Japanese Food Spots in Saga Area

  • Ikahonke Main Restaurant
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    3.5
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 3086-2
    A squid restaurant located in Yobuko, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The restaurant serves famous Yobuko squid cuisine, including squid rice bowls topped with squid sashimi, squid shumai dumplings, and ikizukuri made with squid from the Genkai Sea so fresh its flesh is transparent. The menu also includes squid ikizukuri set meals, tempura and sashimi set meals which come with squid shumai dumplings, and kaiseki course cuisine. Finally, the restaurant sells souvenirs and gifts like its tasty squid shumai dumplings.

    This place is amazing, great food, great scenery and great staff which they can not speak English but very helpful and the service is very good. For the price it is well worth it. There is a car park...

  • Souan Yococho
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Ureshinoshi Ureshinomachishimojuku Otsu 2190
    A tofu cuisine specialty restaurant located in Otsu Shimojuku, Ureshino-machi, Ureshino City. The restaurant is known for having invented onsen yudofu tofu, a local Ureshino Onsen specialty dish. The establishment primarily serves kaiseki course meals and onsen yudofu set meals. The restaurant's homemade tofu for its onsen yudofu is notable for its creamy texture and rich flavor, which customers can enjoy along with the milky white onsen yudofu broth.

    We had a very good and memorable tofu lunch ! Tofu was very smooth and tasty. Went there for early lunch and it was not crowded. Comfortable and cosy place. Friendly staff. English menu available.

  • Ikahonke Isohama Annex
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    4.5
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 2039-23
    A squid restaurant located in Tononoura, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The restaurant primarily serves dishes made with Yobuko's famous squid, such as ikizukuri with live squid so fresh its flesh is see-through, squid shumai dumplings, and rice bowls topped with squid sashimi. The establishment also offers kaiseki course cuisine and tempura and sashimi set meals which come with squid shumai dumplings.

    I had a fabulous lunch in this preatty restaurant:the location is very cool, and the food is fantastic! I eat alive squid for the first time in my life and I was very impressed; all the lunch was...

  • Ikadoraku Squid Specialty Restaurant
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoukabeshima 3606
    A squid cuisine specialty restaurant located on Kabe Island in Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The restaurant serves dishes made with fresh squid swimming in its own in-house tank and caught in the waters of Yobuko Bay, including kama meshi rice, tempura, squid shumai steamed dumplings, and ikizukuri made with fresh and translucent squid. In addition to a la carte choices, the establishment also offers set meals like a triple squid set meal, special squid ikizukuri set meal, and Saga wagyu Japanese beef Toban-yaki (grilled on earthenware utensils) set meal. Flash frozen squid ikizukuri and other items are also available for takeout to share with friends and relatives or for shipping to anywhere in Japan.

    友人7名にて、着ました。昨年は、対岸にて食べました。いかの活き造りに、鯵の活き造りの付くコースでした。新鮮で美味しかったです。 今度は、家族で着たいと思います。

  • Kabeshima
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoukabeshima 260-1
    A Japanese seafood restaurant located on Kabe Island in Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The fish and other seafood used by the restaurant swims in its own fish tank filled with seawater from the nearby ocean. Here customers can enjoy Yobuko's famous squid ikizukuri, and a variety of fresh seafood stocked from local fishermen. At this restaurant, situated on the north side of the island, customers can also take in a sweeping view of the Genkai Sea with their meal.

    呼子から呼子大橋を渡ると加部島、その加部島のほぼ先端に『活魚料理...

  • Takezaki Kaisan
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Fujitsuguntarachou Tara 4261-1
    A Japanese seafood restaurant situated along National Route 207 in Tara, Tara Town, Fujitsu County, Saga Prefecture. Here customers can enjoy fresh seafood grilled over a charcoal flame, such as Takezaki crab from the Ariake Sea and Takezaki oysters farm raised by the restaurant itself. The establishment also offers sides like sashimi, tempura, and rice dishes, and customers can take in a view of the Ariake Sea along with their meal.

    Takesaki Kaisan is a little bbq restaurant where you can pick from many different types of shellfish and cook yourself on a bbq. As there are only maybe 20 tables and a long waiting list, be prepared...

  • Kawatarou Yobuko Branch
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1744-17
    A live seafood restaurant located in Yobokucho, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture; on the first floor, diners can enjoy watching squid swim lively in the fish tank located in the center. The shop’s vaunted squid a brought directly via tank from the boats of local fisherman. The ikizukuri special, which includes squid sashimi prepared direct from the tank, is so fresh the squid’s arms may still move. The restaurant also offers a variety of other fresh seafood dishes, including tempura and kaiseki course cuisine. In addition to table seating, Kawatarou offers tatami seating and private rooms and can also accommodate group meals and parties.
  • Restaurant Honjin
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Nakanohara 1-1-12
    A Japanese restaurant standing along Prefectural Route 281 in Nakanohara, Arita Town, Nishimatsuura County, Saga Prefecture. The establishment serves dishes made with soft, creamy godofu tofu, a local Arita specialty, as well as other Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s “Arita-yaki Gozen” meal consists of local Arita dishes made with Arita chicken and fresh vegetables served on Arita ware dishes.

    地元の人のおすすめでこのお店に来ました。お店は入口から少し奥まったとこにあり、静かで分かりにくかったですが、行ってよかったです。店内は落ち着いた雰囲気で、お食事を楽しめました。出てくるお料理は美味しかったですが、やはり器が素晴らしく、目にも舌にも楽しめました。駐車場もあります。

  • Japanese Restaurant Kawashita
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Fujitsu-gun Taracho Ourabo 750-1
    A Japanese restaurant serving Takezaki crab, meal sets, rice bowls, etc. In addition to rooms with tatami mat floor seating and private rooms, they also have table seating and can accommodate everyone from small groups to banquets with large numbers of people. Recommended items include crab dishes like crab zosui (rice soup), and crab kamameshi (rice cooked and served in a small pot). They also have Tarafuku-don, a local Tarafuku Town delicacy consisting of a bowl of rice topped with Tara-cho pork. It's served throughout the year.

    海岸沿いの207号線の沿いにあります。カニ料理で有名なお店です。座敷もあり、ゆっくり食事をする事ができます。

  • Kawashima Tofu Shop
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    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kyoumachi 1775
    This tofu shop makes its tofu using high quality Kyushu soybeans. A small 10-seat restaurant adjoins the shop which opens four times a day at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. in line with when fresh batches of tofu are made. The zaru-dofu (fresh creamy tofu served in a draining basket) is particularly exquisite; the best times to order it are either 8 a.m. when its fresh and warm or at 12 p.m. when the flavor has really set in. During the evening, the restaurant only serves a traditional kaiseki course meal.
  • Genkai Squid Specialty Kaishu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura
    A squid specialty restaurant located in Tononoura, Yobuko-cho, Karatsu City. The restaurant serves seafood from the Genkai Sea and dishes made with Yobuko's famous live squid, including squid ikizukuri and squid shumai steamed dumplings. In addition to set meals like an ikizukuri set meal, seafood rice bowls, and a kaiseki course meal featuring all manner of squid dishes, the establishment also offers reservation only course meals. In the adjoining Yobuko Kaishu Kodawari Kobo, visitors can watch squid shumai being made beyond a glass window and purchase some of these tasty dumplings to bring home.
  • Genkai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 508-3
    A live seafood restaurant located in the Yobuko-cho area of Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture. The restaurant keeps its stock in some 10 fish tanks on the premises. As the tanks circulate water from and back out to the Genkai Sea, the restaurant’s specialty squid, select mackerel, horse mackerel, sea bream, and abalone are kept healthy and can be prepared in the freshest possible state. Genkai is renowned for its chewy squid ikizukuri (slices of fresh raw fish arranged to look lifelike) and other seafood kaiseki course cuisine. The restaurant also offers ikizukuri and broiled fish dishes à la carte, making it a great place to enjoy a casual meal as well.
  • Koi Goten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Ogi-shi Ogimachi Matsuo 2234
  • Aritadori Karaage Dondon Arita Main Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Ogishuku Otsu 2108
  • Tara Kakiyaki Kaido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Fujitsu-gun Taracho
    Tara Kakiyaki Kaido is an area with about a dozen grilled oyster shops, mostly along National Route 207. Large, locally harvested Takezaki oysters have a rich, sweet flavor and don't shrink when grilled. The wide variety of grilled oyster shops include ones run by former fishermen and ones run by inns that have an accommodation plan on offer during certain periods.
  • Tsukuta
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1879-1, Nakamachi, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0051

    This restaurant has earned 2 Michelin stars , yet to me it faired more or less on the average level The chef speaks English fluently , I wouldve highly recommend this place if one is within the...

  • Yakitorikurabuinakamon
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Zaimokumachi 2127-6

    I booked Inakamon by phone in advance. Mr Tetsuya Eguchi, the chef owner of the restaurant, speaks very good English. He is very kind to help. As there was a heavy rain when I went to the...

  • Genyo
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Karatsu-shi Kita Jonai 1-16

    If you visit Karatsu city and think of having Japanese cuisine for lunch, go to Genyo. Put Karatsu station behind, and go straight towards Karatsu Shrine, go more over the shrine, you will find...

  • Kura-Zushi Furesupotosuten
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    537-1, Hondosumachi, Tosu-shi, Saga, 841-0026

    The conveyor belt sushi chain Kura Sushi was packed before and after the game with waits up to an hour. The staff were pretty efficient getting people seated quickly as diners left. The quality was...

  • Yamato
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1445-4, Chinzeimachinagoya, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0401

    早朝にパンを一つ齧っただけで、空路福岡から訪れ、遅い朝食としていただきました。定食一つと活造り一つ、二人で充分な量でした。出てきたイカは勿論生きていて、ゲソはさかんに動いていて、刺身で食べようと用意された鋏で切るのも一苦労しました。透き通った身は甘みも有り、歯ごたえも充分でとても美味しくいただきました。残ったゲソや身はすぐに天麩羅にされますが、これもなかなかのものでした。エビの味噌汁、イカ焼売など...

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Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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