Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Kiminoka
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Miogawa 785-3
    "This shop features authentic gelato made by farmers who “want to help more people experience the happiness of eating immersed in nature."" With its characteristic white walls, they offer gelato made with seasonal fruit and vegetables they grow themselves. The produce of the season's rich fragrance and juiciness comes through in a delightfully sweet and sour fullness. They also sell vegetables from their farm used in the gelato at their Petit Marche. People sometimes choose the gelato as a local Kimino Town reward for participating in Japan's “Hometown Tax Donation ""system."

    人里離れた、の形容詞はここのためにある?と、アクセスは不便です。 でも、そんなマイナス要素を越える美味しいジェラートに出会えました。 農家さんがやっているジェラート屋さんで、フルーツは季節毎に変わります。ちょうど訪問時は栗や柿を使ったものが並んでいました。フレーバーに山椒を合わせる斬新さもあって、オススメです。

  • Fukubishi Kagerou Café
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1279-3
    A café located along the sea in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture situate next to Fukubishi, a long-standing Japanese and Western sweet producer which was founded in 1933. The café’s large menu includes kagerou, a renowned sweet from the Nanki Shirahama area, fresh kagerou only sold here, breakfast dishes, cutlet sandwiches, matcha green tea, light meals, and more. The airy terrace seating area looks out over the harbor, and from here you can take a break and feel like you’re at a resort.
  • Toutouan
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    5.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Momoyamachoumoto 901
    Toutouan is a sweet shop owned by Yabumoto Hatashita Orchards, a producer of peaches. This popular shop has been featured on television, and the customers’ favorite dish is Peach Milk Gelato. Another bestseller, and one made in only limited quantities each day, is a parfait ringed with the pieces of a freshly cut peach. The shop also offers a full menu of items made with fruit produced in Wakayama Prefecture. Toutouan is open from March to December, and business hours vary according to the time of the year.

    車がないと行けないのが残念。 でもレンタカーを使ってでも行く価値があります。 丁寧に育てられた果物を使って、丁寧に作られています。 お天気がよい日に、紀の川を眺めながらいただくと、自然の恵みへの感謝の気持ちがぐっと高まりますね。 This place offers fruity Italian ice cream. Everything is made here, by farmers...

  • Sobadokoro Yukimuraan
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkudoyamachou Kudoyama 1404
    You’ll find this soba restaurant near the “Yukimuraan Temple” named after Sengoku general Sanada Yukimura. It is located inside of a renovated old home, giving it a very intriguing ambience. This famous shop serves “Kishu Kudoyama Sanada soba” made from Shinshu soba powder. There’s also “zaru soba” (soba served on a bamboo sieve with dipping sauce) that uses Nihachi-soba (20 percent wheat flour and 80 percent buckwheat flour) served with a rich broth that goes down well. Sanada’s family crest is carved into the walls, and the menu include options such as “Yukimura gozen (set meal)” and “Daisuke gozen.” The nearest station is Kudoyama Station.

    Complete your wander around tranquil and historic Kudoyama with a bowl of Komuraans speciality soba. Wonderfully atmospheric, adjacent to the quiet Zenyoshoin-ji. A complete contrast to the...

  • Takehara
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 4-3-23
    This dining facility is about a three-minute walk through the arcade from Kii-Katsuura Station, and it’s well-known for its local tuna dishes. The snug interior features only counter seats and is often filled with tourists as well as locals. The fresh tuna is bought directly from fishermen and has a viscous texture with a rich taste. The thick cuts of tuna sashimi are especially popular. There are also a la carte dishes and sets, and the place is busy in the afternoon and evening.
  • Dooshel
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Kamataki 417-3
    Dooshel is a bakery located in Kamataki, Kimino Town, Kaiso County. The bakery sells different kinds of bread made with seasonal Wakayama fruits and home-grown wheat. They also serve lunch and drinks in the cafe. The views from their unique location on top of the hill are also part of its charm.

    What a nice atmosphere and view in front!! Sea is visible in the distance between the mountains. Sure you will put yourself, all your body systems compretly in the nature! Enjoy yourself! (It...

  • Mankou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 42-17
    A restaurant with an old-fashioned feel located a two minute walk from Kushimoto Station. Renowned for its dishes made with local seafood, Mankou has been frequently featured in travel magazines. The shop’s signature dish is its skipjack tuna chazuke; the secret recipe sesame sauce is what really puts it over the top. The dish can be enjoyed two ways in a single sitting, first as a rice bowl topped with lightly pickled skipjack tuna sashimi, and then chazuke-style by pour piping-hot roasted rice tea over the bowl. Mankou is also famous for the lines which can form outside its door on weekends and during lunchtime.
  • Kadoya Shokudo
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 1109-1
    Kadoya Shokudo is a long running restaurant situated about one minute walk from Yuasa Station in Yuasa, Yuasa Town, Arida County. The restaurant is famous for its whitebait rice bowl and live whitebait rice bowl made with fresh whitebait from Yuasa topped with the restaurant’s own original sauce. It is also the original founder of whitebait rice bowl which has been selected as one of the top 30 local foods in Wakayama as a local specialty of Yuasa. As well as whitebait rice bowl served as a set meal with sashimi or udon, guests can have whitebait rice bowl included with any of the various set meals on offer by paying just a little extra.

    Really worth visiting and they have very knowledge able guide to take tourists through not just the history of Soy but also the commercial reality of its inception

  • Mori-no-Panya-san
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Kaisougunkiminochou Sakamoto 723-1
    This bakery on the Oishi-kogen Highland is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Housed in a log cabin, there's a great view of the surrounding woodland from the terrace seating. It's a lovely way to enjoy the charms of nature with birdsong and the cool breeze passing through the valley. All of their products are additive-free. Their mountain shaped bread and their bacon knot filled with cream cheese and mustard get good reviews. They also serve juice and light fare like pizza and spaghetti, as well as items only available for a limited time.

    山の中にある隠れ家的パン屋さん。天然酵母の美味しいパンは店内でも食べられます。パスタやスープもあり。生石高原に向かう途中にあります。途中狭い道なのでご注意を。

  • Konnyaku Kobo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Hoshikawa 324
    This cafe is located on National Route 480 heading from JR Kaseda Station to Mt. Koya. It boasts a menu featuring items made entirely with ingredients sourced locally in Wakayama. Their specialty is their omelette rice, which is made with a homemade tomato sauce. The rice contains konnyaku (yam cake), the cafe's namesake, which and gives the dish a unique mouthfeel when combined with the fluffy eggs on top. The cafe also offers coffee and cake sets. Its outdoor terrace seats offer guests a view of Mt. Koya and the persimmon orchards built on its slopes. The cafe makes a convenient rest stop while sightseeing by car.
  • Sanchoku Market Yottette (Kishigawa Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Kinokawa Kishigawacho Maeda 166
    This farmer's market is located a seven-minute walk from Kishi Station on the Wakayama Electric Railway Kishigawa Line. It carries a full selection of fruits and vegetables from local producers as well as processed products. The market offers fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables all year long, whether it's a diverse selection of strawberries from January to early May or brand-name peaches such as Arakawa no Momo and Takatsu no Momo from late June to mid-August. Other products include flowers and fresh fish shipped straight from ports across the prefecture. The Hachijuhachiya restaurant located on the premises offers a buffet featuring food made with produce from the market. The restaurant's freshly-baked bread, which is made in-house, is also popular.
  • Kampachi
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 10-15
    This sushi restaurant is proud of their sushi assortments with only local natural fish other than Unagi (eel). Their menu items change daily, and feature fish caught that day in the sea of Kushimoto. In addition to three ranks of sushi assortments, you can also order sushi from one piece at a time with prices for each ingredient clearly indicated. Their sashimi assortment uses seasonal fish, and they also have soups using the parts of fish left over after filleting. The popular store bustles with local customers and have seating on tatami mats in addition to counter seating.

    Had wonderful dinner at kanpachi with my family during my trip in kushimoto. We ordered the sushi course which included some local fish. We forgot the names of the fish, but they were very fresh...

  • Ajikobo Nokami
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Hashimotoshi Oharata 10-1
    "This Japanese restaurant is located in Oharata, Hashimoto City. It offers kaiseki cuisine and dinner courses (reservation required) as well as ""mini kaiseki,"" set meals and other items prepared with seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also offers limited-supply set meals featuring tempura of lobster and seasonal vegetables as well as catered bento boxes."
  • Ramen Marui (Juniban-cho)
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Junibanchou 87 Le Chateau Yodocho 1F
    The second location of the popular Ramen Marui situated in Nakanoshima, Wakyama City, the Juniban-cho shop is just a 10 minute walk from Wakayamashi Station. Making use of select ingredients such as chashu pork fillets made from Kagoshima Sanmi-ton pork, used in high class inns, the shop is particularly famous for using ryokuho kuronegi green onions, a type of kujonegi onion. The springy homemade noodles, tonkotsu broth slow-stewed over a two day period, and heaping helping of chopped spring onions whets the appetite. The shop also offers a full lunch weekday set menu; the half-sized ramen and rice set is particularly popular with women.

    Good taste ramen, a plenty of green onions make it more delicious. Regrettably I prefer more hard noodle.

  • Moto-syako-mae Marumiya
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kemi 1130-3
    This ramen restaurant in Kemi, Wakayama City, Wakayama, began as a food stand in front of the garage of the streetcar. This famous store has kept the traditional taste of Chinese soba noodles for over half a century. This ramen is outstanding with a light taste but thick soy sauce and pork broth combined with their straight hand-made noodles. Many are fans of their large pork thigh chashu. Their side menu also offers soft gyoza dumplings and more.

    和歌山ラーメン主流2派のうち、ややマイナーではあるが、車庫前系の和歌山ラーメン。今なら和歌山ブラックですかね(笑)オーソドックスながら美味しいので、車庫前系食べたいとなれば、候補に挙がるひとつですね!

  • bodai
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 5-1-3
    A restaurant and bar located right in front of Kii-Katsuura Station. Inside this fashionable restaurant where jazz plays over the stereo, you can enjoy fresh, Japanese-based seafood cuisine prepared with great effort by the master chef. The restaurant takes great pride in its dishes made with fresh local seafood and vegetables; the Katsuura fresh tuna in particular is bodai’s signature item. The fresh chu-toro medium fatty tuna cutlet is particularly popular, a delicate balance of the textures of the crisp outer breading and the inner semi-rare meat. The restaurant also stocks a full alcohol menu including local sakes, shochu, and wine. The lunch seafood rice bowl and sets are also well-reviewed.

    Situated just near Kii-Katsuura Station, this restaurant is pleasant with a nice range of seafood and it was very tasty. English menu provided. Reasonably priced

  • Kasakuni
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 764
    A Japanese sweet shop located in the Koyasan area in Koya Town, Ito County, Wakayama Prefecture. The shop is famous for its grilled rice cakes, a favorite treat for visitors to Koyasan to eat, as well as the Miroku-ishi, a renowned sweet named after the stone of the same name found on the grounds of the Okunoin Temple. The shop’s hijiri yokan jelly is made according to an ancient treasured written recipe; this historic culinary gem was once an essential part of local Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. The shop’s display shelves are also filled with a variety of other sweets popular among visitors to the area, including monaka bean jam filled wafers and senbei rice crackers branded with the local mascot character Koya-kun.
  • Naka Kori-ten
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Shingu 551-12
    A shaved ice specialty shop located in Shingu, Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture which is famous not just among local children but also fans around the country. Old-fashioned in appearance with tables and chairs set up out front, an air of the bygone Showa era emanates from the shop. The shop uses water from a pure Wakayama stream, selected as one of the 100 most famous in Japan in the Heisei period, which is slowly frozen over several days to create ice equal to any natural ice; this is then thinly shaved to create a delicate, icy treat. The most popular item on the menu is the matcha milk kintoki, made with matcha green tea and sweet adzuki beans; visitors love the heaping helping of syrup and the light sweetness of the beans.

    wonderful ice shop.. the texture is so heavenly that it just melts in your mouth.. you hardly felt the ice! we had yuzu and matcha powder red bean.. one of my friend even complain we ate his portion!

  • Pescatori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Susaki 300-4
    An Italian restaurant located along the sea in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture easily identifiable by the laundry hung out to dry over the shop front. The restaurant’s large glass windows and terrace seating provide a sweeping view of the beautiful nearby ocean, giving diners the chance to enjoy their meal in an airy and open atmosphere. The restaurant’s signature menu item is its authentic pizzas, baked in a handmade stone oven. The restaurant serves a variety of pizzas, including the staple margherita and pescatori, topped with a hearty helping of seafood delights. Pescatori also offers a full menu of pastas and side dishes.
  • Barley
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 2927-557
    This restaurant is connected directly to Shirahama’s beer makers Nagisa Beer, and is located in the scenic spot along the road between Senjojiki and Sandanbeki Cliffs. You can not only taste beer made with local waters straight from the factory, but also try food from their popular menu including ham and sausage made by German brewer Schindler, and light and fluffy omelet made from fresh local eggs. The spacious and bright interior is great for couples and families.

    We had lunch & some beers here. We liked the beers so we bought some to take home with us They also sell hats, t-shirts & other small souvenirs. The restaurant may be open only during high season...

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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