Le Risa

A new restaurant whose dishes are so delicious they should be in grandma's recipe book. It has a local coffee-shop vibe with a wide selection of coffee drinks, smoothies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, mouth-watering dishes, and some of the most delicious desserts I've ever had. The chef's tomato basil pasta was (from an American perspective)... Continue Reading →

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Hasshuuken Ramen

Hasshuuken (Ramen Restaurant) 八洲軒 A small but delicious Chinese restaurant with a variety of ramen, yakisoba, and other set dishes. I got the chaashuu ramen (comes with roasted pork) as shown in the picture. The pork melted in my mouth and overall it was delicious! It's also very accessible by car, train, or bus. It's... Continue Reading →

Nansouan (Soba restaurant)

Nansouan 南総庵 This small, two-story noodle restaurant has a mysterious way of making you feel like you're in ancient Japan. The tables are made of real wood that still retain their uneven texture, and the stools are tree stumps with a cushion. (You think they're fake until you try to move one!) Beside the windows... Continue Reading →

Sakana Club

Sakana Club さかな倶楽部 Highly recommended! This is a seafood restaurant that gets it's fish straight from the bay in front of the building, with reasonably-priced lunch sets that are delicious and guaranteed to fill your belly. Menu items include sashimi, whole-boiled fish sets, fried-fish sets, and more. Some items are limited to one dish per... Continue Reading →

Cafe Polaris

Cafe Polaris カフェ・ポラリス Photos by Amy Conley © Polaris is a haven for any cafe-lover. They have tasty food, amazing and fresh coffee from around the world, and most importantly a very friendly and talkative staff. I would live there if I could. Highlights: Polaris has about 30 types of coffee beans from around the... Continue Reading →

Tenzen

Tenzen 典膳   HIGHLIGHT: A hidden gem in the mountains. But hidden... literally. Drive down a narrow winding path for about five minutes to see the woods finally open up to an old, majestic mansion. The restaurant is entirely reservation only and made up of a few private rooms. The course meal consists of fresh seafood... Continue Reading →

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