Seafood restaurant opens in Temmonkan Kagoshima Yokocho, serving local sashimi and sushi

PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2022

Okawa, the owner, welcoming customers

On March 7, Kaisen Donya Tatsumi opened on the second floor of Temmonkan Kagoshima Yokocho on Temmonkan Ginza Street, Kagoshima City.

The three-story complex offers an alley-style dining experience, and currently, seven restaurants are in operation. The restaurants featuring Kurobuta pork, Japanese Black beef, Black Satsuma chicken, and wild game meat from Kagoshima have been available, but no seafood restaurants. Satoshi Okawa, the owner of the restaurant Nikuryori Saima on the same floor, decided to open a new business to offer a place to enjoy Kagoshima’s local fish.

The menu includes Three-type Sashimi Assortment (980 yen), Seared Bonito (780 yen), Kibinago, or Silver-Stripe Herring, Sashimi (650 yen), Prawn and Vegetable Tempura (880 yen), and Nigiri Sushi 5 Pieces (980 yen).

Okawa has been involved in Japanese and creative cuisine for 25 years. Saima, located across from the restaurant, serves spare ribs with Hinamori pork and lamb, char-grilled Black beef and Sakurajima chicken, and beef tongue stew. He also plans to offer courses combining fish and meat dishes, taking advantage that Tatsumi and Saima are across from each other.

Kagoshima Yokocho has a system whereby customers scan a QR code with their smartphones upon entering and order dishes from their seats at all restaurants in the building. Payment is also completely cashless. Okawa says: “It is our mission to make the city lively. We want to make Kagoshima a place where people can enjoy both meat and fish.”

Opening hours: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (until midnight after March 16). Closed on Tuesdays.

  • Inside Kaisen Donya Tatsumi

  • Nigiri Sushi from Kaisen Donya Tatsumi

  • Assorted Sashimi from Kaisen Donya Tatsumi

  • Prawn and Vegetable Tempura from Kaisen Donya Tatsumi