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Awaji Island Winter Gourmet Food Recommendations

Here are some Awaji Island gourmet recommendations for the winter season. You can spend a luxurious time by savoring steaks, sukiyaki and other courses using Awaji Island’s pride and joy, Awaji three-year torafugu (blowfish) and Awaji beef, which are high-grade ingredients.

SEIKAIHA Aonoya : “Awaji 3-year Torafugu Gozen

“Awaji 3-year Torafugu Gozen (Blowfish Set)” is recommended as a winter gourmet dish at Aonoya, a Japanese restaurant in SEIKAIHA.
The Awaji 3-year Torafugu Gozen (Blowfish Set) comes with a dedicated box made with Japanese cypress (appetizer, blowfish nigiri, grilled dish), blowfish sashimi, fried blowfish, and blowfish hot pot. It is available until February 28, 2023.

Awaji 3-year torafugu is a top brand of Awaji Island food. It has been cultivated at Fukura Port on the southwestern tip of Awaji Island for about 40 years. It began to show its influence about 20 years ago and has now become a wintertime tradition.

The fish is farmed near the mineral-rich Naruto Straits. The black stripes, characteristic of farmed fish, disappear. The intense rapids nurture the fish, giving it an outstanding crunchiness, deep richness, and rich flavor. The taste is as good as that of wild caught fish.

You can enjoy blowfish in various ways: sushi, grilled, sashimi, deep-fried, and stewed. Zosui (rice porridge) is served at the end of the meal upon request. The price is 11,000 yen (tax included) and advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. three days in advance.

Please note that only those chefs who have a license for cooking blowfish given by each prefecture government are allowed to serve blowfish at a restaurant. There should be no concern regarding poisonous parts of blowfish.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Ao no Ya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Official Web Site https://awaji-seikaiha.com/aonoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve
Operating Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00)
17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00)
Closed: Thursdays

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Ocean Terrace : “Awaji Beef Comparison Full-Course Meal”

Ocean Terrace recommends the “Awaji Beef Comparison Full-Course Meal” as a winter gourmet experience on Awaji Island.
The Awaji Beef Comparison Full-Course Meal comes with an appetizer (vegetable salad), French bread country style, Awaji beef (50g fillet, 50g sirloin, 50g ribeye), seasonal soup, rice, dessert and drink.

Awaji Beef is a top brand of Awaji Island food. It is a name given to beef that meets strict certification requirements from among the Tamba cows born on Awaji Island. There are only 150 to 200 cows of this fantastic level per year.

The beef is characterized by its high quality fat with a low melting point that marbles into the muscle fibers like frost on the ground. When heated, the marbled fat melts and the umami of the lean meat and the aroma of the fat blend delicately, giving it a mellow Wagyu beef flavor.

You can enjoy various cuts of Awaji beef such as filet, sirloin, and ribeye. You can taste the original flavor and sweetness of the meat. The price is 7,000 yen (tax included). Advance reservations are required.

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Name Ocean Terrace
Address 816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Tel 0799-82-1907
Official Web Site https://ocean-terrace-awaji.jp/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/craftcircus-oceanterrace/reserve
Operation Hours Lunch 11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00) / Dinner 17:00~21:00 (L.O.20:00)

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Aman no Shokutaku : “Teppanyaki Full-Course Meal” at Sajiki

Aman no Shokutaku’s Sajiki recommends the “Teppanyaki Full-Course Meal” as a gourmet dish of Awaji Island in winter.
The Teppanyaki Full-Course Meal comes with fig and culatello (Italian dry-cured ham), roasted lobster, 3 kinds of sashimi, abalone in salt pot, 100g Awaji beef sirloin with grilled vegetables, garlic rice, red miso soup and dessert.

Awaji figs fuse nicely with Italian ham. The lobster is rich in sweetness and of high quality. The abalone is soft, crispy and exquisite. The sirloin melts in your mouth with the sweetness of the fat and the deliciousness of the lean meat.
Awaji beef, abalone, island vegetables, and other carefully selected ingredients are grilled in front of your eyes for a performance and a luxurious meal. The price is 15,800 yen (tax included). Advance reservations are required.

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Name Aman no Shokutaku
1F Utage
2F Sajiki
Address 1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel "Utage” 0799-70-9089
“Sajiki” 0799-70-9090
Operation Hours “Utage”: Weekdays 11:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:00) / Sat., Sun. & Holidays 10:30~21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
“Sajiki” 11:00~15:00 / 17:00~21:00 (L.O.19:30) Closed: Tuesdays
Official Web Site https://amannoshokutaku.jp/
Reservations: Utage https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-utage/reserve
Reservations: Sajiki https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-sajiki/reserve

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SEIKAIHA Uminoya : “Winter Special Full-Course Meal”

SEIKAIHA’s Western-style restaurant Uminoya recommends the “Winter Special Full-Course Meal” as Awaji Island’s winter gourmet food.

The special winter full-course meal includes a cold appetizer, hot appetizer, soup, bread, fish dish, palate cleanser, meat dish, and dessert. The offer is available until February 28, 2023.

We only use seasonal ingredients from Awaji Island. Salmon Half-Cooked is served with a yuzu-scented sauce. The smoked Awaji pork is exquisite with haccho miso sauce. The potage of Chinese cabbage and onions is sweet.

The bread is homemade. Yellowtail Confit and Radish Pan-Fried is rich with porcini sauce. The tangerine and lemon granite is tart and refreshing. Roast Awaji Beef is juicy.

In a retro atmosphere from the Meiji era, you can enjoy a Western-style cuisine with a Japanese flavor along with Awaji beef and other seasonal ingredients. The price is 8,580 yen (tax included) for dinner only. Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. the day before.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Umi no Ya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Operation Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00) 14:00~17:00 (Café time) 17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00) Closed: Thursdays
Official Web Site https://awaji-seikaiha.com/uminoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve

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In winter on the west coast of Awaji Island, you can enjoy delicious gourmet food and beautiful sunsets that have been selected as one of the Top 100 Sunsets in Japan. Please come to Awaji Island to taste winter delicacies such as Awaji three-year torafugu (blowfish) and Awaji beef.