Japanese Food Spots in Oita Area

  • Sofuren Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    93 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.

  • Seki Aji Seki Saba no Sato Saga Seki Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Beppushi-shi Kamegawahigashimachi 20-45 Kamegawa Marina Terrace 3F
  • Gintachi no Sato
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Kunisaki-shi Kunisakimachi Owara 2662-1
    "This restaurant, operated by a fishery cooperative, is located in Roadside Station Kunisaki on National Route 213 a 10-minute drive from the Oita Airport. The establishment serves meals made using fresh caught local seafood, including an abundant variety of dishes made with the Kunisaki's ""Kunisaki Gintachi"" brand largehead hairtail, such as largehead hairtail sushi and largehead hairtail curry. The largehead hairtail oju rice box, consisting of largehead hairtail grilled with a special sauce created with local soy sauce and served over rice, is particularly popular. The largehead hairtail set meal, which comes with numerous largehead hairtail dishes, is also recommended."

    両親から、ここのたち重は絶品だとよく聞かされていました。イギリス人の旦那は最初、太刀魚を見て、えーって感じでしたが、食べて、こんなに美味しい魚があるのーって驚いていました。私も初めて食べたのですが、鰻重よりも美味しい〰️って感動しました。今はイギリスに住んでいるのでこの味が懐かしい!

  • Port Station Beppu Traffic Center
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    3.5
    51 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.

    店内は広く、別府のお土産が何でも揃う。食事ができる場所もあり、フェリーの待ち時間を潰すことができる。

  • Taketa Marufuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Taketa-shi Taketamachi 550-6
    This restaurant, a five-minute walk from JR Bungo-Taketa Station, continues to be a local favorite and is notably popular for its karaage fried chicken, which stands out from the herd even in the mecca for karaage that is Oita. The restaurant's famous karaage, which has won the grand prize at the OBS Food Stadium competition, is crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. This exquisite karaage is hearty and filling as well, being made with an entire chicken thigh. The restaurant's zuri miso chicken gizzard pickled in miso, chicken nanban deep fried chicken with vinegar and tartar sauce, and toriten chicken tempura, which are prepared to order, are also popular. The restaurant offers set meals and a la carte dishes, and takeout is also available. Order takeout over the phone and you'll be able to pay and pick up your meal without having to wait.
  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Kappo Heike
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    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
    147 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.

    If you are a seafood lover, this is the place. During my stay of a week in Beppu, I tried several seafood restaurants,but always came back to Izutu. Sashim dishes of mackerel, yellowtail, horse...

  • 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。

  • 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
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    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.

    家族旅行で大分を訪れ、お魚が食べたいと思いネットで検索して浜茶屋が良さそうだったので訪れました。 メニューはどれも美味しそうで、家族も注文した料理が楽しみでワクワクしていました。待つこと数分後、子供達の料理、次に妻と私の料理が出て来ました。そこまでは、楽しんでいたのですが・・・。 出てきた私のご飯の蓋を外したら、ご飯の上に黒い物が。一瞬、一緒に出てきた小鉢のヒジキ料理が入ってしまった?と思ったので...

  • Ohara Chaya
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Hita-shi Tashima 2 Ohara Jinja Agaru
    "A Japanese restaurant located in Tashima 2-Chome, Hita City. This restaurant is famous for its hanatebo bentos, which consists of a variety of dishes made with local, seasonal vegetables and edible wild plants served in a regional type of basket called a ""hanatebo."" Here customers can enjoy lunchtime a la carte dishes and set meals such as the hanatebo bento with local grilled chicken, and the hanatebo bento with Bungo beef served kuwayaki style; as well as kuzukiri made with Yoshino kuzu and Okinawan brown sugar syrup."

    旅行の途中でネット検索して口コミの良いこちらのお店を見つけました。 よくぞこんな場所に古民家を移築改良したなと思いました。 花てぼ弁当と弁当プラス地鶏焼きの2つを注文。 花てぼ弁当だけでお腹いっぱいでした。 焼いて出してもらった地鶏焼きは2人でシェアしましたが量も多いのと味が濃く少し後悔。。 花てぼ弁当のお味はしっかりめ。ご飯、お味噌汁、茶碗蒸し付き。 20種類ぐらいのお料理が少しずつ盛られてお...

  • Sanshoro
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami Tanaka 2850-5
    "A Japanese restaurant opened in 2013 by Kenichi Shine, the head of Yufuin Ryori Kenkyujo, featuring dishes made with Yufuin vegetables, and popular Awasebako (Yama) and Awasebako (Umi)"" with Bungo beef"""""
  • Yufu Mabushi Shin Ekimae Branch
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakita 5-32F
    A restaurant famous for its mabushi gohan, rice topped with meat. Shin offers mabushi gohan topped with Yufuin eel, Oita Bungo beef, and Toyo shamo chicken raised in Yufuin’s Shonai-cho neighborhood. Preparing its rice in proper earthenware pots, diners are encouraged to enjoy their first serving of lavishly topped mabushi gohan plain, the second with condiments of their choice, and the third chazuke-style with dashi. The shop’s hearty pickles, served as appetizers and palate-cleansers between courses, will make sure you go home satisfied. A one-minute walk from Yufuin Station on the Kyudai Main Line.
  • Unagi Rotir
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Hita-shi Kuma 2-3-16

    Picture this:youre sitting by a tranquil river in Hita, savoring the most incredible eel and Ozaki beef youve ever tasted. Thats exactly what you get at Rotir. The eel? Silky smooth. The Ozaki...

  • Umaya No Sui Oita
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Oita-shi Kanamemachi 1-14 Amu Plaza Oita 4F
    "Umaya is a restaurant located in a major JR Kyushu station building, popular for its set menus using carefully selected ingredients from Kyushu. Located on the 4th floor of Amu Plaza Oita, the restaurant offers set menus and a la carte dishes using ""Bungo Dori,"" a brand name chicken from Oita Prefecture. The ""Bungo Dori Hitsumabushi"" and ""Oita Prefecture Red Egg Ice Cream Baked Pudding"" are especially popular. The restaurant also offers a selection of locally brewed sake and shochu from various regions of Kyushu, which can be taken out."

    出入り口、内装共に典型的なショッピングモール内のレストランですが、提供される食事は、盛り付けの見た目から味付けに至るまで丁寧に拵えられており、最後まで美味しく食事を楽しめるレストランです。それだけに休日の昼食の時間帯は非常に混雑する筆頭のレストランだと思います。一方で14:00以降であれば混雑も緩和され、スムーズに入店・注文することが出来ました。ボリュームもあり成人男性でも満腹感を味わえると思いま...

  • Kotsukotsu-an
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Oita-shi Funaimachi 3-8-19
    "Kotsutsu-an, which serves Oita Prefecture's local cuisine, offers local specialties in a restaurant reminiscent of the Showa period (1926-1989). The menu includes dishes familiar to locals and tourists alike, such as ""dango soup"" made with handmade noodles and local vegetables, ""ryukyu"" made to preserve fresh sashimi, and ""toriten,"" which is neither tempura nor fried fish."

    This restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious local dishes in Oita, has been highly recommended by the locals. The interior has a homely atmosphere, with a sense of the local culture permeating...

  • Beppu Amamichaya
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Jissoji 1-4
    "Amaichaya, a popular coffee shop in Beppu, serves Oita's local cuisine and handmade Japanese sweets. In particular, ""toriten,"" a dish of deep-fried chicken in tempura flour, is the restaurant's most popular menu item, with its light, crispy batter and full of flavor. If you want to get a taste of Oita, we recommend trying the toriten at Ama Jaya."
  • Chicken House, Nakatsu Main Store
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oita Nakatsu-shi Chuomachi 2-7-61

    唐揚げと言えば、大分県中津市にある「中津唐揚げ」ブランド!何箇所も点在してますが、このチキンハウスさんも有名です。 一般的な唐揚げ店はただ売ってるだけですが、このお店は店内で定食が食べられるんですよ(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) 私は数量限定の500円ランチを注文! ご飯、味噌汁、お漬物、ひじきも付いてますね。肝心の唐揚げは4つあり、まぁまぁの肉厚かな。正直、900円の唐揚げ定食の方が更に肉厚な唐揚げが食...

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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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