These Are the Seafood Dishes You Need to Try at the Toshi Fishing Port

They're highly recommended by the locals!

In the lively Toshi Fishing Port, located in Toba City, Mie Prefecture, more than 100 kinds of fish are caught and sold annually. Among these include the Toshijima Toro Sawara (Japanese Spanish mackerel).

In this article, we introduce the excellent dishes you can find at the fishing port as recommended by the locals.


At Daiharu, you can enjoy the Toro Sawara Maki (¥1,320) which uses the Toshijima Toro Sawara. This is the specialty menu of the restaurant that combines the elegant sweetness of the Toshijima Toro Sawara and the rich flavors of seaweed nori.

Aside from this, the restaurant also offers the Toro Sawara Aburi or seared Spanish mackerel and Sashimi (¥900). It is a dish that lets you enjoy the meat belly and back meat of the fish. There are also dishes such as sushi, made with fresh seafood caught on the island, and Iseebi no Gusokuni or Boiled Lobster in Armor (from ¥2,000) available at the restaurant.

The friendly chef is happy to oblige requests from customers too. Do take note that reservations are required for lunch.

Toro Sawara Maki is the shop’s specialty menu.

Toro Sawara Aburi (seared Spanish mackerel) and Sashimi

Iseebi no Gusokuni lets you enjoy the crisp texture and sweetness of the lobster.

Daiharu is located at 778 Toshicho, Toba City, Mie Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. You may contact them at +81-599-37-2109.

Jimono GYOKAI Kikuya

Jimono GYOKAI Kikuya
is a restaurant where you can enjoy dishes using local fish that has just been purchased at the market. The dried fish are seasoned depending on their kind to bring out their full flavors. You're sure to feel the difference in the texture and taste of each dish.

Among the highly recommended dishes of the locals here is the Himono Set or dried fish set (¥1,500). This is a dish that lets you taste local fish, such as dried fish, plumped by the far-infrared effect of the lava plate, boiled fish, and sashimi.

The Himono Set includes dried fish, boiled fish, and sashimi. From left of the front dish: black bream, yellowtail amberjack, and smooth-hound.

Jimono GYOKAI Kikuya is located at 1354-13 Toshicho, Toba City, Mie Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-599-37-2047.

There are many spots at the Toshi Fishing Port worth visiting. You can tour the area and admire the traditional scenery. On your next trip to Japan, why not drop by and taste the fresh seafood uniquely found at the fishing port?


Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (10 December 2019)

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