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Japanese Food Spots in Mie Area

  • Sushi-kyu
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    4.0
    141 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...

  • Okage Yokocho Mokuton
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 47 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    Located on Okage Yokocho, which has over 60 different shops, this is the tonkatsu (pork cutlet) shop by Iganosato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm. You can eat thick tonkatsu from locally raised pork and butakaba-don (sweet soy sauce-glazed pork rice bowl). These rice bowls have approximately 3 cm-thick Mie Prefecture-raised pork loin cutlets that are juicy and very popular.
  • Ajikura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Uramurachou 222
    A restaurant housed inside a remodeled old Japanese home, Ajikura is an oyster bar where you can enjoy delicious oysters year-round. In winter, Ajikura offers famed Toba Pacific oysters, in winter, rich Iwagaki oysters. Ajikura stocks its oysters from long-standing oyster dealers and farms, ensuring you can feel comfortable enjoying your oysters even raw. Iwagaki oysters are served from spring to summer, but ordering top class Mie brand Adako Iwagaki oysters requires a reservation made at least three days in advance.
  • Ise Amimoto Shokudo
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 18-27
    The interior of Amimoto Shokudo gives off the impression of a fishing port and along with its main offerings of easy bowls of rice with ingredients unique to Ise, it allows visitors to try fresh tastes and enjoy both Mie Prefecture’s famous sake and local sake. For lunch time the otsukuri teishoku (set meal with sashimi) and daily set meal special are popular, but the original ramen with half of an Ise-ebi spiny lobster is also hard to pass up. The combination of shrimp soup stock and pork bone with mascarpone is exquisite. It is located approximately three minutes on foot from JR Iseshi Station.

    Nice comfortable restaurant near the Iseshi train station along the way to the Geku (outer) Shrine. Great helpful staff. I had a delicious meal.

  • Tofuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujiurata 1-4-1
    Tofuya is a prime example of the art of classical Japanese building technique and you can soak in the weight of history emanating from the building. Here they sell silky smooth handmade tofu and natural fresh-water eel. The Tofuya Bento (lunch box) which changes every month is highly recommended. Using seasonal ingredients to present an image of the season it will be more delicious than any other tofu. From the Ise West Interchange on the Ise Expressway it’s about a three-minute drive.
  • Tai
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata
    Japanese cuisine Tai sources fresh types of fish that are in season, and the head chef who grew up in the town offers dishes that make the most of the umami flavor of ingredients grown locally. It is most well-known for its dish of tai chazuke (boiled rice with raw sea bream, soaked in tea). They also have tai sembei (rice crackers) made from the tai and guests can take them home as a souvenir. It is located approximately three minutes on foot from Ugata Station on the Kintetsu Shima Line.

    賢島に来たら毎回立ち寄る和食屋さんです。 いつも地元の客で賑わっていて、我々の様な観光客は珍しいと思います。 このレベルの料理だと大阪では3倍の値段はします。 自分達の食べたいもの以外に、お勧めを3皿いつも頼みますが、絶対にはずれません。

  • Noasobidana
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujiurata 1-11-5
    Enjoy Noasobidana’s great selection of baskets and boxes stuffed with seasonal foods as well as sweets and confections. This restaurant and tea-house is situated in a building with plenty of windows allowing you to enjoy the changing of the seasons and nature as though you were outdoors. Of course they serve meals but also, what better way to enjoy yourself than to relax and take in the magnificent scenery with some Japanese confectionary treats and matcha green tea. From the Ise West Interchange on the Ise Expressway it’s about a three-minute drive.

    五十鈴川を見下ろして、落ち着いて食事が出来ます。和菓子もあり、お茶やコーヒーを飲んで一休みにも最適。食事も、伊勢うどん、松阪牛、てごね寿司…メニューも豊富。 金剛證寺行きのバス停も近いです。 おはらい町通り、おはらい横丁に比べ空いてますが、食事時間等が決まってるなら、予約した方がいいかな。お昼時間を少しずらしたので、すんなりと座れました。

  • Kaitaro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Arashimachou Kiba 23
    Kaitaro is a restaurant that is directly managed by the long-standing local seafood wholesaler of the same name, and guests here can enjoy the seasonal tastes of the sea throughout the year. The ingredients are bought from local ama divers and fisherman who harvested the marine products themselves, and all of the items on the menu that make the most of the seafood’s natural flavor are outstanding. Of those, the Ryoshi-no-Gokai-don and Hamayaki Ryori are very popular.
  • Hamayo Main Store Geku-mae Branch
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 14-3
    With a long history that spans 250 years having been founded in 1760 during the middle of the Edo period, Hamayo Main Store Geku-mae Branch is a shop where guests can enjoy the most lively fish on Toshijima, shirasu (whitebait). The popular choice is the Nama-Shirasu-Don rice bowl that is flavored with vinegar miso and dashi soy sauce. The Hamayo original of Shirasu steamed dumpling which contains chirimen (dried young sardines) and shrimp and the Kuro-Chirimen Shoyu Ice (ice cream) are also popular. It is located approximately five minutes on foot from JR Iseshi Station.

    外宮表参道真ん前の信号渡って左手。 生しらす丼。秘かなおススメは、お酢(お願いしました)と生姜だけで頂きます。とても美味しかった。

  • Matsusaka Beef Sukiyaki Amiyaki Kagura
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Nakamurachou 815-1
    Just a short distance away from Ise-jingu Shrine, Matsusaka Beef Sukiyaki Amiyaki Kagura is a restaurant with all private rooms where guests can bring their children with peace of mind and relax as they enjoy the meal. In addition to their sukiyaki, amiyaki and shabu-shabu, the ganban-yaki prepared with lava rock from Mt. Fuji is also popular. The Kagura Gozen set meal of which only 10 are available per day is also very popular. It is located approximately two minutes by car from Ise IC on the Ise Expressway.

    近鉄五十鈴駅から徒歩10分くらい。 今回は量より質で、すき焼きの「松阪牛(上)」を注文。 客席は全部個室で、店員さんはとても親切で居心地が良いお店でした。 2017年大みそかのお昼頃に一人で行きました。 事前に予約する際も、念のため一人でも予約できるか確認しましたら快く受けていただきました。 すき焼きで提供されるお肉は、生食可能なお肉を使っています。 脂が程よく乗っていて最高でした。 お肉は社長さ...

  • All-you-can-eat Grilled Oysters in the Floating Restaurant Maruzen Suisan
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Uramurachou 1229-67
    This shop offers an unlimited supply of fresh-caught Uramura oysters grilled at your table atop the waters looking out over Toba Bay. It’s so popular reservations fill up far in advance so make sure to check often if you want a seat. It’s 25 minutes’ drive from JR Toba Station.

    まず店員の説明が何言ってるかようわからん。中国人やな。飲み物は持ち込み不可。時間が過ぎればとっとと火は消されます。醤油もソースもよう判断できへん味の容器が混在してますは。

  • Suzuki Suisan Gekusando Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 5-5 Otomaru Shipping Bureau 1F
    Suzuki Suisan is a live fish wholesale shop with an attached restaurant where you can enjoy fresh-caught local abalone, oysters, scallops, turbot and more in a casual atmosphere. They use a meal ticket vending machine system so you can order as little or as much as you want, from a single shellfish. They recently started serving rice dishes as well, and their Ise Maguro Don rice bowl with local farm-raised tuna is the most popular item. They also sell souvenirs like dried goods, sweets, and seafood products. It’s located three minutes’ walk from JR Iseshi Station.
  • Kitaya
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 10-13
    This restaurant serving up unagi (river eel) cuisine is located close to Ise-jingu Shrine’s Geku in Mie Prefecture’s Ise City, and is a long-established place that was founded in 1910 as a fish shop. It is a popular shop that is always bustling with tourists returning from a visit to Ise as well as locals. What they use in their dishes are thick portions of unagi from Aichi Prefecture’s Mikawa and three types of secret sauces. They make good use of Ise-style grilling and a traditional technique called Hashi-yaki, making the flesh plump and cooking the skin to an aromatic finish with a crispy texture. The popular item on the menu is the Ise original Unagi-don called Ise Mabushi.

    10年振り二回目の利用 鰻丼中のご飯大を注文 初回来たときの事は何も覚えてなく同じ失敗をした事を鰻丼がテーブルに運ばれてから気付いた。 ご飯大の量が半端ねぇ。 鰻の肉厚がもう少し欲しかったです、

  • Totomi
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Katakamichou 833 Inside the station of the shade
    This seafood restaurant is directly managed by the fishing cooperative in Shiosai-no-Eki located in Katakami Town, Toba City, Mie Prefecture. They focus on using seasonal ingredients unique to Ise-Shima, and serve dishes with voluminous portions using fresh seafood taken from each fishing port. The popular menu is the gorgeous Kumiai-cho Teishoku set meal that looks like a dish served in a ryokan (Japanese inn). One can enjoy all at once local tastes that include Ise-ebi spiny lobster, a sashimi assortment, nitsuke (fish boiled in soy sauce) made with local fish, and flame-broiled shellfish. The inside of the shop has the atmosphere of a simple yet traditional cafeteria, and is easy to use either by groups large or small.

    Cheap but yummy seafood restaurant in Toba. Crowded by local people, but not close to the train station.

  • Yashiro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Prefecture Shima City Hamashima cho 1776-4
    The owner of this restaurant in Hamajima-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture, also is the local fixed net fishing fisherman. You can try fresh seafood that was caught just that morning from the Kumano-nada Sea, in a rich variety of dishes such a rice bowls, sashimi, set meals, a-la-carte, and more. Popular dishes include their luxurious Ise-ebi (Japanese spiny lobster) Seafood Rice Bowl made with seasonal sushi and Ise-ebi and their Special Seafood Rice Bowl piled high with spectacular sashimi. This restaurant has even appeared in a number of magazines.
  • Kagetsu
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Oakihigashimachi 16-3
    This specialty shop for Ise-ebi spiny lobster and abalone is located in Oakihigashi Town, Toba City, Mie Prefecture, and here one can enjoy Ise-Shima’s fresh marine products to their heart’s content. Popular choices include their Kaisen Mushi Ryori (seafood steamed dishes) in which Ise-ebi spiny lobster just taken up from the live fish tank or wild abalone harvested by the ama (female divers) are steamed just as they are. They pride themselves on these masterpieces in which the tender texture and condensed umami flavor spreads out into your mouth. They offer the Ise-ebi spiny lobster courses from the middle of September to the middle of May, while the abalone courses are from the beginning of May through the middle of September. Depending on the time, courses that offer a taste of spiny lobster, abalone and Matsusaka beef altogether may appear.

    In Ise, as this place is famous for lobster so search on TripAdvisor for lobster restaurant. We drove 30 mins from Ise and found it’s really good. Worth visiting. Food are so fresh, and we had...

  • Asora-no-Chaya
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    4.5
    29 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...

  • Hanare Ajiro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Shimachouwagu 781-3
    A charming seafood restaurant that’s reminiscent of a fisherman’s secret base in Shima-cho, Shima City in Mie. Try their rich variety of flavors that goes beyond the limits of Japanese food thanks to the chef and owner who well understands the tastes of Shima. Their “Assorted Arrangement” made with fresh seafood from Wagu harbor, plump Ise-ebi (spiny lobster) dishes, and rich natural abalone dishes are all incredibly popular. Enjoy this lively restaurant where locals gather and taste their sake and delicious abundant seafood cuisine.
  • Okage Yokocho Ebimaru
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    Look for the signboard showing a Japanese spiny lobster to find this restaurant in the Okage Yokocho area nearby Inner Ise Shrine in Ise, Mie. In the fish tank you’ll see live abalone and octopus in the spring and summer, and live Japanese spiny lobster and oyster in the fall and winter as well as other seasonal seafood varieties. Their fresh seafood donburi (rice bowls), local specialty tekone-sushi (hand mixed sushi), or famous have-to-try-it Ebimaru Meal (reservation required) are all very popular. Their Fisherman’s Broth packed with seafood is also highly recommended.

    It closes at 5 pm, so its kind of an odd time for a meal. We were there at 4 pm and still not very hungry yet. We order a medium Ise-ebi (spine lobster, which only only available from October to...

  • Minato Syokudo
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Arashimachou 1434-5
    At this restaurant in Arashima Town, Toba City, Mie Prefecture, you can taste food made for the local fishermen using the freshest seafood. The owner of the restaurant, Mr. Sakurai, helped out in the family ryokan from a young age and also has experience as a fisherman. Seasonal delights caught from all the fishing ports around Toba are bought direct from fishermen and prepared at the restaurant. The restaurant’s menu centers on hearty and homely dishes such as seafood rice bowl, Japanese spiny lobster croquettes, deep-fried prawns, and mekabu (thick wakame seaweed leaves) croquettes, etc. As well as seating at tables and on tatami mats where you can stretch your legs and relax, they also have seating at the counter which is convenient for those eating alone.

    Tried this place from my usual Maruei....mainly because of the price! Ebi fry was so-so at best.The staff were pleasant but the place lacked any real atmosphere and was a little smokey. Wished I...

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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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