Best Local Specialty Restaurants In Asia

Here're best Local Specialty Restaurants in Asia. We released a ranking of reviews about Local Specialty Restaurants posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Asia.

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Address:1-5-14 Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa

Access:10 min walk from Makishi Station




Top Review:New Okinawa Soba Noodle

A chef-owner who had been to 100 soba noodle restaurants including ones in small islands during only one year since he decided to move to Okinawa. We can eat Okinawa Soba that differs a little from other restaurant's ones. The interior is like a cafe so as for women to visit alone.◎Open: 11:30-16:00 Close: Wednesdays


Address:185-1 Aburakake-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5min walk from both Fushimi Momoyama Station and Momoyama Goryo-mae Station


Hours:11:00-15:00,17:00-23:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]11:00-23:00

Top Review:Taste Spring In Fushimi. A Restaurant Of Sake Brewer Gekkeikan

How about visiting Chushojima this spring? Some kinds of sake and Kyoto cuisine at a restaurant of Gekkeikan Brewery can make you feel the arrival of spring earlier.◎Though Chushojima has many sake breweries, here's the best for lunch and dinner. You can visit at ease because they prepare some sweet cocktails of Japanese sake.


Address:197-1 Okawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By car, 25min from Ishigaki Airport, 1.2km from Ishigaki Port




Top Review:Ishigaki Beef For Sushi! You Can Eat Quality Beef At Lower Price

You can eat the dishes with the local foodstuffs such as seafood and Okinawa's comfort food at Hitoshi. I like the sushi of Ishigaki Beef particularly, and this is the best specialty of this restaurant, so don't miss it.◎Reservation till the day before could be better.


Address:7088-2 Uchinokaya, Ina-shi, Nagano


Hours:11:00-15:00 [Tri]11:00-14:00


Top Review:Unforgettable Taste Of Gyoja Soba Noodle In The Quiet Mountains

People say 'Shinshu Soba' in this one word, but there're various kinds and ways of eating in each area. Gyoja Soba is one of these, and eat it with Karami Daikon (hot white radish) and Yaki Miso (burned miso) in the soup. You can enjoy rich smell and taste of soba noodle in miso flavor.◎Regular Holidays: Wednesdays & Thursdays. Open from February 3th (they have long winter closure). Access: 15min by car from Ina IC of Chuo'u Express Way.



1 Review

Address:3229 Togakushi, Nagano-shi, Nagano




Top Review:Togakushi Soba Noodle & Vegetable Tempura Of A Very popular Restaurant

Soba noodle displayed in Bocchi-mori style on a bamboo colander with fresh natural wasabi (Japanese horseradish) grained by yourself, crispy tempura, and the local hot sake. This taste can be realized in this area with clear air and mysterious huge trees. Please enjoy the fresh soba noodle.◎It's the most crowded restaurant in this area with many soba shops, so there's often 1 hour wait even after lunch time. Let's try Soba-yu (hot water after boiling soba), Soba-karinto (snack), and Soba-manju (sweets with soy bean jam), which are popular in Nagano Pref.


Address:1-5-11 Miyajima-guchi, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima



Top Review:Freshly Grilled Soft Anago-meshi, A Specialty Of Hiroshima

This restaurant 'UENO' is a birth place of Anago-meshi (conger eel & rice) that was sold as a box lunch at a railroad station. Its box lunch is famous, but what is more, you can eat freshly grilled and juicy one if you visit the restaurant. I couldn't stop eating for its delicious flavor!◎Anago-meshi 'Jo (Special)' 2000yen



1 Review

Address:19 Yunosawa Tokiwano, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori

Top Review:A Gorgeous Set Meal Of Special Corn 'Dakekimi'

A brand corn 'Dakekimi' is grown at Dake Highlands, at the foot of Iwaki-san Mountain. The set meal offered by Matagi-tei is an ideal one to taste its sweetness and good flavor.◎You can eat this set meal at only the season of its harvest around September and October.



1 Review

Address:7-8 Motohama-cho, Nagahama-shi, Shiga

Top Review:Nagahama's Specialty 'Mackerel Somen' With Mild And Deep Taste

At the foot of Nagahama Castle of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. You can eat 'Saba (mackerel) Somen Noodle' in a historical restaurant. The mackerel and somen noodle are cooked to be salted and sweetened, and it's a familiar taste for all Japanese people.◎Open: 10:30~ Regular holiday: Mondays Access: 3min walk from JR Nagahama Station, along the Hokkoku Kaido Street.



2 Review

Address:4921-22 Otsu Yoshiumo Tsuno-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi


Top Review:A Sky Restaurant At 1400m Highlands Overlooking The Mountains

For accommodation and restaurant, Tengu-so's biggest attraction is the view from 1400m above the sea level. It's so high that we have an earache when we drive up without stopping! It stands on the border of Ehime and Kochi Prefecture. You must feel relaxed by nature around you.◎In addition to a accommodation, there're a restaurant, shop, bathroom and vending machine as a base for sightseeing in Shikoku Karst. It has a spacious parking lot.


Address:707 Fujikawagushiko Kawagushi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi



Top Review:Traditional Koshu Style 'Houtou' With Many Vegetables

Piping hot Houtou in a pot has many vegetables and satisfying quantity! In a soup of miso made around Mt.Fuji, homemade noodle with comfortable chewiness in very delicious! For people like spice, it's nice to add Fudo's secret spices in it.◎Open: 11:00-19:00 But if you visit here after evening on weekdays, it's better for you to contact the restaurant and confirm. Parking lot: available


Address:1-27 Shurimawashi-cho, Naha-shi, Okinawa




Top Review:2min From Shuri-jo Castle! Okinawa Soba Noodle Restaurant

Just near Shuri-jo Castle! 'Shuri Horikawa' stands in a residential area. Mild soup is excellent with homemade noodle. Since it has an atmosphere like café, a women can enter at ease. Stop here on the way to Shuri-jo Castle.◎Access: 2min walk from Shuri-jo. 10min walk from Shuri Station of Yui Rail (monorail). Open: 11:00~18:00 (L.O17:45) Regular Holiday: Thursdays



1 Review

Address:84 Shimozato Hirara, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa




Top Review:Specialty Food Of Miyako-jima Island! Katsumeshi With Big Existence Of Pork Cutlet

Miyako-jima Island has a comfort food for the local people. A pork cutlet on the fried rice is big enough. One of the three best noodle making factories, Hisamatsu Seimen-jo runs this restaurant, you can eat Miyako-soba noodle with delicious clear soup together.



1 Review

Address:155-3 Nagoma Yoshiumi-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime



Top Review:Victory Food Loved By The Strongest Pirates In History! Dynamic 'Horaku-yaki'

Kurushima Strait in Seto Inland Sea, was the territory of Murakami Suigun that was admired as the strongest pirates in Japan's history. Horaku-yaki, which was said to be eaten at the party after their victory, contains a rich seafood grilled with salt, such as big sea bream, sazae (turban shells) and prawns. It's a dynamic local food excellent too much with alcohol drinks. I can get also the victory fortune!?



1 Review

Address:2-18-6 Maejima, Naha-shi, Okinawa




Top Review:Very Popular Sky Lunch At Naha Airport! Golden 'Zuke' Of Daito-zushi Melting On Your Tongue

It's a local sushi made of 'zuke', Spanish mackerel or tuna preserved in soy sauce, and sweetened rice. It was originally handed down from Hachijo Island to Daito island. Then, now it's famous as a lunch box you can buy at Naha Airport and eat in a plane, this shop sells it.


Address:3-5-4 Sanban-cho, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime



Top Review:It's The Genuine! A Specialty 'Goshiki Tai Somen' Gorgeously Using A Natural Sea Bream

Goshiki is popular by specialties in Ehime. Among all, tai-somen noodle lavishly using a whole sea bream is very popular! Flaking the flesh away from the bone in stock soup thick enough to be excellent with alcoholic drinks, you can enjoy the superb dish!


Address:1-15-6 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa



Top Review:Local Taste Of Kanazawa! Oshi-zushi Filled With Traditions, Cultures And Hospitality

People have made oshi-zushi on a festival day in Kanazawa since the old time. At this restaurant in Higashi Chayamachi, you can try to make it with mothers here, and enjoy eating the local dishes in Kanazawa.



2 Review

Address:2F 16-45 Oge Narutochotosadomariura, Naruto-shi, Tokushima

Access:10 min by car, from Naruto Station



Top Review:All You Can Eat Tokushima's Specialty

You can eat Tokushima's local food at this restaurant. Well known Natuto-dai (sea bream) and Naruto Kintoki (sweet potato), and Shabu-shabu style Wakame sea weed which you can't eat elsewhere. Let's try here.



3 Review

Address:6-21 Hon-machi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama




Top Review:Mamakari Sushi Having Addictive Light Taste that is Local Specialty of Okayama

Origin of the fish's name 'Mamakari' is that we have to borrow rice because the fish is too delicious and rice becomes short (Mama means rice, Kari means borrowing). And it goes well with vinegar. So you can eat the local specialty of Okayama.


Sushi Hide

2 Review

Address:808 Shimo Hatsuishi-machi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi



Top Review:Here is the Restaurant for Specialty of Nikko, the Nikko Iwana(Char) Freshly Caught

I recommend the restaurant for eating a specialty delicious foods of Nikko. The chef with a proud face said to me, "How do you like it?". So, he is proud of the delicious Iwana fish that is chewy and has great fat.


Address:1-33 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime



Top Review:The Specialty Dish of Matsuyama, 'Tai Somen Noodle'

It is a local dish of Matuyama (it is the the Japanese thin noodle with sea bream). I flaked the sea bream grilled with salt and mixed the noodle with them and some spices in the soup. The light taste of noodle gose well with the salty taste of sea bream. And a local noodle 'Kumayama Somen' is used for the dish.


Address:2nd floor, Nakanoshima Library, 1-2-10 Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:1 min walk from Naniwabashi Station, 3 min walk from Kitahama Station, 5 min walk from Yodoyabashi Station.



Top Review:In A Library? Northern European Food And Wine

In a retro building Nakanoshima Library, you can eat smorrebrod food in Northern Europe and wine. You must be fascinated with this unknown cafe.◎Smorrebrod food is, in short, many ingredients on thin and soft bread. It's nice for it to open till 9:00 p.m.



4 Review

Address:2F 4-21 Kajiya-machi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa




Top Review:All Dishes Satisfying Men And Women Of All Ages

They have many kinds of dishes that can satisfy even people don't drink alcohols. Seafood of course, I like a grilled lamb with pepper leaf bud, too. I admire that they use plates of Sanuki's traditional craft products.



1 Review

Address:1F Shirogane Building 107 Shirogane-machi, Himeji-shi, Hyogo

Access:5 min walk, from Himeji Station




Top Review:Genuine 'Himeji Oden' Rich In Variety And Made Of Special Foodstuffs

A famous restaurant of Himeji Oden, selected in Bib Gourmand of Michelin. Various kinds of quality foodstuffs such octopus, yuba and asparagus are delicious and, then you eat them with gingered soy sauce, which is special way in Himeji, they change into more delicious food completely.◎There're no price lists and this restaurant is a little more expensive then other restaurants around this area. You can eat high quality 'Himeji Oden' .


Address:58 Higashi-ekimae-cho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo


Hours:11:30-21:00 [Sun・Holidays]11:30-20:00

Closed:2nd・3rd Wed

Top Review:A Big Stick Of 'Himeji Oden' With Secret Stock Inherited For 50 Years

A long-established izakaya that directed by a famous sake maker, Nadagiku. Seasoned by stock soup that has inherited for more than 50 years, a big Himeji Oden is excellent with gingered soy sauce. This is the local specialty of Himeji you must eat.◎Kuro Oden ¥540, and because of the sake maker, Shiro Oden ¥540 used many sake leeks.


Address:4F EGRET HIMEJI 68-290 Honmachi, Himeji-shi, Hyogo


Hours:11:30-14:30 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]11:00-14:30,17:00-21:00

Top Review:Specialty 'Himeji Oden' With Himeji Castle View, A World Heritage

Himeji's specialty 'Himeji Oden' with soy sauce mixed with ground ginger. You can eat this in front of the view of a World Heritage, Himeji Castle at this restaurant. Oden, tastes good as it is, with sharpness and depth, which is very delicious local food.◎Located on 4th floor of a cultural facility, I was surprised the restaurant was in it. For a restaurant is directed by a hotel, its hospitality and taste are nice same as the view.


Address:161-5-1 Oya Niyodo-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi



Top Review:Having a Crab's Sweet and Soft Flavor, Specialty Tsugani Udon

Tsugani Udon is the local specialty in Kouchi. Tsugani is a crab living in a clear stream. Its soup is full of crab extracts and soft meat.


Address:670 Tomo Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima




Top Review:Local Specialty Dish of Fukuyama 'Tai Uzumi' whose Flavor is Hidden in a Purposeful Manner

Because of the policy of simplicity in Edo Period, people had to hide the rich foodstuffs in a purposeful manner. The dish may look frugal at first for the price, but you can find the certain flavor under the rice.


Address:TomiokaHachimangu 1-23-11 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo


Hours:11:30-15:00,17:00-21:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]11:30-17:00


Top Review:Tokyo Local Specialty Fukagawa-Meshi Which Fishermen in Edo Love

Used asari clam, koshihikari rice grown in Niigata, miso mixture of Kanto region's and Tohoku's. After trial and error, they succeeded in reproducing the genuine fukagawa-meshi.


Address:1st floor, 3-13-13 Harimaya-cho, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:5 min walk from Kochibashi Station




Top Review:Delicious Cuisine, Japanese Popular Foodie Watabe Also Ate!

Rinrin Suzunoya located in 10 min walk from Kochi Station, and stands alone calmly. They have various menu, that satisfy the customers from the first dish. What's more, if you take a counter-table, you can see them cooking bonito with straws in front of you. All the dishes we ate were delicious.



1 Review

Address:Miki Building 1F 1-3-34 Okawasuji, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Access:10 min by car from Kochi IC. 5 min walk from Kochibashi Station.

Top Review:Light-Roasted Bonito Is Special! Quality Tosa Cuisine You Must Eat In Kochi

You can have traditional Tosa's cuisine such as lightly roasted bonito (Katsuo-no Tataki) and whale dishes (sukiyaki in this pic). Lightly roasted bonito is offered anywhere, but here is special! I really like their fatty and roasted savorily bonito served with relishes and their secret sauce.◎The basic course is priced from 5000yen. There're counter seats and Japanese style zashiki seats. The chef was friendly.

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Address:1-5-14 Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa

Access:10 min walk from Makishi Station




Top Review:New Okinawa Soba Noodle

A chef-owner who had been to 100 soba noodle restaurants including ones in small islands during only one year since he decided to move to Okinawa. We can eat Okinawa Soba that differs a little from other restaurant's ones. The interior is like a cafe so as for women to visit alone.◎Open: 11:30-16:00 Close: Wednesdays