Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Mie Area

  • Akafuku Main Shop
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    4.5
    956 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    This shop is a very old shop in the shopping street. It has lots of customers so you might have to queue to get a space. Price is really reasonable to get two pieces of akafuku mochi which is mochi...

  • Wadakin
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    4.0
    172 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...

  • Butasute
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    4.0
    300 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    This is a branch of a long-established dedicated restaurant for wagyu Japanese beef founded in 1909, located within Okage Yokocho in Ujinakanokiricho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. It only sells carefully selected high quality Ise meat, and the unique store name is said to have been acquired from its preference for beef (“butasute” means “to discard pork”). In addition to the restaurant’s specialty amiyaki, sukiyaki and beef hot pot, guests can also try beef and rice bowls. The shop sells fresh-fried hot croquette, which are popular among customers who want to eat on the go.

    Okage Yokocho just beside the entrance of Ise Grand Shrine, the walking street is full with food stall! Very nice to walk and many difference food you can try! And also have many wine shops which you...

  • Umibe Hotel Prime Resort Kashikojima “hd’or”
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    4.0
    292 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata 3618-33
    This French restaurant is located inside Prime Resort Kashikojima, and is a seven-minute bus ride by shuttle bus from Kintetsu Railway Shima Line's Kashikojima Station. You can enjoy courses of colorful Southern European French dishes based on healthy water, made with pureed vegetables to bring out the richness mostly without using butter or fresh cream, in a style called water French. Get a taste of high-quality cuisine using plenty of fresh seafood nurtured in the sea of Ise and vegetables harvested locally while gazing out on the Ago Bay that spreads before you outside the window.

    Nice enough hotel and the staff try very hard to help. The views from the hotel are beautiful over the bay but it is pretty remote and there is not a lot to do when the pool is closed in off season...

  • Sazanami Toba Store
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    4.0
    110 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    Very delicious food. One of my best meals in this trip. Had a big lobster, row (sashimi) and it was so good. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

  • Sumibiyaki Unagi
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    4.5
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Fukusuke
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    4.0
    189 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    Yummy! I got IseUdon with raw egg and my husband got Hiyashi IseUdon. Noodles are softer compared to regular udon.

  • Sushi-kyu
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    4.0
    166 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...

  • 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...

  • Shintamatei
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    4.0
    64 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.

    有名店ですが、とっても残念な出来栄え。鰻自体は柔らかくて表面はカリッと焼けていますし、味もまあまあですが、ウナギの量で比較すると割高で、ウナギの臭さが残っている。 二度と行きたくありません。

  • Maeshima Syokudo
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    4.5
    25 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.

    早い美味い安いの見本みたいな店です。 日曜日の午前11時半に入店したら既にテーブルはいっぱいでしたが、5分程度の待ち時間で座れました。 注文したら3分も待たずに肉が出てきてビックリ。すべての肉メニューを頼みましたが、どれも美味しかった。松阪のソウルフードを名乗る資格十分です。

  • Asora-no-Chaya
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 13-7 Chekuya Main Store 2nd Floor
    This restaurant close to Ise-jingu Shrine’s Geku in Ise City, Mie Prefecture operates on the second floor of the famous Ise Sekiya which sells its famous Sangu Awabi (abalone) and tsukudani (preserved food boiled in soy). It has a spacious atmosphere inside with a warm wooden construction. The Mike-no-Asa-Kayu, meaning food provided to a deity, is a popular menu item that offers a good balance of savoriness from the mountains and seas. In addition, their asa-kayu using Ise’s famous seafood such as Ise-ebi spiny lobster, abalone and turban shells are popular. For lunch they offer kamameshi (rice, meat and vegetable dish served in a small pot) and takikomi-gohan (rice seasoned and cooked with various ingredients) and provide drinks and sweets during cafe time.

    English follows. 早朝参拝の後におすすめです。決してお安くはないですが、おせち料理の原型を見るようで、素晴らしいひと時でした。非常に美味しく、次回の参拝にも必ず行こうと思います。 室礼も、お天道様のモチーフであったり、清々しい木々であったり。参拝後の心に穏やかなお粥でした。 I enjoyed traditional cuisines after morning pray at...

  • Isuzugawa Café
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 12
    This classical Japanese house styled café is in the Okage Yokocho area near Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. Everything from the classic look to every seat gazing over the Isuzugawa River lends to the soothing atmosphere. Both their rich, bitter, exquisite dark roast coffee, and their mellow light roast, made in genuine Nel drip coffee makers, are very popular. Their roll cake, made with Japanese Wasanbon sugar, available in a combo dish is highly praised.

    This place serves nice coffee with an excellent view from the window. You can see the staff making coffee. I enjoy the view while having coffee.

  • Uta Andon Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Edomachi 10
    This venerable udon noodles shop uses a dashi broth recipe over 140 years old in its delectable kamaage dipping udon. They also use locally harvested hamaguri clams in their popular hamaguri kamaage udon, and for grilled hamaguri. The shop's interior drives home the long history with a traditional Japanese atmosphere, perfect for slow, relaxed meals. They have table seating, and small and large tatami-mat room seating.

    After our visit to Nobana No Sato, we were heading to kakiyasu for lunch. As we cant get a seat there, we chance upon Utaandon which is right across the road. No regret in fact, this was one of the...

  • Yokichiya
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Uramurachou 1414-15
    This seafood restaurant with a focus on oysters is in Uramuracho, Toba City, Mie Prefecture. They offer all-you-can-eat oysters baked in their own steel drum from November to March. Grown in a short one-year period, the rich environment means they taste great with little astringency. In other seasons they offer fare such as rock oyster and assorted fried seafood set meals, seafood rice bowls and wild conger eel rice bowls, rice with Uramura caught octopus, and more.

    目当てのお店が混んでいたので、急遽こちらのお店に。 焼き牡蠣食べ放題ではなく単品で色々食べたいと思い入ったのですが…なんだか食べ放題以外のお客は隅の席で食べてって感じで。 女将さん?の態度も横柄で気分悪かったですね。 牡蠣フライは作り置きで、牡蠣も小さく固くなってしまっていて美味しくなかったです。 もう行くことは無いですね。

  • Beef Club Noel
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    4.0
    36 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...

  • Dream Ocean
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Inagichou 254-1
    This restaurant is a 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Railway Yamada Line's Koishiro Station. It is popular for its outstanding reasonable price since it has direct sales for Seko Food, with the top class of Matsusaka beef sales volume. With the concept of Matsusaka beef at a reasonable price, you can get a luxurious taste of Matsusaka beef choosing your favorite among steak, shabushabu, sukiyaki and yakiniku barbecue for the Matsusaka Special Course. For the buffet course centered on Japanese beef, besides being able to eat pork, chicken, and beef offal and entrails, you can also freely order as much as you want from the rich drink and side menus.

    お肉がかなり美味しかったです。 サイドメニューも充実していてドリンクバー付きで2200円。 とてもオススメです。

  • Kanaya Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Meibutsu Henba Mochi Miyagawa Store
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    4.5
    21 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.

    毎年1月は恒例の伊勢参り。初めてへんば餅を買ったのはおはらい町でした。外宮の参道にも店があって、近鉄特急に乗るまでに、時間が30分ほどあったので、今回はここで買いました。上新粉で出来た餡餅で、日持ちが2日ほどだけど、時間が経ってるせいか、少し硬くなってましたね。餡はあっさりしたこし餡で美味しいですが、焼かずに食べたので、焼いたほうがもっと美味しかったかもしれません。

  • Ise Udon Okadaya
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    4.0
    62 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.

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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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