Top ChoiceJapanese in Shimoda


Elegant, understated ambience and fantastic seafood. The isōjiru soup is made from more than a dozen varieties of shellfish and looks like a tide pool in a bowl. The sashimi-don (rice bowl), not on the English...

Japanese in Shimoda


In a 140-year-old former shipping workshop, this funky snack shack hawks yummy tako-yaki (fried wheat balls filled with octopus) and shimodoyaki, its own creation with squid, shrimp, egg and seaweed. During...

Burgers in Shimoda

Edy Burger

A hip young family moved here from Yokohama run this tiny burger counter grilling a range of stacked sandwiches including spicy chilli, three cheese, and avocado, along with fried chicken, tacos and a daily soup....

Izakaya in Shimoda

Nami Nami

This friendly counter bar has a retro vibe and an inventive menu including local fish (honjitsu no sakana) and assorted delicacies served yakitori-style or breaded and fried. Look for the yellow sign.

Noodles in Shimoda


In business since 1916, serving hearty comfort food such as kamo nabeyaki udon (duck hotpot; ¥1000). Look for the model raccoon by the entrance. They have an English menu for a few main dishes.

International in Shimoda

Nanz Kitchen

The anchor of the Nanz Village complex, this casual restaurant serves Mexican fare like fajitas along with pizzas and fish and chips. Creative cocktails include the 'Black Ship', a mojito darkened with charcoal.

Sushi in Shimoda

Sushi Take

Sate your sushi cravings at this corner restaurant with the jizakana sushi setto (local fish sushi set). There’s a picture menu, and a green-and-white sign outside.

Cafe in Shimoda


Touristy diner serving Shimoda red snapper burgers and shrimp avo burgers along with a few bottled beers. It's just behind the harbour museum at the port.