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We were established in September 1970 as Sushiya Uoshige at the foot of Tarobo Shrine in Higashiomi City.

We strive to provide each and every one of our customers with a special experience while passing on the beauty of Japanese food and Japanese cuisine, a culinary culture that the Japanese have nurtured over a long period of time, as well as the taste that we have been preserving for 50 years, and developing it further.

About Japanese food


Japan is surrounded by the sea and 75% of its land is mountainous, and is blessed with a mild and humid climate.

Japan is blessed with a mild and humid climate and an abundance of nature, which provides us with a variety of blessings from the sea, the countryside and the mountains, each season.

Respecting and appreciating nature's bounty has become the foundation of Japan's unique food culture.

The Japanese food customs based on the Japanese spirit of "respecting nature" were registered in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2001 as "Japanese food culture".


The quality of Japanese water plays an important role in shaping the Japanese food culture.


The role of drawing out umami from kombu and katsuobushi dashi ingredients.

The role of cooking methods such as boiling, steaming, boiling, and closing. 

It also plays a role in nurturing a diverse range of local foodstuffs throughout Japan's rich natural environment.


In Shiga Prefecture, water flows from the mountains surrounding the prefecture in all directions, moistens fields and villages, and eventually flows into Lake Biwa, where it nurtures the ecology of lake fish.


A drop of water connects the diverse and fresh ingredients of Shiga and the cooking method of Japanese food, which brings out and utilizes the natural flavors of the ingredients. We offer dishes that make the most of the blessings of the lake country to bring a smile to our customers.

About Our Approach


These days, Japanese food, the pride of the world, is becoming less and less familiar to us.


With Japanese cuisine becoming less and less popular, there are more and more people who have never had the opportunity to try their local and lake fish dishes, so we have developed a new version of "Flavors of Lake Biwa" that makes use of ingredients selected as one of the eight delicacies of Lake Biwa for use at home.

We hope you will enjoy the taste of the lake's delicacies and small, beloved ingredients that have long been prized in Shiga, the country of Lake Biwa, at home.

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