Located in the heart of Colombo, Nihonbashi celebrates the best of Japanese cuisine. It has the unique distinction of being the first restaurant created by world renowned Chef and restaurateur, Dharshan Munidasa. Founded in 1995, paying homage to Tokyo's iconic ‘Japan Bridge’ (which it is named after), the restaurant is a symbol of the cultural exchange between Japan and Sri Lanka. Dharshan’s dual Japanese and Sri Lankan heritage shines through at Nihonbashi, where every dish upholds the principles of Washoku, pairing the freshest and highest quality local ingredients with traditional Japanese culinary philosophies to present a true Japanese dining experience like no other.
The extensive à la carte menu offers a wide range of options, from sushi prepared with fresh local ingredients to delectable grilled dishes bursting with assorted flavours and was the first restaurant in Sri Lanka to ‘Say NO’ to Fake Wagyu, plating up A4 Grade Real Wagyu from Japan. An award-winning restaurant that was a fixture on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List, Nihonbashi has become synonymous with excellence in authentic Japanese cuisine in Sri Lanka.
Come and immerse yourself in a realm of tranquillity as you step into Nihonbashi's distinctive setting. Serene rock gardens and bamboo wall features create a Zen-like ambiance, transporting you to a place of serenity. Indulge in an exclusive dining experience with a choice of seven private dining rooms, each exuding its own style. For a truly exceptional treat, our Yakitori Garden offers an unforgettable setting under a bamboo canopy and starry skies of Colombo.