B-grade Gourmet Spots in Saitama Area

  • 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.
  • Kanetsukido
    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.
  • Bisaiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Hanyushi Miroku Sanshinden 824 Tohoku Expressway Hanyu PA (down) Pasar hub

Saitama Areas


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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