Japanese Food Spots in Shiga Area

  • YOKARO
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    4.0
    106 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...

  • Tokuyamazushi
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    4.0
    29 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.

    滋賀のこんな場所に有名なお店があると知り訪問。 熊鍋は絶妙なダシのスープで美味。 オーベルジュタイプなので、宿としては期待はしていなかったのですが、 小学校の頃の合宿のような感じ。 お風呂は小さい桶のお風呂という感じです。(温泉ではありません) 場所的にも不便なので、1度行ったら十分かな、という感じです。

  • Marutake Omi Nishikawa
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Suwaichou Naka 17
    An Omi beef specialty shop and restaurant located in Naka Suwai-cho, Omihachiman City. Everything from raising the cattle at the establishment’s own farm to the processing and sale of the meat is handled directly by the establishment. The establishment’s butcher shop sells Omi beef cuts and foods like Omi beef misozuke and side dishes. The adjoining restaurant serves sukiyaki, shabushabu, teppanyaki, steaks, beef stew, Hamburg steaks, and Omi beef bento box lunches.

    近江牛を味わえるレストランも併設された精肉店。レストランは、休日の食事時は満席で、外で皆さん並んでいました 精肉店では、お肉のほかにコロッケやメンチカツなども売っていて、店舗横のベンチに座って頂けます。こちらは並んでいません。 コロッケは普通のタイプと甘口のすき焼きコロッケがありました。どちらも揚げたて、衣がサクサクで美味しかったです。

  • Omi-Imazu Nishitomo Main Shop
    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.
  • Shamotei Hieizan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Yamanakachou 107-4
    Hieizan Shamotei is a famous restaurant specializing in Shamo chicken that has often been featured in media such as gourmet magazines. The owners are extremely fussy about the quality of the meat, all of which comes from chickens that they have raised themselves by hand. The resulting meat has a rich savory flavor, a delicious taste that one can enjoy nowhere else. One reason for the restaurant's popularity is that diner's can choose how to have their chicken prepared, whether in a stew or even raw. Popular options include grilled chicken and Shamo chicken sukiyaki, which are loved by a wide range of generations, from children to adults.
  • Shijimi Kamameshi Koshu
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Ishiyamadera 3-2-37
    Kosho Shijimi Kamameshi is a country-style restaurant located near the main gate of Ishiyamadera Temple. The signature dish is Clam Kamameshi (similar to risotto), and when diners lift the lid of the pot, the aroma is irresistible. The restaurant uses local Omi rice from Shiga Prefecture, a rich broth, a bit of soy sauce, and shijimi clams from Lake Biwa and cooks them together. Diners can choose from four dinners, and all of them include freshly made Clam Kamameshi and red miso soup with clams, although they all include different side dishes. A large helping of Omi no Obanzai (assorted seafood and vegetables) accompanied by a moderate helping of grebe is especially popular.

    志じみ茶屋 湖舟。 元祖 志じみ釜飯御膳 鰻2切れ付き ¥2,200 を,注文しました。 おおよその客が注文する人気メニューらしく,ほかに鰻のメニューが人気のようです。 上手に炊けていましたが,ややご飯の味が弱いようでした。 しじみの身が小さい季節だったので,大きくなる初夏には,ほどよい味になるのでしょうか? 鰻は,美味しい。 たくさんの客で,いっぱいでした。 出来上がるむまで,20...

  • Shiruman Main Restaurant
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Yasukiyochou 12-14
    This Japanese-style restaurant is located in Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture. Customers can enjoy their homemade udon dishes made with lavish amounts of bonito flakes and delicious soup stock at this restaurant which is directly managed by Ryotei Ryokan Yasui. The menu incorporated locally harvested ingredients such as Kinuhikari rice produced in Shiga Prefecture. Its mackerel sushi is also very popular.

    誰も他人の評価に口を挟めるものではありません。料理とはそう云うものなのです。嫌いな人にとっては例え100万人が好きと云っても評価はゼロです、それでいいのです。ここも当地ではかなりの知名度を誇る料亭(旅亭)ですが、ここの料理が合わないと云う人には評価のしようがありません。ここは彦根城主の井伊家から「井」の一文字を授かり「やす井」と称した料理旅館に隣接する料亭です。店舗と雰囲気はそこそこのものでしたが...

  • 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.

    千成亭の支店は色々と口コミページが開設されているが、ここは「レストラン」と冠しないと出てきてくれない、画一的で単細胞なサイトだから表示方法も異常。千成亭とオペすれば全ての店が登場するような仕組みを考えなさいよ。ここは肉はそこそこ良かった、が、わたし的には量は全く不足、他に御飯以外はこれと云って食べる物は無いんだから・・・もう少し、肉も野菜も多くないと・・・不足。但し、ここはたかが昼食程度で靴を脱が...

  • Omi Beef Sennaritei Kyara
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    4.5
    56 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.

  • Takeheirou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Echigunaishouchou Echigawa 1608
    A long-standing Japanese restaurant located in Echigawa, Aisho Town, Echi County, Shiga Prefecture. The restaurant serves Omi beef shabushabu, traditional kaiseki course cuisine, nabe hotpot dishes, eel, and bento box lunches, as well as a signature ameni crucian carp boiled in syrup whose recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. The restaurant also offers seasonal dishes like daggertooth pike conger shabushabu in summer and fugu course meals in winter. The restaurant’s reception room and its Imperial chamber, built for the visit of Emperor Meiji, are designated Tangible Cultural Properties.
  • Samegairo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Kaminyu Yuii grooming plant Kaeru Ararudo 2054
    A mountain river fish cuisine specialty restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 17 in Samegai, Maibara City. The restaurant serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine, gozen meals for groups, and trout and other rice bowls made using mountain river fish such as Biwa trout, a species endemic to Lake Biwa. The restaurant also offers a traditional Japanese Buddhist vegetarian course meal (reservation required). In addition, visitors can try trout fishing in the river in front of the restaurant or bring in fish caught at the nearby Samegai Trout Farm’s fish ponds to have the restaurant cook them.

    ここは古代の修行の地として有名です。現在は天台宗寺院。開山は実に680年と白鳳時代にまで遡ります。伊吹山にかかる修行地の一つです。開創は有名な「役行者小角」です。現在の本堂は平成24年6月に落慶した真新しいものです。本堂は松尾山山麓に再建されているが、本日はセット旅行でもあり、参拝はしていません。政所を訪れただけです。

  • Kyogoku Sushi
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Nagahama-shi Motohamacho 6-11 (Nagahama Otemon Dori)

    今回二度目4回目の来店。せっかく遠方まで来るので2日連続で来ています。 若旦那は、鮨が大好きでおおいに鮨談議で盛り上がりました。 料理と鮨コースは、私には品数が多く途中でギブアップ。 次からはお寿司だけにしようと思いました。 半年に1回(実は2回)は期待と思う店です。 幸せな気持ちにしてくれてありがとう。

  • UOMATSU, Main Store
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Koka-shi Kokacho Kami 2376

    2019年11/3に女二人旅で近江牛と松茸の食べ放題「あばれ食い」に挑戦しました!信楽店で予約をして伺いましたが、名前と電話番号の確認なく空いた席に案内されました。前に並んでいた6名様家族も予約した意味がない!と憤慨しながら案内されていました。着席後もいつ注文してくれるのか、スタッフはバタバタウロウロして忙しそうでした。とにかくこちらからの声かけで対応、いい加減なものでした。お会計の時も、何名様で...

  • Tonkatsu-tei Amanoya (Former Iroha)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Omihachiman-shi Azuchicho Kamitoyoura 1012
    Just a seven-minute walk from the JR Azuchi Station, this restaurant offers Omigyu beef steaks and pork cutlets from Mochi-pork at reasonable prices. The Tokujo Tonkatsu Teishoku special grade pork cutlet set is recommended, which comes with a pork cutlet prepared to maximize the fatty flavor and tender meat, a salad, rice, and miso soup. With the Amanoya Teishoku one can enjoy a Omigyu steak and a mini roast in one dish. All vegetables are cultivated in Japan with minimal use of chemicals. The handmade dressings with no additives are sold in the store for customers to enjoy at home.

    店名が変更になったようです。安土駅から一番近い飲食店だと思います。平日のみのAセットを注文しましたが、ハンバーグ・エビフライ・コロッケ・キャベツサラダの他にご飯・味噌汁・小鉢が二つついて1430円。量も多く、とてもおいしかったです。

  • Nishiki Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Koka-shi Kokacho Oharanaka 1034
    A 10-minute drive from the Koka-Tsuchiyama Interchange and Konan Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway. This restaurant has been serving Japanese cuisine crafted from seasonal ingredients for over 50 years and spanning two generations. The restaurant's signature medicinal herb meal incorporates medicinal herbs picked on the mountains of Koka and includes sushi, tempura, and popular medicinal cooking cuisine; the lunchtime meal is only available from March to November. The restaurant's traditional kaiseki course meal can be ordered by small groups as well as large and includes hotpot dishes made with choice, seasonal ingredients, including sea bream and sweetfish in spring, daggertooth pike conger and eel in summer, matsutake mushrooms and skipjack tuna in fall, and blowfish and crab in winter.
  • Kushikatsu Musashi
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 1180-1
    A five-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This kushikatsu (fried food skewer) restaurant operates out of a one-story bungalow next to a 7-Eleven which can be reached by taking a left on National Route 307 traveling from Shigaraki Station. Many of the restaurant's patrons are repeat customers from across the prefecture and beyond, and at night the establishment bustles with potters, ceramic artists, and other local regulars. The restaurant's menu consists of 27 varieties of kushikatsu, including shrimp wrapped in shiso leaves, and shiitake mushrooms stuffed with minced shrimp. The Kushi Omakase (chef's choice) course is particularly popular - delicious skewered foods are prepared and deep-fried right in front of your eyes, one at a time, until you say to stop. The non-skewer katsudon pork cutlet rice bowl, drenched in a vaunted homemade tangy sauce, is also recommended.

    お昼の営業 11時~14時 夜の営業 18時~LO...

  • Uosen
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Koka-shi Shigarakicho Nagano 1334-2
    A seven-minute walk from Shigaraki Kohgen Railway Shigaraki Station. This longstanding traditional ryotei restaurant was established in 1913 and serves Japanese cuisine made with fish from Lake Biwa, locally-grown vegetables, and other ingredients from Shiga. The restaurant's delicacies, hailing from the area's seas, mountains, lakes, and countryside, are also beautifully arranged on elegant Shigaraki ware tableware. The restaurant's signature Shinobi Sushi, the invention of an owner two generations removed from the current one, is a type of mackerel oshizushi (pressed sushi) accented with shiso seeds and gourd pickled in rich tamari soy sauce. Designated a recommended souvenir product by Shiga Prefecture, the Shinobi Sushi also makes a popular souvenir and gift. The restaurant's delightful seasonal tenshin (dim sum) is also recommended.

    Had a set menu lunch here. The kaiseki style food was excellent, and the service charming. Sake kasu pudding was delicious and unusual.

  • Sumimaru
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Takashima-shi Katsuno 1615
    A five-minute walk from JR Omi-Takashima Station. This Japanese seafood restaurant can be reached by heading northeast on Prefectural Route 300 and taking a right at the Omi-Takashimaeki-guchi Intersection. During the daytime, the establishment operates as Fushimiya, a restaurant primarily serving daily meal specials. At night, customers can enjoy charcoal grilled and other fresh seafood cuisine. Menu highlights include daikon radish topped with thick-cut chashu roast pork filet, and crab soup. In winter, the restaurant offers an abundant array of nabe hotpot dishes. The seafood the restaurant serves comes from across the country and was fresh-caught that very morning.
  • Ikiiki Mizubunka Kabatakan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Takashima-shi Shinasahicho Asahi 707
    A 10-minute walk from JR Shin-Asahi Station. This local cuisine restaurant adjoins Shinasahi Central Park right next to the Yasuragisoguchi bus stop. The restaurant serves meals based on the concept of local production for local consumption and uses safe, healthy ingredients. Ccustomers can enjoy the unique flavors of Takashima with choices like tonchan (local speciality seasoned chiken) and shoimeshi seasoned rice meals. The Nonohana Gozen meal is particularly recommended. The Hime Gozen daily meal special is limited to just 20 customers a day. The restaurant also sells homemade products and offers a conference room for rental. Normally, the restaurant is only open until 4 p.m., but with an advance reservation you can enjoy dinner here as well.
  • coctura SAKURAI
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Otsu-shi Kokubu 1-217-10
    This traditional kaiseki course cuisine restaurant is situated along Prefectural Route 782 next to the Butsushinji Temple. Dedicated to the concept of local production for local consumption, the restaurant makes use of choice ingredients sourced from within the prefecture. One of the restaurant's most distinctive characteristics is its emphasis not just on the cuisine but also on ensuring that the atmosphere of the entire establishment is uniform and harmonious, right down to the tableware and ikebana flower arrangements. Customers can choose between a lunch course and a fusion kaiseki course based on their budget - the latter course is available to parties of two or more people and must be reserved in advance. The restaurant's daggertooth pike conger shabushabu hotpot is only available in summer, while the wild Japanese amberjack shabushabu hotpot is only available in winter. The restaurant also sells its own homemade vinegar and soy sauce. Lastly, the restaurant has a private dining area which can accommodate up to 14 people.

    ランチ利用で、お昼の御膳3,500円をオーダー。 古民家を改装し、打ち水に季節の花、と雰囲気は良い。 土間だったと思われる部分にカウンター、庭を眺められる部分を個室(テーブル)として設えてある。 美味しくいただけたのだが、特に印象に残るということもなく・・・。 女性には結構ボリュームの有る量で、ごはんは土鍋のまま供されるが少し残してしまった。チップが少し有る器が出てきたのがちょっと残念。 コース料...

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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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