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 (it’s still walkable from Retreat wabi-sabi but we recommend taking one of our rental bikes) 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, […]

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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

Gorosaya

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

Barn

 This is  WAS one of our favorite bread shops in Shimoda. UPDATE: BARN has closed and moved back to their home-town somewhere in Nagano Prefecture. A new wood-fired all-natural bread bakery has opened in Minami-Izu though and I promise to write about them soon. You can also read about another  excellent wood-burning oven bakery here. […]

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