Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu

Publish-date: Dec 28 2018 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
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Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu

At the westernmost point of Honshu, connected to Kyushu by the Kanmon Bridge, Shimonoseki, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is the city with the highest circulation of fugu (blowfish) in the whole country. Shimonoseki local people call it "fuku," which also means "good fortune" in Japanese. When carefully selected and handled by skilled chefs, fugu has an incomparable and delicious flavor. If you want to taste fugu in its homeland of Yamaguchi Prefecture, check out these recommendations.

1. WA FUKUSHIMA

1. WA FUKUSHIMA
Enjoy genuine kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal) cuisine in a sophisticated space with typical Japanese hospitality. WA FUKUSHIMA offers colorful and beautifully presented kaiseki cuisine. You'll be served delicacies made with plenty of premium ingredients like A5-rank Saga beef and fugu produced in Yamaguchi. They also have a variety of course meals.
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
[Tessashi (Tora Fuku Sashimi)] makes use of super fresh tiger pufferfish from Yamaguchi Prefecture
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
Eat your fill of seasonal fish by ordering the [Sashimi Assortment]

WA FUKUSHIMA

Open: [Weekday / Saturday / Public holiday] lunch 11:30-14:30 (last order 13:30) *Priority for booking / Dinner 18:00-22:00 (last order 20:30) *Booking only
Closed: Tuesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes' walk from the Shinkansen exit of Shin-Yamaguchi Station.
Address: Shin-ei Bldg. 1F, 4-36 Ogori Takasagocho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi (Map)
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2. Shunsai Dining Tsuki to Usagi Yamaguchi Branch

2. Shunsai Dining Tsuki to Usagi Yamaguchi Branch
Sit back and relax in one of the private rooms, and enjoy colorful, creative Japanese dishes made with seasonal ingredients. In winter they have tiger pufferfish, while in summer you'll get to taste takifugu. The most recommended menu items are the [Sashimi of the Day], gorgeously served on a 6-layer board, or the [Seasonal Tsutsumiyaki], wherein the ingredients of the day are wrapped up and cooked with Japanese or Western flavors.
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
Quickly seared and thinly sliced takifugu, [Yamaguchi Takifugu Tataki]
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
Fish caught that morning is beautifully arranged for their [Sashimi of the Day]

Shunsai Dining Tsuki to Usagi Yamaguchi

Open: [Weekdays / Saturday / Holidays / Day before Holidays] Lunch 11:30-14:00 (last order 13:30)
[Monday-Thursday / Holidays] Dinner 18:00-23:00 (last order 22:30)
[Friday / Saturday / Day before Holidays] Dinner 18:00-00:00 (last order 23:30)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: A seven minute walk from Yudaonsen Station. Go straight and turn left at the first traffic light. Turn right at the T, go 50 meters past the next traffic light and it will be on the left.
Address: 1-11 Sufu-cho , Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi (Map)
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3. Fujiyoshi

3. Fujiyoshi
Relish seasonal delicacies in the classy Japanese-themed interiors at Fujiyoshi. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine, and their kaiseki courses vary throughout the year, according to the seasonal fish available. They offer a large variety of fugu dishes from September to April in particular. This is an ideal place when you feel like treating yourself to a lovely relaxing meal.
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
The [Fugu Sashimi] is a must-try. Their homemade ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce) enhances the flavor of the fugu
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
Enjoy their fugu cooked in many different ways, depending on the season

Fujiyoshi

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Reservation required), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
*Irregular if Sunday falls on a National Holiday. Open on Sunday if there are reservations
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY *Courses on the 1st floor from 5,000 JPY, in a private room on the 2nd floor from 6,000 JPY (10% charge on tatami rooms on the 2nd floor) / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY *Reservation required for lunch, regular courses available as well
Access: 5-minute walk from the North Exit of Tokuyama Station. From the station, proceed north along Miyuki Street and turn left at Hotel Arflex.
Address: 2-6, Sakae-machi, Shunan-shi, Yamaguchi (Map)
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4. Chidori

4. Chidori
At Chidori, they serve extremely fresh, high-grade seafood. [Fresh Sashimi] has always been their signature dish since they first opened. Chidori is also popular for the high-quality seafood that the chef carefully selects. Fugu, soft-shelled turtle, Pacific bluefin tuna, red king crab and much more are also available if you make a reservation and request your favorite ingredients!
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
The more you chew the [Fugu Sashimi], the more sweetness flows out. There are also fugu-based full courses, ideal for formal meetings
Restaurants in Yamaguchi where You Can Try Fugu
Reservation is required for the course that allows you to savor fresh and high quality fugu, selected by the experienced owner

Chidori

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner from 5:30 pm until ingredients sell out
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY *Courses from 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY *Lunch sets from 680 JPY
Access: From the South Gate of Shin-Shimonoseki Station, head towards Ichinomiya, turn left at the end of the road, walk along the river, and it is located just after Yamaguchi Toyopet.
Address: 2-16-15, Ichinomiya-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 06 2018 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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