Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Oita Area

  • Jigoku-Mushi Kobo Kannawa
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    4.0
    437 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.

    This place is popular, we waited an hour though the queue is very well managed. We weren’t so hungry so we shared a vegetable platter and the manjuku buns. Very cool experience to steam the food...

  • Restaurant Toyoken
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    4.0
    144 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.

    とり天発祥の店。土曜の昼頃に着くと待つ人が外まで溢れていて、受付をすると1時間待ちと。店を離れ近くを40分ほど散策し戻ると自分の番まで3組待ち。まもなく呼ばれ、二階席へ。とり天定食を注文。衣にしっかり味があり、たれを付けなくても十分このままでも美味しい。とり天最高!一緒に行った人が麻婆豆腐のセットにしていたので少し味見をしましたが、辛さよりも醤油のしょっぱさが強く、こちらはいまひとつ。接客もとても...

  • Okamoto Ya Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Beppushi-shi Myoban 3 Kumi
  • Seki Aji Seki Saba no Sato Saga Seki Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Beppushi-shi Kamegawahigashimachi 20-45 Kamegawa Marina Terrace 3F
  • Sofuren Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    91 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.

  • Hita Tenryosui no Sato Genki no Eki
    Transportation
    Oita Hita-shi Nakano Shima 635-1
    This service area is a five-minute drive from Hita Station and the Hita Interchange and is located on a sandbank surrounded by the Mikuma River to the north and south. The station has a market which sells fresh, local foods, and information is provided on exactly who made them. There's also a restaurant which serves original pizzas, soft-serve ice cream, and double-sided yakisoba fried noodles; as well as a buffet with private dining areas for small and large groups. The station's market sells fresh ingredients and prepared foods, and is divided into various areas such as a produce area and seafood area; it also has an abundant selection of local alcoholic beverages, making this a great place to visit when looking for souvenirs.
  • Kaisen Izutsu
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    4.0
    146 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 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...

  • Toyotsune
    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.
  • Ebisu Tsuki
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    3.5
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Beppushi-shi Ishigaki-higashi 8-1-26
    Introduced to Beppu by a chef repatriated from Manchuria in the 1950s, Beppu cold noodles are a Japanese version of Korean cold noodles, featuring wheat flour, buckwheat flour, and starch noodles and a seafood-based Japanese-style soup. It is served at many restaurants in Beppu City, and Hugetsu, a 10-minute drive from Beppu Station, is a particularly popular restaurant that faithfully carries on the traditional taste. The soup, noodles, and toppings such as beef chashu pork and cabbage kimchi are all handmade, and the menu also includes hot noodles and bibim cold noodles.

    This place has extremely delicious noodles!!! If you want to avoid waiting outside the shop (since the place is really small) avoid going right during lunchtime. Around2-3pm is recommended. The...

  • 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.
  • Farmhouse Restaurant Bebenko
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 2407-1
    This restaurant offers cuisine made freely with carefully selected foodstuffs including Bungo cows directly from Eagle Farm, Koshihikari rice from Senchomuta, and natural water from the foot of Mt. Kuenhira. The menu is complete with Bungo beef steak, beef bowls, and the well-known Toriten chicken. The limited quantity beef loin yakiniku bowl and Bungo beef leftover set menu are popular, while the Saturday and Sunday-limited blueberry sweets are also wonderful.

    Ordered two sets, the beef steak set and an iron noodle beef bowl. Both were really good and the hot bowl of udon was extremely satisfying on a rainy day. The corn that was sold on the cob was very...

  • 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
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    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.

    こちらのお店は、天皇陛下もお越しになって、お食事された有名店。 鯛茶漬けが有名だそうですが、一緒に頂いた日本酒「智恵美人」も美味しかったです。 鯛茶漬けは、あまりにも美味しかったので、『おかわり』したいくらいでした。

  • 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)
    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.
  • Port Station Beppu Traffic Center
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    3.5
    50 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.

    別府温泉のおみやげが揃っていると、わざわざ駐車料金まで払って買いに行った。880円で買った商品が道の駅で650円で売っていた。約35%高であった。こんなにも高く売るのは消費者として納得し難い。二度と行かない。

  • Snoopy Chaya (Yufuin Restaurant)
    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.
  • 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。

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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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