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Umasshu is an izakaya-style sushi restaurant popular with locals from all walks of life. They serve nihonshu covering every single Nara based brewery and there is even a map so you can see which part of the prefecture the nihonshu hails from.
Umasshu offers a lively atmosphere and a menu packed with not just seafood, but popular Japanese dishes that cover a wide variety of tastes. Amazing value!
Located on Higashimuki Shopping Arcade, just a minute's walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. The entrance is set back from the main street, so keep an eye out for their big red sign board.
Address: 〒630-8215 Nara, Higashimuki Nakamachi, 11 Happo Maruhachi Building
Mon-Thu: 3pM - 10PM
Sat・Sun・Hols: 2pM - 10PM
SUSHI SASHIMI KAKINOHASUSHI
Yataizushi Sanjod-ori is a popular izakaya-style restaurant from Nagoya. The evenings here are very vibrant with a mix of students, tourists and locals.
The menu is packed full of sushi favorites and izakaya-type foods, meaning that even if you're not really a seafood person, there is planty to choose from and an ideal location for a larger group. English menus are available.
Located on Sanjo-dori Street almost equidistant from Kintetsu and JR Nara Stations.
A popular chain-restaurant from Nagoya
An izakaya style, high cost-performace restaurant
5 Piece Sushi Set
Kakinohasushi 7 Pack
Address: 5-2 Higashimuki Nakamachi, Nara, 630-8215
Tsuru has a menu packed full of fabulous seafood favourites, prepared fresh right in front of your eyes. There is also a more private seating section at the back of the restaurant perfect for little gatherings and large groups.
Tsuru has a great selection of lunch deals to choose from to complement its great lineup of sake and full sushi menu. The counter is ideal for the single traveller and watching the sushi chef work his magic up close at high speed is quality entertainment in itself.
Tsuru is a sushi bar located on the second floor of the Nara Nikko Hotel, less than a minute's walk from JR Nara Station.
Tempura & Sushi Set
Address: 〒630-8122 Nara, Sanjohonmachi, 8−1 Hotel Nikko Building, Silkia Nara, 2F
11:30AM-2PM & 4PM-10PM
Mon-Thu: 3pM - 10PM
Friendly sushi bar next door to JR Nara Station
KAKINOHASUSHI HONPO TANAKA
A nara delicacy right in front of the station
Kakinohasushi Honpo Tanaka is chic purveyor of one of Nara's most famous foods. They offer stylish take-out options as well as a space to eat and enjoy a beverage at the further end of the shop.
Tanaka specialises in Kakinohasushi, a delicacy of Nara which is salted sushi with white vinegar wrapped in persimmon leaf. Wrapping the sushi in a persimmon leaf helps to prolong the freshness of the fish and has the added benefit of absorbing various nutrients from the leaf. Kakinohasushi is traditionally just salmon and mackerel, but here you can also enjoy a shrimp version and other fish depending on the season.
Directly opposite the entrance to Kintetsu Nara Station on the Gyoki statue side.