Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Matsuyama

Kappō Yano

Yano-san and his family have been running their local's seafood place for over 30 years a block back from APA Hotel in Matsumae-chō. Serving traditional meals, choose from his chef's omakase courses from ¥3000, or g…
Top Choice Cafe in Matsuyama

Café Bleu

This lovely little music cafe serves tasty, simple sustenance with a picture menu and daily specials. The decor includes photos of Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger spying on you in the bathroom, vintage typewriters and s…
Izakaya in Matsuyama

Tengu no Kakurega

A chic izakaya (inn) serving yakitori (skewers) and other dishes in a pleasant setting; try the omakase (chef's choice) set of grilled, skewered carnivore's delights (¥1260). Paper screens give onto a little garden …
Noodles in Matsuyama

Goshiki Sōmen

Next to the central post office is this elegant Matsuyama institution, which specialises in goshiki sōmen (thin noodles in five different colours). You'll recognise it by the piles of colourful noodles in the window…
Vegetarian in Matsuyama

SOHSOH

This is the first store of what has become a Japan-wide chain for Ehime-based SOHSOH. While meals are not completely vegetarian, they are vegetable and salad heavy with small fish and meat portions (which can be rem…
Cafe in Matsuyama

Dōgo-no-machiya

With a traditional shopfront along the Dōgo arcade, this former teahouse now serves as a bakery-cafe offering burgers, sandwiches and soul-satisfying coffee and tea drinks. Its shotgun-style layout leads through bea…
Japanese in Matsuyama

Takizawa

Near the castle ropeway, this warmly austere restaurant serves simple, beautifully balanced Matsuyama-style cuisine at reasonable prices. Rice lunch sets (¥850) change daily but are invariably skillfully prepared wi…