Japanese Food Spots in Toyama Area

  • Himi Uoichiba Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Himi-shi Himimachi 435
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restaurant Shiroebitei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Meirinchou 1-220 times when market and inside the Marche
    Shiroebitei is a specialist white prawn restaurant located in the Toyamarche shopping center on the ground floor level of Toyama Station. Besides white prawn tendon (a bowl of rice topped with deep-fried seafood) and white prawn sashimi don made using white prawn delivered fresh each morning from Shinminato fishing harbor, Shiroebitei also serves a range of other seafood don and tendon dishes featuring fish and seafood from the Sea of Japan. The “Kito Kito Set Meal,” which combines white prawn tempura with draft beer or sake, is also very popular. White prawn tempura, tendon and sashimi don are also available for take-out.
  • Sakana no Eki Ikuji
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Banya Ryori Himihama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Himi-shi Himimachi 21-15
    A seafood restaurant along Prefectural Route 302 in Himi-machi, Himi. They offer meals made using local Himi specialty seafood yellowtail and oysters as well as other seasonal locally caught fish. Along with sashimi and simmered fish dishes served separately or as part of a set meal, you can enjoy a special course meal with stone grilled A5 Himi beef (reservation required).
  • Kakinosho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Ono 156
    A famous cafeteria located in Ono, Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture which can accommodate providing lunch for tour groups. The restaurant serves gozen set meals and a la carte items made with the freshet seafood delights from Toyama Bay, viewed by some as a veritable natural restaurant fish tank. The Kaisen Takaoka-don seafood rice bowl is piled high with seasonal fish; the restaurant’s signature dish, many fans travel from outside the prefecture to enjoy this delicious meal. Other popular items include the Amehare konbu-meshi gozen, made with an abundance of the renowned Toyama konbu kelp; and the Japanese amberjack shabu-shabu, a specialty dish which is only offered in winter. The restaurant is spacious and bright, and Kakinosho offers a variety of seating options, including a private dining room situated inside an old-fashioned warehouse connected to the historic figure Maeda Toshinaga.
  • Sushiei Sogawa Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Sougawa 2-8-22
    Sushiei Sogawa Branch located in Sogawa, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture is a sushi restaurant which opened in 1948 and is well-established with many repeat customers from outside of Toyama Prefecture. Under the concept of getting people to enjoy delicious sushi, there is only sushi on its menu. It has a range of fresh local seafood from Toyama as well as seasonal seafood sourced from all over Japan, and has continued to serve authentic sushi with shining craftsmanship. The restaurant does not allow drinking or smoking, so women and non-drinkers can also feel free to eat there.
  • Aoyama Sohonpo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Shintomichou 1-4-6
    Aoyama Sohonpo in Shintomi Town, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture is a famous Toyama specialty trout sushi shop. An exclusive series of trout sushi using rare natural masu salmon, Chidori vinegar and Koshihikari rice wrapped in a bamboo strip and packed in a curved bento box made from cedar is the hallmark product and sold in limited numbers. It also sells a standard series of trout sushi as well as processed seafood products from Toyama.
  • Yoshidaya Masunosushi Honpo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Yasunoyachou 2-6-6
    This shop specializes in masuzushi and is located near Yasunoya Station in Yasunoya-cho, Toyama City. They offer “masu no sushi” which uses Toyama koshihikari rice and fatty trout, as well as processed seafood products, like kamaboko (boiled fish paste). The popular “kombu masu sushi” has shredded kelp under vinegared rice, tangled kelp over the trout, and offers a mild taste.
  • Irori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Shintomichou 2-4-23
    Irori along a city tram line at 2 Chome, Shintomi Town, a six minutes’ walk from Toyama Station is a seafood izakaya (a Japanese-style pub). It offers dishes using the fresh seafood of Himi and Shinminato. You can enjoy a range of seafood from Toyama Bay including Japanese glass shrimp, blackthroat seaperch and winter Japanese amberjack according to the season with local sake and authentic shochu (distilled liquor) at reasonable prices.
  • 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.
  • Trout Sushi Honpo Takataya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Marunouchi 1-1-13
    Takataya on Prefectural Route 208, at 1 Chome, Marunouchi, Toyama City is a well-established trout sushi restaurant which opened in 1872. It sells masunosushi which has an excellent balance of soft and chewy cooked rice paired with umami flavor from the trout.
  • Ganso Sekino-ya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Shichikenmachi 4-11
    Ganso Sekinoya is a specialist Masu (sea trout) zushi shop, founded in 1878, that is located on Prefectural Route 208 in the Shichiken Town of Toyama City, around three-minute walk from Suwanokawara Station. The store’s Masu zushi is made according to a traditional recipe that has been handed down for five generations, and uses rice grown locally in Toyama Prefecture. Ganso Sekinoya also sells a range of other processed seafood products, including Buri (yellowtail fish) sushi, Kamaboko fish paste, etc.

Toyama Areas


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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