Catfish Ryotei – Kojiya

Savoring Tradition : An Epicurean Odyssey of Exquisite Japanese Catfish Kaiseki at a Historic Ryotei Restaurant

2H ¥2,000~ Gourmet
1H from Tokyo

Catfish dishes are celebrated as soul food in the American South, yet there exists a Japanese town equally proud of its catfish culinary heritage. Nestled between two rivers, the town of Yoshikawa boasts a gastronomic tradition spanning four centuries. Renowned samurai and influential Japanese artists have relished its flavors. Visitors to Yoshikawa can savor a diverse selection of Japanese courses, ranging from delectable sashimi to expertly grilled dishes and mouthwatering tempura.

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Ryotei Kojiya in Yoshikawa, Saitama Prefecture, invites you to relish kaiseki meals featuring catfish as the star attraction. The Makunouchi Gozen provides a delightful opportunity to savor catfish dishes, including catfish sashimi, at your leisure. For a more immersive catfish experience, we recommend the Catfish Course. The miso-flavored fish balls also let you further indulge in Yoshikawa's rich culinary heritage.

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Apart from the delicious food, this ryotei is a must-visit for its beautiful architecture and impressive art collection. Throughout the establishment, you'll find Japanese calligraphy, paintings, and valuable artworks. Don't forget to check out the "catfish paintings," which are the symbol of the Koji family. Inside, there's a lovely Japanese garden, perfect for a relaxed stroll after your meal. If you're interested in further exploring the restaurant's interior, including its calligraphy, paintings, and crafts, you can arrange for an English-speaking guide (additional charge). Simply contact the Saitama Tourism Support Desk if you'd like a guide to enhance your experience.

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Unagi (eel) wrapped in magnolia leaves.
Kojiya is renowned not only for its catfish offerings but also for its unagi delicacies. Delicately steamed unagi is grilled to perfection with Kojiya's signature sauce, tucked between rice along with specially made Japanese pepper and rich crunchy burdock. You also have the option to take it home and relish it in the comfort of your hotel room.


173 Hiranuma, Yoshikawa, Saitama, Japan

Access Information

Guests coming from Yoshikawa Station
Approx. 10 minutes walk from the North Exit of Yoshikawa Station on the JR Musashino Line.
Approx. 5 minutes by taxi (base fare).

Guests coming by car
Approx. 15 minutes from the Misato IC on the Joban Expressway.
Approx. 15 minutes from the Misato Nishi IC on the Tokyo Gaikan Expressway.
*Guests coming from the Misato Nishi Exit on the Tokyo Gaikan Expressway from the Soka direction should follow the traffic signs and make a U-turn at the intersection ahead.

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Business hours

11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Regular holidays and closed days

Closed irregularly (please inquire before visiting).


¥2,000 - ¥15,000

Parking Information

Parking is Available

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