Fodor's Expert Review Yubatei Masudaya

$$$ Tosho-gu Japanese

Masudaya started out as a sake maker more than a century ago, but for four generations now, it has been the town's best-known restaurant. The specialty is yuba (tofu skin), which the chefs transform, with the help of local vegetables and fresh fish, into sumptuous high cuisine. The building is traditional, with a lovely interior garden; but meals here are prix fixe, and the assembly-line-style service detracts from the ambience.

Japanese Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch $$$

Quick Facts

439–2 Ishiya-machi
Nikko, Tochigi-ken  321-1405, Japan


Known For:
  • Fresh local ingredients
  • Relaxing environment
  • A perfect place to try yuba tofu cuisine
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Thurs. No dinner, Reservations essential

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