Japanese Food Spots in Iwate Area

  • Steak and Teppanyaki Restaurant Wakana Morioka Main Store
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Osawakawara 1-3-33
    This teppanyaki grill restaurant is located in Osawakawara1-Chome, Morioka City. It offers teppanyaki using Iwate short-horned wagyu beef and Japanese black beef, and seafood such as Sanriku abalone. In addition to various courses and a la carte items where you can enjoy seafood and steaks, you can also have items menus such as steaks and hamburgers during lunch.

    I went to Wkana with my family for eating lunch. We ordered a lunch course including salad, soup, fish, beef from local, rice and dessert. All was very tasty and quite enough volume. The price was...

  • Yoshi-zushi
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Miyako-shi Hokuda 4-27
    This long-established sushi restaurant is located about a five-minute walk from JR Miyako Station, and provides fresh seafood brought in at Sanriku Miyako Port. You can enjoy seasonal ingredients at reasonable prices. Their “miyabi” sushi set with 11 pieces, made in the spirit of encouraging the revitalization of the Sanriku region, is especially recommended. In addition to counter seating with the fresh ingredients lined up in front of you, there is also table and tatami room seating that can be used for banquets. Besides their nigiri and chirashi sushi selections, they also have rolled and inari sushi, and even a children’s menu.

    No english menu and no english speaking but a very good traditional japanese sushi restaurant. People here is very friendly

  • Yume no Kaze Restaurant
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Hanadate 11-2
    This restaurant is located along Prefectural Route 300 in Hanadate, HiraizumiTown, Nishiiwai County. It is famous for the traditional local meal, Mochizen, which features glutinous rice served with many different kinds of ingredients, including azuki beans and edamame. The most popular variety is the Fujiwara Sandai Omochizen, which consists of eight varieties of rice cakes served on a three-compartment tray. It also serves soba noodles and unique menu items such as Hiraizumi Horumon (organ meats).

    We wanted to try the local specialty variety of mochi dish and this place was conveniently near Chusonji temple where we visited. It is just down the road in a small quaint house. They may have...

  • Sansaikan Fujisei
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Kamiotsukikouji 3-53
    This restaurant serves local cuisine and is famous for its mochi rice cake dishes. It was established in 1991 and is located three minutes on foot from the West Entrance of Ichinoseki Station. The Original Bite-sized Mochi Set is a selection of eight bite-sized mochi including those with red bean jam, green soy bean jam and natto (fermented soy beans) and some grated Japanese radish in a bento box with nine sections, accompanied by ozoni (mochi soup). Customers can savor the mochi, hand-made from the best mochi rice, Kogane-mochi, to their heart’s content. There is also an Omotenashi Set, dishes combined with the Bite-sized Mochi Set.

    一つ一つ丁寧に作られた一関名物のもち膳が楽しめます。他の地域では珍しい味付けだけではなく,季節限定でオリジナルの味付けもあり、一関餅文化の奥深さを感じます。 お餅だけでなく天丼もおいしいです。いつか夜も行ってみたい!

  • Kitayamazaki Rest House
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguntanohatamura Kitayama 129-8
    This rest house is located in the village of Tanohata in Shimohei County, Iwate Prefecture. In Kitayamazaki, a scenic spot representative of the Sanriku coast, they sell high quality marine products including kombu seaweed harvested by fishermen in Tanohata. In the cafeteria, you can taste handmade Mamebu (dumplings stuffed with walnuts) soup and Iso ramen with seafood and seaweed.

    私達は 人気のソフトクリームを購入し食べましたが、店内での飲食も可能です。当然 持込は 厳禁。 ソフトクリームには スプーンと称し、昆布が付いてきます(笑) 北山崎を観光する方には お薦めです。

  • Kitagawa Shokudo
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    Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguntanohatamura Wano 260-12
    Located in the village of Tanohata, Shimohei County, Iwate Prefecture, Kitagawa Shokudo is a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. Its Seafood Donburi is loaded with nine kinds of seafood piled high on top of rice, and the exact toppings change from day to day. In the summer, customers can try Raw Sea Urchin Donburi. Making seafood dishes from fresh seasonal fish and shellfish and serving them at a reasonable price, this restaurant not only has a loyal local following but also attracts many tourists.
  • Kura-gozen Rakumaru
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Iwate-gun Iwatemachi Numakunai 7-21
    "This restaurant is located approximately a 30-minute drive from Takizawa Interchangeon the Tohoku Expressway. Its motto is dishes made locally for local consumption, and the restaurant is situated in the Kakikuke-Kou community space, which was created by renovating the main wing of a house and its storehouse. The lunch menu's “Iwate Town Hamburg Set Meal”, which is an exclusive 10th anniversary steak, made with a special blueberry wine and Omori miso demiglace sauce, is well recommended. The ""Good Old Gran's Chinese noodle"" is also popular. And at night, customers can enjoy the Japanese-style pub's food and local drinks."

    お客様とランチをする際には毎回使わせて頂いています。 今回は長いも長生き焼きうどんを頂きました。あっさりして食べやすかったです。 観光、デート、家族でも使えるのでおすすめです。

  • Senryu
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Odori 2-5-12
    This is a restaurant specializing in local country cuisine located in Odori 2-Chome, Morioka City. Depending on the season, the main courses may consist of mountain plants, river fish, mushrooms, and stews. In addition to Horoku Nabe, a hotpot with seafood broth thickened with egg, and the wintertime country specialty stew NambuHatto Nabe, the restaurant serves things like seafood caught off the Sanriku Coast, eel, loach, and soft-shell turtle.

    盛岡市大通にある和食屋さんです。1951年創業と聞いています。夜の営業が主体ですが、ランチも営業しています。昼の営業時間は、11:30-14:00。夜の営業時間は、16:30-22:00。観光の方や早めに仕事が終わった出張の方など少々早めに呑めるのがいいところのひとつかも知れません。地元の旬の食材を中心に調理されていますので、遠方からのお客様にも喜んでもらえます。春先は山菜、夏になると鮎などの川魚...

  • Omiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Kuji-shi Osanaicho 34-26-1
    This eatery is where you can enjoy seafood caught off of Kitasanriku and local cuisine. The most popular dish is their Omiya soba and udon, which includes plenty of seafood such as sea urchin, scallops and shrimp, and the Sanriku region’s prided seaweed. Their seafood rice bowl “Tairyoju,” which has different contents depending on the season and purchase conditions, is also recommended. There are also a rich variety of other dishes such as sushi, tempura and western selections. With a total of 120 seats at tables and in tatami rooms, you can relax while eating your meal.
  • Sanzuroya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Kamihei-gun Otsuchicho
    This inn is located along National Route 45 in Kirikiri, Otsuchi Town, Kamihei County. It is attached to the restaurant “Dokoro” that offers dishes using local seasonal seafood. Adjacent to the Namiita Coast, you can bathe while looking at the sea from the communal bath.
  • Sawauchi Jinku
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Kaiunbashidori 5-4
    Located onthe Saien-dori Street in Kaiunbashidoori, Morioka City, This restaurant serves local traditional cuisine, especially that of the village of Sawauchi (now consolidated into the Nishiwaga Town) in the central part of Iwate Prefecture. Well-known dishes include Momodori (chicken thighs), and Biscuit Tempura, and diners can also drink Ginga Kogen Beer, which is brewed in the former village of Sawauchi.
  • Seijiro Conveyor Bett Sushi Fesan Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fesan B1F
    This conveyor belt sushi restaurant is located inside the Morioka Station Building FES’AN, Ekimae-dori, Morioka City. It serves sushi topped with fresh seafood from the waters off the Sanriku Coast, sent directly from local markets.
  • MASS
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Uchimaru 5-3
    This eatery and pub is located in Uchimaru, Morioka City. At lunch, it offers set meals with rice using fully organic rice grown by the aigamo method of growing rice at designated farms in the prefecture. At dinner, you can enjoy Sanriku seafood, Iwate brand meat and dishes using seasonal ingredients, along with 30 types of pure rice sake.
  • Hamadoko
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ofunato-shi Sanrikucho Okirai Ido Hora 95-27
    This restaurant inside Roadside Station Sanriku along National Route 45 is located in Idohora, Okirai, Sanriku-cho, Ofunato City. Besides specialty scallops, it offers menu items such as rice bowls and set meals centered on seafood and noodle dishes. Their most popular seafood set meal has fresh scallops from the in-store fish tank with sashimi and grilled scallops.
  • Kinkontei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Nishimiyanome 11-88
    This restaurant is located in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. Mainly offering soba (buckwheat noodle) dishes, some of their popular items include taiken wanko soba with up to 24 bowls, and unlimited bowls of Hanamaki wanko soba with no time limit. In addition, they produce kinkon-zuke, unique pickles with kombu seaweed, at an adjacent factory.
  • Kuramoto Restaurant Sekinoichi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Tamurachou 5-42
    This local cuisine restaurant is located in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. With a menu that utilizes ingredients for every particular season, you can taste Maesawa beef and Iwate Minami beef from Iwate Prefecture. They also have mochi rice cake dishes such as an ozoni rice cake soup set, and original items including mochi fondue with mochi and cheese. In addition, they also have sets where you can drink and compare beers and Japanese sake.
  • NANBUHAN NAGAYA SAKABA
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    2-6-4, Odori, Morioka-shi, Iwate, 020-0022

    Is a very good place for sake lovers. Nice local food, good service. At h20:00 they have a short show like for matsuri. Sansa odori. Unfortunately we were seated at the counter and people around us...

  • Morioka jajamen shodomomise Morioka Sta. building Fezin
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Morioka Station Birufezan South Building BF

    新幹線まで時間があったので駅周辺で食事するために入店。じゃじゃ麺は他店で食べたことがあるので、初めて見たスープじゃじゃ麺とネギご飯のセットを注文。アッサリしたスープにじゃじゃ麺が入り肉味噌の代わりにチャーシューが乗っているって感じかな。最初は薄いスープだと思ったが、食べ進むと丁度良い感じになった。 好みの問題だろうけど、普通のじゃじゃ麺とグラスビールのセットが良さそうでした!

  • Nagasawa
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    2-6-1, Saien, Morioka-shi, Iwate, 020-0024

    I came here to treat my friends from central Japan. What I like best is the local dishes (mainly see foods) which is served in a local atmosphere. They have traditional cooking facilities, irori...

  • Jujuenmoriokaekibirufezanten
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Morioka Station Bilferzan Menko Yokocho

    Morioka the capital of Iwate Prefecture is famous for Reimen and Jajamen. I really liked the Reimen a lot even though initially thinking of eating cold noodles gave me a strange feeling. Reimen was...

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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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