Restaurants & cafes


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

South Cafe

I have been meaning to write about South Cafe for a long time. And so I bring my camera with me every time I go but then as soon as the food arrives, my mouth waters and I dig in without capturing any of the deliciousness. This place is a favorite among tourists and locals […]

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Published on: June 8, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Nikuzuki in Kawazu

Nikuzuki means “meatmoon” but they also serve fish and noodles to feed the vegetarians and semi-vegetarians alike. The food is delicious and the location is amazing. We have decided this will go on the list of “What to do on a rainy day”. I suspect the sound of the falling rain and the views of […]

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Published on: April 30, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes


Shimoda is jam-packed with restaurants, cafes, and bars which can make it really difficult to choose. Well at least that is what happened to me a few years past when I really wanted to try some good local seafood. Eventually I turned to my trusty lonely planet which read, “Gorosaya. Elegant understated ambience and fantastic […]

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Published on: April 24, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes


 This is one of our favorite bread shops in Shimoda. They are one of 2 bakers in the area that use a wood-fired brick oven. I promise to write about the other one soon. You can read about the other wood-burning oven bakery here. Barn opens at 9:30 so if you get there when they […]

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Published on: April 22, 2011  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes