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…

Treduno Cafe & Garden

This cafe is hidden away on one of the side streets as you approach Tenmonkan from Kagoshima-chuo station. It’s easy to miss so watch out for a chalk signboard sitting at the bottom of a staircase to a building that appears to be a concrete garage with a large window on the second floor. In…

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…