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My Yakiniku preferences: Top of the line- Gyukaku Two Gyukaku restuarants in Joetsu, one in Takada one by the 8. Nice atmosphere, best meat, sometimes in the raffle you can win some candy or charcoal. Cool kids hangout- Yakiniku King. New Yakiniku resturant, has tablet ordering system which is handy. All the young kids come here. Our regular- “Yakiniku by the onsen” (焼肉カルビ屋三夢) The cheapest of the yakiniku, help yourself drink bar (hot strawberry milk), constant Beatles playlist. Has a pretty good loyalty card system. *Special Mention* If you go to Kasugayama Castle Ruins. At the top there are two… Read more »

Sam Haley

We have a Be-1 karaoke in Tokamachi that we often go to! https://g.co/kgs/DT3buQ


There’s a ramen restaurant in Sanjo that’s pretty lit. It’s called Ramen Jun Sanjo and it serves Sanjo style ramen. https://goo.gl/maps/8HeeoqEyAdr

The actual Yasuda Yogurt factory is also a swanky frozen yogurt place where you can enjoy fresh af waffles and yogurt. It’s in Agano. https://goo.gl/maps/AMmTxmG4g3M2

I think it’s on the list but I can’t tell because it won’t open for me, BUT in Gosen there’s a fried chicken restaurant called Torikan. Prepare yourself because that chicken is like crack. https://goo.gl/maps/ZHmJrXg8mNr
And afterwards if you’re feeling like a real fatty, you can enjoy gelato at A la Mode https://goo.gl/maps/m9sTQvRDoTu

Daniel Taylor-Protopapa

There’s a divinely delicious ramen place in Aga which is my personal fave, called Toenro: https://goo.gl/maps/TRTbsJ5wRwz
Then you’ve got Toride in Gosen, some very good chashumen: https://goo.gl/maps/HQrkBKNCCfA2
It’s right next to a pretty sweet okonomiyaki/monjayaki place (Monjamura), which has a tabe/nomihoudai menu, too, and is always full so pls book beforehand: https://goo.gl/maps/n2ewy4SE6MR2
In Kamo there’s a very good ramen shop called Shin: https://goo.gl/maps/US5aBnJbE152
Aga also has a great katsu place, by the name of Katsu Maru: https://goo.gl/maps/9drtS7oWr742
Oh, I almost forgot, there’s a place in Agano that does some delicious miso ramen (shop is called Hisago): https://goo.gl/maps/WRaWkWpJR8x

I like ramen.


Omihideya: Showa-era Izakaya near Naoetsu Station

Men Gurui: Delicious ramen shop with tons of delicious chicken-based broth soup. Super delicious. Recommend by my students as well.


A bit more about Omihideya: Delicious kushikatsu with of the best items I’ve eaten in Japan. Meat-wrapped green pepper skewers filled with cheese.

You can also find Denki-buran here. A type of old-fashioned Japanese brandy, which was the first foreign-born alcohol made and sold in Japan.

Tom Jenkins

For sushi, it’s already on the map but I will endorse 軍ちゃん, Gunchan in Naoetsu. Their speciality is 海鮮石焼飯 kaisendonisiyakimeshi; kaisendon with a Korean twist- served cooking in hot iron bowl. Along with the usual, traditional sushi offerings (including daily/seasonal specials) they also have a selection of more izakaya-type fare. https://goo.gl/maps/VjQH4buC7T92 There’s also すし芳, sushiyoshi in Myoko. I was turned on to this place by Luke, one of the ALTs that worked in the area. The itamae is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Sushi is great. better than Tomizushi at a similar price point. https://goo.gl/maps/EEdLEF6fzuu For ramen: あづまやらーめん is possibly my favourite place for… Read more »

Tom Jenkins

Also milk a goat and eat goat’s milk ice cream at https://goo.gl/maps/xpcgUNXZaun ファーミーランド, Uragawara.

Tom Jenkins

The owner of Gotham Burger, Nagaoka https://goo.gl/maps/15q68d8EdCR2 is a cyclist when he’s not serving burgers. So that earns him bonus points. The speciality is THE Gotham Burger, a patty with numerous toppings served in a black bun. A good selection of tasty burgers here.