This is the place to go if you want to go and eat local with the locals! Don’t be shy and strut right in! The inside is entirely decorated with a ‘pirate’ theme. The wooden structure, the round windows and the small ships on the shelves will almost make you believe that either you entered a bar in one of those pirate harbours or you are actually inside a ship. Even the owners blend right into the theme!

A small ‘pirate’ restaurant facing the sea, the food is simple, hearty, rustic, abundant and delicious. My personal recommendation: Ebimeshi! Okayama Prefecture is famous for this rice based dish mixed with various sauces and full of shrimps, prawns and sometimes even lobsters. But in this restaurant, the seafood is fresh and comes directly from the bay of Ushimado. This is also a great time to chat with some locals!


Opening Hours

Open from 11:00 to 20:00

Closed on Wednesday. If the Wednesday is a public holiday, the restaurant will be open but will close the following day.


Kitchen Kaizoku

4173 Ushimadochō Ushimado, Setouchi, Okayama 701-4302


By public transport:

Board the train on the Ako line from Okayama station and get off at Oku station (25 min). Spot the bus stop located in front of the station and hop on the bus heading to Ushimado (20 min).Get off at the ‘Ayaura’ stop. Walk 3 minutes to get to the restaurant.

Another option is to simply grab a taxi at Oku station (around 20 min and 2500 to 3000 yen)

By car :

53 minutes by car from Okayama station.

Useful Information

Free parking ( 40 meters south from the Ayaura crossroad)