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Seaside Station Toromu: Jibaumaya

Jibaumaya

Jibaumaya

Address
6810-152, Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-2176

Open
11:00-15:00 (last call 14:30)

Closed
Wednesday (open if Wednesday is a national holiday)

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Try their toretore-don, made with fish caught that morning. This is one of the few places in Kochi you can eat fish for lunch that were caught that very morning!
While you are there, visit the neighboring farmers’ market as well!
*Fish availability depends on weather.

Geopark Muroto

Address
4033-1, Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-6601

Open
8:00-14:00 (last call)
(The restaurant is open in the evening for hotel guests and reservations.)

Closed
Tuesdays (open during Golden Week and the Obon holidays)

Especially popular among women, this hotel restaurant boasts a gorgeous ocean view and beautifully presented food. The Kukai Bento Box is perfect for those who want to sample each of six varying dishes made with local fish and wild vegetables.

SeaRest Muroto Murotosankai Takumi

SeaRest Muroto Murotosankai Takumi

SeaRest Muroto Murotosankai Takumi

Address
3795-1, Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto

   Map

Tel
0887-22-6610

Open
11:00-15:00, 15:00-17:00 (light meals or drinks only)

Closed
2nd Wednesday of each month

This restaurant is located inside SeaRest Muroto, a deep seawater spa. Try their lunches and rice bowls made with local seasonal ingredients. The Sunday buffet, prepared by the former head chef of a famous hotel, is very popular.

Restaurant Akenohoshi

Restaurant Akenohoshi

Restaurant Akenohoshi

Address
3883, Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-3232

Open
11:00-14:30, 17:00-19:30

Closed
irregularly

Homepage

Their specialty is kimme-don, a rice bowl containing cooked kimme (alfonsino) and local fish sashimi. You can also try their All Kimme-Don which contains kimme both cooked and as sashimi. They are happy to prepare allergen free or vegetarian meals with prior reservation.

Kamameshi Hatsune

Kamameshi Hatsune

Kamameshi Hatsune

Address
2616-1, Murotsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-0290

Open
11:30-13:00 (13:30 on weekends and national holidays), 17:00-20:30

Closed
irregularly

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This restaurant is around 70 years old. Their kamameshi (rice, seafood, and vegetables served in a small pot) is one of the best items to order here. Alternatively, the All Kimme Gozen lets you try kimme-dai (alfonsino) prepared four different ways.

Kamameshi Hatsune

Komatchan-Ku

Komatchan-Ku

Komatchan-Ku

Address
2398-5, Murotsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-1613

Open
17:00-23:00

Closed
Tuesdays (open on days before national holidays)

A local izakaya restaurant (Japanese-style pub). The teriyaki chicken is a must-try. If you are lucky, they may have sunfish, stewed in their secret miso sauce.

Kitchen Café Kaido

Kitchen Café Kaido

Kitchen Café Kaido

Address
2436-2 Ko, Moto, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-4535

Open
7:00-14:20, 17:00-20:00

Closed
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and irregularly

Their specialty is chirakashi-zushi (scattered sushi), a bowl of sushi rice topped with ten kinds of sashimi and other toppings. Try it with their original sesame soy sauce!

Drive-in Ohara

Drive-in Ohara

Drive-in Ohara

Address
577, Ko, Hane-cho, Muroto

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Tel
0887-26-1300

Open
10:00-19:00

Closed
Sundays

An old-fashioned highway rest stop operated for over 40 years. Besides classics such as meal sets and curry, they also offer unique cuisine like gure tataki (seared smallscale blackfish) and shamo (game fowl) hot pot.

Drive-in Ohara

Kiramesse Muroto: Shoku-Yu Isa no Go

Kiramesse Muroto: Shoku-Yu Isa no Go

Kiramesse Muroto: Shoku-Yu Isa no Go

Address
890-11, Hei, Kiragawa-cho, Muroto

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Tel
0887-25-3500

Open
10:00-20:00 (closes at 19:30 from November-February)

Closed
Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)

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One of the few restaurants in Muroto that serves whale meat. Here, they offer eight different dishes using whale, so don’t pass up this chance to try it. They also serve a wide menu including bibimbap and other dishes.

Kiramesse Muroto: Rakuichi

Kiramesse Muroto: Shoku-Yu Isa no Go

Kiramesse Muroto: Shoku-Yu Isa no Go

Address
890-11, Hei, Kiragawa-cho, Muroto

   Map

Tel
0887-25-2918

Open
8:30-17:00 (Rakuichi Farmer's Market)
9:00-16:00 (Gelato)

Closed
Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)

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Delicious produce and products are sold at this farmers' market, along with much-beloved gelato. The gelato flavors change daily, with over sixty flavors in total, all made with fresh local milk. The premade bento lunch boxes are also popular.

Pilgrim's Station Meoto Zenzai

Pilgrim's Station Meoto Zenzai

Pilgrim's Station Meoto Zenzai

Address
2605, Murotsu, Muroto

   Map

Tel
0887-22-0580

Open
9:00-17:30 (lunch: 11:00-14:30)

Closed
January 1st-3rd

Choose from a diverse menu featuring freshly-caught sashimi, noodles, and more. For dessert, try their agedora, a deep-fried pancake sandwich with red bean paste.

Ryotei Kagetsu

Ryotei Kagetsu

Ryotei Kagetsu

Address
2586, Murotsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-0115

Open
11:00-14:00 (last call 13:30)
17:00-22:00 (last call 21:30)

Closed
dinner Sundays and national holidays, closed irregularly during lunch

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A traditional Japanese restaurant founded in 1925, both their dishes and service are exquisite. Try the kimme-don (alfonsino rice bowl), a local specialty.

Reika

Reika

Reika

Address
400, Ukitsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-0508

Open
17:00-21:30

Closed
Mondays, the 3rd Thursday of each month

The only Chinese restaurant in Muroto. Perfect for single or group dining, their dishes are delicious and well-loved by people of all ages.

Tea & Curry Shittoroto

Tea & Curry Shittoroto

Tea & Curry Shittoroto

Address
2748-3, Ko, Moto, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-1176

Open
11:30-19:00 (Mondays/Thursdays last call 16:30)

Closed
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and irregularly

Enjoy their homemade curry and relax with delicious tea in this cozy, wood-paneled building. Their Geo Curry is made with many types of local vegetables.

Geocafé and Geoshop

Geosoft (Soft Serve Ice Cream)

Geosoft (Soft Serve Ice Cream)

Address
1810-2, Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto

   Map

Tel
0887-22-6222

Open
9:00-17:00

Closed
irregularly

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Try the Geosoft, black soft serve ice cream made using binchotan charcoal and Muroto deep seawater salt. The daily lunch special, made using local ingredients, and the seaweed udon, made with local seaweed, are both popular choices at this café. Pair it with freshly squeezed seasonal fruit juice or coffee brewed from deep seawater.

Geocafé and Geoshop
Geocafé and Geoshop

Kuro: Local Fresh Fish and Izakaya

Kuro: Local Fresh Fish and Izakaya

Kuro: Local Fresh Fish and Izakaya

Address
2221, Ko, Kiragawa-cho, Muroto

Tel
080-2999-5948

Open
11:00-14:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday),
18:00-22:00 (last call 21:30)

Closed
dinner Sundays

An izakaya (Japanese-style pub) run by one of the Tosa binchotan charcoal producers in Muroto. Marvel at the contrast between its stylish, renovated interior and the traditional exterior. Try their local cuisine and binchotan charcoal drink.

Ranman

Ranman

Ranman

Address
2638-2, Murotsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-4212

Open
17:00-22:00

Closed
Sundays and irregularly

This izakaya restaurant is always lively. You’ll need plenty of time to peruse their large selection of dishes. Enjoy an evening in Muroto with a selection of appetizers and drinks. They also have a selection of rice and noodle dishes for those who want a full meal.

Matsuda

Matsuda

Matsuda

Address
2557-1, Murotsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-0069

Open
17:00-22:00 (last call 21:00)

Closed
Sundays

A Japanese kappo restaurant. Reserve a table to enjoy multi-course meals crafted to any budget. Enjoy dishes using local vegetables and fish while gazing at the Japanese garden. Reservations are required.

Muroto Ikkyu

Muroto Ikkyu

Muroto Ikkyu

Address
85-6, Ukitsu, Muroto

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Tel
0887-22-0664

Open
17:00-21:30 (last call 21:00)

Closed
Mondays

A barbeque restaurant. Despite being a fishing town, Muroto has the most tender beef. Ikkyu’s special sauce complements the meat perfectly!