Kappo restaurant Shinsuitei in Taniyama, Kagoshima, offers seasonal chef’s choice courses

PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2022

The exterior of Shinsuitei

Six months have passed since the kappo restaurant Shinsuitei (Phone: 099-269-0450) reopened at a new location near JR Taniyama Station in Kagoshima City.

Before the relocation, the restaurant had been in business for over 27 years in Taniyama Chuo 3-chome. Shinichi Hirazono, the owner, decided to relocate in response to feedback from regular customers that they wished it were closer to the station since many of them used the taxi service from there.

The grounds, including the parking lot, are approximately 560 square meters, and the restaurant space is 70 square meters. The white-based interior has a relaxing atmosphere. With tables and counters made of cedar and cypress, the design brings out the natural wood grains. The wood used in the restaurant belonged to Hiraizono’s father-in-law, who had been collecting the timbers for some time. The restaurant has two private rooms for four and six people and a counter with six seats. The hall at the back can accommodate up to 20 people for banquets and parties. It can also be converted into a dining space for four to six people with partitions.

The evening menu, Chef’s Choice, consists of four courses: 5,500 yen, 6,600 yen, 8,800 yen, and 11,000 yen. Customers are required to make a reservation by 4:00 p.m. on the same day. “The menu features dishes that highlight seasonal ingredients purchased from the market and is tailored to the needs of each customer, such as the number of people and age,” says Hirazono.

For lunch on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the restaurant offers a Shinsui Set (1,800 yen) with five dishes, and on Saturdays and Sundays, a Lunch Course (3,300 yen, reservation required by the day before). It is currently accepting reservations for New Year’s osechi and plans to offer a fugu (blowfish) course for a limited time starting next January.

Hirazono says, “We are located near the station and offer homemade seasonal dishes. We hope to see you soon.”

Opening hours: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Tuesdays only from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; for memorial services and other occasions, hours can be adjusted upon request). Closed on Mondays. Parking for seven cars.

  • The entrance of Shinsuitei

  • Counter seating of Shinsuitei

  • Table seats of Shinsuitei

  • Example of a private room