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Crab / Blowfish / Seafood Spots in Saga Area

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • kaichugyosho yorozubo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 1946-1
  • Izakaya Yoiyoi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Sagashi Toujin 1-6-13ACT-1
  • Gottsoya Shinshin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Shinten-cho, Imari-shi 488-14
  • Uomata
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Karatsu-shi Hamatamamachi Hamasaki 1439-2

    購入なので覚悟していきました。鮑の釜飯とか茶碗蒸しとか、とにかく豪華!!!鮑の釜飯は蓋を開けるとどん!と鮑が乗っかていて贅沢でした。ふっくら柔らかくて美味しかったです。

  • Kaiko
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    2.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Honmachi 1910-2

    かつての栄光を感じる。ワインの収蔵量、蔵、外観、内観の設えは申し分ないがいかにせん流行ってないようで、汁物を頼んだら出汁は今から取らないといけない。と、言われた。昆布出汁を今から取れるはずもなく泣く泣くあきらめた。 訪問時間が遅かったのでしょうがないがシャリが少しボソボソしてるのが気になった。シャリが美味しかったら寿司は普通ぐらいに美味しいと思う。

  • Kaisenmonikataro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 1946-2
  • genkaikafunesho kaishu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochoutononoura 552-2
  • Tara oyster Shokaido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Fujitsuguntarachou
  • takezakikani en kakisho en
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saga Pref. Fujitsuguntarachou Oura Otsu 124-21

    ウニ丼美味し〜い♪ 磯臭さもなく、めっちゃ美味しかったです^ ^ウニがたくさんで、ついご飯を追加しちゃいました╰(*´︶`*)╯

  • Kanishige Sagayamatoten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    3761-1, Yamatochoniiji, Saga-shi, Saga, 840-0201
  • Kaisyun
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    915, Ourahei, Tara-cho, Fujitsu-gun, Saga, 849-1613

    夕食にカニを食べに行きました。メニューにはコース料理・定食・居酒屋料理など沢山種類がありました。夜灯華コース5400円を注文。前菜・刺身・イカしゅうまい・茶碗蒸し・カニの姿煮・天ぷら・カニ雑炊・デザートのコースでした。前菜からデザートまでとても美味しく頂きました。メインのカニの姿には中身がぎっしりと詰まっていて、食べ応えもあり満足しました。スタッフさんが多くないからか、なかなか次の料理が出てこなか...

  • Genghiskhan
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1-3-7, Otakara, Saga-shi, Saga, 840-0811

    新鮮な魚介類を食べさせてくれるお店でした。 活きいかもいただきましたが、鴨なべがおすすめですね。 だしも効いていて、友人も満足していましたね!!

  • Daihachiguruma
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1833, Nakamachi, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0051

    ホテルのフロントの人に聞いた、唐津ではおすすめの居酒屋です。活気があります。刺し盛が素晴らしかった。地酒・鍋島を堪能しました。

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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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