Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Naoshima

Shioya Diner

With rock 'n' roll music, retro furniture and kitsch knick-knacks, Shioya is an odd mix of American diner and grandma's kitchen. The menu features tacos and chilli dogs and they sometimes charcoal-grill Cajun chicke…
Top Choice Cafe in Naoshima

Cafe Salon Naka-Oku

Up on a small hill at the rear of a farming plot, Naka-Oku is a good option in the Honmura area, and one of only a couple of places open in the evenings here. It's all wood-beamed warmth and cosiness, with homey spe…
Kaiseki in Naoshima

Museum Restaurant Issen

The artfully displayed kaiseki (multi-course) dinners at this contrastingly austere Benesse House restaurant are almost too pretty to eat. Courses feature seafood, but there is a veg-dominated option (request a coup…
Cafe in Naoshima

Genmai-Shinshoku Aisunao

A tranquil rest stop within the Art House Project area, Aisunao has seating on raised tatami flooring and a decidedly health-conscious menu – try the tasty Aisunao lunch set, with local brown rice, soup and veggies.…
Cafe in Naoshima

Apron Cafe

You're here for art, so why not eat in a gallery-like space with polished timber, designer furniture, a faux-grass picnic area and even an in-house zine and giftware. The artfully arranged lunches function like tast…
Japanese Curry in Naoshima

Cin.na.mon

The laid-back team here serve curries (including vegetarian), cakes and smoothies by day, and open up the bar (with some light meals and snacks) at night. It's a short walk from the Miyanoura port.