Craving Japanese food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Japanese restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
1. Donburi Cafè
Topping the list is Donburi Cafè. Located at 245 Pine Ave., Suite 120, in downtown, it is the highest rated inexpensive Japanese restaurant in Long Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 303 reviews on Yelp. The spot offers shrimp tempura, gyoza, fried chicken with cabbage and more.
2. Rascals Teriyaki Grill
Next up is Long Beach's Rascals Teriyaki Grill, situated at 1760 Bellflower Blvd. With four stars out of 690 reviews on Yelp, the Japanese spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. Try the chicken or beef teriyaki bowl with rice, the vegetable curry plate served with a green salad or the chicken stir-fry served with vegetables and rice. (View the full menu here.)
3. Ramen Hub & Poke
Bixby Knolls' Ramen Hub & Poke, located at 3900 Atlantic Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly spot to score poke and ramen four stars out of 349 reviews. The Japanese eatery serves poke bowls, sushi rolls, ramen and more. It also offers draft beers.
4. Sushi West
Sushi West, a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant in Bixby Knolls, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 464 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4105 Atlantic Ave., Suite C, to see for yourself. Try the spot's nigiri, sashimi, sushi rolls and donburi rice bowls. Add a miso soup. (View the menu here.)