9 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama

Publish-date: Mar 19 2019 Update-date: Jun 27 2019
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9 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama

Okayama, which faces the Seto Inland Sea, is an area brimming dishes that food connoisseurs absolutely cannot miss out on. In addition to oysters and mackerel, it's a place to enjoy Chiyagyu beef, which is said to be the most high quality Wagyu beef. With this in mind, this article features Japanese restaurants with multilingual menus in Okayama Prefecture.

1. Washoku Dining Kuriya-sen ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OKAYAMA (Okayama)

1. Washoku Dining Kuriya-sen ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OKAYAMA (Okayama)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Kuriya-sen is located on the top floor of ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OKAYAMA, which is directly connected to the JR Okayama Station via a connecting bridge. At this restaurant, you can enjoy authentic kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine) while basking in a panoramic view of Okayama. This restaurant is known for its abundance of dishes that are all made with a dedication to fine ingredients and dashi (broth). The [Daily Japanese Meal] (2,300 JPY),  a lunch platter that changes weekly and is only available on weekdays, and the [Kakitsubata Kaiseki] (8,000 JPY) filled with the traditional sense of a Japanese-style meal. You can enjoy a luxurious meal of Kuroge Wagyu beef with their [Teppanyaki Kaiseki] (10,000 JPY) (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle). Aside from this, these dishes go well with Okayama's local sake (Japanese alcohol). The restaurant has 2 types of private rooms with either tables or horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table), so they are great for a variety of events. They also offer a breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner.

Foreign language menu: English, and Chinese (Traditional)

Washoku Dining Kuriya-sen ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OKAYAMA

Open: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (Saturday / Sunday / Public Holiday 11:30-15:00) / Dinner 17:30-22:00 (last order 21:30) / Morning 06:45-10:00
Closed: None
Average price: -
Access: Directly connected through a connecting bridge from JR Okayama Station.
Address: 20F ANA crown plaza hotel Okayama, 15-1 Ekimotomachi, Kitaku, Okayama, Okayama (Map)
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2. Koinomure (Saidaijicho)

2. Koinomure (Saidaijicho)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Koinomure prides itself with a seasonal, vegetable-packed menu that changes every 3 months. This restaurant serves a variety of dishes that reflect the ideals of the owner to offer tasty dishes every season. A variety of dishes made with delicious local ingredients, such as the [Bloom Cucumber with Miso Paste] (320 JPY) offered from December to May, and [Duck Tail] (480 JPY) made with the finest Aichi duck handpicked by the owner, are served here. In addition to accommodating parties for up to 40 people, they allow guide dogs inside and have braille and multilingual menus. Satisfy your stomach and mind with a pleasant moment at this restaurant.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese (Simplified), Korean

Koinomure

Open: [Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:35 am
*Business hours details 4:56 pm - 12:34 am
Closed: Thursday *Closes three days a year
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: 1-12-16, Uchisange, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama (Map)
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3. Self Udon Tanukiya (Omoto)

3. Self Udon Tanukiya (Omoto)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Self Udon Tanukiya is a popular restaurant that has been in establishment for more than 30 years. The restaurant features a self-service system where you cook your own udon (thick noodles) allowing you to enjoy noodles with a firm, springy texture. They serve udon items at an affordable price, such as their signature dish, [Kakeudon] (250 JPY), with an extraordinary commitment to using broth made with the finest natural Rishiri Kombu (seaweed) grown in Rebun Island. They also have an abundance of fried toppings such as [Deep-Fried Vegetables] (100 JPY) and [Squid Tempura] (150 JPY). Including items like inarizushi (deep-fried tofu pouch filled with rice), there are roughly 30 kinds of side options offered here. It's often crowded, but the order doesn't take as long as it looks. Enjoy the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the dashi and the chewy texture of the udon!

Foreign language menu: Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)

Self Udon Tanukiya

Open: [Monday-Wednesday / Friday-Sunday / Public holiday / Pre-holiday] Normal hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 500 JPY / [Lunch] 500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes' walk south from the Okayama City Waterworks Department. 2 minutes' walk from the Seishin Iryo Center-mae stop on the Okaden Bus line.
Address: 2-2-1 Higashi Furumatsu, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama (Map)
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4. Togiyacho Sakaba Mitsunoya (Okayama)

10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Togiyacho Sakaba Mitsunoya serves up Okayama through food with local cuisine and brand beef from Okayama. Once you go down the stairs, you will be greeted by a bustling space where you can casually enjoy sake and food. Their [Chiyagyu Roast Beef] (890 JPY) lets you enjoy the sweet, marbled beef of Okayama. Okayama also produces fresh mackerel, which you can savor here with their [Mackerel Tataki] (790 JPY). Their hidden specialty is [Boiled Gyoza] (390 JPY), which is made by boiling gyoza (dumpling) with chicken bones. They commit to using mainly carefully selected local ingredients. They also have a wide selection of sake; you can enjoy local sake in a 120-minute all-you-can-drink course for 3,000 JPY! Be sure to enjoy Okayama's food with a cup of local sake in hand.

Foreign language menu: English, Chinese

Togiyacho Sakaba Mitsunoya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm,   Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm, Drink L.O. 10:45 pm) 
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the east exit of JR [Okayama Station]. Diagonally opposite of Mitsui Seimei Bldg. along [Kencho-dori Street], on the basement floor of the Togiyacho Bldg. 
Address: B1F, Togiyacho Bldg., 10-20 Togiyacho, Kita-ku, Okayama city, Okayama (Map)
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5. Hiradaira Heppei (Okayama)

5. Hiradaira Heppei (Okayama)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
If you want to enjoy fresh seafood cuisine and sake, Hiradaira Heppei is the restaurant for you! In addition to their abundant selection of seafood dishes, you can enjoy an impressive view of the food being grilled over straw fire. Their [Katsuo Tataki (Salted / Ponzu)] (530 JPY), which is favorite among their regulars, is an absolute must-try. Another dish that you should order is the [Sashimi Choice Assortment] (starting from 650 JPY), which allows you to make your assortment of more than 5 seafood among the 17 kinds of fresh seafood available in the restaurant. They also sport an outstanding selection of more than 100 types of local sake. If you're not sure what to order, you can ask the staff to recommend a drink. It's fantastic for solo meals, but the restaurant is also spacious enough to accommodate up to 60 people.

Foreign language menu: English

Hiradaira Heppei

Open: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1-9-8, Akimae-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama (Map)
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6. Hanareya (Kurashiki)

6. Hanareya (Kurashiki)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Hanareya serves dishes made with local ingredients such as locally caught seasonal fish and vegetables. You can enjoy one-of-a-kind dishes like the gentle-flavored [Egg Rolls Filled with Yellow Chives] (580 JPY), which uses the local specialty product, yellow chives, and the [3-Kind Assortment of Horsemeat Sashimi] (1,800 JPY) featuring recommended parts like short rib, mane, and skirt steak. Aside from koagari (raised tatami seats) table seats, they also have private rooms with a garden view, which allow you to have a private moment in comfort. They also have 50 to 70 kinds of the best sake and shochu (another kind of Japanese alcohol) from all over the country. This private space is the perfect spot for sharing Okayama's food and sake with your colleagues.

Foreign language menu: English

Hanareya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm / Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 2-3-12, Achi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama (Map)
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7. ALOALO (Okayama)

7. ALOALO (Okayama)
10 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Aside from their large assortment of Western food, ALOALO also serves coffee made from freshly ground beans. This restaurant features Okayama cuisine such as [Shrimp Rice Bowl], which has an irresistable, gentle umami flavor in contrast to its dark appearance, [Udon with Offals] (830 JPY), which is popular in the Northern areas of Okayama, and [Katsudon with Demi-Glace Sauce] (780 JPY), which is distinguished by its demi-glace sauce on freshly fried pork cutlet. Their interesting coffee cups are made using the Bizen pottery method, considered to be one of Japan's six ancient kilns. Needless to say, their coffee also tastes amazing. They also offer a buffet-style breakfast similar to hotel-restaurants, so be sure to try this before you head out to go sightseeing.

Foreign language menu: English

ALOALO

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
*Closed during beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 1F, Hotel Excel Okayama, 5-1, Ishizeki-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama (Map)
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8. Kanna (Kurashiki)

8. Kanna (Kurashiki)
9 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Kanna has a 120-minute reservation system limited to groups. This restaurant allows you to enjoy carefully selected ingredients to your heart's content. You can enjoy rare teppanyaki steaks such as Chiyagyu beef and Kobe beef with fresh vegetables from Okayama. Among these dishes, the [Chiyagyu Beef (A5) Chateaubriand Premium Fillet 100g Okayama Brand] (9,800 JPY) has an exquisite flavor. It has a light taste since it's finely marbled with less fat. Their [Squid-Stuffed Egg Rolls] (1,500 JPY) is an exceptionally tender dish that's cooked by the staff right in front of you. They are also dedicated to using their 3 secret seasonings: homemade miso sauce, soy sauce, and French sea salt. Try spending a luxurious time in this cozy place.

Foreign language menu: English

Kanna

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm *120-minute reservation period, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm *120-minute reservation period (Last reservation period approximately 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Address: 2-21-12, Achi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama (Map)
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9. Kyojouri Togiyacho Branch (Okayama)

9. Kyojouri Togiyacho Branch (Okayama)
9 Japanese Restaurants with Multilingual Menus in Okayama
Located 10-minutes on foot from Okayama Station, Kyojouri Togiyacho Branch is a place where you can enjoy carefully selected meat at a reasonable price. The restaurant's main branch has been around for 35 years, and it is so popular that it has its own stocking route. Their [Luxurious Short Rib] (1,000 JPY) is recommended among its wide-selection of meat cuts. Only one side of the meat is lightly grilled, and it goes particularly well with ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce) or salt and wasabi. The [Sakura Yukhoe (Horsemeat Yukhoe)] (1,000 JPY) and the [Nama Senmai (Raw Omasum)] (850 JPY) are absolute musts for those who like raw meat. The restaurant's slightly sweet secret sauce draws out the juicy taste of meat. They have semi-private rooms for up to 6 people, and the restaurant can also be reserved, with a maximum capacity of 40 people. They also offer a meal course with an all-you-can-drink option.

Foreign language menu: English

Kyojouri Togiyacho Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Daiya Bldg., 10-3, Togiya-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama (Map)
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From shrimp, to vegetables and beef, Okayama is blessed with a wide variety of ingredients. Make sure to enjoy the delicious ingredients nurtured by Okayama's abundant nature, and try finding your favorite restaurant from this list!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 19 2019 Update-date: Jun 27 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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