10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus

Publish-date: Jan 19 2019 Update-date: Jun 04 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus

In a tourist destination like Nara, there are plenty of restaurants that have multilingual menus. Just having a menu in English or Chinese makes ordering so much less stressful, right? With that, here are 10 restaurants in Nara that have multilingual menus.

1. FUJIN Kintetsu-Nara eki-mae Branch (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cusine)

1. FUJIN Kintetsu-Nara eki-mae Branch (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cusine)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
An izakaya that serves Yamato Wagyu, a brand of high-quality beef from Nara, and Yamato dashi ochazuke (green tea or broth poured on top of rice). The [Yamato Beef Mabushi Gozen - Lean Steak and Shigure-Ni] has become a symbol for the restaurant, and it is recommended that half of it is to be eaten as is over rice, and the other half as ochazuke. The [Yamato Beef Hot Pot] is a rare sukiyaki (hot pot stew) that uses thick cuts of beef and is a must-have. They also have a wide variety of alcoholic drinks, and the [Kobore Sparkling Wine], where they fill the glass right up to the brim, is particularly popular with all age groups. 
Foreign language menus: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

FUJIN Kintetsu-Nara eki-mae Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: -
Access: Immediately from Exit 2 of [Kintetsu-Nara Station]
Address: 2F, Asakawa Harvest Bldg., 5-1, Higashi Mukinaka-machi, Nara, Nara (Map)
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2. Naramachi Kaminarimon (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cuisine)

2. Naramachi Kaminarimon (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cuisine)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This is a popular restaurant that serves yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and nabe (hot pot) using 4 types of chicken such as Yamato Nikutori and Satsuma Chiran. The [Yamato Chicken Yakitori] comes highly recommended. Surrounded by the nature of Yamato Kogen, the Yamato Nikutori brand of chicken is raised without the use of antibiotics, and the yakitori is served on heated stones to prevent them from cooling down too quickly. The [Ginjo Torigara Nabe] is another superb dish, where vegetables and chicken bones are pressurized and heated at the same time to extract a clear, golden soup. While enjoying great dishes, you can also enjoy the many paintings in the style of Nara artists decorating the walls in a traditional Nara household.
Foreign language menus: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

Naramachi Kaminarimon

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: Immediate from Exit 2 of [Kintetsu-Nara Station]
Address: 2F, Maeda Bldg., 8, Higashi Mukinaka-machi, Nara, Nara (Map)
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3. Karubian Tawaramoto Branch (Kasanui / Yakiniku)

3. Karubian Tawaramoto Branch (Kasanui / Yakiniku)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
You can enjoy high-quality beef with all-you-can-eat at this yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant. The all-you-can-eat course lets you enjoy a spread of luxury items, such as beef tongue sliced in-house over 5mm thick, that you would never expect to be included in an all-you-can-eat menu. You will definitely want to try the [Misuji], an extremely rare cut of A4 to A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). It's a chance to enjoy this delicious meat that melts in your mouth for a reasonable price! Both your heart and stomach will be content after visiting this restaurant, which aims to serve the most delicious all-you-can-eat yakiniku in Japan while maintaining a level of warm-hearted hospitality.
Foreign language menus: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

Karubian Tawaramoto Branch

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) *Yakiniku lunch available from 580 JPY,  Off-menu items available by request
Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Bookings after 11 pm are available via prior reservation
Closed: Wednesday
* Open on Wednesday during the beginning and end of the year, national holidays, or the last day of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 1F, KSG Bldg., 75-1, Chishiro, Tawaramoto-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara (Map)

4. Kameyama Shachu (Senzai / Yakiniku)

4. Kameyama Shachu (Senzai / Yakiniku)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This restaurant serves authentic, all-you-can-eat yakiniku cooked on a charcoal grill. The 120-minute all-you-can-eat courses are reasonably priced at 2,980 JPY and up for men and 2,780 JPY and up for women, and consist of high-quality, domestic beef that's rank A4 and above. You can get your fill of cuts such as [Jo Tongue] (meat from near the root of the tongue), the juicy texture and umami (Japanese savory taste) of which improve as you chew, and [Domestic Kalbi], a cut that lets you taste the true wonder of high-quality meat. There are plenty of side dishes and beverages to choose from, and this is a great place to casually dine with children.
Foreign language menus: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)

Kameyama Shachu

Open: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY *All-you-can-eat plans from 2,980 JPY
Address: 188-1, Tomido-cho, Tenri-shi, Nara (Map)

5. SUSHI DINING YUME (Kashiharajingu-mae / Sushi)

5. SUSHI DINING YUME (Kashiharajingu-mae / Sushi)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This sushi restaurant has a stylish and trendy bar-like atmosphere and serves authentic, high-quality sushi at reasonable prices. The top recommendation here is the [Daily Chef's Choice Nigirizushi], which lets you enjoy hand-formed sushi made from a variety of fresh seafood delivered that morning. Other highlights of the menu include [Tempura Skewers], which has a crispy coating made with an original recipe, and [Tokusei Chawanmushi], a savory egg custard made with particularly delicious dashi (stock). There is also a selection of local sake from Nara as well as Japanese wines and whiskeys that pair well with sushi.
Foreign language menu: English

SUSHI DINING YUME

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 101, Chanoki Mansion, 540, Kume-cho, Kashihara-shi, Nara (Map)
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6. Washokuya Happoh (Kintetsu Nara / Creative Japanese Cuisine)

6. Washokuya Happoh (Kintetsu Nara / Creative Japanese Cuisine)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This Japanese restaurant decorated its mud walls with repurposed wood and bamboo, giving it an atmosphere that evokes the feeling of ancient Yamato (former Japanese province corresponding to modern-day Nara Prefecture). Here, you can enjoy the deep, traditional flavors of Japanese cuisine that have been preserved for generations through dishes prepared with a variety of techniques and local ingredients such as Yamato vegetables, Yamato chickens, and Nara Go pork. The recommended item here is the [Yamato Ginjo-yaki], a dish in which vegetables, meat, and seafood are marinated in sake lees from aged ginjo sake (a type of high-quality Japanese rice wine) and then grilled. You can taste the bountiful flavors of Nara with this dish.
Foreign language menus: English, Korean

Washokuya Happoh

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays] 11:30 am - 10:30 pm, (food L.O. 9:30 pm / drink L.O. 22:00)
[Sunday, Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (food L.O.9:00 pm / drink L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 880 JPY
Access: 1 minute on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station. Inside the Higashimuki Shopping Arcade
Address: 22 Higashimuki Nakamachi, Nara, Nara ()

7. Mikuriya (Shin-Omiya / Japanese Cuisine)

7. Mikuriya (Shin-Omiya / Japanese Cuisine)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This Japanese restaurant serves healthy dishes prepared by a skilled chef using carefully-selected, seasonal seafood and vegetables directly delivered from local farms. There is a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including the healthy [Fresh Vegetable and Avocado Salad]; the [Mikuriya-Style Octopus Bomb], a tender akashiyaki (pan-fried ball made with eggs, flour, and octopus) filled with fresh octopus and flavorful dashi; and the [Simmered Beef Tendon and Daikon], which is simmered until soft. There are also 150 varieties of alcohol on offer, including sake and shochu (another type of Japanese alcohol) from Nara.
Foreign language menu: English

Mikuriya

Open: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPY
Address: 6-6-3, Omiya-cho, Nara-shi, Nara (Map)
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8. Yamato No Sanzoku (Nara / Izakaya)

8. Yamato No Sanzoku (Nara / Izakaya)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This izakaya serves Japanese cuisine, placing close attention to the production areas of their ingredients. Inside the calm, modern Japanese interior, you will notice the striking irori (Japanese traditional sunken hearth). The [Sanzoku-Yaki] is a masterful dish comprised of famed Sakura Hime chicken from Miyazaki Prefecture that is fried once and then slow-roasted in the irori to reduce the fat. Other popular choices include the [Maru Eggplant and Tofu Agedashi], in which maru eggplants from Nara are fried until juicy and then paired with tofu and plenty of dashi, and the [Yogan-Yaki], a dish in which beef, pork, and chicken are grilled on a plate made from yogan (lava rock).
Foreign language menu: English

Yamato No Sanzoku

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: 2F, Masaki Bldg., 511, Sanjo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara (Map)
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9. SHAKTI (Goido / Indian Cuisine & Curry)

9. SHAKTI (Goido / Indian Cuisine & Curry)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine prepared by an experienced chef and is most known for its wide selection of curries, which are prepared in a Japanese fashion while maintaining traditional flavors. If you're having difficulty choosing what to order, get the set meals to try multiple types of curry at once. They even offer  [Naan] as all-you-can-eat! There is also a variety in the side menu, which includes options such as tandoori chicken, which goes great with beer, and [Momo], a type of boiled dumpling from Nepal. At lunchtime, you can dine in the open and bright terrace area.
Foreign language menu: English

SHAKTI

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,300 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 419-1, Kamada, Kashiba-shi, Nara (Map)
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10. Kukisuigun (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cuisine)

10. Kukisuigun (Kintetsu Nara / Japanese Cuisine)
10 Restaurants in Nara with Multilingual Menus
This unique Japanese restaurant is managed by a descendant of Kuki Yoshitaka, a noted epicure from the Warring States period (1467 - 1568). After you pass by the impressive kachu (armor and helmet set) at the entrance, you will find the giant fish tank designed to simulate the Ise Bay. You can actually catch fish from the tank yourself and have it prepared by a chef! In addition to seafood, you can also try a variety of other unique dishes, such as local vegetables served with a sauce enhanced by pickles, or [Asuka-style Duck Soba], which is a revolutionary dish that combines soba (buckwheat noodles) with soy milk.
Foreign language menu: English

Kukisuigun

Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1-5, Konishi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara (Map)
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That wraps up the list. Please visit a restaurant that appeals to you and experience the wonders of Nara to the fullest!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 19 2019 Update-date: Jun 04 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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