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What to Eat in Tottori

Index

  • Crabs

  • Tottori Beef

  • Sashimi/ Seafood

  • Pear, Pear Soft Cream, and Pear sweets

  • Healthy Countryside Meals

  • Crabs

    Crabs

    Crabs

    If you are visiting Tottori, you can’t leave without having crab. Their snow crab, the Matsuba, draws crowds from abroad and from all over Japan during the winter season. And rightly so! This delicacy is jam-packed with tender crab meat that will enrich your palette with a slightly sweet sensation.

    The best areas to grab the Matsuba crab are in Sakaiminato and Tottori Harbour. Our favorite place to dine with our finely clawed crustacean was at Genkitei restaurant in Sakaiminato. If you are looking to prepare it yourself, you can purchase fresh crab and other seafood at Nakaura Fish Market nearby.

    While most people seek out the whole crab, there are countless ways to prepare the Matsuba crab in Tottori. Think of how donburi, crab bentos, crab cakes and many other preparations will infiltrate your dreams with their succulent appeal. You will leave Tottori with more than beautiful memories; you will have tasted the greatness of the Matsuba crab.

  • Tottori Beef

    Tottori Beef

    Tottori Beef

    Apart from crab, Tottori beef is yet another food you cannot miss while traveling here. Take your pick of shabu shabu or teppanyaki. For us, we went with the latter at Fuumon Teppanyaki seen above.

    Our set course meal had the juiciest of beef with our favorite sides. Prices vary according to the size of the steak. Not only was our meal just right, we had the pleasure of enjoying a special trick from the chef: While grilling the meat, the chef fires up a massive flame and quite literally, engulfs the beef in its sizzle. What an experience! We are strong believers that dining is more than the ingredients and meal. The atmosphere and engagement with the staff and other guests is all necessary for maximum enjoyment. And Fuumon Teppanyaki did not disappoint.

  • Sashimi/ Seafood

    Sashimi/ Seafood

    Sashimi/ Seafood

    It’s no surprise that Tottori is also known for the freshness of its seafood. Located on the Sea of Japan coast, the numerous restaurants and hospitality spots take their pick of the daily catch. Our recommendation for experiencing this freshness is down at Hamazushi located next to Tottori Harbour. It sits directly next to Guesthouse Shanti.

    Apart from the deliciousness of the fish, the service of the owner was absolutely grand. We felt cared for and grateful for the friendliness of the locals as well.

  • Pear, Pear Soft Cream, and Pear sweets

    Pear, Pear Soft Cream, and Pear sweets

    Pear, Pear Soft Cream, and Pear sweets

    Did you know that Tottori Prefecture is the area for Asian pear? When traveling throughout the region you will run into fresh pears for sale, as well as pear soft cream. We grabbed a cone of this unique flavor at an omiyage shop at the Tottori Sand Dunes.

  • Healthy Countryside Meals

    Healthy Countryside Meals

    Healthy Countryside Meals

    If you are looking for something a bit more down-to-earth and hearty, look no further than set lunches at Cafe Berry. Located directly next to the Aoya Washi Studio, you can taste vegetables pulled from the owner’s parents’ farm. With the heart-warming feel of a countryside meal and the comfortable atmosphere emitted by the owner, you’re sure to feel right at home.

    Tottori
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashihonjichou
    Phone
    Genkitei
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Taishoumachi 38
    Phone
    0859423551
    Tairyo Market Nakaura Fisherman's Wharf (Union of Kansai Government's Regional Direct Sales Outlet)
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Takenouchidanchi 209
    Phone
    0859451600
    風紋
    Address
    鳥取県鳥取市弥生町338
    Phone
    0857-24-4339
  • HAMAZUSHi
    Address
    2-38, Chiyomi, Tottori-shi, Tottori, 680-0911
    Phone
    0857321077

    Update date:2019/03/24

    Beri
    Address
    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Aoyachouyamane 313
    Phone
    0857860515
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