
655 St Andrews Rd, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Tempura Combination with Teriyaki Beef
Rainbow Roll & Spicy Tuna Roll
Sushi Dinner for 2
Black Dragon Roll
Red Dragon Roll
California Roll
Firecracker Roll
Beef Yakisoba
Sushi Supreme
Chirashi Bowl

“Went with some friends. Delicious teriyaki chicken! But, they don't have yum yum sauce. I love yum yum, but they don't have it. Their spicy mayo tastes nothing like it either. But, service was quick and our waiter was friendly.Kid-friendliness: Menu just for kids!“

4.3 Superb78 Reviews
Minato Japanese Takeout Japanese • $
1314 Leesburg Rd, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Sushi Restaurant
Specialty Rolls
California Roll
Sushi Rolls
Miso Soup
5 Rolls

“The absolute BEST SUSHI I've ever eaten. I don't care that I have to drive from Sumter to pick it up and take it back. It is very well worth it! The woman that prepares the sushi and takes orders (I'm assuming this is the owner but I could be wrong) is so kind, patient, and wicked fast! I couldn't recommend this place enough.“

4.6 Superb33 Reviews
Menkoi Ramen House Gervais Ramen • $
1004 Gervais St, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Spicy Chicken Ramen
Rice Ball 'Onigiri'
8 Chicken Ramen
Salmon Onigiri
Tonkotsu Ramen
Beef Curry Rice
Tokotsu Ramen
Veggie Ramen
Shoyu Ramen
Cha Shu Men

“Passing through Columbia, we needed a quick but good stop to fill our stomachs. Menkoi Ramen House met our expectations.We wanted something Asian, preferably authentic. We liked that it was a quick serve and eat place, and that the ramen and rice balls were pretty good. Their prices are reasonable as well, and the service was good and friendly. Simple food and easy eats. Would recommend.“

4.2 Good109 Reviews
Magnolia Buffet Chinese • $
10052 Two Notch Rd, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Combination of Honey Chicken Teriyaki Chicken and Lo Mein
Sushi and Sashimi Section Dine in: Yes
Chocolate Ice Cream Honey Croissant
Combination of One of My Plates
Mussels Fried Shrimp Egg Rolls
Sushi and Sashimi Section
General TSO's Chicken
Deep Fried Chicken
Hibachi Shrimp
House Chicken

“My first experience at Magnolias buffet was a fantastic one. I sampled about 2/3 of the items they had on the food bar and enjoyed every item that I sampled. The food was fresh, hot and enjoyable. Kelly, our table hostess, was a very sweet, efficient and charming individual. I will definitely be returning. If I could give this place more than five stars, I would. Kudos to Magnolias buffet!“

4.2 Good96 Reviews
Boku Kitchen and Saloon Pan Asian • $$
916 Gervais St, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Char Siu Pork Bao Buns
Char Siu Pork Noodles
Sticky Rice Dessert
Steak and Broccoli
Asian Chicken Salad
Steamed Bibimbap
Pork Potstickers
Vietnamese Rolls
Hong Kong Ribs

“The ambiance of the restaurant is great and the service is so friendly. The menu was a little more limited than I had hoped and while everything was good, it wasn't as great as I had hoped. It was completely a personal preference (like the ponzu sauce on the edamame was a little to sweet for me, but my dining mates loved it). I would love to go back for the dim sum brunch, just now I know what to expect!“

4 Good246 Reviews
Sakura Japanese Restaurant Japanese • $
4430 Rosewood Dr, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Moon Flower South Carolina Tuna Maki and Green Roll
Salmon Tuna Yellowtail Nigiri Rolls
Avocado Salad Dressing Separate
Beef Negimayaki with Rice
Vegetable Tempura
Orange Chicken
California Roll
Nabeyaki Udon

“This place is a hidden gem.I’ve eaten at “5 star” restaurants that don’t even compare to the level of quality of food as produced here.The Owner and Probably Chef is a master of his craft. Although we didn’t get to speak to anyone but our server, the food came promptly, every dish warped you into Japan, and the atmosphere made you forget you’re in Columbia, SC. Just for a moment.If you’re a sushi fan, just order the combination plate A, B, C.Let the master of his craft woo you.The Mochi is also out of this world.This should cost between 40-50 per person.Eat in, the way it should be. There should be a line around the block to eat here.“

4.3 Superb30 Reviews
Menkoi Ramen House in the Village at Sandhill Japanese • $
493-1 Town Center Pl, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Pork Gyoza and Salmon Onigri
Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen
Onigiri Rice Ball
Extra Fish Cake
Chicken Ramen
Shoyu Ramen
Miso Ramen
Roll Cake
Beef Curry

“I love this place in Sandhills! My family love to eat here every weekend! Always great tasting Ramen and quick service! Thanks Jordan B!“

4.1 Good64 Reviews
Edo Hibachi Japanese • $
10120 Two Notch Rd #1b, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Hibachi Steak and Chicken with Rice
Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables
Jumbo Shrimp with Broccoli
Hibachi Chicken and Steak
Hibachi Shrimp with Rice
Teriyaki Steak Bowl
Hibachi Vegetable
Gyoza Dumplings
Shrimp Tempura
Chicken Steak

“I don’t have photos for proof because I devoured it all. Kirby-style. My husband and I busted butt all week on our new home in the area and decided to do nothing but Hibachi and video games for the day. Edo Hibachi made dreams happen. We read, and laughed, at some of the reviews and decided to proceed - but with caution. Husband placed the order and was back with our mouth-watering buffet within 30 minutes. Nothing was amiss. All of our sauces right there, right next to our chopsticks and ginger dressings. Every single one. They successfully completed the ultimate challenge that not even the local Chik-fil-a could handle. The Godzilla sushi roll was warm, delicious, and drizzled perfectly, even as a to-go. The spring rolls practically melted in our mouths. The hibachi was steaming and the rice was perfectly sticky. You won’t believe me but it’s true, there was even a cucumber in my little house salad. Everything was so fresh and the proportions were enough to sustain a whole evening of HellDivers 2. After gluttonously eating it all I hesitantly inquired about the bill for this mouth-watering, guilty indulgence and I was left Baffled it was all under $100.Thank you Edo Hibachi for making our glorious day of video games and fantastic take-out one that would put even a college dorm kid to shame. We absolutely will be returning.“

4.1 Good63 Reviews
Teriyaki Madness Asian Fusion •
942 Harden St, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
Orange Chicken Bowl
Chicken Potstickers
Crab Rangoons
Egg Roll

“We came on one of the first couple days Teriyaki Madness was open, and we are now huge fans. Friendly and helpful staff made us feel welcome right away.The spicy teriyaki chicken and orange chicken are each tasty, and I’m looking forward to trying a spicy orange chicken in a future visit. Brown rice (often dry or bland at other restaurants) was cooked perfectly and provided a soft, flavorful contrast to the orange chicken. Yakisoba noodles covered with spicy teriyaki chicken was equally good. These folks know how to make food! The teriyaki sauce is truly something special — sweet and savory perfectly balanced.We look forward to more teriyaki meals from this spot in future!“

5 Superb8 Reviews
Miyabi Japanese Steakhouse And Sushi Bar Japanese • $$
442 Columbiana Dr, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Hibachi Steak and Shrimp Fried Rice
Filet Mignon & Hibachi Chicken
Homeade Japanese Soup
Zucchini and Onions
Fresh Spring Roll
Chicken Teriyaki
Teriyaki Chicken
Ginger Salad
Steak House
Sushi Rolls

“Parking: We used 2 parung placesKid-friendliness: Our 4 yr old was so excited about the fireHowever, think Chef was new, last visitI brought an 18 yr old grandsonHe wasao expressed with Chef. Trying to throw shrimp in ppls mouths. Was a blast for his 18 birthdayThis Chef rateky spoke. Did his thing. LeftThat was my olky problem as spending ovef$ 200 and no showmanship.Some in party told me; they didn't want to return to not ne entertainedJust cook . RunBow and leave“

3.9 Good101 Reviews
Tsunami Sushi Restaurant Sushi • $$
700 Gervais St A, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Hibachi Steak and Shrimp Fried Rice
Chicken Teriyaki
Teriyaki Chicken
Spicy Tuna Roll
Teriyaki Skewer
California Roll
Godzilla Roll
Playboy Roll
Spring Rolls
Sushi Rolls

“Tsunami is our go-to for sushi happy hour in Columbia! We always get the 3 roll special and a teryaki special to split. HUGE portions and always fresh and tasting delicious! I definitely recommend dining in next time you have a sushi craving!“

3.9 Good81 Reviews
Tsubaki Restaurant Lounge & Karaoke Japanese • $
224 Oneil Ct Suite 10, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Kara-Age
Fried Mozzarella
Teriyaki Burger
French Fries

“This is my absolute favorite place to go now. I just moved here from up north and I was looking for a karaoke ? place and great food and I found both in one place. The food is amazing the service and people top notch and the atmosphere very laid back and so much fun. I highly recommend this place.“

3.8 Good8 Reviews
Tokyo Grill Hardscrabble Japanese • $
4760 Hard Scrabble Rd Suite111, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Hibachi Steak & Shrimp
White Sauce

“Very good food! The only hibachi I like to eat around here! Sometimes their phone doesn’t work, so you have to come in and order and wait for your food. Other than that they have pretty good service. They switched from the bigger portions of the white sauce to smaller portions. Atmosphere is pretty good. They will modify your order perfect for you, if you’d like.“

3.7 Good17 Reviews
Tokyo Grill Japanese • $
7457 Patterson Rd #112, Columbia

Customers` Favorites

Hibachi Steak and Shrimp
Hibachi Vegetable
Teriyaki Chicken
Hibachi Chicken
Chicken Bowl
Steak Combo
White Sauce
Extra Sauce
Fried Rice
Steak Bowl

“Called in my order. I had the steak, chicken, and shrimp. It also came with nicely cooked veggies which were good. All of the meat was seasoned well, and cooked perfectly.The service was good, and by the time I got to the restaurant my food was ready to go.Vegetarian options: They do offer a hibachi vegetable entree“

3.7 Good37 Reviews