You Have to Try These Trending Seafood Dishes This Season in Japan

All the real seafood goodness just for you.

Fresh seafood like
Ise Lobster and Anorifugu (pufferfish from Anori) are now in season at Ise Shima. Get to know more of these specialty dishes enjoyed by locals in this mouth-watering article!

Amagoya Chisato

Amagoya Chisato you can eat fresh seafood caught locally starting with Ise Lobsters that are grilled on the spot. Clams are available too from ¥500, which is actually a reasonable price since they are homegrown. A former ama or a female diver who is an expert on seafood, grills the clams to its best quality. Since they are fresh, Ise lobsters and turban snails can be served as sashimi.

Grilled Ise Lobster
(from ¥2,500, available year-round) is a grilled lobster fresh from the water tank. This is a popular dish from the menu.

The rich flavor and the sweetness of the Ise lobster spread in your mouth. Definitely a must-try!

Ise Lobster Dish
(from ¥2,500). The meat is surprisingly sweet and fresh with a plump texture.

Grilled Turban Snails
(¥600). The umami of the turban snails gets richer as winter approaches.

The aroma of grilled seafood in the store will definitely make you hungry. Make the most out of your visit and take time to enjoy the freshly grilled and served seafood.

Former ama,
Nakamura. You can learn how to eat delicious seafood and about ama fishing in Amagoya Chisato.

Amagoya Chisato is located at 1-8-7 Toba, Toba City, Mie Prefecture and is open from 9 a.m. to around 5 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-599-26-7520.

Anorifugu Cuisine Marusei

Anorifugu Cuisine Marusei
is an Anorifugu Pufferfish specialty store that opened along with the start of the fishing season in October, and this year was on October 1st. Anorifugu is a Japanese pufferfish that weighs more than 700g and is caught in the ocean from Enshunada including Ise Bay to Kumanonada. The fish is sent directly from the port. Guaranteed by its freshness, the taste and price will definitely be worth it.

/raw (¥3,300) is served from October 1 until the end of March. This is a popular sashimi dish among all pufferfish cuisines

Enjoy the thin translucent sashimi slices with homemade ponzu dip.

Anorifugu Meal Set
(¥3,300) includes tessa (sashimi) with teppi (pufferfish skin), fried pufferfish, and seasoned rice with pufferfish.

The soft roe of pufferfish,one of the most expensive parts, served as Broiled Soft Roe (
¥3,300). This is available from late November.

The store is like a fisherman’s hut with a large fisherman’s banner on the ceiling. Comfortable atmosphere with the wood interior. There is also a tatami area.


Anorifugu Cuisine Marusei is located at 178-3 Anori, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if it falls on a Japanese holiday). You may contact them at +81-599-47-0128.

Provided by Japan Walker
, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker (9 October 2019)

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