Where to Eat in Okaya: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 19, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Okaya is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 49,758 and a population density of 585 persons per km². Its total area was 85.10 square kilometres.
Things to do in Okaya

1. Unagi Suimon

4-1-30 Kohan, Okaya 394-0034, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-22-7493
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Unagi Suimon

Reviewed By julina-g - Tokyo, Japan

Have you ever noticed differences of the way to cook Unagi between Tokyo (kanto) and Osaka (Kansai)?
Tokyo style unagi is cut from back and steamed. The other hands, osaka style one is cut from belly and never steamed, charcoal-broiled unagi.
In Nagano esp. Okaya, my hometown cooks different, blending way between Tokyo and osaka. Cut from back charcoal-broiled unagi that allowed unagi make it crispy skin and fluffy fresh. Sauce is bit sweeter than the other area's one. So if you don't like too much sweetness, I recommend you to order unagi teishoku. Sauce never poured on top of rice:)
Try liver with hot sake is perfect marriage as well.

2. Kankohso Okaya Honten

5-18-14 Kawagishihigashi, Okaya 394-0045, Nagano Prefecture +81 266-22-2041
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Kankohso Okaya Honten

Reviewed By BoggyJapan - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

うな重松、肝すいに変更し注文。タレが濃いらしいが、そのまま注文。一口目、驚き。甘く、濃く、カリカリ。関東の柔らかあっさりが好きだが、ここはありです。旨い。味変のドレッシングは使わず最後まで美味しく頂きました。食後の玄米茶も〆によい。

3. Akishino

1-9-1 Osachishibamiya, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Asian Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 266-27-9000
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Akishino

Reviewed By クラウディアClaudia - Saitama Prefecture, Japan

【交通】
岡谷インターから5分くらい。駐車場がありますが、県道から入る路地がわかりにくく△状の坂になっているので車高が低い車はおなかを擦るかも。
【お蕎麦】
お庭の設計がとても素晴らしく、狭いエリアも計算されていてきれいです。
こちらではいつも天ざるをいただきます。美味しいお蕎麦です。
天ざるのてんぷらは一般的な海老ではなくかき揚げです。お座敷なので足が悪い人には向きません。

4. Nouvel Bairindo (Honten)

1-11-1 Chuo-cho, Okaya 394-0027, Nagano Prefecture Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 266-22-4085
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Nouvel Bairindo (Honten)

Reviewed By komatan - Yokohama, Japan

「くるみやまびこ」や「諏訪の月」で有名な洋菓子店です。
「くるみやまびこ」はクルミの入ったキャラメルをサクサクした生地で包んでありとても美味です。少し甘さを控えた「くるみやまびこ ライト」や半分の大きさの「くるみやまびこ ハーフ」もあります。
下諏訪店に行きましたが、シュークリームやケーキも色々あり、店内でシュークリームをいただきましたが、生クリーム、カスタードともにおいしかったです。

5. Eel House Of Tenryu

3-22-11 Tenryucho, Okaya 394-0035, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-23-0669
Excellent
22%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Eel House Of Tenryu

Reviewed By yuzokamizawa - Nagano Prefecture, Japan

諏訪湖から天竜川になる場所釜口水門にある、外観は食堂と思わせるうなぎ屋さんです。味は甘めのタレですが凄く美味しかったです。昼間のみの営業みたいで、13時までには入店した方が良いと思います。14時には品切れで閉店になる可能性があるみたいです。夜は営業していません。

6. Hamaushikawa Uoten

3-1-8 Tenryucho, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-22-2531
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 7 reviews

Hamaushikawa Uoten

Reviewed By ShonWata - Singapore, Singapore

I am completely satisfied with their quality food that are the outcomes of their extremely high cooking skills and techniques to serve eel at its best. Once we start working on their dishes, no one was hardly able to chat each other. Their high quality, elegant and extremely tasty dishes made us forget about everything but we all focused on our act of eating!
Yes, the dishes are not very cheap (30-USD or so for a bowl of rice topped with baked eel) but I definitely recommend you visit and enjoy their dishes. It will be unforgettable experience!
The only reason for not giving the full five stars is due to lack of smile. I think the master is a man of full discipline and it should be one way to maintain high standards of the products. However, probably due to this management style, I felt the employees in the shop are a bit nervous and less friendly relative to normal shops in the region. I could be totally wrong with the reason behind. However, customers will have full satisfaction if this minor point is improved because they do excellent job to serve high quality foods.

7. Tasuke

1-6-11 Chuo-cho, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-22-2951
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Tasuke

8. Rairaiken

1-2-8 Chuo-cho, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Asian +81 266-23-3821
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Rairaiken

Reviewed By metronom-hh

近くの市立岡谷美術考古館の展示を見たあと、お昼ご飯に寄りました。
メニューは少ないのですが、ひっきりなしにお客さんが入ってきて、繁盛しているお店見たいですね。限定メニューの黒酢黒ゴマの冷やし担々麺と奨められた焼売を注文しました。ちょっと値段は張るけど、見た目以上にボリュームがあります。お酢も変な後味もなくサッパリ。焼売はちょっと大きめで、醤油よりもテーブルにあるお酢のほうがさらにおいしさ引き立ててくれるかも。ラーメン屋というよりも、お手軽な中華料理屋な感じでとても満足して店を出ました。

9. Arakawa

1-25-18 Kohan, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-22-2455
Excellent
0%
Good
84%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Arakawa

Reviewed By nabetyan - Nagoya, Japan

うな重と特重のねだんは300円しか変わらないので特重を食べましたが、肉厚でほくほくしてておいしかったです。ランチタイムの最後のお客になりましたが嫌な顔もせず接客して頂きました。お店の人に岡谷駅を過ぎたところにある鶴嶺公園でツツジ祭りが開催中で見頃と教えてもらったので寄ってみたけど本当に見たこともないようなツツジにビックリしました。

10. Yakiniku Emmusubi

1723-71 Imai, Okaya, Nagano Prefecture Japanese +81 266-22-5843
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Yakiniku Emmusubi

Reviewed By JAPAN1221 - Tokyo, Japan

コスパがいい岡谷にある美味しい焼肉屋さんです。
一人前の量が多いので、女子二人で行くとあまり食べられません。
野菜を茹でて食べる鉄板が面白いです。
味も美味。

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