Japanese Food Spots in Mie Area

  • Sazanami Toba Store
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    4.0
    106 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.

    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...

  • 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
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    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...

  • 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...

  • Tofuya
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    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.

    Tofu-based meals with a variety of dishes lovingly-presented in an old Japanese house with river views. Would be happy to visit again on future visits.

  • Asora-no-Chaya
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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...

  • Ebiya
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujimazaikechou 13
    Ebiya is a Japanese restaurant in Oharai Town near the Naiku shrine of Ise-jingu Shrine in Ise City, Mie Prefecture. It is a long-established restaurant which has kept the traditional flavors of the region alive for over 100 years since it was founded in 1912. Ebiya offers a whole range of local cuisine dishes lavishly made with natural ingredients found in the hills and seas of Mie. Here you can try a variety of Japanese dishes such as Matsusaka beef sukiyaki, tekone-zushi (locally caught raw fish placed on top of a bowl of cooked rice), and abalone sashimi. Their new specialty of ochazuke, a simple dish of cooked rice covered with Ise dashi (stock), is also very popular.

    The restaurant is in Okage yokocho, close to the Naiku shrine, they have english menu. Food was great and service so so, took a bit until they came to pick my order. I ordered special set with Ise...

  • 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...

  • Tenbinya Main Shop
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 1-4-61
    This seafood Japanese restaurant uses local ingredients from Toba. The fresh seafood used is hauled into the local port. Their popular menu item is the filling seafood rice bowl with six kinds of ingredients with added sea urchin and salmon roe. The ama no kamameshi flavored rice dish filled with clams, shrimp and octopus can be enjoyed as a course meal or taken home as a bento lunch box. The restaurant has approximately 180 different items on the menu rich with regional dishes, including Ise udon noodles and tekone sushi, Ise's traditional chirashi scattered sushi. Because they have private rooms and a banquet hall, the restaurant can also be used for meetings, events and memorial services.

    At the visitor center, the lady has recommended 2 restaurant for good seafood and we have finally chosen this one. Good service and price is acceptable (on high side but not much). The food itself...

  • Tai
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    4.0
    23 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.

    志摩市の真ん中にあり、大王埼灯台への途中にあります。駐車スペースは大変広く、建物も和風の立派な構えです。海に囲まれた志摩市ですので鮮度が良いのは当たり前ですが、大変量が少なく、東京か京都並みです。しかしながら、接客は大変厚かましくぞんざいですので、コスパは決して良くはないお店です。車を見てもベンツ等の県外ナンバー...

  • Okage Yokocho Ebimaru
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    4.0
    25 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...

  • Culinary Arts Sushi Katsura Geku
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi 17-16
    Katsura Geku is a traditional-style Japanese restaurant located about a one-minute walk from JR Ise-shi Station along the approach to the Outer Shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine. It looks like an exclusive traditional eatery, but anyone can stop in without hesitation as a break from sightseeing. At lunch it serves two dishes that Mie Prefecture is famous for, Tekone Sushi (rice topped with fish that has been marinated in soy sauce) and Ise Udon (thick noodles topped with green onion and egg), along with its own original creations, such as Mikedon (a rice dish topped with seafood). All these meals can be enjoyed in a tatami room. Of course, the restaurant also serves standard prix fixe meals and a la carte items, including meals that feature Ise's famous Matsusaka beef, seasonal ingredients, Japanese spiny lobster, and other dishes paired with fine varieties of sake.

    Beautiful restaurant with great sashimi dishes. I was seated at the counter with a direct view on the very clean kitchen. This presented me with a lot of entertainment in seeing the chefs prepare...

  • Owase Seafood Ototo
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    Mie Pref. Owaseshi Kodonochou 2-10
    Managed by Owase Bussan Co., Ltd., Owase Seafood Market Ototo is a direct sales outlet located in Kodono-cho in the city of Owase, Mie Prefecture. Being owned by a marine products company, it sells an array of freshly caught seafood and processed seafood at favorable prices. It sells a wide selection of things that are available nowhere else: dried seafood made with care by local experts, Tuna Ramen, other products typical of a seafood-oriented city like Owase, special products of Owase and other parts of the eastern Kishu region, and local vegetables. Inside the shop in the back is a self-service restaurant, Owase Uo Shokudo. It is so popular that local office workers frequently visit it for lunch on weekdays.
  • tekonechaya oharaimachichuou
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 93

    I was looking for a local restaurant where I could have both seafood and local udon noodle at a time. This restaurant was a bit out of the main street and busy area while having a large number of...

  • Hamaguri Ryori Hinode
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Kawaguchichou 19
    To reach Hinode Clam Cuisine, a traditional-style restaurant, visitors to Kuwana should proceed west across Kita Ote Bridge and turn right at the T-intersection. Reservations are required, and the restaurant is open for lunch only on Sundays and a few other days through the year. Founded over 100 years ago, this venerable restaurant has been featured in magazines and other media. Hamaguri clams are a famous product of Kuwana, and Hinode serves many kinds of dishes that feature this shellfish: hamaguri nabe (hot pot) and hamaguri kaiseki cuisine. The restaurant also sells hamaguri nabe gift sets. It also offers seasonal exclusives such as eel and whitefish dishes and sukinabe (hot pot with sliced fish).

    桑名の蛤なら間違いなくココ❗️ フルコースで頂けます。 雑炊は早めにお代わりを頂きましょう。 私は、桑名の海苔で巻いた磯辺揚げが好きです。

  • Umi no Sachi Uocho
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Suzukashi Kitawakamatsuchou 362
    This restaurant is 30 minutes by car from Suzuka Interchange on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway, or 25 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Ise-Wakamatsu Station. They're on the coastal Shiohama-Kaido Road, and they'll pick you up and drop you off even if you're alone. They specialize in cuisine featuring katsu-anago, or fresh conger eel, a local favorite. Their menu has all sorts of dishes made with conger eel, including raw sashimi, and they serve both a la carte and course meals. Their Anago Ten-Don rice bowl with two-pieces of conger tempura so big that they stick out of the bowl is popular. Their full course lets you enjoy conger eel in multiple ways, including as tempura and sushi, thin-sliced with a mild flavor like puffer fish, and sliced thick and broiled kabayaki style.

    美味しいお店があるよと、会社の同僚が連れて行ってくれたお店です。何を頼むか悩んだのですが、アナゴ三昧の定食を注文。アナゴ天丼にアナゴ寿司どれもふんわりとして良いお味。大満足です。

  • Ama Hut Experience Osatsu Kamado
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Ousatsuchou 1238
    An ama hut is where female divers rest when not out fishing. You can chat with active divers and eat freshly caught seafood. Reservations are necessary and can be made for groups of at least four people by telephone or online. There are separate courses for lunchtime and dinnertime. It is recommended that you should come for lunch if you want to fully enjoy the seafood, and come for teatime in order to enjoy chatting with the divers. In addition, you can also order Japanese spiny lobster at a special price during lunchtime. In addition, there are commemorative photographs you can take with the divers, and you can try on the traditional diving gear called isogi.

    I had good sea food. It was very fresh. I enjoyed wonderful conversation with AMA,woman diver. They could speak easy English.

  • Meat Restaurant Matsumura
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Oakihigashimachi 20-4
    This ryotei Japanese restaurant in Toba City, Mie Prefecture specializes in Matsusaka beef and select Japanese black beef. All the rooms have tatami mat floor seating in a settled Japanese ambiance. You can gaze at their beautiful garden from the veranda. The owner is a Matsusaka beef enthusiast and buys the restaurant's meat directly from the source, where Matsusaka cattle are carefully raised. As a result, the menu is full of delectable Matsusaka beef, including dishes like delicious sukiyaki (thin slices of beef cooked with vegetables at the table in a cast-iron pan), shabu-shabu (thinly sliced meat boiled with vegetables and dipped in sauce), grilled beef, and steak. Whatever you order, a server prepares it right before your eyes.

    毎年、来ています! 松坂牛を網焼きでゆっくり食べるには良い店です!しゃぶしゃぶ、すき焼き、網焼きを松坂か黒毛かで選ぶ感じで、全室個室でお客さんと来ても良い感じですね! 最初は、お店の人が作ってくれるので、やり方をみて食べてみて下さい!

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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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