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59-11 Noborioji-cho | Nara-kōen, Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-27-8030
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love, love, love the pot meal...

After exploring Nara Park and some temples, we wanted to have lunch before heading back to Osaka. There is a list of nearby restaurants at Nara Park and since our son had already read up about the wonderful reviews on Shizuka, we decided to give it a try. Arriving at the restaurant 10 minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
singapore
Top Contributor
270 reviews 270 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After exploring Nara Park and some temples, we wanted to have lunch before heading back to Osaka. There is a list of nearby restaurants at Nara Park and since our son had already read up about the wonderful reviews on Shizuka, we decided to give it a try. Arriving at the restaurant 10 minutes before 12 noon, we saw a... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

志津香釜飯是奈良必來名店,但是來之前要先放下心中的期望。 This store is probably the most famous store that lots of people wanna visit when they come to Nara. Just don't expect to much when you come. 釜飯排隊人多是因為他需要燉煮,米飯香氣在打開鍋蓋那一剎那香氣四溢,食材新鮮,小菜的味道極好。 The rice needs time to boil, that's why so many people needs to wait. It small so good when you open the cover. Food is fresh and the pickle is so... More 

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Murcia, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Recommended by our Japanese friend from Nara, this has to be the best restaurant around judging by the queue outside. We sat at a traditional table sitting cross legged on cushions(conventional tables also available).Miso soup and traditional rice meal was good value and very tasty. Not rushed even though still a long queue outside.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Okay first of all, please bear in mind I am someone who likes my food tasty and savoury perhaps even a little unhealthy. I had high hopes for this place, not just because of the positive reviews, but also the beautiful looking dish when it was served. HOWEVER, the food was simply too...bland! I ordered the mix set with chicken... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Waited in drizzling rain for over an hour, because it was busy, rice was tasty but the kamameshi didn't have the infusion of the shrimp or crab as expected from all the rave reviews. Had compared it to the meal two days before at kurama onsen which also was chicken kamameshi with mountain veggies and hands down, was better and... More 

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California, US
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

On our way to see Daibutsu (giant Buddha) in Nara we passed this tiny, adorable restaurant with a line waiting to get in. My friend (native Japanese) said she had wanted to take me there for lunch because its reputation is so good. We inquired how long the wait would be and when we heard the response, "One and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 59-11 Noborioji-cho | Nara-kōen, Nara, Nara Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara
  • Phone Number: +81 742-27-8030

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