Japanese Food Spots in Saitama Area

  • 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.
  • Kyoutei
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Osato-gun Yoriimachi Yorii 547
    A traditional Japanese parlor offering sweetfish cuisine away from the bustle of the city. Below your eyes flows the crystal-clear Arakawa River and on the opposite bank you can look out at the Hachigata Castle Ruins, a designated National Historic Site. Raise your head and gaze at the wonderous scenery of the Chichibu Mountains and enjoy the view as you dine on their variety of sweetfish cuisine. While it is a classic Japanese ryokan inn, it can be used only for meal, and both lunch and dinner have course meal options that include their sweetfish rice dish. Reservations are required.

    Ayu is one of the best delicacies in fine Japanese cuisine. This is the place you want to be if you are a genuine ayu lover. You can experience one of the finest Japanese food culture with less than...

  • Yasudaya
    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.
  • Ichinoya Kawagoe Main Restaurant
    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.
  • Ogakiku
    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."
  • Kojimaya
    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.
  • Kinoko-no-sato Suzukaen restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Arakawaonobara 178
    Suzukaen is a restaurant specializing in local cuisine, located on Prefectural Route 43 in the Arakawaonobara district of Chichibu City. It serves Sekki-yaki cuisine, featuring meat, mushrooms and vegetables cooked on heated stones; diners can also enjoy local wild game from the Chichibu region—including venison, wild boar meat, bear meat, etc.—either as Sekki-yaki or in the form of hotpot dishes, etc. (visitors should note that, as the supply of wild game is variable, certain dishes may sometimes not be available). There is also a shop where visitors can purchase local specialty products and processed foods, etc., and pick-your-own activities are available for seasonal produce such as mushrooms and fruit, as well as opportunities for visitors to catch their own trout (these activities all require advance booking).
  • Unagi Kappo Yondaime Takahashiya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kitakatsushikagunsugitomachi Sugito 3-10-6
    A long-standing eel restaurant established in the Meiji period which is located in 3-Chome Sugito, Sugito Town, Kitakatsushika County. The restaurant serves eel tempura, a signature dish since the establishment first opened its doors; unaju gozen eel rice box meals, and other eel dishes. The restaurant also serves sea bream chazuke, shokado bento box meals (advance reservation required), a la carte dishes, and kaiseki course meals.

    東武動物公園駅近くにあるうなぎ割烹屋さん。明治初期創業なのだそうです。お店は落古利根川沿いにあります。かなり広い敷地で庭園も含めると500坪あるそうです。建物は古く、歴史を刻んだ面影をひしひしと感じます。畳の上に置かれたテーブル席、個室に通されました。 お料理は「うなぎ割烹」という冠が付く由来がよくわかる内容で先付、煮物、焼き物、そしてデザート全てに丁寧さを感じる味で全て美味しかったのです! 鰻は...

  • Echigoya Honten
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Hidaka-shi Tagi 509-4
    This restaurant is located along National Route 407 in Tagi, Hidaka City. Starting with unaju (grilled eel over rice), the restaurant provides a varied menu featuring eel dishes, seasonable seafood sashimi, grilled chicken skewer, tempura, and more. The rice dishes use Koshihikari rice grown in Uonuma.

    ここは入間市と日高市の境目にあり、入間市で探すと出てきますが、正確には日高市のお店です。狭山日高インターから車ですぐの立地で、目立ちませんが行きやすいですね。広い駐車場なので店のエントランスは奥まって見えます。運よくエントランスの近くに車を停められましたが、雨が降っているときに離れたところにとめるのは大変かもしれません。 店内は落ち着いたダークブラウン系でまとめられ、1人分のスペースもたっぷり取ら...

  • Ryotei Kojiya
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Yoshikawa-shi Hiranuma 173
    A restaurant that was founded at the start of the Edo period. Gaze out at the garden, preserved as it was with stone lanterns called “yukimi-dourou”, decorative red stones, and stone steps to leave your sandals on as you enjoy traditional local cuisine that can be hard to find anywhere else these days. Relax in the peace and nostalgia of the history and as you enjoy meals made with seasonal ingredients and seafood fresh from the local river including catfish and eel.

    お客様とのビジネスランチで訪問しました。 名物のナマズの天ぷらと揚げ物、鰻重をいただきました。写真を撮りたかったのですが、仕事中のため遠慮しました。 ナマズは珍しいですが、味は今ひとつ。鰻重も脂のノリは良くなかったです。 また中居さんも愛想が良くなく、あまりお勧めできません。

  • Tamaiya
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Hiki-gun Ogawamachi Otsuka 178-2 Seiun Brewery
    This restaurant is located along Prefectural Route 11 in Otsuka, Ogawa Town, Hiki County, and is adjacent to the Seiun Sake Brewery. With fresh organic vegetables harvested from Ogawa Town, their dishes are prepared with shikomisui, a soft water prepared specially for making sake. Their lunch menu consists of three different courses prepared with ingredients that include organic vegetables, locally grown rice and sake lees. Reservations must be made in advance for dinner.

    お料理の全てに酒粕を使用?? ランチ営業のみにしては酒感が強すぎて 普段お酒を飲まない方にはちょっとキツイかもしれません。

  • Kappo Ryokan Futaba
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Hikigunogawamachi Otsuka 32
    "A traditional inn and restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 189 in Otsuka, Ogawa Town, Hiki County. This long-standing establishment was founded in 1748. The current main building, erected in 1933, has been designated a National Tangible Cultural Property. The establishment serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. The vaunted ""Chushichi-meshi"" rice, invented by the inn's eighth owner, Chushichi Yagi, is counted as one of the five great rice dishes of Japan alongside the likes of Fukagawa-meshi."

    江戸時代宿場町として栄えた小川町。老舗のお店がいくつかあります。こちらは創業270年の割烹料理店。日本五大名飯というのがあり、そのひとつがこちらの忠七めし、だそうです。そんな名物料理を食べにお昼に伺いました。ランチのお膳は3180円。刺身やお料理はさすがに丁寧な仕事がされています。新館の方でいただきましたが、庭がのぞめる部屋ではありませんでした。食後に庭園を散策したり、山岡鉄舟の展示室を見学できま...

  • Kappo Kaede
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Fukaya-shi Ozuka 334
    A restaurant that serves up Fukaya City's specialty Niboto vegetable hot pot and green onion cuisine. Fukaya's Niboto was a favorite of local industrialist Shibusawa Eiichi and this restaurant makes theirs with an abundance of Fukaya green onion and other local ingredients as well as their own original hand-made secret sauce. In addition to Niboto and green onion cuisine they offer a course meal menu, lunch menu, side dish menu, and banquet menu.

    このお店では深谷のご当地グルメの『煮ぼうとう』と、新ご当地グルメの『カレー焼きそば』の両方を食べることができます。昔は職場の宴会でよく利用していたので、カウンター席があり、一人で気軽に食べることができるお店だとは思っていませんでした。カウンター席で食べるていたので、気さくな女将さんとの会話も楽しむことができました。今回注文したのは、にぎり寿司の付いた『煮ぼうとうセット』で、麺はやわらか目、具材には...

  • Irorian Hanamizuki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro Hospitality Chosei annex of 449 flowers (adjacent to the main building)
    A private dining restaurant located inside the Choseikan ryokan inn a three-minute walk from Nagatoro Station in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The restaurant serves course meals consisting of dishes such as seasonal river fish grilled with salt shioyaki style using an irori sunken hearth, and local cuisine like zuriage udon noodles. The restaurant also offers day trip plans which include use of the inn's bathhouse.
  • Miharashi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 452
    "A restaurant located in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County, Saitama Prefecture. The restaurant adjoins the scenic Nagatoro Iwadatami Rocks and the boarding area for the Nagatoro Line Kudari boat ride. The restaurant serves ayumeshi sweetfish rice, ayu sweetfish soba noodles, ayu sweetfish set meals, and other dishes made with ayu sweetfish, as well as kamameshi rice and soba noodles. With a reservation made at least three days in advance, customers can enjoy an ""Ayu-zukushi"" course which includes ayu sweetfish tempura, ayu sweetfish meshi, and a variety of other dishes made with ayu sweetfish. The restaurant is also adjoined by a souvenir shop selling local Nagatoro gifts and products."
  • Sanrokutei Mitsumine Oinujaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibushi Mitsumine 298-1
    A restaurant located in Mitsumine, Chichibu City. The restaurant serves set meals and soba noodles as well as charcoal grilled river fish, imo dengaku taro baked with miso, and more. The first floor of the establishment is a souvenir shop, while dining halls with lovely views and private dining rooms can be found on the second and third floors. The restaurant also accepts reservations for large groups.
  • Seikaen Tonbotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Hannoushi Inarichou 23-23
    A traditional kaiseki course cuisine restaurant located in Inari-cho, Hanno City. Surrounded by the beautiful forest on the bank of the Naguri River, the restaurant serves kaiseki meals, steak meals, shabushabu courses, a la carte dishes, and lunchtime bento boxes. Seating up to 80, the restaurant can accommodate large groups and provides catering as well.
  • Kawagoe Imozen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Komuro 15-1
    A local cuisine restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 160 in Komuro, Kawagoe City. The restaurant's menu focuses on dishes made with sweet potatoes, such as simple sweet potato kaiseki cuisine and sweet potato oju lunch boxes with broiled eel over sweet potato rice. The restaurant also offers Konnichi Ryori originated with Imozen, kaiseki dishes made with select, seasonal ingredients; eel dishes; and Shokado bento box lunches.
  • Tanichi, Chichibukan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Chichibugunnagatoromachi Nagatoro 453-2
    "The restaurant of the Chichibukan, a long-standing traditional ryokan inn established over 100 years ago which is located along Iwadatami Dori in Nagatoro, Nagatoro Town, Chichibu County. The restaurant has regular and open terrace outdoor seating and serves ayu cuisine such as ayu grilled with salt shioyaki style, ayu-meshi rice, and ayu gozen meals; as well as special dishes made with fresh, seasonal Nagatoro ingredients. With an advance reservation, customers can also enjoy the ""Ayu-zukushi"" sampler, which includes shioyaki, ayu-meshi, and dengaku ayu baked with miso."
  • Ryotei Yamaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Saiwaichou 11-2
    A traditional ryotei restaurant located in Saiwai-cho, Kawagoe City. The restaurant was established in 1868 after the owner inherited a villa which belonged to Yokota Gorobe, a wealthy merchant who built his fortune through rice wholesaling, brewing, and finance. The restaurant serves seasonal kaiseki course cuisine in private dining rooms as well as lunch on weekdays in the building's tea room. The restaurant can also be rented out for a ryotei wedding.

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Eclipsed by neighboring Tokyo, Saitama is often branded as the sleepy suburbs. However, look a little deeper and you’ll uncover quaint towns bursting with history and crafts from the kurazukuri Edo-period clay houses of Kawagoe to the ancient tree-enveloped temples of Chichibu.

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