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“Good Food!”
Review of Yossou

Ranked #3 of 2,629 Restaurants in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We came here to eat lunch at a nice restaurant. We chose the restaurant as it had a line in front of it. Thus, it just have been good! We were asked to take off our shoes where we were given a tablet with some Japanese words on it. Another tablet with the same words was put in front of the shelf that held our shoes. We waited on the stairs for about 5 minutes before getting a table. The restaurant had two sections, a sitting-on-the-floor section and a chair section. We were given a table at the sitting-on-the-floor section. I ordered a katsudon dish whereas other members of my family ordered shrimp tempura, the egg custard soup & sushi. Everything was good. My dish was good: it had pork cutlet, egg, cheese and rice. Members of my family were still hungry so we ordered something that many other people were eating around us, a soup and rice with egg, pink stuff & fried onions & it was good! Overall, it was a good meal at a good price at about $100 USD in all! After being able to get wifi at a nearby 711, I figured out that this place we ate at was the #1 place to eat in TripAdvisor & I had no idea! Pretty cool that we only came here because of the long line and it turns out to be #1! The surrounding Hamanchi Market is an open air mall essentially with a roof. There is a lot of nice stores and restaurants in the area, including Yossou, where we ate at.

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Yossou is a very famous and popular restaurant in Nagasaki, with its history tracing back to 1866. It was one of Japan's first restaurants to sell Chawanmushi, which is the steamed Japanese egg custard.

Knowing about its popularity, we tried to email in advance to make a rsvp, but didn't hear back from the restaurant. It's best to get your host/hotel in Japan to help make a call. In the end, we went on Friday early evening at 5:30pm to beat the crowd and was showed to a seat immediately. They have both normal tables and Japanese style tables (where you have to take off your shoes).

Before I start talking about the food, the location of the restaurant can be a bit deceiving. If you are walking down Kankodori shopping arcade (觀光通), you will see a Yossou shop with orange store front (look out for the characters 吉宗. This is their shop for takeout only. So at first we were very confused. The actual restaurant is not on the main street in Kankodori shopping arcade. If this shop is on the right, take the next immediate right, and the restaurant will be on your right. They have a bunch of red lanterns at the restaurant so you won't miss it!

Now onto the food! The staff don't really speak English but they do have English menus with photos. We ordered the "three-colored" rice, which includes the yellow (shredded egg), pink (fish floss), and brown (minced pork?) sections. This was an interesting dish, and something I haven't seen before in other parts of Japan. This set comes with the Chawanmushi, which is the highlight of the meal. First of all, the portion was very big as the usual portion for Chawanmushi is quite dainty. The texture was very smooth and they are very generous with the other ingredients, which included fish, chicken, mushroom, bamboo, ginko and eel! It was by far one of the most "packed" Chawanmushi I had when it comes to the ingredients. We also ordered the special sushi set, and the Yossou special sushi (of which I couldn't figure what fish they used, but it was tasty and quite different to the usual sushi I've had). The one-person sets are around 1500 yen.

Overall we really enjoyed our dinner at Yossou!

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Thank jeni_hk
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great service. No English spoken but read a few reviews below and you will get jist of it. The English menu has pictures and names. We had the braised pork belly which was super tender and very flavourful, tempura and also the sushi as well.
Very prompt service excellent food just be prepared to leave your shoes at the entrance of the restaurant.
We we were offered floor or chair dining options.
Get there early for lunch as it fills quickly.

Thank rod g
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Menus has pictures, we seat regular chairs, and best lunch crowd by arriving around 11:30. Highly recommend.

Thank MCH1688
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Liked the pork and the chawanmushi. Good value for money. Three of us ordered the same thing (out of six) and we all liked it.

Thank Eric V
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