Yosso serves the creative best of the local cuisine. As old as 150 years, the restaurant has been famous for its chawanmushi(Japanese preparation of egg custard) since 1866. The cuisine only gets more flavorful and more inventive with the sushi and sashimi, and also tempura. There's also Shippokyu ryori(a fusion of Japanese, Chinese and European recipes). You can also try the Butanokakuni(Chinese stew pork). The restaurant front is traditional Japanese, with red lanterns and ornate wooden panels. The ambiance is relaxed and the service is decent.
This standard bar has booths and tables, as well as seats at the bar, from which you can see any part of the room. Local musicians play here on occasion, and at other times the bartenders spin the records in their collection. The bar has a warm, hearty atmosphere to it with a generally cheerful mood. Glasses and bottles hang from racks above the counter. Rock posters and signs adorn the walls.
The owner of Shikairou, Chin Pin Shun, is the inventor of the now famous Nagasaki Champon. These thick noodles (not the usual ramen ones) are boiled in a broth of vegetables, seafood, pork and chicken bones along with special ingredients. The result is a flavorful, well-balanced dish. The other dish that this eatery is known for is Saraudon (fried Chinese noodles with toppings). Everything is made from local produce and no artificial flavors or additives are used. Besides these two dishes, the restaurant also serves other delicious Chinese dishes.
Horaiken Bekkan is a Chinese restaurant located near the Peace Park. Their seasonal menu has a distinctive flavor to it due to the usage of local ingredients. Opened in 1967, the restaurant is spread across five floors and can be used for private functions as well. They have have a range of an eight-course meal to 14-course meal that diners can choose from. A la carte is also available.
The Mutsugoro is a seafood restaurant near the Nakajima River in Nagasaki. The restaurant is popular for its fresh seafood, where one can choose from a large variety available in the small in-house aquarium. When here, one must try out their specialties like the Uchiwa ebi (a genus of lobster family), Deca (grilled fish on vegetables) Squid sashimi, Mackerel, raw fried Mullet Roe, and Shrimp toast (a Nagasaki specialty). The restaurant is slightly away from the center of the city, but is very popular with seafood lovers.
Looking for organic food or vegetarian restaurants in Nagasaki? Then head straight to Nobister. Located in the neighborhood of Yorozuya Machi, Nobister is a unique restaurant owned by chef Nobi. The restaurant prides itself for serving the best organic and vegetarian cuisines in town and has wide options for vegans too. The ingredients used in the cuisines are carefully sourced from local farms, ensuring that the ingredients are safe, healthy and pesticide free. The restaurant also makes its own salt from one of Nagasaki's beaches. They have options for non vegetarians as well. The must try’s at the restaurant are the unique salads, organic cuisines, chips and shrimp avocado sandwiches.
The building is cool. The interior is cooler. And the all the Asahi beer to wash down the copious amounts of food you can eat until you have had your fill--well, that simply makes this place a great restaurant. Barbecued meat and vegetables are popular, but the menu also includes other selections like seafood dishes. You can consume all the barbecue seafood or meat, and beer you want. Other feasting and drinking plans as also available. Go for lunch. Go for dinner. But make sure you go with a big appetite.
Gorm is a wonderful place for pizza lovers. This chic space is a collaboration of Japanese and Dutch entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the flavors of Italy, namely pizzas and pastas with their chef's interpretation. Using only seasonal ingredients, their pizzas and pastas have a distinct flavor to them and are appealing to the palate. If you have a yen for pizzas, this is one of the best spots in town.
This restaurant is a very popular place for dates because of its location on the fourth floor of the "Youme Saito" shopping complex. Couples can enjoy dining with a view of the bay. The westerly facing windows make the sunset hours a splendid time to go. The primarily wooden interior is fairly simple and sleek, like an elegant cafe. Tables are widely spaced, providing intimacy for the many couples who dine here. As the menu changes and shows influences from various culinary traditions, it is hard to characterize, but popular dishes include Turkish rice and some pasta selections.
The interior is traditionally Japanese, with tatami mats and low sitting tables, but there are some booths. Okonomi-yaki (Japanese pancakes) make a great meal. They are filling, tasty, and there is a variety to choose from. They make an even better meal when the price is as low as it is here. Daikichi actually runs two stores in Nagasaki City. This one is perhaps the most convenient since it is located along the Hamano-machi arcade. The other is in Shindaiku-machi. If you are in either part of the town,then do consider dropping by.