Table of Contents
- A Restaurant with a Spectacular View Serving Delicious Barbecue and Seafood Bowls
- Pirate Cuisine with Boldly Prepared Seafood from Awaji Island
- A Full-Course Meal Including a Course with Seasonal Seafood
- Western-Style Restaurant with Plenty of Seasonal Seafood
- Authentic Italian Cuisine Including Fish Dishes
A Restaurant with a Spectacular View Serving Delicious Barbecue and Seafood Bowls
Craft Circus is a seaside market and restaurant. There are two restaurants, one of which, Awaji Island Kaiou Market, offers seafood barbecue, where fresh Awaji Island seafood is taken from a 4-meter-long fish tank and processed on the spot.
There are two sets of barbecue to choose from. Both sets include Awaji beef, today’s seafood and Awaji vegetables. Today’s seafood includes squid, shrimp, shellfish, and so on depending what is available on the day. One of the sets includes abalone in addition . You can enjoy a barbecue on the casual and open terrace.
Families, couples, and friends can enjoy Hamayaki barbedue while basking in the pleasant sea breeze. The seafood caught in the coastal waters of Awaji Island is fresh and vibrant, so be sure to try it. In addition, Craft Circus has other restaurant serving pizza, burgers and paella, a market selling local farm products and Awaji Island souvenirs, and a shop selling goods made in Japan and overseas.
|Address||2-2 Nojima-Hirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724|
|Access||15 minutes by car from Awaji IC on Awaji-Kobe-Naruto Expressway. 10 minutes by car from Iwaya Port (Jenova Line Ferry).|
|Business Hours||Weekdays: 10:30-20:30 (last order 19:30)
Weekends/Holidays: 9:30-20:30 (last order 19:30)
|Closed||Thursdays (excluding national holidays)|
Pirate Cuisine with Boldly Prepared Seafood from Awaji Island
Aman no Shokutaku “Utage”
Aman no Shokutaku are divided into “Utage” on the first floor and “Sajiki” on the second floor. At Utage, the famous “Awaji Island Pirate Platter”, a bold platter of seasonal seafood caught in the waters around Awaji Island, is served.
Other dishes such as sashimi platters are also offered.
Seafood such as lobster, turban shell, abalone, oysters, snapper, tuna, and salmon are beautifully arranged. A large platter (for 6 to 7 persons) and a medium platter (for 4 to 5 persons) are available for families, couples, and friends to share.
The contents of the menu will vary depending on the seafood caught on the day, so if you would like to know in advance, please contact the restaurant. The price is 18,800 yen (including tax) for the large platter and 12,800 yen (including tax) for a medium platter. Why not enjoy a pirate cuisine with so many kinds of fresh seafood?
|Name||Aman no Shokutaku
|Address||1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726|
|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
A Full-Course Meal Including a Course with Seasonal Seafood
Auberge French Forest
Auberge French Forest is a restaurant that also offers overnight stays. It consists of three restaurants with different French styles of cuisine and atmospheres. The full-course menu includes a fish course with seasonal seafood from Awaji Island.
Although the fish courses vary depending on the season, you can enjoy French cuisines prepared by Japanese chefs using Awaji beef and other fresh ingredients from Awaji Island as well as other specialty seafood and produce from various areas of Japan.
|Name||Auberge “French Forest”|
|Address||2593-8 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301|
|TEL||La Rose 0799-70-6062
Prince Etoile 0799-70-6061
Grand Baobab 0799-70-6063
|Operation Hours||Lunch – 11:30~15:30 (Last Entry: 13:00)
Dinner – 17:30~21:30 (Last Entry: 19:00)
|Menu||A Full-Course Lunch ￥7,000～/ A Full-Course Dinner ￥10,000～|
Western-Style Restaurant with Plenty of Seasonal Seafood
SEIKAIHA – Uminoya
SEIKAIHA is a theater and restaurant consisting of four establishments. The Western-style restaurant “Uminoya” offers a variety of fish and meat courses, using seasonal seafood and vegetables.
While there is an extensive a la carte menu as described above, special full-course menus are also available for each season: a spring special full-course meal from March to May, one for summer from June to August, one for autumn from September to November, and one for winter from December to February. All of these full-course meals are very satisfying with seasonal ingredients from Awaji being used to the fullest.
In addition, SEIKAIHA has other restaurants: Aonoya, a Japanese restaurant serving sushi and tempura and Kosyunoya, a store and bar serving vintage Japanese sake (aged sake). It also has a theater, Namonotei, which presents musicals, rakugo, ballet, and classical music
|Address||70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723|
|Access||10 minutes by car from Awaji IC on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway. 15 minutes by car from Hokudan IC.|
Authentic Italian Cuisine Including Fish Dishes
Nojima Scola is a complex facility that includes a restaurant, a marché, a cafe, and a store. The Italian restaurant “Ristorante Scuola” offers full-course meals including fish dishes such as shirasu, pike conger, torafugu (Tiger Puffer), sea urchin, Spanish mackerel, and sakura trout.
All the full-course meals are seasonal using seasonal seafood, vegetables, fruit and Awaji Island meats such as Awaji Beef for a limited time only.
Nojima Scuola has a bakery popular for its freshly baked bread, a marché selling farm produce and local specialties, a café where you can enjoy eating and drinking with your dog, and a zoo featuring kissing alpaca, so please visit this facility with its many attractions.
|Adress||843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721|
|Reservations||2F Ristorante Scuola
|Operation Hours||1F Marché /Bakery: Weekdays 10:30~19:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00
1F Café Scuola: Weekdays Lunch 11:00~14:00/ café 14:00~18:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays breakfast 10:00~11:00
2F Ristorante Scuola: 11:30~15:30 (in by 14:00) / 18:00~21:30 (in by 19:30)
Outdoor Zoo: Weekdays 11:00~16:00
Sat., Sun. & Public Holidays 10:00~16:00 (13:00~14:00 animals in recess)
Closed: Wednesdays (Open on Public Holidays)
There are many restaurants on Awaji Island that make the most of the seafood caught in the waters around Awaji Island in a variety of ways, such as beach barbecue, pirate platters, and French courses. They cater to a variety of occasions for couples, friends, and families, so be sure to try a seafood lunch on Awaji Island.