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Wakana, Chuo Station West Entrance

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2-21-21 Nishida, Kagoshima 890-0046 , Kagoshima Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 99-286-1501
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by Japanese friends and we now understand why they like it so much. It is worth while to take the large combination menu and not only the Shabu Shabu since the accompanying tapas style small dishes present many of the local specialties. Of these specialties perhaps the raw chicken is a bit daring, but... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I think I'm the one that didn't try their miso oden here, theirs most favorite food. Their Satsuma local cuisine like 串焼 黒豚バラ和地鶏焼(BBQ black pork & chicken) r very good, 卵かけご飯(egg over rice) r excellent, さつまあげ(fried fish cake) r very good too & 吾愛人オリジナル焼酎ラベル(Kuma shochu mistress original label) r the best shochu i ever have in Japan(my taste). I like... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wakana=the best shabu shabu in Japan! I am in Tokyo now and mail order their shabu shabu cook at home set on a regular basis!

1 Thank Yamuramachi
Perth, Australia
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is actually one street closer to the station than the map shows It is mentioned in Lonely Planet. The menu looked pretty standard. I ordered oden, a standard winter dish. When it came it was pretty ordinary and wasn't cheap. The beer, though was nice and cold and served in a stainless steel vacuum tankard. Tasted good. On the... More 

1 Thank bariloche48
Surrey UK
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

A great find not far from the main station.We found our neighbours highly amusing. Claiming they could not speak English we nevertheless had two hours of conversation with two 'salarymans'. They had as many beers as we had skewers of chicken and black pork. The waiter was most helpful and even gave us an idiot's guide in English as to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Open Hours
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-21-21 Nishida, Kagoshima 890-0046, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima
  • Phone Number: +81 99-286-1501

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