Naoshima, with its many different restaurants, is a popular gourmet spot representing Kagawa.
In this article, we will introduce a variety of recommended lunches on Naoshima.
There are many stylish cafes on Naoshima where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or a fresh lunch.
Let’s Go to Naoshima for a Fish Lunch or Cafe
Naoshima, one of Kagawa’s most popular spots, is a hot town that many people are visiting right now.
Did you know that there are many restaurants in Naoshima, where you can have a delicious lunch?
In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the recommended restaurants in Naoshima, such as the popular one where you can enjoy lunch with fresh fish unique to Naoshima and the one where you can have a recommended lunch at a stylish old house cafe.
Cafe Salon Nakaoku
Nakaoku in Naoshima, Kagawa is an old house cafe with a stylish atmosphere that is popular on Naoshima.
The cafe is popular with tourists visiting Naoshima, and offers a delicious lunch of omelets and other dishes, as well as homemade sweets such as cheesecakes and chiffon cakes.
This Japanese cafe has a lot of elements of a traditional Japanese house, such as frosted glass and wooden sliding doors.
The best thing about this popular cafe on Naoshima for lunch is its delicious omelet rice.
The menu includes a fluffy omelet with homemade tomato sauce made with organic Italian tomatoes, an omelet with a special curry sauce, and a keema curry style omelet.
We recommend the lunch set that includes homemade potato salad and a drink.
Address: 1167 Honmura Nakaoku, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-3887
Located in the Benesse House Museum on Naoshima, Issen Japanese Restaurant is a place where you can enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients.
This Japanese restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and daytime, making it a great choice for all kinds of occasions.
For lunch, they offer course lunches and bento lunches.
On weekdays from 11am to 2pm, they serve lunch dishes.
Their recommended Yoshino Bento is served in a stacked box, giving it a classy feel.
We also recommend the donburi lunch that comes with a small bowl, red miso soup, and dessert, which is limited to 10 meals a day.
Address: Benesse House Museum B1F, Kotodanji, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Phone number: 087-892-3223
Aisunao, located on Naoshima, is a cafe run by the guesthouse.
The pride of this restaurant is its many dishes made from delicious and healthy unpolished brown rice.
The “genmai(brown rice) lunch”, in which rice made from Okayama’s pesticide-free brown rice is served with a vegetable-filled side dish, is very popular.
This Japanese-style cafe is located in an 80-year-old private house in the Naoshima Honmura district.
The delicious brown rice lunch available from 11am to 3pm is very popular.
The brown rice is made from pesticide-free Koshihikari rice grown in Okayama Prefecture and is cooked slowly in a pressure cooker.
The brown rice comes with a bowl of soup filled with soybeans, tofu with mushroom sauce, and a vegetable-filled side dish set.
The lunch price is very reasonable at 850 yen.
Address: 761-1 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-3830
Cafe Ougiya is located in the corner of Naoshima’s Sea Station Naoshima, and is a convenient café on Naoshima that you can use when you have some time before the ferry ride or for lunch.
You can spend a leisurely time here with a drink in hand while gazing at the sea of Naoshima.
There is a wide variety of food and drinks available for takeout, so it’s easy to use.
Cafe Oguiya’s Niku(meat) Udon is a recommended to have a quick lunch.
The udon noodles are characterized by a perfect combination of firmness and sweet and spicy braised beef.
They also offer lunch side dishes such as fired chicken made with soy sauce and whole soybeans to bring out the flavor and taste, and “Fried Potatoes” to enjoy the true taste of freshly fried, fluffy potatoes.
Address: Umi no Eki Naoshima, 2249-40 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Japanese Cafe Gu
The Japanese Cafe Gu in Naoshima is a student-run cafe planned and run by the students of Kagawa University.
The Japanese café serves a variety of delicious lunches and sweets that make you feel as if you’ve been to your grandmother’s house in Japan.
The crunchy hanifle, Naoshima honey plum ice, Japanese parfait cookies, and other original sweets created by the students are highly recommended.
They also offer a wide variety of delicious food for lunch.
The grilled ginger plate with a secret garlic flavor and Naoshima’s signature nori seaweed, and the Naoshima Norinori Don, a healthy bowl of tofu with egg and pork on top of the bowl of rice, are just a few of the tasty lunch items you should try.
Address: 836 Honmura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Phone Number: Private
Saryou(Tea House) Omiyake
Located in Naoshima, Saryou Omiyake is an old-fashioned cafe in an inn registered as a Tangible Cultural Property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs across from the Naoshima House Project.
The high ceilings and beams of this 400-year-old registered tangible cultural property create a nice atmosphere, and you can enjoy a lunch full of originality, including Moroccan cuisine arranged for the Japanese.
The cafe offers two main types of lunch.
The “li’alla sauce” recommended for lunch is a popular dish from West Africa.
It is a curry-like dish made with vegetables and chicken, and comes with a salad.
You can enjoy a delicious curry in a historic building that has been selected as an important cultural asset, and it’s a great way to remember your visit.
Address: 855 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-2328
Shima Syokudo Miyanda
Located on Naoshima, Shima Syokudo Miyanda boasts a delicious fish set meal with a focus on fresh seafood.
Their daily menu will be the only posted outside the restaurant, and offer many delicious fish set meals for lunch, including today’s set meal, sashimi set meal, grilled fish set meal and boiled fish set meal.
The fish selection changes from day to day, such as Spanish mackerel, sea bream, and mackerel.
At this restaurant, you can choose from a sashimi, grilled or boiled fish set meal at lunch time.
The main course of the delicious fish changes from day to day, which is one of the points to look forward to.
The miso soup that comes with the fish set meal is very popular.
The Miso soup is filled with clams called “turtle hands” which are unique to Naoshima and are hard to find anywhere else.
Shima Syokudo Miyanda
Address:2268-2, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 090-4691-9618
Naoshima Cafe Konichiwa in Naoshima is one of the world’s best loose cafes, converted from a small house in Naoshima.
This is a cafe on Naoshima, where you can relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about the time.
You’ll feel as if you’re at home, with plenty of sofa seats and tatami rooms.
They offer a variety of delicious sweets and a food menu that is highly recommended for lunch.
At this cafe, you can choose from three different lunch menus, including one that changes daily.
You can choose from a daily seasonal risotto, a seafood-filled conch curry with seafood, and a whimsical menu.
We recommend that you spend a relaxing time after your meal with a cup of hand-drip coffee, which is carefully brewed after your order is placed.
Naoshima Cafe Konichiwa
Address: 845-7, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-3308
Yunagi in Naoshima is a restaurant that boasts a delicious fish set menu that includes flounder and other fish.
The pride of this restaurant is its flounder dishes.
They have a wide range of flounder dishes and you can enjoy the flavor of flounder cooked in a variety of ways.
The set meals with flounder are very popular for lunch as well.
At Yuunagi, they offer a variety of flounder dishes prepared in a variety of ways.
The most popular dish for lunch is the “Fried Flounder”. Fried Flounder is a dynamic and luxurious lunch set meal with a whole fish of flounder raised.
The large flatfish has soft and fluffy flesh, and even though it’s big, you’ll still be able to enjoy it for a long time.
Address: 2249-5, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-2924
Benesse House Museum Cafe
Benesse House Museum Cafe is located in the Benesse House Museum on Naoshima Island.
You can spend a relaxing time while gazing at the blue sky in this stylish cafe with a shop attached.
The cafe offers a wide selection of food items such as curry and pasta that are perfect for lunch, making it a great place to have lunch after a day of sightseeing.
Located in Naoshima’s famous Benesse House Museum, this cafe serves up curry and pasta dishes that are also great for lunch.
They offer many delicious food items such as the Ika Sumi(squid ink) Curry, which has a pitch-black visual with lots of squid ink, and the Amatriciana, a tomato-based sauce full of sweet and savory tomatoes with bacon added to it.
Benesse House Museum Cafe
Address: Benesse House Museum 2F, 3418 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-2030
Located near Miyanoura Port in Naoshima, Cin.na.mon is a stylish restaurant that can be used as both a cafe and a bar.
The cafe serves lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and offers curry and set lunches.
This cafe offers a lunch menu during the hours of 11am to 3pm.
Starting with the recommended Naoshima Curry, they offer a variety of curry lunches full of originality such as Squid Fried Curry, Chili Mayo Curry, Vegetable Curry, Omelette Curry and Cheese Curry.
They also offer a variety of cinnamon lunch plates and rice bowl lunches.
Address: 2310-31 Miyaura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Phone number: 087-840-8133
Kinosaki Udon Naoshima
Kinosaki Udon in Naoshima is an udon shop where you can enjoy delicious udon in Naoshima.
It opens 11:00 to 14:00, so it is only open during lunch time.
After you take your tray, you can choose the warmth of your udon and choose your favorite tempura.
It is very popular because you can eat delicious udon for a reasonable price.
They offer a wide variety of udon for lunch.
They serve a variety of udon noodles, including kake udon, udon noodles with meat and beef udon noodles with an onsen tamago(egg slow-boiled in a hot spring) sauce, and zaru udon.
The gentle taste of the dashi broth is a perfect match for specialty udon noodles.
We recommend topping your udon with freshly raised crispy tempura such as barbecue tempura or chicken tempura.
Address: 2071-4, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 080-8636-7903
Seto-no-outchi, located on Naoshima, is an old house cafe that is more than 100 years old and has a great atmosphere, organized by the island festival.
The cafe also has an inn attached to it, so it’s a good idea to stay here when you visit Naoshima.
In a nostalgic atmosphere, you can enjoy delicious Naoshima fish lunches such as octopus rice, sashimi, grilled sea bream, etc., which are the pride of Naoshima.
The octopus rice set meal is recommended for lunch, in which octopus is finely chopped and mixed into the rice.
It’s simple, but you can enjoy the flavor of the octopus and it’s a great dish.
They also offer a variety of other delicious octopus dishes such as sashimi and fried octopus, which use fresh octopus.
Seto no Ouchi
Address: 742 Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa
Located about a 2-minute walk from Naoshima’s Naoshima Miyaura Port in Naoshima, Little Plum is a stylish cafe with an atmosphere.
The cafe is a great place to have a delicious lunch or to enjoy a drink, so it’s a great place to visit if you’re a tourist on Naoshima.
For lunch, the special dry curry is highly recommended.
We recommend the homemade dry curry for lunch.
It has a spicy and mature taste with plenty of spices and a strong acidity.
It is spicy and mature, and is served in a large bowl, so even the male customers will be very satisfied.
They serve alcoholic beverages from lunch time onwards, so a beer is recommended to accompany a delicious lunch.
Also about 30 bicycles are availabel for rent for 500 yen per day
Address: 2252-1, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone number: 087-892-3751