[Kyushu 100] Miyazaki Gourmet Spot Top 20
“Kyushu 100” is the project to introduce the fascinations of 100 spots representing Kyushu chosen by traveler’s review. In order to let you know more fascination of Kyushu beyond 100 spots, we introduce the spots for “Eat” ,”Play” and “Stay” of 7 prefectures in ranking order.
Located in southeast Kyushu, Miyazaki boats of mild temperature with tropical atmosphere. When talking about Miyazaki, Mango and Miyazaki Jirodi Chicken should come first. The local specialties such as Chicken Numban (fried chicken with vinegar and tartar sauce) and Jidori-no-Sumibiyaki (Charcoal-grilled chicken) are must-eat menus. Additionally, there are so many various Miyazaki Gourmet items such as Miyazaki Beef, Takachiho Beef, Bonitos – the biggest catch in Japan, Kama-age udon loved by even celebrities. Here is a ranking of the popular restaurants where you can enjoy the above specialties of Miyazaki.
Isshinsushi Koyo (Miyazaki City)
Established 43 years ago, this sushi restaurant with a tradition of long standing is offering fresh seafood delivered from the local fish port in Miyazaki every morning. You will be surely addicted by the special sushi created with the professional skill such as soft-ripened Japanese sea bass as well as rare sardine marinated with salt and vinegar.
Sono (Nichinan City)
The juicy Chicken Numban served in this old-fashioned café is continuously attracting the customers. After the meal, the coffee with rich aroma taste can be served. It seems that, in serving the coffee, the owner is choosing the cup matching to the customer’s image from the array of cups lined up in the cafe.
Unagi no Irifune (Saito City)
This is the historical Unagi Restaurant founded in 1894. The superb combination of selected domestic unagi, mainly from Miyazaki or Kagoshima, and the traditional secret recipe for a sauce is amazing. “Gojiru”, the miso soup with grinded soybeans is served with a meal.
#4 Miyazaki Beef Oyodo Kahan Miyachiku (Miyazaki City)
Directly operated by “Miyachiku” running a meat processing and wholesaler company, this restaurant is located in the west building of Miyazaki Kanko Hotel. You can enjoy the famous Japanese Black beef / Miyazaki Beef with Yakiniku (BBQ) or Teppanyaki. In addition to the counter seats facing the Oyodogawa River, there is a private room as well, which allows you to enjoy the meal calmly.
#5 Chinese Cuisine Lan Hai (Miyazaki City)
The authentic Chinese restaurant with Hong Kong style located on the 1st floor of Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort. The cold noodle served only at lunchtime is the crystal-jade colored noodle into which the spinach is knead. You can enjoy this springy-textured noodle with the seafood such as scallop or squid.
#6 Jidori Sumibiyaki Suisen (Miyazaki City)
This restaurant located under railway viaduct at the north side of Miyazaki Station serves the fresh Jidori chicken with Sumibiyaki, Chicken Numban and raw meat (sashimi). Please compare the tastes of two different Jidori chickens; “Akadori” with crunchy texture and “Miyazaki Jidori” with soft texture.
#7 Nao Chan (Nobeoka City)
Chicken Numban is said to have been born in this restaurant. On the fried chicken uniquely coated with flower, breadcrumbs and egg, a light sweet vinegar is pored. The difference from other restaurant’s recipe is no tartar sauce on top. The Chicken Numban of this restaurant is highly evaluated with its addictive taste.
#8 Karamen-Ya Masumoto Honmachi (Nobeoka City)
The famous restaurant of Hot Noodle originated in Miyazaki. The Hot Noodle features unique noodles, made of buckwheat and flour with food texture like Konjak, and full of hot soup with pepper, garlic and nira (Chinese chives). You can choose the type of noodle, spiciness and with/without garlic.
#9 Bibinya (Nichinan City)
“Bibi” means fish in a dialect of Nichinan region. Located in front of the fishermen’s cooperative association of Aburatsu port, this restaurant offers various original menus featuring the super fresh seafood. As the port is proud of the biggest catch of bonito in Japan, “Bonito Sashimi on rice” and “Japan’s #1 Grilled Bonito on rice” are popular.
#10 Karamenya Masumoto Kano (Miyazaki City)
The group restaurant of above-mentioned #8 Karamen-Ya Masumoto Honmachi in Nobeoka City. In a bowl of Hot Noodle, 5 pieces of garlic and plentiful fresh nira from Miyazaki and Kumamoto. Don’t miss Motsunabe made of the same soup used for Hot Noodle.
#11 Miyachiku (Miyazaki City)
The group restaurant of “Miyazaki Beef Restaurant Oyodo Kahan Miyachiku” in Miyazaki City. In front of you, the chef cooks a thick-sliced marbled Miyazaki beef steak. Together with salad bar, you can enjoy the meals feeling relaxed with the casual atmosphere.
#12 World Gourmet Viking Aletta, Miyazaki Yamagataya (Miyazaki City)
The buffet style restaurant in the Miyazaki Yamagataya Department. With the seasonal theme such as Asia or Italy, you can enjoy the taste of world gourmet cuisines. As both lunchtime and dinnertime do not have a limited time, this restaurant is recommendable for the time when you want to eat your fill.
#13 Odamaki (Miyazaki City)
The famous Kama-age udon restaurant in Miyazaki City. The light-taste broth, made from 4 sorts of fish flakes including round herring, bonito, horse mackerel and mackerel, matches to the thin noodle cooked al dente which goes down smoothly. The mild taste is popular as the meal after the drink.
#14 Fruits Ono (Miyazaki City)
Founded in 1982, this fruit shop has a tea parlor as well on the site. The special parfait using the local fruits from Miyazaki such as the ripe mangos “Taiyo-no-tamago”, the ripe kumquat and Hyuga Summer Orange. As it is open until 23:00, some people visit here after drinking.
#15 Kamaage udon Iwami (Miyazaki City)
The Kama-age udon restaurant with the history of 40 years. The home-made noodle with soft texture and light flavored broth made of shiitake mushroom, kombu(tangle) and dried small sardines creates a great harmony. Their recommendation is to enjoy the Kama-age udon with “Sakanazushi”, the pressed sushi with vinegared slices of fresh mackerel with plenty of fat on it.
#16 Hidaka (Miyazaki City)
This confectionery shop with a 26-year history is loved by local people and they have 7 branch shops in Miyazaki City. “Nanjakora Daifuku”, a heavy rice cake filled with strawberry, chestnut and cheese is a star confectionery in this shop. You can enjoy the purchased product in the shop.
#17 Maruman (Miyazaki City)
Founded in 1954, this Yakitori Restaurant is said to be an originator of Charcoal-grilled thighs. The chicken thighs grilled at medium rare with high-grade charcoal produced from oak are so juicy with its condensed flavor.
#18 Takachihogyu Restaurant Nagomi (Takachiho Town)
Takachiho Beef Restaurant operated by JA (Japan Agricultural Cooperatives) . You can enjoy the high-quality and tasty Takachiho Beef with Teppan Yaki or Yakiniku BBQ style. The beef with the perfect balance of fat and meat offers you the mouthful sweet flavor of meat.
#19 Tsukada Nojo Miyazaki Main Store (Miyazaki City)
The flagship restaurant of Izakaya Chain spreading nationwide from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The specialty is Charcoal-grilled “Jitokko”, a rare chicken delivered from the company-owned poultry farm in Miyazaki. The chicken grilled with charcoal straightaway allows you to enjoy the great taste with rich flavor.
#20 Ogura Oose Branch (Nobeoka City)
Founded in November 1971. The restaurant offering Chicken Numban which competes with above-mentioned #7 “Naochan”. They are the 1st one that started to pour tartar sauce on the Chicken Number in Nobeoka. It has also unique system for the customer to choose either thigh or breast of chicken.
Every spot of “Kyushu 100” chosen by travelers is full of fascination. Now, let’s go and experience 100 spots chosen by travelers!
Ranking method:”Miyazaki Gourmet Spot Top 20″ was aggregated by the unique algorithm based on the review evaluations in Japanese posted during July 2015 – June 2016 in terms of Gourmet Spots in Miyazaki.