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1-1208 Jonai, Shimabara 855-0036, Nagasaki Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 957-63-7272
11:00 - 19:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great location opposite the Shimabara Castle. Nice nabe set lunch with unagi fish and bunch of vegetables and mochi in a pot. Superb service!

Thank Fredtkg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This Japanese restaurant is located at the main road outside the main entrance / exit of Shimabara Castle. This restaurant opens at 11am and closes at 7pm. Try eating guzoni, which is a clear rice cake soup with ingredients like cabbage, lotus roots, mushrooms, small cubes of chicken and small cubes of grilled eel. While I personally found the rice... More 

Thank Xin R
Tsukuba, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Known for its gozoni (vegetables with meat and seafood simmered in a clam-based broth topped with sticky rice cakes), Shimabara's specialty. The staff are very friendly, and cheerful. Service was quick and efficient. The menu has big, beautiful pictures of their specialty, and it's directly in front of Shimabara castle.

Thank beachsamba
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

A perfect hot broth for cool weather ... Guzoni is a very simple taste of soup, full of hearty, healthy local ingredients and topped with filling round rice cakes (mochi). Apparently, the dish originated in 1637 as a way to feed 37,000 soldiers over 3 months, during the Shimabara Rebellion. Himematsuya also offers other dishes as well. The menu isn't... More 

Thank Vanessa Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The restaurant is located near the entrance of Shimabara castle. You can enjoy Shimabara's local food, Guzouni. There is similar food, Zouni in Japan, nation wide. The differences are more things inside such as mashroom, vesitables, chicken, seafood etc. Also, in Shimabara, they have it all the time although we usually have Zouni at new years. Good taste. You must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1208 Jonai, Shimabara 855-0036, Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Nagasaki Prefecture  >  Shimabara
  • Phone Number: +81 957-63-7272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?