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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Excellent local spot for "chanpon." It's the signature dish of Nagasaki and here at Shikairo, they blend a house noodle with assorted vegetables, fried pork, seafood simmer it in a mild broth. Personally, I prefer the "saraudon" which is similar to the chanpon only this...version has thin, fried noodles instead of steamed. We also ordered the spring rolls and it was an interesting twist of taste and not your usual lumpia style roll filled with vegetables and pork.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

I thought it was a small Chinese restaurant, but this one is very comfortable, with a nice view.. I tried the champon. It’s good although I prefer the tonkotdu ramen.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

I came to Shikairo while visiting the area tourist attractions such as Glover Garden and Oura Cathedral. While the official business hours are from 11:30 AM, the staff let us in at 11:20 AM. We only waited for 10 minutes and secured one of the...window tables overlooking Nagasaki Bay area. I wanted to compare champon and sara udon at two different restaurants while in Nagasaki. Shikairo’s menu was quite simple, but I came to this beautiful establishment to try champon and sara udon, so it did not make much difference whether the menu looked like a book or a double-sided legal size one. Shikairo is where campon was created, and it did not disappoint! Shikairo’s soup was tasty without being salty, and of course noodles were cooked to perfection. Thick noodle sara udon; however, was a disappointment. While sauce was flavorful, noodles were burnt! Burnt noodles did give significant impact to the overall impression of the dish. There was a museum in the building explaining the history of Shikairo. Unfortunately, exhibits were in Japanese language only. I suggest a leaflet in English and Chinese shall be available to attract more dining customers to visit the museum. I learnt a thing or two in the museum, and I thought it was a shame that less people might stop due to lack of available language. It was also tiny in size.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023

This place looks more like an office building - five or six stories tall. Part of it is Shikairo (entrance on the lower right side below the stairs - take the elevator), which was already crowded when we got there at 5:01 PM for its...dinner hours (closed from 3:00 to 5:00 PM to prepare for dinner). After a short wait, we were led to our table, but we were surprised that we didn't have to wait too long to order or get our food. If you get there early enough, you might get a table overlooking the harbor (We didn't.). The champon wasn't the best we had on our trip, but it was still pretty good. It's a big restaurant, and it's loud during busy hours. There is a lot of interesting Chinese and Japanese art on the walls. It's a great place to relax and eat dinner after visiting Oura Cathedral and/or Glover Garden. It's right down the hill!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

We visit the Museum of this famous dish called Champon, the entrance is free although the information is not available in English, very well is worth visiting, me as an expat living in Nagasaki for so many years I didn’t knew about this place. Nagasaki...is an a small city but always find a way to amazed me, if you visit the city you should try Nagasaki Champon and why not learn about their origins.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2019

This is a tourist trap and we fell for it as we were staying in the Crowne Plaza opposite. OK the view from the restaurant was great, once we had queued, been given a table and then moved to get the view from the window....Did the champon noodles do it for us, probably not. The service was ferocious – pack ‘em in and get them out. The food was only OK and the bill was more than that. There must be better places nearby, sorry we didn’t find one.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

As this is an iconic dish in Nagasaki so its one of those must try if you are in the region but I left thinking what’s the fuss all about. Firstly, I would not say the noodle is bad but to rate it as outstanding..., I can’t seem to find the “edge” in the noodle. Nonetheless , the soup is something I like as it has a nice rich taste that is found in stir fried Chinese dish that I am familiar with. Overall just an average dish that may have been overhyped !!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Gave this place a try since it was the original shop that first served the Nagasaki original dish of champon, but the dish was very unsatisfying for us. We waited 15 minutes to sit which was not terrible since we got there 15 minutes after...they opened and had to wait for folks to eat and leave. We ordered some fried rice which was very, very good but the portion small. Was astounded to pay $10 equivalent for what amounted to a snack for two people while the main dishes of champon were only 11$. As big fans of Japanese ramen, we were looking forward to this, but the taste of the broth, the inclusion of octopus tentacles and the thick noodles were just not for us. If you like fishy broths give it a try or if you are like us and just want to experience major cuisines of each city you visit, go for it. I don't regret having eaten there, but it just was not a great bowl for us.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This might have been the best Chinese food we have ever had. Great food, great wait staff, great view. This place has it all. If you go to Nagasaki this is a cant miss. The Chinese dumplings, Champon, pork and vegetables were all excellent. When...we get back here we will go again for sure. And the view? Everyone raves about Mt. Inasa across the bay, but this 5th floor view right across the street from the bay is almost as good, and you get the food. Awesome.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Was pretty crowded when we went down but this is after all the birth place of the Chinese Noodle Nagasaki Chonpon.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It worth its name. It is really good taste. Even though so many people, they try to do their best to serve. The taste is very good. I love this taste.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Taken here by friends for dinner (last order at 8pm). We were delighted there was no queue & we were given a window table with fabulous night views across the harbor & city. My friends enjoyed the pork noodle soup & I ate the shrimp...chili which was very good. As a landmark in the city, this restaurant is a must!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went here to sample the regional Champon noodle dish during lunchtime. This restaurant was recommended in the tourist brochure so we decided to go there. Took the tram from the train station here which was quite straightforward, few minutes walk from the stop. The restaurant...is located on the top floor. When we arrived it was pretty busy, quite a few people we had to put our name on the waiting list. Waiting time was approximately 20 minutes. We had a table with a beautiful view of the harbor. The weather was good too, so perfect photo opportunity. Didn't have to wait long for the dish, everybody went for the signature dish. Though we ordered both regular and large portions, there wasn't too much different in size. The soup broth that the noodles were serve in was flavoursome, although as an avid Asian food eater I wouldn't say that the noodle dish was anything extraordinary. I would recommend to anyone that wants to experience a lovely view whilst sampling this tradition dish. Though there are probably other places less busy that also offer these noodles at a competitive price.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Restaurant opposite Hotel Nikko which is very popular. We tried to get the Hotel to book a table for two and they spoke to the restaurant who sadly explained they were only able to accept a booking for a minimum number of four people. We...thought we’d try anyway on the off chance and the place was almost empty! Got a window table and had very good service and excellent food including the speciality Champon. The place is very busy at lunchtime (possibly from the Cruise ships) and has a good name (ranked number 3 here at time of writing.) If you can get in, go! Really nice food and attentive and prompt service.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Tried the famous Champon at Shikairo and whilst i think the noodles are decent, the portion of the noodles as well as the fried rice and the dish that we ordered were slightly on the small side given the price. Overall, it's probably worth a...visit also to see the small museum on level 2 which depicts the history of the chinese and how they set foot in nagasaki. The restaurant also has a good view overlooking the harbourMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
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