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Wakayama's 28 Best Restaurants in 2021

Here are the 28 Best Restaurants in Wakayama, as rated by locals. Enjoy Seafood, Whale, French, Kappou / Small dishes, Cafe and more!

2021.07.01

We have prepared a list of 28 of the most popular and recommended restaurants in Wakayama Prefecture for you. From sushi to ramen, take a look at some of the best restaurants Wakayama Prefecture has to offer.

Disclaimer: This article is an automatic translation and may contain typographical errors.

1. Chokyu Sake Bar

Seafood & Seafood Cuisine
3079-6 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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Nagakyu Shaba is a long-established izakaya (Japanese style pub) established in 1960 and is one of the three major bars in Japan. The exterior and interior are very atmospheric, and you can taste delicious local seafood and oden.

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2. Katsuragi

Whale cuisine
398-11, Oaza-Katsuura, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

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A restaurant in Nachikatsuura where you can fully enjoy delicious and fresh tuna. The signature menu is the omakase course, which focuses on tuna dishes. You can enjoy a hearty meal at a reasonable price.

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3. Hotel de Yoshino

French cuisine
12F Wakayama Big Ai, 2-1-2 Tedaira, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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This restaurant offers classic French cuisine using ingredients produced in Wakayama Prefecture. It has good cost performance and is loved by the locals.

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4. Cuisine Manguchi

Kappou / Small dishes
42-17 Kushimoto, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

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A long-established restaurant representing Kushimoto, famous for its katsu ochazuke. The restaurant also serves a variety of set meals, including a la carte dishes, katsudon (pork cutlet rice bowl), and the Manguchi set meal, all of which are reputed to be delicious.

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5. Favourite Coffee Iwashibashi

Cafe
341-1 Nakasako, Iwadashi, Wakayama

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This stylish cafe with an American atmosphere is located near Wakayama Castle. Although it specializes in coffee, it also offers a wide variety of menu items such as parfaits, pancakes, and omelets.

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6. Manko Shoten

Seafood & Seafood specialties
118 Kata, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, within the precincts of Awashima Shrine

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A unique seafood restaurant that specializes in shirasu donburi and wasabi soup. You can enjoy a wide range of dishes from basic sashimi to creative dishes such as sea urchin toast.

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7. Cafe Clari

Cafe Clari
780 Takefusa, Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture

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A hidden cafe deep in the mountains. The weekly lunch menu is homemade and has a comforting taste. Of course, you can also enjoy cakes, coffee, and other drinks.

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8. Masamune

Udon
314-1 Ohta, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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Masamune Udon is a popular udon restaurant loved by the locals for its firm noodles. The menu includes standard udon, udon with takoyaki (octopus balls), bongole udon, and chanpon udon.

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9. Hanabishi

Vegetarian cuisine
769 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

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A long-established restaurant specializing in vegetarian cuisine where you can enjoy authentic vegetarian food in Koyasan. The restaurant is located along the main street and is popular among tourists.

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10. Takehara

Seafood & Seafood cuisine
4-23, Oaza Tsukiji, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

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Takehara is the most famous place to eat tuna in Nachikatsuura. In addition to basic tuna rice bowls and sashimi, the restaurant specializes in cooking various parts of the tuna. The tail fin in particular is a unique taste that can only be found here.

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11. Hamadaya

Tofu cuisine, Yuba cuisine
444 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama

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A famous sesame tofu specialty restaurant in Koyasan. You can choose between two ways to eat it: with wasabi sugar or wasabi soy sauce. When you visit Koyasan, be sure to visit Hamadaya to try their excellent sesame tofu.

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12. Shokudo Kotobuki

Cafe
22 Kuzuya-cho, Hatayashiki, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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Shokudo Kotobuki is a cafe where you can enjoy delicious kettle cooked rice. The "One soup, three dishes" set is a popular menu that offers fluffy kettle-cooked rice and homemade side dishes. The cafe also offers shaved ice and pancakes.

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13. Cups Coffee & Cupcakes

Cafe
1F THE PICNIC, 13 Yabunocho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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A cute cupcake store. The cupcakes come in two different sizes, and you can enjoy a set of mini cupcakes to compare. Of course, takeout is also available.

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14. Sobagiri Toku

Soba
4-15-1 Yakata-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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Sobagiri Toku is a restaurant where you can enjoy the rich aroma of soba. The menu consists entirely of cold soba noodles. Soba Kiri Toku serves only cold soba noodles, and they also serve fresh wasabi on their own frosting board. Please visit the restaurant to taste the authentic soba.

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15. GOOD LUCK COFFEE Wakayama Kuroda Store

Cafe
1F Le Roi Vert Ogawa, 17-1 Kuroda, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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A cafe popular for its fluffy pancakes. You can also enjoy sweets such as tiramisu shaved ice, French toast, and cakes.

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16. Cafe Fuso

Cafe
103 Isonoura, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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This night cafe is popular for its "WeakendBurger," which is available in limited quantities only on weekends. "Kaede So's pancakes and Taiyaki are also popular.

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17. Minato Bakery

Bread
3-51 Takashou-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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A delicious and particular bakery located in Wakayama City. It has a wide variety of prepared breads, but is loved by the locals because of its reputation for the delicious dough of the bread itself.

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18. Cafe Nostalgia

Cafe Nostalgia
56 Hashi-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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A hidden cafe located in Hashi-cho, Wakayama City. The signature menu is souffle pancakes that can be selected from single to triple.

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19. 3ft

Pan
2-1-1 Horidashi-Nishi, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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This bakery is popular for its superbly flavored 100% self-milled whole wheat complex BIO. The fragrant and sweet bread is loved by the locals.

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20. MUTE.

Cafe
219-7 Oaza Hiroura, Katsuragi Town, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture

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A hidden cafe deep in the mountains. The bagels and cakes for dessert are handmade by the owner. The coffee is made to order, and the beans are ground and brewed to give it a delicious aroma.

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21. BRING BOOK STORE

Cafe
Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art 2F, 1-4-14 Fukiage, Wakayama City, Wakayama

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Located on the second floor of the Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, this wooden cafe has a relaxed atmosphere. Both the cakes and food are homemade and have a reputation for high quality.

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22. Kani Doraku Wakayama

Kappou / Small dishes
23 Jyubancho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

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23. 39 Citrus

Izakaya
215-5 Kojima, Aridagawa-cho, Arita-gun, Wakayama

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24. Villa Aida

Italian Restaurant
71-5 Kawajiri, Iwade-shi, Wakayama

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Located in Iwade, Wakayama, this is a unique Italian restaurant in a house. The restaurant offers original dishes that make full use of more than 100 kinds of vegetables and herbs grown in their own vegetable garden, as well as seafood and gibier from Wakayama.

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25. Sachi Sushi

Sushi
1405-15 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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A sushi restaurant that prepares seasonal seafood from off the coast of Kishu to your liking. You can enjoy nigiri as well as kaiseki cuisine.

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26. Ala Moana Sunset Cafe

Cafe
169-3 Karao, Hirogawa-cho, Arita-gun, Wakayama

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Ala Moana Sunset Cafe has a balcony in front of the entrance where you can enjoy a spectacular view, and a cafe on the second floor. The second floor is a cafe where you can enjoy food such as curry and taco rice while overlooking the ocean.

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27. Pescatore

Pizza
300-4 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

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A restaurant along the coast of Shirahama where you can enjoy delicious pizza with a view of the sea. The pizzas are doughy and hearty.

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28. Nokafu Oriya

Cafe
244 Kanda, Momoyama-cho, Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture

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