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FUJIN Kintetsu-Nara eki-mae Branch

Loc Nara, Nara

They use Nara ingredients like Yamato beef. There's sake to pair with seasonal dishes and [Yamato Dashi Chazuke] (broth poured on rice) to finish off the meal.

You can enjoy Yamato beef (a brand of beef from Nara) and Yamato Dashi Chazuke at this izakaya (Japanese pub). They are committed to using the best seasonings and ingredients, with a focus on those from Nara, such as Yamato beef, Yamato chicken (Yamato Niku-Dori), and Yamato pork. The dish that's most representative of this izakaya is the [Yamato Beef Mabushi Gozen ~Lean Steak and Shigure-ni~]. Enjoy half as it is, and the rest as chazuke with Yamato dashi poured over it. It is conveniently located right next to Kintetsu-Nara Station, making it great for occasions like parties. They have many course meals and seating options that can easily be rearranged, including horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables) and regular table seats. Due to this flexibility, they can handle anywhere from 2 - 70 people in their private rooms.

2F, Asakawa Harvest Bldg., 5-1, Higashi Mukinaka-machi, Nara, Nara
Japanese / General , Japanese / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood , Japanese / Sukiyaki (hot pot stew)
Closed ico Closed: None

Ristorante Borgo Konishi

Loc Nara, Nara

Quality Ingredients in a Relaxed Atmosphere

Thick, hand-rolled pici pasta is tossed in a rich combination of tomato sauce and sauce americaine. Please enjoy our specialty Pici. Our vegetables are organically grown in nearby Uda City. We use a trusted distributor in Hokkaido to send us authentic Ezo venison. Our Japanese tiger prawns are shipped directly from the port, meaning we get them even fresher than the market, so you can enjoy the freshest possible flavor. We want our customers to relax and enjoy their meal, so we focus not only on the flavor of our food, but also on not interrupting conversations with unnecessary services. Our spacious restaurant has only counter seating at our beautiful lacquered bar. When the weather is nice, we also offer terrace seating. Nara is an old city without many tall buildings, so you can take your time and enjoy your meal while looking out over the low Nara skyline.

2F Flats Konishi, 24 Konishi-cho, Nara, Nara
Western / Italian , Western / Pasta , Alcohol / Wine
Lunch: 2000 JPY Dinner: 6000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Monday

Washokuya Happoh

Loc Nara, Nara

Enjoy the perfect combination of sake and traditional Japanese cuisine using farm-fresh local ingredients.

Nara is the birthplace of refined sake and it lives and breathes traditional Japanese cuisine. Fusing these two traditions, we have fermented the choicest sake kasu (lees) occurring from the ginjo brewing process, and using a Japanese cooking technique, we pickle and grill vegetables, local Nara pork, and squid. Please come enjoy the fruits of our labor. Round, juicy Nara Go Pork is marbled with sweet, high quality fat. Its different flavors and textures are highlighted by various cooking techniques like ginjo-yaki(grilled) , nabe(hotpot), and roast. Enjoy famous Yamato pork prepared in a wide variety of dishes. In addition to tasty dishes, we place great importance to every last detail of customer service, space and ambience. Our staff works hard to anticipate every needs of our guests. We work with locally contracted farms serve freshly harvested, organic vegetables. Our motto is: Local production for local consumption.

22 Higashimuki Nakamachi, Nara, Nara
Japanese / General , Japanese / Japanese style beef steak , Japanese / Japanese Sosaku (creative)
Lunch: 880 JPY Dinner: 3000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: None


Loc Nara, Nara

Enjoy our exquisite Italian cuisine expressed by the free sense of the chef, based on [simple and natural].

Our restaurant has a high ceiling, stone walls with a warm atmosphere, and wide tables. Old lumber from a 150-year-old bridge in the U.S. was installed for the wooden frame of the building and the wine rack. The restaurant is filled with the mild sunlight in the daytime, and illuminated at night, which creates another charm. We offer a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes created by our chef with a sense and tongue, who accumulated experiences in Italy. Our large-sized restaurant of approximately 1,980 m2, with spacious parking, faces the road. Even when we are very crowded, you do not have to worry about parking. Thoroughly enjoy a luxurious moment, forgetting your everyday life, with our cuisine at our spacious restaurant. 

1-2-14 Tomigaoka, Nara city, Nara
Western / Italian , Western / Pasta , Alcohol / Wine
Lunch: 1500 JPY Dinner: 7000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Wednesday, National Holidays

Chinese Restaurant RO-LAN

Loc Nara, Nara

Our Chinese buffet is popular among the local guests in the ancient capital Nara. Tourists from inside/outside Japan are also very welcome.

Nara has many tourists from inside/outside Japan for its temples, shrines, and beautiful valleys. You can visit us by car including large sightseeing buses, as we have a huge parking lot for up to 4,200 vehicles. We also have excellent access to public transportation; within walking distance of the stations, and there are also nonstop buses. Many local guests visit us alone or with their families and friends, to reasonably enjoy our authentic Chinese buffet. We offer a unique service called [Kids Omotenashi Supporter] to small children as well. We are ideal even for foreign tourists to casually enjoy our buffet. Please visit us to enjoy eating, drinking, and socializing as well. 

1F, AEON Mall Yamato Koriyama branch, 741 Shimo Mitsuhashi-cho, Yamato Koriyama city, Nara  
Chinese / General , Chinese / Gyoza (dumplings) , Chinese / Yum Cha/Dim Sum
Lunch: 1500 JPY Dinner: 2000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

Miwa Somen Nagashi

Loc Tenri, Nara

We are the first restaurant with water flowing machines for [somen-nagashi] in the Kansai area. Somen noodles in the flowing water make everyone smile. 

Our [somen-nagashi (somen noodles flowing in round-shape water flowing machine)] restaurant is along the approach to [Omiwa-jinja Shrine], one of the oldest shrines in Japan which is getting popular as a power spot in recent years. We are in the Miwa area which is known as the birthplace of [Miwa Somen] with 1200 years of history and tradition. We serve hand-made somen noodles created with traditional ancient methods in a renovated old house. Each table is equipped with a very entertaining [round-shape flowing water machine], where you can enjoy catching noodles flowing in cold water with your chopsticks and taste. Cold [nagashi-somen] is one of the summer features in Japan. Your experience with this precious food culture unique in Japan will surely be a wonderful memory during your trip. Dried noodles are sold at a souvenir corner, which is a very popular souvenir among foreign tourists.

460-24 Miwa, Sakurai, Nara
Japanese / General
Lunch: 1000 JPY Dinner: 1000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

Trattoria Piano

Loc Nara, Nara

Our Seasonal Roasted Fish represents our love of fresh fish and locally sourced vegetables

Our signature Seasonal Roasted Fish uses carefully selected fresh fish that comes in from Tosashimizu and various local ingredients picked right here in Nara. And our Yamato duck, which is another one of our signatures, is raised in the city of Gose and it has a nice balance of lean and fatty meat, as well as the mild flavor that duck meat is known for. We even recommend it to guests who tend to dislike duck meat. An even better, the flavor of the dish changes from season to season with ingredients like radish and spinach. Our menu focuses on seasonal ingredients, and because of that we experiment a lot before the menu is finalized. Therefore, our staff makes sure to test each and every dish to ensure that it meets their strict standards before we serve it. We have a wide and spacious interior with a flexible table arrangement that’s perfect for hosting parties and get-togethers. In addition to that, we also maintain an extensive collection of wine to pair with each dish, as well as an all-you-can-drink bev

15-1 Hashimoto-cho, Nara, Nara
Western / Italian , Western / Pasta , Western / Pizza
Lunch: 1300 JPY Dinner: 3500 JPY
Closed ico Closed: None

HAMAYAKI TARO  Yamato-yagi branch

Loc Tenri, Nara

Lots of fresh seafood from around the country! A place to go to after work to enjoy generous all-you-can-drink plans and their signature broiled seafood

HAMAYAKI TARO Yamato-yagi Branch is popular for its warm, welcoming and lively atmosphere. The biggest appeal of the place is that the food is cooked by the customers themselves. Here, you can not only enjoy the process of cooking but can cook the food exactly as you like. The courses all come with a 2-hour all-you-can-drink option and are perfect for parties or nights out with friends. The entire restaurant can be rented out for parties of 40 or more guests. The all-you-can-drink plan is also available for those who order a la carte. The drink menu includes ji-zake (local sake) from Nara among others, so it's perfect for anyone visiting from afar. This is a restaurant to enjoy a fun night with many laughs, along with plenty of seafood and a wide selection of alcohol.

2F, Skypia Ueda Bldg., 1-2-15, Naizen-cho, Kashihara-shi, Nara
Japanese / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood , Japanese / Robatayaki , Alcohol / Sake
Dinner: 3800 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

Jimotoai Izakaya Tebasu Naraten

Loc Nara, Nara

Fried Tebasaki, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside

The large tebasaki (chicken wings) are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They are a perfect combination with beer and come in spicy, mild and curry flavors. Yamato nikudori chicken from Nara is brought in daily, slaughtered the same the morning . The wings can be enjoyed as tataki (minced), sashimi (raw) or aburi yaki (fire roasted). For one of our signature yakitori dishes, we use poultry from Kyushu, which is made into skewers in store by hand and grilled over binchotan charcoal. We use carefully selected ingredients and do our best to present our customers with a pleasant surprise. We also value each meal being prepared with care by hand. The store has private rooms that can be used by parties of 4-30 persons. The irodori course is very reasonable and includes our signature ‘tebasaki karaage' (fried chicken wings) and ‘kisetsu no sengyo' (seasonal fresh fish) as well as an all-you-can-drink menu. Please feel free to visit us in groups.

1F Wakisaka Building, 41Hayashikoji-cho, Nara, Nara
Japanese / Nabe (hot pot) , Japanese / Chicken , Japanese / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood
Dinner: 2800 JPY
Closed ico Closed: None

Naramachi Kaminarimon

Loc Nara, Nara

They serve dishes that go well with alcohol, such as hot pot with clear chicken bone soup and yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) that mainly use Yamato chicken.

Made by pressure cooking chicken bones and vegetables, their clear golden soup has been dubbed "ginjo" (a type of high-quality fermented food) due to its crisp, refreshing flavor. Naramachi Kaminarimon is known for its [Ginjo Chicken Hot Pot] and yakitori, which mostly use Yamato chicken from Nara. It has a stylish interior designed in the image of a Nara machiya (old merchant's house), with artwork by artists that have connections to Nara scattered around the space. Since it is spacious, it can accommodate groups of up to 45 people, and it also offers party courses with all-you-can-drink options. They also offer a variety of chicken dishes, such as yakitori made with Daisen chicken (Daisen-dori) and Yamato chicken, as well as [Hono no Aburiyaki Sumikaoru Momo] - charcoal-grilled Satsuma Chiran chicken (Satsuma Chiran-dori) thigh. They even have a varied side menu!

2F, Maeda Bldg., 8, Higashi Mukinaka-machi, Nara, Nara
Japanese / General , Japanese / Yakitori (grilled, skewered chicken) , Japanese / Mizutaki (chicken hotpot)
Dinner: 4000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

WESTERN Jun - Highball SAKABA 

Loc Nara, Nara

Cheerfully toast with highball (whiskey & soda) made with home-made soda in our space with an American-taste! 

Enjoy our view of the world and atmosphere of a western film at [Highball Sakaba Western Jun]. We are equipped with various artistic items, including tables made of wine barrels and drums you may have seen in films. Enjoy our view of the world and atmosphere with our cuisine as well, such as [Highball], which is also the name of our restaurant, using home-made soda with a refreshing taste, offered in a graduate cylinder used for science experiments. Enjoy its strong impact which can be a good topic. Order it with [Tower of Onion Rings] which has often appeared on TV. They can be the perfect arrangement for fun parties. This restaurant is highly recommended when you are not sure where to eat on weekends.

1F, Narara, 21-1, Konishi-cho, Nara, Nara
Western / Pizza , Western / Omelet , Alcohol / Highball
Dinner: 2500 JPY
Closed ico Closed: None

Yakitei JUJU Sanjo branch

Loc Nara, Nara

Enjoy the ultimate teppanyaki (grilled on an iron skillet) with [Yamato Beef], a brand beef from Nara, and seasonal ingredients from good production sites.

Our owner wishes for many guests to fully enjoy meat from Nara prefecture such as the brand meats [Yamato Beef] and [Yamato Pork], and [Okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake)] with a wide variety of toppings. Take your time and enjoy our dishes in a relaxing space. We also offer several kinds of local sake (Japanese alcohol) from Nara which go well with our dishes. The interior with its high ceiling and a sense of openness makes it easy to relax without worrying about the next seat, as the space between table to table is wide. In our wide space, you can also enjoy banquets for up to 40 people. Courses with all-you-can-drink are also available, so how about enjoying a bit rich banquet with exquisite Japanese black beef as the main dish?

2F, 14 Shimo Sanjo-cho, Nara city, Nara
Japanese / Okonomiyaki (vegie/meat pancakes) , Japanese / Teppanyaki (grilled foods) , Western / Steak
Lunch: 2500 JPY Dinner: 2500 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

Oryori Hanagaki

Loc Nara, Nara

Fine Japanese cuisine in a private atmosphere

Our catch of the day is shipped directly from the fishermen, so freshness is guaranteed. We carefully choose which fish we use for our Otsukuri (raw fish slices), while taking into consideration everything from the season to the region. Our dishes are served in bowls made in the Kakiemon style of Imari pottery, from the late Edo period. We have a limit of one group per day and per night, so that our guests can enjoy their meals at their own pace. We endeavor to provide hospitality that suits each guest. Our restaurant can also accommodate small children, so please, feel free to contact us. There is a one-group limit so guests can fully enjoy their meals without having to worry about their surroundings. This is a relaxed and peaceful space, perfect for receptions and special occasions. We hope you will agree that at times it is nice to forget your cares or the passage of time and relax amidst the comfort that nature provides.

2-13-2 Gakuenminami, Nara, Nara
Japanese / General , Japanese / Kaiseki (tea-ceremony dishes) , Japanese / Kaiseki (traditional multi-course meal)
Lunch: 20000 JPY Dinner: 20000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Irregular

Kashikobo Haru

Loc Ikoma, Nara

Confectionery for a pleasant bite of favorite sweets and coffee.

Mr. Tanaka, the shop owner and the confectioner, says "I wanted this place to be a pastry shop and a café for people in the town". One of his recommended menu is the cream puff which he spent 18 years to develop. It's crunchy on the outside with 2 different types of tasteful sweet cream in the inside. It's remarkably satisfying for the size. All of the menu are moderate in sweetness to also suit the palate of male customers. Interior has a comfortable seating at the counter as well as space floored with tatami. Convenient for a date, gathering among mums after picking up their children, quiet moment at evenings and other occasions.              

2-11-7, Koizumi-cho Higashi, Yamato Koriyama-shi, Nara
Cafe/Sweets / Cake , Cafe/Sweets / Parfait , Cafe/Sweets / Coffee
Dinner: 1000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Monday

Sumibi Yakiniku And Steak Banka

Loc Nara, Nara

Fresh high-quality Japanese beef and other dishes prepared right before your eyes.

With almost 40 years of training at a butcher shop, our well-experienced owner/chef prepares sirloin, tenderloin, and chuck steaks right in front of the customer. For example, our signature Special Selection Sirloin Steak features an extra thick cut of meat that is freshly prepared right at the counter. Furthermore, we only source A5 grade virgin Japanese Black (high-quality Japanese beef) at Sumibi Yakiniku And Steak Banka. We purchase entire body of A5 grade virgin Japanese Black so customers can enjoy hard-to-find selections of beef that are always freshly cut to order by our owner/chef. In order to give our customers the tasty experience of delicious freshly prepared meat, we wait until we've gotten an order, cut up the meat at the counter, and bring it directly to the customer’s table. Just as we are proud to offer freshly prepared meat, we also offer fresh made-to-order salads. We always do our best to keep our customers from waiting, and with jazz playing in the background, you can truly relax at our

2-11-16 Shibatsuji-cho, Nara, Nara
Japanese / Sukiyaki (hot pot stew) , Asian/Ethnic / Yakiniku (grilled meat) , Asian/Ethnic / Horumon (offal meat)
Lunch: 900 JPY Dinner: 5000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Sunday


Loc Tenri, Nara

Please visit us for everyday use or a little special occasions, to casually enjoy authentic sushi at a reasonable price. 

Enjoy authentic sushi at a reasonable price. Our sushi chef with a rich experience welcomes the guests with [dishes safe to let his children eat] at a restaurant that feels like a bar. Enjoy our wide variety of menu such as [Kushi-ten (tempura skewer)] using dough made with our method, [Recommended Hand-Formed Sushi of the Day] to fully enjoy our recommendation of the day, and [Specially-Made Steamed Egg Custard] with a savory broth. Our sushi and Japanese dishes are high-quality yet reasonable. Our space is stylish yet casual with a relaxing atmosphere. Many families and couples visit us to enjoy meals casually. Please visit us to enjoy sushi in your everyday life casually, and for a little special occasion. 

101 Chanoki Mansion, 540 Kume-cho, Kashihara city, Nara
Japanese / General , Japanese / Sushi
Dinner: 3000 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Tuesday

Shunkai Jaya Fukuda

Loc Tenri, Nara

Fresh fish, lovingly prepared by an expert. Enjoy the best of the season; fugu in winter, and pike conger in summer.

[Shunkai Jaya Fukuda] is a Japanese restaurant loved by the locals in Gojo, Nara. The owner has over 45 years experience working with fresh fish, and his skills showcase the best of what seasonal fish can offer. The main stars of cooking, the fish, are sent fresh from the market every day. You can enjoy the true taste of fresh fish in various ways, from the generous [Fresh Sashimi Platter], the seasonal [Kaiseki Dishes], and the satisfying [Yokozuna Chanko Hotpot]. You can enjoy the [Fresh Fugu Hotpot] in winter, and [Fresh Pike Conger Hotpot] in summer. The restaurant has many seasonal dishes and courses. You can enjoy a truly authentic Japanese atmosphere here, and you can choose the seating at the counter, semi-private booths, or at an annex building. Whether you are dining solo or in a group, you can enjoy what is the best in the season here.

3-9-7, Denen, Gojo, Nara
Japanese / Sashimi (raw fish)/Seafood , Japanese / Fugu (blowfish) , Japanese / Kaiseki (traditional multi-course meal)
Dinner: 3500 JPY
Closed ico Closed: Monday