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Address: 5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Early birds can have FRESH seafood

If you like fresh seafood with abandon choices, you'd better visit the Karato before 10am. Seafood there is comparatively cheaper than restaurants. P.S. don't buy drink on the 1/F... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was a Sunday and the market opened late at 08:00. My plan was quite packed that day so I arrived there sharp at 08:00. There were still some unoccupied spaces on the Ground level of the car park. After parking my car, I started to see a car queue outside the car park. Shops were getting busy. People were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood with abandon choices, you'd better visit the Karato before 10am. Seafood there is comparatively cheaper than restaurants. P.S. don't buy drink on the 1/F shops, there are vending machines on the 2/F which are cheaper.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Only open in weekend, not enough table and seat for dining, use cartoon boxes or rubbish as chairs, I saw a child fell from a torn chair. Some tourist sit on the street to eat, so you need to bring something cover on the street to eat like a begger. Seafood are fresh indeed.If you can wait for a chair,... More 

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Shimonoseki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I am a lucky man because I live in this town for almost half a century. Karato area is a part of our walking course in the morning. Wife buys marine food here. Turbine shells were delicious yesterday. When you come here in the morning on the weekdays, you may not see sushi as you see them in the weekend.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Open normally on Friday Saturday and Sunday from morning till 3:00 pm. The Sushi are freshly made and offer good varieties. The toro with different grades from¥200-¥600 each piece. You can have great down-to-sea brunch here. I choose to stay a hotel which does not include breakfast so that I can bring my empty stomach here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It is attractive to daily routines. Not at all! You had better head down here. You have to go w/t sweat here. I introduce Big fishery mkts in Tokyo. World 1. Is in Tokyo. It is a kind of community shops. I wish that you're a part of us.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fish market for business but open for public as well. It is a good place for breakfast or lunch over the weekend. The popular way to enjoy this place is to take away sushi, sashimi and deep fried fish from one of 2 dozens fish shops and eat it outside, looking over the sea. Though it is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Here you can find lots of fugu (blowfish) for sale. This city is said to be the first to allow fugu to be eaten in Japan. I did not eat around this market but went to the famous restaurant which was the first to serve fugu cuisine. It was very fresh, unlike those I had in Kansai or Nagasaki.

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Newport Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We rented a car and drove through Japan with no hotel reservations. We spent the night in Shimonoseki when we we to tired to drive any further. While we ate breakfast we read about the town and the famous fish market where 80% of the fugu in Japan is brought. We spent several hours going through the market and sampling... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This market is one of the biggest fish market in western Japan. Shimonoseki is famous for blowfish, so this market specializes selling blowfish products. At the market there are a lot of small stalls which sold fish and blowfish which fished around its area. early morning, many professional chef come to the market to buy ingredients. after 9am, lots of... More 

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