Restaurants & cafes

wabi-sabi Cafe and Chill Space

We have come to accept and even embrace the idea that we will never ever finish renovating, growing, developing, designing, and creating. We have grown yet again and still have lots of ideas and plans in the works. Please come and check out our latest project, the new wabi-sabi cafe and chill space. We hope you  […]

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Published on: April 1, 2017  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Cafe Mellow

For those of you who have been visiting the Kisami area for sometime, you may have noticed that Paradise has been lost and in it’s place Cafe Mellow has set up shop. Although some of the changes will take some getting used to, we were impressed with the food, service, and reasonable prices. Despite the […]

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Published on: June 10, 2012  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

cubstar

If you love a good sandwich, like I love a good sandwich, you have got to check out cubstar in Shimoda. They have a Panini lunch special to please everyone. A veggie version with mozzarella and cheese, the pescetarian special (as above) is filled with cream cheese and lox (smoked salmon), and for lovers of […]

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Published on: April 4, 2012  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Shimoda Burger

At the Ra-Maru Diner in Michi-no-Eki they serve a fish burger made with Shimoda’s most popular fish, kin-me-dai (aka splendid alfonsino). ¥1000 may seem a little pricey for a fish burger and some chips, but it’s a tasty change from its beef and bun cousin. Open:10:00 – 17:00 Save

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Published on: September 18, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Bingo!

Just a short stroll from Guesthouse tabi-tabi a Jerk Chicken Shop has opened up. Their cozy nook, Bingo, is situated right next to Kisami’s shrine so on late evenings in September you can listen to live taiko drumming, shamisen, and bamboo flutes while filling up on their Jamaican Style BBQed bird, and draft beer. UPDATE: […]

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Published on: September 17, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Kaiten Zushi

Kaitenzushi is a sushi shop where nigirizushi rolls up to you on a conveyer belt and you get to take your pick of Japan’s most celebrated culinary tradition. Sakanadonya is on the 2nd floor of Shimoda’s Michi-no-eki (road station), right next to the ocean. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The cuts of fish […]

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Published on: August 28, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Fontaine’s Restaurant and Bakery Cafe

I think most foreigners living in Japan would agree that there are not enough breakfast places around. So I am happy to have discovered a great new spot with fluffy omelettes, toast, Italian coffee and freshly squeezed OJ.  UPDATE:  I’m sad to say, Fontaine doesn’t have fluffy eggs and toast on the menu anymore. They […]

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Published on: August 19, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Tobi Ishi

Tobi Ishi is our favorite Japanese breakfast spot. For 500 yen you get a perfectly grilled aji, rice, pickles, miso soup, an egg, and some nori (dried seaweed). If you don’t like your egg raw, the friendly obasan is happy to cook it for you. Natto is an extra 50 yen. She’s stays open late […]

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Published on: July 31, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Our Daily Bread

Shimoda’s other wood-burning-oven bakery is set in the heavens above. The scenic drive through the country side, then a hair-raising thrill ride up a steep and narrow mountain road is so worth your test of faith (and brakes!). Once you are there, plan to stay a while as you share in the love for bread […]

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Published on: June 28, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Re-Mix

Another short jaunt from Guesthouse tabi-tabi is one of our other favorite late night dinner and drinks spots. The friendly owner Hiro, used to live in New York, where he spun hip-hop for skaters. Now he’s not only mixing vinyl, but he’s mixing up home-made ice-cream, tasty pasta, and all kinds of fish and meat […]

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Published on: June 9, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes