Cuisine of Okayama for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Portal at Okayama station Okayama has many Japanese restaurants where you can try traditional regional dishes. However, tourists are much more interested in food markets and street stalls where they sell exotic local delicacies. A common snack is charcoal-roasted sweet potato "Yaki Imo", which is offered at every step in the city. Usually, such potatoes are sold from carts that ply the city's streets and inform buyers through a loudspeaker. Several hundred stores in Okayama sell Crepes so beloved by locals. Customers are offered dozens of fillings to crepes. They can be prepared with salted fish and meat, fruits, various creams, and chocolate paste. Some local cafes serve such pancakes too, but the tastiest are still served at street stalls.
Those who'd rather prefer hearty hot meals should look for street tents offering Nikuman. This is how they call Chinese-style steamed meat buns. They are quite big, so a portion usually consists of two buns. It is customary to fill them with pork, which turns out to be very juicy. Fans of seafood will like Okayama for sea delicacies prepared and sold at every turn. Restaurants offer their guests all kinds of shrimp, squid, various types of fish, shellfish, and seaweed.
Seafood is grilled or used to prepare delicious soups, and sometimes even served raw. A popular snacking option among locals is grilled Ikayaki squid. Travelers who want to try several dishes at once should look for Bento lunch in restaurants and street cafes. This is the name for a boxed combo meal that can be very diverse. The box is typically divided into several sections, each of which contains a portion of a certain dish. Bento always includes a salad, a main course of meat or seafood, and dessert. Copyright
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In one of the main streets of the city, you will find Teppan Ku-Ya. This is a small Japanese restaurant whose menu is mainly made up of grilled dishes. Here you can taste excellent pork and fish specialties, as well as grilled vegetables. Even though it serves mostly meat and fish, vegetarians will still be offered a lot of dishes to choose from.
Continue tasting popular Japanese food at J's En Restaurant that has suitable meals for both thrifty tourists and connoisseurs of delicacies. It serves amazing marbled beef, rare seafood specialties, as well as grilled seafood and pork. The selection of desserts is also impressive, which makes the restaurant popular among families too.
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Besides common Japanese food, Hishio Restaurant serves classic Asian dishes. A wide selection of soups, among which there are meat, fish, and vegetarian ones, deserve a separate mention. They also serve traditional soba noodles, typically complemented by salads and seafood. Guests will also appreciate a great choice of drinks, from various types of sake to non-alcoholic cocktails.
It's hardly possible to imagine traditional Japanese cuisine without sushi and sashimi, a huge selection of which is offered in Azumazushi Sansute Restaurant. Here you can try traditional sushi with redfish and shrimp, as well as exclusive sushi with sea urchin caviar. Tourists appreciate the restaurant for affordable prices - even the rarest and finest seafood is attractively priced here.
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Ippudo Restaurant invites its guests to try popular Asian dishes. It serves wonderful meat and grilled fish, various dishes with noodles and seafood, as well as traditional Japanese rice dishes. Like many other local restaurants, Ippudo offers reasonable prices, so the townspeople are among its frequent visitors too.
The city also has several excellent pastry shops, and Motsuaruto is highly recommended to those having a sweet tooth. It serves delicious cakes and pastries, all desserts are distinguished by beautiful decoration. Visitors can try ready-made desserts or order a cake made according to an individual recipe. This cafe is a good place to arrange a wonderful family celebration. The prices are traditionally attractive, almost all sweets are available for takeaway. Interesting restaurants and confectioneries can be found in all districts of the city.
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