Yoshikawa Japanese Restaurant in Nagoya, Japan

October 25th, 2012By Category: Food & Dining, Travel

I really enjoyed eating at this restaurant, but the service and interior decoration is what really brought everything together. For a special occasion this restaurant would be a great choice…and I was told that if you come here for lunch it is more affordable!

The place setting at the restaurant was hand drawn by the owner. I don’t know if she does each one by hand or if she makes a few and then recopies them on other place settings, but they are beautiful and original!

The Food

This had shirako in a sweet tangy soy like sauce.

A clear broth with fish and potato (?) ball with a piece of carrot and bamboo shoot. Very simple and natural flavors, but it was a delicious combination.

The bento. Everything in here was really good, but my favorite was the egg and cheese cake like thing. It tasted kind of like a cheesecake, but not as sweet. I wouldn’t mind eating a block of that! I wish they gave you options for seconds, because I would have asked for more of that.

I want to say this is a fish called Tai, but I am horrible with fish names. All I know is that it was a light flavored fish that went really well with pairings you see here. I had 2 options to roll it with these little brown salty seaweed like things and green onion (my favorite option by the way) or with the spicy grated Japanese radish in soy sauce.

Teriyaki Yellowtail with nagaiimo and yuzu on top. There was no rice with this dish, but as long as you ate it with the nagaiimo it was fine. This was really good! The yellowtail just melts in your mouth.

This was a little more on the salty side because of the sauce, but it was so good! It had a crunchy crust, but it was very soft in the middle. This was my second favorite dish!

The last of the course! I was pretty full by this point, but the clams in the soup were delicious! I also couldn’t pass up the rice with green peas inside. This was the first time I had rice with green peas inside unless it was fried rice. lol

Of course there was dessert! It had a light flavor with fresh fruit in a jelly with egg custard on the bottom. Personally, I would have liked a little more custard, but it probably would have overpowered the flavors of the fruits.

Author of this article

Victoria Marie Hurd

Victoria blogs on Victoriainjapanland about places that she visits. Most are in Japan, but also about other countries that she visits. She has been blogging since she moved to Nagoya in 2010. She enjoys using her photos to show the interesting sights that she encounters in her travels. When she isn't taking photographs she is working as an English instructor and daydreaming of places that she can go to to take photos. She resides in Nagoya with her Japanese boyfriend and her cat.

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  • leslie nguyen says:

    Hand drawn eh? That’s amazing! Great experience from your point of view in the article!! Thanks.


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