Inspired by the traditional pubs of Japan, izakayas have become a trendy place for Kunming people to dine, to meet friends and to simply enjoy the food and drink. We have found the following five izakayas in Kunming that offer seasonal ingredients.
Located at the bustling Wenlin Street, where it never short of exotic cuisine, Zhu Yin Izakaya offers a quiet space for customers to lay back and to enjoy the food.
Sashimi, Roast Beef, Arctic Scallops, Roast Fish
Located in the so-called Chenggong University City, Dao Ji Japanese Cuisine is popular among students in this district.
Sushi Rolls, Sashimi
In this not so spacious restaurant, the Japanese vibe is almost everywhere: cherry, kimono, Japanese Soju, etc.
Smashed Potato, Eel Rice Roll
M60 is a creative park in Kunming which is home for a bunch of young artists and designers. They bring new ideas and products to enlighten this area, which used to be a factory. They have converted the factory buildings into museums, art galleries, studios and trendy restaurants. Fan Jian Japanese Cuisine is one of those fashionable restaurants.
Foie Gras Sushi, Salmon Sashimi, Japanese Salad, Steamed Egg
Wan Sui Sushi is an eye-catching Japanese Izakaya with its special decoration at Nanya New Mall. Besides fresh seasonal entry, Sushi Platter and Salmon Rice Cup are relatively popular.
Salmon, Foie Gras Sushi, Sushi Platter
Recommended dish: Ramen, Robatayaki (aka Japanese-style barbecue)
(reference/photo credit: Meili Kunming)