Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Ehime Area

  • Dogo Beer Brewery Restaurant
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    4.0
    249 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 20-13
    Located opposite the Dogo Onsen Honkan hot springs hotel, the Dogo Beer Brewery Restaurant is a beerhall where patrons can enjoy Dogo Beer delivered directly from local brewery Minakuchi Shuzo. There are also a wide range of local specialty dishes to enjoy, including senzanki (fried chicken made using the local Iyo chicken breed). Tourists often drop in on their way back from visiting the hot springs, and it is common to see patrons wearing yukata. A wide variety of other meal options are available, including o-zen (trays with several different small dishes of food) and tai-meshi (rice with minced sea-bream); the lunch menu is also very popular.

    I was in Dogo Onsen for a family/group tour and was staying a few streets down. Originally, I planned just a quick pit stop at Bakushukan but the atmosphere, drinks, and eats kept me for the entire...

  • Oidenka Dogo Restaurant
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 13-23
    This restaurant, directly supplied by a fishmonger, is located very near to the Dogo Onsen Honkan in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture and is recognizable by its cute mural of tanuki racoon dogs. All tables inside are sunken kotatsu (heated tables) and there is a calm atmosphere. The local cuisine using seasonal seafood from the Seto Inland Sea is popular; it includes the Uwajima-style sea bream rice, a local specialty. Popular dishes are the local cuisine set lunch which has limited availability of carefully-selected, reasonably-priced seafood and the kamameshi rice pot set.

    ★This restaurant has English Menu by tablet. ★It costs about $30 at night. I was recommended here by a hotels staff. I heard that a fish dealer was operating this restaurant. So, I was looking...

  • Kotori
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minatomachi 3-7-2
    This long-standing store in the heart of Matsuyama, Shikoku's largest city, offers Nabeyaki-Udon (hot-pot udon noodle soup), a local soul food. They use small dried sardines from nearby Iyo-Nada Strait and top-class kombu kelp from Rishiri, Hokkaido, to make the carefully guarded flavor of their secret broth which has remained the same ever since their opening in 1949. Their carefully made noodles are permeated with the flavor of their broth before being added to the broth in another pot where the domestically sourced meat is stewed, resulting in an exquisite flavor. Their menu has just two options, the Nabeyaki-Udon served in an aluminum pot, and Inari-zushi (a pouch of fried tofu stuffed with sushi rice). Despite this they've had endless customers ever since they opened. This popular shop is beloved by the locals.

    Their speciality is nabeyaki and this is basically the only thing on the menu except this rice ball sushi covered in tofu. Nabeyaki is reasonably priced at 550yen a bowl and you pay when food...

  • Roken Manto Takeuchi, Okaido Branch
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Okaidou 2-3-15
    This confectionery opened in 1931 in Okaido, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, and its most well-known product is its famous “Roken manto” sweet buns. They were originally created at the Institute for Labor Science in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture by adapting sweet buns from China to Japanese tastes, and in Matsuyama during the early Showa period, they were produced and sold to raise money for night school expenses as well as for meals. Their steamed bread has garnered many fans over the years for its simple taste, soft texture, and mild sweetness created using the same yeast that was being used when the store opened. There are many other varieties as well, such as black soybean, pinto bean, mugwort, strained bean paste, and more, and frozen sets are sold as well. Note: Currently closed.

    Normal Chinese bun - ‘Bao’ shop with different flavours but not stuffings. Tradition shop along the shopping street and is easy to find . Just walk further

  • Dogo Uotake
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    3.5
    74 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 13-19
    This restaurant serving local cuisine is located close to Dogo Onsen Honkan in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture. Customers can savor typical local cuisine centering around seafood from the Seto Inland Sea as well as plenty of Iyo meat and vegetables. Its most famous dish is the Dogo tendon rice bowl topped with a generous portion of prawn, chikuwa fish sausage and vegetable tempura. It is a superb dish of which the restaurant is proud and for which ingredients are carefully selected right down to the sauce, rice, miso soup and pickles. Uotake Pirate Udon, a noodle dish with a generous portion of seafood from the sea that used to be associated with local pirates and Uwajima sea bream rice (rice topped with fresh sea bream sashimi) are both popular.

    I travelled to Matsuyama for a conference in March, and I was looking for a restaurant to have lunch. I walked past Dogo Uotake and there were a few people waiting outside, so I decided to join the...

  • Nikitatsu-an
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougokitamachi 3-18
    Located a 5-minute walk from Dogo Onsen Station, the Nikitatsu kaiseki cuisine restaurant is annexed to an old sake wine cellar facing the Nigitatsu road. Directly operated by Mizukuchi Shuzo sake brewery, a large variety of Japanese wines can be enjoyed including Daiginjoshu Sanjugo and junmai, Iyo no Usuzumizakura, as well as shochu, and the Dogo microbrew. The meal courses, artistically arranged in kaiseki style, are centered around fresh sashimi distinctively served in wooden-tubs. This cuisine can be economically enjoyed during lunch hours, along with other dishes such as tempura bowl-set dishes. Nikitatsu-an also offers a local Dogo beer and snack set.

    ゴールデンウィークとあって道後温泉街は 人・人・人でした 食事時は「鯛めし」の看板のあるお店に 長蛇の列が・・・。私は松山に住んでいても いつも 道後温泉には お風呂に入りに行くだけでした。 最近の観光ブームに久しぶりに 温泉街を ぶらぶら・・・。 さてお昼ご飯 あの長蛇の列を避けて 造り酒屋「仁喜多津酒造」のにきたつ庵へ 穴場です 列ぶ事無く しかも テラス席に 価格もリーズナブルな...

  • Asahi
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Minatomachi 3-10-11
    10 minutes on foot from Iyotetsu Railway Matsuyama-shi Station. This popular udon shop has been forming lines since its founding in 1947. The retro interior has table seating and tatami seating. The nabe-yaki has a popularity spanning generations, using a slightly sweet soup developed when sweet food was highly desirable. The popular “nabe-yaki udon” is cooked piping hot using an aluminum pot, like the old days. The dashi stock uses local sardines and kelp from Iwate for such a rich taste that some people drink it down.

    The ambience was nice inside, and the Udong was nice too. Taste was like vintage, not kind of modern sweet. Actually it was not my type, but its worthy to visit once.

  • Marine Oasis Hakata
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Hakatachoukanoura A 1668 - 1 Shimanamichi station Hakata S/C inside the park
    Marine Oasis Hakata is a tourist-oriented shop located within the Hakata Park roadside station rest area, located on the Shimanami Kaido highway that links Ehime Prefecture with Hiroshima Prefecture. Marine Oasis Hakata sells locally-grown vegetables and other local specialty products. There is also a restaurant, with a menu featuring Ehime’s famous Jakoten (fried fish paste), as well as Shio Ramen noodles, Shio onigiri rice-balls etc. made using Hakata Island’s renowned Hakata Salt. Hakata Salt Soft-serve Ice Cream has a unique flavor, and is very popular with tourists.

    ドライブの休憩で立ち寄りました。前がビーチでゆっくりできました。外にあるショップで伯方の塩のソフトクリームを買ってしばらく休憩しました。ゴールデンウィーク中で中の物産販売は混雑していました。ソフトクリームは食券を買うのですが、ショップでは両替ができず、中のレジで列に並びました。

  • Mominoki
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Seiyoshi Nomurachouonogahara 210
    Mominoki is a cafe located at an elevation of 1,200 meters on the Shikoku Karsts’s Onogahara Highland. Their completely additive free cheesecake and ice cream are both popular. The cheesecake is rich, creamy and so highly regarded that it has been featured on television. There is a pony ranch next door where you can interact with animals such as rabbits and goats. The cafe closes during the period of heavy snowfall from January to about mid-March. They may close during typhoons as well, so check with the restaurant at such times to see if they are open.

    ガイドブックに載っているからか、お目当てのチーズケーキは昼過ぎには売り切れていました。アイスクリームはとても美味しかったです。

  • Iyosuigun
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Minatochou 2-6-37
    "This seafood restaurant is located approximately a seven-minute drive from the Imabari-Kita Interchange on the Nishiseto Expressway. The large windows overlook the Seto Inland Sea, and you can see the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge from any seat inside the restaurant. Their taimeshi-don (sea bream rice bowls), with plenty of sea bream sashimi and paste, and seafood rice bowls using seven kinds of sashimi in a luxurious style are popular limited menu items. Their ""Ladies Set"" that comes with kamameshi (rice, meat and vegetable dish served in a small pot), gratin and sorbet or coffee is also highly recommended."

    秋の台風の日に伺いました。 しまなみ海道のたもとに、海に面して建っています。着いた時は大雨でしたが見る間に晴れ間が。 お店は結構高級があり、水産物を中心としたメニューに。。。。釜飯がセット。 ボリュームも有り満足でした。 とこでバス停は湊石風呂前です。 何でもここのオーナーが以前の生業にしてたのが石風呂でレストランになっても一緒です。 I visited here one autumn...

  • Kuramotoya
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 1-11-7 Hamamachi Ichibancho Building 1F
    Along the Okaido shopping district near Katsuyama-cho Station, this standing bar serves only sake. As a showroom for the Ehime manufacturer, the modest shop interior is welcoming to any person who wants to casually drop by, built around the theme of “casual sake.” They offer about 150 brands from 28 local Ehime breweries. A rare standing-style bar, you can a cup of local sake for 100 yen and there are lots of snacks too. Enjoy the mood, and check out some as souvenirs too. It has even been shown on television.

    Good place for tasting all kinds of local sakes. There were some snacks for accompanying your drinks. It may be hard to choose from all the sakes. You can start with tasting sets or ask for...

  • Kaze no Restaurant
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Sunabachou 2-8-1 Sunrise thread
    Kaze no Restaurant is located at Sunrise Itoyama in Sunaba Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture which is at the foot of the Kurushima-kaikyo-ohashi Bridge. You can gaze at the scenery of the refreshing Kurushima Strait from the restaurant where all the seating has an ocean view. The concept of its dishes is “a feast with local products for local consumption”. It draws on networks with local fishermen and farmers, and offers casual modern European dishes full of seasonal goodness from Setouchi. A popular menu item is the iron pot dish in which the umami flavor of the ingredients can be strongly appreciated. An innovative Shimanami style paella using seafood and seasonal vegetables for ingredients is popular.

    Kaze no Restaurant located in Itoyama Sunrise hotel, and is the only place for paid dining within the premise. So it shares the window full view window panel for Kurushima bridges view. They...

  • Patisserie T's Cafe Tamaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Hakatachouaroudu Instep 2328
    A popular pastry shop and café located on Hakata-jima Island in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture frequented by fans from both within and outside the prefecture. The café’s roots lead back to a Japanese sweet shop opened on Hakata Island shortly after the Second World War ended which later began offering Western-style sweets as well. Popular confections include the shop’s signature short cake; eclairs; and cakes made with an abundance of strawberries, peaches, and other seasonal fruits. The shop has an eat-in space in the back with a view of the ocean where you can enjoy original blend coffee and light meals in addition to sweets. The croque-monsieur is a particularly popular lunch choice.
  • Sanwa Hakatajima Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Imabari-shi Hakatacho Kinoura Ko 1650-1
    A ramen restaurant established in 1971 located right in front of Kinoura Port on the southeastern side of Hakata Island. Dedicated to expressing Setouchi through flavor, the restaurant's shio (salt) ramen made with Hakata Island slat is popular with cyclists and tourists. The restaurant's ramen consists of thin, straight noodles and a light broth crafted with 17 ingredients whose full flavor is brought out by the salt used. The restaurant also serves Iyo shellfish rice made with an abundance of Japanese bay scallops and littleneck clams; and Igisu tofu, a local Shimanami dish. One of the restaurant's biggest charms is its lineup of dishes which allow you to fully experience the local flavors of Hakata.

    If you want to review about shimanami cycling way, you cannot talk around salt in Hakata island. Salt ice cream, salt miso soup...and this. Salt noodleshio ramen塩ラーメン

  • Tamaya Saint Honore
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Kyoueichou 2-2-54
    This long-standing western-style confectioner is an Imabari landmark. First opened in 1903 they've continued to offer the same flavor over four generations. One of their hallmarks is that summer classic, shaved ice. The making of the shaved ice is overseen by the shop's patissier owner and after being shaken and whipped it stands out for its smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture. They offer 30 different flavors including their Milkshake with the classic sweetness and Strawberry-Milk with the luxurious taste of strawberries. During the winter months they open as a coffee shop and mainly sell cakes.

    ここのミルクセーキは最高です。子供の頃から変わらぬ味。しかし、ミルクセーキだけでなく、苺も、抹茶も、胡麻、コーヒー、マンゴー、ブルーベリーたくさんのスペシャルなたも迷ってしまう事になります。 帰省したら必ず食べたくなります。 地方発送もありますが、是非お店で食べてくださいな。

  • Shimohagatei
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1946
    This 140-year old remodeled merchant’s house with its historical ambience has been designated a registered tangible cultural property. Interior décor like its furniture and tableware is reminiscent of those days gone by. The restaurant uses Japanese buckwheat flour and Uchiko-grown vegetables. Their “Noasobi Bento” lunch box with local seasonal ingredients is always popular. The second floor is used as a gallery. In addition to selling local traditional crafts, events are held on a regular basis.

    I ordered one of this month’s specials, shiitake mushroom with sobs noodles. The waitress brought a basket with two large shiitake mushrooms in it and asked me which I would like. I chose one and...

  • Yaya Dining restaurant
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougotakouchou 6-1
    Yaya Dining is a restaurant located in the Hotel Dogo Yaya in Matsuyama City. The restaurant's specials are made using vegetables grown without the use of agrochemicals on the restaurant's own organic farm. A breakfast buffet and lunch buffet are provided. Besides organic vegetables picked fresh that morning and home-grown rice, there are also other delicious menu options, included hot French toast. Yaya Dining is very popular not only with tourists, but also with locals.

    A great selection of local produce and fruit, along with innovative dishes that are more comfort food than edgy.

  • Omishima Coffee Roastery
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Kamiurachouseto 6054
    Omishima Coffee Roastery, located on Omishima Island in the Seto Inland Sea, is a coffee shop where you can gaze over the beautiful sea while drinking a carefully dripped cup of coffee. Using beans from known regions and producers, mainly from Central and South America, they slowly, gradually roast the beans to preserve freshness. They sell some as well, so that you can get the Omishima Coffee taste at home, too. Five minutes by cars via Omishima Interchange on the Shimanami Kaido Expressway.

    This lovely little roastery is just off the highway between the islands as you travel from or to Shikoku. Well worth the little detour with a lovely view of the sea and the suspension bridges in the...

  • Marubun Komatsu Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Komatsuchoushinyashiki A 407-1
    "This long-established Italian restaurant is located right in front of Iyo-Komatsu Station on the JR Yosan Line. It always tries to serve dishes that utilize the ingredients materials, such as vegetables sent directly from local trading farmers. Their ""Ehime Saijo Neapolitan,"" which is a spaghetti dish made with a tomato sauce using Pom juice of Ehime as a secret flavor, is a recommended menu item that combines freshness and nostalgia. The specialty ""Toriten"" (chicken tempura) is an appetizing dish with a garlic flavor that is crispy, juicy and suitable for both rice and sake. Their sweets such as their cool coconut-flavored chiffon cake are also popular."

    100年間続いたお店、古く懐かしいお店でした、いつ頃オープンするのか、新しいお店になるのが楽しみですね!

  • Tomiya
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Uwajima-shi Wareimotomachi 1-3-2
    This restaurant is located in Warei-Motomachi 1-Chome, Uwajima City. Its menu includes regional cuisine such as Uwajima-style taimeshi that features sea bream sashimi dressed with sauce and egg yolk and served on rice. Other offerings include set meals, rice bowls, and noodle dishes such as champon.

    駅前商店街の再開発でJR宇和島駅の裏手の方に移転したようです。店構えが立派かつお洒落になっていますが、肩肘張らずに利用できる食事処です。ランチだったので鍋焼きうどん、連れは宇和島ちゃんぽんを食べました。ともにじゃこ天が入っています。いずれもほっとする味で美味しくいただきました。刺身や天ぷらの定食、飲みメニューもあります。

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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