Japanese Food Spots in Miyazaki Area

  • Naochan
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    4.5
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nobeokashi Sakaemachi 9-3
    This chicken cuisine restaurant is located in Nobeoka City. The simple taste of chicken nanban, made with Miyazaki grown chicken breast and an original sweet and sour sauce, is popular. Rice cooked freshly in a pressure cooker pot, dried anchovy from Kitaura and miso soup made with Mukabaki dried shiitake mushrooms are also popular. Enjoy chicken cuisine using carefully selected local and prefectural produce.

    Nao Chan has moved to new quarters. The new location is literally a stone’s throw up the same alley, closer to the Route Inn. The chicken is probably the best I have ever had. I was here for two...

  • Unagi no irifune
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    4.5
    67 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Saitoshi Minamikata 3316-3
    This is a long-established eel restaurant established in 1894 in Saito City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Guests can enjoy the taste of “kaba-yaki” (eel, dipped and broiled in soy sauce) using carefully selected local eel. The well-grilled odorless taste is characteristic of domestic eel. It is a popular restaurant with queues forming at opening and offers a waiting room as well. Many people visit from afar.

    Miyazaki is actually famous for Chicken Nanban so when a local told me that Irifune offers very delicious eel dishes, I was a bit skeptical. However, I wasnt disappointed after my visit. The eel...

  • Chiho no Ie
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Mukouyama 62-1
    This is a restaurant located in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County, Miyazaki Prefecture serving local traditional cuisine. The restaurant is famous for serving the “Original Nagashi Somen” (flowing noodles) in bamboo at the counter seats. There is also equipment installed on the tables that rotate to experience “Nagashi Somen”. “Sashimi konjac”, and “Yamame” (landlocked salmon) baked onsite, are also popular. Many sightseers to Takachiho Gorge visit the restaurant.

    Average food but the fun is in the noodle catch. That was a laugh and a half. I really enjoyed doing that. In the area of Takachihio gorge its the best place to eat in my opinion. Give Chiho no Ie...

  • Portside Station Meitsu
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nichinanshi Nangouchounakamura Otsu 4862-9
    This product shop is directly managed by the fishing co-op in “Meitsu Port” in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Visitors can purchase seasonal fresh seafood caught in the port famous for pole-fished bonito as well as processed products. There is also a restaurant offering seafood cuisine such as pan seared Nichinan pole-fished bonito on a box of rice which visitors can taste as they sear the fresh bonito fish.

    食事処の海鮮丼が人気なようでかなりな待ち客がいたので食べるのは断念しました。 併設の店舗で販売されているのは魚介類と加工品で農産物は皆無でした。 小規模な道の駅といった感じです。

  • Ippei Sushi
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Matsuyama 1-8-8
    This sushi restaurant is known as the birthplace of the “Lettuce Roll” which is also the beginning of salad rolls and sushi rolls. The original flavor of the innovative combination of vinegar rice, shrimp and lettuce, and an original mayonnaise sauce is popular. In addition to sushi, the restaurant offers a large variety of set meals including sashimi and tempura.

    元祖レタス巻きのお店ということで評価も高いので初めて行ってみました。宮崎たべてんというフリーペーパーのクーポンを使って、レタス巻きとカニ汁を頼んで茶わん蒸しをサービスしていただきました。キャッシュレス支払いで1705円。 レタス巻きはもちろん、カニ汁もおいしくて、宮崎でリピートしたいお店がまた1軒増えました。

  • Obiten Kura
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 9-1-8
    "This local cuisine restaurant is situated on the road leading to Obijo-mae Street. Situated on the site of the government office for Obi Domain in the Edo period, the history-leaden building is also famously the only extant example of nagakura architecture in the former castle town of Obi. The restaurant is renowned for its ""Obiten,"" a traditional Obi regional variety of tempura consisting of minced fish mixed with tofu and miso before being deep-fried. Tender in texture and bearing a mild, slightly sweet flavor, once you take a bite, you'll never forget how delicious it is, and many tourists make their way to the restaurant time and again to enjoy the delicacy. The restaurant's ""Obiten Teishoku"" set meal is also popular, and comes with the signature Obiten as well as crab miso soup, an atsuyaki omelet, and other regional Obi dishes."

    Bcoz oledi try most of the Miyazaki famous gourmet, I only order obiten & soba during my Obi tour. おび天蔵 r the first to serve obiten, now the obiten still very good taste, soba r average. This cost...

  • Manraku
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Shioji 2300
    This unagi (eel) shop is along Prefectural Road 372 in Shioji, Miyazaki city. They carefully select their unagi raised in eel farms in Miyazaki and Kagoshima, then charcoal-grill them, not steam them, to provide the Kansai-style local grilling. The unagi has a fluffy inside and a crispy outside, and is cleanly finished with tare sauce. You can enjoy unajyu, and hitsumabushi (chopped eel on rice), as well as course meals and unagi shabu shabu (reservation required.)

    こちらの店舗に伺ったのではなく、冷凍の贈答用鰻をいただきました。身が肉厚で、臭みもなくふっくらしています。

  • Tanohana
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Nishiusuki-gun Takachiho Cho Mitai 4587
    "This restaurant is situated at the end of a narrow village road. The talented owner has studied extensively in both Tokyo and Nagoya and serves Japanese cuisine with a focus on rare Takachiho beef and vegetable cuisine. Evening meals are reservation-only. Just what vegetables the restaurant stocks varies day-to-day, so those interested in dining on something in particular might want to contact the establishment in advance. As the restaurant's vegetable cuisine is primarily made with local vegetables, it has been certified by the prefecture as ""Choice Local Production for Local Consumption Cuisine."" Terraced rice field sprawl beyond the restaurant's windows, and customers can enjoy a sweeping view of charming pastoral scenery."

    We decided to drive here as it is a bit out of the way. Some of the narrow roads made us doubt if we were actually going the right way but Google Maps was very accurate. The vegetarian lunch plate...

  • Minato Aoshima
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Aoshima 3-5-1
    "This eating place in Aoshima 3 Chome, Miyazaki City is located in the Aoshima Fishing Port and offers meals made from freshly caught fish unique to its local fishing cooperatives. In addition to the ""Minato Aoshima Plate"" with lobster miso soup, visitors can enjoy various seafood dishes such as sashimi and seafood bowls. You can also purchase fresh fish at the direct sales shop here."

    青島駅からすぐ近くの港あおしま。海も近く、刺身定食が有名。コストパフォーマンスも満点で昼食にはいい。

  • Taisei
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Agata-higashi 10-8-14
    This eel restaurant is located a five-minute drive from Nichinan Station. Here customers can savor choice dishes maid exclusively with eel from Miyazaki Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture in a genuine Japanese atmosphere. The restaurant's herb eel, which has been featured in the media, is rich in high quality fat yet does not have the distinctive smell of river fish. Its excellent and mild flavor is so delicious, even people who don't like eel will find it tasty. The restaurant's tuna rice bowls, made with tuna from the local Aburatsu Port; and its broiled bonito rice boxes, a local Nichinan favorite; are also well-reviewed.

    日南市で鰻を食べるのならこのお店という評判だったので伺ってみました。 ランチ営業は14時までと知ってましたがぎりぎりの13時半過ぎに訪店。快く入店させてもらえました。 当方はうな丼特上、連れはうな重特上をオーダー。価格はどちらも3千円以下で東京なら5千円ぐらい払わないとありつけないと思います。 鰻は皮がやや硬めに感じましたが身はふっくらでタレとの相性も抜群でした。 この価格で国産鰻にありつけたので...

  • Local cuisine Suginoko
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tachibanadorinishi 2-1-4
    Since its establishment in 1970, this restaurant has been serving delicious dishes made with the abundant culinary blessings of Miyazaki. Offering everything from casual set meals to course menus, the courses change seven times each year, ensuring that customers want to come back repeatedly to sample all of Suginoko’s delights. You’ll have trouble choosing between the Miyazaki beef, Miyazaki Jitokko (certified brand chicken), and fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Hyuga. Children’s meals are also available by reservation. A 15-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.

    Suginoko offers many kinds of local foods in the Miyazaki city, including fresh sea foods, chicken Namban, roasted Miyazaki chicken and beef. Suginoko also offers many kinds of Shochu, spirits made...

  • Gallery Kodama
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Nichinan-shi Obi 8-1-1
    This restaurant is located a five-minute walk from Obi Castle. Operating out of a 120-year-old merchant home, the restaurant serves regional Obi cuisine. The restaurant's fishing pole-caught Nichinan bonito broiled rice box meal, ranked number one in a list of local Nichinan dishes, comes with fresh, raw bonito you broil yourself. Customers rave that the meal's bonito soy-based sauce, made with local Obi soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, has a light and delicious flavor. The meal also comes with an atsuyaki omelet, a famous Obi specialty; and nimono-style stewed seasonal vegetables, meaning with this one meal you can enjoy the tastes of Obi. The restaurant also serves anmitsu sweet beans and fruit in syrup, matcha green tea parfaits, and a full array of other desserts, making this the perfect place to stop and take a break while exploring Obi on foot, as well.

    This place provides you with a good raw bonito lunch which probably was dipped in soy sauce and some sweet sauce. At the end of the lunch you can pour in some soup into the rice bowl with the slice...

  • Japanese Spiny Lobster Cuisine, Yoshiki
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Tachibanadorinishi 2-1-3
    This is a seafood restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh spiny lobster fished in Miyazaki all year-round. The lobster is fresh and the meat plump which can be enjoyed raw in a dish called ‘Ise-ebi Ikizukuri’, or a generous lobster portion boldly extending over the sides of the dish served on a bowl of rice. Miyazaki beef and chicken dishes are also available.

    208/04/02 家人と旅行で訪問、昼食。 家人初めての宮崎なので伊勢海老を食べさせたかったけど 宮崎の日月曜日の旅行は鬼門。だーれもいない。店定休。 ランチは安くて美味しいけど夜に来たかったなぁ。 奥に100円/時間のコインパあります。

  • Nichinan Suisan
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Uchiumi 6225-3
    A Japanese seafood restaurant right on the Nichinan Coast a one-minute walk from JR Kouchiumi Station. The restaurant is famous for its sumibiyaki charcoal-grill-it-yourself seafood, including common orient clam, oysters, and spiny lobster. Recommendations include the sea urchin rice bowl and spine lobster soup set and the spiny lobster takikomi gohan rice, as well as the restaurant's popular seafood rice bowl topped with tuna, red sea bream, and greater amberjack. All of the restaurant's tables have a view of the beach and ocean for customers to enjoy along with their meal.

    On you way back to Miyazaki city from tour of Sunmesse Nichinan, drop by this small seafood place for authentic BBQ. The pool with the lobsters, clams, and oysters are just besides your table. Can...

  • Oshokuji Dokoro Kamichaya
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Nishiusukiguntakachihochou Iwato 794-6
    This restaurant is located in Takachiho Town, Nishiusuki County. The “Takachiho beef croquette” is a masterful creation made with Takachiho beef and rice which is deep-fried and tastes delicious. In addition, a popular dish amongst the locals is a hearty plate of “mixed vegetables champon” noodles.

    天岩戸神社の見学を終え、昼食にします。入ったお店は、神社の鳥居近くにあった「神茶屋」さん。 注文するは、私もツレも“チキン南蛮丼”600円なり。待つこと暫し、目の前に着丼です。丼の中には、ご飯の7うえに7、キャベツがパラパラ、その上にチキンの唐揚げ3ケにタルタルソースと刻みのり。あとは、みそ汁と小鉢、香の物がついてます。 見た目にはちょっと寂しいですが、お値段的には、まぁこんなものかと思い頂いてみ...

  • Misai Shokuzen Furushima
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Higashimorokatagunayachou Kitamata 2363
    This is a shojin vegetarian restaurant where you can enjoy an uncommonly large menu for a shojin restaurant offering dishes made from carefully selected vegetables. Seasonal vegetables are used for the meals which change monthly. Desserts and drinks are included in the set meal. The motto of the restaurant is to provide freshly prepared rice, so reservations in advance are required.

    精進料理にありがちな地味さとはまったく無縁のレストランです。絵本に出てくるような雰囲気の外観でゆったりとした時間が流れています。お料理はどれもびっくりするような素材と見た目です。味も優しいお味です。こちらでいただいたノンアルコールの白ワインは、全然ジュースっぽさがなく、とても美味しかったです。

  • Anbai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Chuoudori 7-30 The twilight building 1F
    This popular restaurant serves local favorites such as local fish sashimi caught just that morning, chicken nanban made with local Miyazaki chicken, chicken sashimi, and chilled miso soup. Anbai also stocks over 360 varieties of shochu. The restaurant keeps at least 25 varieties of sake on hand at any time, and with the reasonable prices, you're encouraged to compare and find your favorite. A 17-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.
  • Epurontei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Uchiumi 7493
    This seafood restaurant is located in Miyazaki city. Seafood cuisine such as shrimp fried set meals, spiny lobster sashimi, and seafood on rice bowls are available for you to taste while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Accommodation facilities are also available making it a great place to use as a base to explore the tourist spots of the Nichinan Coast while enjoying the beauty of the changing seasons.
  • Suisen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Hiroshima 2-11-3
    This is a restaurant offering local cuisine where you can taste fresh, locally produced grilled chicken thigh and chicken nanban (crispy chicken with a sweet and sour sauce). Chicken gizzard is also popular for its crispy texture refreshing taste, and goes well with local sake. The restaurant is popular with both sightseers and business travelers and its convenience to Miyazaki Station.
  • Gunkei Kakushigura (Main Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Chuoudori 8-12
    This restaurant located in Miyazaki City serves chicken. Many chicken dishes are available for you to enjoy from chicken sashimi, chicken nanban (crispy chicken in a sweet and sour sauce) to the specialty “momoyaki” grilled chicken thigh. The “Momoyaki” which is charcoal grilled is extremely popular with visitors in and out of the prefecture. In addition, you can enjoy local Miyazaki sake, sake made from mango and local citrus fruit as well as local beer and shochu liquor.

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An unmissable highlight of Kyushu, Miyazaki prefecture satisfies nature lovers with its dramatic gorges cut out of rugged cliffs, leading into waterfalls and beaches of green-blue water popular among surfers. Takachiho Gorge in the north of the prefecture tells a tale of centuries-old Japanese mythology in a fantastic setting, allowing visitors to explore the waters by boat before heading up to the cave at the Awano Iwato Shrine, where the sun goddess was said to have hidden, plunging the world into darkness.

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