May 29, 2019
This is the Specialty in Shimane! The 10 Must-visit Local Gourmet Restaurants!
Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. There are various sightseeing attractions such as Izumo Taisha, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. Its geographical feature, the long land east to west, Shimane offers a wide variety of local gourmet. Let’s walk through the 10 must-visit local gourmet restaurants in Shimane!
The Classic Local Gourmet in Shimane! 島根県ご当地グルメの定番！Enjoy the Real Oku-Izumo Soba at “Ippuku”.
“Warigo Soba”, the dish having by putting dashi soup and toppings into Soba in a bowl, is famous among Soba noodles in Shimane. “Ippuku Izumo-Taisha” is the best place to have the local gourmet “Warigo Soba” in Shimane.
Established in 1958. It is one of the Soba restaurant with a long history, which has been popular among the local since its opening. The originally made Soba dashi soup and fresh Soba in 3 ways; “Freshly grinded, Freshly kneaded, Freshly boiled”, are the very must-have! Enjoy fully the traditional taste of Izumo Soba here in Shimane!
Name: Ippuku Izumo-Taisha
Address: 860-8 Kizukiminami, Taisha cho, Izumo city, Shimane
Access: 1 minute walk from Izumo-Taisha-mae station
Map: map to Ippuku Izumo-Taisha
Local Gourmet in Oki island, Remote Island of Shimane, at “Shimaumare Shimasodachi”
“Shimaumare Shimasodachi Oki Gyu” serves valuable Kuroge Wagyu beef grown in the island. You can enjoy the BBQ and Shabu Shabu pot of high quality beef, bred in great nature of Oki island.
The must-have dish here is “Maboroshi no Zeitaku-don (literally meaning Specially Valuable Luxurious bowl) ” limited in spring and summer. it is served only 10 meals a day for lunch time. It comes with full of Oki gyu roast beef. You can enjoy vegetables and rice produced locally in Ama cho, which is the very LOCAL dish. Do not miss this gourmet on your trip to Shimane!
Name: Shimaumare Shimasodachi Oki Gyu
Address: 1368 Fukui, Amacho, Oki district, Shimane
Time: 11:00～13:30 / 17:00～22:00
Access: 1 minute walk from Hishiurako port
Map: map to Shimaumare Shimasodachi Oki Gyu
Enjoy the Seafood of Shimane! “Sazae Mura”
“Sazae Mura” is located in Oki island, the remote island of Shimane. You can enjoy unique local gourmet which you cannot have in the other areas, the dishes with sazae (turban shells).
As you see it in the name of a restaurant. this is the best place to have Sazae (turban shells). Do not miss the dishes like Sazae curry, Sazae stirred noodles, and Sazae bowl. You can fully enjoy freshly caught Sazae in the island in various dishes. The big size of Sazae is offered for reasonable price, which is impossible in the cities. Its texture and juicy flavor are too special to miss out. Especially recommended for shellfish lovers.
Name: Sazae Mura
Address: 1541-3 Nakamura, Okinoshima, Oki district, Shimane
Time: (Summer) 11:00～16:00(Other) 11:00～14:30
Access: 5 minutes walk from Nakamura Bus stop
Map: map to Sazae Mura
Enjoy Fishes in Season at “Maruzen Suisan”
“Maruzen Suisan Matsue” is a restaurant offering fresh fish caught in the Sea of Japan. It is located on the 1st floor of a hotel 7 minutes walk from Matsue station. You can enjoy fresh sashimi and boiled fish in soy, which shows the features of Shimane facing the Sea of Japan. The restaurant has various dishes with fresh seafood!
Not only the dinner menu, but also lunch menu is reasonable and cannot be missed! Go eat up delicious seafood here!
Name: Maruzen Suisan Matsue
Address: 567 Otesenbacho, Matsue city, Shimane
Time: (Mondays) 7:00～9:30 / 11:00～14:00 / 17:00～0:00(Tuesday – Friday) 6:30～9:30 / 11:00～14:00 / 17:00～0:00(Weekends and Holidays) 7:00～9:30 / 17:00～0:00
Access: 7 minutes walk from Matsue station
Map: map to Maruzen Suisan Matsue
Enjoy Fuyo Pork, the Specialty of Shimane, at “Professional Pork Restaurant Camborough”
You can enjoy premium quality of pork “Fuyo Pork” at “Professional Port Restaurant Camborough”. Camborough pig, born in the UK, is widely known and distributed the most in the world. Based in this Camborough pig, “Fuyo Pork” is bred with selected feeds, which brings the qualities of low calorie, low cholesterol, and low fat. It is suitable for people at any ages.
This restaurant works hard to provide any dishes with top quality of pork, oil, seasonings, ingredients. Worth visiting to taste the outstanding pork dishes in Shimane.
Name: Professional Pork Restaurant Camborough
Address: 4191 Kurokawacho, Hamada city, Shimane
Time: 11:00～14:00 / 17:00～24:00
Access: 3 minutes walk from Hamada station
Map: map to Professional Pork Restaurant Camborough
Gourmet Restaurant on the beach of Shimane, “Dining Cafe Kakinoki”
“Dining Cafe Kakinoki” deliver a great time with wonderful meals by the vast Sea of Japan. Grab window seats here. You can enjoy authentic dishes with the view of the Sea of Japan.
Original cuisine combinating the Western and the Japanese is served in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch menu is available for reasonable price. At dinner, you can enjoy a dinner course matching with wine and cocktails. It is extraordinary to have such a beautiful location in Shimane. Perfect to spend time with someone special. Highly recommended.
Name: Dining Cafe Kakinoki
Address: I 2582-10, Takatsu cho, Masuda city, Shimane
Access: 10 minutes drive from Masuda station
Map: map to Dining Cafe Kakinoki
Taste the Authentic Loach Gourmet in Shimane! “Dojo-tei”
After watching “Yasuki-bushi” show, why don’t you try loach cuisine at “Dojo-tei”? This restaurants is located next to Adachi Museum of Art. At the restaurant, you can enjoy the live performance of Yasuki-bushi. There is the entertainment hall nextdoor, which gives you another attraction.
It serves various dishes with loaches such as bowls with local vegetables in Yasuki, Yanagawa-nabe pot, mixed Tempura, which you cannot have in the other areas. Worth trying the amazing gourmet of Shimane.
Address: 534 Furukawa cho, Yasugi city, Shimane
Access: 11 minutes drive from Arashima station
Map: map to Dojo-tei
Hamburger with Fresh Local Ingredients of Shimane, “Sanbe Burger”.
“Sanbe Burger” is the restaurant where you can have the local hamburger made with 100% Shimane-produced ingredients, located in Kitanohara area of Mt. Sanbe. Mt. Sanbe-shaped buns locally made, 100% Shimane-bred beef patty and locally produced vegetables. This is the very Shimane-produced Hamburger. You cannot miss it.
It is also recommended to try Shimane Wagyu beef hamburg steak lunch. There are a camping site and a dog-run space, so you can pop in after camping.
Name: Sanbe Burger
Address: 1125-2 Tane, Sanbe cho, Ota city, Shimane
Access: about 25 minutes drive from Ota-shi station
Map: map to Sanbe Burger
Popular Restaurant in Shimane, serving Japanese, Western, Chinese! “Okui”
Near Kitsugi station, “Okui” is the popular restaurant famous for its Yakisaba-zushi (Grilled mackerel sushi). The signature dish, “Yakisaba-zushi” is not a rolled sushi like other restaurants, but Gomoku-zushi style with flaked mackerel. It comes with Kinshitamago (thinly shredded egg omelet) on top, which is just right! You can have it for reasonable price.
When you visit, it is highly recommended to have “Orochimogoboji”, the pure sake limited to this restaurant, directly delivered. There are more to try such as Japanese style Omelette rice with Furuzuke (long-term pickled) Takana and red pepper produced in Unnan city. This is the must-visit!
Address: 468-15 Kitsugi, Kitsugi cho, Unnan city, Shimane
Access: 1 minute walk from Kitsugi station
Map: map to Okui
This is the Place to have Local Cuisine of Shimane! “Aoki Sushi”
“Aoki Sushi” serves “Uzume-meshi”, the local cuisine of Iwami region in Shimane. Located in 5 minutes walk from Tsuwano station, it is popular among the local. You can have the local dishes with fresh seafood, sushi, and side dishes for reasonable prices. It is so well-known that many famous Japanese chefs and actors often visit.
Good access from the nearest station allows you to have a meal to experience the real local cuisine here along with sightseeing in Tsuwano area. Explore the genuine local gourmet in Shimane!
Name: Aoki Sushi
Address: I 78-10 Ushiroda, Tsuwano cho, Kanoashi district, Shimane
Access: 5 minutes walk from Tsuwano station
Map: map to Aoki Sushi
Enjoy Amazing Local Gourment in Shimane!
Here is the 10 must-visit local restaurants in Shimane in the Chugoku region. Shimane is blessed with the Sea of Japan. Fresh seafood cannot be missed. There are more to enjoy the local gourmet. Highly recommended for your next destination!