Seafood Lunch on Awaji Island: Five Recommended Restaurants

A Restaurant with a Spectacular View Serving Delicious Barbecue and Seafood Bowls

Craft Circus

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.

Seafood included in a set of barbecue (items change depending on availability)

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.

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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).
Parking 80 spaces
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)
Tel 0799-82-1855
Website https://awajicraftcircus.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/craftcircus/reserve

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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?

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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
Website 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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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.

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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
Website https://frenchnomori.jp/
Reservations https://frenchnomori.jp/reservation/
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~

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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

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Location Seikaiha
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Phone Number 0799-70-9020
Website https://awaji-seikaiha.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway. 15 minutes by car from Hokudan IC.
Parking 50 spaces

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Authentic Italian Cuisine Including Fish Dishes

Ristorante Scuola

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.

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Name Nojima Scuola
Adress 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Website https://www.nojima-scuola.com/
Reservations 2F Ristorante Scuola
Tel 0799-82-1820
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
Lunch 11:00~15:00
Café 15:00~18:00

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)

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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.