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This Japanese Airport Boasts the Best Airport Food in the World

Having the “best airport food in the world” might not sound like a huge accomplishment, considering that airports aren’t really what your mind goes to when you’re imagining a hub of culinary genius. When it comes to airport food, only two things are certain: there will be plenty of greasy fast food and there will be a host of soggy sandwiches for you to sink your teeth into. But some of the best food in the world? Maybe not.

Not the case when it comes to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. The airport has won multiple culinary awards for its divine food across the board, including the “Best Airport for Dining” award as part of Skytrax’s annual World Airport Awards.

In Terminal 2, Blue Sky Miso has been praised for its exquisite Japanese food, especially the restaurants’ miso soup combo platters.

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Blue Sky also offers some mouthwatering skewers, if miso soup isn’t your thing. (For some reason.)

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Or, if you’re looking for something a little more unexpected, try this Japanese-style spaghetti from Goemon in Terminal 1.

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Restaurants throughout the whole length of the airport also offer varieties of ramen. This piping hot bowl looks good enough to justify an entire flight to Japan, don’t you think?

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Understandably, the restaurants in Narita are incredibly busy; the airport has clearly gained a well-deserved reputation as a hub for amazing Japanese cuisine. Some restaurants have taken to setting up 3D menus outside their shops, to help customers decide their order more quickly and therefore move the line along.

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But the most acclaimed restaurant in all of Narita International Airport is undoubtedly Sushi Kyotatsu. This low-key sushi joint has been praised as having some of the best sushi in the world, which coming out of an airport, is extremely impressive. All the rolls are handmade fresh, and the bluefin tuna has been praised by foreigners and locals alike.

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Kudos to Narita International Airport for breaking our leary perceptions of what airport food is generally like. But, quick disclaimer, we don’t encourage you to necessarily try airport sushi every time you fly. Only when you fly in or out of Narita.