Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Iwate Area

  • Fukuda-pan Main Shop at Nagatacho
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    4.0
    215 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nagatachou 12-11
    An old bread shop established in 1948 in Nagata Town, Morioka City. The founder originally only developed coffee bread with the mindset of “filling the bellies of students at a low price.” The coffee bread comes in a wide variety of styles, from sweets like “red bean jam & butter”, to sides like ham and egg sandwiches, and the “Original Veggie Sandwich” —a vegetable sandwich with toppings like ground meat cutlets available. With such abundant variation, this shop has become synonymous with Morioka soul food.

    Moriokas most loved breakfast place, or so I loved! The bread here is every bit as thick, soft and fluffy as what the other reviews claim, and the An Butter combination was to die for. There was no...

  • Marukan Building Daishokudo
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    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Kamichou 6-2 Marukan Bldg 6F
    This restaurant is located in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. Once housed inside the Marukan department store in Hanamaki City, it reopened under its current name in 2017. It is famous for its menu items which include its 10-layer ice cream that is 25 centimeters high, and Napolikatsu made with Neapolitan-style pasta and pork cutlet.
  • Pyonpyonsya (Morioka Station Branch)
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekimaedori 9-3
    A Korean restaurant located a two minute walk from Morioka Station. The restaurant is located in the Jaran Building, named after the Korean Jeju Province name “Jaran,” meaning “hush little baby.” Floors one through three are spacious and fashionable, and it’s a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The cold noodles and yakiniku grilled meat set have been the restaurant’s most popular item since it opened, making it easy for diners to enjoy Morioka reimen cold noodles. The soup is sweet, spicy, and simple, while the noodles are slippery, chewy, and delicious. Other popular menu items include the bibimbap set and kalbi marinated barbecue rib meat.
  • Yonai
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    4.5
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 5-16
    A meat shop and barbecue restaurant near Kaminohashi Bridge in Konya Town, Morioka City. The restaurant serves Maesawa beef steak, various kinds of yakiniku (barbecued meat), cold noodles with soup made from lots of Maesawa beef, and yakiniku set meals, etc. Yonai also sells sukiyaki and yakiniku bento lunch boxes that combine quality and quantity that can only be found at a meat shop.

    あの盛岡の駅前の超有名な焼肉屋と同じところから牛1頭買いしていると聞いた。 お値段は安めで、肉質も良く満足できる。 ただ、開店前からかなりの人が行列する。

  • Hakuryu
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    4.0
    190 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Uchimaru 5-15
    This is a popular restaurant for Morioka jaja-men. The shop is said to have originated when the founder had eaten zhajiangmian in Manchuria before WWII, and tried to replicate the dish with Japanese ingredients. Enjoy the chewy, broad noodles garnished with meat stir-fried in miso, cucumber and green onion, and mix in garlic, ginger and chili oil. Finish off the meal as Zhidan soup by leaving behind one mouthful of noodles, then adding in noodle broth and a beaten egg.

    I visited Pairon main shop. I enjoyed at Morioka station Branch shop in the past. But main shop is more warm and homely atmosphere and service. Shop itself is old and narrow space. But I like main...

  • Fukuda Pan (Yahaba Store)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shiwagunyahabachou Hiromiyasawa Dai11chiwari 502-1
    This bakery is located in the town of Yahaba-cho in Shiba County, Iwate Prefecture. Their offerings of your favorite cream and ingredients as toppings on fluffy koppe-pan (Japanese bread rolls) are known as the soul food of Iwate's Morioka. In addition, they have everything from desert breads to filling side-dish breads, making it a place visited by not only locals but many tourists as well.

    岩手県だと各スーパーでも販売されていますが、好みの味を伝えるとその場で作ってもらえるので楽しいです。でも色々な味があるので悩みます。 オススメはクッキークリームとアンバターです

  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nakanohashidori 1-8-3
    This is a long-established soba restaurant founded in 1907 that serves up Morioka’s famous wanko soba and also their original “Nambu Soba Kaiseki.” Guests that eat more than 100 bowls of wanko soba can receive an original Azamaya wanko soba certificate. In addition to soba, they offer a wide selection of other items including colorful bento (Japanese box lunches) that use ingredients in season.
  • Chokurian
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nakanohashidori 1-12-13
    A long standing soba noodle restaurant located a 15-minute drive from the Morioka Interchange. Featured in the media in the past, this establishment is so popular that customers from across Japan keep coming back here for more. There is table seating on the first floor and tatami mat seating on the second. Customers can enjoy Iwate's famous Wanko soba noodles in the tatami mat seating area. In addition to popular staples like kake soba noodles in hot broth and cold soba noodles served on a draining basket, the restaurant offers a variety of seasonal dishes like cold soba noodles with vegetable and matsutake mushroom soba noodles.

    I visited this restaurant with a group. While it is probably best known for its wanko soba (soba served in small bowls--with the challenge to eat as many as you can), and that looked pretty tasty...

  • Hiraizumi Rest House
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Sakashita 10-7
    A rest house located a 20-minute walk from Hiraizumi Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. Situated not farm from the World Heritage Chuson-ji Temple, in 2018 the rest house was selected as number four on a list of Japan's 100 best sightseeing and restaurant facilities as chosen by professionals. In Restaurant Gen, you can take in a view of the Tsukimizaka, the approach to Chuson-ji Temple, and enjoy choice dishes made with local Iwate ingredients. In Food Court Mon, you can eat local dishes like Hiraizumi's famous Benkei chikaramochi rice cakes at reasonable prices. There's also a gift shop which carries a wide variety of local products and souvenirs.

    Nice pre-set lunch, we grilled very lean and delicious beef on hot ceramic stone with vegetables. Everyone had hot stone in the table, and it was such neat experience. Theres really no ambiance, as...

  • Shoeido (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Jishumachi 3-36
    A long-standing Japanese confectionery shop that has been around for over 100 years since the Meiji period. They sell a variety of Japanese sweets with a focus on showy high-grade Japanese fresh confections that reflect the seasons. Their Gomasuri-dango are a local favorite with velvety black sesame syrup in nicely textured mochi rice balls. Another local favorite is Tamura-no-Ume, featuring bean paste mixed with ume plum in gyuhi mochi wrapped in green shiso leaves. A sweet with a history, it was created on the orders of Tamura Clan, the feudal lord of Ichinoseki Domain since he hoped for some Ichinose specialty.

    ごますり団子で名高い和菓子屋です。それ以外の和菓子もおいしく、大福などのもち料理は本店にはイートインもあります。

  • Tono Beer Restaurant
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Miyamoricho Shimomasuzawa 21-110-1
    This beer garden is located inside Kashiwagidaira Lake Resort, an outdoor recreation center. The wooden building is very open with large windows, and visitors can enjoy local gourmet dishes such as sweetfish or hittsumi hotpot. The Genghis Khan hot pot, in particular, is very popular with both adults and children, with its humorous kappa design. Customers can also enjoy unique beers, such as kappa beer, which has a kappa drawn on the label, and wasabi ale, which is made with wasabi extract.

    柏木平レイクリゾート内にある地ビールレストランの遠野麦酒館。遠野名物のジンギスカンに河童麦酒の組合せがおススメです。地ビールはお土産用に販売をしています。

  • Matsuda Shorindo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Chuodori 1-7
    "A Japanese sweet shop founded in 1868. It is designed like a traditional storehouse, and you can distinguish it by its large wooden sign. The specialty is white hard candies called ""Akegarasu"" made with walnuts and sesame. The sweet got its name from the shape of the walnuts that resemble crows (karasu) when cut in half. In addition to this, they also have candies made with lots of wild grape, candies made with concentrated sugar, and a special baumkuchen cake made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Legends of Tono."

    遠野駅から徒歩数分のメインストリートにあるお菓子やさん。日本人形が飾られ昔から続く老舗の風格があるお店だ。お菓子やさんではゆず味のモナカを勝手食べたが一枚でお腹に重くのし掛かる味。お茶やコーヒーと相性が抜群だ

  • Maruman Genghis Khan
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Tono-shi Chuodori 1-8
    A restaurant specializing in the meat dish known as Genghis Khan in Tono. There's an array of meal plans that let you dine on Genghis Khan with the side dishes and meat quality of your choice. You don't need to be an expert on varieties of lamb to enjoy the feast. They also have an extensive noodle menu with ramen, chilled noodles, and more.

    駅前のホテルに投宿。遠野と言えばジンギスカンという事で、探してみると、あんべ等有名な所は結構遠い。と言う事で近くにあった「じんぎす館」へ。 ラムの肩ロースと野菜多めのセット。途中で肉を追加。鍋は北海道と同じ。 タレはアッサリ。 2人では少し足りなかったので、冷麺を追加。 これも美味。 ここはおススメ

  • Epiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashi Kawaramachi 3-20
    This restaurant is located inside Kuramachi Mall, which was built near Irizugawa River in Esashi. The restaurant is a renovated warehouse which was built in the Meiji period, matching the atmosphere of the street's kura warehouses. The calm interior with its warm wooden furniture is also very attractive. The restaurant's menu includes famous dishes made with local ingredients such as Esashi Kinsatsumai rice and seafood from Sanriku, as well as tamago-men and Oshu jaja-men noodles. Customers can also enjoy specialty Esashi dishes which are made locally for local consumption. There are also private rooms available, which make the restaurant convenient for a variety of purposes from individual dining to girls' gatherings.
  • Kikushodo (Nakamachi Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Oshu-shi Esashinakamachi 1-12
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1932. Its main shop is at the entrance to Esashi's Kuramachi Mall. They're dedicated to making sweets people love with a focus on safety, delicious flavor, and traditional hand craftsmanship. Their popular Iwayado yokan (sweet bean paste jelly) confection is wrapped in a bamboo leaf after solidifying in a rectangular wooden frame. Its traditional manufacturing method has been handed down in this region for nearly two hundred years. There are many other products that make great souvenirs too, such as their Mutsu-no-oja (their own version of a walnut tart from Switzerland's Engadin region) and their Fujiwara Yondai (pie-style manju buns).
  • Ryusendo Rest House
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Shimohei-gun Iwaizumicho Iwaizumi Kannari 1-1
    This resthouse, located inside Ryusendo Cave Tourist Center, is one of the facilities established around Ryusendo Cave. It has a calm and relaxing atmosphere and quaint appearance,as well as a shop that sells souvenirs and other goods focusing mainly on Ryusendo Cave and Iwaizumi. At the restaurant, visitors can enjoy dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients from Iwaizumi. The restaurant also has terrace seating, and when the weather is pleasant, many visitors enjoy sitting outside on the terrace. It is also attractive in that visitors can enjoy skewer dishes such as dengakudofu and seasonal salt-grilled fish, that can be eaten inside the restaurant or while walking.

    お土産に箱入りの龍泉洞ビールを購入しました。 差し上げた方が開けてみたところ賞味期限が切れていたそうです。

  • Genkiya (Hanamaki Main Shop)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Kajomachi 12-14 Ginga Town Date Saka 1F
    A Japanese pub located 753 meters from Hanamaki Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. It's original noren curtain opens onto a modern Japanese style interior. With a feel of the worldview of Miyazawa Kenji, it's a comfortable music-filled space to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal. The regular table seating and low table seating with a recess beneath where you can extend your legs are all softly lit. The shop can accommodate up to 40 guests with advance reservations. Open for lunch from 11 a. m. including on Sundays, they offer their platinum pork fillet cutlet meal sets which are hearty and limited to 10 servings a day. There is also a choice of all-you-can-drink party plans.

    花巻駅から徒歩15分のマルカンの手前に立地、花巻駅周辺では数少ない居酒屋呑み屋一つ、今回は久しぶりの花巻、出張者を誘い夕ご飯で訪問。最初に乾杯の生中ジョッキーの泡の上に浮き上がった『神泡』の文字が素晴らしい。料理・酒共に少々お値段は高いが白金豚・三陸の刺身などが食せる呑み屋さん。

  • Takamatsu-an Soba Restaurant
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Takamatsu 11-172-1
    This restaurant specializing in noodles is located in Takamatsu, Hanamaki City. The interior of the restaurant is refreshing with a deep atmosphere, and gives the sense of feeling the wind flowing outside. The restaurant proudly serves 2:8 soba with a special sauce, and adds condiments to it so create the local dish, kuretsubokabu. The kabu-soba has a moderately spicy flavor which harmonizes with the special sauce. In addition to soba, customers can also enjoy udon or tempura made with seasonal vegetables.
  • HAIKARA-YA
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Suwacho 2-1-14
    A Western restaurant located about six minutes by car from Hanamaki-Minami Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. The laid-back atmosphere is popular with all sorts of people. Their soft and succulent Japanese rice omelets made with local Hanamaki eggs are especially popular. You can choose to have it topped with tomato or demi-glace sauce. Pizzas made with Italian pizza flour baked in their pizza oven also come recommended. They have a wide variety available, including Margherita and Capricciosa pizzas you can enjoy drizzled with their house oil.

    ピザは釜焼き。お洒落な雰囲気のお店。オムライスが人気。ボリュームもあって味は確か。東京価格の4分の3くらい。花巻の中ではオススメのお店。私はホタテのカルパッチョが気に入りました!食前酒にティオペペがあるのが少し洒落てますね。

  • Rindotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Ishidoriyacho Nakaterabayashi 7-17-3
    A restaurant located about 15 minutes on foot from JR Ishidoriya Station. Located in Roadside Station Ishidoriya, it serves local sake along with regional cuisine. There are lots of meal sets and the portions are hearty. Their all-you-can-eat homemade pickled vegetables are also popular. The Sakasho Ramen comes particularly recommended, featuring a spicy miso broth flavored with rich sake lees. The popular item is lavishly topped with shrimp, crab, and chashu pork fillet.

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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