30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.1 Dining Guide
Funabashi is a lively town with many Japanese-style eateries such as sushi and ramen restaurants! The city offers just as great variety of delicious foods as Tokyo. Local farms and fishing ports, markets provide Funabashi with loads of fresh, tasty produce and seafood.
Japanese CuisineCasual kaiten (rotating) sushi
Kaisen Misakiko, Keisei Funabashi Next
Sushi dishes are served on a conveyor belt in this restaurant located in the Funabashi Next building, which is directly connected to Keisei-Funabashi Station. Even in the short time span between getting off one train and getting on the next, you can enjoy great sushi dishes.
*There is a menu in English
Access: 3-min walk from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35)
Open hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Closed: Open everyday Average budget per person: 1,500 yen
Authentic Japanese cuisine
Nabesan is a traditional Japanese restaurant (ryotei) that has been loved by local people in Funabashi for ages. Book a quaint tatami room for private use for lunch, and take your time enjoying authentic Japanese cuisine featuring sashimi and tempura. *Reservation is required by phone 2 days in advance.
*Families are welcomed.
Access: 7-min walk from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35) TEL: 047-431-9125
Open hours: 11:30 – 14:00 (L.O.13:30), 17:00 – 21:30 (L.O.20:30) Closed: Sun, holidays
Average budget per person: 4,000 yen for lunch (including charge for the private use), 5,000 yen or over yen for dinner
Open early in the morning!
Hishinoki is a sushi restaurant located inside Funabashi Wholesale Market. Sushi with fresh seafood and kaisen-don (seafood with rice in a bowl) early in the morning will be an enjoyable experience. You can place orders starting at one piece (one portion of sushi) with your favorite topping.
*Families are welcomed.
Access: 10-min walk from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35) TEL: 047-421-6111
Open hours: 6:30 – 14:00 Closed: Sun, holidays, and Funabashi Wholesale Market’s holidays Average budget per person: 1,000 yen
Japanese BeefReal Japanese beef at reasonable prices
Konamono Nisho is a teppan-yaki (iron griddle cooking) restaurant that offers selected Japanese beef sirloin and rare chateaubriand cuts at reasonable prices. The fluffy okonomiyaki (pancakes with meat, seafood and vegetables) is also one of the popular items on the menu.
Access: 3-min walk from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35) TEL: 047-429-8823
Open hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O. 23:00) (Mon – Sat), 17:00 – 23:00 (L.O. 22:00) (Sun, holidays)
Closed: No fixed holidays Average budget per person: 6,000 yen
Discover local foods!Morning Markets in FunabashiFresh produce and seafood as well as the products from local specialty shops are sold at the morning markets. At the Funabashi Daijingu Shrine and the Funabashi Fishing Port, morning markets are held on occasional Saturdays. You can find not only fresh produce, but also bread and snacks that you can eat on-site. It is pleasant to stroll around the market while having breakfast!
Funabashi’s specialty foods! Enjoy the local foodsRamen
The competition is fierce among ramen restaurants around Funabashi Station! There are a number of ramen shops, and sometimes you will have to wait in line to enter one of these popular restaurants. Some of the recipes use local ingredients such as komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach) and nori seaweed. Funabashi’s own novelty ramen is called “Funabashi sauce ramen,” which is Worcestershire sauce flavored ramen, inspired by sauce yakisoba (fried noodles seasoned with Worcestershire sauce).
Juicy and sweet Japanese pears are harvested in Funabashi. Chiba Prefecture ranks first in the amount of Japanese harvested every year. You can buy pears directly from local farms starting in mid-August through mid-October.
Access: Shin-Keisei Line Takifudo Station (SL16) TEL: 047-448-2416
Open hours: 9:00 – 18:00 Open every day during pear picking season (from mid-August to late-September)
Izakaya (Japanese bar-restaurants)There are many affordable izakaya, all of which are loved by locals. Naka-dori and Yamaguchi shopping streets in particular have an overwhelming number of izakaya, and hence are dubbed “izakaya streets.” Enjoy the night life in Funabashi while going bar-hopping and chatting with Funabashi natives!
Experience local delicacies served at izakaya!
Komatsuna from Funabashi is a versatile vegetable perfect for tempura, pizza, etc. Some izakaya serve a healthy cocktail named “Komatsuna Highball.”
Hard clams are unloaded at Funabashi Fishing Port throughout the year. The best way to taste their deep umami is in a sake-steamed clam dish!
Check out this website for searching shops in Funabashi.
Chiba “Omotenashi” Shop Guide
The site allows you to search restaurants and shops in 15 different languages.
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*The information herein is as of March 2019.