Ask the many fine chefs and restaurateurs who have made Mishima their home why they are here and you will likely hear the same reply. The secret to Mishima's gourmet cuisine is in the quality of its locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Mishima is blessed with pristine mineral springs fed from the meltwater of Mt. Fuji to the north and is home to the nationally-famous Hakone Seiroku Mishima vegetable farms. Chefs can select the finest catch of the day from nearby Suruga Bay and have access to the greatest wasabi on the planet from the Izu Peninsula. To help you get started on your culinary adventures, here are a few of our recommended establishments.
On the eastern edge of Mishima City stands the majestic Mt. Hakone. It is here in the fertile, volcanic soils and high mountain slopes that local farmers grow the famous Hakone Seiroku Mishima vegetables. Prized for their intense flavor and sweetness, Mishima Brand vegetables are as delicious on their own as they are in a wide range of specialty dishes. Be sure to try them fresh while you are here.
Traditional Japanese cuisine, or Washoku, is world-renowned not only for its attention to visual aesthetics and beautiful presentation, but also its focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. Another feature of Washoku is regionality and in Mishima, chefs can select from the finest Mishima vegetables and fresh seafood from nearby Suruga Bay. While here, be sure to try Mishima's regional specialty, 'Unagi' or Charbroiled Eel seasoned with a savory soy sauce glaze.
In addition to its excellent Washoku dining, Mishima is also known for its outstanding selection of delicious Italian restaurants and wine bars. What makes Mishima Italian dining so special is in the way chefs include local ingredients into their menu. How about Antipasto made with garden-fresh local Mishima Brand vegetables or perhaps a Bolognese made with local Wagyu or Japanese Beef? You're going to love Mishima's very own 'Little Italy'!
Enjoy modern Japanese dining with stylish ambiance. Ideal for large group functions and cozy enough for just two.
Freshwater eel, charbroiled to perfection in a savory soy sauce glaze. Be sure to try Mishima's specialty cuisine, 'unagi' in Sakuraya's traditional and relaxed environment.
Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine and using the finest local ingredients, Il Garbo's fresh, handmade pasta is made daily and simply delicious.
Stylish inside and out, Cinq is the perfect place to enjoy affordable, French dining in a cozy, relaxed setting.