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Japanese Food Spots in Saga Area

  • Kawashima Tofu Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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
    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.
  • Kawatarou Yobuko Branch
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    4.0
    154 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    九州では有名店のようで休日は開店前から行列ができます。開店30分前に並べば最初の回で入店でき、料理もすぐに食べることができました。 産地でなければ食べられないとても新鮮なイカを刺身と揚げ物でいただき、大変満足です。 This restaurant is famous for fresh squid in Kyushu. There is a long line on weekends...

  • Underwater Restaurant Manbo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 1944-1
    Located along the Yobuko coast, this is Japan’s first restaurant in the sea. In the center is a huge fish preserve connected to the sea, creating an aquarium-like atmosphere. The underwater table and tatami-room seats allow one to watch the fish in close proximity, and in the tatami hall above one can look out over the Yobuko mountains and Yobuko Ohashi bridge in a preeminent location while tasting fish cuisine of unparalleled freshness. At the front they sell souvenirs including the famous squid steamed dumpling.
  • Ikahonke Isohama Annex
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    4.5
    41 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...

  • Ikahonke Main Restaurant
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    3.5
    56 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...

  • Ikadoraku Squid Specialty Restaurant
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    4.0
    19 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.

    今年は3回利用させていただきました。 遠方からの友達や両親を呼子に案内したのですが、朝市近くは忙しい時期やまとまった人数が揃わないと予約不可なお店もある中で、ここはネットから予約が出来るので、限られた観光の時間を有効に使えて助かります。

  • Kabeshima
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    4.5
    16 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.

    海を見下ろすロケーションのレストランです。景色も良くとても気持ちよく料理が頂けます。今回、食べたコースはかべしまコースを頂きました。茶碗蒸しや魚の煮物の味付けも絶品でした。そして、メインのイカの刺身、げそ天はとても新鮮で美味しかったです。また、店員さんもとても親切で雰囲気の良いお店でした。検索サイトで一品サービスしてくれるクーポン券があるので、お店に行く際は使うと良いと思います。

  • Genkai Squid Specialty Kaishu
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    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.

    I wanted to add to the English reviews on Karatsu restaurants. We wanted to try the dishes that most Japanese tourists choose in Karatsu. The big deal here is very, very fresh squid. Large sets of...

  • Souan Yococho
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    4.0
    85 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.

  • Takezaki Kaisan
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    4.5
    11 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.

    The Ariake sea region, especially the town of Tara, is famous for Takesaki Crab and Oysters. So obviously instead of taking the expressway from Fukuoka to Nagasaki, my family decided to take the...

  • Restaurant Honjin
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    4.0
    3 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.

    180年前の本陣跡の建物で食事をいただけました。 こちらも事前に予約しての訪問です。 「有田焼五膳」をいただきましたが、季節感があり 見た目にも、器も素敵でしたよ!!

  • kaichugyosho yorozubo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 1946-1
  • Shokunokura Roan Tosuten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Tosushi Kuranoue 4-120

    何しろ広い店です。ざっと見て150人くらいは入れるんじゃないでしょうか?1階は和風(座敷や個室)、2階はテーブル席やカウンターです。2時間食べ放題ですから大食家には嬉しいお店です。ランチ食べ放題は約1500円でドリンクバーまであります。この店の良いところは、できたてが食べられる、悪いところは時間制限があるのに、すぐに来ないところです。この他には日替わり定食もあるようです。

  • Shunsaiwashoku Yumesakuya
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Hyougomachi Fujinoki 958-3

    毎年明け 縁起担ぎに訪れる夢咲屋さんの河豚 皆でワイワイ食べる河豚は 特別の特別です 箸でザーッと出来る河豚刺しも 白子焼きも マスター自ら作ってくださる 鍋は特別の特別です。 とっておきの贅沢な時間

  • Kushikatsu Imai
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Ekiminamihonmachi 3-8

    揚げたてはサクサクでおいしいのですが、あえて少し時間をおいて食べてみました。 結果、とてもおいしい!持ち帰りの方はぜひ冷ましてからをお試しください

  • kazokutei aduma
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Nakamachi 1874

    JR唐津駅から歩いて10分ほどの商店街の中にあるお寿司を中心としたお店です。お昼にはお得なランチ定食があり、刺身定食、天麩羅定食がそれぞれ756円で提供されています。定食には、小鉢、味噌汁、お漬物、ごはんがついていて非常にCPのよいランチ定食です。天麩羅定食を頂戴しましたが、海老、ししとう、鶏肉、ニンジン、ナスを熱々で提供してくれます。

  • yakitorikurabu ina Kamon
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    5.0
    20 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...

  • Yakitorikadoya Sagaekikitaguchiten
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Ekimaechuou 1-13-23

    おいしい串焼き屋さんと聞いたので、親について行きました。ぼんじりと軟骨が気に入りました。塩がやっぱりいいです!

  • Izakaya Yoiyoi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Toujin 1-6-13ACT-1

Saga Main Areas

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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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