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Located in Kobe, Japan, Uemura is a renowned Japanese restaurant that has been recognized for its excellence in cuisine. With its Bronze Award from The Tabelog Award in 2024 and its selection as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants in the West region in 2023, Uemura is a dining establishment that sets itself apart from the rest.

Uemura takes pride in its commitment to providing customers with a truly enjoyable and satisfying dining experience. The restaurant focuses on traditional Japanese cuisine while incorporating new ingredients and cooking techniques. The attention to detail extends to the presentation of the dishes, with a strong emphasis on the use of exquisite tableware.

What truly distinguishes Uemura is its dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients. The restaurant maintains close relationships with local producers, ensuring that only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used in their dishes. This commitment to quality and safety is a testament to Uemura's belief that what goes into their customers' mouths should be carefully considered.

When dining at Uemura, guests can expect to embark on a culinary journey that showcases the essence of Japanese cuisine. From beautifully crafted sushi and sashimi to flavorful grilled dishes and delicate tempura, each bite at Uemura is a testament to the mastery of Japanese culinary traditions. With its inviting atmosphere and impeccable service, Uemura is a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic and unforgettable Japanese dining experience.

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Uemura Overview


1-chōme-24-14 Nakayamatedōri, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0004


+81 (0) 78-221-0631


7 minute walk from Sannomiya Station (JR Kobe Line) West Exit
7 minute walk from Kobe Sannomiya Station (Hankyu Kobe Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

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Uemura Reviews

Uemura Google Average Rating



This is the most expensive washoku restaurant I've ever been to.

It's also the best.

Ingredients are rare and superlative. Close to the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine.


This is a Japanese restaurant located in Sannomiya, Kobe.
This is my first time visiting this store, and in one word, it's the best store.
Not only the food, but also the tableware, service, and various presentations are all top-notch.
The highlight was the sweetfish, which was grilled for 45 minutes. The head is crispy, the body is fluffy, and the tail has a distinct gradation.
The food is cooked and prepared right in front of you at the counter, so just watching it is quite captivating.
I don't go there often because it's reasonably priced, but it's a restaurant I'd like to visit again.


Restaurant Uemura, a Japanese restaurant founded in 2007, is a 5-minute walk from Sannomiya Station on the Seishin/Yamanote Subway Line.

The restaurant has been awarded one star in the 2011 Michelin Guide Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, and has been awarded two stars since 2014.

The owner, Ryosuke Uemura, trained at famous restaurants in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe, and at the age of 30 opened the restaurant Uemura, which only has counter seats, in Kitano, Kobe.

The course is omakase only, and you must make a reservation in advance.
The courses offered on the day are as follows.

・Senshu fried eggplant and abalone with sesame sauce
・White miso-based seaweed
・Sea urchin from Oma, Aomori
・Charcoal-grilled conger eel
・Straw-grilled wild tuna from Tottori Sakai Port
・Kagawa udon with truffle
・Fried young Tenryu sweetfish from Nagano Prefecture
・Simmered Akashi octopus and sweet potato
・Kobe beef sukiyaki
・Sakura shrimp and pea rice
・Matcha castella

In conclusion, I can say "best"!

Every dish takes time and effort to bring out the full flavor of the ingredients.
His skill is amazing. Really awesome.

All of the dishes are so delicious that it's hard to beat them,
Personally, I like black-throated seaweed with white miso, charcoal-grilled conger conger,
The deep-fried young sweetfish was very impressive.

Nodoguro is of course delicious, but the white miso soup...
It made me sigh. The hamo is grilled on one side with charcoal.
You can enjoy both the aroma and the freshness of the meat.
The young sweetfish cooked in 45 minutes is so delicious that it will make you cry, right?

As it calls itself a "restaurant",
I guess I really love cooking from the bottom of my heart.
The sake served in an Edo Kiriko glass was also wonderful.

Apparently crabs are delicious in winter,
Next time I'll visit you in winter! Thank you for the meal.

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