Hello! In my previous post, Y-chan and I went to Dassai sake brewery in Iwakuni (岩国) and on our way back to Yamaguchi city, Y-chan’s aunt (Kazu-chan) brought us to this very famous place for dining in Iwakuni – Irori Sanzoku (いろり山賊).
This ‘restaurant’ is very different from normal Japanese restaurant because it’s located inside the mountain and you dine outdoor. The main characteristic of this restaurant is to enjoy the green scenery while dining. As it was quite crowded (Golden week in Japan), it took around 30~45 minutes for the food to arrive after placing the order.
For first timer, the expression will be this → (O_O) when the food is served. The portion is unbelievably huge. As it was my second time to this restaurant (first time was with Y-chan & his group of friends), I wasn’t shocked about the size and the presentation of the food.
All of us ordered sanzoku-yaki (山賊焼) and sanzoku-musubi (山賊むすび). The sanzoku-yaki is something like skewered BBQ-ed half chicken with teriyaki-like sauce while the sanzoku-musubi is a very big onigiri with 3 different fillings – ume (sour plum), konbu (kelp) and salmon.
They have many other dishes on their menu but we just wanted to have the simple ones to fill our stomach. Maybe I will want to try their sanzoku-udon and yakiniku-styled dishes next time because we saw many families ordered that. 😀
Irori Sanzoku’s official website here!