Shikoku

Restaurants

Top ChoiceJapanese in Shimanto City

Sanzenkai

The three kanji characters that make up this classy restaurant's name say it all – mountain, river, sea. Out at the spectacular Iyashi-no-sato eco-hotel, Sanzenkai uses locally sourced seasonal ingredients to...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Matsuyama

Kappō Yano

Yano-san and his family have been serving traditional meals at their popular seafood place a block back from APA Hotel for more than 30 years. Choose from his chef's omakase courses from ¥3000, or go for a...

Top ChoiceSoba in Nishi Iya

Iya Bijin

For a taste of local Iya soba, head to Iya Bijin, in an attractive black-and-white building with lanterns hanging out the front, overlooking the gorge. Try a simple plate of zaru soba (cold noodles with dipping...

Top ChoiceIzakaya in Tokushima

Otona-no-Izakaya Kagoya-Tarō Kamuan

There aren't many nonsmoking izakaya out there! This place, up the white stairs almost at the end of the arcade, offers a smoke-free environment, healthy menu options and nomi-kurabe (compare the taste) sets of...

Top ChoiceFood Hall in Tokushima

Tokushima Station Bar Alley

Definitely the hottest eating and drinking spot in Tokushima is downstairs in the Clement Plaza building, under the station. New in 2018 is Bar Alley, with nine impressive places offering set meals for lunch,...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Kōchi

Hirome Ichiba

Dozens of mini-restaurants and bars specialising in everything from gomoku rāmen (seafood noodles) to tako-yaki (octopus balls) surround communal tables; this is the hub of Kōchi's cheap-eats scene. On weekends,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Matsuyama

Café Bleu

This lovely little music cafe serves tasty, simple sustenance with a picture menu and daily specials. The decor includes photos of Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger spying on you in the bathroom, vintage typewriters...

Top ChoiceIzakaya in Takamatsu

Ofukuro

This fabulous washofu (local eating house) in the heart of the entertainment district offers a well-priced and hearty dining experience. A number of delicious, pre-prepared vegetarian and fish dishes sit on the...

Top ChoiceGrill in Kōchi

Tosa Binchōtanyaki Onomi

You'll need to be a tad adventurous to eat here as there's no English menu, but it's a top spot for regional meat cuisine, especially wild venison shot by the owner. Other charcoal-grilled meats include Kōchi...

Top ChoiceInternational in Shishikui

Bahati

A superb little spot a tad east of Shishikui, Bahati is run by keen surfer Tsuji-san. Serving everything from pasta to katsu-kareē (pork cutlet, curry and rice), Bahati has surfboards on the rafters, surf photos...

Top ChoiceIzakaya in Takamatsu

Kawanishi Broiler

A top spot for beer, yakitori and just about anything featuring chicken. Relax inside at the counter or tables and enjoy the mayhem as locals come and go, or sit out at one of the three tables in the arcade and...

Top ChoiceChicken in Marugame

Ikkaku

Honetsuki-dori (spicy grilled chicken on the bone) is a Marugame speciality – try it at Ikkaku, a very popular local restaurant that has expanded its operations, taking Marugame's delicious dish as far as Osaka...

Top ChoiceCafe in Kotohira

New Green

A cute neighbourhood spot where the local women cackle over coffee, New Green is also one of the few restaurants in town open for dinner. If the salads, kaki-furai (breaded, fried oysters) and omu-raisu (omelette...

Top ChoiceJapanese Curry in Ikumi

Aunt Dinah

Get ready for a friendly welcome, country music and a great range of curries, pastas and pizzas at this rustic spot on the main road near the impossible-to-miss white Tōyō Shirahama Resort Hotel at Shirahama....

Top ChoiceSeafood in Uwajima

Wabisuke

This restaurant, just off the arcade, is an elegant spot to try the local tai (sea bream) specialities, available here as a tai-meshi gozen (sea bream set course; ¥1880). There is a picture menu, and plenty of...

Top ChoiceSoba in Ōboke & Koboke

Iya-soba Momiji-tei

At the West-West centre, Momiji-tei offers a good opportunity to try Iya soba. It's the lovely old building in the garden at the northern end of the complex. Try the tempura soba set (¥1450), either hot or cold.

Fish & Chips in Matsuyama

Agetai

This is a new concept taking into consideration that Ehime Prefecture is well known for its tai (snapper). Agetai offers up tasty dishes such as deep-fried snapper fish and chips (from ¥500), and deep-fried...

Izakaya in Tokushima

Izakaya Ikiiki

This slick little izakaya is well worth the adventure of having to battle Japanese-only menus. Just past the northeast corner of the park, Ikiiki has friendly, helpful staff, fresh seafood, and best of all,...

Cafe in Matsuyama

Dōgo-no-machiya

With a traditional shopfront along the Dōgo arcade, this former teahouse now serves as a bakery-cafe offering burgers, sandwiches and soul-satisfying coffee and tea drinks. Its shotgun-style layout leads through...

Cafe in Shishikui

Cafe Hikōsen

This small roadside cafe is a locals' favourite, particularly for the impressive Japanese/Western breakfast that will keep everyone satisfied. Expect a warm, friendly welcome, an English menu (and possibly an...