Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Okayama Area

  • Hiruzen Jersey Land
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzennakafukuda 956-222
    A leisure facility located in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture directly operated by the Hiruzen Dairy Farming Agricultural Cooperative, famed for its Jersey cow dairy products. In a pasture area commanding a view of the three peaks of Hiruzen, Jersey cows munch on grass, bathe in the sunlight, and live leisurely lives, and visitors can come enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the Hiruzen Plateau here. At the shop, popular items for purchase include Jersey cow yogurt and roll cakes made with hearty servings of Jersey cow whipped cream. Be sure to try the soft serve ice cream and enjoy the rich, milky flavor! The facility also has a restaurant where you can enjoy Jersey cow steaks and cheese fondue. Entry free.

    We tried cheese fondue here and the cheese was really good, the best Ive found in Japan. I recommend also Jersey milk soft serve - super creamy

  • Hashino Restaurant
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Tsuyamashi Kawasaki 549-9
    Hashino Restaurant is a venerable establishment founded more than 120 years ago in Kawasaki in the city of Tsuyama. It serves teppanyaki grilled foods, udon noodles, and rice dishes. One of the most famous dishes of the Tsuyama area, Horumon Udon, or noodles with organ meats that have been roasted with a secret sauce, is a popular menu item.

    有名店で、昭和の雰囲気を味わえます。まず、そこに驚きました。トイレもなかなか風情があります。 駐車場も数台置けますが、多いとは言えないです。場所はナビで行けますが、駅近ではありません。 料理は鉄板で焼いているのも見れて楽しいです。

  • Chuka Soba Idehara
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Kasaoka-shi Kasaoka 2827
    This ramen shop is in central Sasaoka City, in Okayama prefecture's southwest. This shop, opened in 2004, has only intimate counter seating, and is marked by the large noren curtain across the entrance on the main street. Their menu includes Chuka Soba ramen in regular and large sizes, and rice only. Their clear broth is soy-sauce flavored with rich chicken stock in it. Their noodles are topped with their symbol sliced stewed kashiwa chicken and scallions. Customers can get a regular size at half-off on their birthday!

    近所の銀行などで働く人たちがランチのために行列を作ります。順番を待ってやっとありつく噛み応えのある麺とかしわの濃厚スープは感動もの。値段も手ごろ。

  • Shokudo Kamecchi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kumegunmisakichou Harada 2155 Misaki Town Central Sports Park in Hwangbuku Square
    This restaurant is located inside Misaki Town Central Sports Park in the Harada area of Misaki Town, Kume County. It opened as a specialty raw egg over rice shop because of stories that the local hero Kishida Ginko, who left numerous achievements in many fields such as engaging in the publications of Japan’s first Japanese language newspaper, helped to spread the dish. It offers set meals including rice topped with raw egg, and egg dishes such as omelets.
  • Yuyu
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    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzenshimofukuda 438
    This is a restaurant located on National Route 482 in Hiruzen-shimofukuda, Maniwa City. They serve mainly the Hiruzan Yakisoba (fried noodles), unique to Hiruzen, using chicken meat and a miso sauce, as well as set meals and curry, and udon noodles. In addition, Japanese-style fried chicken which is juicy fried chicken thigh meat cut in to large pieces strongly seasoned, is becoming as popular as Hiruzan Yakisoba.
  • Ebimeshiya (Mannari Shop)
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Mannarinishimachi 2-53
    This veteran western-style restaurant was established in 1966. It's located just east of National Route 180 and the Sasagase River. They are best known for offering the Okayama specialty Ebimeshi. Their Ebimeshi features black rice topped with prawns, and they make it with the same old-fashioned flavor they always have. Other items include Japanese rice omelets with prawns and limited menu only in winter such as Japanese rice omelets with prawns and white sauce, rice gratin with prawns, funameshi rice bowls with minced crucian carp. They also have lots of standard fare like curry and rice, hamburger steaks, and cutlets.

    家族がえびめし食べたいなという一声で訪問することになりました。 このお店に来るのは2回目、前回同様満席で、少し入店待ちしました。 家族が『えびめし』を注文したので私は、『カツカレー』を注文。 期待値は高かったですが、味は標準的な内容でした。 えびめしは相変わらずの美味しさ。ハマる味わいです。

  • Hamashin
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Bizen Hinasecho Hinase 241-30
    A four-minute walk from JR Hinase Station or a 20-minute drive from the Ako Interchange or Bizen Interchange. This restaurant is located west of the station just along National Route 250. Their specialty is charcoal grilled conger eel served over rice, a beloved dish since the owner's grandfather's time, and the fluffy mouthfeel of the conger eel matches perfectly with their secret sauce. They will also ship their cuisine throughout the country. They're known for offering a variety of dishes adorned with the restaurant's name including set meals, rice bowls, and sushi. They also serve meals made with seasonal ingredients such as oysters during the winter months.

    On our way to Okayama, we went to Bizen to have a look of this town. We came to Hamashin to have our lunch which was said has different style of oysters cooking which later we discovered was not...

  • Okonomi Teppanyaki Tama-chan
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Hinasechousougo 1118
    Okonomi Teppanyaki Tama-chan is located along National Route 250 in Sogo, Hinase Town in the city of Bizen and specializes in Okonomiyaki, which is a dish similar to both an omelet and a crepe. Its best-known menu items are Kaki-Oko (oyster okonomiyaki) and Kaki-Negi (okonomiyaki with oysters and green onions), made with the oysters that the Hinase Town is famous for. The menu also features dishes made with seafood such as conger eels and prawns as well as teppanyaki-grilled Okayama Black Wagyu Beef.

    常に長蛇の列ができているイメージのあるこのお店です。 そんなわけで、開店時間のだいぶ前から開店を待っていました。 お店の方いわく、「夏はそんなに込み合いませんよ」とのこと。 空いてる時期もあるんですね。

  • Kurashiki MOMOKO (Kurashiki Main Branch)
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 4-1
    The first floor of this establishment has a souvenir shop with fruit-based gifts, and fresh juice and gelato are available for takeout. The second-floor café features sweets and popular fruit parfaits using seasonal fruit you can eat while looking at the work of Emile Gallé. Kurashiki MOMOKO’s Main Kurashiki Branch offers afternoon tea by reservation. They recommend their gelatin desserts and pudding as gifts. It is about 13 minutes on foot from JR Kurashiki Station.

    店内飲食の待ち時間が3時間ということで、テイクアウトにした。土産店が併設されていたので見物しながら待っていると、失礼な態度で渡し口は外なのでそっちで待つように言われた。37度程の灼熱で20分程待たされた。連日熱中症で人が亡くなっているというニュースが流れる中、店員の対応も日除けも用意していない店舗にも大きな疑問を持つ。そのような店を選んだ我々の自己責任ではあるが、人が店の前で亡くなってからでは遅い...

  • Kogentei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Maniwa-shi Hiruzenkamifukuda 815
    A restaurant located about a five-minute drive from the Hiruzen Interchange on the Yonago Expressway. Here you can enjoy Hiruzen Yakisoba, a local specialty, and a variety of dishes made with Jersey Beef raised right here on the Hiruzen Highlands. Hiruzen Yakisoba is grilled with a secret sauce and mixes a healthy serving of 20 different vegetables topped with a spicy sauce. They've been making the yakisoba the same way, maintaining the same flavor, even since the restaurant first opened.
  • Washuzan Rest House
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Shimotsuitanoura 1-1
    This rest house is located in the Tanoura 1 Chome area of Shimotsui, Kurashiki City. There is a restaurant that offers menu items utilizing the flavors of Setouchi, banquet hall providing menus for groups and traditional seasonal Japanese cuisine, cafe and souvenir shop. In addition, you can see the islands in the Seto Inland Sea and the Seto-ohashi Bridge from the observation deck.

    Take a break in their restaurant or buy some local products in their souvenir shop. Food is average but the view from the restaurant is good. Setting is comfortable though not deluxe.

  • Fukusen Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Shimotsuitanoura 2-8-39
    A three-minute drive from the Kojima Interchange on the Seto Chuo Expressway. This restaurant specializing in sushi and other traditional Japanese cuisine is located near the Shimotsui Fishing Port. The fresh caught seasonal seafood is brought in twice daily from Shimotsui Fishing Port, in the morning and in the afternoon, ensuring that you can always enjoy the freshest seafood. They boast cuisine made with Shimotsui's specialty octopus and we recommend their TakoTako (Octopus) Meal allowing you to enjoy octopus prepared in a variety of ways. Also popular is their specialty Octopus Rice, made with fine cut octopus and lightly seasoned wild plants cooked together, and their Fukusen Meal made with seasonal ingredients.

    何回も お世話になってます。 今日は 牛カツを 頂きました。 美味しかったです。 ご飯は 干し梅のカリカリ と 枝豆の 混ぜご飯も夏らしく 美味しいです。

  • Kurashiki Coffee-kan
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    4.5
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 4-1
    A coffee and bean roasting specialty shopped founded in 1971 standing in the center of the Bikan Historical Quarter. The shop’s popular coffee is made from carefully selected beans which are further sorted in the shop, then carefully roasted and nel drip brewed. In addition to menu standards such as Kilimanjaro, customers can also enjoy daily and seasonal coffees. The shop also sells beans for home use.

    I think this is the world’s most original coffee. Not cheap but their interpretation of a cappuccino delicious. Lovely in the garden out back.

  • Bukkake Furuichi Naka Store
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Achi 2-3-23
    Located just a five-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station. This is the oldest flagship shop in the Furuichi chain of udon noodle restaurants which is famous for Kurashiki's specialty Bukkake Udon. Bukkake Udon is a dish with a gentle mouthfeel yet springy texture to the noodles served in a strong salty-sweet broth. It's a highly recommended standard menu focusing on its four component parts, water, salt, broth, and flour. Also highly recommended is their Kamatama dish which mixes freshly boiled udon noodles with raw egg and shaved dried bonito. The soft and springy texture of the udon mixes with the egg and pairs perfectly with the taste and flavor of their special soy sauce.

    This is not a cozy or romantic restaurant, but a fastfood restaurant with Japanese food. The food is very tasteful and relatively cheap. Very good value for money. Service is fast and friendly. Pay...

  • Ajitsukasa Nomura
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    4.0
    158 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Heiwachou 1-10 Nomura Building 1F
    Located a seven-minute walk from JR Okayama Station is a long-established deep-fried pork cutlet restaurant established in 1931. Their speciality is a pork cutlet on a bed of rice covered with a special demi-glace sauce as well as the normal pork cutlet and rice covered with beaten egg. The restaurant has 2/3 child size and 1/2 grandchild size portions and is recommended to those who want to try a variety of flavors. Some of the menu can be ordered as take out.

    I went there during off-peak hours on Sunday but had to queue for approximately 15 minutes. I was still lucky not to wait so long due to COVID-19 and the lack of tourists. They offer menus in...

  • Kuku
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Honmachi 11-19
    It is a curry restaurant located on the eastern outskirts of the Bikan Historical Quarter. Enjoy vegetable and chickpea curries as well as authentic green curry and keema curry. The lunch set, which includes salad, dessert, and chai with curry, is a popular choice.

    Tasty food, reasonable prices, comfortable atmosphere, friendly service....overall a solid dining experience.

  • Kappo Mamakari
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Omotechou 3-9-2
    "This long-established Japanese restaurant is located approximately a five-minute drive from JR Okayama Station. ""Mamakari,"" which is also the name of the restaurant, is another name for Japanese scaled sardines, and cuisine using the fish is Okayama Prefecture's famous local dish. More than 90% of the fish which the restaurant uses is naturally raised, rice and vegetables that are pesticide-free much as possible, and you can taste delicious seafood dishes prepared without any chemical seasonings. One popular menu item is the lunch course ""Horai"" that is recommended for gatherings such as among friends."

    郷土料理を食べることが出来る店です。比較的安いのにボリュームもあり満足でした。おいしい酒もありました。

  • Korakuen Shikisai
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kourakuen 1-5
    "This restaurant is located approximately an eight-minute drive from JR Okayama Station. Situated on the outer garden of ""Okayama Korakuen,"" one of Japan's three great gardens, you can enjoy Japanese and regional cuisine using plenty of local ingredients from Okayama. They also handle banquets, wedding parties and Buddhist memorial services. Their ""bara sushi"", a specialty of Okayama scattered with rich amounts of seafood and mountain delicacies, is especially recommended. In addition, their ""Hanayaka Gozen"" is a set that includes tempura, a simmered dish and dessert, and is popular with female patrons."

    よく冷えてだしがおいしいでした パンフレットで見たのと同じで友人に早速紹介する予定で友人もきっと行くと思います このようなお店が岡山にたくさんできることを希望します

  • Hamayoshi
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 2-19-30
    "This local restaurant is located approximately a seven-minute walk from JR Kurashiki Station. You can taste delicious, special seafood dishes using freshly caught seafood delivered daily from Shimotsui Fishing Port. An especially recommended item is the ""Omakase Kaiseki"" course that you can enjoy seasonal tastes of Setouchi from sashimi to simmered dishes and desserts using the Okayama specialty ""Mamakari"" (Japanese scaled sardine). Their ""Mamakari Teishoku"" and ""Hamayoshi Teishoku"", lunch menu items that let you taste Okayama seafood, are also popular."

    予約対応有りで、魚介料理は絶品。特にオコゼ刺身の薄造り、肝•皮、唐揚げ、あます事なく堪能しました。 地酒も良く、特に伊佐見の芋焼酎は最高です。 定番の酒類は良心的価格だと思います。 3人だったのですが、料理も良く予算オーバー気味でしたがクレジット決済可能ですので問題ありません。 倉敷市に立ち寄る事があれば、また行きたいと思います。

  • Hakubi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okayama Pref. Nimishi Nishigata 469-1
    "This local restaurant is located approximately a one-minute walk from JR Niimi Station. It is a long-established restaurant founded in 1929 that is often featured in the media and popular with not only local residents but also tourists. Their ""Bicchu Matsuri Sushi"" with whole mackerel sushi is a popular menu item that has kept the same taste since the store's founding. Their sturgeon dishes using fresh caviar, famous as one of the world's top three delicacies, and shabu-shabu hot pot with Japan's oldest cattle breed ""Chiya-gyu"" are also recommended."

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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