This much loved, low-key local shop across from Nara Park and near Todaiji Temple is best known for its kamameshi, rice in a small metal pot and topped with other ingredients. Order from the English menu for kamameshi like the simple wakadori (chicken with vegetables) or the Nara nanashu (seven flavors of Nara), but don’t stir the kamameshi right away until an okoge (crispy rice crust) can form where the rice meets the metal of the pot. The Tempura Gozen includes tempura and Nara-nanashu. No credit cards are accepted.