Best Places to Grab a Sandwich in Kumamoto

ByJustin Hanus
Jan 30, 2024

Best Places to Grab a Sandwich in Kumamoto

Whether you’re on the go and need to grab a quick lunch or you just enjoy a good sandwich, you’ll be pleased to hear that you have many options in Kumamoto. The top places use local ingredients, including freshly-baked bread. Plus, many sandwich bars offer delivery, meaning it’s easy to bring a delicious sandwich straight to your door.

1. Pecan Sandwich Shop

If you fancy a sandwich for breakfast, Pecan Sandwich Shop is ideal because it’s open early enough to visit before work. All the sandwiches are made from fresh bread baked that day. You may like to pair your sandwich with a coffee or smoothie. As well as meaty sandwiches like bacon, chicken, and meatballs, there are several vegetarian options. The signature sandwich, though, is pecan that is made from a nut paste like peanut butter.

Where: 2-5-30 Nihongi, Nishi Ward (map)
Open Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays; closed Mondays

2. King Sand

At King Sand, you’ll find Cuban sandwiches in a range of sizes (choose according to your appetite). Although they feature just a simple combination of pulled pork, pickles, and melted cheese, the result is impressive. You’ll need to arrive a little earlier than you want to eat because it takes around 10 to 15 minutes for each sandwich to cook — although you will be treated to delicious aromas while you wait.

Where: 1-19 Village Building 1st Floor, Suidocho, Chuo Ward (map)
Open Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day

3. Saku Sand

Sometimes, all you need is a simple sandwich. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Saku Sand with the signature Saku Sandwich as the filling is just lettuce and ham. What makes this sandwich special is the powdered cheese on one side of the toasted bread — which also makes the sandwich smell delicious. Another great choice is the egg sandwich, which features homemade mayonnaise.

Where: 1-5-51 Shinhoka, Higashi Ward (map)

4. Miss Fruits Parlor

For a uniquely Japanese sandwich, stop by Miss Fruits Parlor. As the name suggests, the sandwiches are packed with fruit, including amanatsu (a citrus fruit), melon, and kiwi. A layer of slightly sweet cream helps to bring out the flavor. Better yet, all the fruits are fresh from a wholesale market in Kumamoto.

Where: 6-29-15 Oe, Chuo Ward (map)
Open Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)

5. Tatomiya Sandwich Cafe

For a full meal featuring a sandwich, try Tatomiya Sandwich Cafe. You have numerous options of sandwiches to choose from, including some on the lunch menu. This is another place where you’ll find fruit in sandwiches, including melon, mango, peach, and banana, but you’ll also find more traditional choices featuring vegetables and meat.

Where: 1-31-11 Ezu, Higashi Ward (map)

Open Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Although Japanese cuisine may not make you think of sandwiches, this is definitely a major food item in Kumamoto. Many are likely to even exceed your expectations of a what a great sandwich is.

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