- Shokusaisobo Zen
A stylish and eclectic cuisine popular especially for ladies
Zen offers creative cuisines by making full use of seasonal ingredients. At lunchtime, omuraisu (omelette stuffed with fried rice) and pasta dishes are served. At dinnertime, meat and fish dishes are the main menu. Great food prepared by the master chef, qualified as a food coordinator, is popular for its various flavours such as the Asian. Zen also provides over 100 selections of cocktails. Keep an eye on new monthly menus and housemade desserts! Bento box meal catering services also enjoy popularity.
Facility Basic Information
- 1458-12 Otsu Nakaoku, Sado, Niigata 952-1211
- Official site
- Payment Methods
- Credit cards not accepted
- Assistance in Foreign Languages
- Not Available
- General Accessibility
- Not Available
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 20 minutes by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Kanai （Honsen [Main Line], Kuninaka Line, Kanamarusen Line, Akadomarisen Line, Kaifu Line, Ogi Line, Iwakubi Line） Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop
- Opening Times
- 11:30 - 13:30 (except Wednesday), 18:00-
- Regular holiday
- For information on when we are closed, please contact us by phone.
- Number of seats
Please reserve at least a day in advance for parties.
- Open for lunch, Available for private party rent-out
Minshuku (Japanese-style Bed and Breakfast)
Farmhouse Inn Ueta
Farmhouse Inn Ueta is an accommodation for one group per day/night located near Sado City Hall. You can enjoy the slow pace of rural life in Sado by getting in touch with nature of the sea and mountains, and experiencing farming or juice making (seasonal). You can feast on Sado's home cooked meals including Sado's stew and chicken soup. The inn has a washing machine, a refrigerator and fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, and is suitable for long-term staying. The taste of the "unrefined, cloudy sake", which the master makes himself, is also exceptional.
Sado Nyugyo (dairy company)
Sado milk is delicious with a smooth finish. Cows raised at Clean Milk Production Farm, which has adopted the HACCP system to ensure safety, are healthy, and can produce delicious milk with fewer somatic cells, an indication that the cows are both less stressed and protected from infection. Dairy products made with milk collected from farmers every morning, including Sado Butter and a variety of natural cheeses, have earned a high reputation. Tours to see the packaging of milk and the production process of pudding and yoghurt are available. (The tour takes approx. 30 minutes.)
Tabino Hotel Sado
Tabino Hotel Sado was established as a base for those who actively enjoy travelling. By incorporating ingenuity here and there for our guests' convenience, this hotel aims to become one of a new genre; a spot that suits guests' lifestyles by offering heart-warming service in a relaxed manner, not stuffy like a typical business hotel. Its great location at the heart of the island makes it a perfect base for exploring other parts of Sado. Tabino Hotel Sado guarantees a comfortable stay in a cozy atmosphere, complemented with Sado-produce-heavy locavore meals and large bathing rooms fed by Sado's deep-sea water.
Shinsen Kukan Yorankaya
You can find locally-produced vegetables every day in one of the island's largest farm shops, Shinsen Kukan Yorankaya, located at the heart of Sado. Yorankaya boasts the widest range of processed products made from Sado-sourced produce, including vegetables, fruits, fish and seaweed, perfect for both daily shopping and souvenir hunting. There is a small dining space, too. Please drop in.
Stores where you can eat and drink nearby
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Creative Concoctions
Cuccina is located along Nakatsugawa Riva, close to the Kanaieki crossing. The menu offers a plethora of dishes including authentic pizza, pasta, paella, carpaccio, and so on. Every dish is prepared from plenty of local ingredients from Sado, guaranteed to draw out a "Buono!" from its customers. Offering lunch menus, reasonable set meals, party menus and a variety of original cuisine, Cuccina is loved by guests of all ages.
Restaurant Steak and Burger steak
Ekibasha specialises in steak and burger steak. The American country-style interior enhances your dining experience. The steak they serve is seasoned with salt and pepper only so that the distinct flavour of meat is maximised. The burger steak is made from 100% beef. Their homemade sauce enhances the flavours of meat. It is located right in front of the Kanai bus stop on the Kanaieki crossing and easy to find. Delicious meat awaits you here!
Casual Eatery Izakaya (Japanese-style pub) Fish Dishes Sushi Set menus/Rice bowls/Kamameshi(hot pot rice) Chinese Ramen Noodles Yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue)
Hikino takes pride in Sado-sourced fresh seafood. They offer a wide range of dishes including sashimi, grilled fish, hand-shaped sushi, thick sushi rolls, and hand-pressed boxed sushi. Also offered are sushi sets of your choice with Chinese ramen noodles. Japanese-style barbecue cooked over an infrared grill is recommended. As the grill can remove excess fat while cooking, you can enjoy the enhanced flavour of meat. In addition, because the grill is smoke-free, the smell of smoke will not stick to your clothes, so Hikino has been a popular venue for women as well.
Casual Eatery Chinese Cuisine Chinese Ramen Noodles
Chinese Cuisine Kinkaro
Kinkaro stands along Route 350, which you will know by its red signboard. The chef of the second generation learnt culinary skills at a famous Sichuan cuisine restaurant in Niigata, and wholeheartedly prepares dishes. The Sichuan-style Hot and Spicy Bean Curd, which carries on a traditional taste, gives rich flavours in spiciness, and this dish is highly recommended. Classic menus such as gyoza dumplings, fried rice, and sweet and sour pork are peerlessly delicious. Kinkaro also serves up noodles and set meals, and the set lunch on weekdays has a loyal following thanks to the reasonable price.