The Matsushima Tourism Association has an annual 3 Star Winter Lunch Contest where chefs compete to create fancy but affordable winter lunches. Winter is Matsushima's oyster season, there are many types of fresh fish, and rice from the fall harvest has just become available.

The price for all the "3 Star Winter Lunches" is fixed at 2500 yen (plus tax) and the lunches are available until Feb 28, 2017.

Reservations are requested or required, so stop by the day before or phone ahead to make a reservation.
If you need interpretation help on the phone, contact the Matsushima Information Center at 022-354-2263 between 9:30 and 4:30 daily, or visit them in person at the Rest House.

Download the pamphlet here with pictures of each lunch (Japanese only): link
View a Google Map of all the restaurants: link


Grand Prize Winners

1.Taikantei (2nd Floor Restaurant)
Grand Prize Winner グランプリ
Lunch title: 「とびきり!」を味わう冬の旅 “Tobikiri!” o ajiwau fuyu no tabi
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day

平日 Open weekdays 11-13:30
土日祝 Open Sat., Sun., Holiday 11-14:00
1,2月水曜定休 Closed Wed. in Jan/Feb
予約制 Reservations Requested 022-354-3191

Description: Neoclassical French style lunch featuring local vegetables; dessert resembling the crescent moon helmet of samurai Date Masamune; and the colors of Matsushima’s winter landscape


 

2. Komatsu-kan Kofutei
Grand Prize Winner グランプリ
Lunch Title: 食彩のおもてなし“冬の和み” Shokusai no omotenashi “Fuyu no Nagomi” 
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day

営業時間 Daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order)
定休日 火曜日、年末年始 Closed Tuesdays and for the New Year’s holidays
予約制 Reservations Required (by the day before) 022-354-5065

Description: We feature delicious local ingredients from Matsushima and the Tohoku countryside. The theme is “Nagomi,” meaning calm or finding peace, and this lunch aims to warm your heart. 


 

3. Hotel Taikanso
Lunch title: “Matushima ni kite, kokoro atatamaru hitotoki o” 松島に来て、心温まるひとときを
Grand Prize Winner グランプリ

営業時間 Daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order)
定休日 不定休 No set day off
予約制 Reservations Requested 022-354-5214

Description: We made a lunch that will warm your soul using a perfect combination of Miyagi and Matsushima grown vegetables and meat, and local fish.


 


 Participating Restaurants                                                                                                        

4. Hotel Taikanso
Lunch title: 潮騒が奏でる冬景色 Shiosai ga kanaderu fuyu geshiki

営業時間 Daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order)
定休日 不定休 No set day off
予約制 Reservations Requested 022-354-5214


 

5. Hotel Taikanso
Lunch title: 響きヌーベルシノワ Hibiki Nouvelle Shinowa
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day

営業時間 Daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order)
定休日 不定休 No set day off
予約制 Reservations Required 022-354-5214 (by 5pm the day before)


 

6. Hotel Ubudo ホテル海風土
Lunch title: 松島でちょっとひといき、冬の旅 Matsushima de chotto hitoiki, fuyu no tabi
Limited quantities: 50 meals per day

営業時間 Daily 11-13:00 (last order)定休日 水曜日 Closed Wednesdays
予約制 Reservations Requested 022-355-0022


 

7. 花ごころの湯 新富亭 Hotel Shintomitei
Lunch title:いつもよりちょっと贅沢に松島初冬の便り Itsumoyori chotto zeitaku ni Matsushima Hatsu Fuyu no Tayori
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day

営業時間 Open daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order 1:30pm)
定休日 / 年末年始 Closed 12/30-1/3
予約制 Reservations Required (by 5pm the day before) 022-354-5377


 

8. 花ごころの湯 新富亭 Hotel Shintomitei
Lunch title: 松島の彩 Matsushima no Irodori
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day

営業時間 Open daily 11:30-14:00 (Last order 13:30)
定休日 / 年末年始 Closed 12/30-1/3
予約制 Reservations Required (by 5pm the day before) 022-354-5377


 

9. Shoan Restaurant Umine 松庵レストラン海音
Limited quantities: 30 meals per day
Lunch title: 冬の美食ランチ Fuyu no bishoku Lunch

営業時間 Daily 11:30-14:00 (last order 13:00)
定休日 水曜日、Closed Wednesdays and 12/31, 1/1, 1/31, 2/2, 2/27, 2/28
予約制 Reservations Required 022-354-3111 (by the day before)


 

View a Google Map of all the restaurants: link