Just near Yasube, the awesome gyoza place downtown, is another izakaya with a very different feel to it.
Yururi (ゆるり) means to slow down and take it easy. Stepping into the cozy, intimate space imbues the relaxed feeling of the Kochi surfer culture. The atmosphere, accompanied by the aroma of the delicious food being made right in front of you, might cause a temporal lack of desire to go back out to the real world.
If you like fish and vegetables, this is the izakaya for you. All of the ingredients are from Kochi, and the chef has some interesting variations on things.
For example, the last time I was there, we had fish and chips, but the fish was battered with a slice of avocado. Mind blowing stuff–give me more!
Vegetables are usually steamed, and the sashimi is as fresh as it comes, making this place great for the health conscious as well.
The menu is very difficult to read, handwritten kanji, but don’t let the deter you. One of the servers speaks pretty good English and can describe anything on the menu if you ask him.
Don’t go crazy on ordering because the price will rack up pretty quickly, but it is still in moderate range. If you’re going with a group of five or six who like to drink a lot as well, you can expect of 3000-4000 per.
Also, it’s not so big, so if you’re heading in with a group, call for reservations ahead of time.
Yururi. Relax. Eat. Drink. Talk. Refresh. It is a must in Kochi.
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