Nikkō restaurants

Top Choice Kaiseki in Nikkō


Splash out on deluxe spreads of vegetarian shōjin-ryōri, featuring local bean curd and vegetables served in delectable ways, or the kaiseki courses that include fish. The elegant tatami dining room overlooks a bonsa…
Cafe in Nikkō

Hongū Cafe

Refresh with a cup of espresso or a traditional Japanese dessert set of matcha and yomogi-mochi (mugwort dumplings topped with sweet azuki-bean paste) – it tastes better than it sounds. Set in a refurbished historic…
Vegan in Nikkō


Enjoy lovingly prepared Japanese vegan meals in this antique former art shop that also boasts a grand, faded ceiling fresco. Arrive as soon as it opens if you want to eat lunch – it's a popular place and once it's r…
Japanese in Nikkō


The beautifully prepared kaiseki-style lunches are a great deal at this sophisticated arts-and-crafts-style cafe near the top of Nikkō's main drag, but be prepared to wait in line. Last order for lunch is 2.30pm.
Yakitori in Nikkō

Hippari Dako

Refuel at this no-frills Nikkō staple that's been serving foreign travellers for almost three decades. Basic comfort food includes big bowls of curry udon, ramen, yaki-udon (fried noodles) and fried chicken.
Fusion in Nikkō


Only open for dinner, there's a bit of everything on the menu here, reflecting the culinary whims of the owner: Szechuan-style Chinese dishes, duck breast with orange, New Zealand beef, and even French fries with sp…