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Shosui-tei (Japanese restaurant)

Shosuitei is on the 2nd floor of Ohashikan, the oldest ryokan (Japanese style inn) in Matsue. They serve traditional and local cuisine and cater for vegetarians. (The ryokan is run by James, a native speaker of English. ) 40 Suetsugu-honmachi, Matsue Tel: (English) 090-5707-2165 English website

Cruising Diner Riverview 

English: Menu available and English spoken Cruising Diner Riverview is just a short walk north from Matsue station and overlooks the Ohashi River. It offers a selection of western and Japanese dishes, many using locally grown ingredients and a large selection of fine wines. Looking out of the restaurant window you feel like you are [...]


Great for vegetarians!

Teien-saryo Minami (Japanese restaurant) 

English menu available. Can prepare meals for vegetarians. Teien-saryo is part of Minamikan, one of Matsue’s most famous ryokans (Japanese inn). They serve a variety of sets including the traditional Japanese full course Kaiseki. Dishes include fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. The interior is all in traditional Japanese style, and you enjoy a course at [...]

Shangri-La (Japanese/Western/buffet) 

English menu available and English spoken. Shangri-La is part of Tokyu Inn, a major hotel just in front of Matsue Station (North side). The restaurant serves Japanese courses containing grilled, boiled, fried and vinegared dishes, and also Western style dishes including steak and curry and a course containing seafood and meat dishes, bread and dessert. They also have [...]

Konekko-ya (Japanese restaurant) 

Konekko-ya serves a variety of dishes made with local ingredients, especially those from Lake Shinji which is just across from the restaurant. Dishes include a shijimi clam pizza and grilled sea bass. The restaurant has great views across the lake! Opening Times: Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm / Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm. (Last orders at 9:30pm.) Open [...]

Rise-in (Rai-jin) (Izakaya/bar) 

English menu available Rise In is a modern style  izakaya and bar with a wide selection of Japanese, Asian and Western dishes and drinks. It is very popular, even on weekdays, and is one of the few izakayas in Matsue that stays open until the early hours. Opening Times: 5:00pm – 3:00am. Open all year round. Getting There: [...]

Nekko-ya (Japanese restaurant) 

English menu available. Nekko-ya is located on the edge of the entertainment district Isemiya, opposite the Ohashigawa River. It mainly serves local seasonal seafood. The restaurant is part of the Nekko Group which has two other restaurants in Matsue. Opening Times: Lunch: 11:30am – 2:00pm. Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm (Last orders at [...]

Nekko (Japanese restaurant) 

English menu available. Nekko is located very near to the South Exit of Matsue Station. It serves local seafood such as shijimi clams from Lake Shinji and raw Shimane beef. The restaurant is part of the Nekko Group which has two other restaurants in Matsue. Opening Times: Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm / Dinner: 5:00pm – [...]

Kyoragi (Seafood) 

English menu available and they can prepare meals for vegetarians. Kyoragi serves various sets made up of local seafood from Lake Shinji, Nakaumi Lagoon and the Sea of Japan, and uses organic vegetables. The courses include seafood, sushi, sashimi and Japanese beef sets, and they also serve rice dishes, such as rice topped with shrimp or seasonal [...]

Izumo (Sushi) 

English menu for 2 courses available. Izumo is a small restaurant with counter seats from where you can watch the chefs at work. It serves courses of local seafood and seasonal ingredients which include nigiri-sushi, rolled sushim miso soup and fruit. Opening Times: Lunch: 11:30am- 2:00pm / Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm. (Closed on Mondays, or [...]

Tachibanaya (Soba/udon noodles) 

 English menu available Tachibanaya is located in one of Matsue’s entertainment districts and stays open quite late to cater for the late-night drinkers. They serve traditional Izumo soba, udon and soba dishes topped  with chicken or shrimp, and some rice bowl dishes. Opening Times: Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm / Night: 6:00pm – 1:00am 2-64 Higashi-honmachi, Matsue [...]