7 Taiwan Eateries Using Japanese Ingredients

7 Taiwan Eateries Using Japanese Ingredients

Allow us to introduce seven popular restaurants from Taiwan’s impressive food scene that use ingredients from Japan to deliver culinary masterpieces. *In this article, we'll introduce shops covered by the Taste of Japan Management Office.



Torarakuya — Curry Spice & Everything Nice




Torarakuya — Curry Spice & Everything Nice


Torarakuya is a Japanese-style curry and coffee shop opened by a team consisting of a mother and siblings raised in Taiwan, hoping to carry on the flavor of the Japanese-style curry that they learned how to prepare from their grandfather who had immigrated to Kyushu, Japan.


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Kazekomichi — Warm Up Surrounded by Wood




Kazekomichi — Warm Up Surrounded by Wood


Run by Mr. and Mrs. Wakimoto from Japan, this is a Japanese restaurant where you can feel the warmth of the wooden surroundings. In this neighborhood, which is home to a large number of cafés and bars, the serene, unmistakably Japanese look of Kazekomichi catches the eye.


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RAW — The Best Restaurant in Taiwan 2017




RAW — The Best Restaurant in Taiwan 2017


RAW is said to be the most difficult restaurant to reserve in all of Taiwan. The reasons for the restaurant’s constant popularity since its opening in 2014 lie in its putting fresh ingredients to good use in imaginative and creative ways and its menu which breaks the year into 24 micro-seasons.


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Kokuraya — Revel in the Power of Unagi




Kokuraya — Revel in the Power of Unagi


Inaka-an, which specializes in unagi (eel) and has its home in Kokura, Kitakyushu, is a famous restaurant that has been selected by the Michelin Guide as a “Bib Gourmand” restaurant, offering good value and good quality cooking. Kokuraya opened in Taipei City in 2017 as Inaka-an’s first overseas branch.


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RÒU — Only the Freshest Meat Selected Here




RÒU — Only the Freshest Meat Selected Here


RÒU by T-HAM opened in 2016 as a directly managed store of T-HAM. The name of the upscale store, which faces onto the tree-lined Dunhua South Road, means "meat" in Chinese. It is a "select meat shop" that serves meat specially selected to be safe and delicious.


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MAiSEN — Mega-Popular Japanese Restaurant Taking Over Taipei




MAiSEN — Mega-Popular Japanese Restaurant Taking Over Taipei


Maisen, which specializes in deep fried pork cutlets, first opened its doors in 1965. It is a long-awaited addition to the Japanese restaurants that have been opening up nearly every week in Taipei. Taiwan is the third overseas venture for Maisen after Thailand and the Philippines, and there are now branches in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung.


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Lu Qun — Taste Traditional Flavors of Edomae-Style of Sushi




Lu Qun — Taste Traditional Flavors of Edomae-Style of Sushi


Lu Qun Sushi is a cozy sushi restaurant with only 13 counter seats available located near Linsen North Road, an area of Taipei in which many Japanese restaurants are located, and right next to Xinsheng North Road. The restaurant’s neat and clean counter and quiet atmosphere will give you the feeling that you have stepped into a hideaway sushi restaurant somewhere in Japan the moment you walk through the door.


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