Restaurants

Top Choice Izakaya in Kagoshima

Yamauchi Nōjō

Kuro Satsuma-dori (black Satsuma chicken) is the name of the bird served here, and also what it looks like after being grilled sumibi-yaki-style over open charcoal. Other local dishes: marinated katsuo (bonito) sash…
Top Choice Fusion in Kagoshima

Cafe Lakan

This lovely little fusion cafe has delicious daily specials that mix Japanese, Italian and other Western cuisines. Decor is dark wood with a bar; it's the kind of place you'll see groups of office ladies out for lun…
Top Choice Japanese in Kagoshima

Kumasotei

This atmospheric multistorey restaurant near central Tenmonkan covers all your Satsuma-ryōri needs: Satsuma-age, tonkotsu, kurobuta shabu-shabu, and lots of fresh fish and seafood. Look for the vertical sign with re…
Japanese in Kagoshima

Kagomma Furusato Yatai-mura

Yatai-mura means 'food stall village', and some two dozen stalls near Kagoshima-Chūō Station offer a taste of Kagoshima of old. Follow your nose to your favourite stalls for sumibi-yaki (coal-fired chicken), sashimi…
Izakaya in Kagoshima

Marutora Ikka

This happy spot is festooned with an eclectic collection of Shōwa-period pop-culture memorabilia. It's where young Japanese come to hang out over a few rounds of beer and plates of comfort food such as bite-sized bl…
Ramen in Kagoshima

Tontoro

Tontoro's locations are local institutions for ramen in thick tonkotsu pork broth, finished with scallions and a hint of garlic. The branch at Yamanokuchi, in the corner house with the red trim, is rather workaday, …
Japanese in Kagoshima

Ajimori

This classy multistorey shop claims to have invented kurobuta shabu-shabu. Set meals come with handmade udon noodles and side dishes depending on the price. There are also tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) meals (fr…
Sweets in Kagoshima

Tenmonkan Mujyaki

Quench your thirst during Kagoshima's steamy summers with highly refreshing kakigori (shaved ice with condensed milk, fruits and beans). Go for the shirokuma, with toppings arranged to look like its namesake polar b…
Ramen in Kagoshima

Tontoro

Tontoro's locations are local institutions for ramen in thick tonkotsu pork broth, finished with scallions and a hint of garlic. This branch at Yamanokuchi, in the corner house with the red trim, is rather workaday.