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Experience Katsuo Warayaki (Smoked Bonito) and Fisherman's Lunch

Try Katsuo Warayaki hands-on at Makurazaki - Home of the Katsuo(^o^)


 At the Makurazaki Wharf (next to Makurazaki Fish Centre), ocean-fresh Katsuo (Bonito) are skillfully cut up and heartily roasted over a strong fire to make Tataki (a Japanese way of preparing smoked Katsuo where only the outer surface is roasted while the inner portions remain raw).


 Roasting the Katsuo over fire made by burning highly flammable straw, the external surface of the fish is quickly cooked while the inner portions remain raw. Furthermore, the flavour of smoked straw is sealed in the flesh of the Katsuo, giving the end product a tangy barbeque flavour.


 Experience this only at Makurazaki - Home of the Katsuo!

 Have fun roasting your very own Katsuo-tataki, savour the flavours of the seasonal harvests and enjoy the view of Makurazaki Port.



Participants                   : Minimum of 10 people

Application deadline     : 2 days in advance

Fees                             : 1,575 Yen 

       (includes Katsuo Warayaki and Fisherman's Lunch)

[Experiencing Katsuo Warayaki]

1. Dissecting a fresh Katsuo (Bonito)!



 Upon arrival, you can view the dissection of a fresh Katsuo (for Warayaki Tataki) at the wholesaler's stall. For visitors who have never dissected a fish, you may let the shop staff do the dissection. For visitors who wish to dissect the fish on their own, the staff will be around to provide guidance and tips when necessary.

2. Roasting the fish over fire made by burning straw


 Warayaki - Form a 10 member group and decide who to start the fire using straw and who to handle the barbeque wire netting with the Katsuo.

3. Immersing in ice water!


 Tataki - After roasting the Katsuo over straw flames, immerse it in ice water to seal the flavour. You may do this on your own or request for the staff to do it for you.


4. Last but not least, enjoy the finished Katsuo Tataki!



Proceed to the restaurant to savour the freshly made Katsuo Tataki.

Fisherman's Lunch Set


Warayaki Katsuo Tataki


Roasted Katsuo Belly


Fisherman's Hotpot


Onigiri Rice Balls


Deep Fired Fish Cake

                      Unmakado~!!!(it's delicious!!!)

Makurazaki Fish Centre

33-1 Matsunoo-cho, Makurazaki-shi

Phone  : 0993-73-2311

FAX     : 0993-73-2359


On days of good weather, you may enjoy lunch on the outdoor wood terrace on the 2nd floor.

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