Despite being the true home of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Narita Airport, Chiba Prefecture is often overlooked in favor of its louder, more famous neighbor. However, the restaurant scene in this vast green region could arguably give the capital a run for its money. Popular Chiba dishes like “namerou” minced fish tartare, and “katsuura” tan tan noodles are themselves worth the short trip from the big city.
Top that off with some of the freshest produce in the country and you have a recipe for success. World-class noodles, fine Italian-Japanese fusion, Michelin-starred sushi and more are all on the menu in Chiba. With byFood’s list of the best restaurants in Chiba, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
And the best part? Since these restaurants are outside the bounds of the capital — but still just a few hours away by train — you’ll often find the prices are much more affordable. Central Japan’s agricultural pantry is just waiting for you to come enjoy its delights, so reserve your table now at one of these Chiba restaurants.