Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Arida / Gobo / Minabe Area

  • 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

  • Café de Manma
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Haneta 1590-40
    A café and restaurant located in Minabe Town, Hidaka County, Wakayama Prefecture with a charming ocean view of the nearby ocean from its large windows. Taking pride in dishes made with seasonal Wakayama ingredients such as Nanko plums, a local specialty product, and other fruits, the café offers pastas, oven-baked pizzas, and sweets. One of the most popular items on the menu is the omelet rice set - rice covered with a perfectly runny omelet topped with an plum and a demi-glace sauce made with plum jam. The Wakayama punch, which has a candied Nanko plum in it, is also well-reviewed.

    If you would like to experience Italian cuisine in Japan, this restaurant offers authentic dishes with expertly prepared food. A lovely friendly atmosphere and unique sea-view. Charming and a welcome...

  • Tsukinoya Ramen
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Tenma 428
    This popular ramen shop has been featured in a variety of media. Taking a page from the playbooks of popular Japanese restaurants, their ramen's broth and trimmings feature an array of local ingredients. The shop's soy sauce ramen comes recommended. It features broth made of dried niboshi from iwashi sardines, mackerel, and saury blended with Wakayama-made soy sauce and topped with Umedori chashu pork. They have lots of other kinds of ramen to choose from too. These include their Tokuno ramen has a scrumptious broth that's thick as potage, and their Gekko Japanese Style Tonkotsu ramen has a light yet sophisticated flavor. They also have three kinds of tsukemen dipping ramen. You can choose the quantity of the noodles.

    有田川にある人気ラーメン店です。 いつもつけ麺を食べてしまいます。 値段が上がっており、また、麺量の選択肢が減り残念でしたが、美味しいです。

  • Restaurant Anchin
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    3.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Kanemaki 1745-3
    Restaurant Anchin is a traditional Japanese restaurant located along the way from JR Dojoji Station to Dojoji Temple, which is famous for the legend of Kiyohime and Anchin. It offers a full range of the flavors of Wakayama Prefecture, including Sukiyaki Zen of the famous local Kumano beef and kaiseki cuisine (formally arranged dinner) centered on wild longtooth grouper fish. Its banquet room seats up to 200 people, making it a possible venue for funeral meals, year-end parties, and other kinds of occasions. This restaurant also offers plans that give guests the opportunity to pick and eat strawberries or melons to their heart's content at its affiliated farm. Since guests can pick seasonal fruit and flowers throughout the year, this is a good opportunity for experiential learning for children.

    あんちんさんのつりがね饅頭も人気のようです。 目に留まったのは、店頭に並んだ多彩な柑橘類。 和歌山県はみかんの生産地として日本一の生産量を誇ります。 みかん・八朔・ポンカン・甘夏・清見など、どれも収穫仕立てで新鮮。 三宝柑を購入。 甘みと酸味のバランスが良くて、ジューシー。 やはり新鮮だと、ジューシーさが市販のものとは違いますね。

  • Unsui
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Kanemaki 1745-1
    A restaurant situated along the road leading from JR Dojoji Station to the Dojo-ji Temple. Possessing seating for up to 450 diners, the restaurant can accommodate everything from small groups to large parties of up to 150 people. The restaurant’s traditional kaiseki course cuisine is particularly popular and gives diners the chance to savor the seasonal flavors of Wakayama, such as cherry anthias in spring and wild longtooth grouper in winter. The restaurant also sells signature “Tsurigane Manju” sweet buns. A renowned local Wakayama treat, these buns also make great souvenirs. Additionally, the restaurant offers seasonal fruit picking plans throughout the year. The restaurant takes care of all the arrangements, including making reservations, making its tours a great and easy way to create a family memory.

    宴会で行きました。 コース料理でしたが、すき焼きがメインで、前菜やお刺身など、 普通の和食のコースという感じでした。 特に珍しいものはありませんでしたが、一つ一つ丁寧に作られていて、美味しかったです。 個室での宴会でしたが、きれいで雰囲気は良かったです。

  • Ippuku
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 23
    You’ll find this teahouse in the “Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings” in Yuasa Town, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture. It was built in an old residence from around the end of the Edo period to the start of the Meiji period. The nostalgic earthen floor interior is always filled with music and has shelves with nearly 2,000 books. In addition to handmade cakes and Japanese sweets, there’s also homemade curry and rice, udon, and other popular dishes. You can bring in grilled fish and sashimi bought from the Kusuyama shop two doors down. Add them to the “rice set” that features Kinzanji miso and miso soup to create an original set meal.

    My boyfriend and I were in Yuasa for 3 nights, and we came ate here 3 times - that should tell you enough! The atmosphere is wonderful, the music is great, and the owner is a very friendly with...

  • 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.

  • Akadama
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Shimizu 337-7
    A restaurant which has been serving cuisine made with local ingredients since it was established in 1944. The establishment is situated along National Route 480 in the Shimizu neighborhood and is enclosed by the snaking Arida River. To the north, the restaurant looks out on a small mountain which enwraps the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the now-ruined Asekawa Castle. The restaurant’s signature dish is its “Wasabi-zushi”—bite sized salted mackerel wrapped in a wasabi leaf, a Shimizu specialty product. The restaurant’s bento box lunches are also popular for taking along on fishing trips and among tourists exploring the area on foot. The restaurant also offers other highly local dishes like Sansho Wakayama ramen and Kishu duck udon and soba noodles.
  • Hanamitsu (Minabe Store)
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Minabecho Kitado 236
    This longstanding Japanese confectionary company shop is located a short distance north of Minabe Station. Established around 1895, the company has even received an award from the prefectural government given to businesses which have been operating in Wakayama for a century or more. The company is particularly famous for its Kokyu Mikasa, a type of dorayaki pancake sandwich which is very popular and which is stuffed with sweet, high quality Tanba dainagon adzuki beans grown in Tokachi, and a heaping helping of whipped cream mixed with bean paste and honey. The company also offers a seasonal strawberry version in summer and a chestnut one in autumn. Another popular product is the daifuku rice cakes stuffed with Hassaku orange. The shop only normally closes on New Year's Day.
  • Kinkado
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Yuracho Sato 1356
    This longstanding Western confectionary shop was established in 1887 and can be reached by traveling from the Yura Town Office, crossing the Yura Bridge, and taking a left at the second intersection. The shop's products have won awards from government cabinet ministers in national confectionary contests and are also Premier Wakayama-certified. The shop's famous Tengu Chikaramochi cakes consist of individually-wrapped sweet gyuhimochi rice cake which you sandwich between two senbei rice crackers to eat. These exquisite treats, designed to have an incredible texture, are made with choice ingredients and are also renowned amongst tea ceremony masters. The shop also sells seasonal spring and summer flavors, as well. Some of the many other products the shop sells include Kiku Monaka wafer cakes and Orange Cake.
  • Oguraya
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasacho Yuasa 1033-5
    This Japanese confectionary shop has been in business for 75 years. The shop sells Yuasa-inspired Japanese confections created using choice local ingredients. The shop is famous for is Yuasa Shoyu Manju buns, which are made with Yuasa soy sauce and have a delightful, toasty soy sauce flavor.
  • Japanese Sweet Shop Tochiri
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasacho Yuasa 676
    This Japanese confectionary shop is located in Yuasa Town. Even as it preserves tradition, the shop continues to take on the challenge of creating new Japanese confections. The shop takes particular pride in its sweet adzuki bean jam filling, which has a mildly sweet, clean flavor and which is made according to an exacting production method. The shop sells a wide selection of products which are familiar yet novel at the same time, such as the Torayaki, which consists of castella cake crafted via a proprietary method and wrapped around chestnut and adzuki bean paste; the Mikan Bouche, castella sponge cake filled with mikan orange jam; and the Wagashiya-san no Cheesecake, a cheesecake given a Japanese twist by Japanese confectionary artists.
  • Koryori-an Kureha
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Aridagawacho Shimizu 1270-9
    This reservation-only Japanese restaurant is situated on the bank of the Arida River. The restaurant only uses ingredients from Shimizu Town such as edible wild plants, river fish, and mushrooms. The content of the restaurant's signature Tsumikusa Kaiseki course meal vary depending on the season - Biwa trout in spring; sweetfish in summer; and, in autumn and winter, hunter's hotpot made with local chicken, deer, and wild boar. The handmade noodle meal comes with juwari soba noodles made with exclusively with buckwheat flour and no fillers. The restaurant serves a brown rice meal made with the same ancient brown rice variety Taira no Koremori is said to have eaten when he assumed the name Komatsu Yasuke and moved to Kamiyukawa in Shimizu Town.
  • wa dining kiyono
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridashi No 696

    the fact that im looking for the shoyu that they used for the ramen says it all. i usually only order tonkotsu ramen, this gave me a new insight of shoyu ramen~ how a clear soup broth can also have...

  • sakanaryori umihiko
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 1128

    The service was friendly and prompt. While there is no English menu, there are photos to refer to. We had the raw seafood on rice (kaisen don), it was excellent! The prawn was huge and succulent, and...

  • ramen tambo
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Goboushi Yukawachou Takara Sarangban and what a crowd 1F

    和歌山御坊裁判所御坊支所のすぐ西側にあるラーメン店です。交通が不便ですので駐車場があるから車で行くのが良いと思います。ランチタイムは禁煙で、喫煙しない方も利用しやすいです。座席はカウンターとテーブルがありますが、テーブル席に案内されて食事をしました。「醤油らぁめん」をいただきました。具材はバラ肉と鶏胸肉のチャーシュー、メンマ、ネギなどでした。自家製の細めのストレート麺です。鶏ガラと牛骨で取ったスー...

  • Ra men bakumatu
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Goboushi Yukawachou Takara 811-2

    夕方早い時間帯に行ったので駐車場も店内も空いていました。頼んだ豚骨ラーメンは直ぐに出てきて、普通に美味しかったです。食べ終えて、店を出ると、駐車場の車の台数が増えていました。夕方は混むようです。

  • Tonkatsu Ichiban
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Gobo-shi Yukawacho Komatsubara 50-1

    開店前から順番待ちの行列ができると評判と聞いてましたが、実際にその通りでした。ロースカツを頼みました。ちょっと残念だったのが、初めからカツに、ソースがかかっているところですが、評判通り、美味しかったです。

  • BIRDMAN
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Gobo-shi Sono 350-22

    鶏白湯スープが有名なお店です。醤油が塩を選ぶことができます。 初めて食べた瞬間は少し違和感がありましたが、食べ進めるにつれてどんどん美味しく感じるようになっていきました。個人的には麺の硬さや太さを選べるのが高評価です。 少しくせのある味かもしれないので、人によって好き嫌いがあるのではないでしょうか。 人気店で席数も多くないので、お昼時や夜を外して行った方が良いかもしれません。

  • Kisachi
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Yoshihara 1472-2

    清水町で蜜柑の蜂蜜を買おうと花園村経由で走ってきたが、あいにくの定休日で近辺を探すがどこにもなくて、金屋まで降ることにする、そろそろお昼時、貴幸に電話をかけて釜飯を予約する。愛想のいい声が返ってきた。少し遅れて着くと待ち構えてたように扉を開けて出迎えてくれた。アマゴの時期が終わって、たっぷりのあさりが入った釜飯は、セットで食べるとしばらく動けないほどのボリューム。あーうまかった。

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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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