Kobe, Japan: French cuisine in 星ヶ丘 (Hoshigaoka) — 海鮮フランス料理 尾野 (Ono)

Japanese people love anything french. Food~, beauty items~, Paris~, the language~
Just check out how many of these words you can spot along Japanese streets next time–“provence”, “bon”, “comme”, “pour”, “maison” etc.

The town in Kobe that I live in doesn’t have much. It’s close to the sea and a huge residential area. Surprisingly, they have a good selection of food.

For lunch, Ono serves a 3-, 4-, or 5-course meal. Everyone got the 4-course steak menu but Ono prides itself for its seafood and so, twice I went, and twice I opted for their 3-course fish menu. Plus, I love fish.

Tip: for ladies, 3-course is just right.

1st course–Starters
soup with free-flow bread

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2nd course–Fish
the fish served depends on what’s available for the day

Ono lives up to its name. All the fish and seafood are prepared perfectly. Having been living like pauper, I don’t get fresh fish often.

 

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The fish was pan-fried and served with quinoa.

3rd course–dessert

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The dessert was an assortment of (from the left, clockwise) pudding, red tea mousse, apple tart and raspberry sherbet. Surprisingly, the mousse was just the right amount of sweetness and texture. I don’t usually fancy cream or mousse but this was one just right.

 

 

**Do note that the ingredients used are seasonal!

尾野 (Ono)
Address: Star Hills Mansion 1F
Hoshigaoka 2-7-13, Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
兵庫県 神戸市垂水区 星ヶ丘2-7-13
スターヒルズマンション 1F

Telephone: 078-706-1020
Reservations accepted

Opening hours: 11:30~14:30 (L.O. 14:00) and 17:30~22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
昼:11:30~14:30(L.O.14:00) 夜:17:30~22:00(L.O.21:00)
Closed on Wednesdays
定休日:水曜日

Directions:
Take bus 51 or 59 from JR Maiko station and get off at Seiryodai san-chome
舞子駅からバス51・59系統「星陵台3丁目」下車すぐ

 

 

 

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