Juan (寿庵)

Juan is a very nice shabu shabu restaurant that I just discovered is a local chain restaurant (in this case there are only three locations, all in Kagoshima) that’s part of the J-F group that apparently dominates Kagoshima. If you click on the link to the J-F group, you’ll find an English option, but it’s…

Kurokatsutei (黒かつ亭)

If you are in Kagoshima and have not tried tonkatsu (pork cutlets) yet, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon (unless you are following a kosher, halal, or vegetarian diet whereby you can skip this post). You may have already noticed that the staple foods in Kagoshima tend to have “black” in the…

Flowing Noodles (Somen Nagashi)

If you’ve never been to a somen nagashi restaurant in Ibusuki, you’re really missing out. Although the menu is basically the same wherever you go, noodles, sashimi, grilled fish, miso soup, and an assortment of pickles, it really is a great combo, especially in summer. These restaurants are hidden away in the woods which means…

Seattle’s Best Coffee, Yonemori Hospital

Surprisingly delighted by the mocha that found it’s way to my table this morning. Yum yum, a short size chocolate-filled, whip-cream topped bowl of mocha. Indulgent, I know, but considering that I needed an extra boost of energy and I was being spoiled by the speed if the wifi, I figured I might as well…

Vulcano (カンティネッタ ヴルカーノ)

The small Italian restaurant that exclusively serves dinner is located on Gourmet Street (Gurume Douri), on one of the streets parallel to Tenmonkan. The servers, the cooks, the food, and the atmosphere are absolutely lovely although the menu is a bit expensive ranging from about 1,400 – 1,500 JPY for appetizers and starting at 2,500 JPY…

V’tres Plus

I needed a change from the usual rice, pasta, or noodles today, so I went in search of a restaurant serving a nice panini or sandwich. Well, the cafe that I had in mind was closed and the kind of sandwich that I’m always looking for just does not exist in Japan, so finding a decent sandwich…

Welcome to Kagoshima!

If you’re an English speaker working, studying, teaching, traveling or just existing in Kagoshima, welcome to my website! My hope is to create an easy-to-reference website for the English speaker searching for their next foodie adventures in this lovely city. This is an offshoot of Tasty Niigata, a blog that I created when I was first discovering…