Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Oita Area

  • Jigoku-Mushi Kobo Kannawa
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    4.0
    430 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Furomoto 5 pairs
    This is a facility where one can try “jigoku mushi (literally, hell steaming),” a traditional cooking method passed down from the Edo era in which foods are steamed to degrees of up to 98°C using the hot steam from the hot spring water, and the rapid process condenses their flavor. Foodstuffs for hell steaming are available on site, or one can bring their own. Inside the facility are also exhibits on the history of Kanawa, hot springs and hell steaming, a drinking area, and free-to-use foot steamer and bath.

    After reading various online articles for this place, I thought it was simply ~500 yen for 30 mins steam time and you can bring your own food. But it seems that recently theyve changed the prices...

  • Toyotsune
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    4.0
    408 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 2-13-11
    A popular restaurant founded over 90 years ago which serves tendon tempura rice bowls covered with a secret sauce handed down by the original proprietor. The hearty tokudai tendon comes topped with two extra large shrimp and four kinds of vegetables. Diners can also enjoy sashimi made with fresh, plump seafood caught in the Bungo Channel; such Oita specialties as toriten chicken tempura, ryukyu marinated sashimi, and dangojiru dumpling soup. A 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.

    Don’t get me wrong, the food is lovely and perhaps I’m being harsh but after seeing that this place rates so highly I guess we were a little underwhelmed by the food. It’s not that I wouldn’t...

  • B-speak
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    4.0
    518 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 3040-2
    A roll cake specialty shop opened by Sanso Murata, a high-class ryokan (Japanese style hotel) in Yufuin Onsen in 1999, pioneering the roll cake trend in the nation. The shop’s lightly sweet cakes pay special attention to the balance between the cake and cream, ensuring a delicate flavor that is hard to get tired of. In addition to roll cakes, the shop offers galettes and florentins to customers dining in. A five-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station.

    We got the chocolate roll in small size. It was soooooo good. Not too sweet or too tough. My bf doesnt like dessert much but he seemed to be enjoy eating it!

  • Yufuin Yufufu
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    3.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakita 2-1
    A Western confectionary shop located in Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The shop sells sweets made by the hands of seasoned pros using only the choicest ingredients, including fresh milk and eggs stocked daily. In addition to dozens of cakes and baked sweets, the shop sells signature Yufuin egg roll cakes and silky Yufu Highland pudding.

    visited on 11 dec 2019. rude japanese old service man. we ordered one pudding & one roll for 2 of us. As there was no more cake roll on display i ask if there is any. He shouted one or two. I should...

  • Sofuren Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Hita-shi Wakamiyamachi 416-1
    "This restaurant invented and serves Hita yakisoba noodles. The longstanding establishment is also the flagship location of a chain of restaurants with franchises across the Kyushu region and the rest of Japan. The restaurant's previous owner is believed to have invented the word ""yakisoba."" The restaurant is most notable for making everything in-house, including not only the noodles and sauce but even the toppings. In addition to set meals, you can also order toppings like a raw egg a la carte. The restaurant also offers a full array of sides and desserts, and even sells yakisoba noodles packaged to give as a gift and in chilled packs which you can take home and enjoy at your leisure."

    The yakisoba with bean sprouts is a famous dish in Hita area. However I was not impressed though I love bean sprouts. just so-so.

  • Chez-Tani Senomoto Kogen Branch
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    4.5
    79 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Yutsubo Sein's book 628-8
    A sweets café located in the Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita Prefecture which has been frequently featured in magazines and on TV as one of the most popular spots along the Yamanami Highway. Located amidst much natural beauty, the café stands like a fashionable Western-style house. Visitors can look out at the beautiful surrounding scenery from the café’s large windows and sunroom. Chez-Tani’s cake buffet, which lets you eat some 20 varieties of cakes as much as you like for 90 minutes, is its most popular menu selection. The café’s delicately baked baumkuchen make perfect souvenirs.

    They only serve dessert set (cake/pudding + a drink) per person when I was there. The quality of desserts was very good, they have some small samples for customers to try. I would say one of their...

  • Kaisen Izutsu
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kusunokimachi 5-5
    A seafood restaurant located in Kusunoki-machi, Beppu City. The restaurant serves dishes made with local Seki mackerel, Seki horse mackerel, blow fish, and other fresh, seasonal seafood. Popular lunch selections include a seafood rice bowl topped with around 10 different varieties of seasonable seafood, and Ryukyu, a local dish consisting of marinated sashimi.

    A steal especially during lunch:980y for the kaisen don, which came with soup, tofu and an appetizer. There was a limited English menu provided, which didnt include translations for the ala carte...

  • Snoopy Chaya (Yufuin Restaurant)
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    4.0
    119 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kawakami, Yufuin, Yufuin, Oita Prefecture 1524-27
    A café located in Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The café serves Snoopy-shaped hamburg steak and omelet rice and other snoopy-themed foods, Japanese-style desserts, and drinks garnished with Snoopy-shaped marshmallows. The adjoining shop sells kabosu citrus fruit, a local Oita specialty product; and exclusive Snoopy-themed merchandise. Items such as drinks, warabimochi bracken starch dumplings, and matcha soft serve ice cream are also available for takeout.

    Very average taste.Nothing special.Soft drink cup full of ice-greedy!When asked get drink without ice get half cup of coke-what a shame!Wondering why yo pay for average taste and looks of obento from...

  • Port Station Beppu Traffic Center
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Shinminatomachi 6-46
    A souvenir and gift store standing on the Kokura Kaido Highway in Shinminato-machi, Beppu City. The store sells specialty products, seafood, local sake, and arts and crafts from Oita and throughout Kyushu. The adjoining Take Miraikan museum displays examples of traditional Beppu takezaiku bamboo work. Local dishes are served in the facility’s two restaurants—Take no Restaurant Chikushi and Umibe no Restaurant Shiosai, which boasts a sweeping view of Beppu Bay.

    別府湾を背にして建つ商業施設。地元大分県をや九州各県の特産品を多数取りそろえた物産センター。大分焼酎や日本酒、関アジなどの魚介加工品、かぼすこしょう醤油、柚子こしょうなどの土産物が店内所狭しと並べられている。お土産を買うとしたらここ一件で間に合ってしまいそうだが、数は多いものの首都圏で流通している品物も多く特に目新しいものはなかった。500人収容の展望レストラン「しおさい」や、竹の文化を紹介する...

  • Yufuin MARC CHAGALL Museum
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami Take Hon 1592-1
    This art museum stands next to Lake Kinrin. The museum houses and displays works of art by Marc Chagall, one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Lithographs created by Chagall are on permanent display in the second floor exhibition room, and visitors can view these fantastical images. In the cafe on the first floor, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and sweets made with local ingredients, and it is also a perfect place to take a break after exploring the area on foot. The museum's shop on the second floor sells select products, original merchandise, and items created by artists living in Yufuin.

    This is definitely THE place to have coffee in Yufuin. Very nicely decorated with a beautiful ceramic gallery attached and overlooking a lovely pond/lake. Excellent service, and good coffee.. Like...

  • Rokusei Cold Noodle Specialty Shop
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Matsubarachou 7-17
    Rokusei Cold Noodle Specialty Shop is distinctive for its strong-bodied yet tasting-good-going-down noodles. The chashu pork and kimchi ingredients are top class, and the combination of domestic beef and soup stock carefully created with thick-leafed konbu is exquisite. Aside from reimen cold noodles, they also serve unmen (a type of somen without added oil) and ramen. It is a 12-minute walk from JR Higashi Beppu Station.

    As a big fan of reimen (Korean cold noodles) I knew had to come this place which is very popular with locals though not especially close to anything else. If you look up this restaurant on Google...

  • Tan’s bar
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 1264-2
    This bar is located in Sansou Murata, a Japanese high-class ryokan (hotel) in Yufuin-cho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture. Its antique interior, in the design of a mid-Meiji period house is made complete by the retro atmosphere. A blanket of comforting music flows from the 1930’s theater speakers, creating a mature atmosphere. Patrons can relax here, while holding a cocktail or a matured sake. During the day, the bar operates as a café, also serving coffee and the bar’s specialty P Roll to guests who are not staying at the inn.

    This is part of Sanso Murata. The ambiance is very relaxed. My wife and I opted for seats in front of the fireplace. We drank some high end Yamazaki and Hakushu Japanese whiskey. Though there were...

  • Nicol 's Bar/ Tea Room Nicol
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 2731 - 1 in Tamanou
    A café and bar located on the grounds of the Tamanoyu, a famous hotel in the Yufuincho, Yufu City, Oita Prefecture, past a small path dappled with the sunlight filtering through a grove of trees. The establishment’s apple pie, only available in limited quantities each day, is its most popular item. These near-perfect confections offer a delicate balance of apple sourness, sweet sauce, and crisp pie crust. The café also offers anpan bread and original cakes from famous shops. It’s the perfect place to take a break during a stroll. The bright terrace facing the garden gives diners the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the season. The autumn foliage is particularly gorgeous.

    Small quaint shop and has variety of donuts. Also has good coffee and nice music to sit for relaxation. We tried the chocolate donuts which is pretty good.

  • Murata Fushoan
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 1266-18
    This soba noodle restaurant is located in the Sanso Murata, a high-class inn. Here you can enjoy authentic, handmade soba noodles crafted with Yufuin spring water and buckwheat flour ground in-house using buckwheat from Nagano. In addition to standards such as kake soba hot noodles in broth and kitsune soba noodles served in a hot broth and topped with aburaage deep-fried tofu, the restaurant also serves hot soba noodles topped with a heaping helping of finely shredded spring onions and stewed Berkshire pork chashu fillets. You can also enjoy tempura and an oyakodon chicken and egg over rice set meal made with local heritage chicken. Customers can enjoy a view of the Yufuin Basin from the restaurant's terrace seating area, so be sure to sit here when the weather's nice.

    Cozy place to stop by if you are in Yufuin. The place may be located off tourist spots but it’s worth it. First you got this perfect panoramic view of Yufuin. And second, the food here is so great...

  • Nishikizushi
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Saiki Hinodemachi 1-6
    This sushi restaurant, a three-minute walk from JR Saiki station, is notable for its huge sushi toppings. Of the 12 choice sushi restaurants which are members of the Saiki Sushi Kaido promotional organization, this one is particularly famous. The toppings on the restaurant's nigiri sushi are equal in size to three or four standard pieces of sushi, and you can have them cut into easier to eat portions if you like. The Tokujo Nigiri sushi meal is particularly popular and comes with a seaweed salad topped with chutoro medium-fatty tuna and uni sea urchin. The restaurant's signature, three-centimeter-thick Trendy Tamago egg omelet sushi is made with 12 to 13 eggs, and customers are recommended to share one among several people.

    Very happy to have found this very authentic sushi restaurant. Great meal and great service. Arigato goz

  • Restaurant Toyoken
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Ishigakihigashi 7-8-22
    Opened by the Emperor’s chef Shiro Miyagawa in 1926, this Toriten chicken shop emerged in the early days of the Showa period as a place for chicken kamaboko tempura. Nowadays it is famous for its food loved dearly by those of Oita Prefecture. One can enjoy various tastes by adding Oita Prefecture kabosu or vinegar soy sauce and mustard. The standard menu’s “Honke Toriten Teishoku” is satisfyingly voluminous. From Beppu Station take the Kamenoi bus towards APU, alight at Funakouji, and walk five minutes.
  • Bungo Beef Steak Restaurant Somuri
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 1-4-28 Kasaoka Shopping Building 2F
    Since its opening in 1989, this long-established steak restaurant has enjoyed undying popularity. The carefully selected Bungo beef steaks are priced very reasonably, and the steaks are kept on the iron plate until the moment you eat them, so as not to let any of their juice be wasted. After customers finish eating their steak, rice is added to their plate to soak up the remaining juice, in the “Somuri style.” There are also à la carte menu items, including homemade ham and wine and a wide variety of alcohols to go with the steak.

    Took us a few attempts to find this place but we’ll worth it. The fillet steak comes with all the trimmings...veg, rice and served in a rich peppercorn sauce. We watched the chef cooking cutting it...

  • Kappo Heike
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Ishigakihigashi 7-2-14
    A kappo Japanese cuisine restaurant located in 7 Chome Ishigakihigashi, Beppu City. The restaurant’s seafood is made with fish from the restaurant’s own live tank as well as mackerel and horse mackerel caught with a fishing pool in the sea of Saganoseki. The establishment serves local Seki mackerel and Seki horse mackerel ikizukuri; local cuisine meals which include dishes like chicken tempura and Ryukyu; and seafood course meals. A reservation only all-you-can-eat buffet is located on the third floor; the restaurant also operates a rooftop beer garden in summer.

    とても美味しい関アジの刺身頂きました。流れの厳しい佐賀の関を泳ぐアジのプリプリとした身は忘れられないでしょう。 あと、刺身盛り合わせや、鯛の兜煮など、どれも「うん!」と唸らせて頂きました。ご馳走様でした。

  • Cafe Duo
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 1159-1
    This cafe stands on the Yunotsubo Kaido. Sporting a unified, finished wood and white decor inside, the bright and cheery establishment has a relaxing atmosphere. The cafe takes particular pride in its 3D latte art depicting animals and popular characters using a milk foam perfected after much trial and error by the owner, and this popular establishment sees an unending line of customers. The cafe also sells light meals such as open-faced sandwiches and croissant sandwiches, as well as an array of cakes like a moist, low-butter pound cake; and a souffle cheesecake that is baked to order. The cafe is the perfect place to take a break while walking the streets of Yufuin.

    Very nice owners that does very cute 3d latte art, menus in english available. Owners cat - Gu-chan, also roams around the cafe.

  • Restaurant RANPUSYA
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Yufu-shi Yufuincho Kawakami 1561
    "This restaurant is located inside the Pension Kinrinko Toyonokuni lodge on the shore of Lake Kinrin. Here you can enjoy exceptional ""yoshoku"" Japanese-style Western food along with a view of Lake Kinrin. The Ranpusya Set meal has been the restaurant's popular choice since its inception; the meal can be ordered with a Bungo beef hamburg steak dripping with the delicious juices Japanese wagyu beef is known for. You can also choose among different sauces, such as a Japonaise sauce or demi-glace sauce, and the meal also comes with a seasonal salad and dessert. The hearty and filling Japanese yoshoku assortment comes with a Bungo beef menchi-katsu breaded mincemeat cutlet, chicken nanban deep fried chicken with vinegar and tartar sauce, and a large salad."

    Need to walk up hill. It is located nearby the lake. We ordered beef yakiniku and crab croquette set. They are superb. The price is reasonable. The view is also stunning. Low traffic which is good...

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A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don't hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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