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Kakinoha Sushi Tanaka, Nara Headshop

The bargain set of Nara’s famous specialty, sushi on the persimmon leaf, numbers limited.

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Kakinoha Sushi (sushi on the persimmon leaf) has been a local cuisine in southern Nara for more than 200 years. Famous shops dot the prefecture, keeping the food culture and the traditional taste alive. Kakinoha Sushi Tanaka is one of them with 120-year history since 1903. They have shops mainly in Nara and Kansai Region, also extending into Tokyo and Aichi.

The Nara Headshop is conveniently located in front of Kintetsu Nara Station. Along with the Gojo shop, the headquarters on Gojo Street, it manages the whole operation. The shop has an eating space called “Kakinoha Chaya” where you can taste the sushi right there.

The highlight on the menu is Sushi A La Carte. The Nara Headshop’s limited bargain set features the Kakinoha Sushi, original sushi, a side dish and soup. Many fans order this popular menu for lunch, but the serving number is limited. There are times, such as Golden Week, the year end or New Year’s Day, that are not on the menu. It is best to ask about availability before you visit the shop.

Highlights

  • Nara’s local specialty, Kakinoha Sushi. Try tasting it at this famous shop.
  • Sushi A La Carte, a bargain set, is served only at the Nara Headshop.
  • They can hold your baggage, rent an umbrella and offer other helpful services.

Photos

  • Conveniently located near the Kintetsu Nara Station

    Conveniently located near the Kintetsu Nara Station

  • Popular Sushi A La Carte

    Popular Sushi A La Carte

  • Jukushi made of famous persimmons from Gojo

    Jukushi made of famous persimmons from Gojo

  • The shop’s proud Kakinoha Sushi

    The shop’s proud Kakinoha Sushi

  • Besides Kakinoha Sushi, Nara’s local specialties fill the shop

    Besides Kakinoha Sushi, Nara’s local specialties fill the shop

Official FAQs

Q

Do you have menus in foreign languages or with pictures? (If so, please let us know the languages available.)

A

Yes, we do. (English is available).

Q

Do you serve vegetarian menus?

A

No

Q

Can I take photos of the food or the interior?

A

We prefer not, but if it is just for your individual amusement, it is okay.

Q

Do you have plugs for charging devices?

A

Yes.

Q

Can I get take-out?

A

Yes.

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Details

Name in Japanese
柿の葉すし本舗たなか なら本店
Postal Code
630-8215
Address
5-2 Higashimukinakamachi, Nara City, Nara
Telephone
0742-81-3651
Closed
Open every day
Hours
9:30am - 7:00pm (Kakinoha Chaya: 11:00am - 4:00pm)
Budget
1,000yen and up
Directions
From Kintetsu Nara Line’s Kintetsu Nara Station, walk 1 min.
Credit Cards
Accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)