Japanese Food Spots in Iwate Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    先月、仕事の関係でお邪魔し気に入り、事前に予約し今回は一人で来訪。美味しかったのだが魚の焼き物を頼んで30分以上待っていたら結局、私のオーダーした焼き物は忘れていたのが判明。 女将さんが中の調理場にオーダーを伝え忘れたのが原因だったが、板さん中の調理場に魚の焼き加減を何度か見に行き、後もう少しで焼き上がりますと言っていたのは何だったんだろう?(笑) 女将さんの謝罪の気持ちが伝わったんで、いいん...

  • 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.
  • Steak and Teppanyaki Restaurant Wakana Morioka Main Store
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    4.5
    38 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.

    Absolutely wonderful food. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I speak Japanese but my husband doesnt, and it was our first time at a restaurant like this, but they explained everything to...

  • 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.
  • Yume no Kaze Restaurant
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    4.0
    26 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).

    Small restaurant with small parking lot. Menu is not variety but its usual for local Japanese restaurant Wanko Soba is delicious. Unagi-don is very good. Friendly staff.

  • 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.
  • Sansaikan Fujisei
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    4.0
    22 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.

    一関は餅文化が根付いた町。しかし餅料理をいただくとなると、こことあと一店、せきいちしかありません。ふじせいで、日曜昼に餅料理を食べに行きました。主人は元祖ひとくち餅御膳、私は揚げ餅と雑煮のセットを食べました。揚げ物はカラッとして大変おいしかったです。店は洋館で落ち着いた雰囲気です。一関駅から線路沿い西方に歩くと着きます、わかりやすい立地も良いです。

  • 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。

  • Dekunobou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Mikodacho 20-3 Morioka Kamikoda Morning Market
  • Kozukata Jajamen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Odori 3-1-23 Create Building B1F
  • Seafood Ma E Hama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Kamaishi-shi Suzukocho 2-1
    "Located on the second floor of Sun Fish Kamaishi in front of JR Kamaishi Station, Kaisen Maebama is a popular seafood bowl restaurant serving fresh Sanriku seafood. The ""Sanriku Kamaishi OHO-don"" and ""5 Kigen Special Donburi"" are especially worth eating, with gorgeous ingredients on top of each other. In addition, fresh seafood and dried fish are sold at the market, so you can enjoy shopping after your meal."
  • Janome Main Store
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Miyako-shi Sakaecho 2-8
    "The ""Bottle Don"" is a dish consisting of thick slices of the day's freshest seafood stuffed into a bottle. The ""Janome Omakase (Large),"" which comes with a large bowl of rice, ara soup, and a small bowl of cooked food, costs 2,970 yen and is large enough to satisfy even a man. The recommended way to eat it is to place the shiso leaves and tsuma on the rice before serving the ingredients in the jar. There is also a menu for those with smaller appetites or those who want to try it out. The restaurant attracts many customers for ""bottle don"" and has table seating on the first floor and tatami room seating on the second floor. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of sushi and rice bowls."

    Addressed there by our hotel, we tasted the state of the art traditional seafood just as locals. Loved the sets offered in the menu. Entered in our good memories of our Japanese travel

  • Sukehachi Sushi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Oshu-shi Maesawa Ekihigashi 2-8-9
    "Sukuhachi Sushi was the first restaurant to offer nigirizushi made from Maesawa beef 44 years ago at the request of the local agricultural cooperative. Today, nigirizushi with Maesawa beef is often found at local restaurants, but its origins can be traced back to Sukuhachi Sushi. The signature item on the menu is the ""Maesawa Aburi Beef Set,"" which includes a nigiri of Maesawa beef, a yukke-style gunkan, and a beef and cucumber roll. The ""cold shabu"" is also highly recommended."
  • Daido En Morioka Head office
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Saien 2-6-19

    冷麺も旨い店。今日はコロナの影響もあり、初めてテイクアウトで焼肉弁当を注文。ほんのり甘めのタレで、絶妙に焼き上げられていました。多少時間がかかるので、事前に予約していた方がいいかもしれません。

  • Sakanaya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Piazza Nio 1F, 2-1-25 Chuodori, Morioka-shi, Iwate

    ランチタイムに訪問。店内は広いのですが、激混みです。ランチは数種類あり、日替わり弁当をオーダー。お刺身までついて800円とリーズナブルで美味しくいただきました。

  • SUSHIRO Kitakami
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Kitakami-shi
  • SUSHIRO Ichinoseki Nakasato
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ichinoseki-shi Nakasato Zaike 64

    100円回転寿司のスシローです。 土日は込み合いますが、回転は良いのですぐに座れます。サーモンがあぶり、オニオン、軍艦、ハラスと色々あるのは時代ですね。人気商品です。

  • SUSHIRO Morioka Takamatsu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka Takamatsu 2-18-3

Iwate Areas

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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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