Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Kurashiki

Mamakari-tei

This traditional eatery, in a 200-year-old warehouse with chunky beams and long wooden tables, is famed for mamakari, the sardine-like local speciality. The tasty fish is supposed to induce bouts of uncontrollable f…
Top Choice Barbecue in Kurashiki

Takadaya

This bar is in perfect balance: it manages to have loads of old-Japan charm, while maintaining a cocktail list that features plum wine and shōchū (strong distilled alcohol). Plus its small space isn't intimidating f…
Noodles in Kurashiki

Bukkake Udon

In the Bios Arcade across from the station, this local chain serves up the tasty Kurashiki udon speciality – called bukkake udon (from bukkakeru, meaning to pour or splash) because you tip the sauce over the noodles…
Indian in Kurashiki

KuKu

White adobe-style walls and South Asian knick-knacks set the scene at this diminutive cafe-restaurant. There's a menu of simple Indian curries (and a Thai green curry), with good-value set courses at lunch (11.30am …
Sushi in Kurashiki

Kamoi

A large, pleasant canal-side restaurant opposite the Ōhara Museum of Art, serving sashimi set meals, seafood and rice dishes, and some desserts. You can get the local sardine-like speciality here in mamakari-teishok…