Publish-date: Feb 03 2020 Update-date: Jun 05 2020
Hanami season is coming soon. Here are good Japanese restaurants in Kansai area to visit after viewing sakura. They are very popular, so it's best to make a reservation early.
[Jinmatsuan] is conveniently located in the Gojo area of Kyoto near numerous tourist attractions. You can experience the true essence of Japanese culture by participating in a tea ceremony, having lunch or dinner with a maiko, or even crafting Japanese sweets. Don't miss this chance to get in touch with authentic Japanese culture in Kyoto to create good memories.
: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm Reservation required for all programs. Lunch and dinner time is fixed. [Lunch] stars at 12:00 pm / [Dinner] stats at 6:30 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAccess
: Walk east for 1 minute from Exit 1 of Gojo Station on Kyoto Municipal SubwayAddress
: 2F, Belc Karasuma, 135, Manjuji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MapMore Details Reservation
2. Nichigetsubou Tan（Kyoto）
It has a great ambience in the renovated 100 years old townhouse, filled with a sense of history and tradition with a counter table made from a 300 years old gingko tree. Their dishes like [Ise lobster grilled on ceramic plate with house made XO sauce] and [Sushi of sea urchin and salted sea cucumber innards] have a unique worldview beyond the frame of traditional Japanese cuisine. Okami, the female manager, offers sake to match the dishes and the season. You can enjoy a blissful moment.
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Reservation recommended) / Dinner 6:30 pm - (Reservation required)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 18,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPYAccess
: Head towards Yasaka shrine afterexiting from the No.6 exit of Gion Shijo station of Keihan Main Line. Turn right at Gion intersection and walk for 5 minutesAddress
: 58, Shimobenten-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto MapMore Details Reservation
3. Honoo no Yakitori （Osaka）
You can enjoy all cuts of the local Kumamoto chicken, Amakusa Daio, which is served often at gourmet restaurants. This luxurious ingredient is known for the quality of the meat itself and the rich umami (Japanese savory taste) flavor that unfolds with each bite. Recommended menu includes [Yakitori] (grilled chicken skewer) and [Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew). It has a comfortable ambience where you can relax just like home. Appreciate the chicken cuisine with fine sake after Hanami.
Honoo no Yakitori
Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am) (Subject to change based on inventory conditions)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: Located next to the FamilyMart immediately outside Exit 4 of [Daikokucho Station].
Address: 1-7-14, Ebisu-honmachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
[Aun] is the place where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine prepared with abundant seasonal ingredients in a luxurious modern setting. Although it is located 3-minute walk distance from Shinsaibashi station right in the middle of town, they charmingly stand there like a hideaway separate from the hustle and bustle. Their excellent dishes are created with fresh fish that are carefully selected by the chef himself. They offer a la carte as well as course menus. The private rooms are popular, so make early reservations during sakura season.
: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Sunday National holidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 9,000 JPYAccess
: 10-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station and [Nagahoribashi station] of Osaka metro linesAddress
: 1-15-22 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka city, Osaka MapMore Details Reservation
5. Yakiniku Fumiya（Nara）
[Yakiniku Fumiya] has a reputation of serving delicious Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) prepared with carefully selected domestic ingredients. They use only cow beef, mainly Yamato-gyu, carefully selected on their own route. The melt-in-your-mouth meat is extremely tasty as a melting point of female beef is low. You can see why this restaurant were listed in the Michelin guide Nara 2017. The hard-to-get cuts such as [Beef tongue] and [Outside skirt] which can only be attainable in small quantities from a whole beef are recommended. Lean and chewy yet juicy [Loin] is also another popular cut where you can enjoy texture as well as meaty flavor. You can enjoy a comfortable dining experience with the modern decor at tables with spacious seating.
: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday] 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) / [Sunday National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O.8:00 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from [Shin-omiya station] of Kintetsu LinesAddress
: 6-6-6 Omiya-cho, Nara city, Nara MapMore Details Reservation
6. Sumibi Yakiniku And Steak Banka（Nara）
The owner/chef, having almost 45 years experience at a butcher shop, opened this restaurant to offer good meat to many customers at an affordable price. This veteran chef judges and purchases the whole cow of A5 grade Kuroge Wagyu, so that you can enjoy rare cuts such as [misuji (top blade muscle)]. The meat is prepared in "Itamae style" as the chef cut it at the counter in front of you. You will be highly satisfied with the delicious meat with only himalayan rock salt.
Sumibi Yakiniku And Steak Banka
: [Weekdays/Saturday/holidays/day before holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (last order 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPYAccess
: 2-minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line. Follow along the railway to the east, and you will see a sign for the restaurant.Address
: 2-11-16 Shibatsuji-cho, Nara, Nara MapMore Details Reservation
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.