Casual restaurants

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Here are some casual restaurants nearby the hotel, where hotel staff often go for lunch & dinner. Maybe nothing special, but you will know how tasty Okayama is when it comes to the ordinary food.

You will find many local restaurants around Koraku Hotel. 

So enjoy local cuisine to your heart's content. 

Here are 10 casual restaurants recommended by hotel staff.



Local specialite is a traveller's delight!

You can enjoy a variety of cuisines lavishly prepared with all fresh delicacies

from both land and sea of Okayama.

It's on 2nd floor of Koraku Hotel.


TEL 81-86-221-7111

2F of Okayama Koraku Hotel

5-1, Heiwa-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi

Open 11:30-14:30 (LO14:00)  17:00-21:30(LO21:00)

(Breakfast is served for our guests only.)


②Nomura (Katsu-Don)

Their speciality is a bowl of white rice topped with deep fried pork in  demi-glace sauce

or eggs and soup.

You can try them both if you order "half and half".

Buy a ticket from a vending machine to order menu. 


TEL 81-86-222-2234

Nomura Build.1F

1-10, Heiwa-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi

Open 11:00~21:00



③Tempura OYOBE

This is a set of Tempura "Anago" Teishoku, 1500 yen.

"Anago" means conger eel, which is one of the most famous fish of Seto Inland Sea.

A set without Anago conger eel is 1000 yen, served with deep fried shrimps, vegetables and sweet potato.

add. 5-23, Heiwa-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken, Japan
TEL 81-86-223-6060
open 11:30~14:00   18:00~22:00
closed Sundays & First Mondays
location Go out from Okayama Koraku Hotel to turn left, walk by the canal for 1-min. to the south, you will find it on your left.




④Kamon S


Okonomi-yaki is unsweetened pancake with various ingredients inside,

it is cooked on a hot plate settled on the table. 

Okonomi-yaki contains flour mixture, egg, minced cabbage, and other ingredients like meat or seafood, if you want all in one, "Kamon Yaki" is my recommendation. 

Also Yaki-Soba (fried thin noodles), or thicker noodles: Yakki-Udon is good for those who love noodeles.

Well, amongst all I like Hormone Yaki-Soba best.

Season it with white powder put on the table, this powder has a flovour of garlic and・・・miracle!  

Makes every food even more delicious.



2-22, Honmachi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi

Open 12:00~22:00


⑤Hanaya  -Chinese-

Fried rice with eggs and lettuce.

Substantial amount of vegetables are used in a plate,

this fried rice, Cha-Han is healthy and good flavor. 

They have a few individual rooms to eat in if required.

Set menues and a la carte menus are available.

Enjoy Chinese cuisine with fresh vegetables produced in farms in Okayama.


TEL 81-86-224-8802

Honmachi-Plaza Build. 1F 8-15, Honmachi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi

Open 11:30~14:00 17:00~22:00




Front staff, Mr. Ihori's favorite!

Noodles and rice are chopped and cooked together on a hot plate with tasty sauce,

fried egg is placed over it.

This is the Omu-meshi-chan!

"A nice menu accompanied with Shochu!" he says. 


TEL 81-86-231-1859

4-21, Togiya-cho, Kita-ku,Okayama-shi

Open 11:00~22:00

Closed on Fri. Sun.


⑦Mizutani  -Soba-japanese noodles-


Home made buckwheat Soba noodles are served hot or cold.

You will enjoy its subtle flavour.

Tofu, eggs, and rice balls are nice to order with the Soba noodles.

This is the traditional Japanese noodles we all ever love.


TEL 81-86-226-8266

Oshige Buid.1F, Saiwai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi 4-26

Open 11:00~17:00  onweekdays

        11:00~19:00 on Sut. Sun. and Holidays


⑧Matsushita Udon

Thick noodles with non chemical condiments

Choose from・・・hot noodles in hot soup, hot noodles in cold soup,

cold noodles in hot soup, or cold noodles in cold soup.

Well, I go for COLD noodles in HOT soup!

and some crispy Tempra for topping. The simplest is always the best!


TEL 81-86-227-0012

Oka-build. Ichiba, Nodaya-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama

By the market called Oka-bild. Ichiba.


⑨Nishi no Maru

Local foods at Casual restaurant

We go very often to this Izakaya restaurant for lunch, it's open at night as well.

A set menu is available from ¥1100 for lunch.

Enjoy a selection of very local dishes. 


TEL 81-050-5869-1341

Located on 1F of the back of Benefit Hotel.

Closed irregularly

        11:30~14:00 (L.O.14:00)




⑩Toukason -Chinese-Beijing style-

Noodles with prawns and vegetables. (Ebi-soba)

Many business persons come to this restaurant for lunch,

price is not expensive at all, besides the food is always superb.

Open for lunch and dinner.


TEL 81-86-233-1015

10-16, Honmachi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi 

Open except Wednesday