Local Cuisine
This is a restaurant in Nagahama City where you can taste the home-cooked specialty of “Yakisaba Somen” (fine white noodles with grilled mackerel) which is characteristic of Kohoku. This specialty of boiled fine white noodles and meaty grilled mackerel arouses an appetite for a somewhat strong seasoning. The set menu is also substantial; there are also “O-zen” (a four-legged tray for festive food) which can be enjoyed together with grilled mackerel sushi and “Toban-yaki” (a roast on a ceramic plate) of Omi beef. The store now makes use of a merchant’s house constructed approximately 200 years ago, having in some respects an aura which feels nostalgic. It is also known as a famous shop where queues can be seen.

Spot details

Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 7-8
10:30-15:00 (until sold out)
Monday (The next day for public holidays)
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Vegetarian Menu
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English Menu
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Average budget
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Very special
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.01.25
    We decided to drive 30min from Hikone just to find out how good is the signature Mackerel and it was indeed very special. The Mackerel could be ordered as a whole or I think most visitors went for...
  • Traditional and authentic meal
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.01.07
    Situated in an old Japanese style house, Yokaro specialises in serving somen (thin noodles) with mackerel. They provide lovely lunch sets that come with mackerel sushi, pickles and others. You’ll get...
  • Mackerel and noodles
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.09.15
    Yokaro occupies an atmospheric traditional wooden building in the old quarter of Nagahama. Diners sit at small low tables on the mat floor. Marinaded braised mackerel served on noodles is the...

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