A classy building located along the seafront at the north entrance of Tomonoura.
As you go through the noren (store curtain) waved by the sea breeze, a peaceful and cozy Japanese space will await you. “Kinugasa”, a Japanese kappo-style restaurant opened in 1989 by Kinugasa family, who operates fish wholesale business, offers us fresh seafood meals such as set meals and donburi meals as well as a fine cooked meal fish purchased directly from the fishermen of Tomonoura, or caught in the area, which gets popularity among locals.
The most popular dish among tourists is the sea beam dish such as Tai-chazuke (rice with sea bream and broth poured over it) or Tai-meshi (rice cooked with sea bream). Yet if you come here, pay attention to the hand-writing menu on board as well. Local fish such as “grilled Shirasa shrimp with salt”, “stewed Gincho (sole)” and “Kochi sashimi” are lined up. As the fish change with the stocking of the day, let’s look forward to what will appear in the menu. That’s the great point of eating fish in a port city like Tomonoura.
A thick slice of sashimi that has been carefully served as well as gently stewed dish with an elegant citrus scent, and of course a grilled dish whose taste is further drawn by putting a fire. It is as if local fish are more vivid and show us their taste by being given the careful work of the cooks.
While the chef follows the basic steps for cooking Japanese traditional food, the reason for the popularity of Kinugasa is that you can enjoy simple and friendly fish dishes. One each plate you can see it filled with the feeling that “I want you to eat delicious local fish”, from “the fish shop” who runs wholesale business.
Seasonal Cuisine Kinugasa
Address/ 150-12 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima
Business hour/ 11:30 – 14:00, 18:00 – 21:00, closed on Wednesday
Parking lot/ available