Izakaya Hopping in Okayama: At Omotecho shopping street Enjoy both Japanese and Chinese food



This time, we went to Omotecho Shopping Street, a 6-minute bus ride from Okayama Station.
We enjoyed both Japanese and Chinese food, and it was a very enjoyable barhopping experience!

Please take a look at it to help you choose a restaurant.

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary


The first restaurant we visited was a 3-minute walk from the Shinsaidaiji-cho Station, a streetcar stop.
Here you can enjoy dishes centered on fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea!

The restaurant has both table and tatami room seating, and there is also a second floor.

The seats look like this


There are tables and seats with a relaxed Japanese atmosphere.


Japanese food is available from set menus and kamameshi (Japanese rice pilaf cooked in an iron pot) to snacks!
You can go out for lunch or dinner, or you can go out for a drink like I did!

Cuisine Menu

Set meal with rice cooked in a Kamameshi

Drink Menu

Medium draft beer ¥550

Again, we toasted with beer! The soda, chilled to a crisp, sinks in.

Deep-fried tofu ¥500

My favorite, deep-fried tofu!
It had so much nori on it and grated daikon… it was so good I want to try it again✨

Morokyu (cucumber with miso paste) ¥420 and Hekiten (Soja) ¥770

Various cuts of kikyuri and mechama moromi miso (Miso with a distinctive crunchy texture).
Each cucumber had a different texture depending on how it was cut, which made it fun to eat!
And Soja sake! It was the type of sake that comes crisp but has a slight aroma afterwards.

Spot Outline

Yoikigen is a restaurant located in Kita-ku, Okayama City. The menu includes a wide variety of seasonal dishes, weekday lunch, set meals with kamameshi, set meals with rice, kaiseki cuisine, a la carte dishes, and an all-you-can-drink menu. Seating is available at tables and horigotatsu (Kotatsu to put your feet in).


The second restaurant we visited was a two-minute walk from the Shinsaidaiji-cho Station, a streetcar stop.
Visit a long-established Chinese restaurant established in 1924.

Food samples already look delicious…


The first floor is a spacious restaurant with large tables and chairs!

This is the kind of Chinese cuisine that allows plenty of room on the table even if you order a lot of dishes.

Shochu high, Shikuwasa (Japanese citrus fruit) ¥400

I thought about what to pair with Chinese food, and this time, I went with a refreshing Shikuwasa!
I prefer Shikuwasa to lemons…

Guangdong gyoza (Dumpling) ¥500

The skin is thin and glutinous, and the dumplings are filling inside. The gyoza were so well matched with the vinegar and soy sauce that I finished all five of them in one sitting!

Shochu high, plum ¥400

The second cup was plum! I personally like the combination of Chinese and plum…

Steamed shrimp gyoza ¥500

I enjoyed grilled and steamed gyoza in one day!


I get tired of taking pictures! The menu is so extensive ✨that you can eat whatever you want to eat!

Spot Outline

Kouchinken, located in Omote-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, is a long-established Chinese restaurant established in 1925. You can enjoy Guangdong cuisine that makes the most of the flavors of the ingredients. The restaurant is spacious and has a reputation for being a great place to dine with family and friends.

Momotaro Shoten(桃太郎商店)

The last place we visited was this ramen shop, which can be used as a ramen shop by day and as a tavern by night!


There is a counter and table seating, and the atmosphere of a good ramen restaurant.


This restaurant is a ramen shop by day and a tavern by night!
It is also possible to come here to have a drink and finish off the meal with ramen.

Draft beer: ¥380 per glass

At the end of the day, you’ll want to drink beer again. Beer does not betray you!

Spring roll ¥280

It was so hot that I got burned, so be careful when you eat it…


Spot Outline

Momotaro Shoten is a restaurant located in Omote-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. Ramen and daily set menus are served during the day. At night, it is open as an izakaya with four different flavors of chicken wings as its main attraction. The blue “Kojima Denim Ramen” is highly recommended.

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