Restaurant offers spiced cuisine in Menzancho, Kagoshima: ‘Spice Bar’ at night

PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2023

Mr. and Mrs. Hayashida inviting customers

Two months have passed since the Meizan VOUL, a restaurant specializing in spiced cuisine, opened in Meizancho, Kagoshima City.

It is the second branch of the VOUL, a spice curry specialty restaurant in Gofukumachi. The owner, Kazunori Hayashida, had the idea of offering drinks at his restaurant, which led him to open the second restaurant on April 20. The Maizan VOUL has a floor space of approximately 66 square meters and 24 seats, including table seats and counter seats at a long table in the center.

As with the Tenmonkan branch, the lunch menu focuses on Spice Curry. The menu includes Chicken Curry (980 yen) made with Sakurajima chicken, Keema (1,120 yen) with ground Kurobuta pork and Sakurajima chicken, Chicken and Keema Curry with double sauce (1,250 yen), and Chicken Biryani (1,400 yen).

While the Tenmonkan branch operates only for lunch, the Meizancho branch is open in the evening under the concept of a “spice bar – a bar where patrons can enjoy spiced food and craft beer.” About 20 dishes are available, including snacks, various salads, signature tandoori chicken, fried shrimp in ethnic style, ethnic fried noodles, and biryani, to name a few. Two to four kinds of craft beer are always stocked, along with wine and cardamom-scented rice shochu with soda.

“We hope our customers enjoy pairing various spiced dishes with accompanying drinks,” says Hayashida. He hopes to increase the variety of craft beer and wine in the future.

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday nights.

  • Exterior view of Meizan VOUL

  • Inside Meizan VOUL

  • Chicken Biryani at Meizan VOUL

  • Ethnic fried noodles at Meizan VOUL

  • Example of craft beer at Meizan VOUL