Satsuma Peninsula restaurants

Top Choice Noodles in Satsuma Peninsula

Tōsenkyō Sōmen Nagashi

This sprawling restaurant in a riverside gorge near Ikeda-kō gets an estimated 200,000 annual visitors (!), paying tribute to the 1967 birthplace of nagashi-sōmen (flowing noodles). Sōmen (thin wheat-flour noodles) …
Ramen in Ibusuki

Taketora

Even tiny Ibusuki has its own ramen style. This polished shop won a prefectural ramen competition for its Kaimondake ramen (¥950), filled with local ingredients like ground black pork and hot-spring-boiled egg. The …
Noodles in Chiran

Taki-An

Just off the samurai street, Taki-An is a lovely restaurant in another traditional house where you can sit on tatami and admire the garden over hot or cold ocha udon (noodles made with green tea; ¥650) or Satsuma sp…
Izakaya in Ibusuki

Aoba

A minute's walk left from the station, this cheery shop serves a satisfying and varied menu of local specialities like katsuo-donburi (bonito on a bowl of rice; ¥740), kurobuta rōsukatsu (black-pork cutlet) teishoku…
Seafood in Satsuma Peninsula

Daitoku

Fish fans should head to humble Daitoku on Makurazaki's main drag for award-winning katsuo funado meshi, a donburi (rice bowl) topped with fresh katsuo (bonito), katsuo flakes, green onion, nori strips and rice cris…