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Western Honshu Restaurants

Kawakyo

  • 65 Suetsugu Hon-machi Map It
  • Matsue
  • Japanese
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

This is the best place to try the seven famous delicacies from Shinji-ko: suzuki (or hosho-yaki), sea bass wrapped in washi (paper) and baked over hot coals; unagi (freshwater eel) split, broiled, and basted in sweet soy sauce; shirao, a small whitefish often served as sashimi or cooked in vinegar-miso; amasagi (smelt), teriyaki-grilled or cooked in tempura; shijimi, small black-shelled clams served in miso or other soup;

koi, string-bound, washi-wrapped, steam-baked carp; and moroge-ebi, steamed shrimp. Especially good is the hosho-yaki. The staff is outgoing, as is the regular crowd. Don't forget to request one of the delicious ji-zake (locally made sake) samplers. Try to make reservations at least a few days in advance. Kawakyo is in the block just east of the middle (Matsue Ohashi) bridge, a block north of the river.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

65 Suetsugu Hon-machi, Matsue, Shimane-ken, 690-0843, Japan

Map It

Phone:

0852-22–1312

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Updated 09/20/2013

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