Food & Drinks

The shops listed below are just some of our favorites! For even more ideas on places to check out, please take a look at our local Google map.


Murasakiya Ramen むらさきや
On the main street of Obi, Murasakiya is a treasure unto itself. This shop offers the very best homemade tonkotsu ramen (とんこつラーメン) around.
Location: Murasakiya Ramen (map)
〒889-2533, 4 Chome-7-5 Hoshikura, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken

Chealsea Café チェルシー
Located in Aburatsu, the friendly staff and delicious food will make you feel right at home!
Location: チェルシー(map)
1-10 Kasugachō, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0006
TEL: 0987-23-0085

Sono 園
With locations in central Nichinan and Obi, you are bound to try this café. It has a warm atmosphere and the best chicken nanban and hot cocoa in Nichinan.
Location: 園 (map)
2 Chome-6-3 Obi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2535
TEL: 0987-25-2527

Tomura とむら
The Nichinan-based grocery store also has a yakiniku (焼肉, ‘barbecue’) restaurant in Aburatsu.
Location: 堀川レストラン とむら (map)
〒887-0012 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Sonoda, 3 Chome−1−11
TEL: 0987-23-8989

“Take Eat Easy,” as their sign says, at this hip restaurant located in Obi. They offer a variety of Japanese and European dishes, as well as an excellent foreign drinks selection.
Location: GINNOO (map)
〒889-2535 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Obi, 2 Chome−5−7
TEL: 0987-25-2039

Amazing Asian-Western Fusion Restaurant.  Supposedly good prices at lunch.  Located right across from Kitago Station.
Location: なごみ(和)(map)
〒889-2402 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kitagōchō Gōnoharaotsu, 宮崎県日南市北郷町郷之原乙1474
TEL: 0987-21-7532

Hattori-tei 飫肥 服部亭
Located on the samurai residence road next to Obi Castle’s main Otemon Gate.  Has traditional Japanese lunch sets.
Location: 飫肥 服部亭 (map)
4 Chome-3-19 Obi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2535
TEL: 0987-25-3822

Spice Café Hitotsubu
Curry restaurant  that also doubles as a spice shop!
Location: スパイスカフェ ヒトツブ (map)
6 Chome-7-1 Obi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2535, Japan
TEL: 0987-67-5399

Chinese food restuarant.
Location: 中華キッチン れんげ (map)
〒887-0041, 9丁目-1 吾田東 日南市 宮崎県 887-0041, Japan
TEL: 0987-22-2631

A local favorite, featuring Indian-style dishes and a variety of curries to choose from.
Location: インド料理 ラマ (map)
〒889-2536, 1 Chome-11-20 Agatanishi, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 889-2536
TEL: 0987-55-5660

Popular 100円 conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, conveniently located right next to Nichinan Station.
Location: はま寿司 日南店 (map)
〒887-0021 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Chūōdōri, 1 Chome−4, 15
TEL: 0987-32-0050

Nearo Ramen
A tonkotsu ramen shop near Nichinan Station and City Hall.
Location: 麺NEARO (map)
〒887-0031 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Todaka, 2 Chome−3−1
TEL: 0987-27-3316

Tonkatsu Taiko
Popular tonkatsu (pork cutlet) restaurant.
Location: name on Googlemaps (map)
1 Chome-4-1 Kamihiranochō, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0022, Japan
TEL: 0987-23-6505

Yuasa Tofu
Tofu shop and restaurant located in the Aburatsu shopping arcade.
Location: 湯浅豆腐店 (map)
3 Chome-7-32 Iwasaki, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0014, Japan
TEL: 0987-23-3360

Aburatsu Shokudo
Dining plaza with five stylish restaurants whose menus you can pick and choose from.
Location: あぶらつ食堂 (map)
3 Chome-7-32 Iwasaki, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki-ken 887-0014
TEL: 0987-55-7377

Michi no Eki Nango
Local foods and tourist shop.
Location: 道の駅 なんごう (map)
Japan, 〒889-3211 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, 南郷町贄波3220−24
TEL: 0987-64-3055

Cafés and Coffee Shops

Aburatsu Coffee
A very cozy cafe with free reliable wi-fi, and they have the best pancakes in town!
Location: Aburatsu Coffee (map)
〒887-0014 宮崎県日南市Iwasaki, 3 Chome−7, 岩崎3丁目7−32 1F
TEL: 0987-23-8844

Coffee Negura
Classy Coffee Joint with blends from Africa and South America.
Location: 珈琲塒 (map)
〒889-2535 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Obi, 5 Chome−2−18

Circle Café
Café in Aburatsu with great fraps!
Location: サークルカフェ (map)
〒887-0013 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Kiyama, 3 Chome−1

Cute café on a mountain.  Has some tasty food as well.
Location: 味珈房 櫻 (map)
Japan, 〒889-2533 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Hoshikura, 宮崎県日南市星倉5284
TEL: 0987-25-1961

Bars and Izakayas

Daisy’s Bar & Grill
Bar run by a friendly local, popular with the foreign community.
Location: Daisy’s bar & grill (map)
Japan, 〒887ー0005 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Zaimokuchō, 2, 材木町2-21 2F
TEL: 090-1601-5852

Bar Misram
A very personal bar.
Location: Bar Misram (map)
Japan, 〒887-0005 Miyazaki-ken, Nichinan-shi, Zaimokuchō, 3,  3-2-103