Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Mie Area

  • Akafuku Main Shop
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    4.5
    948 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 26
    With a long history since its founding in 1707, it has an Ise-like gabled roof and a large signboard with gold lettering as its marker, and is open from 5:00 a.m. in accordance with the start of shrine visits. You can enjoy a set with akafuku mochi (pounded rice cake coated with red bean paste) and Japanese green tea, and akafuku zenzai (sweet bean soup with toasted mochi rice cake) at the main branch’s cafe. They also add “akafuku-gori” shaved ice to the menu during the summer. It is located approximately six minutes by car from the Ise Expressway Ise Interchange.

    Oh I miss the red bean soup in Japan. Comforting hot red bean soup with cooling autumn weather is a prefect match. They provide some sour plum to counter the sweetness of the red bean soup. But truly...

  • Sazanami Toba Store
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-5-28
    This Japanese restaurant that offers seafood from Ise Shima is located a seven-minute walk from the Kintetsu Railway Toba Line's Toba Station. The marker for this restaurant is a long signboard with 漣 (Sazanami) written on it. Their signature menu item is a dish with three deep-fried shrimp that are about 20 centimeters long. In addition, they have many menu items using local food ingredients such as deep-fried horse mackerel and simmered abalone. They put a lot of work in their sashimi, and their set meals with them are also popular. They also offer set menus like their Akoya Gozen where you can eat both their deep-fried and sashimi dishes.

    This is the place to eat in Toba. Get the prawns, it’s the house specialty. The sashimi platter is excellent, goes very well with the hot sake. It can take up to 30 minutes to get seated but worth...

  • Isshobin (Miyamachi Shop)
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Miyamachi 144-5
    This conveyor belt yakiniku barbecue shop is in Miyamachi, Matsusaka City. They purchase whole cows to provide guests with the highest A5 grade Matsusaka beef at reasonable prices, delivered to the table conveyor belt sushi style. Their variety-packed menu has more than 40 kinds of grilled meat, and together with vegetables and desserts, there are over 60 items to choose from. The conveyor belt has a clear cover that always keeps the meat coming down the line cool and outstandingly fresh (you grill it at your table). They cater to families and couples, and provide private booths and counter seating as well, making it a good yakiniku shop if you're traveling alone.

    It was about 10 minutes walk from Matsusaka station. A pity that the famous beef train wasnt operating during lunch time. Casual atmosphere and most diners were locals. Staff however were...

  • Fukusuke
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    4.0
    188 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    A well-known store offering Ise’s famous Ise Udon, fukusuke is marked by is distinctive onigawara roof tiles. This udon shop made a name for itself during the Edo period and is found in the Okage Yokocho area near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. Their thick white noodles have a springy mouthfeel that blends well with the sauce they make from deep flavored tamari soy sauce and broth made from natural kelp and dried bonito. Relax on the benches outside the shop with your meal and feel what it must have been like for travelers during the Edo period.

    Very delicious thick udon with raw egg. Simple yet the tasty is a must try if you are visit Ise. Enjoy a cup of tea while waiting for your udon.

  • Wadakin
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    4.0
    173 Reviews
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    Mie Matsusaka-shi Nakamachi 1878
    This meat cuisine restaurant, standing on Prefectural Route 60, is located in Naka-machi, Matsusaka City. The longstanding establishment opened in the Meiji period and serves sukiyaki, steaks, and amiyaki grilled foods using Matsusaka beef raised on company-owned farms. The restaurant's sukiyaki, sauteed on an iron skillet over a charcoal fire, has been a signature dish since it first opened its doors, and those who order it can savor the delicious flavor and aroma of Matsusaka beef laced with smooth, high quality fat.

    Booked on their web site and got a confirmation within 1 hour. It is convenient for foreigners. Their staff speak little English. Yet the quality of steaks does the talking. Sukiyaki is also...

  • Sumibiyaki Unagi
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    4.5
    74 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata 4032
    This unagi eel restaurant with a lantern marked with the characters for charcoal grilled is located in the Ugata, Ago-cho area of Shima City, Mie Prefecture. Every morning, they slowly grill a fresh Japanese eel cut open that day over high-grade charcoal to seal in the savoriness, and the surface becomes crisp while the inside is soft and fluffy. The chemistry between it and the slightly sweet secret sauce is amazing. The chef's recommendation is the unagi-don joju (high class bowl of rice topped with grilled eel). This dish consists of four pieces of plump and savory eel that are large enough together to completely cover the rice it is placed on. With a spacious Japanese style tatami room, the restaurant is recommended for eating with families.

    What a nice quality of taste for budget. I paid 2500yen for my Unagi rice though I thought average were double price. Incredible tasty...

  • Sushi-kyu
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    4.0
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 20 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This is a restaurant for local cuisine located in the middle of Oharai-machi, in Ise City’s Okage Yokocho. From the large wooden building constructed in Japanese style with old pieces of lumber from Ujibashi Bridge after the Shikinen Sengu (rebuilding ceremony), guests can enjoy a full range of Ise Shima’s tastes while enjoying a view of the clear streams of the Isuzukawa River, cherry blossoms, and colorful autumn foliage. A popular item on the menu is tekone-zushi, in which skipjack tuna is marinated in their secret soy sauce and then combined with Mito-mai (celebrated local koshi-hikari rice). Seasonal offerings such as takenoko gohan (bamboo shoots and rice) and chilled duck somen noodles are also very popular.

    I was fortunate enough to be in Ise on the first of the month, on this date every month there is a ‘festival’ where all the locals go crazy for Monchi - a famous local sweet delicacy of the region. I...

  • Shintamatei
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tsushi Marunouchiyouseichou 5-1
    Shintamatei is a long-standing restaurant, founded in 1890, that specializes in charcoal-broiled eel. It is located about an 11-minute walk from Tsu-Shinmachi Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya Line. The eel is basted with a traditional sauce made of boiled soy sauce, mirin, and rock sugar that is allowed to sit for a wake before being used. Customers can enjoy broiled eel that is crispy on the outside and soft and light on the inside. The live eels are kept in natural well water, which reduces any stress that might have a negative influence on their flavor. The rice is locally sourced, and the restaurant takes great care to ensure that customers can feel that their food is safe and of high quality. Customers can become members of the Unachan program, which entitles them to occasional e-mail announcements from Shintamatei and hidden menu items that are available to members only.

    平日でもお昼はしばらく待ち時間があるのは、いいことだと思います。 席につき注文いてから30分ほど待ちましたが、本来鰻は注文受けて、さばき焼くのが理想ですから短いほうだと思います。 その時期の鰻にもよりますが、今回はすこし身の薄い鰻でした。津のうなぎ屋さんはちょくちょくお邪魔しますので(月2-3回)、その時のよって鰻が変ります。それ自体は仕入れもあり仕方ないことですが、たれの味と焼き加減はお店の特徴...

  • Kuroshio Dining (Pearl Road Branch)
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Uramurachou 7-1
    Enjoy the bounty of the Toba sea here at Kuroshio Dining, located inside a seafood market. You’ll find Japanese tiger shrimps, Ise spiny lobsters,” abalones, turban shells, and other fresh Toba delicacies at reasonable prices. The seafood rice bowl is popular, with six special varieties along with 60 other types regularly available. There are also sashimi, abalone steak, roasted purplish Washington clams, and several other rare offerings as well.

    This is a market style eatery about 20 minutes away from Toba station by car. You would need a car to reach the restaurant. There are tables on the far right hand side, some big water tanks with...

  • Snoopy Chaya Ise Shop
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujimazaikechou 64
    This snoopy-themed cafeand shop is located a three-minute walk inside the Oharai shopping street, near the Uchimiya bus stop in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. In addition to the Matcha latte, Hoji tea and hot chocolate, which come with Snoopy marshmallows, the cafealso sells dishes such as a bowl of rice topped with Ise Chicken Tengu and IsejiTakekagoGozen, made with local Ise ingredients, as well as desserts such as cakes and tarts, all adorned with Snoopy decorations. There are also Snoopy Teahouse-limited goods such as Kiriko glass, Nambu Ironware and tote bags for sale.

    Came across this cute snoopy cafe in the Nishiki Market in Kyoto. Love the theme cafe upstairs and shop below. Use the google translator for the menu.

  • Maeshima Syokudo
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Okawachichou 612-1
    You can pick out this yakiniku BBQ restaurant on Route 166 in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture by its sign with the Japanese characters for grilled meat, chicken, and vegetables. They offer soft and juicy Matsusaka raised chicken marinated in their secret recipe miso sauce, chicken liver, and more that you eat right off the grill. Their stew packed with Chinese cabbage and chicken and their savory chicken and vegetable soup with white miso also comes recommended. They also have white rice, regular miso soup, and palate-cleansing side dishes like cabbage and kimchi. They close as soon as they sell out, and depending on the menu of the day, this sometimes happens in the morning.

    松阪市にある「前島食堂」へ訪問しました。 開店前に着きましたが、既に行列ができていました。なんとか一巡目で入店。 たれにつけられた鶏肉を焼肉のように網で焼いていきます。 めす、若どり、きもと種類が選べますので、数名で行って、全部食べてみてください。

  • Yamaguchiya
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Miyajiri 1-1-18
    Yamaguchiya is a well-known udon restaurant offering the famous soft and super thick Ise Udon noodles in a rich broth. It is a long-established udon shop that continues to make the much loved udon, unchanged since it was founded in the early Showa period. The flour used for making these superb homemade noodles comes from the ayahikari wheat from Mie Prefecture. Every morning the flour is kneaded to create enough noodles for the day and then slowly boiled for an hour until they are done. The secret sauce is made with Niboshi (dried sardines), dried mackerel or dried bonito shavings, tamari soy sauce, and brown sugar to create a delicately sweet sauce that goes perfectly with the noodles. Their most popular bowl of noodles is the “gocha ise udon” with plenty of ingredients. The nearest station is Iseshi Station.

    Yamaguchiya is my favorite Ise udon restaurant. Ive been there 5 times. It is casual atmosphere and quite old building.People work there are very friendly. If you go to Ise, you should eat Ise Udon...

  • Meibutsu Henba Mochi Miyagawa Store
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Nishitoyohamachou 342-1
    This long-established Japanese confectionery shop sells one of Ise's specialties, henba mochi (rice cake filled with bean paste and lightly grilled on both side). It has a dine-in space, and you can enjoy traditional Japanese sweets such as the famous henba mochi with tea. The store also has a parking lot where large buses can park and bathrooms, making it the perfect place to rest from a drive. By the way, there used to be a henba-jo to send back horses when worshippers crossed the Miyagawa River to head towards Ise Jingu Shine in the Edo period (1603-1868). It is said the henba mochi came from the sweets given there.

    三重のお土産の定番のへんばもちを購入!渡した方からも喜ばれとても満足です!安定の味で大満足です!!!

  • Beef Club Noel
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Kyoumachi 25
    This steakhouse in Kyomachi, Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture specializes in Mie brand Matsusaka beef. It's run by a butcher shop, and they procure the meat themselves. The price of their steak varies depending on market conditions, so a portion of the menu is set at the current going rate. They have value obento boxed lunch sets, and in addition to steak, they serve a la carte dishes like small plates of roast beef, stewed shigureni beef, and salted beef tongue.

    We had a really enjoyable experience. The beef were done really well and has a melt in the mouth texture. The potatoes were delicious. It is soft and yet has a crusty texture. Totally love it. In...

  • Kanaya Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenonouninmachi 434
    This veteran restaurant on the Iga Highway in Ueno-nonin-machi, Iga City, Mie Prefecture specializes in meat dishes. They offer the finest grade of carefully inspected Iga beef from a superlative pedigree of Iga cattle. They use only the best sukiyaki meat for their local favorite Kotobuki-yaki, thin slices of beef cooked with vegetables at the table in a cast-iron pan. They don't use any seasoning to let the savory goodness of their superb ingredients shine through. Another amazing dish is the local favorite Butter Yaki, tender loin topped with butter and grated daikon radish and served with condiments.

    We were VERY fortunate to come here. A good friend of mine is from Iga and she took us there and her parents were generous enough to treat us to this restaurant. It was pricey. For five people, it...

  • Kappo Daiki
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    4.5
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Iwabuchi 2-1-48 Kintetsu Ujijiyamada Ekimae
    This restaurant about a three-minute walk from the Kintetsu Line's Ujiyamada Station specializes in Japanese kaiseki banquet cuisine. You can try dishes that include the bounty of the sea off of Iseshima and Ise mountain vegetables that have been used in their local cuisine from ages past. Three meals in particular come recommended: Katsu Awabi Butter Yaki is made with large abalone cooked with liver and butter; their Ise Nigiri Shunkei Mori is served in a lacquered box with delectable Ise shrimp; their Japanese Spiny Lobster Course is simply splendid all around. The two-storied shop has tasteful Japanese-style private dining areas as well as a large hall that can accommodate up to 60 guests, making it a great choice for a variety of occasions.

    With the recommendation in this site, we went there for a lunch during a visit to the Shrine. We ordered few things including fish, tempura and lobster. The seafood, all of them, overcooked and did...

  • Ise Udon Okadaya
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujimazaikechou 31
    Okadaya is an Ise udon shop facing Oharai Town and the slightly thick dashi soup stock that is mixed in with the noodles is made every day. The dashi with katsuo (bonito) and niboshi (small boiled and dried fish) makes for an exquisite combination with the thick noodles. This is perfect place to visit after a stroll. It is located approximately seven minutes by car from Ise IC on the Ise Expressway.

    Unusual thick noodles with black soy-based sauce witch was served in the past for pilgrims. Classic style “ISE-UDON” is recommended.

  • Natural Buffet “SORA-TABEYO”
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Suzukashi Inouchou 7992 Suzuka Circuit Hotel S - PLAZA 1 F
    This buffet restaurant is on the first floor of S-Plaza in the Suzuka Circuit Hotel. It features Japanese, Chinese, and Western dishes that invigorate body and mind based on the idea that natural food strengthens the body. Committed to using fresh, safe vegetables that are delivered every morning from a local contract farm, their lunchtime beauty corner buffet has a theme of delicious, healthy, and beautiful. For dinner, steak cooked at their chef's counter and sushi hand-shaped by pros with fresh seafood from Ise Bay come recommended.

    鈴鹿サーキット(遊園地)を利用する際はいつもこちらを利用しています。 フードコートが大行列でも、こちらは大体ほぼ並ばずいけます。お値段は大人で2千円弱、小学生が1500円弱でそこそこしますが、ホテルのビュッフェなのでサービスも料理の数も、美味しさも考えると大満足です。テーマパークとか遊園地の料理と考えたらディズニーなんかとは比べ物にならないくらいお値打ちだと思います。3歳未満は無料です。デザートも...

  • Mameya
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Miyajiri 2-19-11
    This veteran udon noodle shop is a five-minute walk from the north exit of Kintetsu Iseshi Station on the Kintetsu side. They feature the Ise comfort food known as Ise udon, with thick, soft udon noodles in a rich broth. The broth is prepared from dashi base from two kinds of flaked bonito blended with local Mieman Shoyu Nishimura Shoten's tamari and rich awase-joyu soy sauce. Their noodles are made in-house with Ayahikari wheat flour produced in Mie Prefecture. They have a variety of toppings like tempura, and lots of other dishes too, including soba noodles and zosui rice porridge. Other food is prepared with the same cookware as the buckwheat soba, so those with allergies should let them know beforehand.

    伊勢駅の神宮外宮の反対側徒歩約5分。10時-15時、17時-19時30分 火曜日が定休。大正12年創業の老舗。伊勢うどんなるものを初めて食べた。たれが濃い醤油味で麺が柔らかかった。この店は4人と2人卓、小上がり6人×3卓、6人用テーブル1卓であった。店のスタッフにおススメを聞いたらランチを勧められたので注文。伊勢うどん:寿司3貫(玉子・サーモン他):煮物:天ぷら:シフォンケーキ。寿司ネタは普通だっ...

  • Gyugin Main Store
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Uomachi 1618
    This well-established restaurant for Matsusaka beef cuisine was founded in 1902 and is located in Uo Town, Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture, which still bears the traces of a castle town. Their standard menu item is the Sukiyaki which uses beef from Matsusaka cattle which are famous as high-quality Japanese cattle, and the simple seasoning made with just soy sauce and sugar enhances the original umami flavor of the beef. Their Amiyaki in which one can taste thick slices of charbroiled is also popular. In the pure Japanese-style tatami room guests can enjoy a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

    I had just finished a sukiyaki set lunch for 3,000 JPY (price is unbelievably good value for A5!) earlier at another wagyu restaurant in Matsusaka, less than 7 mins walk away. But, with some time...

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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