Saitama Prefecture, Oji
Cafes, bars and casual dining
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Listings for selected area cafes, bars, and casual dining spots, from our sister site Bento.com.

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Omiya

Keishoan - Yakitori: Omiya
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
Heirloom-breed Nagoya cochin chicken is the special main ingredient here, and the kitchen is known for their extra-fluffy version of oyakodon (chicken and egg over rice). If you just want a quick bite you can choose from simple rice-based meals, or...
Hikawa Brewery - Brewpub: Omiya
[Open 5:30-10:30pm (Sat 4pm-, Sun 4-10). Closed Tuesdays.]
Saitama's first brewpub, open since Spring 2014, serves up ten different varieties of freshly made craft beers, including several Pale Ale variations. The food menu offers typical pub fare, with a larger-than-average selection. Our...
Cafe Salvador - Cafe: Omiya
[Open 7am-9pm (LO) daily.]
The second branch of this upscale all-day cafe features gourmet single-origin coffee and fancy sandwiches, desserts and cocktails. Open from 7am.

Omiya Bonsai Village


Koshigaya Laketown

Shamoroku - Yakitori: Koshigaya Laketown
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
Shamo, a type of chicken that was originally bred in Thailand for cockfighting, is prepared here using the traditional "warayaki" cooking method, where meat and fish are quickly seared over burning straw at temperatures of 800-900C. The...
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Koshigaya Laketown
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
Good American-style gourmet burgers are served here, with original variations like "pepper and wild bacon," "quattro formaggio and honey," and "basil, tomato, mozzarella." Burgers start from under Y1000.

Saitama Prefecture

Ikea - Swedish: Saitama-ken
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Tasty meatballs, almond cakes and other Swedish delights are served in the restaurant, at quite reasonable prices. The food department also sells an interesting selection of imported Swedish food and drink - smoked salmon, rye crackers, candies,...

Oji

Rocco's - American: Oji
[Closed Mondays.]
Great New York-style pizza, by the slice or by the pie, to stay or to go. Slices are substantial in size - two slices with a side salad will make a decent meal - and large pies are a full 18 inches in diameter. They come with an extensive...