Fodor's Expert Review Nakazushi

$$$ Abashiri Japanese

Rotarian Kanio Nakano presides over the catch of the day in a small restaurant, run for 50 years by the same family. Take a seat at the wooden counter, over which Nakano-san offers you whatever seafood is in season. Tsuchi-kujira (Baird's beaked whale) is sometimes on the menu, but Nakano-san can make substitutions if you let him know your no-whale preference (say "no kujira").

Japanese Casual Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Minami 2 Nishi 2
Abashiri, Hokkaido  093-0012, Japan


Known For:
  • Grilled seafood such as plump scallops (hotate)
  • Sushi sets
  • Seafood donburi, a bowl of rice topped with sea urchin (uni), salmon roe (ikura) or other in-season produce

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