Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Oita Area

  • Jigoku-Mushi Kobo Kannawa
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    4.0
    433 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...

  • Yufuin Yufufu
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    3.0
    83 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...

  • Restaurant Toyoken
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    A traditional Japanese restaurant with friendly staff and good food. Suitable for kids and some English spoken

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Toyotsune
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    4.0
    410 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...

  • Sofuren Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    86 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.

  • Kogetsu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 1-9-4
    A gyoza (jyaozi, pot sticker) specialty restaurant sitting snugly in an alley off the main strip in front of the station. The only items on the menu are fried gyoza and bottled beer. The restaurant serves 15 gyoza per serving, which can be a bit much for one person, but many eat up two dishes alone for the shop’s gyoza are not oily but bite-sized, simple treats. Only counter seating is available and a line often forms, but turnaround is quick and wait times are small. Takeout is also available. A five-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.
  • Natsume
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kitahama 1-4-23
    A retro café located in the heart of the Beppu Ginza Shopping Arcade. The shop’s onsen coffee, made with hot spring water from Kankaiji Onsen, is particularly popular. The restaurant also serves a variety of dishes such as slow-stewed beef curry, hot sandwiches, and pizza toast, making it a great place to stop by for lunch. A nine-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.

    今日は、地獄めぐりなど別府観光を楽しんだあと、 お茶をしようと思い、「喫茶なつめ」さんにやってきました!! 色々なメニューがある中から、紅茶となつめア・ラ・モードをオーダー!! 喫茶なつめの名前を冠したなつめア・ラ・モードは、 フルーツたっぷりで美味しくいただきました!!

  • Wakaeya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Kitsukishi Kitsuki 665-429
    A long-standing restaurant established in the early Edo period and located in Kitsuki, Kitsuki City. The restaurant is famous for its “Ureshino” sea bream chazuke (sea bream on rice covered in tea) made with Kitsuki tea and sea bream marinated in a sesame sauce crafted according to a secret family recipe. The dish derived its name from a phrase from a former lord of Kitsuki. It is said that he murmured “ureshii noo” (“I am happy”) upon eating sea bream chazuke. The flavor of this tasty dish has been passed down unchanged for generations.
  • Katsura Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 947-5
    A restaurant standing on Prefectural Route 40 in Tano, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County. The restaurant serves udon and soba noodles, curry, katsudon cutlet rice bowls, and set meals designed to serve large tour groups. The restaurant is adjoined by a souvenir shop and confectionary shop which sells original sweets such as “Oni no Me ni mo Namida,” a biscuit sandwich filled with crimson glory vine cream. Upon request, diners can also get discount admission for day trip bathing at the adjoining hot spring inns Nihiki no Oni and Tsurezure.
  • Beef Brothers (Amu Plaza Oita Restaurant)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Oitashi Kanamemachi 1-14 JR Oita City Amu Plaza Oita 1F Ippuku Yokocho
    A restaurant specializing in hearty meat dishes located inside the Amu Plaza Oita mall adjoining Oita Station in Kaname-machi, Oita City. The restaurant serves meat grilled over a charcoal flame in an open kitchen by skilled chef, including grilled Bungo beef, all beef hamburg steaks, standard steaks, beef tongue, and more.

    今日のランチは大分駅でスンドゥブ! 表のポスターに惹かれました。 お子ちゃまなので辛さは控えめにして頂きましたが、ホルモンGOOD! 韓国海苔が乗せられたご飯とセットになります。 店員の方も気が利き良かったです。

  • Konohana Garten (Oyama Shop)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Oita Pref. Hitashi Oyamamachihigashioyama 274-1
    A farmer’s market standing along the Hita Kaido Highway in Higashioyama, Oyama-machi, Hita City. The market sells fresh picked vegetables, flowers, Japanese plums (a local Oyama specialty), and foods made with local agricultural products. In the adjoining restaurant, visitors can enjoy healthy dishes made with local vegetables and edible wild plants served all-you-can-eat buffet style.

    大山ガルテンの本店です。国道212号線沿いで日田と杖立温泉の間です。大分道の日田IC経由で小国方面に出かけたときに帰りによく立ち寄ります。食事の場所も併設されています。日田市内ですが、小国の牛乳やヨーグルトもあるのがありがたいです。この日は梅シロップと牛乳、ヨーグルトを買って帰りました。

  • Kappo Heike
    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.
  • Kaisen Izutsu
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    4.0
    145 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...

  • YUFUIN KASHIKOUBOU GOEMON
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 1984-212
    A Western confectionary shop adjoining the Ryokan Yufusan inn situated along Prefectural Route 11 in Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. The shop’s deliciously creamy and smooth signature half-baked cheesecake is made with Australian cheese and fresh eggs. The shop sells other Western style confections, as well, like roll cakes.

    湯布院土産に頂きました。 「甘太さくっとリッチサブレ」は見た目もさつま芋の輪切りっぽくしてあって可愛らしいサブレです。

  • Yamadaya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Bungotakadashi Usuno 3558-1
    "This seafood restaurant is located along National Road 213 in Usuno, Bungotakada City. It offers seafood dishes such as sashimi, sushi, grilled dishes, simmered dishes and tempura using the seasonal seafood of Oita. It is also an authorized shop of the local Bungotakada gourmet ""Misaki kakiage don"" (mixed tempura bowl), and you can also taste the Bungotakada specialty ""Misaki gazami"" (blue crab) when it's in season."

    海鮮系ならだいたい揃っています。日替わり定食を食べましたが、値段の割に結構品数も多く満足でした。ただ、お昼は混み合うので、注文をしてからだいぶ待たされました。急ぎの時は余りおすすめできません。

  • Yamazatoryori Budoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 2731-1 Yufuin Tamanoyu
    "This restaurant is located inside the hot spring inn ""Yufuin Tama-no-Yu"" in the Kawakami area of Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. They offer Yamazato cuisine using seasonal ingredients including local and mountain vegetables. The restaurant can also be used by guests other than hotel guests, and you can also dine on large tables of ancient cedar or dug out seats with an open hearth depending on the season. In addition, there is also an adjoining store selling homemade food products and pottery inside the facility."
  • Kakumasa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Usa-shi Minami-usa 2213-1
    A restaurant and gift shop situated along the approach to Usa-jingu Shrine in Minamiusa, Usa City. The restaurant serves set meals consisting of local Oita cuisine such as toriten chicken tempura and dangojiru dumpling soup; noodles like chabamen made with tea leaves from Yabakei Gorge; donburi rice bowls; and more. The adjoining gift shop sells popular confections like Usa Ikkon, local vegetables, and specialty products from Oita and Kyushu. Customers can also enjoy matcha powdered green tea manju steamed dumplings made with local Toyonoka green tea.
  • Hamachaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Tsukumi-shi Chinu 6029
    A Japanese seafood restaurant situated along National Route 217 in Chinu, Tsukumi City. This establishment is one of the area's restaurant's which serve the Tsukumi hyuga-don, a local Tsukumi City specialty consisting of a bowl of rice topped with lean red tuna garnished with a special sesame sauce. The restaurant is also famous for its tuna steaks.

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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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