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Welcome to Indy Mikado Japanese Restaurant..

…your downtown destination for authentic Japanese food!

At Indy Mikado Japanese Restaurant, we take pride in serving high-quality, delicious Japanese food that will transport you to the heart of Tokyo. Our menu features a wide variety of Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, Ramen, and other traditional Japanese favorites, made with the freshest and finest ingredients. Come dine with us in downtown Indianapolis.

Our skilled family chefs use time-honored techniques to prepare each dish with care and attention to detail. From the delicate cuts of sashimi to the crispy Tempura batter, every bite is a taste of Japan’s rich culinary history.

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick lunch, a romantic dinner for two, or a group celebration, our cozy and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect setting. Sit at the sushi bar to watch our chefs in action, or relax in a private booth for a more intimate dining experience.

At Indy-Mikado we also offer a wide selection of Sake, Japanese beer, Japanese Soda and other specialty drinks to complement your meal. And for those with a sweet tooth, be sure to save room for our delicious mochi or green tea ice cream.

Outdoor Dining and Carryout Hours:
Monday: 3:30PM to 8:30PM carryout only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:30PM to 9:00PM seating and carryout.
Friday, Saturday: 3:30PM to 9:30PM seating and carryout.
Sunday: 12:30PM to 7:00PM seating and carryout.

Credit Card Payment Only.

Japanese Food

Japanese food places a high value on fresh, high-quality ingredients. The use of seasonal produce is especially important, with chefs and home cooks alike seeking out the freshest and most flavorful ingredients. Key ingredients in Japanese cuisine include rice, seafood, soy sauce, miso, sake, and a variety of vegetables, including seaweed, daikon, and shiitake mushrooms.


Japanese food is one of the most unique and diverse culinary traditions in the world. With its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, simple yet elegant presentation, and a focus on natural flavors, Japanese food has become increasingly popular around the globe in recent years. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the key elements of Japanese cuisine and some of the most iconic dishes.

Food Presentation – Made with Love

Japanese food is known for its elegant and artistic presentation. Dishes are often arranged in a way that is visually striking, with attention paid to the color, texture, and shape of each ingredient. This attention to presentation is known as “kaizen“, which translates to “the pursuit of perfection.” Also, being a christian family run business all our food is made with love according to our faith. If you want to learn more about christianity in Japan, see our beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo. Also learn what the bible teaches us about food here.


Some of the most iconic dishes in Japanese cuisine include:

Sushi: Sushi is perhaps the most famous Japanese dish, and it has become popular all over the world. It typically consists of bite-sized pieces of vinegared rice topped with raw or cooked seafood, vegetables, or other ingredients.

Ramen: Ramen is a popular noodle dish that features wheat noodles in a savory broth, often with meat or vegetables. It originated in China but has become a staple of Japanese cuisine.

Tempura: Tempura is a dish of lightly battered and deep-fried seafood or vegetables. The batter is made from a mixture of flour, egg, and cold water, which creates a light and crispy texture.

Udon: Udon is a thick and chewy wheat noodle that is often served in a hot broth with various toppings, such as tempura, vegetables, and meat.

Yakitori: Yakitori is a type of skewered and grilled chicken, often seasoned with soy sauce and other seasonings.

These are just a few examples of the wide range of dishes that can be found in Japanese cuisine.