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Niigata's 16 Best Restaurants in 2021

Here are the 16 Best Restaurants in Niigata, as rated by locals. Enjoy French, Sushi, Yakitori, Yakitori, Ramen and more!

2021.07.01

We have prepared for you 16 of the most popular and recommended restaurants in Niigata Prefecture. From sushi to ramen, check out the best restaurants Niigata has to offer.

Disclaimer: This article has been automatically translated and may contain typographical errors.

1. Restaurant Ouzen

Modern French cuisine
1-10-69-8 Higashi Azaki, Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture

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This restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and is so popular that it has been introduced on TV. The emphasis is on cooking and eating the life that lives in the nature of the mountains and sea. The restaurant is decorated with the bones of shibie (wild game) that the owner himself caught, creating a modern atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the middle of private houses with many rice paddies, and you can enjoy the peaceful scenery. It is a popular restaurant with a signboard that says "Uozen" and the fact that you have to take off your shoes like a kappo restaurant, which is unusual for a French restaurant.

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2. Sushi Tokiwa

Sushi
3-7-8 Chuo-machi, Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture

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Sushi Tokiwa is a long-established sushi restaurant that has been in business for over 65 years, located in the city of Niibataken in the northern part of Niigata Prefecture, which is rich in rice and other ingredients. You can enjoy the nigiri of the second and third generation sushi chefs, who work together as a father and son team, at a counter made of 300-year-old Japanese cypress.

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3. Brothers Sushi

Sushi
1F Sakagami Building, 1461-1 Furumachidori 9 Bancho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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"A famous sushi restaurant that was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide Niigata 2020. Established in 1960, the name of the restaurant comes from the fact that the first owner opened the restaurant with his brother. The menu is omakase only, with the "best fresh fish of the day" and fresh seasonal ingredients being prepared using the traditional Edo-mae techniques inherited from the previous generation. This is a sushi restaurant that you should definitely make a reservation to visit, where you can enjoy Niigata's fresh fish at its best.

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4. Toriyaki oniya

Yakitori
1377 Higashiforimaedori 8 Bancho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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At this restaurant, the owner personally raises and prepares the chicken, and the chicken is so fresh that it can be eaten as sashimi. Normally, chicken is shipped after about 60 days, but the chicken served at this restaurant is slowly raised for more than 180 days. The chicken is served in its best condition so that you can enjoy every part of it. The name "toriyaki" instead of "yakitori" comes from the fact that the chicken is eaten without being skewered.

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5. Kushiyaki to Kokoro Katsu

Yakitori
7-21 Kasuga-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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Kushiyaki to Kokoro Katsu is a yakitori restaurant located about a five-minute walk from Niigata Station. The owner, who trained at a famous restaurant in Tokyo, is popular for his authentic skewers grilled over binchotan charcoal.

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6. Yoshino Sushi

Sushi
1F Yoshino Sushi Building, 1576 Nishiboridori 8 Bancho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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Yoshino Sushi is a long-established sushi restaurant in Niigata City that has been in business for over 65 years. You can enjoy sushi made with plenty of local Hokuriku ingredients in a restaurant with the dignity of a long-established restaurant with a splendid Senja-frame.

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7. Menya Chikadokoro

Ramen
3-2-29 Motomachi, Enan-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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Menke Jidokoro is a ramen restaurant located in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. Its popular chicken-based soup is a unique blend of vegetable sweetness and special miso.

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8. Shin Ichika

Ramen
1F Izumi Building, 662-3 Yamada, Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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Shin Ichika is a Yokohama Kakei ramen specialty restaurant located in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. The owner, who trained at the now-closed Rokkakuya Honten, is known for his thick, rich ramen.

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9. Kushitetsu Tonomachi

Yakitori
1-2-5 Tonomachi, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

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10. Yakiniku Park

Yakiniku
2-4-10, Koshin-Minami, Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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11. Sekitori Main Restaurant

Bird Cuisine
3-199 Kubota-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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12. Ebisudai Niigata Ekimae Branch

Izakaya
1-3-3 Benten, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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13. Toriei

Bird Cuisine
2-6-15 Shinnakahama, Nishi-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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14. Chaya Kusaki Marino Nagaoka

Italian Restaurant
District 25, Hanazono South Land Readjustment Project, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

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15. Joetsu Shokudoen

Yakiniku
1-7-8 Kasugayama-cho, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture

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16. JINROKU

Izakaya
2-6-12 Higashisakanoage-cho, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

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JINROKU is a seafood izakaya located about a 7-minute walk from Nagaoka Station. The restaurant is popular for its dishes made with fresh seafood imported from all over Japan and carefully selected local sake to go with it.

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