60+ Cute Japanese Food Names for Dogs

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Inspired by Japanese cuisine and culture? Get a new puppy or dog recently? When deciding what to name a new pet it can be tough, if you are interested in Japanese-inspired cuisine this list of over 60 names may help you decide on a name for your new friend!

The Japanese love giving their dogs creative and sometimes silly names, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites.

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Cute Japanese Food Inspired Dog Names (for males and females)

  • Sashimi
  • Sabi
  • Tsume
  • Shrimp
  • Nigiri
  • Tofu
  • Ramen
  • Soba
  • Boba
  • Yaki
  • Curry
  • Rice
  • Shiitake
  • Sake
  • Dango
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  • Dashi
  • Fuji
  • Kaki
  • Minto
  • Blossom
  • Momo
  • Nashi
  • Raju
  • Ringo
  • Teriyaki
  • Soy
  • Castella
  • Ikura
  • Curry
  • Chow
  • Chunk
  • Beefy
  • Spring
  • Roll
  • Hibachi
  • Ginger
  • Tikka
  • Masala
  • Saag
  • Shiitake
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  • Curry
  • Broccoli
  • Jujube
  • Puttanesca
  • Puddin
  • Noodle
  • Turmeric
  • Scallop
  • Horseradish
  • Orange
  • Cajun
  • Doenjang
  • Madra
  • Mutton
  • Veal
  • Feta
  • Chestnut
  • Aloo
  • Manju
  • Maki

This list of names is designed to give culture and unique light into a variety of pet names well being inspired by Japanese cuisine.  I hope these have inspired you to choose one for your new friend!

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I'm an avid animal lover, former veterinary assistant, and blogger. My undergraduate work included a pre-veterinary curriculum and some graduate work along those lines as well from Cal Poly in Pomona, CA (GO BRONCOS!). These days I blog about all sorts of animal-related topics. Many I have or currently personally own, some I don't but am just interested in. Nothing in this blog should be construed as veterinary advice. I am a 100% advocate that if you think something is wrong with your pet, take it to a vet.

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