Japanese Food Spots in Chiba Area

  • Banya
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    4.0
    292 Reviews
    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.

    Very popular place by the sea. Our friends favorite seafood restaurants. Noisy and not that fancy decoration, but main feature is the food - it is so fresh and very delicious. We ate that kind of...

  • Kawatoyo Honten
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    4.0
    377 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.

  • The Fish
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    3.5
    32 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...

  • Surugaya
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    4.5
    165 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...

  • Osakana Kurabu
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    4.5
    52 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.

    満腹定食などの定食も量があって美味しいが、なんと言ってもおすすめは賄い丼。なんと860円で刺身が十数切れ+巨大ななめろう、賄いかと思うのは、ほんの少しのきれはじとほぐした煮魚のみ、刺身は普通の定食レベルを超えて、大きな分厚い切り身で、なめろうはそれだけで、どんぶり飯を食べられそうな量。そして酢飯がいいお味。小食な方はご飯少なめを注文すべき。

  • Yamato “Super” conveyor-belt sushi restaurant (Kisarazu branch)
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    4.0
    77 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
    41 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
    132 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.

    Stopped by for dinner on a Thursday night and there was no wait. Walked right in and were greeted by warm and friendly English speaking staff. We LOVE eel and were excited to eat at a restaurant that...

  • Yamato “Super” conveyor-belt sushi restaurant (Tateyama Branch)
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    4.0
    52 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...

  • Yahataya
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    4.0
    41 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.

    市原に住んでいた時は うなぎで有名なこのお店は美味しいと良く聞いたし 私自身もここへ来るのが好きでした。 私自身うなぎが大好物なので 大人になり行動範囲も広がったので都内や佐原香取、成田など他の色々な鰻店に行ったりと日々を過ごしておりましたところ たまたま久しぶりに八幡屋へ。 一口食べて、ん?私には合わなかったです。 一緒に行った相手も同意見で たまたま私が行った時がダメだったのかな? なぜ有名...

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Aihamatei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Aihama 234
    This eatery run by the Aihama Fisheries Cooperative offers reasonably priced fresh local seafood caught with set nets and by ama shellfish divers. Their various seafood rice bowls and meal sets all come with stewed Aihama hijiki seaweed and fresh wakame miso soup. Their Japanese spiny lobster tempura on rice needs to be ordered in advance.
  • Jizakana Kaitenzushi Marufuji
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Hiroba 777
    Marufuji is located inside Shiosai Marketplace along the Sotobo Kuroshio Line. It provides sushi made from freshly caught fish from the local fishing port at a reasonable price. In addition to fish, customers can choose sushi made with broiled wagyu beef or whale meat. The itamae (sushi makers) also serve other dishes made with local fish and whale meat, and customers can also try such examples of fisherman's cuisine as Namero (minced fish mixed with seasonings).

    鴨川シーワールドに行った帰り、潮彩市場に来たついでに寄りました。何と素晴らしい寿司屋か。また鴨川に来ることがあればぜひ寄りたい。全てのネタが新鮮で美味しい。平日のお昼過ぎだったから混んではいなかったが、土日ならきっと大混雑だったんだろうと思います。

  • Sakana Ryori Miura
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Choshi Shibata Chiba prefecture 1-36
    The “Sakana Ryori Miura” always have around 20 varieties of fresh fish landed that day at Choshi Port from lunch to last-order, you can order the popular “Miura Teishoku” which changes every day. It features the perfect volume of sashimi, fried foods, grilled or boiled fish, steamed vegetables, pickled vegetables, soup, and cooked rice, at a reasonable price. The “iwashi-zukushi zen” in the Shokado-style is very popular.

    The Best lunch place in Choshi area. Very few foreigner, means very local place. Cook with local fresh sea food. Recommend a set menu of Sashimi & Tempura teishoku (rice, miso-soup, apitizer and...

  • Yamadenmaru conveyor-belt sushi restaurant
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Tomiurachoufukana 505 - 1 Minami Boso Tenorakuen
    Yamadenmaru is a sushi restaurant located within Dourakuen on the Tateyama Bypass in Fukana, Tomiura Town, Minamiboso City. The restaurant is run by an aquatic products company, which enables it to serve sushi, à-la-carte dishes, and the restaurant’s own famous “Ise Shrimp Tendon” rice bowl dish, all made using outstandingly fresh local fish and seafood species from the waters off the Boso Peninsula. Diners can order while seated using special touch-panel devices.

    美味しい回転ずしなのに、接客がもたもたしていて遅過ぎるのが残念です。回転ずしと言いながら、寿司は廻っていませんよ。タッチパネルで注文すると、席までレーンで直接運ばれてきます。

  • Umi Shokudo Kujukuri Soko
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    4.0
    14 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.

    家族で昼食に立ち寄りました。刺身も焼き蛤も美味しく、並んで待っても入りたいお店です。次の機会も立ち寄って、別のメニューも食べてみたいと思いました。

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • KiSARA
    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.

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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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