Aso-san Area restaurants

Top Choice Grill in Aso-san Area

Takamori Dengaku-no-Sato

At this fantastic thatch-roofed ex-farmhouse the staff use oven mitts to grill dengaku (skewers of vegetables, meat including Aso beef, fish and tofu covered in the namesake dengaku: sweet miso paste) at your own ir…
Steak in Aso-san Area

Yamaichi

Aso akaushi (beef from local brown cows) is prized for its relatively low fat content. Get it here sliced over donburi (rice bowl). Set meals come with dangojiru (local dumpling soup) and takana gohan (rice with mus…
Japanese in Aso-san Area

Sanzoku-Tabiji

Cute roadhouse known for dangojiru (miso soup with thick-cut noodles) and takana ryōri (dishes using mustard greens), served à la carte or in hearty set meals. There are also other noodle and rice dishes. It's all b…
Cafe in Aso-san Area

Olmo Coppia

This lovable, cool organic cafe, in a converted storehouse from the late Edo period, serves daily-changing lunch set menus: curry, pasta etc. It's about a 15-minute walk east of JR Aso station; from the main street,…
Cafe in Aso-san Area

Oshimaya Kagu Cafe

At this retro cafe you can sample coffees, cakes, smoothies and Aso-made ice creams while sitting on design-y mid-century furniture (kagu in Japanese). Look for the giant metal chair on the corner just outside. Oshi…
Market in Aso-san Area

Michi no Eki Aso

Next to JR Aso station, this meeting place and market has a colourful selection of local produce, bentō (boxed meals), baked and packaged goods, snacks, ice cream and drinks. There's a seating area in the back where…