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Japanese Food Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Shiosai
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    4.5
    116 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura 305-3
    A popular restaurant frequented by tourists and local alike located close to the Miyanoura Ferry Terminal. Depending on the season, diners can enjoy fresh island seafood, such as blue mackerel, flying fish, silver-stripe round herring, saw-edged perch, and Japanese snapper. The fresh mackerel sukiyaki (hotpot) is particularly popular. Tatami seating available.

    Incredible lunch spot, very busy with beautiful fresh sashimi and a wide range of dishes. Would visit again if we had enough time!

  • Takian
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Chiranchoukori 6329
    A restaurant in a repurposed samurai residence located in a corner of the Chiran Bukeyashiki-dori (Samurai District). In addition to local cuisine such as satsumaage fried fish cakes and course meals which include sake-zushi fermented with only local sake and no vinegar, the offers udon noodles mixed with Chiran tea and a variety of sets. Open until early evening, visitors are recommended to eat lunch here. The detached villa with thatched roof is available by reservation only for groups. A two-minute walk from the Bugeyashiki-iriguchi bus stop.

    We had a wonderful experience in this eatery. My family really enjoyed because it is very traditional and unique. The portion is huge and we nearly couldn’t finish! The place may be a little...

  • Ibusuki City Tosen Gorge Somen Nagashi
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    4.0
    176 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Kaimonjucchou 5967
    Tosen Gorge is the birthplace of the circular somen noodle flume and this city-run restaurant and attraction is visited by some 200 thousand people annually. Open year round, here diners can enjoy somen noodles whirling in spring water selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan in the modern era. In addition to somen, the restaurant’s sets comprised of such local dishes as trout broiled with salt, carp soup, and carp sashimi served over ice. Approximately 25 minutes by car from Ibusuki Station.

    I am a noodle lover and had a brilliant time at this somen nahashi restaurant. Picking up noodle was a fan challenge and the dipping sauce was so tasty! It takes time to get there with limited public...

  • Grilled Eel Sueyoshi
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    4.0
    127 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 14-10
    This long-established eel specialty restaurant is located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Tenmonkan Street in the downtown area. The restaurant uses the eels from Osumi Peninsula, which are special even among Kagoshima’s abundance of eel farms, due to the care taken in raising them with the spring water from the Shirasu Plateau. Soaked in a secret sauce that had been handed down for around 80 years, the restaurant’s prized eels are grilled over a charcoal fire. Popular menu items include the “Unadon” and “Unaju,” which are bursting with the delicious taste of the eels. A square of colored paper on which the children’s author, Hatoju Muku wrote “Sueyoshi has the best eel in Japan” is displayed here.

    I ordered the small size(梅) of うなぎ重. It came in a box with 2 layers, first layer was grilled eel and lower one was rice. As soon as you opened the box, you could catch the nice aroma of charcoal...

  • Kumaso tei
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 6-10
    A restaurant specializing in local Satsuma (Kagoshima) cuisine located on the north side of the Tenmonkan. Diners can enjoy a variety of colorful Kagoshima dishes, including pork bone and belly meat slow stewed for three hours until it can be cut with chopsticks, shabu-shabu with Roppaku Kurobuta pork from Kagoshima, sake-zushi fermented overnight with only local sake, fresh silver-striped round herring sashimi caught in Kagoshima Bay (Kinkou Bay) and served with a homemade mustard and vinegared miso sauce, and satsumaage deep-fried fish paste. Private rooms in a variety of sizes are also available, making this a perfect place to have a party or banquet.

    Im determined to try new things in Japan, and Im not normally a conservative eater, but this style of food ranges from bland to actively unpleasant. This place comes well recommended, but it was a...

  • Aoba
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Minato 1-2-11
    A restaurant which serves local, Satsuma (Kagoshima) style cuisine. Dedicated to local flavors, the establishment makes use of Satsuma Roppaku Berkshire pork raised in Ibusuki: Black Satsuma Chicken, a local variety; and high grade honkare katsuobushi produced in Yamakawa, Ibusuki City. In addition to tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet, a local staple, customers can enjoy luxurious Berkshire pork shabu-shabu, and Satsuma Black Chicken tsukune meatloaf and even sashimi. The restaurant offers low priced set meals during lunchtime as well as the “Ontamaran-don,” a local specialty consisting of a bowl of rice topped with salty-sweet Berkshire pork and a custard-like “hot spring” soft boiled egg.

    This place serve local food and is famous for their grilled pork with soft boiled egg on rice and Amami chicken on rice. They do have an English menu, and the stuff speaks a little English. Amami...

  • Ichi Ni San (Main Restaurant)
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shimoarata 1-21-24
    A shabu-shabu specialty restaurant which makes use of Berkshire pork. Produced by “Sobachaya Fukiagean” Japanese soba noodle restaurant chain, here customers can enjoy their shabu-shabu with a soba noodle-style tsuyu sauce flavored with dashi. Customers can also get free refills of this light and tasty tsuyu. The meats on offer primarily consist of cuts of Berkshire pork raised in Kagoshima and fed copious amounts of sweet potatoes. The restaurant’s shabu-shabu is accented with special yuzu pepper. Customers can finish off their meal with the company’s fresh, handmade soba noodles.

    Fantastic meal. Great service. But you have to really love pork or its going to be lost on you. And Kagoshima is the best for pork in Japan. Shabu shabu always a favourite of mine and done very...

  • Ogojoya (Main Store)
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yamanokuchichou 11-7 Diamond Building 1F
    A Japanese izakaya pub which serves local Satsuma (Kagoshima) chicken and kamameshi rice pots. The pub’s chicken is stocked that very morning from a free-range farm in Kagoshima City. Particularly popular menu choices include the ultra-fresh chicken sashimi, charcoal grilled chicken, and karaage fried chicken. The pub also offers laboriously crafted tsukune chicken meatloaf. The pub’s other signature dish, its kamameshi rice hot pots, are created without rushing and customers will have to wait 30–40 minutes from the time of their order before they can eat. The pub’s seafood, fresh-caught in the waters off of Kagoshima, and its over 1,000 varieties of local shochu liquors, are also popular.

    土曜日の19:00頃でしたが宴会も含めて結構混んでいるのにキビキビと立ち回るスタッフがすごい優秀!お料理も美味しくて良かったけど、メニューにあるたくさんの焼酎、結構な割合で売り切れだったのは残念でした。代わりにおススメしてもらった焼酎が美味しかったので結果、良かったです。

  • TORI-ZEN
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 11 Kagoshima Central Terminal Building 1F Underground
    A restaurant specializing in local chicken dishes. The restaurant operates its own farm, Daizen Farm, which raises its chickens, a local variety known as Satsuma Black Chicken, in a comfortable, quiet environment in Ibusuki. The restaurant’s chicken meat is delivered fresh each morning from the farm. Particularly popular menu selections include charcoal grilled chicken and fresh chicken sashimi. There’s also a chicken sashimi assortment which includes rare cuts of chicken offal. During lunchtime, the restaurant offers a reasonably priced grilled chicken lunch, breaded chicken cutlets, tsukune hamburg steak chicken meatloaf, and oyakodon chicken and egg over rice.

    高速バス,空港バスが出るバスターミナル地下にあって便利。中央駅からも地下道で行ける上に,中央駅側よりは混んでいなくてよい。味はいいし,落ち着いていただけるのもよい。ランチの価格は安くはないが高くもない,地鶏が食べたい観光客にもいいんじゃないかな。一人でも入りやすいですよ。

  • Kagoshima Black Pork Kurobuta
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sennichichou 3-2 Kamaguki Building 1F
    A Berkshire pork cuisine specialty restaurant. The restaurant uses only Berkshire pork raised in Kagoshima and designs its dishes around this meat. The restaurant’s signature black tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet contains charcoal mixed in with the batter. Despite its dark black coloring, this unique, lightly flavored batter covers juicy pork meat. The establishment also offers a variety of local Kagoshima dishes like silver-stripe round herring from the waters off Kagoshima served sashimi style, and satsuma-age deep fried fish paste made with flying fish. There’s also the luxurious Kagoshima Berkshire pork shabu-shabu.

    2nd time here. We’re frequent travelers to japan and know tasty Japanese food well. We went here 2 years ago. HAD to come back. Delicious!!

  • Satsuma Aji
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Minato 2-1-31
    A restaurant which serves local Satsuma (Kagoshima) cuisine and a la carte dishes. The establishment’s abundant variety of local meals includes fresh, local Kagoshima chicken sashimi, tonkotsu ramen made with Berkshire pork bones stewed in miso, and vegetable-rich satsuma-jiru soup. The restaurant fresh seafood from Kinko Bay is also popular. The restaurant also offers seafood rice bowls and the “Ontamaran-don,” a local Ibusuki specialty consisting of a bowl of rice topped with a fresh Ibusuki custard-like “hot spring” soft boiled egg.

    I went to Satsuma-aji (meaning the flavor of Kagoshima) for dinner because the place I wanted to go happened to be closed for the night, but it turned out to be a good choice. A place thats...

  • Shochuan Takezo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 7-1-1F
    A Japanese izakaya pub which serves local Kagoshima-style cuisine. Passing through the secret hideaway-like entryway, customers are greeted by décor which engenders a soothing, relaxing atmosphere, and the establishment is replete with semi-private and private seating areas. “Shochuan” means “Shochu Hermitage,” and as its name implies, the pub carries a wide lineup of sweet potato shochu liquors. The establishment’s food menu primarily consists of local-style cuisine made with Kagoshima grown vegetables and seafood caught in its coastal waters. The pub also serves healthy and somewhat unconventional vegetable dishes like fried daikon karaage and tomato tempura.

    焼酎,食べ物,価格,雰囲気…とバランスの取れた店です。表通りから僅かに入ったところにあるので目立つ店ではありませんが,地元の飲み会に便利に使っています。 焼酎はボトルになると種類が減りますが,それぞれ違う味のもので,これもいいバランスです。

  • Roadside Station Sakurajima Sakurajima Bussankan
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakamizuchou 1427
    A large rest stop, one of the largest in Kagoshima. The facility’s distinctive sign is decorated with a large Sakurajima daikon radish statue. The first floor of the facility is a market where visitors can purchase shochu liquor and other Sakurajima specialty products. In the second-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a meal along with a view of the magnificent, mountainous landscape of Sakurajima. Visitors can also view the volcano from the facility’s observatory, and there’s even a space for taking a commemorative photo.

    鹿児島の焼酎を始めとする地酒が豊富に揃っています。 2回のレストランにはラーメン、カレーと桜島をモチーフにしたユニークな食事もあります。

  • Tonkatsu Maruichi
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    4.5
    107 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yamanokuchichou 1-10 Kagoshima Chuo Building B1F
    A tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet restaurant which makes use of Berkshire pork raised in Kagoshima. The establishment’s menu primarily revolves around three varieties of breaded, deep fried foods: pork loin cutlets, pork fillet cutlets, and shrimp. The restaurant offers a variety of set meal assortments customers can choose from among based on the time of day and their dining situation. The establishment uses large, thick cuts of pork for its cutlets, slow frying them for ten minutes or longer after a customer makes their order. The restaurant has plastic models of the dishes on its menu out front so first-time customers can see how big their meal will be before ordering.

    I had the lunch set and it was great with a great meat quality and shrimp. Miso soup is nice as well with very favourable tofu in it. The green tea that they serve is strong ones and overall I will...

  • Ichi Ni San (Amu Plaza Kagoshima Restaurant)
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    4.5
    126 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 1-1 Amu Plaza Kagoshima 5F
    A pork shabu-shabu restaurant. The establishment makes use of Berkshire pork raised on Kagoshima and fed copious amounts of sweet potatoes. After cooking the thin slices of meat in boiling broth, you can dip them is a light and tasty soba noodle-style tsuyu sauce made with an abundance of dashi bonito stock. Customers can also order free, unlimited servings of chopped Welsh onions and yuzu pepper made with local ingredients. At the end of the meal, you can order high quality sarashina soba noodles made with carefully ground buckwheat flour. The restaurant’s menu also includes a la carte selections like tontoro fatty pork; tonkatsu breaded pork cutlets; nikomi stewed dishes; and satsuma-age deep fried fish paste, a local specialty.

    I recalled visiting this place when I was in Kagoshima about 3 years ago but it didn’t leave so much of an impression till we visited again recently. Either we were too hungry or that we chose this...

  • Juan (Arata Restaurant)
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    4.5
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Arata 1-62-13
    A Berkshire pork specialty restaurant located a three-minute walk from Aratahachimandentei Station on the Kagoshima City Tram. The grounds boast a beautiful pond and stone bridge and the stately Japanese style restaurant building is surrounded by seasonal trees and plants. The restaurant uses only select Berkshire pork raised with a specific diet on Watanabe Berkshire Farm. This delicate, elegant meat is used in the restaurant’s shabu-shabu, tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet, and all of its pork dishes. In addition to Berkshire pork hamburg steaks and pork steaks served piping hot on plats of Sakurajima lava stone, the restaurant’s local, Kagoshima style cuisine is also popular, and the establishment sees a constant stream of customers making the journey here from outside the prefecture just to enjoy the food.

    Kurobuta, Pork and more pork Expect to pay 4000-6000 per head (including 1-2 drink) depending on what you order - shabu shabu. My take is that if you are not going for the shabu shabu, go...

  • Karen (Kagoshima Restaurant)
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    4.5
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yamanokuchichou 3-12
    A traditional ryotei Japanese restaurant located a three-minute walk from Takamibaba Station on the City Tram. Owned and operated by the local JA agricultural cooperative with the aim of promoting sales within the prefecture and beyond, here customers can enjoy meat dishes created based on the concept of local production for local consumption. The restaurant’s shabu-shabu, seiro mushi steamed dishes, and piping hot stone plate sautéed dishes are made with meats like Kagoshima’s vaunted brand Kagoshima black beef, and flavorful Kagoshima Berkshire pork. The seiro mushi steamed dishes, which bring out the innate flavor of the ingredients, are hearty yet light, making them particularly popular with women. This restaurant is a great place to enjoy local Berkshire pork.

    According to their web-site, the restaurant is run by JA Kagoshima Prefectural Economic Foundation of Agricultural Cooperatives to promote their black beef (Kuroushi) and black pork (Kurobuta) and...

  • Kagoshima Kurobuta Roppakutei
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nishida 2-12-34 Hotel Union 1F
    A Japanese restaurant located on the first floor of Hotel Union a three-minute walk from the west entrance of JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station. Here customers can enjoy Kagoshima’s brand Roppaku (“Six Whites”) Berkshire pork, so named because of the six white areas found on this breed. This pork is fed sweet potatoes for 60 days prior to shipping and has a clean, light flavor popular with both men and women. In addition to table seating, the restaurant also has tatami mat seating perfect for families with children. Roppakutei’s signature Berkshire pork shabu-shabu is particularly recommended. The thin slices of pork, cooked after a brief swim in a golden broth, are sweet and flavorful.

    JR鹿児島中央駅から徒歩5-10分程の所に有るホテルユニオンの1階に入っている黒豚料理専門のレストランです。 黒豚料理だけではなく鹿児島特産の料理も有りました。 ホテルユニオンの夕食付コースに宿泊したので黒豚しゃぶしゃぶに黒豚の蒸篭蒸し、きびなごの刺身に地鶏の刺身もオーダー、家族3人で食するにはちょうどいい分量でどの料理も大変美味でした。 良心的な価格ですし地元の人が多いの分かります。

  • Shabuzen (Kagoshima Restaurant)
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 5-12 CUBE Building 2F
    A Japanese restaurant which serves shabu-shabu made with Berkshire pork and Japanese black beef raised in Kagoshima. The establishment is located a five-minute walk from Tenmonkandori Station on the Kagoshima City Tram. The restaurant offers all-you-can-eat vegetables, Berkshire pork, and Japanese black beef, as well as a variety of tasty dipping sauces. Particularly recommended is the “Hiden no Kurobuta Soup-nabe,” a Berkshire pork shabu-shabu hotpot dish exclusive to the Kagoshima location which comes with shredded Welsh onions and a secret recipe broth. Dipping the thin slices of Berkshire pork after cooking them in the provided shabu-shabu pot makes them tender and gives them a light, delightful taste which will make you want to take bite after bite. In spite of being an all-you-can-eat style restaurant, the establishment is replete with private seating, ensuring you can enjoy your meal without being bothered by those around you.

    Went to this place after a day trip to yakushima island. We were hungry and looking for a shabu-shabu place for a warm and satisfying meal. So we called the restaurant and reserve a spot. Upon...

  • Juan (Kagoshima-Chuo Station West Entrance Restaurant)
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 1-3-1
    A restaurant located a two-minute walk from the west entrance of JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station which looks like a cozy old Japanese home and where customers can enjoy dishes made with Berkshire pork. The restaurant’s choice Berkshire pork comes from Watanabe Berkshire Farm. Sporting a laid-back décor and replete with private and semiprivate dining areas, the restaurant is a popular place for business entertainment, celebrations, and other special days. Juan’s signature shio (salt) shabu-shabu is particularly recommended. After being cooked with a quick swim through a salt broth flavored with six herbs, the sweetness and deliciousness of the thin slices of pork conveys itself without occlusion, and the light taste never tires, no matter how much you eat.

    We were try to make an reservation for dinner with another well known shabu-shabu restaurant, but it’s fully booked. As a result, we googled and can to Juan. Surprisingly, it’s shabu shabu is also...

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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