Posts in the Restaurants Category

Mooks – A Trendy Dining Experience

Mooks (a.k.a. monne legui mooks) holds a special place in my heart. Combining a trendy atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly staff, it keeps me coming back time after time. Mooks is located in the small pottery town of Hasami. The owners, originally from Tokyo, opened Mooks about 3 years ago. Their urban and international perspective on food, presentation, and atmosphere make Mooks unique not only for Hasami, but for the whole of Nagasaki prefecture.


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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

Just across Nagasaki Prefecture’s border, about a ten minute drive from Nagasaki’s own Hasami, lies the town of Arita. Part of Saga Prefecture, Arita is world-renowned for its beautiful hand-crafted pottery. While I appreciate Arita for its pottery (though most of it is far above my pay grade), I appreciate it even more for a little Chinese restaurant called Shanghai. While Nagasaki City boasts one of only three Chinatowns in Japan and, therefore, some great Chinese restaurants, it’s a bit … Continue reading »

Mexican Food FINALLY (kind of…) Comes to Nagasaki City!

So if you’re anything like me, one of the only things that seems to make life in Japan seem to drag a bit at times is the distinct lack of Mexican Food available for consumption. I like many of my fellow American compatriots crave a good burrito/taco/quesadilla more than probably any other food stuff on the planet. There’s Mike’s, and Chango’s in Sasebo which I make sure to hit up when I’m in that hood, but since I spend a … Continue reading »