Issaku(一昨)

I have been to a lot of Japanese restaurants around Japan. I switched over to a tourist visa after finishing a stint as an English teacher on the JET program and ate my way from Hokkaido to Kagoshima. I am pretty sure that I never tried any of the dishes that I had at Issaku….

Cafe Lakan (カフェラカン)

Cafe Lakan is a small cafe and bar that you can find right across from Kyoken Park which is a five to ten minute walk away from Kagoshima Chuo station. It’s a lovely lunch spot with large windows, spacious seating, and relatively inexpensive menu options. You can check out the lunch options that range from a…

Mekkemon (めっけもん)

My favorite sushi restaurant of all time. Everyone should go here at least once if they visit Kagoshima (and are not completely against the idea of fresh, raw fish). The actual cuts of fish that you get served here are significantly larger than those you would get at any other conveyer belt sushi restaurant, and…