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Cuisine
Fugu / Crab / Other Seafood
Average cost
Lunch: ¥15,000 - ¥20,000
Dinner: ¥15,000 - ¥20,000
Arguably the most famous name in fugu pufferfish, this Oita restaurant is where the legacy began.

Restaurant Details

This shop in Usuki, Oita is the original restaurant of the incredibly popular branch of the same name in Tokyo, which held three Michelin stars at the peak of its popularity. The Yamadaya series of restaurants specializes in the famously poisonous fugu blowfish, which requires a special license to cook legally — an extremely difficult license to obtain that requires at least two years of training. Guests can rest assured that the chefs there more than know what they're doing — the original Yamadaya has been running for over 100 years without incident. The owner is the third generation proprietor, and one of the foremost ambassadors for fugu on the global culinary scene. Seats are extremely competitive, given the restaurant's stellar reputation, but visitors lucky enough to secure a spot can enjoy slices of fugu sashimi fanned out beautifully on antique ceramic ornate plates, their patterns visible through the translucent white flesh. Dip these paper-thin pieces in citrus sauce to break down the protein and unlock the fugu's latent umami flavor. There are a myriad of other styles on offer in the set menus too, like grilled fugu with nuts, and a hot pot with kelp soup packed full of fish and vegetables. The Tokyo outlet (formerly in Nishi-Azabu, now in Marunouchi) may be the one that receives the most attention nowadays, but there's nothing quite like eating this highly prized Kyushu specialty at the place of its origin.

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki Access Info

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki is accessible via a 6-minute walk from JR Usuki Station.

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki Phone Number

0972-62-9145

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki Business Days

Sunday
11:30 AM
09:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
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05:00 PM
09:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
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05:00 PM
09:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM
03:00 PM
-
05:00 PM
09:30 PM

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki Address

2-107-152 Usuki, Oita 875-0041, Japan

Ryotei Yamadaya Usuki Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 1 week before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Home to a hot spring hot spot that’s been famous for centuries — once you’ve conquered Oita’s world-class onsen, there’s much more to be discovered!
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