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Usa City located in Oita Prefecture is a popular area for sightseeing known for such spots as a shrine with a history dating all the way back to the year 725, as well as the only safari park in all of Kyushu. Of course we can’t forget the local delicacy of “Usa karaage” fried chicken! There are tons of karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) shops in Usa City where many are fighting for the top spot. Of all the different shops you can find offering “Usa karaage”, we would like to introduce the one known as the birthplace of it all, Rairaiken which is a long-standing Chinese restaurant that draws customers from afar often making for long lines due to its popularity.
- 72 Yokkaichi, Usa-shi, Oita
- Contact No.
- 50-minute walk from the Buzen Zenkoji Station on the JR Nippo Honsen Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 21:00
Closed on Tuesdays
- Other Information
- Average budget (1 person): -999 yen Menu: Karaage teishoku (fried chicken set meal) 800 yen, toriten teishoku (tempura-fried chicken set meal) 800 yen, pirikara teishoku (spicy chicken set meal) 900 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Specializing in safe, natural, top-grade ingredients!
Rairaiken specializes in carefully selecting only the safest and finest of ingredients from local chickens and fresh produce. You can sense the head chef’s obsession for selecting and serving only the finest products at every turn, not only with the ingredients, but also with the hydrogen water used for cooking and drinking.
The founder of Usa karaage also delivers max volume!
The most popular item on the menu is the “karaage teishoku” (800 yen) set meal. The founding Usa karaage fried chicken that is marinated in a soy sauce based garlic sauce is fragrant with its crispy skin and juicy chicken meat. This dish comes with 5 to 6 large pieces of assorted karaage packing volume to the max!
Spicy flavor that sends you straight for the rice!
Another super popular dish at Rairaiken is the “pirikara teishoku” spicy set meal (900 yen) that is karaage made with an original “karapiri” spicy sauce! This karaage with a slightly damp textured batter that is soaked in “karapiri” sauce has an aftertaste packing a kick that well send you straight for the rice! You can also try this spicy karaage without the set meal so that you can enjoy comparing the spicy flavor with that of the original karaage.