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Gassai

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161 Toyozawacho, Himeji 670-0964, Hyogo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 79-284-9898
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17:00 - 00:00
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good atmosphere , a little language barrier but easily rectified by another customer. Well priced and delicious . 0ne minute from my hotel .what else could you want 😊

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Thank Karen M
Budapest
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is again one of those typical Japanese style restaurants when you sit at the counter and they make the food right in front of you. The staff is very polite and they have English menu. They have a great variety of dishes mostly japanese and some chinese. We ordered 4 dishes for two adults which was enough for dinner.... More 

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Thank boszibaba
rome
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315 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This small Japanese pub has some plates that maybe you won't find anywhere else, I've seen a guy having the boiled head of a fish for example!!! Even if they have some plates in English, I think they have much more in Japanese, when you are ready to order press the button and they will come. We had the gyoza,... More 

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Thank Romangirl79
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

18 /11/2016 we have eaten at Gassai twice and can agree with other reviewers who gave it a tick. We had fun and enjoyed the atmosphere the food was very good and the staff helpful and friendly , they are proud of their establishment and produce very good japanise food. There is a buss about the place and the prices... More 

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Thank dennis m
London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We tried the hot pod, the Gyoza and rice balls with salmon&sake. Each dish was freshly cooked and tasted excellent.

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Thank sebschmitt
Derry, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to get seats at the bar in this busy Japanese "pub". We chose a variety of dishes from the English menu, deep fried cheese, fried chicken and stuffed pancakes amongst others. Staff speak limited English, but we managed to eat well, drink well and had lots of fun watching people coming and going and the food being... More 

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Thank Madkath
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed around the corner at the Dormy Inn and wanted somewhere close to eat as we were starving. We had four courses between the two of us on recommendations from the waiter and they were all delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Only issue was a couple of locals sitting up from us were smoking which wasn't great but, it... More 

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Thank Jems61
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Drawn by the reviews on tripadvisor we had dinner at this place. Dinner was OK, nowadays they have a partial translatation of the menu in english. We werd advised by locals to try the hinepon (local special chicken breast) which was our best choice. 4 mains and 2 sake set us back for 3500 yen, which we considered a fair... More 

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1 Thank eelcobuach
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This place opens at 5pm and gets crowded quickly, so go early. There is English menu but there may be stuffs on the English menu that are not available. Sit by the counter and get totally absorbed into the Japanese lifestyle - old Japanese pop songs on the radio, customers drinking and chatting, and food that is absolutely delicious. The... More 

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1 Thank Yew Hong N
Redditch, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice food. They have a printed menu translated in good English! The hot pots are excellent. Fried chicken and egg plant dish are also very good. Very friendly staff that makes you feel very confortable (even when you are a woman going in alone and not speaking one word of Japanese). Packed with locals very good casual atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Toyozawacho, Himeji 670-0964, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Himeji
  • Phone Number: +81 79-284-9898

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