Best Japanese Food In Winston-Salem (2022): Restaurants, Steak Houses, & More

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Hibachi grill with zucchini onion and noodles
Hibachi grill in action at Kanpai Japanese Steak & Seafood House.
Photo credit: Joanne Cracke via Google Maps, August 2022

Winston-Salem offers a decent selection of Japanese restaurants. From hibachi to sushi and steak houses, there’s something for every discerning Japanese culinary fan.


  • 270 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem (Thruway Shopping Ctr)
  • 336-725-3050
  • Hours
    • Mon (Closed)
    • Tue – Sun (11:30am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 10pm)

One of the first, if not the first, sushi restaurants in Winston-Salem. Whether you eat at the sushi bar or a table, you’ll enjoy top-quality sushi, although not the most inventive. Any dish on the teriyaki menu will be reasonably affordable and plentiful.

Ichiban Menu

ISE Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

ise japanese restaurant jpg
The inside of ISE is cozy with plenty of seating.
Photo credit: Itza Lopez via Google Maps, March 2022
  • 2213 Cloverdale Ave., Winston-Salem (Cloverdale Plaza)
  • 336-893-8322
  • Hours
    • Mon – Sat (11am – 9pm)
    • Sun (Closed)

ISE Menu

Arigato Japanese Steak & Seafood House

  • 2995 Bethesda Place, Winston-Salem (Stratford area)
  • 336-765-7798
  • Hours
    • Mon – Thurs (5pm – 9:30pm)
    • Fri (5pm – 10pm)
    • Sat (3pm – 10pm)
    • Sun (3pm – 9pm)

Arigato Japanese Steakhouse Menu

Kanpai Japanese Steak & Seafood House

  • 1438 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem (Hanes Mall area)
  • 336-768-7799
  • Hours
    • Mon – Fri (5pm – 9pm)
    • Sat – Sun (4pm – 9pm)

Kanpai Japanese Steak & Seafood House Menu

Sakura Japanese & Sushi

Sushi platter from Sakura Japanese Restaurant in Winston-Salem, NC
Sakura offers an extensive selection of sushi.
Photo credit: Jerry Hernandez via Google Maps, Oct 2022
  • 548 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem (Stratford)
  • 336-777-8744
  • Hours
    • Mon – Sat (11am – 10pm)
    • Sun (12pm – 10pm)

Sakura Japanese Restaurant Menu

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

  • 1111 Salisbury Ridge Road, Winston-Salem (Silas Creek/Peters Creek)
  • 336-722-5009
  • Hours
    • Mon – Thurs (5pm – 9pm)
    • Fri (5pm – 9:30pm)
    • Sat (4pm – 9:30pm)
    • Sun (4pm – 9pm)

Tokyo Japanese Menu

This Japanese steakhouse gets consistently good reviews for staff, food and sushi.

Tokyo Shapiro

  • 215 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem (Downtown)
  • 336-725-4141
  • Hours
    • Mon – Thurs (11am – 9pm)
    • Fri – Sat (11am – 10pm)
    • Sun (11am – 9pm)

What’s Your Favorite Japanese Restaurant in Winston-Salem?

While these are some of our personal favorites, we’d love to hear what yours is! Let us know in the comments. We’ll be adding to this article shortly and providing a more extensive list of Japanese cuisine available in the region.

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