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Crab / Blowfish / Seafood Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Sangosho
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 500-1
    A restaurant located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture where all the seats have an ocean view, during their meal diners can enjoy gazing out over Engetsu Island, the symbol of Nanki Shirahama. The restaurants fish tanks are filled with Japanese spiny lobster, a Wakayama specialty, as well as longtooth grouper, abalone, striped beakfish, and more. In addition to extravagant ikizukuri spiny lobster banquets and seasonal longtooth grouper nabe hotpot, the restaurant also offers a reasonably priced spiny lobster lunch and an abundant variety of set meals. The restaurant’s dishes made with kutsu-ebi slipper lobster, an extremely rare treat, are also a must-eat.

    The restaurant is located at the full sea view, all seafood are fresh and cook instantly, it is a very local style restaurant, quality food and nice view with reasonable price. Worth to drop down for...

  • Kiraku
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 890-48
    A popular cafeteria located in Shirahama, Nishimuro County, Wakayama which bustles with local regulars and tourists alike. Offering an abundant menu of set meals and dishes made with fresh local seafood, Kiraku offers unique Wakayama tastes like the Kumanoji-don rice bowl topped with sashimi and edible wild plants, as well as mehari-zushi, a Wakayama specialty. The restaurant’s nabe hotpots and Tsukuri platters made with seafood like wild longtooth grouper, spiny lobster, and rare kutsu-ebi slipper lobster - whatever is best and freshest at the market that day. In addition to counter seating, the restaurant also has tatami mat seating, making it great for families as well.

    A friend and I stepped inside the restaurant, and heard the following exchange from near the back of the restaurant in Japanese: Welcome! Its a couple of foreigners. Oh, that could be...

  • Japanese Dining Banya
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    3.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    This Japanese style restaurant is on the second floor of the seaside leisure spot Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama. They boast the freshest seafood cuisine using same-day caught seafood from nearby Yuzaki Harbor. Try seafood at a reasonable price including red sea bream, Ise-ebi (spiny lobster), and the rare kutsu-ebi prawn. From the large shop windows you can gaze over the sea as you dine.

    当店は、白浜町にあるフィッシャーマンズ・ワーフ白浜...

  • Marukiyo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1384-50
    A restaurant in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture located along the main street close to Shirahama Beach. Boasting karaage (fried chicken), nabe hotpot, and arani stew made with longtooth grouper, a high class winter specialty, this famous restaurant is frequently visited by local regulars as well as tourists. The barbecue sets featuring seafood grilled over a charcoal brazier are also popular. The restaurant offers a wide selection of set meals, course meals, and a la carte dishes, and the special homemade fruit liqueurs and local sakes on the menu are also renowned.
  • Kaisen Ryori Jinrikky
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Yuzaki running hot water 3079-22
    You’ll find this seafood restaurant facing the Shirahama Beach in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture. The white-based interior is decorated with foliage plants, and you can gaze at the sea while eating. There is an abundance of both Japanese and Western seafood dishes made from fresh ingredients, as well as pizza, French fries, Ise lobster, and more. Popular options include the “mizukemuri mushi,” featuring lobster and roasted vegetables steamed on stones, and the lobster cream croquettes.

    The location is the best, vue on the beach, owner is a great chef; she is so kind and food are very delicious and healthy! Free wifi

  • 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.
  • Katsura-jo
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Katsura 398-11
    This is a local cuisine restaurant centered around bluefin tuna around an eight-minute walk from Kii-Katsuura Station in Katsuura, Nachikatsuura Town. They offer a variety of dishes using bluefin tuna unloaded at Katsuura Port, which welcomes some of Japan's best tuna catches. The most popular tuna set meal is one where diners can try bluefin tuna cuisine such as sashimi style, cutlet style and teppan-yaki style all at once.

    Went in, it was obvious from the start that the chef was in a bad mood when he told me that the place was closing st 19g (instead of 22h as advertised). I should have probably left...also my...

  • Onsen & Seafood Buffet Restaurant Toretore Tei
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2498-1
    Toretore Tei is a hot spring and restaurant complex on Prefectural Route 33 in Katata, Shirahama Town. The hot spring, Katata no Yu, has both indoor and outdoor baths, and the restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. It’s the perfect place to relax in the bath and enjoy a seafood smorgasbord with fresh seafood straight from the fishery cooperative. Guests can use the hot spring baths or just eat at the restaurant. As well as being open in the day and in the evening the restaurant serves a breakfast buffet during the peak season.
  • Minato Matsuri
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 1557-20
    This municipal marine facility is near Kushimoto Ohashi Bridge, which services Kii Oshima Island. The fishing town of Kushimoto Town is greatly affected by the Kuroshio Current, and Minato Matsuri collaborates on the distribution and development of various marine products with the Fisheries Experiment Station of the adjacent Wakayama Research Center of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The souvenir corner on the first floor sells fresh, high-grade seafood such as Kushimoto brand Shorasan bonito, spiny lobster, and abalone. Their second-floor eatery offers rice bowls made from locally harvested seafood, and their highly popular Sanshokudon Meal Set features young shirasu sardines, tobiko flying fish roe, and raw tuna.

    道の駅に立ち寄って見ました。1階はお土産屋さん、2階はレストランになっていました。お昼時でしたので、レストランは、お客さんで一杯でしたので、ここでの食事は諦めました。

  • Kashino Fishing Park Center
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kashino 1021-13
    A fishing park center which makes use of a natural reef where visitors can easily enjoy marine fishing. The center is located along the way to Cape Kashino on the island of Kii Oshima, and here you can try your hand at catching fish such as greater amberjack and striped beakfish raised in the waters of the Japan Current. You can also have your fish prepared and cooked for you in the center. There’s also a restaurant which serves squid set meals and seafood rice bowls made with fish brought in at Kashino Fishing Port. In addition, the restaurant serves seasonal dishes like Japanese spiny lobster tempura rice bowls, Japanese amberjack shabushabu, and abalone steaks. Thanks to its location right at a fishing port, the restaurant’s delicacies are provided at very reasonable prices.

    地元天然魚が自慢とのことでしてので 刺身定食を、頼みましたが、 冷凍で臭みがあり吐き出してしまいました。残念(>_<)

  • Masudaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 5-2-14
    "This seafood restaurant is about three minutes on foot from JR Kii-Katsuura Station. They offer a menu full of locally harvested whale and tuna dishes including their specialty maguro-don rice bowl, as well as less common yet popular fare like Korean yukhoe, spring rolls, and steamed Chinese dumplings. Their ""Recommended Set"" and ""Tuna Kaiseki Banquet Course"" showcase delectable tuna, and their ""Yokubari Teishoku Set"" is limited to 10 meals a day. If you prefer meat, they also serve dishes featuring Kumano beef. Their hot pots come recommended in winter."
  • Inasa
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kada 196
    This restaurant is located next to Kada Fishing Port, overlooking the islands of Okinoshima and Jinoshima. It serves seafood provided directly from the fishing port, prepared in ways that bring out its natural flavors. It is especially proud of its Arani (fish head stew) made exclusively with the specialty sea bream and no sugar or miso, a process that brings out the essential sweetness of the fish. This dish has been featured in several newspaper articles and television shows. Other popular options include Tako Inari (octopus served in a pouch of fried tofu), which is even served as a take-away box lunch at Kansai International Airport, longtooth grouper fish dishes served only in the winter, and pike conger dishes served only in the summer.

    10月下旬の土曜日に、予約なしで8人で利用しました。 予約していないことを伝えると、気持ちよく2階のお座敷に案内してくれました。 席は、テーブル席でした。 メニューは海鮮丼など単品もありましたが、せっかくですので鯛のミニコース3,500円をお願いしました。 お通し、お刺身、鯛のしゃぶしゃぶとご飯、デザートが付いていました。ボリューム満点でお通しや鯛が美味しかったです。 窓側の席でしたので、外の景色...

  • Kaisen Seiromushi Katsuura
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Minato Nishinobori 45-1
    A seafood restaurant which serves up the delicacies of Nankikatsuura seiromushi style (steamed in a bamboo steamer). The restaurant is situated along the Oura Highway not far from Wakayama Port. Seiromushi cooking makes use of almost no seasoning and is served when the food is at its most delicious, thus it is cooked right in front of customers. Designed to harness the innate flavors of the foods used, seiromushi cooking is renowned for being delicious despite the lack of seasoning. The restaurant also serves southern Wakayama cuisine such as dishes made with tuna straight from Katsuura, Pacific saury sushi, and meharizushi rice balls wrapped in pickled mustard greens. In addition, the restaurant offers reasonably priced lunch items and has a children’s menu, making it a great dining destination for the whole family.

    宴会で初めて利用させていただきました。飲み放題付きのコース料理でした。海鮮せいろ蒸しは、鯛が丸ごと一匹出て来て、どうやって食べるのかと思っていたところ、店員さんが取り分けてくれて安心しました。途中、マグロのカマ焼きも出て来て、料理にインパクトがあります。

  • Ikeuo Ryori Soen
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasacho Yuasa 2364-1
    This Japanese seafood restaurant is located a three-minute drive from the Kibi Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. The restaurant's cuisine is primarily made using seafood from the local Tatsugahama Fishing Port. The lunchtime Souen Teishoku meal is particularly popular and comes with tempura, sashimi and hawanmushi (steamed savory egg custard). For dinner, the restaurant serves ultra-fresh sushi, nitsuke stewed dishes, yakimono broiled dishes, and other cuisine fit for your evening meal, as well as an array of a la carte dishes perfect for snacking on together with a tasty alcoholic beverage. The establishment also offers desserts and is a place where you can enjoy extravagant seafood cuisine at reasonable prices.

    Soen is great value! The decor is distinctively Japanese and the food is tasty. Our meals were 930¥ each and there was a huge variety of delicious food.

  • Uoichi Shoten
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kada 118
    This restaurant and seafood shop stands on the grounds of Awashima Shrine. Renowned for the exquisite shellfish the staff grills, here you can enjoy turban shell cooked in the shell, grilled purple large asari clams, asari clams steamed in sake, and other shellfish delicacies prepared on the spot. Particularly recommended are the zaru udon noodles served on a draining basket and made with fresh wakame seaweed from Kada Port mixed into the noodle dough. The wakame gives the noodles a lovely green color. The shop also sells zenzai sweet azuki bean soup, amazake (sweet fermented rice drink), and other sweets, making it a great place to stop and take a break after hours of walking in the area. In addition, you can buy a variety of souvenirs here, as well as Kada specialty products like turban shell and other shellfish, plus himono dried fish; wakame udon noodles; and spicy pickled jellyfish and sea urchin, which is so popular, orders for it come in from across the country.

    淡島神社参道に昔からの3軒の食事処が並んでいて、その神社側の店です。真ん中の店がメニュー豊富で混雑しているのでこちらに入りました。 店頭にノリや新鮮な貝類が並んでいます。オク貝とこちらで呼ぶ貝は、他の地では大アサリと呼ぶものです。焼いておいしいですが、1個400円出すほどではないと思い、シラス丼650円を食べました。釜揚げシラスは柔らかでおいしいですが、スーパーで買って家で食べても同じかと思いまし...

  • Irohagekijo
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Saikamachi 62

    路地裏にあり、以前から気に掛かっていたので入店してみました。活魚の造りと地酒がお勧めのようです。安くもなく、高くもなくという感じでした。

  • Okamoto
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Tomodachou 3-95

    和歌山駅東口の駅前通りに面しており、裏道にも入口がある。内部は繋がっているが、駅前通りから入ると座敷、裏道から入るとカウンター席になっているようである。 メニューは魚がメインだが、和牛ステーキや馬刺しなどもある。注文したのは、造り盛り合わせ、だし巻き玉子、穴子天婦羅葱醤油、蟹クリームコロッケ、鯖松前寿し。どれも満足のいく味。 (料理の写真をUPしているので見てください) 種類は多くないが、和歌山...

  • Sakanairodoriyoshihara
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    2.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Yoshida 363

    お店の口コミがかなり良く、数ヶ月前から楽しみにしていたランチでかなり期待していました。 お昼12:00にお店に着くとまず、「いらっしゃいませ」と、誰一人言わず… 駐車場の場所を聞いて、再びお店入ると、二度目も「いらっしゃいませ」と、言う人は誰一人いませんでした。 席に着くなり、店員さんが独り言のように何かを言っていましたが内容は、 聞き取れませんでした。 メニュー表もなくどこから頼めばいいのかわか...

  • Hanamichi
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Hatayashiki Kuzuyachou 20

    アロチにある割烹で、フグ料理で有名です。てっさ、さしみ、天ぷらのコース料理と、フグひれの日本酒で、フグでおなかがふくれます。接待向けかと思います。

  • Yoshiduki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Kainanshi Shimotsuchoumaruda 1123

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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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