Szechuan Restaurant Anninshan in Kagoshima’s Tenmonkan celebrates 8th anniversary

PUBLISHED Nov 8, 2022

Inside Anninshan

Anninshan (Phone: 099-227-2522), a Chinese restaurant in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima City, celebrated its 8th anniversary on November 1.

The restaurant was established on the same day in 2014. The owner and chef, Tsukasa Murata, was the head chef at Shato Hanten in Amu Plaza Kagoshima for 11 years and has won various culinary awards, including the Gold Award at the Osaka International Gourmet Fair (1998), the Bronze Award at the World Chinese Cuisine Competition (2000), and the Osaka Prefecture Governor’s Award for Paid Cooks (2002). Formerly located in Nakamachi, the restaurant moved to the 6th floor of the Caparvo Building in Higashisengokucho in April 2020. It seats 24 people.

Murata’s motto is to “make the most of the natural flavors of the ingredients, without using any chemical seasonings.” Although the restaurant mainly serves Szechuan cuisine, it is also known as “Satsuma Chinese” since it uses Kurobuta pork, Sakurajima chicken, and vegetables produced in Kagoshima Prefecture.

For weekday lunch, the restaurant offers set menus such as Weekly Lunch and Chen Mapo Tofu (1,000 yen each), as well as individual dishes such as Gomoku Soup Noodles and Gomoku Ankake Fried Noodles (1,300 yen each).

The evening menu includes dishes such as Wagyu Beef Thigh Stir-fried with Black Pepper, Shanghai-style Sweet-and-Sour Pork with Kurobuta Pork, Sakurajima Chicken Youlinji, and Shark’s Fin Stew. Course meals are available for two or more, with a minimum budget of 5,000 yen per person, and the menu can be customized to include hors d’oeuvres, shark fin soup, dim sum, fish and meat dishes, and others. Many dishes are available for takeout, and some regular customers bring their own containers to order.

“We have reached our 8th anniversary, and I would like to thank all of our customers for their support,” said Murata. “Cooking is about love. I hope we can continue to refine our skills each day with the spirit of serving for those who are important to us,” he added.

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

  • Exterior of the restaurant and Chef Murata

  • Inside Anninshan

  • Table seating of Anninshan

  • Example of course meal from Anninshan

  • Fried rice with ankkake sauce from Anninshan