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  • Koyoan Tokoname Branch
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Tokonameshi Sakaemachi 4-87
    This is a famous shop for handmade soba in Tokoname City, Sakae-cho located on the “Yakimono Sanpomichi” or Pottery Path. Fine quality buckwheat produced in Fukui Prefecture's Maruoka is turned into flour every morning with a stone mortar, then kneaded, stretch and cut all by hand. The tsuyu, which they are immensely proud of, has a Tokyo style finish with a salty taste, and the coarse, thin noodles served on a wickerwork tray are popular for their simple taste. The warm, Japanese-style restaurant interior has an ambience that makes it easy even for women to enter by themselves.

    The owner comes in every morning at 8 and makes the soba for the day so it is best to go here before he runs out. His tempura is amazing and he heats the oil just right so it is not oily at all. His...

  • French Okumuratei
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Higashikoken 395
    This restaurant in Inuyama City serves up its own original French cuisine. The brightly-colored full course meals which use only local, seasonal ingredients are outstanding, and they are accompanied by a complete collection of wines carefully selected by a sommelier. The lunchtime-only “Chef Mode“ course is quite popular. Narita is located in the remodeled Japanese-style house “Okumura-tei,” which is a registered Tangible Cultural Property, and the old building is full of a relaxed and subtle Japanese ambience. Guests may also enjoy a stroll through the garden which still contains a well.

    Amazing❗️Just Uau‼️The staff,the dishes all verry delicious and well done Staff were extremely educated and nice. 5Stars treatment.

  • RESTAURANT Le Midi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Honmachi 2-85
    RESTAURANT Le Midi is a restaurant in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture specializing in Hida beef steak and hamburgers. The Hida beef used in the restaurant is meticulously prepared over a period of around two weeks. Besides steak, diners can also enjoy hamburgers, beef stew and other dishes, made with carefully selected locally-sourced ingredients. The interior decor has a fashionable, nostalgic ambience redolent of one of the historic districts of Paris, making dining here a relaxing, enjoyable experience.
  • Marusei
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano prefecture Nagano-shi Motomachi 486
    This is a restaurant in the center of the path leading to the Zenkoji Temple. The restaurant’s sauce katsudon, topped with fried pork cutlets smothered in a homemade sauce and fried eggs, are made according to the same recipe as when Marusei opened after the end of the Second World War, providing Zenkoji Temple worshippers with a familiar flavor. Marusei also offers a set including its famous katsudon with stone ground soba (buckwheat) noodles.

    食事 Food ★★★★★ Good, volume also good 提供時間 Service Speed ★★★★★ Very fast and Smooth 価格 Price ★★★★☆ Acceptable considering the location

  • Fujikian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Omodo cho Nagano-shi Nagano prefecture 67
    This soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant located in the center of the road leading to the Zenkoji Temple was founded in 1827. Fujikian uses renown Shinshu Kurohime kirishita buckwheat and grinds its flour in house with a stone mill. The shop’s juwari soba, made with 100% buckwheat flour and no fillers, is only available in limited quantities and sells out quickly. The restaurant also offers easy-to-eat nihachi soba (made with 80% buckwheat to 20% wheat flour).
  • Kawakamian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 6-10
    This stylish and airy soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant is located at the entrance to Karuizawa's Ginza shopping district. In addition to carefully prepared, homemade soba, the restaurant is also popular thanks to its tasteful selection of food and beverages as well as an abundant list of renown sake, and has fans throughout the country. Kawakamian's duck cuisine, with just the right amount of fat on the meat, is exquisite and brings many a repeat customer. Dining in the terrace seating in summer is recommended.
  • Nishiya Honten restaurant
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Higashishinsaibashi 1-18-18
    Nishiya Honten is a long-established Shabu-shabu hotpot restaurant. The restaurant’s signature Shabu-shabu set meal gives diners the opportunity to enjoy delicious marbled beef from Japanese Black Cattle, together with sashimi and Udon noodles to finish off, making for a very filling meal. “Udon Chiri,” a dish developed by the former owner, combines full-bodied, smooth-tasting Osaka Udon noodles with seasonal vegetables, seafood (including prawns, etc.), and specially-made Ponzu vinegar; it is the ideal hotpot dish for a banquet. Nishiya Honten is located in a traditional Japanese-style wooden building, with a range of dining options, including private rooms with tatami or with hori-gotatsu (where diners sit around a heated table in a depression in the floor).

    Restaurant was (at best) half full at 6:30 pm on a Sunday night. The lack of a crowd was quickly explained by the quality of food. We ordered a nabeyaki udon and a tenzaru soba - the udon broth...

  • Tavola 36
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 5-1-60 Swissotel Nankai Osaka 36F
    Tavola 36 is a restaurant and sky-bar located on the top floor of the Swissotel Nankai Osaka, a luxury hotel situated directly above Nankai Namba Station. At a height of 147 meters above ground, the large windows afford superb views of the Osaka nightscape, which appears to the viewer to be studded with jewels. In this refined, tasteful space, diners can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine while listening to live music. The restaurant also has a comprehensive selection of wines and cocktails, making this a great place for special evenings (such as an anniversary dinner). The lunchtime buffet is also very popular.

    Stayed at the hotel in June for 2 nights. Tried the breakfast buffet (guest have a discount) and the family enjoyed the spread of International and Japanese menu. The coffee was excellent! Located on...

  • Grill Jujiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Edomachi 96 Strong Building 1F
    Established in 1933, it is a Western-style restaurant of long standing which continues to be loved and has a flavor which haven’t changed since being founded. The half-glace sauce which is prepared over three days using a secret formula especially has a lot of fans, so the hashed meat with rice, beef stew and the Japanese hand kneaded beef hamburgers are popular. The interior of the restaurant has an atmosphere of a good old retro Western-style restaurant, which makes it easy for even woman on their own to enter the restaurant. There is also a lunch menu with daily specials.
  • JA National Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives Hyogo directly operated restaurant, Kobe Plaisir
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Shimoyamatedori 2-11-5 Hotel-b-kobe 1st floor
    This is a local food restaurant directly managed by the JA National Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives Hyogo. This is a well-known restaurant where you can have set courses of Kobe beef, Tajima beef and seasonal local vegetables. There are three types of courses available such as the “Teppan-yaki” (Japanese cooking prepared on a hot steel plate) course, the “Seiro-mushi” (Bamboo steamer course) course or a “Shabu-shabu” (thinly sliced meat boiled quickly with vegetables and dipped in sauce) course. During the “Teppan-yaki” course, the chef offers to grill directly in front of you—A4 and A5 Kobe beef and Tajima beef mesmerise the world with its rich flavors.

    Best to get the hotel to make reservations before visiting this restaurant. It’s popular, and there is no point walking in to get a table. Menu is available according to where one is seated at the...

  • No-no-budou
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-7-11 Imsville 13F
    A buffet-style restaurant focusing on healthy food located on the 13th floor of the Inter Media Station IMS building. No-no-budou offers a selection of over 60 carefully prepared dishes at any one time, such as fresh pasta made in the restaurant's own studio, seasonal dressings made with fresh vegetables, and natural yeast breads. The restaurant is busy on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and lunch and dinner dining is limited to 90 and 120 minutes, respectively. 150 seats total.

    Great little buffet restaurant on floor 13.5 of IMS building (take lift to floor 14 and walk down short staircase). No English menu but we managed to work out that 2000 yen gets you the whole buffet...

  • Miyachiku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Matsuyama 1-1-1 Miyazaki Kanko Hotel West Bldg. 2F
    A restaurant specializing in Miyazaki beef located in the West Building of the Miyazaki Kanko Hotel. The teppanyaki performance, in which a dedicated chef cooks select Miyazaki beef right in front of you, is particularly popular. The restaurant is divided into teppanyaki seating which is focused on steak meals, and yakiniku (grill your own barbecue) seating; the restaurant also has seating and private rooms from which you can enjoy a superb view of the Oyodo River. From the reasonably priced lunch steak to extravagant, quantity-limited dinner courses made with the highest class pieces of Miyazaki beef, you can enjoy a meal matched to your budget. A 19-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Roppongi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 5-16-50 Roppongi Duplex M's1F
    The first Japanese location of this steakhouse chain from New York which boasts tremendous popularity in the United States. In the restaurant’s chic and quiet atmosphere, you can enjoy first-rate steaks which will wow even gourmets with discerning palettes. The restaurant’s “Prime Steaks” are created by taking USDA ranked top quality certified prime grade beef and extensively aging it before baking it in a 900°C oven, resulting in exquisite steaks with a crisp outer crust and flavorful, juicy meat inside. In addition to steaks, the restaurant offers authentic seafood dishes, desserts, and over 1,000 wines from countries around the world.
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Osaka
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    4.0
    122 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-3 Lucuere 10F
    The third Japanese location of this steakhouse chain from New York which boasts tremendous popularity in the United States. Here you can enjoy top quality aged steaks in a gorgeous, high class atmosphere. The restaurant’s “Prime Steaks” are created by taking USDA ranked top quality certified prime grade beef and extensively aging it before baking it in a 900°C oven, resulting in exquisite steaks with a crisp outer crust and flavorful, juicy meat inside. In addition to steaks, the restaurant offers authentic seafood dishes, desserts, and over 1,000 wines from countries around the world. The restaurant is also a popular destination for dinner dates.

    I wanted a light lunch, having in mind a soup and an appetizer or salad. The menu displayed outside looked promising so I went in. Ordered soup of the day (choice of beef barley or tomato chowder...

  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Fukuoka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Sumiyoshi 1-2-82 Grand Hyatt Fukuoka 1F
    A steakhouse chain from New York which boasts tremendous popularity in the United States. Here you can enjoy choice top quality aged steaks in a dazzling, high class atmosphere. The restaurant’s signature “Prime Steaks” are created by taking USDA ranked top quality certified prime grade beef and extensively aging it before baking it in a 900°C oven, resulting in exquisite steaks with a crisp outer crust and flavorful, juicy meat inside; diners can delight in both sirloin and filet cuts at the same time. In addition to steaks, the restaurant offers seafood dishes created with a focus on freshness and the choicest of ingredients, as well as over 1,000 wines from countries around the world.
  • Kobe Plaisir Ginza
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 5-8-1 Ginza Place 11F
    A restaurant located on the top floor of Ginza Place owned and operated by the JA Zennoh Hyogo agricultural cooperative. In a luxurious and quiet atmosphere, you can enjoy dishes made with top quality Kobe beef, Tajima beef, and fresh vegetables from Hyogo Prefecture and other parts of Japan. The restaurant also has a full dessert menu and carries an abundant selection of wines. The restaurant’s steaks are richly marbled with fine streaks of fat between the muscle; the low melting point of the fat results in juicy meat that practically melts in your mouth. At night, the restaurant’s windows also offer a view of a beautiful nightscape, and the establishment is a popular dinner date location.

    Great restaurant. Expensive but worth it. One of the best meals I have had in my life. The quality of the food is superb, very fresh and the Kobe Beef was just sublime. Very friendly, helpful...

  • La Locanda
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kamogawa Nijo Bridge
    An Italian restaurant located on floor B1 of the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto a three minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Tozai Line. In a space with a view of a lovely rock garden, you can enjoy appealing, gorgeously arranged course meals which respect tradition while incorporating novel ingredients created by a chef who has worked in two and three star restaurants around the world.
  • 800° DEGREES Neapolitan Pizzeria (NEWoMan branch)
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    4.0
    153 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Met. Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6 NEWoMan 2F
    800° DEGREES Neapolitan Pizzeria (NEWoMan branch) is a Neapolitan pizza restaurant located on the second floor of NEWoMan, a shopping center situated directly opposite the Koshu-Kaido Exit of JR Shinjuku Station. This is the first Japanese branch of the 800° DEGREES Neapolitan Pizzeria chain, which has become very popular on the West Coast of the U.S.A.; diners can enjoy authentic pizza that is cooked rapidly in a very hot oven to a perfect soft yet firm consistency. Diners place their order at the counter, and choose from among over 40 different toppings; they can then enjoy watching the pizza made just the way they want it right in front of them. Takeout is available.

    The pizza is really good, I would say its one of the best pizza in Tokyo. It is a little bit expensive, but its worth it. The quality of the ingredients is great, the pizza choice is large and you...

  • Carl’s Jr. Akihabara Chuo-dori shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-4-3
    A global hamburger chain restaurant located a six-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station. The shop’s burger patties, made with high quality Australian beef, are carefully grilled over an open flame to seal in that meaty deliciousness. Carl’s Jr. cooks to order, meaning you can be sure you will be enjoying a fresh-grilled hamburger.
  • Shake Shack
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    4.0
    264 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2-1-15
    The first Japanese location of this popular New York hamburger chain, standing in the Meijijingu Gaien park in the Kita-Aoyama area of Minato City, Tokyo. The shop’s patties are all Angus beef, a high grade brand beef which is fed special fodder. People love Shake Shack’s juicy burgers. The shop’s hearty hot dogs, made with plump wieners, and its original frozen custard are also popular. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal on the shop’s open and airy terrace overlooking the beautiful nearby avenue of gingko trees.

    Globally, all Shake Shack restaurants have maintained a uniformly very good quality of food and drinks, and the Tokyo, Japan one was no different from the New York City Shake Shacks! Must visit when...

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