Kurashi Sabo Ouka, Lunch Buffet in Kurashiki City

Kurashiki Sabo Ouka Cafe - window side with garden view

Hi, this is Mrs. Wada back on duty. This time I’m going to introduce a cafe that offers a lunch buffet – Kurashi Sabo Ouka. Most of the dishes they serve are side dishes called obanzai, mainly consist of vegetables, which is good!

Kurashiki Sabo Ouka Cafe - another shot of cafe facade

Kurashi Sabo Ouka, Buffet Lunch in Kurashiki City

Kurashi Sabo Ouka is cafe located nearby Sakazu Park. They are open 4 days in a week. They’re on their third year of business. The owner mentioned that at first there were just few customers, but recently it’s becoming popular to the point that they are considering to open more business days.

Lunch Buffet Dishes

First, you will be served with a bowl of red rice, soup and a glass of drink. Then you can get the rest of the dishes from the rack located in the middle of the room.

Kurashiki Sabo Ouka Cafe - first round (salad and others)
My first round (sauteed eggplants, red rice, mushroom soup, and a plate of mixed veggies, salad and omelette)

There are raw eggs also for tamago-kakegohan with a special soy sauce made by a local soysauce manufacturer in the neighborhood. This time we had the soy sauce with yellow nira in it. Yellow nira, by the way, is one of the local products of Okayama.



Inside Cafe and Food


Name Kurashi Sabo Ouka (桜花)
Business Hours 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Open on Friday to Monday)
Address 〒710-0801 Okayama-ken, Kurashiki-shi, Sakazu, 2429


It was our second time in the place and since it was on weekday, we expected it won’t be crowded. But even during weekdays, we had to wait for about 30 minutes for our turn. The owner said that it really varies day by day.

After 2:30 PM, when were just finished with our meal. Everyone is already gone and the cafe is all to ourselves. It might be a good idea for sweets time when the place isn’t so busy, more relaxing to enjoy the garden view. They serve also pancake set for sweets time.

I ate too much again this time. Having mostly vegetables made it less guilty I guess? Better go for a walk around Sakazu Park and burn some calories, and maybe hop on to another cafe nearby like Riverside Cafe Miyake Shouten?


Antique & Cafe Yukashi in Okayama City

Antique & Cafe Yukashi - main table

Hi everyone. It’s rainy season already in Japan. Humid weather almost every day. Just recently, Mr. Wada and I visited a cafe that I happened to really like, and it’s just less than 20 minutes away from our place.

Just look at this green facade! Refreshing, like it!

Antique & Cafe Yukashi (アンティーク・カフェゆかし)

This cafe came up from my Google Map cafe hunting for awhile. I wanted to visit but I had this thought that it might be like the cafe we encountered before that regular customers smoke. But!, during our visit no one did (not sure if it’s a non-smoking cafe though), so it was a relief.

This cafe sells antique items. You can see that most of the display items have price tag on it. Even the huge cabinet where many of the small plates are being displayed is for sale. Quite interesting.

Not only antique items but flower arrangements are all over the cafe. The owner does the flower arrangement herself. I so envy this lovely place!

Food and Drinks

For a hot hot day, iced coffee is a perfect drink to order. Mr. Wada and I had iced coffee with crumbled banana cake. They didn’t much option for desserts but more on light meals.



Name Antique & Cafe Yukashi (アンティーク・カフェゆかし)
Business Hours 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Closed on Thursdays)
Parking Space Available
Address 702-8033 Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Minami-ku, Fukutomihigashi, 1 Chome−5−30

There you go, another one added to my favorite cafes.