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Yokobachi – Top Restaurant for a Local Kumamoto–Style Meal

Whether you’re in Kumamoto as a resident or a tourist, trying the local food should be top of your to-do list. Each region in Japan has its own specialist dishes, and Kumamoto has some particularly delectable treats to try out. If you want an authentic experience of eating traditional, local food, check out the popular…

Kangaroo and Crocodile Delicacies? Try Them at This Cafe in Kumamoto

Do you feel like you’re eating the same old thing every day? Want to shake it up with something a bit unusual? With a branch in Fukuoka (福岡), you can now also head on down to Kumamoto’s (熊本) new restaurant, Manly Australian Cafe&Bar, to try some unusual items on their Australian-style menu. A popular choice…

In Need of an Escape? Drop by This Cafe and Antique Shop in Kumamoto!

If you’re a traveller, you’ll know that feeling when you stumble onto something special – whether it’s a cafe, shop, restaurant, tourist attraction or scenic spot, in Kumamoto is one such place. Set in a scenic backdrop of rolling hills, this tiny cafe and antiques store is a little slice of heaven that is quite…

Billy Bento: the Best San Francisco Food in Kumamoto

For a small city, Kumamoto sure has a lot of choice when it comes to catering to the cosmopolitan diner. One of the newest additions to Kumamoto’s wide variety of choices is ‘Billy Bento’, a fusion of Western dishes and the Japanese style with a San Francisco flavour. Completely unique, Billy Bento offers authentic flavours,…

Visit this Top Vegetarian Restaurant in Kumamoto: Private Lodge Cafe & Diner

It’s a commonly held misconception that Japan is a great place for vegetarians to live. Sure, for pescatarians (who happily eat fish but stay away from meat products) Japan is a dream come true due to all the delicious and fresh seafood, but for actual vegetarians, it’s just not the case that Japan easily caters…

Mia Pizza, The Best Pizzeria in Kumamoto

For a small city, Kumamoto sure isn’t short of interesting places to eat. Whether you preferences are for delicacies of Japan or abroad, Kumamoto will provide. If pizza is what you’re in the mood for, check out Mia Pizza, located near Route 3. Location Mia Pizza can be found in a roadside trailer close to…

Ruvani, The best Sri Lankan food in Kumamoto

Author’s photo Despite being quite a small city without many foreigners, Kumamoto has a good variety of non-Japanese restaurants for you to try if you need a break from sushi and sashimi. If you like spicy food, Ruvani is the place to go! I’d never eaten Sri Lankan food before. Spicy food is not generally…