Daikoku Japanese Restaurant
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
One can envision being in a garden in Japan when visiting the unique Daikoku Japanese Restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. Once your car is whisked away by the valet and you cross the bridge over the koi fishpond, you feel you are somewhere far away from México; this is where East meets México.
A bougainvillea tree has been shaped into a bonsai dwarf sprouting blossoms of peach and white, likened to a cherry blossom. A wooden paddle wheel gives a soothing whooshing sound of water. For seating, choose either the air-conditioned dining room with a glass floor showcasing a Zen garden below, or the Japanese garden that has been lovingly tended by the owner.
During our visit to Daikoku Restaurant, we migrate toward one of two teppanyaki tables and decide to dine alfresco. We are seated in front of a spotless stainless steel table that seats six; we’re then offered beverages. It is almost sacrilegious to not have sake, but there are other choices of wine, Japanese beer, and the usual cocktails. We choose a cool sparkling wine that goes well with our choice of grilled items, like rib eye and shrimp with vegetables (another popular choice is a mixture of shrimp, fish, beef, salmon, and chicken).
Sides include fried rice, asparagus, mushrooms, and other delicacies. Our chef expertly handles the knives and spatulas, shaping the fried rice just so, stacking the sliced onions into a pyramid and then filling the hole with oil and setting it on fire, a delight to us as well as other diners nearby. On other occasions, the chef’s recommendations include a listing of nine rolls including a lettuce roll with avocado, cucumber, shrimp with Japanese horseradish, and a mixture of Japanese spices. Other favorites include noodles served in broth with chicken, fresh tuna sashimi, grilled eggplant with miso sauce, and fried baby crab. Plaza Nautica, Blvd. Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-4038, (624) 143-4267. Daily noon–11:30 p.m. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. $$¬–$$$ S.A.B.
“Daikoku – LCM 45 Winter 2017, 3 months ago- by Sandra A. Berry- Daikoku – Discover the richness of Japanese cuisine in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. While Daikoku has deep roots in Japan—its menu and decor celebrate the Land of the Rising Sun—this is a restaurant that quickly earned accolades and won over hearts (and stomachs) in Los Cabos.” Read more…
We have a variety of entrees, soups, salads, fried rice, noodles, beef, chicken, seafood, tempura and fresh fish like sashimi and 60 different sushi rolls.
Open from noon until 23:30. Serving lunch and dinner. Lunch from 200 pesos, full dinner from 300 pesos. For those who would like to try a variety of Japanese food, try the lunch boxes available during lunch time.
A huge selection of wines at a underground wine bar “ CAVA”. Also we do have a selection of different Japanese sake and beer.
Takeout and delivery service available. Also we have valet parking.
ENJOY THE JAPANESE ENVIRONMENT IN LOS CABOS!!