10 Best Restaurants to Go in Kumamoto

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Are you going to have a trip in Kumamoto? Then there are chances that  you have an insatiable love for Japanese food. Mostly affordable and all addictive, which carries the Japanese tradition. So here are 10 restaurants in Kumamoto we listed for you.

1. Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten

If you are looking for best Tonkatsu then Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten will you destination for it.  This restaurant serves the best foods, people from everywhere recommended this one. Restaurants environment is very good. Some people recommend Pork loin, this is a dish for health conscious people. You can try once !


  • Name: Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten
  • Address: 8- 18 Shinshigai, 1F Hayashi Bldg., Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto
  • Price: USD 7 – 9
  • Tel: +81 96-322-8771
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from karashimacho Station.
  • Opening hour: Everyday (11:30 am9:30 pm)
  • Website:  http://hayashi-sangyo.jp/#_=_

 2. Korantei Shimoto

Korantei Shimotori is one of the best authentic restaurants with Chinese food quality. Restaurant located in a nice place and the environment provokes you to seat in there and have their food. Well- organized menu, best food quality make people visit the restaurant and enjoy their meal. Tai Pien is one of the best dishes. Another food recommendations are Spot Prawn and tuna belly sashimi. So Come and enjoy the best food!


  • Name: Korantei Shimotori
  • Address: 5-26 Anseimachi, Kumamoto 860-0801, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 7 – 9
  • Tel: +81 96-352-7177
  • Access: 12 minutes from Torichosuji Station
  • Opening hour: Everyday (11:30 am9:30 pm)
  • Website: (No information about Websites)

3. Glocal Bar IMO Vibes

Glocal Bar IMO Vibes is an authentic Japanese bar. Best quality of this restaurant is the owner of this restaurant is very friendly to every visitors from there. They serve the unique drinks in a very enthusiastic way. There are many English speaking staff’s available for foreigners. This an amazing restaurant . Every foreigner recommended going there.


  • Name: Glocal Bar Imo Vibes
  • Address: 1-5-6 Shimotori, Chuo-ku , 3F Arita Bld, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price:  USD 7 – 9
  • Tel: +81 8083509624
  • Access: 10 minutes walk from Hanabatacho
  • Opening hour: Everyday(5:00 pm – 1:00 am)
  • Website: http://b1985ny222.wix.com/imo-vibes

4.Chez Tani, Ezu


the restaurant is known for their dessert food. English menu is not available there but staff’s helps people to translate some of their dish for people. Dessert food with many flavor and decoration are very unique . They have many desserts recipes. Some ice cream from this restaurant are very tasty and recommended by the visitors. If you are looking for a best desserts restaurant then you can try this one. Enjoy your dessert!


  • Name: Chez Tani, Ezu
  • Address:  1-34-3 Ezu, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto 862-0942, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: GBP 6 – 19
  • Access:  17 muntes from Nagisa Nursery
  • Tel: +81 96-373-0606
  • Opening hour:Everyday( 11:30-22:00)
  • Website: http://www.chez-tani.com/shop/ezu/#_=_


Kokutei is one of the small local chain restaurants in Kumamoto.  A new building with an attractive interior changes the environment of this restaurant. This restaurant is famous for their Tonkatsu food. Everyone recommend this dish. Instead of diversifying their menu,they concentrate only on Tonkotsu. If you want to taste this one then come and enjoy!


  • Name:Kokutei
  • Address:   2-1-23 Nihongi, Nishi-ku, Kumamoto 860-0051, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price:  GBP 5 – 6
  • Access: 7 minutes from  Station.
  • Tel: +81 96-352-1648
  • Opening hour: Everyday( 11:30-22:00)
  • Website: http://www.kokutei.co.jp/#_=_

6. Keika

Keika is one of the best ramen shops in Kumamoto. Best features of the restaurant are the pictures besides the menu. It will help people to choose food. As ramen is a Japanese traditional food so it is available in many restaurants, but Keika makes the ramen is a little bit tasty ways. That is the difference between  Keika and another ramen shop. Come and enjoy Keika’s best foods!


  • Name: Keika
  • Address: Hanabatacho, Kumamoto 860-0806, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 7 – 9
  • Access: 14 minutes from Hanabatacho Station
  • Tel: +81 96-325-9609
  • Opening hour: Mon-Thu: 11: 00AM – 10: 00PM
    Friday, Saturday: 11: 00 AM- 1:45 PM
  • Website: http://keika-raumen.co.jp/shop_kmkt.html#honten#_=_

7. Aoyagi


A great combination of local favorites and traditional standards , all in an authentic setting. Aoyagi serves the best sushi food in town.  The service from the restaurant is extremely friendly and helpful. They  do their best to make customers understand the menu and local cuisine particularities. Chefs are incredibly skilled and fun in a watch from the front counter. “Ba-Sashi” Nigiri (raw horse meat sushi) – “Karachi Renkon” (Lotus root with mustard coating, another of Kumamoto’s representative dishes) – “Dango-jiru Onabe” (rich broth of chicken, vegetable and fish) those foods are recommended by the customers


  • Name: Aoyagi
  • Address: 1-2-10 Shimodori, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 9 – 62
  • Access: 8 minutes from Kumamoto City Office
  • Tel: +81 96-353-0311
  • Opening hour: Mon- Fri (11:30 am – 2:00 pm) & (5:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
                                   Sunday & Saterday(11:30 am – 9:30 pm)
  • Website: http://aoyagi.ne.jp/#_=_

8. Sumo Sushi Taihou Heya

Sumo Sushi located in Jotomachi. This restaurant has been consistently good for some years with Japanese unique food and recently has gotten even better.  In this restaurant the prices of foods are relatively modest, especially given the quality. A variety of sushi available for usual items such as salmon, tuna (makuro and toro), yellow tail, etc, including local specialty a fresh horse meat. The horse meat is so delicious and refreshing. The kindness of the employees is one more impressive thing about this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.


  • Name: Sumo Sushi Taihou Heya
  • Address: 1-9 Shinshigai, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 7 – 9
  • Access:  7 minutes walk from Hanabatacho
  • Tel: +81 96-322-8750
  • Opening hour: Everyday( 11:30am-10:00pm)

9. Suganoya Kamitoriten

Suganoya Kamitoriten known for excellent basashi (raw horse meat). The service is very courteous and the quality of the horse meat was excellent. The dishes were also beautifully presented. This is light, fresh, tasty and reasonably authentic Japanese food that is definitely worth trying. There also are a wide variety of traditional dishes you can also try in there. The environment of the restaurant was very authentic . Everything is excellent. Come and Enjoy !


  • Name: Suganoya Kamitoriten
  • Address: Jotomachi, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 22 – 40
  • Access: 7 minutes walk from Torichosushi Station.
  • Tel: +81 963553558
  • Opening hour: Everyday( 11:30am-10:00pm)

10. Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen Ramen is fun, different, and apparently authentic Japanese restaurant.  With reasonable and quality food  Ajisen represents the traditional side, which is very well-known for the people of this country.  The recommended food from this restaurant is ramen. Ramen food has many categories in here. If you a searching for a different ramen restaurant in Kumamoto than unforgettable evening awaits you in Ajisen.


  • Name: Ajisen Ramen
  • Address:  6-20-24 Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-0950, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Price: USD 7 – 9
  • Access: 5 minutes walk from Goverment zen clinic
  • Tel:  +81 96-384-4433
  • Opening hour: Everyday( 11:30am-10:00pm)

So here is the top 10 recommendation from us.

Have a good trip and travel!