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Dining

The people living in Kochi Prefecture have voted to choose the best restaurants and menus they want to recommend to visitors.
This provides information on the top 49 restaurants, based by area.

Central

  • Name
    Address
    Business hours
    Regular Closing Days
    Web
    Restaurant Features
  • Myojinmaru Hirome Branch
    11:00 - 21:00
    10:00 - 20:00
    (Sundays)
    Irregular
    Famed for its seared bonito. You can see them grill it on the straw in front of you. In addition to bonito, you can also enjoy other fresh fish dishes thanks to Kochi's location by the sea.
  • Gyeongbokgung Korean Food
    Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
    Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
    Wednesdays
    None
    Authentic Korea cuisine, where you can taste the food the kings and queens ate. A warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere await you.
  • Tosao Shoten
    11:00~19:00
    Irregular
    None
    A unique combination of udon stock soup and Chinese noodles. Frequently mentioned in the media, this place is so popular that people will come from long distances just to eat here.
  • Kaida-ya
    11:00 - 14:30
    16:30 - 20:00
    11:00 - 20:00
    (Weekends and Public Holidays)
    "Mondays (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Day of the Ox (for 2016: July 30)
    None
    An unagi (eel) specialist. The secret sauce, which they have maintained since their opening, is out of this world. Enjoy the flavor of perfectly-grilled eels, crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy inside.
  • Miso Ramen Specialists Menya Kunimaru, Nankoku Branch
    11:00 - 15:00
    17:30 - 23:00
    11:00 - 23:00
    (Weekends and Public Holidays)
    Wednesdays
    None
    This place specializes in miso, one of Japan's treasured foods. Don't forget to try the original Kochi Tosa Katsuo (Bonito) Miso Ramen.
  • Pasta Hattori-kun
    11:00~15:30
    17:00~21:30
    Thursdays
    None
    Their home-made pasta has just the right amount of al dente firmness, and picks up the sauce wonderfully. Don't miss the Italo-Kochi "Yuzu Carbonara.
  • Hibari Shokudo
    11:30 - 19:00
    (March - October)
    11:30 - 18:00
    (November - February)
    New Year holiday period
    None
    You'll be amazed at the volume you get even when just ordering the regular size. Home-grown Otoyo rice topped with lavish amounts of pork cutlet and egg, for a stunning amount at an incredible price, is what brings the customers in. There are also other menu items to try.
  • Sameura-so, Tosa-cho Youth House
    11:00~20:00
    1st Monday
    None
    This restaurant is located in the best location on the Sameura Dam. Enjoy dishes made using only locally-produced, locally-consumed ingredients and Kochi's own brand-name beef, Tosa-no-Akaushi.
  • Hayashi no Yamori
    Lunch 11:00 - 14:30
    Dinner 18:30 - 22:00
    /18:30 - 21:00
    (Sundays)
    Mondays
    This ginger specialist restaurant uses ginger grown in Kochi prefecture. In addition to ginger, it also uses a lot of other local Kochi ingredients.
  • Buffet Restaurant Eze
    Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00
    Lunch 11:00 - 15:00
    Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
    Tuesdays for dinner only
    None
    Seasonal Kochi vegetables are arranged with Shimanto chicken and Bisen pork. Enjoy more than 40 different dishes in a buffet menu that changes monthly.
  • Yatai Yasube
    19:00 - 3:00 next morning
    19:00 - 4:00 next morning (Saturday)
    Sundays
    This stall-type gyoza place has been a perennial favorite for 45 years. Finish up your night’s drinking with some Yasube gyoza.
  • Tosa Shokunin Koji-ya
    17:00~24:00
    Sundays
    Enjoy a wide variety of dishes made using local brand-name Tosa-Jiro chicken. You won't want to miss the sashimi made from fresh local fish paired with some local Tosa sake.
  • Tosa-no-Kuni Nijuyonmangoku
    11:00~22:30
    January 1
    None
    Enjoy a range of Kochi foods here. The famous whole bonito seared and served with yuzu citrus in a "sushi log" is a wonderful extravagance.
  • Tsukasa Tosa Cuisine, Kochi Main Branch
    11:30 - 22:00
    (Weekdays)
    11:00 - 21:30
    (Weekends and Public Holidays)
    December 30 - January 1
    Serving traditional Tosa (Kochi) food for a hundred years in an atmosphere appropriate to the first Tosa cuisine restaurant in Kochi.
  • Habotan
    11:00~23:00
    December 31 - January 1
    A drinking establishment for the masses that's been open for sixty years, serving a unchanging menu of cheap but good food.
  • Myojinmaru Fisherman's Cooking
    17:00~23:30
    Open year round
    Offering a wide range of local sakes from all around the prefecture, which is famed for its production, as well as dishes made from fresh local ingredients. In addition to their famous seared bonito, you're bound to enjoy the Shimizu mackerel, shipped directly from Tosashimizu in the western part of the prefecture.
  • Izakaya Daikichi
    17:00~23:30
    Sundays and public holidays
    None
    An izakaya that has been open for thirty years. In addition to their famous squid balls, they offer a range of original dishes created by the proprietor, which all go well with sake.
  • Hidamari Komichi Tosa-cha Café
    11:00~19:00
    Wednesdays
    Healthy dishes using local Kochi ingredients and confectionary make this place popular with the ladies. The flavor of Tosa tea from the traditional teapot has to be tasted to be believed.
  • Tosa no Igosso Kameji
    17:00~23:30
    Open year round
    The sister shop of Myojinmaru Hirome. The seared bonito are fresh and delicious no matter when you go.
  • Straw-grilled Seared Bonito Myojinmaru, Obiyamachi Branch
    11:30~14:00
    17:00~23:00
    Open year round
    Enjoy authentic seared bonito available from lunch. Dine in the stirring atmosphere of the sea.
  • Yairo-tei
    11:30 - 22:00
    10:30 - 21:00
    (Sundays)
    Irregular
    None
    Each day the quality of the bonito is posted outside. Here you can enjoy delicious bonito as they get in high quality fish every day.
  • Nook's Kitchen Game Restaurant
    18:00~23:00
    Sunday to Wednesday
    Pouring his passion into game cooking, the owner has travelled the world, but still uses local Kochi deer and boar, which he considers are the best anywhere. Playful arrangements and the relaxing, pub-like atmosphere make this a popular place to dine.
  • Torishin, Honmachi Branch
    Lunch 11:00 - 14:00
    Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
    / 17:30 - 21:30 (Sundays)
    Thursdays
    Tender chicken in generous servings. Try their smoked chicken, or other items from their extensive dinner menu.
  • Menbo Miyake
    11:00~16:00
    "Wednesdays Every 2nd Tuesday
    None
    This is the place to go for good udon in Kochi. The texture of the hand-made noodles and the flavor of the soup are uniquely delicious.
  • Marutagoya
    11:00~14:00
    18:00~23:00
    Tuesday evenings
    None
    The soup, made by boiling chicken bones and vegetables, is gentle and mild. This ramen is great not just for meals, but for finishing up an evening of drinking.
  • Ramen Jiyuken, Otsu Branch
    11:00~21:00
    Mondays
    None
    Generous amounts of meat, vegetables, and seafood. Despite its individualistic taste, this ramen is mild and easy to eat.
  • Ichiba Restaurant Nishimura Shoten
    11:30~15:00
    18:00~22:30
    Tuesday evenings
    None
    With an emphasis on only purchasing the best, amazingly fresh fish arrive here from ports all around the prefecture. There are even frequent repeat customers from other prefectures. While the fish is wonderful, the local Kochi vegetables are also delicious.
  • Manten-no-Hoshi
    11:00 - 17:00
    Sweets Corner:
    9:30 - 17:00
    New Year holiday period
    Enjoy daifuku rice cakes made from hojicha (roasted green tea) from the town of Tsuno in Kochi prefecture and dishes made using Tsuno mountain beef with its tender meat. The habit-forming nationally-famous hojicha daifuku are the perfect level of sweetness.
  • Torishin, Main Branch
    11:00~14:00
    17:30~22:00
    Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
    Each of the five different chicken set meals comes in truly impressive volumes. This place is so popular that you can expect queues.
  • Miso Ramen Specialists, Menya Kunimaru Tosa-Doro Branch
    11:00 - 15:00
    /17:30 - 23:30
    (Weekdays)
    11:00 - 23:30
    (Weekends and Public Holidays)
    Wednesdays
    None
    This place specializes in miso, one of Japan's treasured foods. Don't forget to try the original Kochi Tosa Katsuo (Bonito) Miso Ramen.
  • Hagi-no-Chaya
    11:00~21:30
    Wednesdays
    None
    Fresh seafood is grilled in front of you to enjoy with their secret recipe sauce. You can't ignore the shellfish in the selectable menu, but the meat, as well as individual Western, Japanese, or Chinese dishes are also popular.
  • Kochi Ice Shop
    11:00 - 17:00
    10:30 - 18:00
    (Weekends and Public Holidays)
    2nd and 4th Mondays (open 7 days during July and August)
    This café faces a stunning view of the Niyodo River. It also offers seating on the terrace, where you can listen to the babbling stream. Eating ice cream in such a scenic place is a very special experience.
  • Taisho-ken
    11:30~14:00
    17:00~20:00
    Sundays
    None
    This long-established restaurant serves eel (unagi) basted with a sauce which has been passed down for a hundred years. The generous thickness and the concentrated taste attract people from all over Japan.
  • Ramen Jiyuken, Ochi Main Branch
    11:00~21:00
    "Mondays Every 2nd Tuesday
    None
    Ramen with a mild soup. Easy to eat, with a flavor enhanced by its ingredients. The fluffy, soft fried rice served with pickles has many fans.
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