5 Japanese Izakaya in Kunming

Inspired by the traditional pubs of Japan, izakayas have become a trendy place for Kunming people to dine, to meet friends and to simply enjoy the food and drink. We have found the following five izakayas in Kunming that offer seasonal ingredients.

Zhu Yin Japanese Cuisine·Izakaya

Located at the bustling Wenlin Street, where it never short of exotic cuisine, Zhu Yin Izakaya offers a quiet space for customers to lay back and to enjoy the food.

Recommended dish

Sashimi, Roast Beef, Arctic Scallops, Roast Fish

  • Address: At the intersection of Wenlin Street and Fuyongdao
  • Address in Chinese: 文林街与府甬道交叉口处(云师大附小旁边)竹隐日式精致料理·居酒屋
  • Tel: 0871-65369855; 13888335432
  • Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
  • Price Range: 178 Yuan/Person


Dao Ji Japanese Cuisine

Located in the so-called Chenggong University City, Dao Ji Japanese Cuisine is popular among students in this district.

Recommended dish

Sushi Rolls, Sashimi

  • Address: No. 207, Building 25, Huaqianfang, Shilixincheng, Chenggong District, Kunming
  • Address in Chinese: 呈贡朝云街实力心城花千坊25栋207号商铺,稻吉日式料理
  • Tel: 13888310522; 18213986911
  • Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00
  • Price Range: 158 Yuan/Person


Xiong Di Chuan Izakaya

In this not so spacious restaurant, the Japanese vibe is almost everywhere: cherry, kimono, Japanese Soju, etc.

Recommended dish

Smashed Potato, Eel Rice Roll

  • Address: No. 5, Qingyun Mall, Yunxing Xiang, Weiyuan Street, Kunming (100m away from the Golden Eagle Plaza Hotel)
  • Address in Chinese: 威远街云兴巷庆云商城附5号(金鹰广场酒店旁100米),兄弟船日式料理
  • Tel: 0871-63125860
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Price Range: 82 Yuan/Person


Fan Jian Japanese Cuisine

M60 is a creative park in Kunming which is home for a bunch of young artists and designers. They bring new ideas and products to enlighten this area, which used to be a factory. They have converted the factory buildings into museums, art galleries, studios and trendy restaurants. Fan Jian Japanese Cuisine is one of those fashionable restaurants.

Recommended dish

Foie Gras Sushi, Salmon Sashimi, Japanese Salad, Steamed Egg

  • Address: Building 14, M60 Creative Park, Puji Road, Gaoxin District, Kunming
  • Address in Chinese: 昆明市高新区普吉路M60-14栋, 饭间日式料理
  • Tel: 0871-63125860
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Price Range: 65 Yuan/Person


Wan Sui Sushi

Wan Sui Sushi is an eye-catching Japanese Izakaya with its special decoration at Nanya New Mall. Besides fresh seasonal entry, Sushi Platter and Salmon Rice Cup are relatively popular.

Recommended dish

Salmon, Foie Gras Sushi, Sushi Platter


  • Address: F4, Nanya New Mall, No. 569, Dianchi Road
  • Address in Chinese: 滇池路569号南亚NEWMALL 4层(南亚风情第一城阳光酒店旁),万岁寿司
  • Tel: 0871-67161866
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Price Range: 86 Yuan/Person


Bo Duo Yi Shan Dao

Recommended dish: Ramen, Robatayaki (aka Japanese-style barbecue)


  • Address: F7, Building B, Golden Eagle Mall, No168, Weiyuan Street, Kunming
  • Address in Chinese: 威远街168号金鹰购物广场B座7楼, 博多一山稻
  • Tel: 0871-67197538
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Price Range: 78 Yuan/Person