Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Shiga Area

  • The Biwako Terrace – THE MAIN Terrace Café
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Kido 1547 - 1 Biwako Valley
    The Biwako Terrace is an observation terrace located within the Biwako Valley nature resort, around five minutes' drive from the Shiga Interchange of the Nishi Otsu Bypass (Kosei Road), from which visitors can enjoy superb views of Lake Biwa. The terrace is situated around 10 minutes' walk from the ropeway summit station, on the summit of the 1,174 meter-high Mt. Horai. The terrace features an open, spacious design that makes use of large arches; visitors can enjoy a spectacular panorama, with views of Lake Biwa, the Ibuki Mountains, and even as far as Hira Mountains. Beverages and snacks are available from Cafe 360. Premium seats are available (for an additional charge). The terrace is open between April and October each year.

    Opening Hour:11am - 4pm Menu:English menu available. Not a lot of variety. Taste is standard. Sitting Area:cosy and spacious, nice view in good weather. Payment:accept cash or credit card...

  • Kinomoto Tsuruya Pan Main Store
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    3.5
    83 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kinomotochoukinomoto 1105
    A bread bakery situated along National Route 303 in Kinomoto Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City. Examples of breads and bread-based foods made by the bakery which have been a favorite of locals for many years include the signature “Salad Pan,” a sandwich offered since the establishment first opened in 1951 consisting of takuan pickled daikon radish and mayonnaise served in a “koppe pan” bread roll; the simply named “Sandwich,” which consists of just mayonnaise and fish ham served on shokupan bread; the “Castella Sandwich;” and “Lunch Pan” bread.

    たくあんにマヨネーズは確かに合いますね。 コッペパンもしんなりしていておいしかった! なんか懐かしさを感じる味付けです。 I brought back to memories when I was childhood. These breads are...

  • YOKARO
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 7-8
    This is a restaurant in Nagahama City where you can taste the home-cooked specialty of “Yakisaba Somen” (fine white noodles with grilled mackerel) which is characteristic of Kohoku. This specialty of boiled fine white noodles and meaty grilled mackerel arouses an appetite for a somewhat strong seasoning. The set menu is also substantial; there are also “O-zen” (a four-legged tray for festive food) which can be enjoyed together with grilled mackerel sushi and “Toban-yaki” (a roast on a ceramic plate) of Omi beef. The store now makes use of a merchant’s house constructed approximately 200 years ago, having in some respects an aura which feels nostalgic. It is also known as a famous shop where queues can be seen.

    We decided to drive 30min from Hikone just to find out how good is the signature Mackerel and it was indeed very special. The Mackerel could be ordered as a whole or I think most visitors went for...

  • Restaurant Matsukiya Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Karahashichou 14-17
    An Omi beef specialty restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 104 in Karahashi-cho, Otsu City. The restaurant has a steak counter on the first floor, large dining room with seating for 100 on the second floor, and six private dining rooms on the third floor. The restaurant serves dishes made with Omi beef such as steaks, sukiyaki, shabushabu, amiyaki barbecue, and “Omi Beef Steak Kappo” cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. For lunch, the restaurant serves an Omi beef “Gozen” meal, steak “oju” lacquered boxes, and more.

    Recommend Omi beef steak course that will offer you full experience. It comes with Salad Soup, Grilled vegetable, the Steak, and one of the Rice dishes or Udon. Our soup at that day was pumpkin...

  • Honke Tsuruki Soba
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Sakamoto 4-11-40
    A one-minute walk from Sakamoto-hieizanguchi Station on the Keihan Electric Railway, and 10 minutes from JR Hieizan-Sakamoto Station. This soba noodle restaurant can be reached by taking a right at the Sakamoto Citizens' Center and then taking the next left. The history of the restaurant stretches back over 300 years; it was established in 1716 by a man who worked in the Enryakuji Temple's kitchen. The restaurant employs a basic noodle recipe of 80% buckwheat flour to 20% wheat flour, but the exact proportions are adjusted daily based on the outside temperature and humidity. Customers can enjoy handmade soba noodle combo meals and other combo meals; as well as Omi musubi soba (assortment of three types of small soba dishes) and other soba and rice dishes a la carte.

    This soba restaurant is a must-do on your visit to Hieizan Sakamoto . The soba is good and not so expensive , about 9 usd a serving . They also have an English menu . As it is very popular with...

  • Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Oishiryumon 4-2-1
    A facility built around the primary workshop of the Kanou Shoujuan Japanese confectionary maker in 4 Chome Oishiryumon, Otsu City. There’s a shop selling the renowned confections and seasonal sweets made in the workshop, a tearoom, a restaurant, a teahouse serving light meals, and a bakery café. There are also special, reservable set plans which include things like seasonal kaiseki course cuisine, nature walks, and Japanese confectionary making classes.

    This sweet spot will serve you Japanese delicious sweet, lunch restraint , bakery, scenic seasonal flower garden with great hospitality! Also English speaking staff is available. I tried making...

  • Nagahama Roman Beer
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Asahichou 14-1
    A brewery and restaurant located in Asahi-Cho, Nagahama City. The establishment serves craft beers from a brewery operating out of a remodeled rice storehouse which is over 100 years old, fish and chips, and dishes made with Omi beef and other local ingredients.

    Not far from Nagahama station on a small side street I stumbled across Nagahama Roman Beer. On a Sunday the place was busy but walk-ins were still able to get a seat and decent service. The locally...

  • Tokuyamazushi
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Yogochoukawanami 1408
    A restaurant and inn located in Kawanami Yogo-Cho, Nagahama City. The restaurant serves course dishes created around old-fashioned narezushi pickled sushi and crafted with ingredients like lake fish, edible wild plants, and wild game. The establishment also has an outdoor bath with a sweeping view of Lake Yogo and guest rooms able to accommodate up to 10 people.

    発酵食は近江の伝統 鮒寿し 東大の発酵研究所が近くにあって そこの小泉教授と 発酵食を研究した 徳山さんが 建てた キュイジーヌ 地元の食材を 季節で創っていく。 小泉教授のアイデアで 徳山鮓 トクヤマズシ と言う命名で 京都で培った最高の技術 ここの余呉湖で生まれ育って 走り回った 環境を活かして 自ら食材も調達 ジビエは 猟師より 仕入れるが 解体は徳山さん自身 家族で 調理する。 地元の職も...

  • Tiffany
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Omihachiman-shi Takakaicho 558
    "A two-minute walk from JR Omihachiman Station. This restaurant is owned and operated by longstanding Omi beef company Kanekichi Yamamoto Foods. Here customers can enjoy veritable ""works of art interweaving material and craft"" prepared by skilled chefs expertly versed in the exquisite Omi beef personally chosen by the proprietor. Particularly recommended is the Tiffany Omi beef course meal, which comes with an appetizer, chilled tenderloin and fatty beef toro sushi, and recommended Tiffany cause, assorted Obi beef dishes including an Omi beef loin steak. The lunchtime rice bowl topped with special roast top round Japanese beef, limited to 10 customers a day, is also popular. There's also the reasonably-priced Service Lunch meal."

    The courses were awesome! the staff were very friendly- knowledgeable and accommodating The wine list was limited especially - for a steak restaurant but that would be the only shortcoming to our...

  • Ohmi Beef Restaurant & Shop Okaki Honten
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Gamougunryuouchou Yamanoue 5294
    An Omi beef specialty restaurant standing along Prefectural Route 13 in Yamanoue, Ryuo Town, Gamo County, Shiga Prefecture. The restaurant serves Omi beef sukiyaki, shabushabu, steaks, yakiniku, and Okaki’s signature “Shoshichi Nabe” hotpot. You’ll also find traditional kaiseki course cuisine style meals; Omi beef hitsumabushi, steak and Hamburg steak set meals, and a la carte dishes on the menu. Quality raw meats can be purchased over the counter at the adjoining butcher shop.

    1月2日に初詣で多賀大社にお参りに行き、その帰りにお昼ご飯にと思い、岡喜本店に行きました。予約の方が多く、とても混んでいました。 生の近江牛を美味しくいただきました。

  • Omi Beef Sennaritei Kyara
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    4.5
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Honmachi 2-1-7 Dream Kyobashi Castle Road
    An Omi beef specialty restaurant located in 2 Chome Hon-machi, Hikone City. The restaurant serves dishes made with Omi beef raised at the establishment’s own farm, including sukiyaki, steaks, traditional kaiseki course cuisine, nigirizushi, and a la carte items, as well as “Steak Chazuke” and “Cha Shabu” made with konbu broth and green tea. For lunch, the restaurant offers lacquered steak oju boxes, Omi beef rice bowls, sukiyaki, and other gozen meals.

    Truly tasty food prepared on high quality raw materials. Well presented and balanced in tastes. A few examples from the dinner is shown below.

  • L'Hotel du Lac
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Nishiazaichououra 2064
    A French restaurant located inside L’Hotel du Lac situated along Prefectural Route 557 in Oura Nishiazai-cho, Nagahama City. The restaurant serves next generation French cuisine created based on the theme of fermentation and made with fond (broth) crafted from Shiga Prefecture ingredients and Lake Biwa fish. The restaurant also offers classical French cuisine produced by the sommelier Shinya Tasaki.
  • Momijiya
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 7-15
    A restaurant located in Motohama-Cho, Nagahama City specializing in noppei udon noodles, a local Nagahama specialty. Offering primarily noppei udon, homemade udon noodles and various foods flavored with a dashi stock, the restaurant also serves local meal sets, Lake Biwa trout rice bowls, broiled mackerel sushi and rice sets, and other local dishes made with lake fish.

    The only place we eat when we visit. Consistently tasty. Be there in two weeks cant wait. Never seen mushrooms so huge!

  • W.Bolero
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Harimadachou 48-4
    This is a French confectionery specialty store. It sells cakes, chocolate and baked goods. It has a warm atmosphere reminiscent of south France and there are many handmade western-style confections lining the shelves of the store. There is also a cafe salon, and in fine weather, customers can enjoy their purchases immediately on the terrace seating.

    守山でケーキならポレロです。 チーズケーキ アイアシェッケがおすすめ クオリティーが高くまた食べたくなる味 ただ、行くたびに小さくなっているのが残念

  • German Restaurant Wurzburg
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Yumihama 5
    Wurzburg is a German restaurant located a 10-minute walk from Nishiki Station on the Keihan Ishisaka Line. In addition to genuine German-style beer and Franken wine, Wurzburg serves Schnitzel, sausages, and other German-style home cooking. The view of Lake Biwa from the restaurant is relaxing, and the German-style interior has an elegant, antique atmosphere. Pets are welcome on the outdoor terrace. In addition to enjoying authentic German cuisine, diners can enjoy the traditional, German-style building. The wait staff all wear folk costumes, which adds to the atmosphere.

    We stumbled across this place having been too late for the buffet at the prince hotel (v nearby) and what a lucky stumbling it was. The food, drinks and service was fantastic. We enjoyed the...

  • Restaurant Sennaritei Omi Beef Cuisine
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Togachou 120-4
    An Omi beef specialty restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 528 in Toga-cho, Hikone City. The restaurant serves a variety of Omi beef dishes, including sukiyaki, shabushabu, steaks, gozen meals, traditional kaiseki course cuisine, and a la carte items such as roast beef. During lunchtime, the restaurant offers lacquered oju steak boxes and Hamburg steaks.

    コースを注文しました。お寿司やローストビーフ、焼肉、デザートなど、どれもとても美味しかったです。そしてボリュームもあり大変満足しました。一番安いコースでしたがとても満足のいくものでした。

  • Omi-Imazu Nishitomo Main Shop
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Imaduchousumiyoshi 2-1-20
    An eel and river fish specialty store and restaurant located in 2 Chome Sumiyoshi Imazu-cho, Takashima City. The restaurant part of the facility serves hitsumabushi, eel rice bowls, unaju rice boxes, eel steamed seiromushi style, eel rice bowl and soba noodle sets, and kaiseki course cuisine and sashimi set meals made with river fish. The adjoining shop sells products like eel chazuke—plain-grilled eel stewed with Japanese pepper.

    I purchased a lunch box with grilled eel, and had a quick bite in a cold platform. As the eel melted on the tongue, I wished I had had enough time to sit back and enjoy eel in Nishimoto Restaurant.

  • Tagaya
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Inukamiguntagachou Taga 601 (front of Taga Taisha)
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in front of the Taga Taisha’s torii gate in Taga, Taga Town, Inukami County, Shiga Prefecture. The shop sells itokiri mochi bars made with twice steamed rice flower, mochi rice pounded four times more than usual, and homemade bean jam. These bars make for popular souvenirs for visitors to the Taga Taisha shrine.

    多賀大社と言えば、杓文字が有名ですが、その杓文字が高々と掲げられています。勿論扱うのは名物の糸切り餅です。

  • Cafe Kano Shojuan Nagahama Kurokabe Restaurant
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 13-21 Black wall square 20 buildings
    A café located in Kurokabe Square in Motohama-cho, Nagahama City. The café operates out of a remodeled old Japanese home and sells Japanese style sweets in addition to desserts like anmitsu sweet beans and fruit in syrup and summer-only shaved ice, as well as Western-style sweets like cakes (only at the Nagahama Kurobe location). For lunch, the restaurant also serves tobanyaki gozen meals made with Omi beef from a farm owned and operated by the Okaki Honten Main Restaurant Omi beef Restaurant and Shop.

    わざわざ行かなくてもいいかも。 和歌山で素敵すぎる古民家カフェに行ったので、こちらはなんだか無理やり感が 庭を綺麗に魅せるとこは魅力的 パフェは量が多い。美味しいかは 疑問添えてあった焼き菓子は美味しかったが 肝心のアイスクリームは多分市販の安いバルクのやつかなあ? わからないが長浜には魅力が少ないから 2度はない

  • Ocha no Horanoen
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoukamiasamiya 249-1
    A tea shop and Japanese-style sweets café situated along the Oumi-Green Road in Kamiasamiya Shigaraki-cho, Koka City. The establishment serves warabi mochi bracken starch jelly, zenzai sweet azuki bean soup, matcha zenzai, and other Japanese sweets; it also sells Asamiya tea leaves, a local specialty product.

    サイクリングで信楽朝宮エリアにちょこちょこ行きます。その時目的地候補になるのがこちら。 釜でお湯が沸かされてて、2杯目からは自分でお湯を注いで淹れます。 冬はおぜんざい、夏はわらび餅かな。特に冬、寒い中を走って頂くおぜんざいのありがたみはなんとも言えません。そしてお値段もリーズナブル!持ち帰り用のおはぎとかも美味しそう。 店を出る時にはいつもスタッフさんが「気ぃつけてねー」と声をかけて下さるのが嬉...

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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