Japanese Food Spots in Aomori Area

  • Osanai
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    4.0
    271 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-1-17
    This is a local cuisine restaurant in front of JR Aomori Station, where one can try fresh seafood including scallops of Mutsu Bay. “Kenoshiru Ramen” is a blend of local Aomori “kenoshiru” cuisine with a miso-based ramen. Aomori's signature “Hotate Kaiyaki Miso” (scallop baked in its shell with miso) and “Hotate Fry” (fried scallop) set meals are popular with tourists who come to taste the deftly-prepared scallops which are neither frozen or boiled. In the interior wafts the atmosphere of an old-fashioned eatery, which is even easy to drop in by unaccompanied.

    The best eal I ate in Japan. Cozy local place to eat local scallops fried on butter or scallop sashimi.

  • Omanzoku
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Omamachi Oma Taira 17-377
    This is a small restaurant at Omataira, Oma, Oma Town, ShimokitaCounty. The eatery specializes in locally caught tuna and seafood entrees and combo meals such as the tri-color tuna donburi bowl, or the tri-color tuna combo meal, which includes fatty tuna and medium-fatty tuna, and the seafood donburi bowl or combo meals, and also offers entrees. From July through December, the tuna catching season, one may have the chance to watch a whole tuna being cut and prepared.

    I specifically flew 17hrs flying/taxi/ferry non-stop from Melbourne, Australia (MEL-SYD-HND-HKD-OMA) to Oma - Ground Zero for Japans and the Worlds best and most prized Blue Finned Tuna - called...

  • Hamazushi
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Omamachi Oma 69-3
    A sushi restaurant established in 1964. Located a five-minute drive from Cape Oma, the northernmost point of the main Japanese island of Honshu, this popular establishment uses choice tuna weighing over 100 kilograms, considered the highest class of tuna. In addition to standards such as magurodon tuna rice bowls and tuna nigiri sushi assortments, with an advance reservation customers can enjoy the restaurant's tuna course meal. The famous establishment is a great destination for tuna-lovers, and depending on the time of year, the restaurant may also serve tuna from the waters off the coast of Aomori Prefecture. Note that as the restaurant closes irregularly, prospective customers should be sure to contact the establishment before going.

    I travelled MEL-SYD-HND-HKD-OMA - literally non-stop from Melbourne, Australia to Oma, Aomori in 17hrs for a 3 day stay. Oma is literally ground ZERO for Hon-Maguro (本マグロ) - the best of the best Blue...

  • Hasshoku Ichiba-zushi
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Kawaragi Kansai 22-2 Eight-meal center Inside the kitchen stadium
    A conveyor belt sushi restaurant located in the Hasshoku Center market where some 60 sellers stand side by side in the city of Hachinohe. The restaurant takes great pride in serving stunningly fresh sushi made with seafood offered at the market brought in from Hachinohe Port and the surrounding seas. Making maximum use of its prime location in the market, many of the restaurant’s menu items are sold at very reasonable prices. Particularly recommended are the ika-zanmai, saba-zanmai, and aburi-zanmai sets, which let you eat and compare different varieties of squid, mackerel, and aburi-zushi broiled sushi, respectively. Order one and enjoy three different flavors on one plate!

    A bit pricier than my usual sushi spots, but certainly fresher as well. An English menu is available, and the belt was fully stocked when I went mid-afternoon. The total adds up pretty quickly when...

  • Nishimura
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yasukata 1-1-40
    Nishimura is a local cuisine restaurant situated within the Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM. Every day fresh food is prepared by master chefs using carefully selected seasonal ingredients to produce local cuisine which has been passed down for more than 30 years. Here guests can enjoy local sake and local dishes like grilled scallops with miso, and kenoshiru soup, as well as local seafood favorites and rice bowl set meals. The restaurant also caters for course meals with prior booking and set meals for large groups. Guests can also use the private rooms and tatami seating with views overlooking Aomori Bay.

    Located on the 10th floor of ASPAM is Nishimura (西むら), a restaurant which has opened for more than 30 years, specializing in Michinoku cuisine (みちのく料理), a local cuisine made with seasonal ingredients...

  • Suzunoya
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Maemachi 1-3
    Suzunoya is a restaurant specializing in kuroishi yakisoba (fried noodles), where the old-fashioned flavors are preserved and where the taste of nostalgia persists even for first timers. The kuroishi tsuyu yakisoba, served in a bowl with a Japanese style broth, or tsuyu, has gained popularity as a B-grade gourmet food.

    今年2月、初めて黒石を訪れた時からねらっていました^^ その時は午後4時頃でしたので..。 交差点の角、アンティークショップの隣にあります。新幹線が遅れたので、お昼の時間から少し外れてしまいました。閉まっていたらどうしようと、ちょっとヒヤヒヤしましたが、無事食べられました。 いやぁ、目から鱗の味でした!ひと口目、びっくり..... スープがソース味のラーメンでしたので。でもふた口目、おいしい...

  • Anzu
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Oyakatamachi 44-1 Niko Building 1F
    Anzu is a restaurant where customers can listen to impressive live performances of Tsugaru shamisen (a traditional stringed instrument) while dining on fresh food from both the sea and land. Live performances are held twice a day for 30 minutes at 7p.m. and 9p.m. Since the musicians perform without a microphone, customers say that the realisticfeeling is somewhat different from that of a typical live show using a microphone. The interior, decorated with kites and paper goldfish lanterns, is centered on an open hearth, and in the winter, it is possible to charcoal broil shellfish, such as scallops, spear squids, and red king crab.

    Its one of the worst experience in n Japan. They treat foreigners so badly that it feels racism. Never experienced such bad treat in more than 60 visits to Japan. I was denied entrance the first...

  • Ra Puraza-tei
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Muikamachi 13 Nakaya Building 1F
    Upon entrance to this restaurant serving seasonal seafood from the waters off Hachinohe and senbei-jiru soup, customers are greeted with a nanbu magariya longhouse-style interior which harkens back to a bygone time everywhere one looks. The restaurant offers reasonably priced lunch dishes on weekdays such as a fisherman's rice bowl set, the Ra Puraza-tei lunch special, and a lunch mini kaiseki course meal.

    出張のたびに必ず訪れる店です。 六趣をチビチビやりながら、魚介類だけでお腹いっぱいになるまで食べます。 ここはおすすめ店です。

  • Creative Cuisine Kurayoshi
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Yokomachi 13
    “Kurayoshi,” a restaurant in a sake brewery storehouse dating from the Edo period, is famous for its dishes known as “the world’s best tempura noodles,” “the world’s best superior tempura noodles” and “duck hot pot” as well as the specialty of Kuroishi, “Tsuyu yakisoba”. Although the volume and price of “the world’s best tempura noodles” and “the world’s best superior tempura noodles” is surprising it is easy to understand their popularity. There is also an extensive menu offering other single items and Japanese-based meals. It is a 10 minute walk from Kuroishi Station on the Konan Railway Konan Line.

    Kuroishi is famou for its fried noodle in soup. It is one of the good restaurant in this city. You can eat the noodle and other food. They have a good hospitality.

  • Towada Shokudo
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya 486
    Located on the shore of Lake Towada, this Japanese diner serves regional dishes made with kokanee landlocked salmon from the lake, noodle dishes, rice bowls, the restaurant's own apple pie, and more. Emphasizing freshness in its kokanee, the restaurant's kokanee sashimi, made with fish caught that day, is wonderfully taste. Depending on the day's catch, the restaurant may run out of stock early.

    十和田湖に行ったときの昼食に利用しました。午後1時頃でしたが、かなり混んでいて、30分待ちでした。十和田市名物のバラヤキをいただきました。タマネギと牛肉を甘辛いタレで、その場で焼いて食べました。タマネギと牛肉の相性が良く、食が進みました。

  • Kappo Sanriku
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Muikamachi 23
    A restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with a focus on local Hachinohe dishes. Here you can enjoy dishes such as the restaurant's signature Ichigo-ni seafood rice bowl; Senbei-jiru soup; and Kiku-zushi made with sweet chrysanthemum petals, a Hachinohe specialty. The restaurant's sukiyaki and shabushabu, made with Aomori Kuraishi-gyu beef, are available in portions starting from just one person, making it easy to enjoy these tasty dishes. The restaurant also has a children's menu.

    繁華街に普通にあり、割烹という名前がついていますが普通の食堂という感じでした。青森といえばせんべい汁が有名ですが普通の定食にセットにはなってなく、別に頼むような形になりますが、少し高いです。 店頭のサンプルと出てきた定食を比べると、サンプルは少し盛りすぎかなぁ?と思いました。

  • Yusuitei
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Kamikita-gun Yokohamamachi Fukkoshi 97-1
    A tofu shop located in Yokohama Town. The shop's tofu, made with spring water and a sweet variety of soybean, is said to not pair well with miso soup and should be eaten other ways. In addition to firm and silken tofu, the shop also carries yosedofu (fresh tofu), saddled soybean tofu, and other tofu varieties. The shop's soy milk, soy yogurt, soy ice cream, and okara soy pulp donuts are also popular.

    帰省の時に寄りました。 ドーナツバラ売りは60円なので小腹満たしに最適です。 ほんのり温かく、まぶしてある砂糖がとても美味しいです。 白玉も購入しました。 あっかりした白玉の上にあんこが乗っていて美味しかったです。

  • Restaurant Gosennen-no-Hoshi
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Sannai Maruyama 305 Jomon period in the afternoon
    Restaurant Gosennen-no-Hoshi is situated within the special historical site of Sannai-Maruyama, the Jomon Jiyukan, in Aomori City. The restaurant serves dishes incorporating ingredients that the people of the Jomon period would have eaten and provides highly nutritious and low-calorie food. One of their most popular dishes is their soft cream made with chestnuts.

    It was very cold and I was very hungry so I decided to eat here. They didnt have much viariation, however I ordered the special Aomori set and it was delicious and filling!

  • Asano Shokudo
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamaura Mura Shimofuro Onsen 12-1
    This eatery near Shimofuro Onsen has built its menu around seafood caught in the Tsugaru Strait. In addition to the raw sea urchin rice bowl, the boiled sea urchin and tuna rice bowl and the sea urchin and abalone rice bowl, the miso-stewed shellfish set meal and the ramen with Funori seaweed are also highly recommended. You can also eat fresh squid depending on the season.

    海鮮丼も魅力でしたが、イカフライ定食をいただきました。 ちょっと塩味が強いかもしれませんが、肉厚でも柔らかいイカでした。 美味しかったです。

  • Shimaya
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    3.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Motodaikumachi 31-1
    A restaurant featuring local cuisine in Motodaiku Town, Hirosaki City. It offers up home style cooking and local Tsugaru cuisine made with fresh ingredients. At the counter seats, you can enjoy some local sake along with seafood in season and traditional Tsugaru cuisine. It is a popular restaurant that even receives media attention as well.

    ここは津軽の季節の家庭料理を楽しませてくれるお店で有名です。 女将さんとの会話も楽しいので、よく来ています。

  • Maguro Chohomaru
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Okoppeshitamichi 22-6
    A restaurant which opened in 2009 which butchers its own tuna caught in the waters off Oma Town by its own boats, serving the fresh-sliced tuna meat as is, making it possible for the establishment to serve tuna at extremely reasonable prices. In addition to a standard menu, the restaurant also offers seasonal set meals and other dishes. The restaurant also sells tuna from Oma Town.

    大間崎から仏ケ浦に向かう途中で立ち寄りました。海鮮丼、刺身定食の他に、魚介のフライなどのお料理などもあるようですが、やはり大間に来たらマグロですよね。「(マグロの)赤身丼」を注文しました。丼は大きな切り身のマグロが丼からこぼれそうなくらい乗せてあります。見るだけで満足できそうな感じです。一枚剥がすようにしていただきました。食べ応えのある厚切りで柔らかい赤身ですが、マグロの味はまずまず濃厚でした。価...

  • Banikuryori Kiccho Towada Restaurant
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Towada-shi Nishisanbancho 15-4
    A horsemeat cuisine restaurant located in Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture which is owned and operated by a specialty horsemeat wholesale and retail company. In addition to nabe hotpot dishes, the restaurant offers a variety of teishoku combo meals, such as horsemeat nabe, boned rib, and sashimi combos. Situated in a residential area, the restaurant makes use of raised tatami mat seating and has a relaxing atmosphere and can be enjoyed by families and groups as well. Prospective customers are recommended to make a reservation first.

    馬の焼肉が最高のうまいです。馬刺しや鍋は多くのお店で食べることができますが、焼肉はなかなか食べることができません。

  • Suzume no Oyado
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Okeyamachi 55-4
    The bright, modern shop Suzume no Oyado (Sparrow Inn) does not offer a fixed menu, but provides meals according to the produce of the day and price. During the day, the menu is made of names such as “lunch meal” and “lunch meeting,” and guests can feel the four seasons of Tsugaru through the delicate cuisine. The first floor consists of table seats, counter seats, and floor seating around a sunken hearth, and on the second floor are three small private rooms designed as traditional Japanese houses. It is a three minute walk from Chuo-Hirosaki Station on the Konan Railway Owani Line.

    期待せずに伺いましたが、なかなかどうしてきちんとお出汁と素材を生かした上品で洗練されたお味のお料理が頂けるお店でした。 コース料理しかありませんので、予め予約が必要かと思います。 「もみじ」をいただきました。どれも美味で特に「鯛の傘焼き」と女将さんの漬けた「キュウリのお漬け物」は初めてのお味でこの2品だけでも又来たいと思いました。 おすすめです!

  • Shijimitei Naraya
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Kitatsugarugunnakadomarimachi Imaizumi Karasaki 255
    This restaurant located on Kodomari-dori Street in Karasaki, Imaizumi, Nakadomari Town, Kitatsugaru County specializes in cuisine made with shijimi clams from Lake Jusan. They feature in dishes like kamameshi rice pots, ramen, and spaghetti. The restaurant also has grilled onigiri rice balls prepared with shijimi miso. Their popular Shijimi Zanmai set includes shijimi kamameshi, chowder, and other items made with the clams.

    十三湖にたたずむ飲食店です。 しじみ料理の専門店で獲れたてのしじみを使ってるそうです。 しじみの釜飯をはじめていただきました。 美味しかったてす。わざわざ行った甲斐がありました。

  • Yakitori Tengoku
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Yokomukaimachi 1-1-2
    This restaurant is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients and always serves delicious food. In addition to its 21 varieties of yakitori grilled chicken skewers, the restaurant's a la carte dishes are also well-reviewed. The establishment also serves fresh seafood, but the most popular menu item is the hanging tender beef steak. The restaurant offers special Monday to Thursday plans and banquet courses, as well, and customers can make use of the establishment for a wide variety of outings.

    地元の友人との食事で訪問。 オープンして既に数十年の老舗らしく、焼き鳥はどれも美味しい。 おつまみの鰊の切れ込みもオススメ。 後もう少し地酒の種類が多ければ更に満足できた。

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Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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