The 10 unmissable restaurants in Central Honshu (Chubu), December 2019

Publish-date: Dec 24 2019 Update-date: Feb 01 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Central Honshu (Chubu), December 2019

Planning a trip to Central Honshu (Chubu) and looking for something specific to eat? There are plenty of restaurants to suit every tastes. Discover the best places to eat here, from traditional meal and quintessentially comfort food to western-style dishes and varied ethnic cuisine.

1. Sake and Cuisine Tokujiro

Sake and Cuisine Tokujiro cuisine
Sake and Cuisine Tokujiro floor
The chef who has actively worked in various genres including Japanese, western, and Chinese cuisines creates exquisite dishes with local specialties or  [Hida Beef] .  Ingredients  from local area are mainly offered such as Gifu prefecture's proud ultimate beef [Hida Beef]  and fresh [vegetables].  Also enjoy dishes using an abundance of seasonal ingredients like mountain vegetables in spring, sweetfish in summer, and mushrooms in autumn. No.1 recommended drink is Takayama's local sake (Japanese alcohol). The wide variety of  sake menu is ideal for sake lovers, as you can also enjoy comparing. The restaurant has a relaxing space reminiscent of an old Japanese house. Casually visit for various occasions, such as drinking parties with small groups, entertaining your clients, or meals for tourists. 

Sake and Cuisine Tokujiro

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 10:00 am - 3:30 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 11-minute walk from [Takayama Station]. After passing Takayama-Jinya and Naka-bashi Bridge, turn left at the second block.
Address: 93, Kaminino-machi, Takayama-shi, Gifu (Map)
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2. All-You-Can-Eat Lightly-Seared Meat Sushi x Meat Bar -Meat Gang- Nagoya Station branch

All-You-Can-Eat Lightly-Seared Meat Sushi x Meat Bar -Meat Gang- Nagoya Station branch cuisine
All-You-Can-Eat Lightly-Seared Meat Sushi x Meat Bar -Meat Gang- Nagoya Station branch floor
Lightly-seared meat sushi is one of this restaurant's proud specialties. This exquisite dish using carefully-selected ingredients, such as brisket and roast beef is also very instagrammable since it's beautifully arranged . To fully enjoy their proud exquisite meat sushi, they offer the course [All-You-Can-Eat with 24 Kinds of Lightly-Seared Meat Sushi] for 2 hours. Also experience a wide variety of meat dishes, such as juicy and voluminous [1 Pound Mountain! Roast Beef] slowly roasted on low heat. Also, they are proud of their designer's space with a simple sophisticated atmosphere and relaxing lighting with the proper brightness. The whole restaurant can be booked for up to 100 people.  4 private rooms for up to 6 people are also available. Please visit this convenient and tasty restaurant for various occasions, from dates to banquets with many people.  

All-You-Can-Eat Lightly-Seared Meat Sushi x Meat Bar -Meat Gang- Nagoya Station branch

Open: 4:00 pm - 0:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station. Immediately from Exit No.4 of the Nagoya Subway Station / From Exit No.2 of the underground shopping mall [UNIMALL] 
Address: 4F-401, M3 Dining Bldg., 3-15-11 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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3. All-You-Can-Eat Yakitori x Private Room Izakaya - Nikuya Ikka- Nagoya Station branch

All-You-Can-Eat Yakitori x Private Room Izakaya - Nikuya Ikka- Nagoya Station branch cuisine
All-You-Can-Eat Yakitori x Private Room Izakaya - Nikuya Ikka- Nagoya Station branch floor
The  specialty of this restaurant is exquisite Yakitori (chicken skewers) which carefully prepared and aromatically grilled. All-you-can-eat for 2 hours with 63 kinds of Yakitori for 1,980 JPY is good value for the price. All-you-can-drink with more than 70 kinds of drinks is alos available from 3,980 JPY. Other than Yakitori, the wide variety of the menu are offerd from ahijo to exquisite meat dishes, and desserts.  An [Anniversary Plate] is free with course reservations. Inside the relaxing space with wood patterned walls, there are 4 private rooms for up to 6 people, spacious sofa seats that can also be used as a semi-private room by sectioning with screens, and casual table seats. The whole restaurant can be booked for up to 100 people. Have satisfying moments for various occasions, from dates to banquets with many people.

All-You-Can-Eat Yakitori x Private Room Izakaya - Nikuya Ikka- Nagoya Station branch

Open: 4:00 pm - 0:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station. Immediately from Exit No.4 of the Nagoya Subway Station and Exit No.2 of the underground shopping mall [UNIMALL] 
Address: 4F-401, M3 Dining Bldg., 3-15-11  Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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4. Locally Produced Chicken and Sake x Complete Private Rooms Torishin HANARE Meieki branch

Locally Produced Chicken and Sake x Complete Private Rooms Torishin HANARE Meieki branch cuisine
Locally Produced Chicken and Sake x Complete Private Rooms Torishin HANARE Meieki branch floor
[Torishin Hanare Meieki branch] Although it is conveniently located near Nagoya Station, it is away from the hustle bustle of the town, like a little hideaway-style private room Izakaya. The recommended dishes include crispy and juicy [Secret Recipe! Karaage of Chicken Wings] and slowly char-grilled [Yakitori]. You can also taste these dishes in a course with all-you-can-drink. They are equipped with complete private rooms with different sizes to cater for small or large groups. As the decor of Japanese modern style creates a relaxing atmosphere, the restaurant is a great place for various occasions such as girls-get-together, dating and business meetings. They can cater a private room party for up to 50 people. This is the place to visit when you want to talk with your special people in a relaxing setting.

Locally Produced Chicken and Sake x Complete Private Rooms Torishin HANARE Meieki branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 0:00 am / [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: A 1-minute walk from [Nagoya Station] of JR Lines. Turn right after Exit No.3 and walk for 100m. It is on the 2nd floor of [Meieki Gourmet Plaza].
Address: 2F, Gourmet Plaza, 3-15-8 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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5. BARZER

BARZER cuisine
BARZER floor
[BARZER], located in Toyama City's Legato Square, serves authentic Italian cuisine made by harnessing the flavors of fresh local ingredients. [BARZER] operates as a bar from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and trattoria from 6:00 pm on. From 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, this restaurant serves Italian meal sets for lunch. During the day, guests can enjoy light meals like tripe, sandwiches and panini, or coffee, wine and beer in a relaxed setting. In the evening, there is an a la carte menu of authentic Italian cuisine made from local seasonal foods and genuine Italian ingredients. BARZER serves as the perfect setting for all kinds of occasions throughout the day, from family meals with kids to dating, stop-in spots on the way home, business, and more. BARZER is located just a three-minute walk from [Kokusai-kaigijo-mae Station] on the Toyama City Tram Line.

BARZER

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm) *Lunch service only on Sunday / [Tuesday - Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] From 6:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Monday, Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Located around a 3-minute walk from the [Kokusai-kaigijo-mae Tram Stop] or a 15-minute walk from [Toyama Station]
Address: Legato Square, 4-4-3, Sogawa, Toyama-shi, Toyama (Map)
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6. Osteria Del Campagne

Osteria Del Campagne cuisine
Osteria Del Campagne floor
[Osteria Del Campagne]'s eye-catching exterior is designed with a fusion of traditional Japanese and modern styles. The restaurant's concept is a sophisticated and stylish Italian restaurant. Guests can enjoy local seafood, specialty meats, and handmade pasta in Kanazawa's uniquely relaxed, chic atmosphere. The [Omakase-Style Seasonal Fish Carpaccio] is a stunning delicacy that draws out the umami flavors of the seafood. With a generous blend of cheese and rice, [Signature Dish! Rich Risotto Made in an Italian Cheese Bowl] is a gem that pairs perfectly with wine. The first floor is a private space with seats for small groups, while the second floor is a party space that can accommodate up to 35 people. From dates to anniversaries to larger parties, [Osteria Del Campagne] provides a gorgeous venue for a special occasion.

Osteria Del Campagne

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY
Access: Located around a 20-minute walk from [Kanazawa Station]
Address: 2-31-33, Kata-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa (Map)
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7. Japanese Cuisine Kaifutei

Japanese Cuisine Kaifutei cuisine
Japanese Cuisine Kaifutei floor
Restaurant [Japanese Cuisine Kaifutei] is located within a well-established Japanese style inn found in 1908. Located right in front of Uozu Station, as a gateway to the city, they will let you enjoy the blissful fresh seafood of Uozu. The first dish to try when visiting this area is [eelpout tatsuta-age (deep fried eelpout)] prepared using deepsea fish inhabiting the local Toyama bay. This is their specialty dish which gained popularity after being introduced in a gourmet cartoon. It is not easy to taste this masterpiece elsewhere as eelpouts do not travel well. In addition, including [baimeshi], they have a range of rice-bowl dishes, set meal and a la carte dishes to savor the delicious flavors of Toyama. They are the prefect match to the locally produced sake of Toyama, and they will make you want to drink more. A great point is that they offer course meals as well, so you can use the restaurant for parties as well as bringing your guests from outside of Toyama, or for business occasions.

Japanese Cuisine Kaifutei

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: A 30-second walk after getting off at [Uozu Station] of Ainokaze Toyama railway. It is on the 1st floor of Hotel Minamikan
Address: 1-13-5 Shakado, Uozu-shi, Toyama (Map)
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8. Inka

Inka cuisine
Inka floor
[Inka] serves Japanese cuisine made from natural seafood and seasonal ingredients in a space designed with traditional Japanese accents. All dishes prepared by the experienced head chef are made to capitalize on the high quality of the ingredients. Tuna is particularly recommended among all the natural seafood personally selected by the chef. Guests can experience the natural flavor of tuna that is completely different from farm-raised fish. A full Japanese sake menu that draws out the delicious flavor of the dishes is also available. This menu is developed by the head chef who personally travels around Japan to source sake, so even sake connoisseurs are sure to approve of the lineup here. The comfortable interior with a gentle aroma of wood has a total of 18 counter and table seats. [Inka] is the perfect venue for a date or business meeting where you'd like to take your time over a meal.

Inka

Open: 5:00 am - 10:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:15 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY
Access: Around a 4-minute walk from [Nagano Station]. Located along Nisenro-dori next to Patio Nisenro
Address: Nisenro-dori, 1381-2, Kitaishido-cho, Nagano-shi, Nagano (Map)
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9. Modern Chinese YUJIAN`S KITCHEN

Modern Chinese YUJIAN`S KITCHEN cuisine
Modern Chinese YUJIAN`S KITCHEN floor
The concept of [Modern Chinese YUJIAN'S KITCHEN] is outside-the-box Chinese cuisine. Fully enjoy the "authentic taste" that is not localized in Japan, using 20-30 kinds of Chinese seasonings such as Sichuan peppers. Their specialty is [Lao Tan Sauerkraut Fish] with which you can enjoy 3 different savory tastes; sourness, numbing spiciness, and savoriness. More than 90% of the guests order this popular dish. The location, where you can enjoy the changing of the seasons, is also one of the strengths. Enjoy the view of the Horikawa River from the table seats, or from the sofa during private moments in the half private rooms. [Lady's Course], including photogenic appetizers and the specialty, is recommended for girl's parties. This new restaurant in Nagoya is also ideal for creating new topics. 

Modern Chinese YUJIAN`S KITCHEN

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: A 12-minute walk from [Nagoya Station] / A 5-minute walk from Exit No.3 of [Kokusai Center Station] / A 7-minute walk from [Fushimi Station]
Address: 1F, Nayabashi CUBES Ichibankan, 5-24-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 03 2019 Update-date: Feb 01 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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