There are a couple of really amazing restaurants to visit in Takinoue, and I’d like to tell you about Baru Nakagawa!
Nakagawa was originally called Silver Hat, and was in Nigorikawa for many years. This past summer, though, they built a new grocery store and restaurant, and moved into the center of Takinoue. The entire building is entirely new, and definitely feels that way!
The part of the building facing the main street is the grocery store; from the middle and back is the restaurant itself.
Nakagawa’s full name, Kaisen ・Yakiniku Baru Nakagawa (海鮮・焼肉バルNakagawa) tells you what their specialty is- sushi and yakiniku, or Japanese-style barbecue. However, their menu is really large, and offers a lot of choices, just like they did when they were Silver Hat. You can get pretty much anything you might have a craving for, including ramen, sukiyaki, karage, fish, and many other things. They also have a rotating menu with foods that are in season.
Their drink menu is also enormous- they have a large selection of Japanese sakes, shochu, beer, and many pages of mixed drinks.
The grocery store itself has a great selection, and even a seating area facing the street. I especially recommend their sushi, it’s really good!