Some weeks ago we went to an amazing Japanese restaurant in Asturias. It was a surprise and we didn’t know where we were going and the type of restaurant. We were in the car trying to guess but since we left all the big cities behind us, we thought it could be some traditional restaurant with tipical dishes from Asturias (Spanish county in the north) hidden in some really small village. After 1 hour or so we arrived at the top of a little mountain pass, then saw a few houses (not sure, but maybe 10 is too many…) And a sign that said “Fuente La Lloba” (wolf’s fountain) we thought, ok we’re going to see some nice natural fountain and eat some meat… But as we were near our stop, I saw a dog house with some Japanese hiragana characters…and I thought “was that Japanese? here?” I could never imagine a Japanese restaurant could be in a place like that, usually they’re in the big cities in Spain, so the chances to find on in the middle of the mountains looks like impossible.
It seems it appeared on the local tv a few times, but I didn’t know. Well, the place is a beautiful traditional house with a Japanese garden and some Japanese decoration on the outside. The lower part of the house is the restaurant. It has a few tables and a tatami with a fantastic view. It was a rainy day a little bit foggy and we were surrounded by green nature so it was even prettier. It reminded a lot to Japan! The food was awesome, and the owner was really really nice. Despite is quite far from towns and cities and you can only go by car, you have to call in advance to get a table. It seems if you want to go on a weekend, you have to book with weeks in advance. I absolutely recommend the place because it was like going back to Japan! You can check the restaurant’s website here http://restaurantefuentelalloba.blogspot.com.es/