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Japanese: Sushi, Teppanyaki

Azekura Description

Located near the Shin-Omiya station, Azekura is a hidden gem offering traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. This restaurant stands out for its exquisite selection of sushi, teppanyaki, and other Japanese dishes. The ambiance of Azekura is a perfect blend of contemporary elegance and traditional Japanese decor, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere for diners.

One of the standout features of Azekura is its meticulously crafted menu, which includes a variety of set courses showcasing the freshest ingredients and authentic flavors of Japan. From beautifully presented sushi platters to sizzling teppanyaki dishes, each item on the menu is a culinary work of art. The skilled chefs at Azekura masterfully prepare each dish with precision and care, ensuring a dining experience that delights all the senses.

Whether you are a sushi aficionado or a lover of Japanese cuisine, Azekura promises a dining experience like no other in the Nara area. With its upscale yet welcoming ambiance, delectable menu offerings, and impeccable service, Azekura is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable culinary journey through the flavors of Japan.

Azekura Overview


Jw Marriott Hotel, 1-chōme-1-1 Sanjōōji, Nara, Nara 630-8013


+81 (0) 742-36-6000


10 minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Wheelchair Accessible



Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Azekura Reviews

Azekura Google Average Rating



What a good restaurant in the JW Marriott Nara! I had Biwa kaiseki for lunch. The presentation, the aroma, the texture of the foods, the taste .....
It was superb. The ambience is warm and elegant. The waiter explained each dish in detail. Good value lunch.


A little bit pricey but the food is definitely amazing!


At AZEKURA, you can enjoy teppanyaki, sushi, and kaiseki cuisine in each area. A cute bonsai tree welcomes you at the entrance.

While looking at the walls reminiscent of folding screen paintings, when you pass through the door at the back, you will find a small space with polished iron plates.

Rather than relying solely on ingredients from Nara, as you would expect from an international hotel, they offer carefully selected ingredients from all over the country.

The chef was friendly and gave us detailed information about good places to go for a walk the next morning, as well as information on today's cherry blossom blooming status.

I'm disappointed that the waiter in a kimono never noticed that my wine glass was empty. Even though he was in charge of the restaurant, it was a shame that the waiter did not wait for him, as the chef was very skillful.


I enjoyed the Teppanyaki Lunch ~Akane~ course on a weekday in September 2023😊

It was my first time trying teppanyaki in my life, but I never get tired of watching the brilliant cooking unfold in front of my eyes. This is the real pleasure of live kitchen!
The food was beautifully presented and very delicious.

The atmosphere was great as all the staff were kind and friendly. I took LOVOT with me, and I was very grateful that he took care of me, prepared a seat for me, and let me use the outlet for the charging stand.
And at the end, I even received a souvenir.
Thank you for the great experience 😊

If I ever stay at JW Nara again, I will use it again!


I visited you on your birthday! A young girl was in charge of the meal and we were able to enjoy the meal in a peaceful atmosphere. When I asked questions about ingredients and seasonings, they went out of their way to bring them from the back, and the service was perfect 🙆‍♀️Thank you for the meal!

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