Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Saitama Area

  • SAIBOKU
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Hidakashi Shimooyazawa 546
    Saiboku manufactures and sells pork raised on its own farm under two brand names, Golden Pork and Super Golden Pork, along with ham and sausages made from this porkin a consistent manner. The adjacent restaurant and cafe serves barbecued pork and Tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet), grilled pork, and spare ribs. Customers can even relax in the hot spring facility for daytime use that is on the grounds. The shop sells pork products and local vegetables, both of which make excellent souvenirs.
  • Tenku no Gakko
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunminanomachi Kamihinozawa 652
    "A cafe situated along Prefectural Route 284 in Kamihinozawa, Minano Town, Chichibu County. Operating out of a closed mountain branch school building, the cafe serves foods such as the ""Tenku no Chimaki,"" kakuni stewed meat cubes steamed in a bamboo leaf with rice; and the ""Tenku Burger."" The cafe also serves frozen pineapple ice cream, fruit baumkuchens, and drinks made with the area's superb spring water. In addition, there's an adjoining barbecue ground where customers can purchase or rent everything they need to enjoy a tasty cookout. Situated 550 meters above sea level, the surrounding scenery is also superb."

    のどかな時間を味わいに行くにはとてもいい。 ただし、しばらくは沢山の人が集まってくる様で テレビの力は凄い。 今回はドリンク以外売り切れていたので、アイスコーヒーを頂いて帰って来た。 人気が高いので午前中が狙い目。 山の上の方にあり途中道が狭いので注意が必要です。中々たどり着かないので心配になるが、峠の頂上目指し進めばいいのです。 次はチマキを味わいたいです。

  • Hanazono Forest
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Fukayashi Omaeda 417
    Approximately two minutes by car from Hanazono Interchange, visitors love Hanazono Forest’s beautiful rose garden and succulent sweets. Enjoy their weekday sweets buffet while looking out over the blooming garden with its roses and herbs. There’s no time limit and it’s highly popular. You can also purchase freshly baked bread, rose motif sweets, and cakes.
  • Ichinoya Kawagoe Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Matsuechou 1-18-10
    Unagi Ichinoya is one of Kawagoe's oldest and eel restaurants and has been serving barbecued eel in its old Edo-style building continuously since 1832. Served with a sauce that has been handed down through the generations, the eel meat is thickly cut and tender. In addition to eel dishes, the restaurant also serves Japanese dishes and multicourse meals made with seasonal ingredients.

    Usually unagi have very soft bones which can be swallowed without much chewing. This unagi is way too boney, and some of the bone get stucked in throat, and was uncomfortable for a few hours. Even my...

  • Yasudaya
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunoganomachi Ogano 392
    This shop, founded in 1916 in Ogano Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture, is the birthplace of Chichibu’s famed Waraji Katsudon pork cutlet bowl. This dish includes a satisfying portion of pork cutlet with a shoyu-based sauce. Not only is it tasty and filling, but the reasonable price is attractive, too. People come from all over to enjoy this famous dish.

    1年半ぶりにやってきました安田屋わらじかつ丼 店に入った瞬間から臭いました獣臭 席に座ってからも何とも言えない臭い 猫のおしっこだ!と気づく 美味しいはずのわらじかつ丼が鼻がおかしく不味く感じた もう二度と行くことはないでしょう

  • Kashi Kobo Oakwood
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture 8-966-51
    A Western confectionary shop located in 8-Chome, Kasukabe City. The shop makes and sells baked sweets and cakes designed to maximize the innate flavors of the select ingredients with which they are made. In the adjoining cafe, visitors can enjoy desserts as well as lunch menus including risotto, quiche, homemade bread plates, stewed pork hamburgers, and more.

    日曜日にランチで利用しました。まず外観が素敵です。緑が綺麗で建物もかわいくて、あちこちにある動物のオブジェも特別な所に来た感じを演出してくれていました。 予約して行ったら席に手書きのメッセージが置かれていて、思わずそこに書かれていたオススメドリンクを注文してしまいました。温かみのある接客にほっこりしました。 お料理もスイーツも美味しくいただきましたが、平日限定のアフタヌーンティーセットも食べて...

  • Nosaka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Nosakamachi 1-13-11
    Nosaka opened as a Japanese style restaurant in 2000. It restyled itself as a miso pork-bowl shop in 2008, and since has become the home of miso pork-bowl. This exquisite dish is made with pork marinated in Chichibu’s famed miso, then roasted over a charcoal flame, laid over specially selected rice and topped with the house’s special soy-based sauce.
  • Moto Green Cafe
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    377-1 Otsukano, Ogano-cho, Saitama Prefecture
    This biker cafe on Prefectural Route 209 in a renovated antique storehouse that was once part of a bank has preserved its traditional look. The shop's interior has numerous bikes and displays of various motorcycle related goods, making it a huge hit with motorcycle lovers. Their most popular food item is a nikudon meat on rice dish that they inherited from a shop that was once next door. They keep its esteemed Ogano flavor alive while adding their own twist. In summertime their enormous servings of shaved ice, made of spring water from Mt. Bishamon and homemade syrup made from local wine, and local fruit, are popular.

    有名カツ丼を食べた後にさっぱりしたくて徒歩1分くらいの近場に発見。蔵のような造りでバイク展示などあり店内も素敵で綺麗です。バイク専用駐車場がありライダーも多かった。かき氷はハーフのブルーベリーを。初めて食べたけど濃厚!美味しい!天然の毘沙門氷は頭いたくならず食べきる頃にもまだ溶けていない!すごい!イチゴは売り切れだったので次はぜひ食べたい。コーヒーも濃くて私好み。カレーライスとかも美味しそう。いい...

  • Kanetsukido
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Gyoda-shi Honmaru 13-13
    A shop serving up Gyoda's specialty Fry and Jelly Fry. Fry is a food somewhat like okonomiyaki where flour is dissolved in water and then pork and green onions are added before it is then fried whereas Jelly Fry is tofu dregs mixed with potato, carrot, and shredded green onion which is then deep-fried in vegetable oil. This is a staple that can't be had elsewhere besides Gyoda due to its being a center of flour production. Remember the past as you enjoy the meal in the shop which is a reconstruction of the belfry from the Siege of Oshi.

    コロナが落ち着いてきましたが、いまだにコロナ禍なので、店内で食べずにテイクアウトで食べることにしました。注文したのは店長おすすめ!のふらい焼きそば卵入りと行田名物ゼリーフライです。テイクアウトするのは車の人が多いので、注文した時に車のナンバーを聞かれ、出来上がると駐車場の車まで商品を持ってきてくれます。行田でフライやゼリーフライを出す店は多数ありますが、店の雰囲気が良いので観光で訪れるのには特にオ...

  • Yasudaya Hinoda branch
    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.
  • Strawberry Garden
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Iruma-gun Moroyamamachi Nishiokubo 1014-2
    This confectionery shop is located along Prefectural Route 114 in Nishi-Ookubo, Moroyama Town, Iruma County. It is directly managed by Ichigo no Sato, a strawberry farm also located in Moroyama Town. Strawberry Garden sells confectionery items such as “baum strawberry with cheese inside,” which is made using homemade strawberry puree, and “strawberry shavings mini,” which is served with shavings of frozen ripe strawberries and condensed milk drizzled over the top. The shop also sells additive-free jams. The shop has a cafe space where customers can enjoy “strawberry goro-goro parfait” during the strawberry season.

    苺菓子の専門店です。各種苺をテーマとした菓子が並び選択に困るくらいです。ロールケーキ人気らしいですが、店内窓口でソフトクリーム等も楽しめます。美味しく頂きました。

  • LOVERS Cafe
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Honnokami 742-1
    A cafe with a stylish facade located in Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. The cafe's French toast, made from croissants, is particularly popular. The cafe also serves cakes and other desserts, drinks, and pastas and a variety of other food. Inside, visitors will find a showcase filled with breads and cakes available for takeout. There are books, magazines, and picture books in the cafe area which customers may read at their leisure.

    ちょっとした庭を眺めながらお茶ができます。テーブルが6席有る程度の小さなカフェです。駐車場は、たっぷり15台は停められそうです。店の中は、白を基調にしています。国道沿いなので、車の騒音が少し気になります。

  • Market TERRACE Main Restaurant
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Ofukuro Within the 650 Kawagoe General Wholesale Store
    A buffet restaurant located in the Kawagoe Wholesale Market situated along Prefectural Route 114 in Ofukuro, Kawagoe City. The restaurant serves a shared lunch and dinner buffet style menu consisting of dishes made with local, fresh vegetables and other ingredients from Kawagoe. Certain menu selections are also only available at certain times, such as barbecue dishes only offered during dinner, and sashimi made with choice fish from the market only offered during dinner on weekends.

    評判がよかったので、昼間に『予約無くても入れるか?』と確認したところ、「待つけど大丈夫ですか?」と言われたので待つのを覚悟で向かいました。 が、入り口で「予約なしの方は今日は入れない」と言われ追い返されました。わざわざあんな僻地まで言ったのに笑 もう二度と行くことはないですね。電話対応すらまともな教育できないとこだとわかりました。

  • Ogakiku
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    4.5
    138 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Nakachou 3-22
    "An eel restaurant established in 1807 which is located in Naka-cho, Kawagoe City. The restaurant is housed in a three-story wooden building built in the early Taisho period. Menu selections include eel broiled and slathered in a secret recipe sauce handed down for seven generations; a la carte eel dishes like shirayaki plain broiled eel; the ""Torikaba Sanshoku"" meal, which comes with chicken kabayaki and soboro as well as egg soboro; and eel course meals."

    Traditional eel rice in a Japanese style for more then 200 years! Having your meal at the old house, which is absolute perfect to enjoying your lunch/dinner! 傳統日式蒲燒鰻魚飯, 已經超過兩百先歷史!在古舊建築內享用一頓美味午餐/晚餐...

  • Kojimaya
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Saitamashi Minami-ku Daitakubo 2166
    An eel restaurant located in Daitakubo, Minami Ward, Saitama City. The restaurant serves shirayaki plain broiled eel and kabayaki eel lovingly broiled over high grade ubame oak charcoal from Wakayama Prefecture, as well as unaju eel rice boxes, chilled carp arai sashimi, and carp koku (round slices of carp stewed in miso). The restaurant also offers eel and carp course meals, reservation only steak rice boxes and sashimi served in a private dining area, children's meals, and more.

    I was a frequent visitor of Kojimaya for years. However, the last year, I noticed significantly less quality and on top of it staff attitude. First, the eel was not tender yet firm. It was firm...

  • Kawagoe Bakery Raku Raku
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Motomachi 2-10-13
    "A bread bakery located in Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Alley) in Moto-machi, Kawagoe City. The bakery sells breads made by hand using flour from Hokkaido and natural yeast, and without the use of additives. Popular breads like the ""Premium Shokupan,"" designed to be eaten untoasted and made by fermenting the dough for 18 hours to maximize the flavor; and the ""Omiso no Pan"" bread made with glutinous rice flour and Chichibu miso added to the dough, ensure that the bakery frequently sees lines of waiting customers."

    他のレストランは何処も混んでいましたが、ここは並ばすに食事をとることが出来ました。屋上のテラスでサンドイッチを頂きましたが、見晴らしも良く、味もなかなかでした。

  • Asamireizo Kanasaki Main Store
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunminanomachi Kanasaki 27-1
    Founded in 1890, the Asamireizo Kanasaki Main Store’s famous secret original shaved ice syrup, draws lines of people to enjoy various sweets, including white and red bean paste or black peanuts with this special syrup created on site. The menu at the main store changes seasonally, so you can enjoy visiting many times a year. The shaved ice formed from natural water is exquisite.

    Went around 3pm on a saturday, waited around 10mins to be seated. Happened to meet a family who had just eaten there, and they told me theyd queued for more than an hour! The menu was quite hard to...

  • Unagi Restaurant Kawashou Main Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kitakatsushikagunmatsubushimachi Kanasugi 1511
    Founded in 1981, Unagi Restaurant Kawashou offers various dishes using carefully selected eel. The extremely popular unasashi (eel sashimi), a registered trademark, is a true gem. Be sure to try the different courses, creative dishes and dojou nabe (loach hot pot). Can be used for business dinners and banquets.
  • Matsugoan Jingoro
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Tokorozawa-shi Matsugo 272-2
    A soba and udon noodle shop that first opened in 1984. They focus not just on delicious flavor but also the health and nutrition of their food and make both their soba and udon noodles with their own unique recipe. They actively promote local Tokorozawa goods and along with standard menu, their special seasonal soba and udon noodles as well as a la carte options are popular.

    東所沢にある古民家の蕎麦屋。人気店ですので、休日は行列です。駐車場はあります。蕎麦は入口で打っているところが見れます。蕎麦は風味もあり、切り方もベター。つけ汁が濃すぎず、良い塩梅です。天ぷらも美味しく、名物の川越の芋天ぷらは甘くて良いです。丼のセットの付け合わせの漬物が特に美味しく、記憶に残りました。

  • Taikaiken Moroyama Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Iruma-gun Moroyamamachi Morohongo 657-6
    This ramen shop is located in Morohongo, Moroyama Town, Iruma County. It features a light soup with a rich taste that uses bonito flakes, vegetables and pork bones, with a focus on several varieties of dried sardines. The shop offers different menu items, such as Chinese noodles, wontons without noodles, wontons with noodles, and dipping noodles. From winter to early spring, they are also topped with local yuzu citrus skin.

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