Top Choice Japanese in Miyazaki

Ogura Honten

Chikin nanban was invented here over half a century ago, and crowds still flock to Ogura's red and white awning in the alley just behind Yamakataya department store. For shorter queues, try the larger, kitsch-filled…
Top Choice Noodles in Miyazaki


Workmanlike Togakushi has no English menu, but come anyway, for the delicate, thin kama-age-udon (¥600) for dipping in tangy sauce of negi (green onion), tempura-ko (tempura crispies) and refreshing yuzu (Japanese c…
Top Choice Steak in Miyazaki


If you're going to splurge on Miyazaki gyū, make it at this gracious yakiniku (Korean-style barbecue) and steak house with river views. Lunch set menus are a nice deal with appetiser, salad, beef, vegetables, desser…
Japanese in Miyazaki

Ogura Segashira Branch

This kitsch-filled crosstown branch is larger and has shorter queues than the Ogura Honten near the Yamakataya department store.
Yakitori in Miyazaki

Maruman Honten

This homely shop serves jidori, full of flavour but tougher and cooked rarer than you may be used to. The standard is momoyaki (grilled chicken leg), but tataki (seared; ¥600) and sashimi (what you think it is; ¥650…
Noodles in Miyazaki


Open during the day, this branch of Togakushi is near city hall.
Italian in Miyazaki


This nice trattoria has an open kitchen, two large tables and a long counter badly in need of some 'no smoking' signs, as even a few people lighting up in such a tiny space make it hard to taste the (otherwise excel…
Sweets in Miyazaki

Okashi no Hidaka

Peruse, if you will, the refrigerator case of luscious-looking Japanese and Western pastries, but order the giant nanjakō-daifuku (dumpling of sweet bean paste, strawberry, chestnut and cheese in a wrapper of airy m…
Korean in Miyazaki

Izakaya Seoul

This Korean restaurant does a brisk business in barbecue made with Miyazaki gyū, bibimba (rice hotpot) and pajeon (savoury pancakes).
Japanese in Obi


By Obi-jō, Obiten serves a local version of Satsuma-age (fried cakes of fish paste and vegetables, here called tempura). The signature Obiten with udon is ¥850.