10 Recommended restaurants for lunch in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture ~ Within 10 minutes from the Dinosaur Museum and Heisenji ~

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Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture has sightseeing spots such as the Dinosaur Museum, one of the three largest dinosaur museums in the world, and Heisenji Hakusan Shrine, which has a history of 1300 years. In this article, we will introduce restaurants that you should stop by when you visit Katsuyam...


Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture is visited by 2 million tourists annually.

In this article, we will introduce restaurants that you should stop by when you visit Katsuyama City.

① Local cuisine that can be eaten in a tangible cultural property “Seasonal Vegetarian Festival Kagetsuro”

Kagetsuro is a 120-year-old tangible cultural property built in 1897. This restaurant was renovated and reopened in 2017 as a station that transmits local cuisine and culture.

In particular, the architectural design between the canopy ceilings on the second floor is spectacular! The ceiling of the 32 tatami mat hall is curved like an open umbrella.

Please enjoy local cuisine using seasonal ingredients in a building where you can feel the romance of the Meiji period.

Kagetsuro's signature dish is the "Kamataki Bokkake Gozen" (3,000 yen (tax included)).

The set meal, where you can enjoy Fukui's local cuisine such as pot-cooked rice cooked in front of you, simmered Kamisho taro and fried tofu, soy sauce cutlet, and kelp rolls, is the best.

By the way, bokkake is a dish similar to chazuke that has been eaten in Katsuyama as a final dish for celebratory meals such as weddings, and is still served at weddings even today.


・ Kettle-cooked bokkake set meal ... 3000 yen (tax included)

・ Kettle-cooked Kagetsuro set meal ... 2000 yen (tax included)

・Kagetsuro Gozen・・・・・・・1500 yen (tax included)

Business hours: 11:00-14:30 (LO 14:00)

Closed: Every Wednesday, New Year's holiday *Tuesdays are for customers with reservations

② Fukui's most delicious sauce cutlet bowl "Grill Yamada"

Grill Yamada is a sauce katsudon specialty store near the Dinosaur Museum. Loved by the locals, it is affectionately known as "Guriyama".

It is a popular restaurant that is said to have the most delicious sauce katsudon in Fukui, with people lining up during consecutive holidays.

Grill Yamada's signature dish is, of course, the "Sauce Katsu Don".

Fukui's sauce katsudon is characterized by a simple combination of katsu and rice, without cabbage. The cutlet dipped in a sweet sauce and the rice soaked in the sauce are immoral and delicious. By the way, you can choose a large, medium, or small amount for the sauce katsudon.

You can also take home just the cutlet.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-14:00, 17:30-20:00 (LO 19:30)

Sunday: 11:00-14:00 Dinner take-out only (reservation required)

Closed: Mondays and the 3rd Tuesday of the week (Note that it may be temporarily closed on other days of the week)

Cashless payment・・・No

③ Fluffy egg cutlet bowl is popular! "Nomuraya"

It is a set restaurant located about 10 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum.

There are tatami mats and private rooms, so even children and large families can enter. Parking is available in front of the store as well as nearby.

The signboard menu of this shop is "Fluffy Egg Cutlet Rice Bowl".

A normal egg cutlet bowl is made by closing the cutlet with an egg and simmering it, but the egg cutlet rice bowl here is a freshly fried cutlet topped with soft egg paste. So it's great to have the crispness of the cutlet and the soft and fluffy egg. In addition, the rice is covered with Nomuraya's secret dashi stock, and the faint aroma of the dashi stock will make you want to eat more.

In addition, there are plenty of menus such as sauce cutlet bowl, soy sauce cutlet, omelet rice and fried chicken, so please try various menus when you go with your family.


・Fuwatoro egg cutlet rice bowl・・・950yen

・Sauce cutlet bowl・・・850yen

・Grated soy sauce cutlet bowl・・・950yen

・Echizen Oroshi Soba・・・620 yen

・Chinese noodles・・・・・・・・720yen

・Omurice・・・・・・830yen etc.

* In addition, there are set menus, udon, soba, and a la carte menus.

(spot registration)

*Rates are subject to change

Business hours: [Lunch] 11:00-15:00 (LO 14:30) [Night] 17:00-20:00 (LO 19:30)

Regular holiday: Wednesday

Cashless payment・・・possible

④ A set meal shop near the Dinosaur Museum “Katsushoku”

A set restaurant located about 5 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum.

There are many menus and it is popular with families, and curry udon is secretly popular with locals.

The signboard menu of this shop is "Katsudon set".

You can choose from three types of katsudon: egg, sauce, or soy sauce, and grated soba noodles made by hand using only the amount of buckwheat flour that is carefully ground for that day. The sauce katsudon is delicious, but the soy sauce katsudon, which boasts a homemade sauce that blends several types of soy sauce, is also delicious and recommended. It seems that the repeat rate of local people is also high.


・Katsudon set (sauce, soy sauce, egg)・・・1400yen

・Grated soba noodles・・・・・・・・・・・・550yen

・Grated soba set・・・・・・・・800yen

・Grated yam soba・・・・・・・830yen

・Ten Oroshi Soba・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・¥1050 etc.

Hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-19:00 (14:00-17:00 in preparation)

*Ends when the soba runs out *Reservations not possible

Closed: Every Wednesday (Open only for lunch on Tuesdays and Sundays)

Cashless payment・・・No

⑤Recommended weekly lunch "Oishii Chiyotsuru"

This shop is a 10-minute drive from the Dinosaur Museum and a 10-minute walk from Katsuyama Station on the Echizen Railway.

It is open from 7:30 in the morning, and you can eat breakfast.

They also sell bento boxes, and take-out is also popular.

The signboard menu of this restaurant is "Weekly Lunch".

Lunch with main dish, 2 small bowls, pickles, miso soup, and rice. By the way, you can choose from 4 types of rice, and you can have free refills! If you want to eat a lot of delicious side dishes and rice, please order it.

There are also set menus where you can eat grated soba.


・Weekly lunch・・・1280yen

・Sauce cutlet bowl and grated radish soba set・・・1280yen

・Bokkake rice・・・580 yen etc.

Business hours: [Morning] 7:30-11:00 (LO 10:30) [Lunch] 11:00-16:00 (LO 14:30)

Regular holiday: Every Thursday

Cashless payment・・・possible

⑥ Hachisuke, a popular handmade soba restaurant with long lines

It is a popular soba restaurant located at the end of a narrow alley lined with private houses, 10 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum.

Because it is a soba specialty restaurant, there are only four menus, but many people visit on weekends and consecutive holidays, and there is a line at the entrance.

The signboard menu of this restaurant is "Oroshi soba".

The handmade soba is made from locally grown Katsuyama buckwheat flour, which is finely cut and beautifully fragrant.

Some people order 2 or 3 bowls because the amount per bowl is small.


・Grated soba...¥470

・Zaru soba・・・650yen

・Yamakake soba・・・650yen

・Kake soba・・・¥470 etc.

*Rates are subject to change

Hours: 11:00-14:00

Regular holiday: Thursday, Friday

Cashless payment・・・No

➆Recommended for soba connoisseurs who know the difference "Kotaro"

A popular soba restaurant that can be reached in a 1-minute walk from Echizen Railway Hatsuzaka Station.

Katsuyama's grated soba is usually 28 soba, but at this restaurant, you can choose from three types: 91 soba, coarsely ground 91 soba, and 100% soba.

This is a soba restaurant recommended for soba connoisseurs who know the difference.

* “Nihachi soba” is a term that expresses the mixing ratio of buckwheat flour and binder flour, and refers to soba that uses 20% of binder flour.

The recommended menu at this restaurant is "Soba Zanmai".

Juwari soba, which is double the usual amount, comes with 3 types of soup stock: ``Mori'', ``Spicy Shibori'' and ``Grated radish''. If you don't like spicy food, you can change it from "spicy squeezed" to "grated yam", so please let us know when you order.


・Soba noodles (100%)・・・1300yen

・Oroshi soba (91)・・・620 yen

・Grated soba (100%) (coarsely ground)・・・670yen

・Mori soba (91)・・・770 yen

・Mori soba (100%) (coarse ground)・・・880yen


*Other menus available

*Rates are subject to change

Hours: Weekdays: [Lunch] 11:00-15:00

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: [Lunch] 11:00-15:00, [Dinner] 17:00-19:30

Regular holiday: Tuesday, Wednesday

Cashless payment・・・No

⑧ Popular with young people and women! Stylish cafe restaurant "HUTTE"

A stylish cafe restaurant near the Dinosaur Museum.

It is a popular restaurant, especially among young people, with many photogenic menus using local ingredients.

The parking lot is always full and there are not many seats, so reservations are recommended.

Please check Instagram for irregular holidays.

The signboard menu of this shop is "HUTTE Special Curry".

The spiciness is just right, not too spicy and not too sweet, and the ingredients are made with plenty of seasonal vegetables. Brown rice is used instead of white rice, and it is also stylish that it comes out on a wooden plate.

We also recommend the seasonal pasta that changes with the season and the limited-quantity special lunch.

The cakes of the day are delicious and the arrangement is beautiful, so it is also recommended for tea time.


[Lunch menu] Appetizer smoothie + today's appetizer + main dish

(You can choose the main dish from the following.)

・HUTTE special curry・・・・・・・・・・・・1600yen

・Today's Whimsical Pasta・・・・・・・1600yen

・Homemade bacon carbonara・・・・・・1600yen

・Today's recommended special plate・・・1900yen

* All menus are limited in number.

We also have smoothies and sweets.

*Rates are subject to change

Hours: [Lunch] 11:30-16:30 (LO 15:30)

Regular holiday・・・Irregular holiday

Cashless payment・・・PayPay available

➈ Gohanya Gottsuo, a dish that uses plenty of local ingredients

“Gohanya Gotzo”, which is about 3 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum, has long lunch hours, so it is easy to visit even for those who missed lunch at other restaurants.

There are ramps and diaper-changing seats, making the store child-friendly.

The signboard menu of this restaurant is "Gottsuo Lunch" which is limited to 20 servings.

Homemade Koshihikari rice is served with 9 to 11 dishes of the day that use plenty of local ingredients.

It is a lunch that makes you feel very profitable because there are many items.

The raw pasta lunch in the photo is "Wagyu Meat Spa ~ Ontama Nose ~". You can choose from 3 types of menus that change daily, so please visit again and again and conquer all the menus.


・Gotzo lunch (limited to 20 servings): 1,400 yen (1,000 yen on weekdays)

・Fukui lunch…¥1150

・Fresh pasta lunch・・・1150yen

・Fukui burger lunch・・・1400yen

・Fukui Steak Lunch・・・1500yen

・Children's lunch・・・1050yen


*Other menus available

*Rates are subject to change

Hours: [Lunch]: 11:30-15:00

[Night] Izakaya: 18:00-22:00

Closed: Monday nights, Tuesdays

Cashless payment・・・possible

⑩ Cafe "Happy" loved by local residents

Located about 10 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum, this coffee shop is loved by locals.

From Western dishes such as hamburgers, fried shrimp, and omelet rice to sweets such as parfaits and cakes, everything is handmade!

It's also very filling, so it's recommended for people who want to eat a lot.

The store has a bright and relaxing atmosphere, so many customers stay long.

The signboard menu of this shop is "Deluxe Plate".

This shop's popular juicy hamburg steak, plump fried shrimp, and fluffy egg omelet rice are all served on one plate.

Various dishes are served on one plate, so it is recommended for greedy people who want to eat a lot.


・Deluxe plate・・・1100 yen (tax included)

・Float cutlet set meal・・・・・・1080 yen (tax included)

・Pork cutlet curry・・・・・・980 yen (tax included)

・Cheese grilled omelet rice・・・930 yen (tax included)


*Other menus available

*Rates are subject to change

Business hours・・・8:00~20:00

Closed: Mondays (the next day if Monday is a public holiday)

Cashless payment・・・No

This time, we introduced 10 restaurants that you should stop by when you come to Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture.

Was there a restaurant that you would like to visit?

All of them are delicious restaurants, so please refer to them for lunch and dinner when you come to Katsuyama City.

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