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  • Nanzenji Junsei
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    4.0
    251 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenji Front of the gate
    The Nanzen-ji Zen Temple is the head temple of Rinzai Buddhism. This restaurant located in front of the temple serves traditional Kyoto kaiseki course cuisine such as its famed boiled tofu. Diners can enjoy seasonal kaiseki dishes and boiled tofu while enjoying the view of the restaurant’s garden. After your meal, why not take a stroll in the garden of the Junsei Shoin, a registered Tangible Cultural Property originally built as a space for the study of medicine in the Edo period.

    I recently ate here for lunch. While there are tatami rooms, we sat in a room with chairs (one member cant sit at tatami tables). The room was small and overlooked the gardens. The food was all...

  • Taiko-En
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Miyakojima-ku Amijimachou 9-10
    Taiko-en was the former estate of a preeminent Kansai financier, Denzaburo Fujita created in luxurious style. Visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of the city in places such as the Yodogawa Tei restaurant which was used for the G8 Financial Minister's Summit dinner, Amijima where you can enjoy the chef grilling teppanyaki right in front of you, Luxele where you can taste French cuisine while viewing the gardens changing each season, and the bright cafe Brillervert overlooking the garden.
  • atsutahourainoki Honten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Goudochou 503
  • TOKYO SHIBA TOFUYA UKAI
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    4.5
    855 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-4-13
    Tokyo Shiba Ukai Tofu Shop wins high marks for its tofu, made with water drawn from a well 120 meters deep and carefully selected, high quality soybeans. Customers can taste seasonal flavors, including tofu in seasoned soymilk and dashi, appetizer plates, and sashimi. Two kinds of lunchtime course meals only available on weekdays are recommended for a little luxurious lunch. Ukai's evening meals are recommended for special occasions and celebrations.

    Nestled underneath Tokyo Tower, you couldn't get a more magical setting than Tofuya Ukai. The grounds are a Japanese garden, which is amazing to walk through at night. The menu is seasonal and...

  • Kani Douraku Main Store
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    4.0
    958 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori 1-6-18
    One of the symbols of Osaka and the Dotonbori, this crab restaurant is easily identified by its giant moving crab sign. Here diners can enjoy fresh crab year round, sourced from locations such as the San’in region and Hokkaido as appropriate to the season. The restaurant’s signature menu option is its “kani-suki course,” with which diners can enjoy crab with the restaurant’s secret dashi stock. The colorful “kani kaiseki” course meal is also popular for parties and banquets. A popular destination for tourists, the restaurant also sells its special crab vinegar and crab rice gruel in convenient packages to take home as souvenirs.

    Fabulous experience with different ways of feasting the crabs. Goes well with Sake. Must book in advance

  • Uotaro Main Shop
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Chitagunmihamachou Toyoka Harago 32-1
    A shop and restaurant where you can enjoy an abundance of fresh seafood from Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay. The seafood market area stocks some 400 varieties of seafood and marine products. In addition to buying seafood for home use, there’s also a barbecue area, cafeteria, and stalls serving delicious seafood treats. In the beachside barbecue area, you can grill fish, shellfish, meats, and enjoy dessert as well. The cafeteria has tables and tatami mat seating where you can enjoy a slow and relaxed meal. The market’s food stalls serve a variety of casual dishes you can enjoy on the spot like oysters cooked in the shell.

    it was our first time to go to this place and since i thought it was gonna be a crowded day we went there early around 8:15 because according to their website they open at 8 am. eager to buy th...

  • Atsuta Houraiken Jingu Branch
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    4.5
    325 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 2-10-26
    A venerable traditional ryotei restaurant which was founded in 1873. The restaurant serves eel cuisine, including hitsumabushi eel on rice, a Nagoya specialty. The restaurant’s a la carte menu includes many dishes made with Aichi seafood. The unagi kaiseki eel course meal requires a reservation. The restaurant also offers a menu of takeout items which can be brought home to enjoy.

    I had a try at 3 out of the top 5 eel restaurants. This restaurant beats them all. Firstly order their classic Eel Bowl then Try the white unsauced eel and the liver if you have a bigger crowd. I am...

  • Koshu Hoto Kosaku Lake Kawaguchi Branch
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Funatsu 1638-1
    Located along Prefectural Route 707 south of Lake Kawaguchi in Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, this shop specializes in a dish called “hoto.” The chewy hoto noodles along with the vegetable-base soup stock and original locally farmed miso are boiled one by one in an iron pot to create the finished dish. There are plenty of varieties as well, including the popular “pumpkin hoto” as well as “pork hoto” and “azuki (red bean) hoto.”
  • Ningyocho Imahan (Ningyo-cho Main Shop)
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashiningyouchou 2-9-12
    A Japanese restaurant located close to Ningyocho Station in Nihombashi Ningyo-cho, Chuo City. This long-standing restaurant was founded in 1895 and has been operating in Ningyo-cho since 1952. Teppanyaki cuisine and steaks are served in the first floor Kisentei Ningyo-cho main restaurant, while sukiyaki, shabushabu, and kaiseki course cuisine are served in the second floor Ningyocho Imahan main restaurant.
  • Innsyoutei
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    4.5
    168 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 4-59
    A formal restaurant founded in 1875 serving traditional kaiseki course cuisine located inside Ueno Park. The restaurant's striking interior is reminiscent of an old-fashioned Japanese home; its huge windows, encompassing whole walls, allow patrons to observe the changing of the seasons. Innsyoutei primarily serves bean and vegetable-based cuisine made with a colorful variety of ingredients. All of the restaurant's soybean dishes are handmade with 100% domestically produced soybeans ordered just for that day. Innsyoutei accepts reservations of parties from two to 80 people. The restaurant is perfect for a variety of functions, from entertaining an important business client to celebrating a special event.

    Totally a tourist trap, from the queue at the entrance to the regular shouts between staff (totally not the zen sushi restaurant experience people is usually expecting) ending up in a very very...

  • Fisherman Cuisine Asamaru Main Branch
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Yanagishimakaigan 18-31
    This is a fisherman’s cuisine restaurant where one can taste fresh fish including transparent “raw shirasu (young sardines).” They are fresh because they come from the first morning catch of their own boat “Asamaru,” which sails the Shonan sea at daybreak. The interior is styled in a way that evokes the atmosphere of the inside of a ship. There is also a children’s menu available and bringing young ones is recommended.

    こんな素晴らしい料理を食べたことがありません。それ上 、メガジョッキで流し込んだ! あさまるを一番推薦します。 I came in on Valentine's Day with my girlfriend. We both really enjoyed the food, especially the fugu tempura and kinmeidai - I was also...

  • Kamakura Kamameshi Kamakama Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-11-8
    This is a kamameshi (rice, meat and vegetables served in a small pot) specialist in a spot just a three-minute walk from Kamakura Station. They normally offer over 30 varieties of kamameshi made with carefully selected ingredients. The shirasu (young sardines) are particularly popular, often creating a queue during holidays. A rare treat is the ochazuke (rice with green tea poured in) with their specially-made dashi (soup stock).
  • Shirasu Wholesaler Tobiccho Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Branch
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-1-9
    This is a popular restaurant for Enoshima’s famous product “Nama-shirasu-don” (a bowl of fresh young sardines topped over rice) which has two locations on Enoshima. The shirasu they use are only fresh fish that were caught that same day. The most popular item is the “Tobiccho-don” in which plenty of fresh fish and raw shirasu are topped over rice with vinegar. Guests should note that the shirasu may be unavailable during January through March when fishing is prohibited or when there has been a poor catch. The “Shirasu-no-kakiage-don” (fritter) is recommended for those who prefer not to eat raw fish.

    We intentionally had a late lunch to skip the line, but we still waited (under 10 minutes). We had read that the food here is great and the reviewers were right! They had the freshest seafood...

  • Tsuruya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Yuigahama 3-3-27
    Established in 1929, this is a well-established eel restaurant in Kamakura whose closest station is Enoshimsa Dentetsu’s Wadazuka Station. Thanks to the secret sauce that has not changed over several decades, the plump eel is characteristic for its elegant taste with a subtle sweetness. All of their eel dishes are prepared only after the order is received, so cooking takes about one hour to prepare. It is recommended to visit after making a reservation. Children that are not yet of school age are not allowed.
  • Iso Ryori Kimura
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 1-6-21
    A restaurant with a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, Iso Ryori Kimura is located just behind Shotenjima Park beside the Enoshima Yacht Harbor. Inside the restaurant is a large fish tank appropriate of a fisherman’s shop, and the place is popular among both tourists and locals alike. The Half Shirasu-don that is a serving of half raw shirasu (young sardines) and half kama-age shirasu is recommended.

    We ended up here by a happy mistake, not knowing where to tell the taxi to take us. Suitably hungry we went for the closest restaurant and found ourselves upstairs in a bit shabby, but sincere fish...

  • Kamakura Akimoto
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 1-6-15i-ZA Kamakura 3F
  • Teishokuya Shamoji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-15-2
    A set lunch meal restaurant offering fresh fish located along Hase Kannon-dori Avenue. The shop’s most famous item is its extravagant rice bowl special, which includes the titular rice bowl topped with kettle-boiled Japanese anchovy fry and fresh fish as well as two sides, miso soup, and pickled vegetables. The restaurant’s tables are also loaded with a variety of spices and seasonings for patrons to use like aoto soy sauce and sushi vinegar. Patrons are encouraged to add their flavorings of choice before eating.
  • Hachinoki Kitakamakura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 350
  • Bonzo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Zaimokuza 3-17-33
    A 12 minute walk from Enoshima Electric Railway Wadazuka Station. This renowned handmade soba noodle restaurant has been offering the same delicious noodles since it first opened its doors in 2008. The fact that the restaurant has been featured in the Michelin Guide attests to its quality. Making use of choice ingredients and preparation methods, the restaurant aims to provide food that is not only delicious but which will also help make you healthier.
  • Ryoushidensetsu Asama ru chigasakiminamiguchi
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    2.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Saiwaichou 20-1 three purple building 1F

    刺身は新鮮で美味しく、焼き鳥などのアラカルトもあります。日によりクジラなどもありました。ただ残念なのは店員のバイトがバイト同士で盛り上がってうるさかった。またカウンターに何故かトイレットペーパーが置いてあり食欲が失せました。これは残念過ぎます。

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