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Japanese Food Spots in Toyama Area

  • Kakinosho
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    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.

    I really enjoyed fresh seafood. Sushi rice may be bit overwhelming after taste. But everything was perfect. Their seafood Miso soup is huge. The meal by itself size. White fish and crab legs were...

  • Mawaru Toyama Bay Sushitama, Toyama Kakeo Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
    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.

    Prior to our arrival in Toyama, I had done some research which suggests that sushitama may be worth a visit. Just to be sure, on arrival, I asked an officer manning the exit gates if he could...

  • Sakae Shokudo
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    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.

    タラ汁は魚のうま味が出た味噌汁と思ってたけど、単にタラを 湯がいて味噌汁にぶち込んだだけ。 タラは味がしない、味噌汁にも魚のうま味が入ってない、 量はあるので、800円の味噌汁デカ盛を注文したと思えば ガッツリ派は納得できます 店員の接客態度に関しては、元々ドライバー&地元向けの お店なのでそこに期待するのはどうかと

  • Sushiei Sogawa Branch
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    4.5
    138 Reviews
    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.

    Great setting. The sushi is served on the counter by an energetic chef that announces the arrival of each new piece with a loud yosh(i)!. It includes a nice variety of flavours (with one that I was...

  • 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
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    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.

    There is a good selection of sake available. The menu is extensive but the portions are very small compared to Tokyo. We arrived in April at a good time for sweet shrimp and small squid. The shrimp...

  • Kappo Kawaguchi
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    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.

    以前、ランチが1000円で食べられましたが今は無くなったそうです。 美味しかったですがちょっと割高感がありました。 水槽には蟹がたくさん重なって、美味しそうでした。 今度は蟹を食べに夜におじゃましてみたいと思います。

  • Trout Sushi Honpo Takataya
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    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.

    こちらのますの寿司はどちらかというと乾き系で酢飯もおとなし目の味の万能タイプ。 何かと一緒に食べるとイイかな❓ ただますの寿司だけで食べるには心細い… 私は酢飯しっかり、ますは生、分厚い身系が好きなので、ちと物足りない。 やっぱ扇一か松川かな❓嫁は前留ですが…

  • Ganso Sekino-ya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    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.

    富山市のマス寿司屋さんが並んでる老舗のお店の一軒です。 生っぽいマス寿司が最近の流行りですが、昔ながらのマス寿司のお店です。

  • Kaifutei
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Uodushi Shakadou 1-13-5 Miwamikan 1F
    A Japanese cuisine shop near Uozu Station. Their sashimi with fresh seafood from Toyama Bay, or kakiage don with Toyama’s famous glass shrimp are popular. For lunch, the seafood bowls at a special price is popular. Also, there are flavors for each season, like squid in spring, natural Iwagaki oyster in summer, and cold yellowtail, red snow crab, and wild boar stew from January to March.

    ランチで利用しました。海鮮が美味しくてとても良かったです。 お盆の時期に再度行こうとしたら入り口にはすでに並んでいる方が。。人気が伺えます。

  • Restaurant Shiroebitei
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    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.

    There is a resutarunt in the JR TOYAMA station, just 1miniutes. You are able to enjoy local spesialty food ; White shrimp. You choose fried or row bowl. I recomend fried one. It is 1200 yen. If you...

  • Masuzushi Norimasa Honpo
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Kamihonmachi 8-6
    This trout sushi specialty shop located between the Toyama City Tram Line's Nishimachi and Kamihonmachi stations uses only the highest quality ingredients. For their sushi rice, they use Koshihikari rice grown in Toyama Prefecture. For the salt used to enhance the flavor of the sushi, they use Mongolian rock salt. Their soup stock is made with Rausu konbu seaweed from Hokkaido, which contains more umami than regular konbu. Their filling, thick-cut trout has a pleasantly soft texture. Taste of the flavorful trout fat so abundant that it soaks into the sushi rice. Customers can choose between single and double-layered trout sushi.

    昔からある鱒寿司と違い最近増えてきている生っぽい鱒寿司のお店です。東町にあった小林の鱒寿司が好きだったので閉店された今はこちらの鱒寿司が好きでお土産にもよく利用しています。奥さん?の愛想がもう少し良ければと思います。

  • Kawakami Masuzushiten Marunouchi Main Shop
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Marunouchi 1-2-6
    This trout sushi specialty shop a two-minute walk from Toyama Chihou Railway Kencho-mae or Marunouchi stations is obsessed with creating trout sushi with a rich, fully-bodied flavor. They soak thick-cut trout at the peak of its savoriness in specially-made sweet vinegar to create a refined taste. This is combined with rice grown in Toyama Prefecture, which is pressed slightly stronger than usual to give the sushi a resilient texture. In addition to traditional trout sushi, the shop also offers extra-special trout sushi with even thicker cuts of trout, as well as trout sushi that can substitute for a wedding cake.

    富山ではますのすしの販売店は多数ありますが、どこでも一緒ではないんです。地元の人に教えてもらって買って以来、富山に来たときは必ずこの店で買います。鱒の厚みといい、酢飯の味といい、他店とは違う味わいです。

  • Chargrilling Restaurant Kokaito
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Ikuji Nakaku 265 Fish Station Created and inside the building
    This restaurant is located inside Sakana no Eki Ikuji, which can be accessed by car or by local bus (using the Shinkansen-Ikuji Line) from Unazuki Onsen Station. Guests can choose own fresh seafood or Ikuji salt-dried seafood from the showcase and cook it themselves. The restaurant also has a full selection of fresh seafood to enjoy, including their sashimi boat or fried eelpout set meals, their kaisen-don (sashimi on rice), and more. Each set meal comes with a fisherman's soup made with hearty seasonal ingredients that are a feast for the eyes as well as for the palette.

    魚の駅生地にあるレストランで、漁港近くにあるため、新鮮な海産物が食べられます。 メニューは、刺身や煮魚の定食から海鮮丼まで種類は豊富です。また、定食のご飯はお代わり自由でした。 この時は、限定10食のキジハタの煮魚定食をオーダー。味は普通でした。 値段が観光客向けなのか、若干強気の設定に思えました。

  • JF Shinminato Joseibu Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Imizushi Hachimanmachi 1-1100
    This diner is operated by the Ladies' Club of the Japan Fishers Association Shinminato Branch. Located in the Shinminato fishing port, one of the major symbols of Toyama, the diner offers good views of the fishing port and the unassuming atmosphere of a port diner. It is notable for serving fresh fish caught that morning. Their most popular item is their special set meal, which comes with generous portions of freshly-caught seasonal fish. The ingredients change every day of the week so that you can always enjoy fresh new flavors. The diner's opens and closes early; it operates from 7:30 a.m. to around 2:00 p.m. Keep this in mind when coming for lunch.
  • Kappo Shigehama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Marunouchi 2-18
    "This Japanese restaurant has been located in the residential area right in front of Himi fishing port since 1940. It offers fresh seafood delivered straight from Himi fishing port as well as casual faire like Himi udon noodles. Its most notable item is its Shigehama Set Meal, which includes a number of the great tastes of Himi to enjoy, including sashimi, grilled fish, and Kabusu-jiru, a regional seafood soup. In the winter, the restaurant offers their ""Buri Course,"" a full-course meal featuring 13 items all made with plentiful amounts of winter yellowtail caught in Himi. The area around the restaurant features a number of tourist spots such as Asahiyama Park and Himi Onsen Village, making it a great place to step for lunch or dinner during a tour of Himi. "
  • Kaitenzushi Sushidaruma
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Futamata 448-1
    This conveyor sushi restaurant offers delicious Toyama seafood at reasonable prices. The extra-special lunch sets (weekdays only), limited to 100 per day, come with ten nigiri sushi focused on seasonal, local seafood, as well as a side and miso soup, a real bargain. The amount and quality of the food you get for the price makes this sushi restaurant a very popular choice. The restaurant, which sources its fish fresh from the market each morning, is more than just a sushi restaurant; it is also an izakaya (Japanese-style pub) that serves alcohol. Located in a residential area a three-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Toyama Interchange, the family-friendly restaurant offers both tatami seating and booths.
  • Masunosushi Honpo Minamoto Toyoma Station Central Gate Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Meirinchou 1-225
    Well-known for their masu-no-sushi (trout sushi) station bento boxes, this venerable restaurant has sold station bentos in Toyama Station since 1908. The restaurant is located right outside of JR Toyama Station's central ticket gate. Their famous masu-no-sushi, a basic trout sushi packaged in round wooden boxes, are their most popular. Their Minamoto no Sankaku-sushi, bite-size triangular pieces of sushi wrapped in plastic, are handy when you want to eat on the go. The shop also offers seasonal bento boxes made with local and seasonal ingredients.
  • Matsuba-Zushi
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    5.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Marunouchi 7-21
    This sushi restaurant on Prefectural Route 312 is a straight shot from the Himi fishing port. It offers Toyama Bay sushi made with fresh seafood caught that day in the fishing port, including winter Himi yellowtail. The restaurant has always made its nigiri sushi with relatively small portions of sushi rice, making them easier for people with smaller mouths to eat. The restaurant's chirashi sushi, packed salmon row, shrimp, and other seafood and topped with shredded egg crepe, is beloved by many for its colorful appearance. The restaurant's interior features spacious seating so customers can take their time to enjoy themselves. Their reasonable prices do not change between lunch and dinner, making it a popular destination for tourists.

    一番安い盛り合わせの〔しらえび入り)ですがぶりの暑さ.シャリの美味しさどれをとっても大満足の美味しさでした。

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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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