Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.
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Canal Café was recommended to be by the owner of Café Rico Roastery and it turned out to be a nice little café located just outside the center of Okayama City.
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If you have ever driven in close proximity of the Kasaoka Horseshoe Crab Museum, you probably noticed Miyama Ramen. Just stop, this place is GOOD!
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I recently wrote about a nice little beer shop located in Kurashiki and they recently moved right in the heart of Bikan in the former Kibidote bar.
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Onsaya café recently opened a new shop in Toiyacho and it’s very different from the original shop located near Okayama station.
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Yoroi Tempura is located in a residential area of Okayama between two busy streets and it’s one of these places where you feel like you are lucky to be eating such great food in such a secretive spot. Somehow, Japan is not a place where location is key, if the food is that good, people will just get there. By the way, yoroi means armor in English.
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I took me a while to go to Cafe Rico Coffee Roastery but it was worth the visit. Please note that Cafe Rico is not a coffee shop, but a full on coffee roaster providing fresh coffee to a myriad of fine coffee shops all over Okayama and Kurashiki. I drank my first cup of Cafe Rico at Cafe Un Deux and it was soon followed by another at Machista.
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Chances are you won’t stumble upon Akari Nagahama ramen shop on your Sunday stroll unless your idea of fun is walking around Tamashima. Akari is one of these places frequented by locals where the food is cheap, plentiful and delicious.
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Machista is now CLOSED
Machista Coffee Shop was very recently recommend to me by the owner of Tsuji Coffee in Kasaoka, so I decided to pay a small visit to this very well located café.
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Café Un deux comme chez vous opens only 12 days a month and I still don’t understand why after going there twice in the same weekend. If you don’t speak French, Un deux comme chez vous means “One Two Like your Home” and the place is indeed very homey. The name might be as weird as the opening hours but after eating their cake, I could not care less.
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I was drinking coffee at Union Bakery in Kurashiki when I met a nice French couple who recommended Yoshida Farm cheese and there is no way in hell I can say no to cheese. If you believe that Japan is not a country for cheese, you should keep up reading.
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I once saw Idehara ramen on a TV show and I decided to visit this little shop located on route 34, right in the heart of Kasaoka city.
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