10 Best Restaurants in Katsuyama, Fukui! Easy Access from Dinosaur Museum and Heisenji Temple

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Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture is home to tourist spots such as the Dinosaur Museum, one of the world's three largest dinosaur museums and Heisenji Hakusan Shrine which has a history of 1,300 years. In this article, we will introduce restaurants and restaurants that you should definitely visit whe...

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Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, is visited by 2 million tourists every year. In this article, we will introduce restaurants and restaurants that you should visit when you visit Katsuyama City.

1. "Kagetsurou" Enjoy the Local Cuisine 

Kagetsurou is a 120-year-old tangible cultural property that was built in 1896. This restaurant was reopened in 2017 as a station that promotes local cuisine and culture.

In particular, the architectural design between the umbrella ceiling on the second floor is stunning! The ceiling of the 32-tatami large hall is curved like an open umbrella, and you can tour it for free without a reservation.

Enjoy local cuisine made with seasonal ingredients in a building that evokes the Meiji era's romantic atmosphere.

Kagetsurou's signature menu is the ``Kamataki Bokkake Gozen'' (3,000 yen (tax included)).

The gozen where you can enjoy local Fukui cuisine such as pot-cooked rice cooked right 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 type of dashi chazuke that was eaten in Katsuyama as a closing dish for celebratory meals such as weddings, and is still sometimes served at weddings today.


Kamataki Bokkake Gozen...3000 yen (tax included)

Kamataki Kagetsurou Gozen...2000 yen (tax included)

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

Business hours...11:00-14:30 (LO14:00)

Closed: Every Wednesday, year-end and New Year holidays *Tuesdays only for customers with reservations

Shunsai Food Festival Restaurant Kagetsuro Official Homepage

2. "Grill Yamada" Delicious Sauce Cutlet Bowl

Grill Yamada is a sauce katsudon specialty restaurant located near the Dinosaur Museum. It is loved by the locals and is affectionately known as "Guriyama".

It's a popular restaurant with long lines during the holidays, and some say it's the ``tastiest sauce cutlet bowl in Fukui.''

Grill Yamada's signature menu is, of course, the ``sauce cutlet bowl.''

Fukui's sauce katsudon is characterized by its simple combination of cutlet and rice, without any cabbage. The cutlet dipped in the sweet sauce and the rice soaked in the sauce have an immoral taste. By the way, you can choose the size of the sauce cutlet bowl: large, medium, or small.

You can also take take out the  cutlet menu.

Business hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 14:00, 17:30 to 20:00 (LO 19:30)

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

Closed: Mondays, 3rd Tuesday of the month (please note that there may be temporary closures on other days of the week)

Payment: Cash Only 

3. Fluffy Egg Cutlet Bowl at "Nomuraya"

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

There are tatami rooms and private rooms, so you can bring children or large families. Parking is available not only in front of the store but also nearby.

The signature menu of this restaurant is ``Fluffy Egg Katsudon''.

Normally, the egg cutlet bowl is made by wrapping the cutlet in an egg and simmering it, but the egg cutlet bowl here is a freshly fried cutlet topped with fluffy egg bean paste. So, while retaining the crispiness of the cutlet, the combination of fluffy and melty eggs is the best. What's more, the rice is topped with Monomuraya's secret soup stock, and the slightly fragrant soup stock won't stop your appetite.

We also have a wide variety of menu items such as sauce cutlet bowl, soy sauce cutlet, omelet rice, and fried chicken, so if you go with your family, please try a variety of menu items.


Fluffy tama cutlet bowl...950 yen

Sauce cutlet bowl・・・850 yen

Grated soy sauce cutlet bowl...950 yen

Echizen grated soba・・・620 yen

Chinese soba・・・720 yen

Omelet rice...830 yen etc.

*Other options include set menus, udon, soba, and a la carte menus.

*Prices may change

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

Closed: Wednesday

Payment: Cash & Card 

Nomura-ya Official Homepage

4. "Katsushoku" Close to Dinosaur Museum!

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

The menu has many options and is popular among families, and the curry udon is secretly popular with locals.

The signature menu of this restaurant is the ``Katsudon Set''.

You can enjoy katsudon with a choice of three types: egg, sauce, and soy sauce, as well as grated soba noodles, which are handmade every day using buckwheat flour that is carefully ground in the amount that will be served that day. The sauce katsudon is delicious, but we also recommend the soy sauce katsudon, which is made with a homemade sauce made from a blend of several types of soy sauce. The repeat rate among locals seems to be high.


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

Grated soba・・・・・・・・・・・・550 yen

Grated soba set・・・・・・・・・800 yen

Tororo grated soba・・・・・・・・・830 yen

Temporoshi soba・・・・・・・・・・・・1050 yen etc.

Business hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-19:00 (preparing from 14:00 to 17:00)

*Ends as soon as soba runs out *Reservations not possible

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

Payment: Cash only 

Echizen Soba Restaurant Katsushoku Official Homepage

5. Weekly Lunch at "Oishii, Chiyozuru" 

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

It's open from 7:30 a.m., so you can also enjoy breakfast.

We also sell bento boxes, and taking them home is also popular.

The signature menu of this restaurant is the ``Weekly Lunch''.

A lunch consisting of a main dish, two small side dishes, pickled vegetables, miso soup, and rice. By the way, you can choose from 4 types of rice, and you can have any refills! If you want to fill up on delicious side dishes and rice, be sure to order this.

There are also set menus where you can enjoy grated soba noodles.


Weekly lunch...1280 yen

Sauce cutlet bowl and grated soba set...1280 yen

Bokkake rice...580 yen etc.

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

Closed: Every Thursday

Cashless payment...possible

Oishii, chiyozuru official homepage

6. "Hachisuke" A Popular Soba Restaurant 

This popular soba restaurant is located at the end of a narrow alley lined with private houses, a 10-minute drive from the Dinosaur Museum.

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

The signature menu of this restaurant is ``Oroshi Soba''.

The soba noodles are hand-made using freshly ground buckwheat flour from local Katsuyama-produced buckwheat flour, which is beautifully cut into thin, beautiful pieces, and has a very pleasant aroma.

The amount per cup is small, so some people order 2 or 3 cups.


Grated soba...470 yen

Zaru soba・・・650 yen

Yamakake soba...650 yen

Kakesoba・・・470 yen etc.

*Prices may change

Business hours...11:00-14:00

Closed: Thursday, Friday

Payment: Cash only 

"Kotaro" Recommended for Soba Lovers 

A popular soba restaurant located a 1-minute walk from Hatsuzaka Station on the Echizen Railway.

Katsuyama's grated soba is mostly 28 soba noodles, but the key point at this restaurant is that you can choose from 3 types: ``Kuichi soba'', ``Coarsely ground 91 soba'', and ``Juwari soba''.

This is a soba restaurant that is recommended for soba connoisseurs who appreciate the differences, and is a must-visit.

*"Nihachi Soba" is a term used to describe the ratio of buckwheat flour to binder flour, and refers to soba made with 20% binder flour.

The recommended menu at this restaurant is ``Soba Zanmai.''

This soba is twice the amount of regular soba noodles and comes with three types of soup: ``mori'', ``spicy oshibori'', and ``oroshi''. If you don't like spicy food, you can change from "spicy shibori" to "yororo" so please let us know when ordering.


Soba Samadhi (100%)...1300 yen

Grated soba (Kuichi)...620 yen

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

Mori soba (Kuichi)...770 yen

Mori soba (100%) (coarsely ground)...880 yen

*Prices may change

Business hours: Weekdays: [Lunch] 11:00-15:00

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

Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday

Payment: Cash Only 

8.  Stylish Cafe Restaurant "HUTTE"

A stylish cafe restaurant near the dinosaur museum.

The restaurant is popular among young people, with many photogenic menu items made with local ingredients.

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

Please check Instagram as there may be irregular holidays.

The signature menu of this restaurant 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. They use brown rice instead of white rice, and it's served on a wooden plate, which is stylish.

We also recommend seasonal pasta that changes depending on the season and special lunches that are limited in quantity.

The daily cakes are delicious and beautifully presented, so they are recommended for tea time.


[Lunch menu] Pre-meal smoothie + today's appetizer + main dish

(You can choose the main dish from below.)

HUTTE special curry・・・・・・・・・1600 yen

Today's whimsical pasta・・・1600 yen

Homemade bacon carbonara・・・1600 yen

Today's recommended special plate...1900 yen

*The number of menu items is limited.

We also have smoothies, sweets, etc.

*Prices may change

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

Regular holidays...Irregular holidays

Cashless payment...PayPay available

9. "Gohanya Gottsuo" Dishes Cooked with Local Ingredients 

Gohanya Gottsuo, located about 3 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum, is open for long lunch hours, so it's easy to visit even if you miss lunch at other restaurants.

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

The signature menu of this restaurant is the ``Gottsu Lunch,'' which is limited to 20 meals.

The rice is made with homemade Koshihikari rice, and there are 9 to 11 daily dishes made with plenty of local ingredients, and you'll be completely satisfied!

It's a lunch that will make you feel like you got a great deal because there are a lot of items.

The fresh pasta lunch pictured is ``Wagyu Meat Spa ~ Topped with Hot Eggs ~''. You can choose from three different menus that change daily, so be sure to visit again and again to try out all the menu items.


Gottsu Lunch (limited to 20 meals)...1400 yen (1000 yen on weekdays)

Fukui lunch…1150 yen

Raw pasta lunch...1150 yen

Fukui Burg Lunch...1400 yen

Fukui Steak Lunch...1500 yen

Children's lunch...1050 yen

*Other menus available

*Prices may change

Business hours...[Lunch]: 11:30-15:00

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

Closed: Monday night, Tuesday

Cashless payment...possible

10. "Happy" Local Resident's Favorite Coffee Shop!

This coffee shop is located about 10 minutes by car from the Dinosaur Museum and is loved by local residents.

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

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

The store has a bright yet relaxing atmosphere, so many customers stay for a long time.

The signature menu of this restaurant is the ``Deluxe Plate.''

This restaurant's popular juicy hamburger, juicy fried shrimp, fluffy egg omelet rice, and more all come together on one plate.

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


Deluxe plate...1100 yen (tax included)

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

Katsu curry・・・・・・980 yen (tax included)

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

*Other menus available

*Prices may change

Business hours...8:00-20:00

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

Payment: Cash only 

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

Is there a restaurant you would like to visit?

All of these restaurants are delicious, so please use them as a reference for lunch or dinner when you come to Katsuyama City.

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Katsuyama City is located in the northeastern part of Fukui Prefecture. The city is located on a river terrace formed along the flow of the Kuzuryu River, and is surrounded by commerce and industry, with the textile industry as the core industry, which has been a local industry since the Meiji era, as well as rural areas rich in water and greenery, where agriculture and forestry have been active since ancient times. It's a city. In spring, you can enjoy the Benten cherry blossoms in full bloom with the snow-capped mountains in the background, and spectators get excited as the relay teams compete at the Hashiryanko event, which has been designated as an intangible folk cultural property by the city. In the summer, the fireworks of Katsuyama Natsu Monogatari are beautifully displayed in the night sky. The Umaimon Festival is filled with smiling faces as people savor the nostalgic flavors unique to Katsuyama. It has been said that ``the only thing Katsuyama Minoichi doesn't have is horse horns.'' At the 2017 market, you can buy handmade products such as woodwork and folk crafts while enjoying conversation, and the market opens early in the morning. It is crowded with many people. There are also many other traditional events that remain in each district, such as festivals and dances. These have been established as places of people's lives and communication, and as a result of their passion, they have created a unique charm that can only be found in Katsuyama.

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