Shikoku restaurants

Top Choice Japanese 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 tempt …
Top Choice Soba 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 sauc…
Top Choice Seafood 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 over 30 years. Choose from his chef's omakase courses from ¥3000, or go for a teishoku set m…
Top Choice Food 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, then t…
Top Choice Japanese 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, it …
Top Choice Izakaya in Tokushima

Otona-no-Izakaya Kagoya-Tarō Kamuan

Not many nonsmoking izakaya out there! This place, up the white stairs almost at the end of the arcade, offers up a smoke-free environment, healthy menu options and nomi-kurabe tasting sets of local sake. The name '…
Top Choice Cafe 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 and s…
Top Choice Izakaya 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 coun…
Top Choice International 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 on …
Top Choice Grill in Kōchi

Tosa Binchōtanyaki Onomi

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