Japanese Food Spots in Fukui Area

  • Yoroppaken Main Shop
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 1-7-4
    A famous restaurant visited by fans from far and wide and said to be the originator of sauce katsu-don, a local Fukui Prefecture specialty consisting of breaded pork cutlet soaked in Worcester sauce and served on a bowl of rice. It’s said sauce katsu-don was invented when the owner returned from a trip to Germany and, seeking to popularize the Worcester sauce he encountered there in Japan, created the dish to serve at a food fair in 1913. The shop’s pork cutlets, breaded with small panko bread crumbs, deep fried, and drenched in Worcester sauce, are so juicy and tender they can be cut with chopsticks. Served with several cutlets piled high on a bowl of rice, the shop’s sauce katsu-don is also visually impressive. The nearest station is Fukui Station.

    Came here for my kids as they are fan of fried stuff. In the end, we all enjoyed it. Ordered the set that comes with huge piece of prawn, minced pork and port cutlet. They are lightly coated, crispy...

  • Oshokujidokoro Tajima
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-17-42
    Run by a long-running fish wholesaler and purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency, this restaurant lets you taste the fresh bounty of the ocean taken from the nearby Mikuni Port. It is a famous shop featured in magazines and various media. The most popular item is “kaisen don” —a bountiful dish with sea urchin, salmon roe, and Mikuni seafood like squid and sweet shrimp piled high on rice. During crab season from November to March, you can enjoy a dish using luxurious Echizen crab that was even served to the Imperial Household. The building is a Japanese-style with Kara-mon gate (Chinese gate). Inside the shop there is a counter seat which is easy to enter alone. The nearest station is Mikuni-Minato Station.

    お盆休み中の12時前に訪れたましたが、既に行列が出来ており約30分待ちでした (コロナの影響でテーブル一つおきに着席)。 大半の方が注文するからか、海鮮丼はオーダーしてから割と早く提供いただけました。 海鮮がてんこ盛りで、特に甘海老が甘くて美味しかったです。付属の味噌汁も海老の出汁が非常に濃厚で美味しかったです。待つ価値はあったと思います。

  • Genyomon Eel Restaurant
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Mikata 52-6
    This restaurant keeps high-quality eels in underground water from Mt. Kirara, located behind the restaurant, and takes pride in cooking them Kansai-style (on charcoal without steaming). Original hone sembei (crackers made from eel bones) and eel rice bowls are popular as take-home gifts. Reservations are required for dinner (17:00-19:30).

    美味しいうなぎをいただきました。とってもふっくらしています。骨煎餅も進みます。お店も小綺麗で好感が持てます。空いていたのはそもそもこの辺に人がいないからかもしれません。三方五湖に訪れた際はおすすめです。

  • Shokusai Goen
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Fukui Obama-shi Obamahiyoshi 57-2
    A seafood restaurant located along Kaigan-dori Street in Obamahiyoshi, Obama City. They serve meals using fresh local seafood caught every morning out in Wakasa Bay. Experience the changing flavors of Wakasa Bay with options including their Goen Seafood Rice bowl loaded with seasonal fish as well as Iwagaki oysters in the summer and blowfish and crab in the winter.

    アオリイカのお刺身が美味しかったです。ゲソなどはリクエストを聞いてくれて天ぷらにしてもらいました。さすが西!という感じの女将さん(かな?)が明るく気さくな方で楽しかったです。日本海の海の幸をたくさんいただけて大変満足でした。

  • Yamani Seafood
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouantou 64-1
    Located near the famous Tojinbo Cliffs in Mikuni-cho in the city of Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Yamani Seafood is a purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency. A venerable business founded during the Meiji period (1868–1912), it sells fresh seafood caught in Mikuni Harbor and processed seafood. It boasts a wide range of seafood, including Echizen crabs, deep water shrimp, and flounder. In the onsite restaurant, customers can enjoy generous servings of seafood over rice, sashimi made from fish caught that day, or fish roasted on the beach. Customers can choose one of the famous Echizen crabs from the live storage tank and have it prepared any way they want.

    One of the many seafood stalls along the path to Tojimbo cliffs, perhaps the biggest, with a large restaurant area when you get past the outside stall. Apparently famous or popular with Japanese...

  • Kuzu no Mise Marushin
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Kumagawa 39-11-1
    A restaurant in Kumagawa, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. They serve sweets including Kudzu-mochi rice dumplings, Kudzu starch noodles, and zenzai red bean soup as well as soba and udon noodles with kudzu, all made with top quality kudzu which has been soaked in pure stream waters. They're also well known for their mackerel sushi made with domestic fresh mackerel and locally grown Koshihikari rice. Their mackerel sushi and Kudzu-mochi are also available as take-away souvenirs.

    熊川葛を今でも使っているのかどうかはわかりませんが、葛まんじゅうと葛ぜんざいを選択、葛粉の香りはまずまず、小豆もさっぱりで悪くありません。周辺の店は半分くらい閉まっている感じですが、勘定をすましたころ、近隣の道の駅に観光バス5台が到着、大勢のアジア系観光客が、、、収容能力を超えていますが、大丈夫ですかね。

  • Echizen Seafood Restaurant
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Kokonogi 3-81
    This restaurant in a fishing port in Port in Kokonogi, Echizen-cho has a panoramic view of the port and you can enjoy fresh Echizen seafood throughout the year as well as Echizen crab dishes in the winter. During the Echizen crab season, you can eat crab selected by the owner from his own catch. Fishing restrictions are lifted from 6th November to 20th March and visitors can enjoy crab up to the end of April. The menu also includes rare seafood that is not sold commercially.

    空腹ではなかったので、ランチ時ではあったがご飯はやめて、車海老フライと刺身盛り合わせをチョイス。 エビフライは美味だったが、刺身は普通。というか、期待値以下。大阪でも食えるレベル。 見ると6万円の蟹とか謡ってる割に、この時代でカード利用不可とか、観光客を舐めているとしか思えない。 一見で入ったが、この店は目立つだけで、探したらもっと良い店はあると思う。知らんけど。

  • Sachiya
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Kyouzen 41-53-1
    A gift shop and restaurant where you can enjoy creative tofu dishes, Sachiya is situated on a small hill, offering you a wide view of nature and the mountains surrounding Eiheiji Temple while you enjoy your meal. They offer healthy meals, with morning-squeezed soy milk, freshly-made tofu, sesame tofu, and in-season vegetables. The restaurant’s tofu, sides, and stock are available for purchase at the shop.

    店内は新しく、綺麗です。 豆腐づくしの5000円のコースを頂きました。 豆腐を色々な形で楽しませてくれようとする気持ちは伝わるのですが、あともうちょっとで美味しくなるだろう、残念な結果に終わっているお品も…。 お子様プレートも頼みましたが、こども向けのはずなのにドレッシングがかなり生姜が効いて、見た目も地味な色合いで少し残念。 全体的に値段と内容のバランスが取れていないと感じました。

  • Ikesu Kappo Miyabi
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Obamakatori 107
    A Japanese restaurant located along the Kaigan-dori Street in Obamakatori, Obama City. They offer traditional kaiseki multi-course meals, set meals, and single dishes made with local Wakasa seasonal seafood that is kept in onsite fish tanks. Enjoy the flavor of the different seasons with meals such as their Wakasa Fisherman's Rice Bowl, which is limited daily to just 20 lunch-time servings, their summer time Iwagaki oyster and Wakasa-Guji tilefish, or their winter Wakasa pufferfish and snow crab.

    正面玄関の立派な暖簾が迎えてくれましたよ。 地元の方からお勧めで初訪問しましたが 若狭フグはとても満足ができるものでしたね。 甘みを感じられるてっさでしたね。

  • Shiosai no Yakata Yashiro
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Prefecture Sakai City Mikuni Town Tojinbo
    This seafood restaurant with great ocean views is located near Tojinbo, a series of cliffs that are part of the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The restaurant also sells marine product souvenirs. Each of their many full-course meals are generously-portioned and reasonably-priced. Please note that some courses require a reservation.

    東尋坊を観光した後に、観光船のチケット売り場のちょっとした広場から階段を登って、続いている商店街を進んで行くと左側にある。定食と土産屋さん。

  • Tokuemon
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Torihama 44-18
    A restaurant serving eel in Torihama, Wakasa Town, Mikatakaminaka County. They serve eel in a variety of styles including Unaju broiled eel over rice, Kabayaki eel dipped in sauce and then broiled, Hitsumabushi grilled eel over rice, and different course meals allowing you to fully enjoy the flavor of eel. When in season you can enjoy fresh eel straight from Lake Mikata but from December to March during the off season of eel fishing, they offer carp dishes reminiscent of Lake Mikata in the winter.

    細い路地をはいったところにあるので、少し大きめの車などは、近く(徒歩1分)の広い駐車場に停めることをおすすめします。 人気のうなぎ料理専門店で、特に夏はたくさんの客がいます。 おすすめは、うな重(竹)で、1匹分のうなぎ蒲焼きがお重にはいっています。他、肝吸い・骨せんべい・漬物がでます。 大広間のほか、個室が数室あります。いずれも2Fです。

  • Hamasaka
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Shuku 2-17-24
    A restaurant located on Kamome-dori Road in Shuku, Mikuni-cho 2-Chome, Sakai City. The restaurant is run by a fishmonger and serves meals made with fresh seasonal fish caught right in Mikuni. You can enjoy a variety of meals including seafood rice bowls and kamameshi kettle cooked dishes featuring Mikuni's specialty sweet shrimp and even Echizen crab during the winter period.

    We went there for lunch on a cold afternoon. The place was cozy and we were arranged to sit at the bar table. We ordered seafood rice bowl while they have a wide range of food serving there. I...

  • Shiki Shokusai Hagi
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Geba 3-1507-1
    A kaiseki traditional multi course meal restaurant in Geba 3 Chome, Fukui City. Along with their kaiseki meals made using seasonal ingredients they also serve a lunch menu with course meals, separated bento box lunches, and tempura rice bowls as well as individual plates in the evening. They are well known for their oshizushi (pressed sushi) including Raw Mackerel Sushi made with freshly caught Wakasa Mackerel and with advance notice you can also purchase souvenirs.

    出張の際、取引先の方とランチで伺いました。 大きな道路に面しているわけでもなく、住宅を改装したかのようなたたずまい。 和食中心としたランチメニューもリーズナブルで、今回は「お刺身たっぷり膳」を注文。 盛り付けは見た目よく、おいしく頂けました。 混みこみしていないのでゆっくりとランチが出来るのも良いお店です。

  • Fukuyoshi Sushi Restaurant
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Fukui Obama-shi Otecho 8-5 Wakasugi Suehiro Tei
    A sushi restaurant located within the Wakasugi Suehirotei ryokan inn along National Route 162 in Ote-cho, Obama City. They serve cuisine including sushi and charcoal grilled seafood made with locally caught seasonal Wakasa seafood. At lunch you can enjoy their lunch menu with options including a nigirizushi (hand-pressed sushi) set, steamed sushi with grilled mackerel and conger eel , or a seafood chirashizushi (scattered sushi) rice bowl.

    友人とオバマさんで人気になった小浜市を観光。こちらでは美味し海鮮を堪能。大阪で食べるお魚と比べてとても美味しくネタも大きかったです!

  • Aji Ikkyu
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Mikata-gun Mihamacho Kugushi 80-3
    A seafood restaurant located along Prefectural Route 214 in Kugushi, Mihama Town, Mikata County. They serve small dishes including sashimi and tempura, sushi, and course meals made with the seasonal seafood that swims in their inhouse fish tanks. You can enjoy a variety of changing seasonal flavors including winter Echizen crab, tiger blowfish caught in Wakasa Gulf, and fresh eel from the Mikatagoko Lakes.

    飛び入りで入店し昼食を摂りました。3300円の刺身定食ですが、その刺身の新鮮で美味しいこと!ウニは殻ごとで、7点ほどの種類でした。焼き魚と刺身のメニューで悩んでいたら「切り身の焼き魚が添えられるか板長に伝えます。」との配慮。心図解がうれしかったです。

  • Omochi no Mamaya
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Imadate-gun Ikedacho Inari 37-8-1
    A restaurant specializing in mochi rice dumplings in Inari, Ikeda Town, Imadate County. They serve Zoni mochi and vegetable soup and Oshiruko red bean soup with mochi using mochi made with local Ikeda rice as well as tempura fried vegetables made with local seasonal vegetables. They also sell mochi dumplings for take-away.

    ランチを頂きました。 味噌汁は、福井のミニ雑煮。福井の雑煮は味噌味で具が無く鰹節をかけるだけのシンプルな雑煮です。 ご飯は赤飯で美味しかったです。

  • Kura
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Kitayotsui 1-1-8
    A tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet restaurant situated along National Route 8 in Kitayotsui, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant’s tonkatsu, created with homemade panko breadcrumbs and fried in select oil, is a perfect balance of crisp outer crust and juicy pork. The popular hirekatsu rice bowl is covered with a special sauce giving it a flavor unique to Fukui. The Tengen pork roast cutlet set meal and the restaurant’s reasonably priced lunch sets are also well-reviewed. The interior, decorated in Japanese-modern style, is quiet and laid back. In addition to regular table seating, the restaurant also has raised tatami floor and tatami mat seating.
  • Echizen Kaninobo
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    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-16
    Echizen Kaninobo, located near Mikuni Port where there is a concentration of seafood from the Hokuriku Region, is a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant directly managed by Bouyourou, a well-established ryori ryokan (an inn focusing on food). At the souvenir shop, they sell seafood such as Echizen crab, which is also known as an item presented to the Imperial Household, dried seafood using fresh fish, and processed products. The second floor is a restaurant which offers a range of menu items from simple rice bowls and set meals to a full course meal with crab. The Kaisen chirashidon (a rice bowl scattered with seafood) and the Original Gasaebi Katsudon (a rice bowl topped with gasa shrimp cutlets), serving plenty of delicacies from the Japan Sea, are popular. The nearest station is Mikuniminato Station.
  • Tarumi
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Hamakitayamachou 1-2
    This restaurant specializing in Echizen crab and live fish features great seasonal views of the Sea of Japan from each of its dining rooms. Its popular cuisine is created by an owner chef highly knowledgeable about Echizen crab and the region’s seasonal fish. The attached inn of the same name offers accommodation packages that include activities such as fishing on a professional fishing boat, fishing for squid, and more.
  • Raden
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-2-1 Hapirin 1F
    This restaurant offers carefully-crafted cuisine made with Echizen crab, one of the greatest winter flavors offered by the Sea of Japan, fresh seasonal seafood, and freshly-harvested vegetables from local producers. Customers can feel the warmth of Fukui in the restaurant’s interior, whether it is from the use of Echizen-washi (a traditional handicraft of Fukui) as wallpaper, or the use of shakudani-ishi, a type of rock once mined in Fukui.

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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