Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Toyama Area

  • Starbucks Coffee Toyoma Kansui Park Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Minatoirifunechou 5 Toyama Mt. Fujiwa Canal Water Park
    This Starbucks Coffee is located inside Toyama Kansui Park, a 16-minute walk from Toyama Station's North Gate. It is notable for the simple design of its glass-walled building that blends into the scenery of the park. Customers can enjoy a coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery of Kansui Park, which was built on an old boat haven. The park is illuminated at night, giving guests an entirely different view to enjoy.
  • Himi Uoichiba Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Himi-shi Himimachi 435
  • Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama, Toyama Kakeo Main Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Kakeosakaemachi 5-8
    Located along National Route 41 in the city of Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama is a conveyor-belt sushi shop where customers can easily enjoy seafood caught of the coasts of Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures. Fresh shipments come in twice a day, at noon and at night, so customers can be assured that the seafood is fresh. In addition to standard menu items such as tuna and salmon roe, customers can also enjoy seasonal seafood typical of the Hokuriku region, such as wrasse, yellowtail, and snow crabs. The rice base for the sushi is made from Koshihikari rice grown on the Noto Peninsula and rice vinegar made according to an exclusive recipe. There is both counter and table seating, making the restaurant suitable for everyone from families to solo diners.
  • Kitokito Sushi Himi Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Kamizumi 65
    This sushi restaurant has made its name with carefully-crafted nigiri sushi made with Toyama-grown Koshihikari rice and fresh fish from Toyama Bay. Since its founding, it has offered a diverse menu focused on fresh, seasonal fish caught that morning in Himi. Its location close to a fishing port only allows them to offer abundant amounts of fresh fish at reasonable prices. Not only that, it also allows them to serve many unique varieties of sushi rarely seen elsewhere. On weekdays, the restaurant offers four types of lunches, as well as kid's lunches. Their diverse menu also includes items such as Himi udon, as well as a lineup of desserts. In addition to being loved by locals, the restaurant is also a destination for many tourists.
  • Sakae Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Shimonikawagunasahimachi Sakai 647-1
    Sakae Shokudo in Asahi Town, Shimoniikawa County, Toyama Prefecture is a famous restaurant for the local specialty tarajiru (cod soup). A building with countryside atmosphere, it stands on National Route 8 which is also called Tarajiru Kaido. Its tarajiru for which large chunks of cod are stewed in white miso (soybean paste) has a mild taste but not fishy taste. This superb and hearty dish has both simplicity and the dynamics of a unique fisherman’s dish. There is a range of menu items including oyakodon (a rice bowl with chicken and eggs), katsudon (a rice bowl topped with cutlets) and set meals. The side menu items are help-yourself style from a display case.
  • Sea Station Shinkiro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Muraki Buddhism 2500-2
    Featuring lively events and sale of Uozu specialty goods and fresh sea fare taken up at Uozu Port, Toyama Prefecture, Sea Station Shinkiro is quite active early in the morning. Haggling and buying goods is a fun time, and early morning meals or beach-grilled foods are popular too. It is held on the second and fourth Sunday every month, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., so check before you go. Seven minutes by car via Uozu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.
  • Yoshimune
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Takaoka-shi Takaramachi 7-4
    An udon noodle shop in Takara-machi, Takaoka. The shop is known for their specialty curry udon. Set apart by their original curry roux which uses a blend of 16 different spices and peanuts, their curry udon often draws a line of customers to this popular restaurant.
  • Nyuzen Kaki no Hoshi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Shimonikawagunnyuzenmachi Shimoino 251 - 1 in deep ocean water park
    This restaurant with a focus on oysters is located inside of Nyuzen Deep Ocean Water Park, a 20 -minute drive from the Hokuriku Shinkansen's Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station. The restaurant offers a number of ways to enjoy the great natural taste of oysters, all collected from their deep ocean water tank to order, whether they are served raw, steamed, grilled, or otherwise. Each table is equipped with a grill where guests can cook the restaurant's large oysters, scallops, and other shellfish on their own. They also offer takikomi gohan (mixed rice) and miso soup made with oyster-based soup stock.
  • Sakana no Eki Ikuji
    Shopping
    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Ikuji Nakaku 265
    This market is a 12-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Kurobe Interchange. The market is comprised of two buildings; the Toretate-kan, which offers fresh fish and processed seafood, and the Dekitate-kan, which has restaurants and a take-out corner. At Chargrilling Restaurant Kokaito, diners can choose any of the fresh-caught seafood from Kurobe fishing port or Ikuji salted fish (a local delicacy made by the Ladies' Club of the JF Kurobe fishing cooperative) on offer and chargrill it themselves. We also recommend the local craft brew, Shozu Monogatari.
  • Hietsu Fureai Bussan Center Rinrin (Roadside Station Hosoiri)
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Katakake 3-5
    This shop located in side Roadside Station Hosoiri is a 30-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway Toyama Interchange. It offers a broad range of special products from Etchu and Hida including rakkyozuke (pickled Japanese leek), Hagiya Keichan (a brand of precooked flavored chicken), Toyama Black ramen, and more. The food court serves many different local delicacies, such as shiroebi kakiage (broad velvet shrimp tempura) udon noodles, Hosoiri vegetable soba noodles, and Hida beef croquettes. One of the shop's most popular exclusives is their soft-serve ice-cream topped with honey raised from Japanese horse-chestnut flowers. Behind the shop there is an Astroturf slope for enjoying sledding even when the snow has melted, an athletic playground, and more. Each of these facilities is free to use.
  • Kappo Kawaguchi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Chuoumachi 19-31
    Kappo Kawaguchi near Shinmachiguchi Station in Chuo Town, Imizu City is a kappo (Japanese cuisine served at a counter) restaurant. It offers dishes using fresh seasonal seafood such as Japanese glass shrimp and snow crabs sourced from Shinminato Fishing Port. The popular menu items include the Shiraebizen special of all sorts of Japanese glass shrimp such as sashimi, deep fry, sushi and somen noodles as well as a Kanizanmai set meal with a whole red snow crab.
  • Udonchaya Kaizuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Kamizumi 20
    This diner directly operated by Himiudon Kaizuya, an udon noodle manufacturer, is located at the Kamiizumi crossing on National Route 160 in Himi City. The diner features a relaxed Japanese-style interior with counter and table seating, as well as a tatami-floored area with sunken kotatsu seating. Their menu includes a wide variety of dishes made with freshly-boiled Himi udon noodles stretched and cut by hand the traditional way. These include their thin-cut zaru-udon noodles (chilled udon) and kake-udon (udon in hot broth), as well as seasonal items like thick-cut nabeyaki-udon (udon cooked in a clay pot) and somen noodles. It also has an a la carte menu featuring onigiri (rice balls), masuzushi (trout sushi), kakiage (mixed tempura), croquettes, and more, making it a great place for a family dinner.
  • Sushikuine! Takaoka-Minami Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Akasofu 433
    This revolving sushi restaurant is located near Tonogakuchi Ryokuchi in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture. The restaurant maintains freshness by keeping live seafood shipped straight from Toyama Prefecture's Himi Port and Ishikawa Prefecture's Kanazawa Port, two of the country's best fishing ports, in a fish tank in the kitchen. The restaurant takes pride in its firm, fresh sushi ingredients. Its most popular options are its three-piece and six-piece sets, which each feature a selection of the most popular sushi ingredients, including blue fin tuna. Their extra special lunches, of which only 20 are served each day, feature 11 pieces of sushi made with the restaurant's finest ingredients. Each is served with arajiru, a soup made from fish scraps.
  • Menya Iroha Imizu Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Hibari 1555-1
    "This ramen shop is next to the Motomachi-Tobu crossing, a 20-minute walk from the south gate of Hokuriku Main Line Kosugi Station. It is notable for its ""Toyama Black"" broth, which is rich with the flavor of broad velvet shrimp, the jewels of Toyama Bay. This famous ramen shop has placed first many times at the Tokyo Ramen Show. Their black broth, which is boiled for hours with plenty of fish meal, has an easy-going richness and is well known for being highly addictive"
  • Shogetsu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Iwaseminatomachi 116
    "Shogetsu is a restaurant located a 15-minute drive from Toyama Station on the JR Hokuriku Main Line. Early every morning, the owners select the finest fish caught offshore from Toyama Bay and prepare them in ways that bring out the essence of their flavor. The restaurant offers creative dishes, such as roasted Japanese glass shrimp dumplings and glass shrimp deep-fried with a flavorful coating. Customers can enjoy glass shrimp, known as ""the grande dames of the sea,"" in an amazing number of ways. For festive occasions, the restaurant serves dishes such as soup with sea bream and mochi rice cakes, and extra-large bowls are available. Shogetsu welcomes everyone from individuals to large groups."
  • Kaiseki Tsubakitei Etchu-Yatsuo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Yatsuomachihigashimachi 2223
    Kaiseki Tsukibatei Etchu Yao Restaurant is located a one-minute walk from the Nakamachi Stop on the streetcar from Toyama Station. Diners enjoy kaiseki cuisine in an elegant space served on ceramics and lacquer ware. The menu contains products of both the sea and the land, as exemplified by the Hietsu Lunch, which contains local Hida chicken and fresh sashimi from the sea off Toyama, and diners can also enjoy a variety of genuine kaiseki dinners. The restaurant hosts memorial services, wedding banquets, and tea ceremonies, as well as birthday celebrations for significant ages. It even rents out traditional Chanchanko (padded vests) to wear on these occasions.
  • Kawanabe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Tonamishi Saburoumaru 331-1
    This diner is located along National Route 156 in Saburomaru, Tonami City. Its diverse menu includes donburi (rice bowls), set meals, and a variety of noodles. Their shiotendon feature a bowl of rice topped with an assortment of tempura seasoned with their special sesame Konbu kelp salt. Their katsudon feature fried cutlets served on a bowl of rice drizzled with one of two secret sauces: a soy-based sauce or a Worcestershire-style sauce. Other offerings include their fried pork cutlet set meals and their tempura set meals, as well as udon and soba noodles. During the winter guests can try Okado somen, a springy fine white noodle made only during the coldest months.
  • Ebigen Kaiyu-tei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Namerikawa-shi Kamikoizumi 2155
    A Japanese seafood restaurant adjoining the Ebigen inn in Kamikoizumi, Namerikawa City. The restaurant has a stunning live fish tank positioned on top of a multitier pedestal in the center of the establishment and offers table seating and Japanese style dining rooms. Using fresh, choice seasonal seafood from Toyama Bay, the restaurant serves sashimi gozen meals and other course meals and a la carte dishes.
  • Authentic Charcoal Grilled Sweetfish Ayu no Sato
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Tonami-shi Shogawamachi Kanaya 2131-6
    A restaurant specializing in sweetfish in Shogawa-machi Kanaya, Tonami. They offer sweetfish prepared different ways in single plates or course meals including charcoal grilled sweetfish, tempura, deep-fried sweetfish, mizore-ae (sweetfish served with grated daikon radish), kanroni (sweet simmered sweetfish), and sashimi (depending on the season). Their menu also includes tofu dishes, soba, and topped rice bowls.
  • Okakura Okaki Crackers Direct Sales Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Tonami-shi Ota 1891-5
    A fried mochi cracker shop in Ota, Tonami. Their mochi crackers use domestic mochi-rice mainly from Toyama as well as superior groundwater from the Shogawa River. There's a sample corner where you can try freshly prepared crackers, a demonstration area where you can see how the crackers are fried, and a factory tour is also available.

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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