Kaisenya

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About

Kaisen-ya is a quaint restaurant on the second story of a local fish market in Oga City. After arriving at around 12 p.m., climbing a flight of stairs and ducking through the iconic Japanese noren curtains, we found that even though the restaurant had opened just one hour before, it was completely packed with hungry customers of all ages. While waiting for our order, we could hear the servers informing customers about specific dishes being sold out. Kaisen-ya’s customer flow peaks at around noon, so it may be wise to get there a few minutes before the restaurant opens its doors. Oga is a seaside city and is well-known for its fresh seafood. At Kaisen-ya, the menu provides a selection of dishes to choose from, such as a variety of rice bowls topped with seafood, as well as seafood curry and set menus. During this trip, we ordered three things; Kaisen Don (Seafood Rice Bowl), Kaisen Teishoku (Seafood set), and Sashimi Teishoku B (Sashimi set). Kaisen Don is a Japanese dish that consists of various kinds of seafood appetizingly placed on top of a gleaming white bed of rice. There are as many variations for the seafood toppings as there are restaurants that serve this dish. In Kaisen-ya, slices of tuna, squid, shrimp, scallops, octopus, yellowtail, cucumber and sweet egg omelets colorfully decorated the bowl. Before putting the wasabi (a sinus-clearing, spicy paste) on the seafood, we recommend tasting the seafood with just a dash of the soy sauce. For seafood dishes, it is very common to use sweet soy sauce because it complements the fresh taste of seafood exceptionally. There were three side dishes; wakame stems, zappa-jiru, and takuan. The mildly sweet and salty wakame (seaweed) stems were full of flavor, firm, slightly chewy and was smooth in texture. Zappa-jiru (miso soup with fish) is a traditional dish native to Oga. The hearty soup is deep, rich in flavor and will surely warm you up. The takuan (pickled Japanese radish) is sweeter than the usual takuan, which offers a more tart and salty taste. Because it accompanies a seafood dish, it plays the same role as the soy sauce in bringing out the fresh flavor of seafood. The Kaisen Teishoku just may be the specialty of this restaurant. Its appearance will surely take you by surprise. The seafood section comprises generous amounts of flounder, squid, tuna, shrimp, octopus and yellowtail sashimi and is delicately placed atop a whole flounder used as a platform, accompanied by wakame stems, pickled radishes and a steaming hot bowl of rice. The last dish is a set menu. Alongside a heaping plate of sashimi, zappa-jiru, wakame stems, pickled radishes and a bowl of rice is served. All three are more than satisfactory regarding taste and size. To enjoy Oga City to its full potential, we strongly recommend dining at Kaisen-ya and indulging in the freshness of the cuisine and the seaside atmosphere.

Address
Kaigandorinigo-9-10 Funakawaminato Funakawa, Oga city, Akita prefecture
Number of car spaces
20
Parking Fee
Free
Business hours
9:00 - 19:00
Closing day
Open throughout year
Mail
info@con-akita.com
Business hours
11:00 -15:00
Regular holiday
Around New Years
Number of car spaces
20
The total number of seats
50
Available credit cards
None
Free Wi-Fi Yes/No
No
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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