Beone (ベオーネ )

Beone is a fantastic Italian restaurant and one of my favorite restaurants of all time. From the grilled vegetables served with a garlic olive oil sauce to the pizza fresh from the wood fired pizza oven to the flavorful pasta dishes, this is a win on all fronts. (Just looking at the photos makes me…

Tomatonomi (トマトの実)

Fresh handmade pasta is a level above your typical dried noodle and once you’ve tried it you might never want to eat that dried stuff again. This little restaurant near Aratahachiman station (street trolley stop) in the area of the city called kishaba serves a number, albeit limited, of appetizing pasta dishes. I have to emphasize here that the restaurant…

L’oro di Napoli (ロロ ディ ナポリ)

Craving a delicious brick oven pizza? This Italian restaurant smells like pizza heaven and could become your pizza safe haven. This restarant serves both lunch and dinner and is packed in the evenings. I’ve heard that you absolutely have to make a reservation for dinner but I slyly slipped in on a Tuesday evening an…

Tomato Ramen (麺屋とまと 天文館店)

I was skeptical of this place at first as I typically try to find balanced meal options rather than ramen  that I avoid due to the excessive salt content. Nonetheless, ramen is a guilty pleasure that I allow myself to indulge in every now and then. The best way to describe the food here is…

CLOSED Trattoria Bruno, Yonemori Hospital (トラットリーア ブルーノ)

Located on the second floor of Yonemori Hospital in Yojiro, Trattoria Bruno offers some of the best Italian food in Kagoshima city. If you’ve had the chance to dine at Vulcano near Kagoshima Chuo Station, you can expect the same level of deliciousness, and you might even recognize some faces. This restaurant exclusively serves lunch (as its counterpart…