Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Kochi Area

  • Hirome Market
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    4.0
    821 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 2-3-1
    Located in 2-chome, Obiya-machi, Kochi City, Hirome Market is a large food market containing food stalls and other small shops. The large number of food stalls includes places offering local Tosa dishes, as well as a wide range of other cuisine including standard Japanese food, Chinese food, Italian food, Indian food, etc. Diners order their food from the food stalls and then take it to eat in the shared central dining area. There are also shops selling local souvenirs, massage providers, etc., making this a great place for shopping or relaxation. The walkways and eating areas within the Market have been given the names of famous spots in Kochi Prefecture, such as Ryoma Street, O-Joka Square (Castle Town Square), Igosso Lane, etc.

    The quality of food is unbelievable, so fresh and well made, sit with a group and make some new friends in this lovely communal setting. Do keep an eye out for the flags because it can be easy to...

  • Hirome de Yasube
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 2-3-1
    This restaurant specializing in gyoza (pot stickers) is located inside the Hirome Market of “yatai” (food stand) village, food court in Obiya-machi 2-Chome, Kochi City. It is known as the originator of Yatai Gyoza, a Kochi delicacy. These pot stickers feature a thin wrapper stuffed with a filling made with plenty of vegetables including garlic chives and ginger from Kochi Prefecture and fried until golden. In addition to a la carte pot stickers, the restaurant also offers sets that pair their pot stickers with draft beer or sour cocktails.

    I was looking for a small snack, not a big lunch. This place had gyoza plus a draft beer for 850-yen. What a deal. The gyoza was the best I’ve tasted in a long while. You place your order, pay...

  • Tosa Tataki Dojo
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Nida 201-2
    This restaurant is inside the Drive-In Katsuobune tourist stop located on the side of the Kuroshio Line in Niida, Kochi City. It is popular for allowing visitors to sear freshly-caught raw skipjack tuna themselves with burning straw. In addition to freshly-seared skipjack tuna, the restaurant also offers a la carte items, set meals, and takeout.

    My first Tataki Katsuo of many in Kochi. As soon as we walked in the restaurant, we chose from the menu, and if you opted for the Tataki Katsuo you were given a stick with a slab of Katsuo in it and...

  • Suigeitei
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Minamiharimayachou 1-17-25
    A three-minute walk from tram stops Harimayabashi Station. A restaurant for enjoying “good, fresh local cuisine and good sake.” Look for the tasteful store sign. Inside, you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere, with private rooms, counter seating and table seating. Enjoy special Kochi cuisine—with its wellspring of great ingredients, like bonito, moray eel, and whale—a la carte, or try rice bowls and meals-of-the-day made with local Kochi rice for lunch, or try course meals for dinner. There is a full lineup of alcohol too, like nihonshu and shochu, to go with your meal.

    クジラの様々な部位を使った料理が楽しめます。盛り合わせを頼んで、説明を受けましたが、まったくわかりませんでした。 味は絶品です。クジラがこんなにおいしいとは知りませんでした。

  • Tosa Ichiba
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-3-11
    This restaurant specializing in regional cuisine is located in Harimaya-cho 1-Chome, Kochi City. Its offerings include their famous seared skipjack tuna, a local delicacy, a variety of whale dishes, and dishes made with fresh Tosa seafood preserved in a tank inside the restaurant. Guests can also order Sawachi ryori, a regional cuisine of Kochi featuring a variety of items piled on large plates, without needing a reservation. There is even “Omoide Sawachi” that can be enjoyed by guests dining alone.

    We had lunch here and ordered Hanakago set for 1380 yen. The food was tasty especially the chyawanmushi (egg custard). 土佐料理を出すお店です 値段の割に ボリュームのあるセットでした セットには麺んもつくので かなりボリュームがあります

  • Tosa-no-Kuni Nijuyonmangoku
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 1-2-2
    This regional cuisine restaurant is located in Obiya-machi 1-Chome, Kochi City. It offers skipjack tuna seared in-house with straw, sushi made with seared skipjack tuna, and regional cuisine that focuses on the delicious food gathered from sea. Customers can try also Kochi’s famous local cuisine, sawachi ryori, which features a variety of dishes piled on a platter.

    高知に来たら絶対食べたいカツオのたたき。とても美味しかったです。平日の遅めのランチだったので店内は空いていました。値段もお手頃で、また利用したいです。

  • Imoya Kinjiro (Oroshi Danchi Shop)
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Minamigoza 7-36
    This shop specializing in sweets made from sweet potatoes is located in Oroshi Danchi, Minamikubo, Kochi City. The shop is operated by Shibuya Foods, a venerable sweet potato sweets manufacturer that is Japan’s biggest producer of imo-kenpi, a popular Kochi sweet potato snack. The shop offers additive-free imo-kenpi that is made the old-fashioned with natural ingredients and shipped straight from the factory. At the shop’s café, visitors can also enjoy sweets made from sweet potatoes including their “Sweet Potato” cakes, parfaits, and puddings together with their carefully-crafted specialty coffees.

    A local sweet potato shop. A must-do if you are visiting Kochi. I recommend the purple sweet potato ice cream, but the baked items are just as good and fresh. Imo kenpi is a good souvenir as it is...

  • Tosa Confectionery Kanzashi
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Kochi-shi Harimayacho 1-1-1
    This renowned Tosa confectioner sells about 3.5 million sweets per year and has been popular since its founding in 1962. Their yosakoibushi themed sweets are Kochi's best-known souvenir. In summer, chill them in the refrigerator for an hour or two, and in winter, remove them from their paper bag and warm them wrapped in foil in a toaster oven for 5.6 minutes to make them even tastier.

    真赤なはりまや橋の南詰めにある菓子舗、よさこい節で有名な坊さんがかんざしを挿すシーンを描いた垂れ幕、そして、黄色のテントが目を引くお店です。やはり一押しは、よさこい節にちなんだ「かんざし」、マドレーヌ生地をアルミホイル包み焼き、かんざし模様が付いたこだわりとほんのり柑橘系の味わいがします。今でも美味しく頂きましたので、少しずつ進化しながら、作り続けられている...

  • Unagiya Gennai
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Kitagoza 11-22
    This restaurant specializing in eel cuisine is located in Kitagoza, Kochi City. Each carefully-selected eel is kept alive in well water until it is prepared and carefully grilled to order over Binchotan Charcoal in a secret sauce. In addition to kabayaki (eel broiled with a soy-based sauce), and unaju (broiled eel on a rice), guests can also try their “mabushidon,” which features grilled eel served on a bowl of rice topped with nori seaweed, wasabi, and green onions.

    高知で鰻を食べたいと思って行ったのが高知市内にある源内です。開店少し前に到着したので、駐車できお店にも待たずに初回で入ることができました。鰻丼で美味しい鰻をたっぷり食べることができてよかったです。

  • Tosa Cuisine Sawachi Cuisine Hon-ikezawa
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Honmachi 2-1-19
    This is a local cuisine restaurant opened in 1925 by a well-established fish shop, located in Honmachi, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture. As well as fresh seafood from Kochi Central Wholesale Market, the restaurant boasts cuisine using ingredients from the mountains and the seas of Tosa. The main specialty is a Tosa dish “katsuo tataki-seared bonito,” It is a traditional dish where the raw bonito is seared over strong heat served with plenty of condiments with the delicious flavor of days gone. Sawachi ryouri, assorted local seasonal cuisine served on a large plate is also popular.

    大橋通りとおびさんロードが合流する角にあります。 新鮮なカツオが調理された状態で販売されており、観光客はもちろん、ついつい今晩のおかずとして購入する地元の人も多いです。

  • Tsuzuki Seafood Restaurant
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-4-12F
    Tsuzuki Seafood Restaurant serves fresh seafood and regional cuisine in a location about a ten-minute walk from JR Kochi Station near Harimayabashi Bridge. It is said to be the restaurant that invented Yakikiri no Tataki, in which bonito is seared over a fire, seasoned, and then sliced thinly to be eaten while hot. Customers can choose either counter or table service. A selection of the catch of the day is offered at the counter, including thickly-sliced Bonito Tataki, dishes made with octopus, and moray eel. This restaurant is popular not only with tourists but also with local residents. In addition to seafood, Ryukyu Island-style marinated dishes, Tosa-style sushi roll, and other simple local dishes are available, along with local Tosa sake.

    情報によると塩たたき発祥の店ということ。 間違いなく旨い、他の店では味わうことのできない美味しさ。ポン酢などは邪魔に思えるくらいにかつおのうまみが味わえる。店主のこだわりでチェーン店のようには品物は出てきません。それが駄目な人と一緒には僕は食べたくない、と言いたくなるくらいそのこだわりと一緒に味わえる気持ちです。

  • Unagiya Seiro
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 2-5-21
    This restaurant specializing in eel cuisine is located in Obiya-machi 2-Chome, Kochi City. The restaurant takes high-quality eel supplied by a contracted eel farm and char-grills it with the same secret sauce it has been using since its founding. While the restaurant offers kabayaki (eel broiled with a soy-based sauce), unadon (broiled eel on a bowl of rice), and unaju (broiled eel on a lacquer box of rice), its most popular item and its namesake is its seiro, a dish featuring steamed eel on sushi rice).

    日曜日の11時過ぎに訪問しました 開店間もなかったため空いていてましたよ 食べ始めると続々と客が来て、帰る頃は外で待つ方がいるほど うなぎは香ばしく関西や愛知のうなぎより 四万十で食べたしっかり焼く感じを受けます...

  • Tosashokunin Koujiya
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Nijudaimachi 7-23 Matsuyoshi Building 2/3F
    About an eight-minute walk from the Hasuikemachi stop on the electric streetcar, this Japanese-style pub offers the local cuisine of Kochi. The hinoki-wood interior features a counter made from a single plank of zelkova wood, with box seating and tatami seating—perfect for families, friends and event dining. You can enjoy a variety of dishes, like nabe (stew), sushi, grilled food made with fresh ingredients each season—the local bonito and Tosa giraud chicken in particular. The a la carte menu is extensive, as is the course dining. You can even dosome sake taste-testing.

    廿代町のグリーンロード沿いのビルの2階です。今回は、高知の地酒と一緒に土佐ジロー等をいただきました。お通しはブリ大根はブリのハラスはトロッと、切身はしっかりと味が染みていました。土佐ジローは、掴むと肉がしっかり絞まっているのが分かりました。塩コショウはしてありましたが、食べる時用に、ゆず胡椒が付いていました。まず、何も付けないでそのままの弾力を感じて食べることをお勧めします。

  • Cafe de Bon
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Obiyamachi 1-15-3
    This café is located in Obiya-machi 1-Chome, Kochi City. It offers coffee made with carefully-selected beans roasted in-house and homemade cakes. The sponge cakes, made with organic wheat, eggs, and sugar, are popular for their moist, springy, and fluffy texture.

    高知城周邊已經有非常多地方可以食/買, 所以可以喺CAFE坐下休息下都幾好。咖啡種類非常多, 不過日文為主, 蛋糕亦非常多選擇。

  • Kusaya
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Kochi-shi Takajomachi 2-1-41
    A restaurant in a traditional Japanese house serving delicious vegetable and fish-based cuisine. In a quiet location near the prefectural office, the popular shop fills with government workers and company employees at mid-day. Lunches consist of a daily set meal or chicken curry (limited to 10 servings daily). Set meals come with a choice of white rice or mixed Japanese rice. You can get seconds of white rice no matter which kind you order with your meal.

    Delicious food in a pretty traditional house overlooking a garden, with lots of local sake! If you book a few days in advance they can also adjust the evening menu to suit vegetarians and vegans...

  • Soba and Sake Kogetsu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Kochi-shi Otesuji 1-8-102F
    This was a soba noodle shop for four generations, until it added a Japanese-style pub with a focus on sake. It offers more than 15 types of Tosa sake selected by the owner of Tosa Sake Advisor, as well as rare and seasonal brands from around Japan. They also serve shochu spirits, liqueurs, and sour cocktails made with Kochi Prefecture grown fruit. Come enjoy their tasty soba, drinks, and snacks.

    感じの良いご夫婦が経営される日本酒こだわりのお店 高知の美味しいお魚や野菜のおかずを肴にこだわりの品揃えの日本酒を飲んだ後お蕎麦で締める 完璧なコースを楽しめ、会話も楽しいお店です。お酒はいろいろあり、ご夫婦どちらに聞いてもアドバイス貰えます

  • AOYAGI Co., Ltd. Harimaya Hashimoto Store
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-4-1
    This Japanese sweets shop is part of the Harimayabashi Shopping Street in Harimaya-cho 1-Chome, Kochi City. It offers a number of Tosa-themed sweets including their Tosa Nikki, which feature strained adzuki bean paste wrapped in soft rice cake, their “Ryoma ga yuku”, a milk-based sweet made with lots of milk, and their “Tosa JIROLL”, roll cakes made with eggs from Kochi’s “Tosa Jiro” local chicken breed.

    はりやま橋商店街の入り口に土佐日記の看板が目印の青柳はここが本店です。看板にもある土佐日記が定番、四万十栗を使ったしまんとまろんぱいなど四万十栗を使ったお菓子もお土産におススメです。

  • Ihachi no Meshiya
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 2-5-15
    This izakaya (Japanese-style pub) is located near Harimaya Bridge. Guests can enjoy delicious cuisine made with local ingredients such as fresh skipjack tuna shipped straight from Kure, Shimantodori chicken, and Towanishiki rice, as well as a selection of local Kochi sakes. Their varied and reasonably-priced lunch menu is also quite attractive.

    高知の親戚を訪問した時に、ここで食事をしました。綺麗な店で、カツオ料理や居酒屋メニューがあります。高知のお酒も多く、とても気に入りました。また行きたいと思った店です。

  • JOEL
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kochi Kochi-shi Umenotsuji 9-12
    A shop selling original homemade cakes. Using only the finest fresh ingredients, they are dedicated to making small batches by hand and their delicious sweets have a lot of fans. Enjoy their fresh baked cake on the spot at their cafe. Their New York cheesecake and raisin sandwich cookies come particularly recommended.

    空港に向かうまで時間があるので高知の美味しいスウィーツを検索。 シフォンケーキ日本第二位のお店が高知市内にあると知りさっそく向かいました。 お店の下が駐車スペースになっていて1台くらいなら停められるみたいです。 階段を上がって店内へ。グリーンが印象的な癒される空間です。 一番人気のチョコシフォンとコーヒーを頂きました。 ふんわりやわらかなスポンジと甘すぎないクリーム、最高でした。 コーヒーも香ばし...

  • Nishigawaya (Chiyoricho Main Shop)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Chiyorichou 1-7-2
    30 meters from Chiyoricho-1-chome Station, this confectioner has been dealing in traditional Kochi sweets since 1688. A simple dried confection, kenpi is a traditional sweet inspired by bran and the shirakami-somen given by a purveyor of the Yamauchi clan lord. Also, traditional pickled plums, and new brands of sweets reminiscent of Sakamoto Ryoma and Yamauchi Kazutoyo (who have connections to Tosa), would make great gifts or souvenirs. Other popular items include “Tosa sweet” —a bouchee made with Tosa ingredients—and goat-milk pudding, made with lots of goat milk.

    尾長鶏のたまごという商品がお土産では人気ということで訪ねてみました。ただ、ここはロードサイドショップ。観光客にとっては不便でしょう。まあるい最中ですが、パッケージとかはリアルさを追求していて、けっこう面白いと思います。

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The largest of Shikoku’s prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island’s most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you’re a pilgrim or not, Kochi’s 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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