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Hirasou, Nara branch
Hirasou is an old, established Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy "Kakimoha-zushi", a signature dish of Nara. Kakinoha-zushi is the traditional local cuisine made with bite sized vinegar rice and sashimi of mackerel and salmon wrapped in kakinoha, persimmon leaves. You can enjoy a variety of traditional cuisine including "Ayu-zushi", which has a history of over 150 years and has been presented to emperors before they started business and "Nara-chameshi", rice and cereals or millet boiled by tea. They have a variety of lunch dishes and the location is great for taking a break from your stroll in Nara.
- 30-1 Imamikadocho, Nara-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Nara Station on Kintetsu Line, 18-min walk from Nara Station on JR, 20-min walk from Kyobate Station on JR
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:00-21:00Closed: Mondays (In case Monday is Holiday, closed next day)*Take out always open
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average Budget (for one person): Lunch 1,000-2,000 yen, Dinner 2,000-3,000 yenMenu: Mahoroba 2,300 yen (including tax), Koto-zushi 1,450 yen (including tax)Credit card accepted
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Taste Nara's signature dish "Kakinoha-zushi" in a historical Japanese restaurant
They have been making Kakinoha-zushi and Ayu-zushi for more than 150 years. Kakinoha-zushi is said to be more than 400 years old. It can be preserved for a few days because of the bactericidal effect of persimmon leaves. Enjoy the traditional taste with a combination of vinegar rice and fish at the historical Japanese restaurant.
Lunch menu "Mahoroba" include Kakinoha-zushi
"Mahoroba" (2,300 yen including tax) is a reasonably priced lunch which includes their significant dish Kakinoha-zushi, small dish, pasted sesame tofu, sashimi of seasonal fish, "Nyumen" (warm Japanese thin noodle) and desert. This lunch menu will surely fill your stomach.
A set lunch where you can try many kinds of sushi
"Koto-zushi" (1,450 ye including tax) includes 10 pieces of sushi, each a different kind including Kakinoha-zushi of trout and mackerel, wrapped sushi of grilled mackerel, sushi of conger, cucumber and egg, wrapped sushi of burdock pickles and tangle seaweed. It comes with miso soup or "Osuimono", soy sauce based soup.