Enjoy seasonal live fish, vegetables, delicious sake, and even fresh whale meat including rare parts that are sent directly from Taiji!
For over 20 years in Osaka in the cities of Abiko and Namba, I have been running a restaurant that specializes in seasonal fish, vegetables, shochu (distilled liquor), and sake (rice wine). About 3 years ago, I opened this restaurant here in the city of Hiroshima under the same name.
During my time in Osaka, my friend sent fish from their live fish market in Tatsugahama, known for being Japan’s No. 1 catchers of largehead hairtail (a type of cutlass fish). My dedication to the fish’s freshness is still something that I take seriously.
Wakayama is famous for Taiji whales in its prospering coastal whaling economy. At Nakanakaya, we purchase fresh and rare parts from Taiji. We hope you enjoy the delicious whale meat in a variety of forms which we serve in our whale courses, including whale sashimi (fresh raw slices) that you can order individually, so please feel free to ask.
The kimchi (Korean dish of spicy pickled cabbage) hot pot course was a hot topic featured on TV and is still a popular course to this day with many customers making reservations. The sweet and spicy hot pot is filled with plenty of vegetables. After the contents are consumed, you can later add spicy ramen noodles to the remaining soup, or you can make a spicy cheese risotto by adding rice and cheese. This hot pot is delicious all around till the very last drop. We offer this as part of a course or as an individual menu item order.
Additionally, we offer a wide variety of seasonal courses and you can order from our à la carte menu including assortments of fresh sashimi and dishes with plenty of seasonal vegetables.
There are spacious counters as well as large and small private rooms that you are free to use to enjoy a pleasant meal with your close friends and family.