Top Choice Chinese in Nagasaki

Butaman Momotaro

These small, mouth-watering dumplings are a Nagasaki standard, and family-run Butaman Momotaro has been making them since 1960. Grab a couple of these tasty treats for breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, or after a l…
Top Choice Kaiseki in Nagasaki

Shippoku Hamakatsu

Come here if you would like to experience shippoku-ryōri and still afford your airfare home. Course menus are filling and varied (the Otakusa Shippoku is served on a dramatic round tray). In addition, there is a cho…
Top Choice Japanese in Nagasaki

Organic Restaurant Tia

In a new location, Tia serves mouth-watering home-style Japanese cooking made with local, organic products. It's on the 2nd floor, with an entry that's easy to miss on the corner of the Links Ginza Bldg.
Kaiseki in Nagasaki

Ryōtei Kagetsu

A sky-high shippoku restaurant dating to 1642, when it was a high-class brothel. If you have Japanese skills or a chaperone, dining companions and a love of food, you might not flinch at the price. There's an Englis…
Izakaya in Nagasaki


Patrons have been ordering the hito-kuchi gyōza (one-bite gyōza; ¥380 for 10) at this rustic hole-in-the-wall since the 1970s. Also try butaniratoji (pork and shallots cooked omelette style; ¥540). There's a picture…
International in Nagasaki

Higashi-yamate Chikyū-kan

In the Dutch Slopes, this quirky 'World Foods Restaurant' operates most weekends; each week a different chef comes to prepare inexpensive meals from their home country – some 70 nations and counting. This little gem…
Cafe in Nagasaki


Despite the name Toruko (Turkish) rice, there's nothing much Turkish about the hearty Nagasaki signature dish served here: pork cutlets in a curry-flavoured gravy over pasta and rice. This retro kissaten (coffee sho…
International in Nagasaki

Dejima Wharf

From the mid-17th century until 1855, the Dutch trading post of Dejima was cordoned off and its inhabitants only allowed contact with their Japanese trading partners. The area around Dejima Wharf was the focal point…
Japanese in Nagasaki


People have been coming here to eat chawanmushi (savoury egg custard) since 1866. Look for the traditional shop front festooned with red lanterns. The Yosso teishoku (¥2380) adds fish, soboro (sweetened, minced chic…
Chinese in Nagasaki


This huge, free-standing Chinese restaurant (look for the giant red pillars) near Glover Garden is credited as the creator of champon and has been in operation since 1899. There are dead-on harbour views and a small…