Restaurants

Top Choice Izakaya in Takamatsu

Bijin-tei

Smiling mama-san sees all at this discreet seafood izakaya. Point to the menu items already plated – the pickled tako (octopus) is a mouthful – or ask for an osusume (recommendation). It's on the ground floor of a b…
Top Choice Udon in Yashima

Udon Honjin Yamada-ya

Something special not too far from the base of the Yakuri Cable Car out east of Takamatsu. This is udon in a lovely setting in the old Yamada residence, a 'Cultural Property of Japan', eating in elegant tatami rooms…
Udon in Kotohira

Konpira Udon

Just short of the first set of steps leading up Konpira-san, this is one of dozens of Sanuki udon joints in Kotohira. You can't miss it: the front window shows off the busy udon-makers rolling out dough and slicing …
Izakaya in Takamatsu

Ofukuro

This fabulous washofu (local eating house) in the heart of the entertainment district offers a well-priced and hearty dining experience. A number of delicious, preprepared vegetarian and fish dishes sit on the count…
Cafe in Kotohira

New Green

A cute neighbourhood spot where the local ladies cackle over coffee, New Green is also one of the few restaurants in town open for dinner. If the salads, kaki-furai (breaded, fried oysters) and omuraisu (omelette fi…
Udon in Takamatsu

Tsurumaru

Sit at the counter and watch the noodles being pounded by hand in this popular spot, which is busy with the bar-hopping crowd until late into the night. The delicious karē (curry) udon is the most popular choice her…
Udon in Takamatsu

Kawafuku

One of Takamatsu's best-known udon shops, Kawafuku serves its silky Sanuki udon in a variety of ways. Choose from the plastic food models outside. Look for the red-and-white striped lanterns in front, along Lion-dōr…
Sushi in Takamatsu

Sushi Katsu

At some point, you may overdose on Sanuki udon. How refreshing at such times to belly up to a gleaming, comfortingly minimalist, friendly sushi bar. There's a picture menu with the usual suspects, and a limited Engl…
Barbecue in Takamatsu

Yakiniku Jinsuke

Loved equally by locals and Japanese celebrities, Yakiniku Jinsuke offers up a solid set menu for meat and beer lovers for just ¥2500. You get pork, chicken, soup, rice and pickles, plus your choice of two drinks. L…