Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Irori Sanzoku Kuga Restaurant
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    4.0
    241 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Kugamachi 1380-1

    This is kind of like a family-friendly museum-tourist-trap traditional Japanese foods. Excellent happy service, food OK, but nothing to write home about. The yakitori on a bamboo stick- take the...

  • Ganso Kawara Soba Takase
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    4.0
    150 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Toyourachoukawatana 5437
    Ganso Kawara Soba Takase is a restaurant in Toyoura district, Shimonoseki City that is reputed to have been the first restaurant to serve Kawara Soba (Soba noodles served on a heated Kawara tile). Kawara Soba was originally developed by Takase Shinichi (the first-generation owner), inspired by the story that, during the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, hungry solders heated Kawara tiles to cook wild grasses and meat; this dish has subsequently become very popular. The restaurant's Unameshi (steamed rice with eel), made using domestically-produced eel, is also very popular.

    川棚温泉駅から県道40号を東方向へ道なりに行くと、交差点に急に「たかせ」の看板が溢れるので分かるかと思います。 お店の外観は古い日本家屋らしく、趣があります。 今回は初来店ということなので、迷わず本館へ行きましたが、周辺には3店舗ほど系列店がありますので、混雑時は他の店舗もあります。 お店の入り口までは、少し距離がありますが、何とも言えない風情があります。女性の仲居さんがお出迎えてくれて、丁寧...

  • Restaurant Irori Sanzoku, Nishiki Branch
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Nishikimachiono Side display 889
    "This restaurant is located along Hoji Pass (National Route 187) in Ono, Nishikimachi, Iwakuni City. Their specialties include their sanzokuyaki (""bandit-style"" char-grilled chicken legs), sanzoku musubi (""bandit-style"" rice balls), and sanzoku udon (""bandit-style"" udon noodles). Other offerings include char-grilled Sumeragi beef as well as dishes featuring river fish such as masu salmon and sweetfish. The restaurant also a cafe menu including coffee and sweets. Its building features a motif based on Yamagata Prefecture's kabutozukuri taso minka (multi-level folk homes with helmet-shaped gables). The restaurant offers a variety of seating options available including counter seating around a traditional Japanese sunken hearth, horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu), and private rooms. There is also an adjacent souvenir shop."

    We always love stopping at this Sanzoku on our way to Tsuwano. The lanterns on the ceiling are pretty and the food is always good. We also love that they have regular tables since both of my...

  • Yoshi
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Shimonoseki-shi Karatocho 5-50
    An eatery on the second floor of the Karato Market on National Route 9 in Karato-cho, Shimonoseki City. The popular restaurant offers fare made with fresh seafood from Shimonoseki. Items on the menu include a heaping seasonal seafood rice bowl, their Nama Uni meal set with a whole plate of fresh sea urchin, and their Yoshi Teishoku meal set with deep fried prawn, deep-fried pufferfish, and sashimi all served together.

    This canteen was located on the second floor of the fish market Karato market in Shimonoseki city. We arrived the market at 11:40 am but there was long queue in front of the canteen. We waited for...

  • Musashi
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    3.5
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Yokoyama 2-1-23
    A restaurant located at the foot of Kintai Bridge in 2 Chome, Yokoyama, Iwakuni City. They serve local fare such as Iwakuni-zushi as well as a variety of dishes like udon noodles, soba noodles, curry, and natural local sweetfish grilled with salt. Their soft serve ice cream is a local favorite; as many as 100 different types are available, from classics like vanilla and matcha green tea to unique varieties like fruit, vegetable, and mentaiko fish roe flavors.

    Having ice cream at Musashi is part of the Kintai Bridge experience. After crossing the bridge reward yourself with an ice cream! There are three ice cream places in this square, but Musashi tends to...

  • Fuku no Kawaku (Karato Restaurant)
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Karatochou 5-1
    This puffer-fish restaurant is in Shimonoseki. Their signature dish, the Puffer-fish Rice bowl, a bowl of rice with raw puffer-fish and slices of puffer-fish outer skin and green onion, is popular not just with tourists but with the locals as well. Based around the motto of Cheap and Delicious, they also serve dishes such as puffer-fish tempura over udon noodles or Donburi (a bowl of rice with ingredients on top) and fried chicken.

    Restaurants in the neighbouring Kamon Wharf should be for tourists and the pricing there seems somehwat expensive. This Kawaku does not look pretty and guests had to buy tickets at the vending...

  • Hirasei
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Iwakuni 1-2-3
    A long-standing Japanese restaurant said to have been established in 1858 standing at the foot of the Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Situated in a location with an excellent view of the bridge, this popular restaurant becomes swamped with reservations particularly during the cherry blossom season. Hirasei serves highly seasonal gozen meals and kaiseki course cuisine with a focus on local dishes such as colorful Iwakuni sushi and ohira (vegetables in a clear broth). The restaurant’s courses made with seasonal limited ingredients such as ayu, matsutake mushrooms, and fugu.

    Exquisitely prepared Kaiseki fare almost too beautiful to eat. However, the bursts of flavors kept us eating through eat dish. The view of the Kintaikyo bridge and the bonfires reflected in the...

  • Heikejaya Fugu and Japanese Cuisine
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Mimosusogawachou 1-1
    A Japanese restaurant in Shimonoseki City. Come try Japanese cuisine that uses Shimonoseki’s specialties: puffer-fish in the winter and live squid in the summer. The puffer-fish is carefully prepared and served as sashimi with nice texture or in a puffer-fish hot-pot. The mouthfeel and sweetness of the squid is a delight to the senses and is prepared in a variety of ways including raw sashimi, shumai dumplings, and fried tempura.

    格調高く高級な雰囲気が漂っており、ちょっと贅沢な気分に浸れる日本料理店です。関門海峡を見渡せるオーシャンビューの個室でランチを楽しみました。ふぐ料理は1万円超のメニューもありますが、ランチは3千円ほどで味も見栄えも良かったです。。

  • Hamaryori Gangan
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki Tohoku Front Obata 4160 - 61 Road Station Hagi Shimamachi and
    Hamaryori Gangan is a seafood restaurant located in the Hagi Seamart roadside station on Prefectural Route 67 in the Chinto district of Hagi City. The restaurant serves delicious cuisine made using fresh fish and seafood from Hagi Bay and locally-grown vegetables, etc. Hamaryori Gangan’s “Katte Gozen” service also allows visitors to bring fish they have purchased in the market at Hagi Seamart and have it cooked the way they prefer in the restaurant.

    This restaurant is one of only 2, maybe 3 restaurants located within the small & quiet Hagi seaside market (building). The menu displayed outside looked interesting & prices seemed quite reasonable...

  • Mihorido Main Shop
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi Sta. Dori 1-5-10
    "This Japanese confectionery shop was founded in 1927. Just a short walk from Yamaguchi Station, it continues to make the traditional confectionery ""Yamaguchi Uiro"" that dates back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The beautiful pale violet and the peculiar texture reminiscent of the calm ancient capital of Yamaguchi give it an elegant taste that has not changed even now since ancient times. The most popular product is ""Shirouiro,"" which is addictive with its gentle sweetness and refreshing elegance. It sells ""Kurouiro"" kneaded with Okinawan brown sugar, ""Matcha Uiro"" kneaded with matcha green tea from Kyoto, and ""Hina Uiro"" associated with hishi-mochi of the Doll's Festival and shaped like a diamond."

    「山口外郎」老舗の本店での購入ではありませんでしたが、瑠璃光寺前(香山支店)で外郎の幟を見て入店しました。ういろうと言えば名古屋が有名ですが、山口名物とは全く知らず試食してビックリ、名古屋のういろうは、もちもち感ですが、山口外郎はみずみずしく、プルンとした食感で甘すぎず、上品な味でもっともっと食べたくなるような美味しさでした。 土産用に購入しましたが、もっと買ってくれば良かったと後悔しております...

  • Garden Cafe Hotoritei
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamikatakawamachi 62
    Hotoritei is a cafe where visitors can drink tea or enjoy a meal surrounded by a beautiful traditional Japanese rock garden. The cafe is situated in an old mansion within extensive grounds (covering approximately 2,640 square meters), creating an atmosphere that is not only luxurious and elegant but also calm and relaxing. The superb food served at Hotoritei makes extensive use of fresh local ingredients from Yamaguchi Prefecture, including fish caught nearby off the coast of Hagi.

    雰囲気は申し分なし。 ランチが物足りなかったので、デザートを求めてお茶しに来ました。 かき氷を食べましたが、なかなかの食べ応え。 周りで食されているランチもなかなか美味しそうでしたので、次はランチで来たいと思いました。

  • Le Ceiba
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi 92
    This cafe is in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Come enjoy their vegetable focused lunches in their warm wooden interior. Come get your fill of fresh seasonal flavors with their meals that are loaded with local organically farmed vegetables. Their lunch meals come with miso soup and are popular with both locals and tourists alike.

    Absolutely great night - this is a unique environment full of books and CDs and clutter, so untypical of Japan - the food is served, cooked and created by one man and it is soooo good. He spent some...

  • Nishikikaro
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Iwakuni-shi Sekido 1-109
    "A souvenir shop and restaurant serving local cuisine and on Prefectural Route 1 in 1 Chome, Sekido, Iwakuni City. While gazing out at the Nishiki River, you can dine on Japanese style gozen meal sets featuring Iwakuni-zushi. The on-site cafe offers sweets such as their Kintai Gokyo Baumkuchen cake and light fare. They also sell souvenirs like folk crafts, Yamaguchi produced sake, and ""hasumochi,"" an Iwakuni specialty sweet with dough made with lotus root."

    近隣の所蔵と、生協とともに春の催しを共同開催していました。お買い物によるスタンプラリーをしていたため、立ち寄ってみました。 一般的な、お土産もの屋さんと飲食のスペースがあり、お土産などを購入するのには良いと思います。

  • Chiyo
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Imafuruhagimachi 20-4
    A traditional multi course Japanese dinner Kaiseki restaurant in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, which offers cuisine with fresh seasonal seafood caught off the cost of Hagi. Enjoy carefully selected ingredients such as tilefish, Hagi sword-tip squid and sea urchin, that are crafted into dishes to bring out their unique flavors. The menu has horse mackerel and squid sashimi as well as seasonal sea urchin seafood rice bowl full of sea urchin.

    8800円の甘鯛コースをいただきました。 食べたことのなかった甘鯛づくし。甘みがあり柔らかくてとても美味しかったです!特にお刺身と一夜干し、唐揚げが美味でした。 個室でゆっくりと堪能でき満足でした。対応もとても良かったです。

  • Kotokoto
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 2-32
    Kotokoto is a cafe and gallery located in Gofuku Town, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture and run from an historic old town house. Inside is a relaxing space decorated in an old fashioned Japanese style with Nordic chairs. Guests can enjoy a cafe menu such as marmalade toast with lots of homemade marmalade while gazing over the serene inner garden. For lunch, the curry made with vegetables from Hagi is also popular. The gallery sells Hagi-yaki pottery, towels and accessories among other things.

    You can have a coffee at this cafe and look at the small zen garden - very relaxing. Also the store is full of fabulous items - amazing carpets from Turkey, a great clothing range, cosy slippers...

  • Cafe restaurant SERIKA
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Kumage-gun Kaminosekicho Nagashima 619-3
    A cafe and restaurant you can identify by its wrought iron sign. Guests enjoy seasonal seafood procured daily by the owner. Their juicy hamburger steaks that come as a set with handmade side dishes are popular. They have an ample kids' menu too with smaller versions of udon noodles and sashimi, as well as a kids' plate with fried shrimp and a dessert. The inviting wooden interior has a Denmark-made wood stove. On clear days you can see as far as Shikoku's Cape Sada from the deck seating.

    少しわかりにくい場所ですが、眺めがよく料理も美味しいです。 店員の女性は、愛想のよい人とそうでない人がいます。 客層は年配から若い人まで楽しんで食事をされてました。

  • Gankoan
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Emukai 587
    Gankoan is a soba noodles restaurant located just north of Hagi City Chuo Park in the Emukai district of Hagi City. It serves hand-made soba noodles, which are made by grinding domestically-produced buckwheat flour in a stone mortar. The noodles are served in Hagi-yaki potteries; Kogoro Soba, which is served in a selection of different Hagi-yaki bowls, is especially popular.

    明倫学舎から城下町に向かっている道中に発見し、店名にそそられて入ってみました 宮澤りえさん他、釣りバカの面々も来られたようです 二八もありましたが十割が食べたかったので、名物の黒かしわのざるそばにしました 最初は塩で食べてくださいと言われましたが、言われなくても、まずは香りを嗅いで、そばつゆだけを味見して、そばだけで食べて、塩で食べて、わさ美だけつけて食べて、最後にそばつゆで食べるという、一...

  • Kimono Style Café
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 2-39
    Kimono Style Café is located opposite the former residence of 19th-century statesman Kido Takayoshi, in 2 Chome, Gofuku Town, Hagi City. The Café's menu includes coffee, green tea, desserts and local sakes etc., all served on or in Hagi-yaki potteries. Kimono and yukata (informal cotton kimono worn in summer) rental service is also available; the rental charge includes assistance in putting the kimono or yukata on. Customers who pay for kimono or yukata rental can enjoy a free first drink (excluding alcoholic beverages), along with special discounts on the traditional Japanese craft products and Hagi-yaki potteries sold in the Café.

    The cafe itself residing in an old samurai house, it is located in the historic part of town close to the old samurai and merchant quarters, and is therefore a good choice for a break among...

  • Japanese Restaurant Nakamura
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Hijiwara 394
    This Japanese-style restaurant offers authentic Hagi flavors with lots of fresh seafood. Their popular Unidon (sea urchin rice bowl) uses a full tray of urchin for a decadent, filling treat. The price can slightly change depending on the season, but the rich flavor of Hagi's sea urchin is always a delight. The Nakamura Teishoku set meal features loads of local fish served as sashimi, or fried, and with chawanmushi savory custard, and akadashi miso soup.

    料理の質は期待通り、店の雰囲気は期待以上だったが、料理の割りには高く感じた。特に刺身が割高かもしれません。

  • Waraji
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Gofukumachi 1-4
    This restaurant is near Kikuya Yokocho, the old castle town of Hagi. The shop is outfitted with raised tatami floor seats and counter seating, and offers cuisine made with local ingredients. The Unidon Teishoku meal set features a rice bowl topped with loads of fresh Hagi-caught sea urchin with sides of local seasonal vegetable dishes, and is popular for its hefty volume. Their Sansai no Kamameshi Teishoku meal set features local rice cooked in clean spring water with sea urchin, turban snails, chicken, and mountain herbs. The udon is light and refreshing, finished with slices of local natsumikan summer citrus, making it perfect for a quick bite during your castle town stroll. With advance reservations you can also try home-style dishes like Itokoni (chilled clear soup containing shiratama-dango sticky rice flour dumplings and azuki beans), and Noppe Jiru country stew made with vegetables and chicken.

    萩城城下町を散策中に立ち寄りました。山口県の特産品、夏みかんのソフトクリームです。1月下旬ということで近辺では夏みかんの実がたわわに実っていました。

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Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes - the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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