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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Yamaguchi Area

  • Le Ceiba
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    4.5
    10 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.

    My husband and I were in Hagi for a few nights on business and so glad we tried this little gem of a place! The owner/chef/server is hustling hard to prepare meals that are veggie-centric and very...

  • Meet the Dolphins (Iruka no Mieru) Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Prefecture Shimonoseki City Ikkaport 6-1 Yokohikan
    At this restaurant located inside the Kaikyokan Aquarium in Shimonoseki City, you can enjoy a meal while watching dolphins at play. A ticket to the aquarium is not required to enter the restaurant. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. they offer a lunchtime menu while from 3 p.m. onwards they offer a la carte dishes including pizza and spaghetti. Feel free to take pictures of the dolphins.
  • Chiyo
    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.
  • Fukunoseki (Kamonwharf Branch)
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Karatochou 6-11F
    A puffer-fish restaurant in Shimonoseki City is located inside a mall, Kamonwharf, which is next to Karato Marketplace and Shimonoseki Aquarium, Kaikyokan. Try fresh Japanese produce focusing on puffer-fish and whale. Enjoy a variety of Shimonoseki flavors in sashimi, rice bowl and tempura dishes.

    唐戸市場内の食堂は観光客でどこも満席ですのでカモンワーフのこの店に行きました。前回は「とらふくフルコース」をいただきました。コースの内容は白子豆腐、とらふく刺身(大)、ふく唐揚げ、とらふくちり、ふく雑炊、ふく皮サラダなどで8千円余りだったと思います。かなりリーズナブルな価格でした。今回は昼を過ぎての訪問でしたので簡単なふく料理にしました。「ふく天丼」をいただきました。ご飯は大盛にもできますが、夕食...

  • Fuku no Kawaku (Karato Restaurant)
    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.
  • Tentoteya Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Houfushi Matsuzakichou 2-5 Hofuten Tenmangu Shrine Omotesando
    "This is a cafe in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, located on the road approaching the ""Hofu Tenmangu Shrine"". The cafe has a modern Japanese-style appearance and visitors can enjoy a Japanese-style lunch. Japanese style sweets such as matcha green tea and black sesame pudding, fukuume zenzai red bean desserts etc. The cafe also sells Japanese sundries."
  • Hagitsubaki
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 1068-3
    "This Japanese-style confectionery shop, located about a 15-minute walk from Higashi Hagi Station on the JR Sanin Line, offers a variety of traditionally made sweets. The roll cake ""Akamai Maki"", made using local produce, and the ""Hagi Komichi"" baked goods, are popular. There is also a cafe space in the shop with a Japanese atmosphere, and many people visit from afar."
  • Coffee Kura
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamikatakawamachi 56
    "This cafe, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is famous for its ""Bakumatsu Bread"" and visitors can taste bread made using recipes of the Tokugawa Shogunate. As well as handmade cake and bread, there is also a restaurant with a homely feel, where you can enjoy refreshments such as omelet and rice or curry. Many people visit while sightseeing to enjoy a leisurely meal."

    萩の町並みに見とれて歩いていたら結構疲れてしまいました。博物館からの帰りに見つけたのがこのお店です。外観は蔵風のカフェで、内装は洋風のかわいい感じ。奥様たちが歓談していました。観光客向けの店なのかどうか分りませんでしたが、とりあえずコーヒーを注文。丁寧に落したコーヒーは疲れた体を癒してくれる至福の一杯です。カップも綺麗で、美味いコーヒーでした。

  • Cafe Shduki-Saryou
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    2.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 1-12
    This is a cafe in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, where you can enjoy original coffee blended and roasted in the cafe, using carefully selected beans. The cafe is also a perfect blend of Japanese and Western style. The terrace overlooks Mt. Shizuki and the nature of Hagi. In the cafe events are held such as jazz concerts and a gallery of Hagiyaki pottery.

    おいさん、あなた、愛想をどこに捨ててきたの。 まず、そこだよ。愛想がないにしても、印象のいい人、悪い人あるけど、後者だよ。 あと、10食限定のランチ。 1000円で安いけどさ 「仕出しがこれなら嬉しいかなあ。」 なんて思っちゃったよ。 惣菜も、「お弁当に便利な、6種のあれかな?」なんて失礼かも知れないけれども、しれないけれども…。 ハンバーグも…。煮込みだっていうから…、ふわふわな感じを期待した...

  • Heikejaya Fugu and Japanese Cuisine
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    4.0
    25 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.

    下関といえばふぐですが、開門海峡沿いで関門大橋の直下でふぐを食せる店が平家茶屋です。ふぐはもちろん瓦そばも有名で、大橋の夜景を見ながら個室で食事をするので、ゆっくりできます。ネットで予約ができるので暇があればまた行きたい店です。

  • Shiokazenosato Tsunoshima
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Houhokuchoutsunoshima 853-4
    This restaurant is in Shimonoseki City. Along with meals made from locally caught seafood and harvested mountain plants, they also sell local products and vegetables. Along with its open build which allows you to look out over the Sea of Japan from the restaurant, the shop is characterized by its exposed wood beam ceiling. The restrooms are open all 24 hours.
  • Garden Cafe Hotoritei
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    4.0
    9 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.

    古民家カフェというほど古くはない一般住宅を改装した感じのカフェです。お庭がきれいです。お座敷は座卓&座布団、洋室はテーブル&椅子です。ランチもお手頃です。駐車場あり。休日のお昼は混むので、予約した方がいいです。

  • Hagi Shinkai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hijiwara 370-71
    Hagi Shinkai is a restaurant next to Hagi Bridge specializing in Fugu (Pufferfish) and fresh fish from the restaurant’s own fish-tanks; the restaurant building, which resembles a white lighthouse, is very distinctive. Inside, the restaurant has the finest fish-tanks in Yamaguchi Prefecture, with squid, stonefish, flounder and other local fish species swimming around vigorously. Hagi Shinkai is famous for its squid dishes (made using squid from the restaurant’s own tanks), which have an exquisite flavor that permeates every mouthful; for these dishes, the squid is ultra-fresh, not being taken out of the tank until immediately before the dish is prepared. The Fugu (Pufferfish) set meal, which is available in the winter months, and the flounder set meal available in the summer months, need to be booked in advance.
  • Nagayamon Coffee (Café Tikal)
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hijiwara 298-1
    Nagayamon Coffee (Café Tikal) is a café located around 10 minutes’ walk from Higashi-Hagi Station. The café is situated inside the Kogawa-ke Nagayamon, a Tangible Cultural Property (a “nagayamon” is a long building with a gate through it). The café roasts its own coffee beans, and usually has more than 20 different varieties of bean to choose from; coffee is made to order using the drip process with painstaking attention to detail, ensuring a superb fragrance and taste. This secluded Western-style café is very popular with both local regulars and tourists.

    A traditional Japanese style cafe in Hagi. The route of going to there from the train station already let you view the local houses and roads, yay, those traditional Japanese ones which we saw in...

  • Ganso Kawara Soba Takase
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    4.0
    128 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.

    瓦そばは下関の有名な郷土料理です。瓦蕎麦の特徴は瓦に乗った緑の蕎麦です。かなり熱いので注意が必要です?

  • Hirasei
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    4.0
    31 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.

    Stopped here for Lunch when we saw a large group of locals coming out. Order one if the days special.from the Japanese menu at ¥2200. Good value.

  • Kotokoto
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    4.0
    10 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...

  • Gankoan
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    3.5
    9 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.

    萩の城下町に行った時に、立ち寄ってみました。古い民家を店舗にしたお店で、手作り感満載のお蕎麦屋さんです。 お昼に伺いましたが、出て来るまでに結構、時間が掛かりました。観光旅行などで、時間の余裕の無い方は気をつけた方が良いと思います。

  • Kimono Style Café
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    4.0
    8 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...

  • Hamaryori Gangan
    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.

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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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