Kōchi Prefecture restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Shimanto City

Sanzenkai

The three kanji characters that make up this classy restaurant's name say it all – mountain, river, sea. Out at the spectacular Iyashi-no-sato eco-hotel, Sanzenkai uses locally sourced seasonal ingredients to tempt …
Top Choice Japanese in Kōchi

Hirome Ichiba

Dozens of mini-restaurants and bars specialising in everything from gomoku rāmen (seafood noodles) to tako-yaki (octopus balls) surround communal tables; this is the hub of Kōchi's cheap-eats scene. On weekends, it …
Top Choice Grill in Kōchi

Tosa Binchōtanyaki Onomi

You'll need to be a tad adventurous to eat here as there's no English menu, but this is a top spot for regional meat cuisine, especially wild venison shot by the owner. Other charcoal-grilled meats include Kōchi bee…
Cafe in Kōchi

Kinako Cafe

This tiny, lovingly-run place serves tasty set meals at lunchtime, then morphs into a jazz and wine bar serving top-quality otsumami in the evenings. A great little place to relax after time on your feet in the Obiy…
Okonomiyaki in Kōchi

Hakobe

This is one of the few remaining cook-it-yourself okonomiyaki (pancake) joints in Kōchi serving cheap and cheerful Japanese pancakes. The 'mix' of ika (squid), ebi (shrimp) and tori (chicken) is heavenly. Other alte…
Japanese in Shimanto City

Ichimonya

Part of the new Hotel Sunriver Shimanto complex, this place has good-quality Japanese regional cuisine with sizeable portions at very reasonable prices. Take your pick of booth, table or tatami-mat seating. Seafood …
Izakaya in Kōchi

Habotan

Red lanterns mark out this locals' izakaya opposite Chūō-kōen that opens at the shockingly early hour of 11am. The food is under glass on the counter, so you can point at what you'd like to order. Sashimi moriawase …
Japanese in Kōchi

Tosa Ichiba

Near the start of Obiyamachi Arcade, this is a good place to try local set meals, especially if you're struggling with Japanese menus. Most of the menu is displayed either outside or in the windows in plastic-model …