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ITADAKI NARA 
EAT | DRINK RELAX

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Chestnut and Pumpkin Mont Blanc 

¥900

Manyo Porridge
¥1,100

Address: 160 Kasugano-cho, Nara,
630-8212, 

Tel: 0742-22-7788
Hours: 10:30 - 16:30
Closed: Closed: Monday
(No holidays in April, May, October, or November)

 
DESCRIPTION:

Cafe Zuccu is a cafe renovated from a 150-year-old traditional house. Inside the cafe, many pieces of antique furniture are displayed and there are various kinds of books to read. It all combines to make a unique and relaxing atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

 

MENU DETAILS:
The lunch set menu is a real bargain. There are three options. Hayashi rice, spaghetti and toasted sandwich. The spaghetti and toasted sandwich change monthly. We ate:

Scabbard fish pasta in tomato sauce with black olives,

Chicken salsa sandwich, Hayashi rice, Green tea cheesecake,

Chocolate cake with nuts, Apple and sweet potato tart

INTERIOR:

The interior of Cafe Zuccu is full of antique and vintage items, a vast array of books and unique objects. 

 

ACCESS:

Access: Take a city loop bus from Kintetsu Nara station and get off at Wariishi-cho bus stop. It takes about a minute on foot to Cafe Zuccu from there. It takes 16 minutes on foot from our facility.

UNIQUE CAFES    BOUTIQUE    TRADITIONAL

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DESCRIPTION:

Quiche specialty restaurant located near the world heritage primeval forest in the Nara Park. The building is renovated from a traditional tea house. The quiches are made with organic vegetables and local ingredients wherever possible. Quiches are also available for takeout.

 

MENU DETAILS:

There are two lunch options. ①Soup of potatoes and fried ginger, salad, choice of quiche (seasonal vegetables and gorgonzola, potatoes and sausages, beef and carrots, bacon and spinach, four kinds of cheese), with one of coffee, tea or apple juice 

②Same menu with risotto and beef stew.

LUNCH INGREDIENTS:

Their quiches are made with whole-wheat flour, rye wheat, fermented butter, and organic eggs and organic vegetables. 

 

ACCESS:

Located between Nigatsu-do Hall and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, just a 5-minute walk from a bus stop “Kasuga-taisha Honden” or “Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA”.

A specialist quiche restaurant in Nara park
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Shrimp, Avocado and Cream Cheese Quiche
¥702

Address: 158 Kasuganocho, Nara, 630-8212
Tel:  0742-268-707
Hours: 10AM - 5PM
Closed: Tuesday

Spice Curry
¥1,350

DESCRIPTION:

Rokkan Room is a cafe renovated from a former “okiya” (house where geisha used to live) which was built more than 100 years ago. It is a culturally valuable building that combines art and design by making use of space that was originally an earthen floor, a storehouse, and an air-raid shelter in the basement.

 

MENU DETAILS:

Our lunch consisted of Nyumen noodles topped with a keema curry fried tofu pouch, Keema curry, Cheese cake, "Purin" pudding made with local eggs, Persimmon enzyme syrup soda and iced coffee. 

DESIGN:

Rokkan rom also has a select shop and a gallery. The walls are adorned with interesting art pieces and there are several book shelves filled with all manner of art & design books.

 

ACCESS:

Rokkan Room is located inside Nara-machi, just one street over from Sarusawa-pond and less than a 2-minute walk from us.

Address: 8 Ganrinin-cho, Nara City
Tel: 050-1112-78674
Hours: 11AM - 6PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM-8PM
Closed: Sun & Mon
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Homemade Smoked Salted Pork Carbonara
¥950

Address: 728 Takabatake-cho, Nara, 630-8301, Japan
Tel: 050-1231-1442
Hours:
8AM - 6PM (Wed: 8AM - 5PM)
Closed: Thursday

ROKKAN ROOM

Rustic vegan restaurant just south of JR Nara Station 
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KASUGA NINAI JYAYA

Located within the grounds of Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine
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DESCRIPTION:

A Japanese-style restaurant and cafe run by Kasuga-taisha Shrine along the approach to the shrine. Their specialty Man’yo-gayu rice porridge is served with seasonal vegetables related to the Man’yo luster, and has an elegant flavor made with kombu dashi and white miso. There are also sweets such as mugwort dumplings, zenzai, and kudzumochi. On sunny days, you can enjoy a meal while feeling the change of seasons in the garden seats full of seasonal flowers and trees.

 

MENU DETAILS:

Man’yo-gayu set meal: Rice porridge with seasonal ingredients, Narazuke pickles, and vegetables wrapped in konjac

Yamato specialty set meal: Rice porridge with seasonal ingredients, sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves, Narazuke pickles, vegetables wrapped in konjac, and kudzumochi (kudzu starch cake)

ACCESS:

A 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. Next to Kasuga-taisha Shrine Man’yo Botanical Garden

DESCRIPTION:

A cafe-restaurant where you can enjoy everything from authentic French cuisine to casual lunch. The inside of the store is like a secret base which has an atmosphere of good old America. The dishes are made with plenty of vegetables from Nara Prefecture that are freshly picked every morning. A perfect destination for either lunch or dinner.

 

MENU DETAILS:

Dutch Baby Pancake Set: Bacon, French fried potatoes, green salad, and potage soup.

Lunch Set Du jour: Grilled salmon, green salad, potage soup, bread

Salad Lunch Set: Seasonal vegetable salad, potage soup, bread

INTERIOR:

Along with its extensive menu, the main charm of POOL is its amazing interior. To say it's eclectic is an understatement. You will find a collection of vintage sneakers, art deco pieces, vintage furniture and random items that make the head swirl.

 

ACCESS:

A 9-minute walk from either Kintetsu Nara Station or JR Nara Station, or a 6-minute walk from “Aburasaka Funahashi Shotengai” bus stop.

Address: 7 Funahashicho, Nara, 630-8258, Japan
Tel: 0742-426-430
Hours:  
[Lunch] 11:30AM – 3PM 
[Dinner] 5:30PM – 10PM
Closed: Tuesday, the 2nd Wednesday of the month
When casual French dining & retro design collide.

POOL

An East-meets-West slow time Jazz cafe
Address: 541-1 Kashiwagicho, Nara, 630-8031, Japan
Tel: 0742-346-155
Hours: 8:30 - 17:00