As Valentine’s Day approaches, have you finalized your plans? Awaji Island, just an hour’s drive from Osaka or 30-min drive from Kobe, offers various romantic restaurants ideal for Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner. Consider a short trip for a scenic drive and a delightful meal on this special day with your loved ones. Explore some romantic Valentine’s Day dining options on Awaji Island in this article.
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Luxurious Valentine’s Day Dining Experience at Auberge “French Forest”
Among the many restaurants on Awaji Island, Auberge stands out as a highly recommended choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day dining experience. Located in a quiet area, this restaurant offers three distinct buildings, each presenting a unique concept of French cuisine. The charming structures, surrounded by the island’s lush nature and complemented by a horse-drawn carriage in the garden, create a fairy-tale ambiance perfect for your Valentine’s Day dining experience.
For special Valentine’s Day dining, consider trying their exclusive winter-limited full-course meal available until the end of February. This special experience showcases the winter seafood of Awaji Island, featuring highlights such as three-year old torafugu (tiger puffer) and winter truffles, a symbolic ingredient in French cuisine. With an elegant presentation, the culinary experience assures a memorable celebration on Valentine’s Day.
|Auberge “French Forest”
|2593-8 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
|La Rose 0799-70-6062
Prince Etoile 0799-70-6061
Grand Baobab 0799-70-6063
|Lunch – 11:30~15:30 (Last Entry: 13:00)
Dinner – 17:30~21:30 (Last Entry: 19:00)
|A Full-Course Lunch ￥7,000～/ A Full-Course Dinner ￥10,000～
Elegant Valentine’s Day Dining at Ristorante Scuola
For an Italian culinary experience for your Valentine’s Day dining on Awaji Island, consider Ristorante Scuola. Supervised by Masayuki Okuda, recognized among the world’s top 1000 chefs, this restaurant, the first one offering his cuisine in the Kansai area, is known to serve elegant Italian dishes using Awaji Island’s local ingredients. Currently hosting a limited-time strawberry fair, the restaurant features a special menu incorporating Awaji Island’s famous large strawberries in appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.
With the added touch of live piano music and ocean views, Ristorante Scuola provides a romantic and slightly retro atmosphere, creating an ideal setting for a memorable Valentine’s Day dining experience.
|843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
|Official Web Site
|11:30 a.m.~3:30 p.m. (in by 2:00 p.m. & L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m.~9:30 p.m.(in by 7:30 p.m. & L.O. 7:30 p.m.)
Romantic Western-style Valentine’s Day Dining at SEIKAIHA Uminoya
SEIKAIHA Uminoya offers a romantic and elegant Valentine’s Day dining experience where a Western cuisine from the Meiji era, interpreted in a Japanese way, is made from Awaji Island’s local ingredients. The restaurant carefully selects antique furnishings and a dazzling chandelier made of Venetian glass, creating a sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of a guest house from the Meiji era. The interior sets the stage for a special Valentine’s Day dining experience and the amazing ocean views add a special touch.
For a truly enchanting Valentine’s Day dining experience, consider the highly recommended European Romantic Full-Course Meal, featuring three main course options, including a juicy Hamburg steak and a selection of nostalgic retro pudding for dessert.
Elevating the dining ambiance, professional musicians, including a piano player, perform in the restaurant. The harmonious blend of beautiful music and dining guarantees that your Valentine’s Day at Uminoya will be a truly wonderful one.
|70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
|10 minutes by car from Awaji IC on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway. 15 minutes by car from Hokudan IC.
Satisfying Valentine’s Day Meal With Awaji Beef and Wine at Aman no Shokutaku
For Valentine’s Day dining complemented by wine, Aman no Shokutaku is a recommended choice. The second-floor restaurant Sajiki is a teppanyaki restaurant offering an experience where you can savor Awaji beef, the pride of the island, while witnessing the chef’s expert teppanyaki performance right before your eyes.
At Aman no Shokutaku, the experience is elevated with a selection of over 100 kinds of wines. The knowledgeable sommelier chooses pairings that complement both the dishes and the preferences of the customers, ensuring a personalized wine selection. Imagine the joy of a Valentine’s Day dining experience with your loved one, accompanied by a carefully chosen wine.
|Aman no Shokutaku
|1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
|“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
In this article, we have showcased a selection of lunch and dinner restaurants on Awaji Island perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration. Each venue offers a wonderful atmosphere, providing an ideal setting for spending this special day. Feel free to refer to these recommendations for your romantic Valentine’s Day dining experience.