Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Tottori Area

  • Ajidokoro Misa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Kyomachi 6
    This Japanese restaurant, a seven-minute walk from JR Sakaiminato Station, serves choice seafood cuisine made with select ingredients. Here customers can savor the tastes of red snow crab, champagne crab, blackthroat seaperch, and other extravagant seafood varieties shipped straight from Sakaiminato Fishing Port. The head chef never serves crab he isn't satisfied with, and customers love the restaurant's system which allows you to enjoy your crab either grilled over a charcoal fire or served hotpot style. You can reserve the number of crabs you intend to eat and freely choose any combination of how you would like them prepared, including crab sashimi, grilled crab, and crab sukiyaki. In addition to course meals, the restaurant offers a full array of a la carte choices.
  • Sabo Kuraya (Inside Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Okasora Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 131
    This Japanese-style cafe a three-minute walk from JR Sakaiminato Station is located inside the longstanding Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery. The cafe's menu is filled with unique, sake brewery-inspired and influenced selections, including coffee brewed with the same water the brewery uses to make its sakes, baumkuchens made with koji sweet fermented rice drink, and shochu castella cakes. The menu also includes drinks made in the brewery, such as additive-free and mildly sweet fermented rice drink, and refreshingly clean-tasting daiginjo sake. Customers rave that the cafe's soft-serve ice cream is a real treat for adults; the rich, flavorful ice cream is topped with your choice of daiginjo sake, ume plum liqueur, yuzu citrus liqueur, or sweet potato shochu.
  • Sawai Coffee Factory Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Takenouchidanchi 278-6
    This is the headquarters and factory location of Sawai Coffee, a coffee and tea cafe chain established in 1982. The cute and distinctive exterior resembles a Greek temple; inside, customers can enjoy black teas and coffees with mild flavors that make them easy to drink even without adding sugar. The interior is spacious and brightly lit and, in addition to selling coffee beans, the establishment serves a full array of foods perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or tea. The establishment's brunch menu includes a croissant sandwich and salad combo, while the surprisingly filling afternoon tea combo comes with slice of original cake and a scone. The establishment is a favorite destination for tourists and locals of all ages.
  • Bukkontei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Takenouchicho 3659-5
    This Japanese restaurant can be identified by its distinctive crab sign, which is visible from National Route 431. The restaurant serves crab, which the area boasts the largest catches of out of anywhere in Japan; as well as a variety of other seafood. The restaurant's exquisite and hearty seafood rice bowls are topped with so many huge pieces of sashimi, you can't even see the rice underneath. Limited to just ten customers a day, on many weekend days they almost instantly sell out. The restaurant's fish, caught locally, is extremely fresh, and customers rave that here you can truly savor its innate flavor.
  • Gyogyotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Nyusencho 43
    This Japanese seafood restaurant faces the Sakai Channel. The restaurant's vaunted cuisine is made exclusively using wild seafood from Sakaiminato and the San'in region. All of the shop's seafood is stocked fresh each morning, and everything, from cheap yet popular varieties to high class seafood, is carefully selected by the owner and fishmongers. Each piece which makes up the restaurant's popular sashimi assortment is cut thick, resulting in a delightfully satisfying texture for diners. Single-serving cups filled with local sakes from across the country are on display above the counter, and customers can also have fun finding the sake they feel best pairs with their seafood. The restaurant also offers a full array of lunch options, including a mackerel meal, tempura meal, and roast beef rice bowl and, in addition to being a fun destination for families and groups, the restaurant is also a great place where a lone diner can feel comfortable.
  • Ishitani Seikado
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Kurayoshi-shi Saiwaicho 459-1
    This longstanding Japanese confectionary shop was established in 1880. Inside a clean-looking establishment, the shop makes and sells Utsubuki Koen Dango dumplings, one of Kurayoshi City's most well-known confections. The dumplings are made with local refined rice flour and come in three colors/flavors: white white otebo bean paste, red azuki bean paste, and matcha green tea paste. In spite of their plain and simple appearance, these traditional treats have a rich flavor and are also made without the use of any additives whatsoever. The dumplings only keep for three days; meanwhile the shop's Oshidori no Chigiri, a dried confection created out of a desire to add a longer-lasting dried confection to the shop's lineup, are also popular. Customers can enjoy the shop's confections along with a cup of tea in the in-shop cafe space.
  • Tsuneten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Tottori-shi Sakaemachi 230
    This sushi restaurant and ryokan inn is located in the heart of downtown Tottori City. The restaurant has been making its sushi rice using a traditional hagama pot since it was first established in 1934. The restaurant's traditional sushi rice is fluffy and modestly sour, and customers rave that it further enhances the flavor of the establishment's fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan. During lunch, the restaurant's popular and colorful chirashi sushi is reasonably priced and comes with soup. Only available to 20 customers a day, on weekends and when events are being held nearby, it sells out fast. In winter, the establishment offers a popular lodging plan which includes nabe hotpot made with champagne crab, a wintertime tradition in Tottori.
  • Kani Tairiku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Tottori-shi Karocho Nishi 3-13-7
    This crab cuisine restaurant is located close the Tottori Port. Here you can enjoy fresh seafood chosen by the discerning eye of an experienced fish monger at the Tottori Port. The Aranami Kaiseki course meal is particularly popular as it gives you the chance to enjoy a wide selection of the restaurant's delicious cuisine in one sitting, and comes with an appetizer, seafood savory egg custard, sashimi, fish simmered in soy sauce, and an deep-fried dish. The Tairiku Bento is a daily lunch special which comes with a grilled or simmered fish dish; as its content varies daily, many of the restaurant's regulars order it practically every day. Another well-reviewed choice, only available from November to March, is the Takumi champagne crab kaiseki full course meal, which allows diners to fully savor the champagne crab that is a wintertime tradition in Tottori.
  • Matsuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Tottori-shi Yoshikata Onsen 4-432
    This yakiniku grilled meat and offal restaurant is located an eight-minute drive from Tottori Station. The establishment exudes an old-timey atmosphere; inside, customers can enjoy horu soba, one of Tottori's favorite comfort foods. Horu soba has been a favorite in the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture for half a century and consists of fried noodles made with beef offal. The origins of the dish are said to date back to around 1960 when vegetables, miso sauce, and offal were fried together and added to Chinese noodles. In this restaurant, customers can add as much sauce as they like to the noodles cooking on the griddle in front of them, making it possible to make your noodles as strongly or lightly flavored as you like. Customers rave that once you experience the merger of plump offal with chewy noodles, you'll be hooked.
  • Shikano Soba Dojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tottori Tottori-shi Shikanocho Shikano 2448-9
    About 30 minutes by car from Hawai Onsen, this soba making workshop is adjacent to the Shikano Omoshiro Market with its specialty products and crafts. They serve soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour in a warm and inviting wooden shop. Of course, they make the fragrant noodles with Shikano-cho's own buckwheat flour. They use Yamato yam (a high-grade variety) as a binding agent, along with spring water pumped directly from underground. They hold soba making workshops year-round that are open to everyone, including individuals. The freshly prepared and cooked soba is superbly tasty. You can take the leftover soba home.
  • Terifuriya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Tohaku-gun Misasacho Misasa 901-5
    A shop on Onsen Hondori Street about 20 minutes by car from Kurayoshi Station on the JR San-in Main Line that sells dagashi candies and handmade accessories. The old-school sweets bring back a feeling of childhood and are perfect for a walk around Misasa. The old-fashioned shop facing the Mitoku River is popular with local kids, grown-ups, and tourists alike. There are also Japanese inns, a museum, and a variety store in the area, giving it the retro feel of a real hot spring town.
  • Restaurant Carrie Lee Kaike Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Yonago-shi Kaike Onsen 1-11-20
    A cafe and restaurant about 15 minutes by car from Higashiyama Koen Station. Look for its curved roof. It offers a range of cuisines and items like homemade curry, spaghetti, meal sets, and homemade ramen noodles. The spacious American style interior consists of a number of levels. The walls are decorated with guitars and record album covers. Everything on the menu comes in relatively hearty portions, so it's a great place to eat if you're really hungry or want to share with your family.
  • Sawai Coffee R431 Restaurant
    Tottori Yonago-shi Shinkai 7-2-2
    "A branch of Sawai Coffee & Tea, which has several shops in the prefecture and Tokyo. Located on national Route 431, they sell healthy, safe, and reliably good coffee and black tea. Look for the shop's red awnings. Their mild coffee is very palatable even without sugar. Since their inception, the company has been developing their healthy ""alkali drink"" that brings out coffee's inherent sweetness and flavor. A tea instructor from the Japan Tea Association is based at the shop, ensuring that only carefully selected tea leaves are provided."
  • Sushi Benkei Doshomachi Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Yonago-shi Doshomachi 4-137-1
    A conveyor belt sushi restaurant on National Route 181 about seven minutes by car from Yonago Station. They serve outstandingly fresh sushi that outdoes similar venues. The shop uses rice harvested from the local San'in area, believing that 60% of sushi's flavor comes from the rice. They regularly taste test their products, always careful to maintain the same high standards. Fresh seafood is cut just before being pressed together with the rice, delivering its delectable flavor every time. The shop's interior has a cozy atmosphere with warm lighting and is the ideal place for friends and family to enjoy themselves.
  • Zengoro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Yonago-shi Hotsushojimachi 22
    A facility whose white walls and red tiles give it a historic feel. It's about a ten-minute walk from Yonago Station. A restaurant, store, and more occupy the two-floor storehouse built in 1891. It's on what used to be the outer moat of Yonago Castle and preserves vestiges of that era. Sanrengura is a national Registered Tangible Cultural Property with lacquerware, rice, ceramic, and general storehouses. Traditional architectural techniques and design are found throughout, in elements such as the splendid roof truss, thick pine planks, and heavy plastered doors.
  • Washoku Izakaya shunmon Rice shop Ko Honten
    82 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Meijichou 154 - 1 front parking building 1F

    I went there with my co-worker after work. Heve never came to San-in area, so he was looking forward to going to the restaurant in Tottori Prefecture. I heard that Syunmon is one of the most famous...

  • Gyosantei
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Nakanochou 3297

    This is a well-known seafood restaurant in Sakaiminato. It is located away from the centre of the city and not quite reachable on foot or by public transit. You really have to be driving to visit...

  • Taiki
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Fukubechouyuyama 2164-449

    Our bowls are filled with fresh sashimi. Very yummy and cheap. It’s worth it to try. We ordered 3 bowls of 豪華丼 and 1 bowl of 三文魚子丼.

  • Takumi Cooking
    74 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tottori Tottori-shi Sakaemachi 653

    So we went to this restaurant because we heard it was where shabu shabu was invented. But we didnt eat shabu shabu because it simply wasnt the right season (it was 35 degrees out there), and we had...

  • Kaba Maikokukotaminaruten
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yoneko Airport terminal building 2F, 1634, Sainokamicho, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori, 684-0055

    This is a very small airport. The most attractive view is the signature icon of Kitaro at the airport. You must take a photo.

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Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region’s highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.

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