Japanese Food Spots in Chiba Area

  • Kawatoyo Honten
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    4.0
    387 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 386
    It is a long-established eel restaurant located on the road approaching Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Every day, it is crowded with customers who come aiming to eat eel. The secret sauce enhances the flavor of the eel which has been gently grilled with proficient skill to retain a full texture: the secret sauce has continued to be added to the eel extract since the establishment of the business in 1910 during the Meiji period. The interior of the store is a place you can feel relieved as if you had come back to the countryside. Please be advised that seats cannot be guaranteed by making a reservation.

    Well, demonstration was interesting, disappointed by actual unagi meal. The bones were not soft enough, annoying! That was the third unagi meal I had in this trip and not impressed at all.

  • Surugaya
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    4.5
    171 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 359
    This eel vendor is near the main gate of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. They roast kyosui eel raised in the Oigawa River, fed by water from the Southern Japan Alps, over binchotan charcoal, brushed with a secret sauce made with fine varieties of soy sauce and mirin cooking sake. Dishes include eel served marinated on rice, kabayaki style, and shirayaki style. Other cuisine features carp and suigo (riverside district) fowl.

    Unagi and rice was excellent. We were happy to be taken there by our Narita guide as it is a place he only visits once a year with his wife. It’s that special! Price was Yen3000 for an Unajudon which...

  • The Fish
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Kanaya 2288
    The Fish is a market place for Minamiboso area. It is a pleasurable facility housing a cafe, sourvenir shops, and a restaurant overlooking the ocean from which you can dine on the fresh catch of the very same waters. The Baumkuchen confectionery Minamitei, awarded the highest Monde Selection Grand Gold Quality Award for two years running, is located here. You can watch the chefs making the confections through a glass window.

    The Fish restaurant in Kanaya is a great place for lunch. It is very popular, so if you go there on a weekend, expect a wait to get a table. It was initially confusing for us (not being fluent in...

  • Osakana Kurabu
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    4.5
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Tomiurachoutadara 1254-75
    Osakana Kurabu (“Fish Club”) is a seafood restaurant located near Tomiura fishing harbor in Tadara, Tomiura Town, Minamiboso City. The restaurant is run by the Iwai-Tomiura Fishing Cooperative, besides Donburi (rice bowl) dishes—including “Tomiura Fisherman’s Don” made with fresh fish and seafood landed at Tomiura fishing harbor, Tendon (rice with tempura), etc.—it also serves a range of other dishes, including sashimi arrangements and grilled fish, etc., at very low prices. Osakana Kurabu is famous for its “Manpuku Set-meals,” featuring sashimi, deep-fried foods, etc.

    平日のお昼過ぎに行きました。売り切れが多かったです。 まんぷく定食を注文、お刺身が新鮮で美味しい。 マグロのカマの煮付けも美味しかったです。 フライは油が切れてない感じです。 お味噌汁はぬるくて、お米も美味しくない。そこが残念。

  • Yamato “Super” conveyor-belt sushi restaurant (Kisarazu branch)
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Kisaradushi Chuou 3-9-8
    Yamato is a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant located on Prefectural Route 90 in three-chome, Chuo, Kisarazu City. The restaurant is run by an aquatic products wholesaling company, enabling it to serve carefully-selected fresh fish at low prices. There are live fish tanks installed in the restaurant, so customers can place their order and then have the fish scooped out for preparation, ensuring maximum freshness.

    Great place with great sushi everything was good. Location, parking, sushi rice, and fresh ingredients it all incorporated and came out as great dining experience for such a little amount of money. I...

  • Banya
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Fudoudou 450
    This seafood restaurant in Kujukuri-machi Sanbu County uses fresh local fish caught by the owner, a fisherman himself. They serve such fishermen's fare as baked clams, raw fish tartar, sashimi, and seafood on rice. Their Banya Ten-don with large tempura shrimp on rice is huge and hearty.

    This restaurant is operated by a local fisherman in Kujukuri town, Chiba prefecture. Local people worked as staff at the restaurant. Its atmosphere was totally local style. The restaurant cooked...

  • Kikuya Japanese Cuisine
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    4.5
    134 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 385
    A Japanese restaurant located along the Omotesando (temple approach) to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple in Nakamachi, Narita City. The restaurant serves all sorts of set meals, formal meals, individual dishes and course meals, as well as unagi-ju and unagi-don (types of eel on rice dishes) using domestically sourced eel and naturally sourced eel on rice depending on the season. The restaurant has honorably received the Imperial chrysanthemum emblem from Shinsho-ji Temple which has been used as the current restaurant name since from at least the Tenpo period.

    This popular local fair is a bit pricy in this tourist area. I decided to order a half size order for lunch and had a choice of eel from Taiwan ($2500) or eel from Japanese waters ($300). I...

  • Banya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Yoshihama 99 - 5 in the main building
    At the Banya diner, owned and operated by the fishermen’s cooperative, you can enjoy a hardy fisherman’s meal of the morning’s fresh fish or shellfish catch at a fishermen’s cooperative price. In addition to the fresh catches of the season, they also offer their regular specials. The rice bowls topped with fried shrimp or calamari are so large, the toppings hang off the sides.
  • Yamato “Super” conveyor-belt sushi restaurant (Tateyama Branch)
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Houjou 1321-12
    The Tateyama branch is the original branch of the Yamato conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain, which is run by an aquatic products wholesaling firm; the Tateyama branch is located on National Route 127 in Hojo, Tateyama City. It serves fresh fish, selected by experts, at reasonable prices. There are live fish tanks installed in the restaurant, so customers can place their order and then have the fish scooped out for preparation in front of them, ensuring maximum freshness.

    Went for Sunday nite dinner. Surprisingly good selection of toro (fatty tuna) otoro and chutoro. Two pieces of otoro for 500 jpy. Chawamushi (hot egg custard ) had salmon roe and uni (sea urchin) on...

  • Takaraya restaurant
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Kisaradushi Chuou 2-3-4
    Takaraya is a long-established traditional Japanese restaurant (founded in 1897) that is located in the Chuo district of Kisarazu City, around three minutes’ walk from Kisarazu Station. The menu features dishes that use fresh fish and seafood caught in Tokyo Bay, including short-necked clams, grilled sweetfish, etc. A range of donburi (rice bowl) dishes and set meals are available at lunchtime, including the “Takaraya Meibutsu Short-necked Clam Meal.”

    Great welcome ! Food and service were excellent. Explaination provided by local host in english ( the guy is original from Toronto ! ) -perfect ! Performance ( dance and music ) was very...

  • Umi Shokudo Kujukuri Soko
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Ao 2359-138
    This seafood restaurant is on the Kujukuri Beach Line. Housed in a refurbished marine product processing plant, they offer dishes such as grilled clams, rice bowls topped with kabayaki style iwashi sardine, iwashi no kusare-zushi, and clam curry. They serve three kinds of meal sets in the daytime, along with a la carte items featuring local fish in the evening.

    肉厚な刺身は最高です。九十九里名物ハマグリも大きいです。ごちそうさまでした。 店の雰囲気も明るい感じで、特に、店員のおばちゃんが良い感じでした。お勧めです。

  • Suigo no Toriyasan Suda Honten
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Katori-shi Omigawa 270
    This chicken and egg specialty store is in Omigawa, Katori City. This shop sells Suigodori chicken raised only by contracted farmers, and butchered by the store workers that very morning. Ichiban dori eggs from free-range chickens and other deli products are also sold. The shop has an eat-in area where one can enjoy a bowl of Oyakodonburi.

    Chicken Dinners for 700 Yen is a winning combination, only 8 seats available so go early, several choices for chicken, 10 minute walk from Omigawa train station.

  • Unagidokoro Ishibashi
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Funakata 910-1

    The place is a bit hard to get there but the food is Delicious. One of the best Eels in Narita city. The place is small so it can be pack with people during the noon.

  • KiSARA
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    6-3-6 Kaneda East, Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture
    A restaurant which offers both hearty and elegant dishes. KiSARA’s seasonal, fresh and live fish, and other dishes are prepared by true Japanese chefs using seafood shipped direct from the fishing market in Kisarazu. Careful attention has also been paid in the restaurant’s décor and atmosphere, and KiSARA is the perfect place to enjoy unique dishes for all manner of occasions.

    アウトレット訪問前に口コミのおすすめ情報で見かけたこちらを訪問。 西〇屋の建物の陰に隠れるように見えて見過ごしそうになりました。 外観はおしゃれなカフェという感じ。 入口ソファに入店待ちの人が座り、その奥にある小テーブルに普通あるウェイティングリストがなかったので、店員さんに尋ねたらノートを持ってきて、名前や待ち時間の目安、携帯番号での呼び出し有無の確認がありました。(個人情報の記載があるので店...

  • Oshokuji Dokoro Ishii
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Katsura 159
    This eatery is on Asaichi-dori Street in Katsuura City's Katsuura district. One of their popular dishes is Katsuura tantanmen noodles, a local favorite. Made with red chili oil, three kinds of garlic, and stir-fried onions, they serve several types, including salt-flavored, miso, curry, and a simple soy sauce variety.

    勝浦朝市の近くで、朝からタンタン麺が食べられます。辛さを控えめにも出来ますので、辛いのが苦手な方でも大丈夫かと思います。玉ねぎとニンニクたっぷりで、ピリ辛のスープが何とも言えない味わいです。入り口のガラス戸には有名人の写真が沢山貼ってますので、取材も多いようです。

  • Yahataya
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Uruido 1307-20
    Yahataya is a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine that is located on Prefectural Route 14 in the Uruido district of Ichihara City. The menu at Yahataya includes Unaju (broiled eel with rice, served in a box) made using two of the most famous Japanese eel varieties—Oigawa River Kyosui Eel, and Tonegawa-River Bando Taro Eel—as well as sushi, seafood don (seafood on rice), tempura, steak and other meat dishes, Fugu (pufferfish) cuisine, etc. There is also a banquet hall seating up to 100 people, making Yahataya an ideal venue for banquets etc.

    市原ではとても有名な和食と鰻のお店に行きました。県内の鰻店ではお味は甘めです。子ども連れの家族などには、とても人気なのはわかります。鰻だけでなく、寿司、海鮮、肉料理、特にジビエなどもあり、次回には挑戦したいと思います。古くからあるどっしりとした概観はとても目立ちます。お茶を何回も入れ替えてく入れるサービス、感謝です。

  • Kanenaka
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Ohara 1530-1
    This Japanese kappo restaurant is on the Sotobo-Kuroshio Line. They offer seafood dishes such as sashimi and sushi with fresh fish purchased every morning from Ohara Fishing Port, flame-broiled fish, stewed dishes, meal sets, and more. Ohara boasts one of the nation's biggest hauls of Japanese spiny lobster, and the shop has a has a tank dedicated to them. Their Nami-no-Ihachidon seafood rice bowls are limited to 20 servings a day. Only three servings of its special premium version are available daily.

    久しぶりの伊勢海老を目当てにいすみ市へ! 少しお値段高めだか、安定のかねなかさんへ。 伊勢海老お造り、バター焼き、鮑の躍り焼き、タコ唐、地魚刺身盛り、タコの釜飯。 をいつも注文するのですが、コロナの影響でタコの釜飯は時間が掛かるので今はやっていないとの事。 悩んだ結果追加でライスを注文。 実はタコの釜飯が一番の楽しみ! サイトに現在扱ってないメニュー記載をしてもらえれば、助かりますね♪ 伊勢海老の...

  • Sasuke Shokudou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Kanaya 2193-5
    Sasuke Shokudou is a restaurant located near National Route 127 (this section of which is nicknamed the “Uchibo Nagisa Line”) in Kanaya Futtsu City. The restaurant serves sashimi and “Aji with fries” set meals made using local Kanaya Aji (horse mackerel) fish, which are known as “Golden Aji,” as well as the “Sasuke Set Meal,” which enables diner to enjoy a variety of Kanaya fish and seafood, and a special Ramen noodles dish in which Kajime seaweed is mixed in with the noodles, along with a variety of other menu options.
  • Tonkatsutei Arika
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Isumi-gun Otakimachi Kubo 135

    人気店でお客さんは常に多いようで、とんかつも美味しいのですが、わざわざ訪ねて行くまでは・・・。大多喜に観光に行った際に寄るのなら良いと思います。

  • Koisuru-Buta Laboratory
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawa 2459-1
    This Japanese restaurant located in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture offers pork from pigs given specially fed and raised, and healthy pork dishes with no odors or oiliness. It has a classic menu where you can taste shabu-shabu and grilled pork seasoned only with salt and pepper to enjoy the savoriness of the meat to your heart's content. In addition, they also sell food products such as pork and ham inside the store.

    ここのスイートポテト、結構大きいです。正直、値段はちょっと高めかな-とは思うのですが、ちゃんとそれに見合った大きさですね。

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you'll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Narita - most famous as the home of Narita Airport - is a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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