Blessed with the Sea of Japan at its doorstep and an abundance of rich farmland, Hagi’s menus brim with fresh seafood dishes packed out with locally grown vegetables. With no shortage of markets, local eateries, and upmarket restaurants Hagi has garnered itself a reputation as one of Yamaguchi Prefecture’s must-visit cities for foodies.

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    Michi no Eki Hagi Seafood Market

    Michi no Eki Hagi Seafood Market

    Michi no Eki Hagi Seafood Market

    Found a little outside of the city centre along the docks between Hagi and Mt. Kasayama, Hagi’s seafood market known as Hagi Shi-mart in Japanese, is a bustling market alive with food stalls. Naturally the seafood is the highlight of the market which can be bought raw and reasonably priced or tasted out in its many cooked forms at the far side of the market which houses the food stands.

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    Fumi Izakaya

    Fumi Izakaya

    Fumi Izakaya

    This homely izakaya is one full of charm thanks to its two charismatic owners. Tucked away in a maze of snack-filled alleys, Fumi Izakaya bustles with locals enjoying the relaxed vibes hopping between snack bars and restaurants. The wide-ranging menu includes everything from seafood to veggie dishes. If you’re open to anything, you can put your dinner in the hands of the Fumi chefs with the handy phrase, “omakase” which will see you served up a selection of the chefs’ recommended dishes.

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    Hagigoyomi Cafe

    Hagigoyomi Cafe

    Hagigoyomi Cafe

    Hagigoyomi Cafe is the perfect addition to Hagi’s sophisticated tourist information centre located in an old wooden schoolhouse known today as the Meirin Gakusha. The cafe’s friendly staff serve up gourmet meals for fair prices. This is a good spot for lunch or dinner offering different sets for a taste of various dishes including pickles, sashimi, tempura, and a range of tender meats.

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    Silk Road

    Silk Road

    Silk Road

    While there are myriad tasty seafood snacks to get your hands on at the Hagi seafood market, make sure to not fill up before getting outside to Silk Road. If unusual fish dishes are still new to you, this is one of the best places to try out squid which is freshly grilled up in front of you. The unique menu invites visitors and locals to test out some new flavours such as seaweed soba and red algae noodles.

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    Hagi Shinkai

    Hagi Shinkai

    Hagi Shinkai

    If you like your fish fresh then Hagi Shinkai should be at the top of your list of eateries to visit. The centrepiece of this rustic restaurant is the huge fish tank which is home to fugu (or pufferfish), white squid, and even a shark - which, for the record, is kept as a pet not potential dinner. Despite its touristy appearance, Hagi Shinkai is a big hit with the locals which is proof those fish dishes are authentic through and through from the sashimi dishes to the fried and baked options.

    Hagi
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    Yamaguchi Pref
    Roadside Station Hagi Seamart
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    4.0

    190 Reviews
    place
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 4160-61
    phone
    0838244937
    opening-hour
    9:30-18:00* Fri. Sat. and Su…
    Fumi
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    4.5

    2 Reviews
    place
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Higashitamachi 26
    phone
    0838253183
    Hagigoyomi
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    4.0

    6 Reviews
    place
    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Emukai 602
    phone
    0838258543
  • Silkroad
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    Yamaguchi Hagi-shi Chinto Kita Mae Obata 4160-61
    phone
    09090613222
    Hagi Shinkai
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Hijiwara 370-71
    phone
    0838261221
    opening-hour
    11:00-14:00(L.O.13:30)17:00-…

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