Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Kinosaki Onsen

Irori Dining Mikuni

If you want a break from Kinosaki seafood, this new, cosy, whitewashed spot-on Eki-dōri serves Tajima beef (both a cousin and a neighbour of Kōbe beef). Get yours atop donburi (rice bowl; our favourite), in croquett…
Noodles in Kinosaki Onsen

Masuya

This soba and udon specialist has been in business for half a century and shows it, with atmospheric woodwork and walls festooned with old farm and home implements. Go for dishes like kamozaru (chilled soba with duc…
Seafood in Kinosaki Onsen

Okeshō

This restaurant above a fish market serves a varied menu: sushi, fried dishes, tempura, salads etc. In addition to its signature kaisendon (seafood rice bowl), deep-pocketed crab lovers can order a full-on kani menu…
Izakaya in Kinosaki Onsen

Koyume

Rub shoulders with locals at this kindly, tiny izakaya, over a varied menu including kani-kamameshi (crab over steamed rice), kushikatsu (fried skewers), agedashi-tofu (creamy, deep-fried tofu), moro-kyu (cucumber w…
Pub Food in Kinosaki Onsen

Gubigabu

This craft-beer pub near the town centre has four house beers on tap and serves a diverse menu of pasta, jidori (local chicken), curry rice and beer snacks. Look for pancakes made with beer batter, or go nuts with t…
Seafood in Kinosaki Onsen

Daikō Shōten

This workmanlike seafood shop and izakaya serves up freshly caught local seafood, fried, grilled, sauteed or raw, in a casual atmosphere. You can't go wrong with the speciality kaisen-don (seafood over rice) or aski…
Sushi in Kinosaki Onsen

Orizuru

For decent sushi and crab dishes, try this popular local restaurant on the main street. You can get a jō-nigiri (superior sushi set), or try the crab dishes in winter. It's between Ichi-no-yu and Gosho-no-yu onsen, …