On the seafront of Takamatsu Sunport with views of the port area on one side and the Seto Inland Sea on the other, this is a relaxing bar/restaurant with an interesting but tasty mix of American-European and Japanese food.
Various pasta dishes are on offer as well as the ubiquitous salad bar. The speciality of the house though, is the fish and seafood. They make a big thing about their American lobster, which is very good (and rather unusual in this part of Japan), but the real stars of the show are the dishes which feature more locally caught seafood. The hotate (scallops) and tairagi (razor shells) are superb. In fact, I think the scallop carpaccio is the best I've ever eaten! The scallops tasted fresh and sweet like they had just been caught ... which maybe they had. All the food is beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. They must have a very good chef. My wife says she had the best prawns ever there.
There is a decent selection of drinks to complement the food, although some of the wines are on the expensive side ... as is the case throughout Japan.
This is a popular spot for couples and families and is also a favourite spot for parties, weddings and so on, so check beforehand that it's open to the public - it usually is though.
They also have regular, but infrequent, live music nights or specialist nights such as "Flamenco Nights", check their website for details. Only a little more expensive than the usual place, but still very affordable. Try the lunch menu for even more value. Highly recommended.
After your meal, take your drinks out to the terrace and relax with a great view of the Inland Sea. As Otis Redding sort of said, "Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the ships coming in ... and going out again". Marvellous.
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