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  • Kamahiko
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Shiobara 2611
    This diner in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture is famous for being the originator of the local cheap but tasty soup-iri yakisoba. Their take on this dish of fried noodles in soup is notable for its use of specially-ordered wavy noodles and the spicy flavor of its soup. Lines sometimes form at the popular restaurant, which is equipped with table and tatami seating. It is visited by long-time repeat customers as well as many people who come from great distances away.

    店構えからして上等な金額を取るのかと思っていましたが、非常にリーズナブルな価格でした。スープ入り焼きそば...

  • Keyaki
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Tona 293-8
    "This eatery is in Tona, Katsuura City serves Katsuura tantan-men noodles, a local specialty. Their version won the ""Gold Grand Prix"" at the 10th B-1 Grand Prix regional food festival in 2015. They also have fried tantan-yakisoba noodles."

    口コミの評価はよかったけれど数が少ないからちょっと不安でしたが美味しかったです。駅から歩いていけるのは4軒と観光案内所で教えてもらい、ここにしました。辛すぎず甘味もありまた来たくなりそうです

  • Ahotaleeno
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-4-1
    This popular food stand in Chuo Ward of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has a menu with a diverse array of offerings. In addition to motsunabe (offal hotpot) made with Japanese beef, ramen, and other Hakata-esque dishes, the garlic fried rice filled with fluffy scrambled eggs and the homemade jumbo croquettes available only on Saturdays are popular options as well. The spicy tacos, featuring salsa made with a Mexican recipe, go well with beer. The stand is popular with women and families in addition to the normal crowd, and it’s perfect for dropping by after work or experiencing Hakata at night.
  • EAT730
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Kawauramachimatomi Umegawa Hara 1630-4
    The “Sunset Line” (National Route 389), which runs through Kawaura Town in Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture, is a well-known driving route, and this champon (noodles with seafood and vegetables) restaurant can be found alongside it. It uses soup made from a chicken bone and fish base as opposed to pork bones, giving it a soy sauce-like flavor distinct from typical champon. The light taste and seafood aroma will make you feel like you’re eating a homecooked meal. It comes with a generous helping of chewy, straight noodles and toppings that complement the soup perfectly.

    前から気になっていたのですが、やっと行けました。 8月の御昼どき明け広げたお店はエアコンが無く多汗を覚悟でチャンポンをお願いしました。しかし、その汗を吹き消す扇風機からの爽やかな海風!!なんと?店主のハワイアンの歌声付き・・・・・!!こんなのあり?楽しいひと時でした。

  • Nakachan
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-2-1 Fukuoka Mitsukoshi front
    A popular food stand located in Chuo Ward in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture which serves a variety of items with a focus on teppanyaki—dishes prepared on a hot steel plate in front of customers. The stand is able to adjust portion sizes for those with smaller appetites and is famous for being easy for women to enjoy. With women comprising over half of the stand’s customers, it has an easy-going atmosphere which makes even tourists and strangers to the town on business trips feel welcome. The stand’s teppanyaki chicken, made with Hokkaido pedigree chicken sautéed to perfection with crisp skin, is particularly popular. Nakachan also offers a variety of other food stand favorites, including oden, ramen, and Japanese beef hormone (offal).

    ここは大将の人柄が人々を引きつけているんでしょうねー。博多1日目 二度ほど前を通りましたが常にいっぱい!とても気になっていたお店。今夜は入れたので良かったです。焼きラーメン なかなか美味です。

  • Frozen Sweets Fujiya Tomari Main Shop
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    4.0
    104 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tomari 2-10-9
    Fujiya is a specialty red bean soup shop near the Tomari Primary School in Tomari, Naha City. Red bean soup in Okinawa is a mixture of sweetened boiled beans, sticky rice balls and shaved ice. In addition, red bean soup at Fujiya uses ice cubes made from water used to boil kidney beans in order to stop the soup going thin as a result of melting. It also offers food menus including Taco-rice apart than sweets such as red bean soup as well as delivery services.

    Came across this by accident, but it was excellent. Ice coffee and Shaved Ice, its a ticket service system, but fast and friendly staff. Shaved ice came out like flavored snow with ice-cream on...

  • Pearl Road Toba Observatory “Osukunikuraou”
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Kuzakichou Otake 3-3
    You’ll find this observatory in the middle of the popular driving way “Pearl Road” in Toba City, Mie Prefecture. It offers a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful rias coastline and horizon, the Chita Peninsula, Kami Island, Atsumi Peninsula, and even Daiozaki Cape. It’s also a popular spot for watching the sunrise on New Year’s Day, which attracts many people. The tourist facility “Osukunikuraou” has souvenir stores, a restaurant with one of Japan’s top 30 views, and a food area where you can enjoy Ise lobster ice cream, Tobargers, Ise udon, and other local cuisine (pets allowed at the outdoor seating).
  • Tsuzuki Seafood Restaurant
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-4-12F
    Tsuzuki Seafood Restaurant serves fresh seafood and regional cuisine in a location about a ten-minute walk from JR Kochi Station near Harimayabashi Bridge. It is said to be the restaurant that invented Yakikiri no Tataki, in which bonito is seared over a fire, seasoned, and then sliced thinly to be eaten while hot. Customers can choose either counter or table service. A selection of the catch of the day is offered at the counter, including thickly-sliced Bonito Tataki, dishes made with octopus, and moray eel. This restaurant is popular not only with tourists but also with local residents. In addition to seafood, Ryukyu Island-style marinated dishes, Tosa-style sushi roll, and other simple local dishes are available, along with local Tosa sake.

    情報によると塩たたき発祥の店ということ。 間違いなく旨い、他の店では味わうことのできない美味しさ。ポン酢などは邪魔に思えるくらいにかつおのうまみが味わえる。店主のこだわりでチェーン店のようには品物は出てきません。それが駄目な人と一緒には僕は食べたくない、と言いたくなるくらいそのこだわりと一緒に味わえる気持ちです。

  • Hashimoto Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Susakishi Yokomachi 4-19
    About 10 minutes on foot from Tosa-Shinjo Station on the JR Dosan Line, this shop is famous for local Susaki cuisine and nabe-yaki ramen. The unpretentious shop maintains a cozy feel, and you can sit and enjoy steaming hot nabe-yaki ramen at either the counter or the tables/raised seating. The chicken-based stock is a pleasant soy flavor, with thin straight noodles, and completed with chicken, fish cakes, onions, and raw egg. The remaining soup makes great porridge if you add in some rice. Souvenir ramen is also available for purchase.
  • Takahashi no Wakadori
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Shimomoku Party 1016
    A 14 minute walk from Jomo-Kogen Station. Located right next to Roadside Station Tsukiyono-Yaze Shinsui Park, this takeout-only restaurant serves “mushiyaki” steamed and baked chicken. Using only domestic chickens no older than 50 days, Takahashi no Wakadori has provided the same, delicious secret sauce flavored chicken since it first opened. The restaurant’s chicken is cooked without any additional water, using the meat’s own moisture content to steam it, creating a juicy and light flavored chicken. Particularly popular menu choices include the meaty mushiyaki chicken on the bone and the boneless teriyaki chicken.

    泰寧寺を後にしてやってきたのは「高橋の若どり」です。 ここは、みなかみでチキンが有名なお店。以前から、その存在を知りながらも訪れるのは今回初めてです。 お店は、県道61号(沼田水上線)の沿線ながらも、店構えは普通の民家の脇にプレハブと佇まいゆえ、ボーとしてると見逃すほど初心者には発見しづらいお店です。お店なのか住居なのか線引きの難しい敷地の駐車スペースに車を停めます。その一角にある、プレハブが店舗...

  • Hitachi
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Araoichou 1-36
    Hitachi, a fishmarket seafood restaurant, is an excellent choice for a meetingor a banquet. Diners can enjoy fresh, seasonal seafood caught in the waters of Choshi Port,which boasts the nation's largest landing volumein Japan, while taking in a view of the Tonegawa River and Choshi's municipal fish market. The restaurant creates splendid combinations of seafood, including carefully prepared prix fixe meals, stewed fish, seafood on rice, sushi, and sashimi. Customers can taste the full flavor of these superb ingredients.

    銚子漁港近くにある食事処です。 店舗から少し離れたところに10台程度停められる駐車場がありますが、平日の昼間だったからか、思ったより混雑していました。 2000円のランチでしたが、刺身、蒸し牡蠣、かき揚げ、煮つけ等、新鮮ではあるものの、突き抜け感もなく、この値段だと東京都心でも結構な内容かつ良い雰囲気でランチを食べることができるであろうことを考えると、ちょっとなぁという感じでした。

  • Heitaro
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Idanishimachi 6-4
    A taiyaki (fish-shaped sweet cake) shop located on the premises of Sake no Sugita liquor shop in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture. The restaurant is renowned for its taiyaki filled with a homemade anko sweet bean paste crafted using famous Hokkaido adzuki beans. The shop's cheese taiyaki are also gaining in popularity attracting people from far and wide. The shop closes when supplies run out, so be sure to come early.

    期間限定で、チョコたい焼き150円で売っていたので、初めて買いました。 濃厚過ぎぐらいのチョコが入っていて、ちょっと重い感じでしたが美味しかったです。 タコ焼きも売っていて、いつもソース味を買うって美味しいのですが、今回は醤油味を買ったら、味が薄いし物足りない! やっぱりタコ焼きはソース味が良いです。

  • Fujinomiya Yakisoba Academy Antenna Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Miyachou 4-23 inside the Old Palace
    Located in the bar & dining district Omiyayokocho of Miyacho Town, Fujinomiya City, this shop specializes in Shizuoka's local cuisine Fujinomiya yakisoba. In addition to Fujinomiya yakisoba and super spicy yakisoba, they offer noodles blanc-limited to 30 orders per day-with noodles and flavored French bread packed in a cup.
  • Yasudaya Hinoda branch
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Hinodamachi 1-6-9
    A restaurant situated along the Saikai Highway in Hinoda-machi, Chichibu City. The restaurant's popular waraji katsudon rice bowls are a local Chichibu favorite and consist of two large breaded pork cutlets shaped like waraji straw sandals stewed in a soy sauce-based stock and served over rice. The restaurant's main location in Ogano Town is famously where waraji katsudon was invented.

    かなり並ぶと聞いて朝開店前に行きましたが、すでに行列。。一回目で後少しのとこで入れず待つことに。 すると後から来た持帰りの人の方がすでに中に座っている人よりも貰って帰っていました。 もちろん前もって予約して持ち帰る方もいましが、後から来て持って帰ってく方が多くて割り込みされてる気分であまりいい気分ではありませんでした。 店内の人の分を出しきってから持帰りの人にするとか... わらじかつは美味しいけ...

  • Towa Shokudo
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Towakawaguchi 62-9
    This diner is located inside Roadside Station Shimanto Towa on the side of National Route 381 in Towakawaguchi, Shimanto Town, Takaoka County. Their Towa Shiki Gozen set meal features a number of regional items made with Towa’s seasonal ingredients. The menu also includes set meals, donburi (rice bowls), udon noodles, curry, and more made with ingredients including eel sourced locally in Kochi Prefecture, Shimantodori chicken, and Shimanto pork. Every Sunday, the diner offers a lunch buffet that includes items such as the Towa delicacy shiitake no tataki (fried shiitake mushrooms with vegetables).

    四万十川ドライブの際のランチで利用。四万十川の流れを店内から眺めることができる清潔で素敵な雰囲気の店内。 メニューを見て、「とおわ四季御膳(1580円)」を注文。 道の駅の施設ということ、メニューの写真をみるとあんまり美味しそうに見えなかったので「外す可能性があるかもなあ」と思っていた。 料理が出てくるまで、店の屋外テラス席から四万十川を眺めたりして時間を潰しているうちに、料理が出されてきた...

  • Ichiba no Meshiya Hama-chan
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunnakatosachou Kure 6370-2
    This diner is located inside the Kure Taisho Town Market in Kure, Nakatosa Town, Takaoka County. It offers set meals and donburi (rice bowls) featuring fresh seasonal seafood including their katsuodon (skipjack tuna on rice), seared skipjack tuna set meals, and more. Restaurant’s staff char-grills a dried fish at the restaurant’s entrance and guests can eat it.

    いつも行列の絶えないお店です。中でも、一押しメニューはカツオ丼です。新鮮なカツオをふんだんに使い、ご飯が見えなくなるほど。極力、地元産のカツオを使用しているので、絶品です。

  • Tsukasa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu Shunyoshi Bridge along the Nakagawa River
    A yatai food stall located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The stall serves seasonal tempura, kushiyaki grilled skewers, and other classic food stall dishes, as well as tasty alcoholic beverages. The stall's full menu of drinks includes beer, local sake, and shochu. You'll be hooked the moment you try the restaurant's popular homemade karashi mentaiko spicy pollock roe.
  • Curry Honpo Mojiko Retro Restaurant
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 9-2 Abaya Building 2F
    A curry restaurant located in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City. Specializing in baked curry, a local favorite cheap eat, this establishment is also known as the only place serving baked curry in the Mojiko area. Customers can enjoy an abundant variety of baked curries, include seafood curries made with seasonal fish; and an extravagant triple meat curry made with chicken, pork, and Japanese black beef.

    The shop is located at the seaside on 2nd floor. Once you come out from the North gate of Mojiko JR train station, you need to turn left. The shop is wothin 100 meter from the station. The menu is...

  • Mucchan Manju (Hakata Bus Terminal Shop)
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 2-1 Hakata Bus Terminal
    A sweets stall located on the first floor of the Hakata Bus Terminal in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The stall sells Mucchan manju, a local favorite cheap snack similar to taiyaki but shaped like a mudskipper. In addition to custard and sweet black bean paste, the stall offers savory fillings like ham and egg. The stall is frequented by many locals and tourists alike.

    あんこやカスタードみたいな普通の饅頭の中身以外にも、ハムエッグ等の変わり種もあるので、バスの待ち時間のお腹の足しに使える

  • Chinese Food Chuka Saikan Dejimatei
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shinchimachi 9-13
    "This Chinese food restaurant is located in Nagasaki's Chinatown in Shinchi-machi, Nagasaki City. It offers menu items such as champon, ""sara udon"" noodles, Nagasaki's specialty edible milkshakes, mapo rice bowls and shrimp chili sauce rice bowls. Their original curry-flavored ""Curry Champon"" is a popular dish."

    ふかひれスープや角煮マンを食べました。値段は少し高く感じましたが、とても美味しかったのでまた行きたいです。

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