Goya Soup Curry(スープカレー専門店、薩摩剛家)

If you’re in the mood for a slightly different take on your typical thick Japanese curry, aside from going to a Nepalese or Sri Lankan curry restaurant (can’t say I’ve encountered any Indian curry places), Goya curry is an excellent alternative. Of the four shops located around Kagoshima, I have visited the one in Tenmonkan and…

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…

Backerei Danken (バッカラいダンケん)

Backerei Danken is a bakery located five minutes from Kagoshima Chuo station on foot, on the first floor of the same building as L’oro di Napoli (and down the street from Kurokatsutei). It’s a great bakery to drop by for an on-the-go breakfast before riding the train from Chuo station, or to drop in to have a light lunch of…

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…

Gyu do!

BEEF! It’s what’s for dinner (or lunch). This restaurant specializes in all things beef, thus the name, “gyu” (Japanese for beef) and “do” which I suppose can be interpreted as you like. This restaurant serves both lunch and dinner but I’ve only been here for lunch thus far. What caught my eye was the picture…