One of the places that I highly recommend people eat at in Matsumoto is Nagomi. This family run restaurant serves delicious, healthy meals with great portion sizes and at reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly and attentive. There is even a small play kitchen for children to use. They offer healthy takes on dishes like Taco Rice and local specialties such as Sanzokuyaki “Bandit Chicken” prepared with fresh ingredients.
It can get busy during lunch, so if you’re pressed for time, try to get in early!
Their special (pictured below) lets you choose from three main items and is accompanied by salad, an orange slice, and other side items that change regularly, all for ¥1,000.
The chicken is very tender and juicy with just the right amount of breading.
Two large croquette with a flavorful, creamy filling.
For an extra ¥500 you can get a set drink of your choice and their assorted sweets plate that lets you try 3 desserts selected by the chef.
If you’re interested in just an afternoon snack, they offer an a la carte menu in addition to various cakes and parfaits including a sweet take on a tofu parfait, a chocolate parfait, and more. Drinks paired with a food item are discounted.
You can also look forward to a variety of cocktails and other alcoholic beverages if you stop by later in the day.
You can even get recommendations on other cafes in Matsumoto while you’re there! This large map on the wall can be used as a reference. (Nagomi is marked with the red dot.)
Mon − Sat: 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last order 8:00 p.m.)
Closed: Sundays & 1st Monday of the month
Location & Access
They are located just down the street from the Matsumoto AEON Mall.
4-7-16 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811
Walking: About 20 min from Matsumoto Station, about 15 min from Matsumoto Castle
By Bus: Take the Town Sneaker bus that runs along the Eastern Course. Get off at Hinodecho in front of AEON Mall. One way costs ¥200.
Find them on Facebook.
*Please note that they do not accept credit cards.*