Fodor's Expert Review KuShuKuShu (9494)
You'll be happy to find this lively little izakaya (traditional restaurant), a Kurashiki favorite for more than 20 years. Cool music and loud laughter can be heard from here when everything else on the street is locked up tight. Unwind to an eclectic mix of traditional white stucco, black wooden beams, bright lights, and jazz. Though the staff don't speak English, an English menu is available. Scores of tasty snacks, such as grilled meats or cheese and salami plates are paired with low-priced beer and sake. It's tucked along the east side of the covered Ebisu-dori shopping arcade halfway between the station and Kanryu-ji.
Kurashiki, Okayama-ken 710-0055, Japan
- A local favorite
- Lively in the evenings
- Classic izakaya fare