Stay Toasty this Winter with Awaji’s Famous Foods

As the chill of winter takes hold on Awaji Island, the island’s popular winter dishes come to the rescue, crafted from locally sourced ingredients. In this article, we tell you where to chow down to warm up on Awaji Island.

Ladybird Road: Shangri-La’s Special Hot Pot & Noodles

Ladybird Road’s colorful townscape conjures fond memories of Europe. Here, you’ll find restaurants serving sushi, shish-kebabs, obanzai (Kyoto-style home-cooking), and hot pot, all made with the island’s local ingredients, along with a marché selling freshly picked vegetables and processed goods.

For a comfortable, warm spot on a cold day, head to Shangri-La on Lady Bird Road. Their hot pot is a standout, allowing you to customize your special sauce from a selection of 10 unique dipping options, including chili soy sauce with garlic, Malaysian barbecue sauce, oyster sauce, and more.

For a delightful, satisfying lunch, try Shangri-La’s special tantan noodles and wonton noodles, complete with handmade dim sum. The wonton float in a light and flavorful clear soup, while spice lovers find the tantan noodle soup with minced meat a thrill for the taste buds. When it comes to warm winter food, hot pot takes center stage, and Shangri-La boasts some of the finest experiences.

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Name Ladybird Road
Address 95-2, Nojima Todoroki, Awaji Shi, Hyogo Ken, 656-1722
Parking lot 44 cars (500 yen/day)
Operation Hours Varies from store to store.
Tel 0799-64-7530

Aonoya: Exquisite Japanese Dining with a Spotlight on Nabe

Located along the west coast of Awaji Island, Aonoya is extremely popular for classic dishes like sushi, tempura, and other Japanese cuisine, each crafted with the finest local ingredients from the island and surrounding sea waters.

In winter, 2 delicacies steal the limelight at Aonoya: three-year-old puffer fish and crab. Try the three-year-old puffer fish as karaage, in nabe hot pot, rice porridge, or a number of other possibilities. This is the perfect winter treat to feel the warmth of true luxury on Awaji Island. Please be aware that these winter goodies sell out fast, so reservations are essential. Be sure to secure your spot promptly.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Aonoya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Website 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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Miele the Garden: The Famous Hot Beef Stew

Discover the charm of Miele the Garden, a beloved, dog-friendly destination with a stunning ocean backdrop. The restaurant introduces a delectable addition to its menu during the winter season, a hearty, traditional beef stew. Ideal for winter cravings, this dish is a must-try for anyone who loves Western cuisine. Crafted with the famously tender Awaji Beef, a highly sought-after brand of beef in Japan celebrated for its richness and flavor.  

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Name miele the DINER
Address 985-1, Nojima Hikinora, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-70-9123
Official Web Site https://miele-the-diner.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/miele-the-diner/reserve
Operation Hours 1F : 11:00 a.m. ~8:00 p.m.(L.O.7:30 p.m.)
2F : 11:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.(L.O.6:30 p.m.)
Closed Tuesdays (Open if it is a holiday)

HELLO KITTY SMILE: Chinese One-pot Courses

Located within the enchanting Hello Kitty Smile facility on Awaji Island, Restaurant Tamatebako is not just a paradise for Hello Kitty fans but also the perfect place for those who love Chinese food. It has an ambiance reminiscent of an overseas resort hotel and offers a spectacular view of the Harimanada Sea. Choose from 7 varieties of one-pot courses. For a healthier option, try the nabe featuring Awaji Island’s specialty, whole onions, and locally sourced seafood. The restaurant seamlessly blends delectable warm winter food, cute design, and stunning views for a perfect dining experience.

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Address 985-1 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC or Hokudan IC on Awaji-Kobe-Naruto Expressway.
Parking Free parking available
Operating Hours Weekdays 11:00~19:00
Sat., Sun, & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00
Please note that each restaurant/café has different operating hours.
Closed Tuesdays
Website https://awaji-resort.com/hellokittysmile/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokitty-smile2restaurant/reserve
Phone Number 0799-70-9037

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