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Western Food Spots in Nara Area

  • Haru
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kunodouchou 14
    A “yoshoku” Japanese-style Western food restaurant situated inside an old townhome in Kunodo Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Haru has an old-fashioned look appropriate to the ancient capital of Nara, including a Japanese garden and sunken hearth. This famous restaurant serves old-fashioned yoshoku made with local specialty products such as select Yamato beef and Yamato pork. Some of the most popular items on the menu are the juicy hamburg steak and huge wild fried prawns with head. Women love Haru’s Hayashi rice topped with a crisply breaded pork cutlet. The inside of the restaurant has the quiet atmosphere of an old-fashioned Japanese home, making it easy to enjoy a quiet meal at your leisure.

    It is not easy to find this little culinary pearl but it is well worth looking for it. The experience could not be more autentic. Don‘t be afraid if there is no English menu. The only dish is a big...

  • Trattoria Piano
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Hashimotochou 15-1
    An Italian restaurant located a four minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara Station which serves dishes lovingly prepared from select Nara ingredients including traditional Yamato vegetables, Yamato pork, and Yamato beef. In spite of Nara’s lack of access to the ocean, the restaurant is also renowned for its fresh seafood shipped direct from Tosashimizu. The restaurant has a stylish interior and relaxed atmosphere that makes it easy for both couples an groups to enjoy themselves. In addition to a la carte dishes such as chewy oven-baked pizza and authentic pastas, the restaurant also offers a full menu of reasonably-priced lunch choices.

    Worst service ever ! Rude manners & attitude ! Stupid staff tried to over charge one pizza for 700¥ just in front of us when we asked for the bill ! Moreover the food isnt average good and pizza not...

  • Bonappetit Meshiagare
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Jurinchou 1
    This is a French restaurant in Jyurin-in Town, Nara City. The chef has experience from a range of first-rate French restaurants and serves safe and reliable foodstuffs in French style from a 90-year-old machiya (old townhouse).

    I had a very good white fish main course. It was maybe a bit on the salty side, but not so much that it spoiled the meal. The aperitif plate was very good, also. The owner was nice, and the other...

  • French O·Mo·Ya (Nara Town Branch)
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kunodouchou 11
    This is a French restaurant on the road west off of the Fukuchiin North intersection in Kunodo Town, Nara City. They offer French cuisine made with fresh Nara produce and served in a style with Shigaraki-yaki ware and chopsticks. There are different courses available during lunch and dinner, and a plate lunch is also available during lunchtime.

    This quaint French fusion restaurant in a machiya in the old town of Naramachi hits all the right notes. It is especially convenient for and within easy walking distance of those staying at historic...

  • Nara Italian Bambuno
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Imamikadochou 22
    This is an Italian restaurant in Imamikado Town, Nara City. They offer highly original creative cuisine using Nara foodstuffs including Yamato pork, Yamato Nadeshiko eggs and organic vegetables from their own farm for dishes like Naramachi Pasta accented with sake lees and tea leaves. In between lunch and dinner the restaurant is open as a café where visitors can enjoy sweets including handmade cakes. Between May and October, they serve shaved ice with balsamic vinegar and Mascarpone cheese. The second floor features an open tatami seating space, enjoyed by many diners with children.

    Wandering arround the pagoda zone we came across this restaurant for dinner. We were looking for something different from japanese excellent gastronomy so we thought a pizza could worth a break. Even...

  • Koto Koto
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashiterabayashichou 38 Nara City Tomachi Center 1F
    This is a restaurant on the first floor of the Naramachi Center in Higashi-Terabayashi Town, Nara City. They serve cuisine made with Yamato traditional vegetables. At lunchtime there are lunch courses with desserts, plate lunches with the same main dish as the courses, while at night there are three types of courses based around Yamato vegetables with Yamato beef and chicken as well as a la carte options too. It is also possible to order the Kiyosumi Ginger soft ice cream made with special Nara ginger syrup for takeout.
  • SAKURA BURGER
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    4.5
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashimukikitamachi 6
    SAKURA BURGER is a hamburger restaurant located about two minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station. The restaurant serves their popular Sakura Burger with thick slices of homemade bacon, and other hamburgers all made with ingredients from Nara and seasonal produce (all burgers come with fried potatoes). They also serve hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, individual dishes and desserts.

    Its a small place and if you do not look carefully, you can miss it. We had to ask around to locate it. We ordered a cheese burger and chicken fingers. Both were really delicious. The burger was big...

  • Wakakusa Curry Honpo
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    4.5
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Mochidonochou 38-1
    Wakakusa Curry is a curry restaurant in Mochiidono Town, Nara City. The restaurant serves all sorts of curry such as healthy curries made up of spinach or tomato and mixed with seasoning, and chicken curry made with coconut milk. Guests can customize their curry with a variety of toppings, and can also choose how hot they want it and how much rice to have. Also on the menu are dishes such as baked curry, omelet curry, and curry ramen. Takeaway curry bread is also available.

    stopped here for lunch while in Nara, very tasty and really good value. lots of choice for everyone, veg and meat

  • Tama
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 4-5-14
    This is a French restaurant located in Imai-cho 4 Chome, Kashihara City. The restaurant serves dishes that enhance the flavor of the produce using locally grown organic and pesticide-free vegetables. Visitors can enjoy the course menus by making a reservation for lunches and dinners. Dinner reservations accepted until the previous day.

    予約してランチタイムを利用しました。地元の食材を使い、季節感たっぷりのお料理。本当に素敵な時間を過ごせました。器も素敵です。近々ディナータイムを予約するつもりです♪ 車で行くとお店の駐車場がありません。近くの有料駐車場に置かなければいけないので、『良い』の評価にしました。

  • Pepita d'Oro
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Imamikadochou 28
    This is an Italian restaurant in the Imamikado-cho Shopping Street in Imamikado-cho, Nara Prefecture. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine made from home grown vegetables, Yamato beef and fresh fish that have been caught by the owner. The acqua pazza made with seasonal fish and home-grown vegetables is one of the popular dishes.

    If youre traveling through Nara (perhaps to visit the temples, the shrines, or even pet the deer in Nara Park) and youre looking for something other than Japanese food, Pepita Doro offers...

  • Le BENKEI
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Kitakoriyamachou 276-1
    Since opening in 1975, Le BENKEI has been on a never-ending journey to create French cuisine based on a philosophy of local production for local consumption, using locally-sourced traditional ingredients. The restaurant earned one star and four red forks and spoons (indicating top-class comfort) in the Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara 2012 and 2013. The restaurant strives to provide guests with a supremely blissful experience.

    This restaurant is located in a quite remote area. Driving there is highly recommended. Parking is just nearby and is free. The first impression of the restaurant is elegant and with style. The...

  • Yoshoku Katsui Yamanobe no Michi
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Tenri-shi Yanagimotocho 577 - 1 Tenri-shi
    A restaurant inside the Tenri Trail Center in Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City. They are located along the Yamanobeno Michi (means the road at the skirts of the mountain) which is said to be the oldest road in Japan. Their menu offers western dishes including Hamburg steak and fried shrimp. Their Western Lunch Meal pairs the meal with a drink of your choice including either beer or a glass of wine.

    2018年7月29日(日)午後5時半頃 台風一過のこの日、会う機会がほぼ無くなっていた親戚一同が珍しく 集合してのお食事会をこの「洋食Katsui」さんで行いました。 僕が幹事ではなかったので詳細は把握していませんが、こちらの予算や いくつかの要望をお伝えして受けて頂いたようです。 奈良の山の辺の道の途中、桜井と天理の間の自然に囲まれた中にお店が あります。 お店の中は白基調の広い...

  • Stake Nomiseagein
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Tabechou 151
  • French cuisine Lee De Ai Shiroyama store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Sahodainishimachi 87 Zion Hirakiyama 102
  • Machiya Kitchin Nero
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Hayashikoujichou 39
  • binodori BOTTLE STEP
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Naizenchou 1-5-13
  • Second Avenue Bistro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Nara-shi Shijo Oji 1-4-45 Hotel Asyl‧Nara Annex 1F
  • Riarusuteki Mamigaokaten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Kashibashi Mamigaoka 5-2-1
  • TOMATO & ONION Nara Haibara
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Uda-shi Haibara Naga Mine 11-5

    宇陀市でファミレスと言えばここになります。国道沿いで駐車場も広く、ランチやディナーの他、打ち合わせの喫茶利用も可能です。 一般の飲食店が閉まる時間帯でも利用できるので、ありがたい存在です。

  • TOMATO & ONION Sakurai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Sakurai-shi Kibi 537-1

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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