This time we would like to introduce “Oshokujidokoro Bonten” located in Toba City, Mie Prefecture.
This restaurant is located on the seashore overlooking Ise Bay and offers a great location for enjoying seafood. Seafood served this close to the sea is fresh and delicious, so there is no reason why the menu should not be delicious. Here is a report on “Bonten,” a wonderful encounter in a tranquil port town.
The restaurant is located in Toba City, Mie Prefecture
Restaurant Bonten is located in Aisaki-cho, Toba City, Mie Prefecture. Toba City is located in the center of Mie Prefecture and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and abundant nature. For this reason, Toba City has many tourist attractions and is popular among tourists. It is also a great driving spot as it has both the sea and mountains, and is easily accessible from the Kinki region.
It is located about 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes by bus from downtown Toba. Parking is available, making access by car very convenient. There are shopping malls, supermarkets, parks, and other amenities in the surrounding area.
- Business hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 22:00
- Closed: No particular days (irregular holidays)
- Parking: Available
- Address: 1213 Aisaki-cho, Toba City, Mie Prefecture 517-0032
There is a parking lot, but the street around the restaurant itself is a little narrow, so depending on the type of car, it may be better to park a little farther away from the restaurant. The restaurant is run by a couple, so it does not seem to be closed on regular holidays.
Menu and Taste
Here is the menu. For the service lunch, there are two choices: otsukuri and tempura. It is a restaurant that is not to be underestimated, where you can eat not only oysters, a specialty of Mie Prefecture, but also the very attractive giant clams, abalone, and even lobsters, which are priced along with sea urchins and sea urchins.
Sashimi Set Meal
After a bit of hesitation, we decided on the otsukuri set meal.
Although 1,000 yen is reasonable, it may not look that luxurious at a glance.
However, it is.
The quality of the ingredients is truly evident in each and every one of the dishes. Especially this hijiki. If you think that hijiki is so simple that you can’t find its taste, please try it once.
The texture, taste, and texture of hijiki are completely different from the ones you usually see in the supermarket.
No one would think that wakame seaweed miso soup is something special, but you will know what it is when you try it.
There are many places in Japan where you can eat raw oysters, but oysters are the representative seafood of Toba and Ise in Mie Prefecture.
The fact that you can eat raw oysters is proof of their freshness, but they are also plump and delicious. I had no particular impression of the size of the oysters, but the owner said that this season’s oysters are “small”. It can be seen that the hurdle for oysters of the people in Mie Prefecture is unusually high.
That’s all for this time.
This restaurant does not have an Instagram-worthy menu or live cooking that you can take a video of, but the food is pure deliciousness. The couple is very personable, and it is fun to chat with them about their hometown and recommended sightseeing spots in the neighborhood while enjoying lunch. We recommend this restaurant for those who want to enjoy a relaxing and leisurely meal in a port town.
Youtube video uploaded!
We have uploaded a youtube video of our visit to the restaurant, so please take a look if you like it.