Restaurants

Top Choice Noodles in Matsue

Yakumo-an

This busy soba restaurant and its beautiful grounds are an excellent place to sample the local warigo soba. Try the tasty soba kamo nanban (noodles with slices of duck in broth). Look for a sign on a piece of wood o…
Top Choice Izakaya in Matsue

Kawa-kyō

You can count on a friendly welcome at this small izakaya, which specialises in the 'seven delicacies' from Shinji-ko and is a good place to try some local sake. The daughter of the owners speaks English. Look for t…
Seafood in Matsue

Tsurumaru

The smell of fish grilling over coals permeates this restaurant, which specialises in the cuisine of the Oki Islands. The menu features meals such as eri-yaki konabe (hot spicy soup cooked over a flame at your table…
Japanese in Matsue

Matsue Horikawa Chi Beer Hall

This attractive free-standing beer hall is probably not what you have in mind, as its opening hours suggest it's more of a restaurant than a drinking establishment. With local beers on tap, however, and an eclectic …
Cantonese in Matsue

Cafe Chinois Jasmin

Although little English is spoken, wonderful set lunches and course dinners, and picture menus of the moreish dim-sum selection, make this classy Cantonese cafe with a French/Japanese twist well worth a visit. The o…
Japanese in Matsue

Nakria

Stylish Nakria specialises in a range of steamed meat, seafood and vegetable dishes, and also serves pasta and curry sets. Try the deliciously dark and hot sesame curry. Vegetarians are catered for – let the staff k…
Japanese in Matsue

Naniwa

Next to Matsue-ōhashi, this bright, wood-themed restaurant is a tranquil spot for unameshi (eel and rice; ¥2700). Otherwise, opt for one of the delicately prepared kaiseki spreads, such as the Shinji-ko course (¥432…