Hinano is a restaurant chain serving locally sourced, often organic, all you can eat buffets, which are great for vegetarians in Japan.
Hinano franchises are mainly in northern Japan and Kanto with a few restaurants spreading in Kansai in Nara, Osaka and Hyogo Prefectures. Hinano has its HQ in Sendai and started its operations in 2007.
There are outlets in Sapporo, Hachinohe, Sendai, Mito, Tokorozawa, Tsukuba, Utsunomiya, Nagoya, Toyohashi, Yokkaichi, Ise, Okazaki and Nara as well as other cities.
The choice of fresh food is huge with delicious desserts and a range of fresh juices. Interiors are traditional Japanese farmhouse style with lots of wood and basketware.
The restaurant pictured is in the LALA Garden Mall in Tsukuba Tel: 029 855 8031. Hours are lunch 11am-3.30pm and dinner 5.30-10.30pm. Last orders are an hour before closing time.
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Thursday, December 03, 2009