Miyazaki restaurants

Top Choice Sweets in Miyazaki

Okashi no Hidaka

At this family-run legend, in business since the early 1950s, peruse the refrigerator case of luscious-looking Japanese and Western pastries, but order the giant nanjakō-daifuku (dumpling of sweet bean paste, strawb…
Top Choice Japanese in Miyazaki

Ogura Honten

Chikin nanban (sweet fried chicken with tartar sauce; pictured on the menu) was invented here in 1961, and crowds still flock to this no-frills shop under a red-and-white awning, in the alley behind Yamakataya Depar…
Top Choice Steak in Miyazaki


If you're going to splurge on Miyazaki gyū (beef), do it at this gracious yakiniku and steak house with river views. Lunch set menus are a nice deal, with appetiser, salad, beef, vegetables, dessert and coffee.
Noodles in Miyazaki


Togakushi has no English menu, but any difficulties this may present are worth it for the delicate, thin kama-age udon (barrel-boiled wheat noodles; ¥650), for dipping in a tangy negi (green onion) sauce, tempura-ko…
Sushi in Miyazaki

Ippei Sushi

This cosy, family-style shop is credited as the inventor, in 1966, of the retasu maki (lettuce roll) sushi, in which crunchy lettuce substitutes for nori (seaweed) around shrimp, rice and house-made mayonnaise. A me…
Yakitori in Miyazaki

Maruman Honten

This homely shop serves jidori (local chicken), full of flavour but tougher and cooked rarer than you may be used to. The standard is momoyaki (grilled chicken leg), but tataki (seared; ¥700) and sashimi (what you t…
Japanese in Miyazaki

Family Ogura Segashira-ten

This kitsch-filled spot is larger and has shorter queues than its sister, the original Ogura Honten in the town centre, but it still serves famous chikin nanban and a wider range of other dishes (point at plastic fo…
Italian in Miyazaki


This intimate trattoria has an open kitchen, two large tables and a long counter badly in need of 'no smoking' signs. Shrimp and avocado spaghetti in cream sauce is the signature dish, but anything is sure to satisf…
Korean in Miyazaki


Sample Miyazaki beef for less than an arm and a leg with yakiniku (Korean barbecue) at this sister shop of famed beef specialist Miyachiku. Two-person dinner sets (from ¥2500 per person) are a good deal. It also ser…
Food Hall in Miyazaki

Yamakataya Department Store

For takeaway food, try the basement marketplace at Yamakataya department store, where stalls sell everything from baked goods to bentō (boxed meals), prepared food to gorgeous produce, and lots of sweets and snacks …