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“Great Japanese restaurant ”
Review of Gassai

Gassai
Ranked #4 of 3,420 Restaurants in Himeji
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Great place . Very local . Tasty food . Was coming there few times and will come again . Love this place .......

Thank Artur A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

None of the previous reviewers mentioned smoking at this restaurant and we never gave it a thought until 4 men sitting in the upstairs area of this place lit up their ciggies. Asphixiation was crossing our minds so we made a quick move to the downstairs bar area where there was no-one smoking. It's a modest and smallish place with a bar downstairs and some other spaces upstairs.
There are a few English descriptions on the menu and we stuck to those options. You call for service by pressing the button on a shell type object. It worked well. The staff are at your service within seconds. They are friendly and try very hard to be helpful.
Our food and drinks came quickly and they were delicious.
If you're staying at the Dormy Inn next door, this is an ideal venue. You won't break the bank.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We have just returned to our hotel having had a really lovely
meal at Gassai. It was busy and humming and had a very nice atmosphere. Staff were very efficient and helpful and it has an English menu. Everything we ordered was great, grilled salmon, omelette with squid, miso soup, noodles in a sour sauce with very thin pieces of pork, and a chicken dish which turned out to be pork!

1  Thank 240patriciao
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We were the only westerners that evening, a good sign! The menue was sort off in English but despite some guessing we were surprised by some dishes. What ever, the food was great, we ordered 4 items for two persons and that was just right. Every dish was excellent, noodles with pork, a fine omelet with spring onions, tofu and some vegetables and a piece of something we did not know (fish, speck or what) but it was great and some cold chicken in a sauce. For people loving local cuisine and being a bit experimental this is a great place. Finally the price is right.

1  Thank Katharina S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Gassai is not going to win any Michelin stars. I've rated it excellent because it executes what it is aiming for very well. Good Izakaya style food and drink at reasonable prices. Unlike a lot of similar places in Japan, it has an English menu. They cater to tourists without wrecking the local atmosphere.

Perhaps the reason it keeps its atmosphere is because it is on the "wrong" side of the tracks - the far side of the rails station from the castle - and has no external ignage in English.

Cut through the train station. Gassai is only a minute or two past the Nikko Hotel. Look for the lanterns outside. (Check the TA photos or look at Google street view.)

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1  Thank GVancouver
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