Fodor's Expert Review Inaka-ya
Seasonal seafood and regional specialties dominate the menu here, with dishes like wappa-meshi (rice steamed in a wooden box with toppings of salmon, chicken, or crab) making for an inexpensive and excellent lunch and, depending on the season, more elaborate dinner courses including yanagi karei hitohoshi-yaki (grilled flounder), nodo-guro shioyaki (grilled blackthroat seaperch), and buri teriyaki (yellowtail). Inaka-ya, which closes between lunch and dinner from 2:30 to 5, is found in the heart of Furu-machi, the local eating and drinking district.
Niigata, Niigata-ken 951-8063, Japan
- Rock oysters from May to August
- Grilled sweetfish from June to September
- Excellent sashimi assortments