Soba / Udon Spots in Iwate Area

  • Hakuryu
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    4.0
    188 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant (Ekimae Branch)
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekimaedori 8-11
    Azumaya is a soba restaurant located just two minutes' walk from JR Morioka Station in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. Established in 1907, it is famous for serving Wanko Soba, that is, All-you-can-eat soba. It also serves a variety of other kinds of food, including a Nanbu Soba Kaiseki Dinner and box lunches made from seasonal ingredients. It accepts large groups and is barrier free, so it attracts a lot of tourists from both Japan and overseas.

    I recently was passing through Morioka late one night during my trip to Japan and decided to hop off the Shinkansen because I really wanted to try Wanko Soba. This restaurant is a conveniently...

  • 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...

  • Yabuya (Hanamaki Main Restaurant)
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    3.5
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Fubbarichou 7-17
    This soba buckwheat noodle restaurant is located in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. Opened in 1923, they provide tsuyu (soup base) using high-grade bonito flakes and soba buckwheat noodles using flour from Iwate. It is known as a wanko soba restaurant, and your bowl is endlessly refilled until you close the lid. The poet Kenji Miyazawa is also said to have been a customer at the time of its establishment, so there is a Kenji Set on the menu which includes the tempura soba and Mitsuya Cider he used to order.

    At Yabuya main shop, you can challenge how many bowls of Soba noodle you can eat. Wanko-Soba is a mouthful Soba noodle in a bowl and peoples are competing in terms of number of bowls consumed. A...

  • Ekimae Bashokan
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Izumiya 82
    Ekimae Bashokan serves Hiraizumi Wanko Soba, soba noodles served in small bowls, is located only a one-minute walk from Hiraizumi Station. It is a subdued one-story Japanese-style building with a tile roof within sight of Hiraizumi Station. Customers obtain refills of the small servings at their own individual pace. The popular Special Wanko Soba consists of soba portioned out into 24 small bowls, coming with things like spices, large servings of tempura, or fruit. Customers who want a quick and easy way to enjoy soba can order Zaru Soba, which is served cold with dipping sauce on the side, or Tempura Soba, topped with deep-fried seafood or vegetables.

    sight-seeing without a car here involves juggling bus schedules. What better place for lunch than this little soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant right by the bus stop in front of the station. There...

  • Yabu-ya, Fesan Restaurant
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fesan B1F
    This is a soba noodle restaurant located inside the Morioka Station Building FES’AN in Morioka Ekimae-dori, Morioka City. It serves not only soba, made with strictly selected buckwheat flour grown in Iwate Prefecture but also a full selection of rice dishes, such as Katsudon (pork cutlet on rice) made with Shirogane pork from Hanamaki and a variety of side dishes. Customers can even order Iwate Prefecture's famous Wanko Soba in units as small as one small bowl.

    蕎麦屋の丼ぶり物、特にはかつ丼が目当てで蕎麦屋に行きます。 盛岡駅地下で見つけたやぶ屋フェザン店さん。 そのカツ丼は少し小ぶりですが美味しかった。 カツ丼セットに付くそばも間違いない美味さでした。

  • Bashokan
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Suzusawa 3-1
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop is located a one-minute on foot from JR Hiraizumi Station in the Hiraizumi-cho area of Nishiiwai County, Iwate Prefecture. It is famous for its original Moridashi-style Wanko Soba that you can enjoy at your own pace. In addition, it also has a variety of items such as a tempura set meal and rice bowls. Group seating is also available, and the restaurant is visited by many tourists.

    わんこそばの量がものすごいことは前評判で聞いていて、食べきれるかどうかが心配でした。うちの長男だけ挑戦しましたが、70%まで食べきれました。あとの30%は長男1人では無理でしたから残り4人で山分けしました。このわんこそば、2000円でした。ここに来られた俳優さんの写真がいくつか飾られていて、戦隊ものと仮面ライダーの好きな我々も知っている俳優さんの写真もありました。人気の店なのでしょうね。

  • Hatsukoma Main Shop
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Hachimanchou 10-21
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop founded in 1960 is located in the Hachiman-cho area of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It is a famous shop where you can taste Morioka's specialty, Wanko Soba, using soba flour from the prefecture. Group seating is also available, and locally produced items for local consumption such as Anekko Gozen are also offered for group.

    東北旅行で今回わんこそばに挑戦しようということになりました。事前に予約をしていったのでスムーズに入店することができました。わんこそばを食べるのが初めてで温かいのか冷たいのかもわからず、早速運ばれてきました。わんこそばは少し温かいのが正解でした。始めていくとテンポ良く、応援されながらお給仕して頂けます。テンポは自分のペースで良いらしいのですが、まんまと相手のペースに巻き込まれ、ついついオーバーペース...

  • Shiki-no-Sato
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Ninohe-shi Ishikiridokoro Arase 49-1
    This soba buckwheat noodle restaurant inside “Nanbu Senbei no Sato” along Prefectural Route 274 is located in Arase, Ishikiridokoro, Ninohe City. It provides handmade buckwheat noodles made using stone-ground buckwheat grown in the prefecture. In addition to their most popular tenzaru (tempura with chilled buckwheat noodles), they have set menus with sticky rice, and you can also enjoy one of only 30 available servings of juwari (100% buckwheat) soba noodles on Saturdays and Sundays. Breakfast is available for two hours from nine in the morning, and snack time is for one hour from 3:30 p.m..

    I come here to take Soba Noodle lunch. Restaurant house is old Japanese style. Soba noodle is tasty. It’s good for lunch.

  • Mori no Soba-ya
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Iwate-gun Kuzumakimachi Ekari 1-36
    This restaurant is located approximately an one-minute walk from Ekarigawa bus stop, after riding the bus for approximately a 50-minute bus from Tohoku Shinkansen Iwate-Numakunai Station. The soba restaurant is proud to serve 100% locally made soba noodles with buckwheat that has been ground by the water wheel since the Taisho period. The soba has a smooth texture, and uses eggs and tofu as a binding agent. There is an open hearth inside the renovated old Japanese-style house, and customers can also enjoy salt-grilled Japanese salmon or dengakumochi, which is made with either plain or buckwheat flour. Reservations can also be made to experience making soba noodles.

    葛巻の江刈地区のお母さん達がうつ田舎そば。 一軒家のお蕎麦屋さんは、知る人ぞ知るお蕎麦屋さん。 お母さん達とのおしゃべり、囲炉裏には川魚、田楽、そば餅。炭火にあたるとじ〜んとあったかく癒やされます。 そば粉をうつ水車の音、子供達の声が響いていたんだろう旧江刈分校。 ここは、古き良き日本、昭和にタイムスリップしたような懐かしい風景が広がります。 そばが美味しいお店はたくさんありますが、この風景とお母...

  • Genbudo Chaya
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Nishi Ne 150
    This tea house is located 25 kilometers, or approximately a 40-minute drivefrom Morioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway, via National Route 46. It is a handmade soba restaurant situated in the nationally designated Natural Monument, Genbudo. The soba noodles are made entirely by hand, without using any machinery, using a stone mill to carefully grind the buckwheat and preparing the noodles with mineral-rich spring water. The restaurant's specialty zaru-soba, which while thin, has great firmness, lets customers enjoy the original soba flavor, is highly recommended. The tama konnyaku, with the flavor soaked into it, and the freshly pounded ankoro mochi are also popular. There are also tenzaru and ankoro mochi set meals available.

    細めなのに、コシがある蕎麦。天ぷらも美味。天ぷら蕎麦は1380円とやや高めですが、問題なし。昼は結構混んでます。立地条件、決して良くないのに。 道路挟んで向かい側に見える玄武洞の柱状摂理は結構綺麗です。崩落の危険があるため、近くで見ることはできませんが……

  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • 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.
  • Soba-bo Kamiya
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Dai2-56-1
    A soba restaurant located about 10 minutes from Hanamaki Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. It serves hand-made soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour and absolutely no binding agents to let you enjoy the inherent flavor of the buckwheat. Their popular Kamiyatororo features flavorful soba flour which gives a thick and sticky consistency. Another signature item is Tenzaru soba, featuring seasonal tempura and large tempura shrimp.
  • Kojan Jajamen Noodle Shop (Odori Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 2-4-18
    Made with the finest Kinsuzuran udon flour, the chewy jajamen noodles of Kojan, eaten with miso or chitantan soup (egg mixed into the noodle soup) is especially well loved by all. With only your favorite ingredients added, such as chili oil, vinegar, garlic or a touch of something pickled, the quality of the food is enough to bring you back for more and more. Small, medium and large size jajamen noodles can be had making it a great place for women too. Kojan is approximately 14 minutes on foot from JR Morioka Station.
  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant (Otesaki Branch)
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Uchimaru 17-40
    Azumaya is a soba restaurant located near the Iwate Prefectural Offices in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. Established in 1907, it is famous for serving Wanko Soba, that is, All-you-can-eat soba. In addition to soba, it is known for its Special Katsudon (a breaded pork cutlet on rice) and other dishes. This restaurant can seat groups of up to 80 people, and its proximity to Morioka Castle Ruins Park and other sights attracts large numbers of tourists.
  • Sanriku Rias Chin
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Chuou 3-42

    5月6日に予約無しでたまたま買えました、例年だとGWウィークでいつも、売り切れでダメ元で行ってみたらありました、ウニがびっしりで1570円は安いです、わさび醤油があれば、更に良いのですが、残念でした。

  • Soba Gi Ie
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 43-2

    中尊寺の参道にあるそば処です。本来なら何杯食べられるか挑戦したいところでしたが今回は無理だったので普通にわんこそばを楽しめるココで食事をしました。土曜でしたが14時頃だったせいもあり待ちは無かったです。メニューは義経と一重をチョイス。どちらもわんこそばがお椀に12杯と小鉢やデザート、そこに義経は天ぷらなどが付きます。プラス100円で茶そばに変更も可能です。店員さんの対応も良く美味しく頂きました。

  • Aoba Naotoshian
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Aoba 2-9-11

    自分が、学生時代から通っているお蕎麦屋さんです。 蕎麦をうつ、だしをつくる方は、代替わりしていますが、良いところを残してくれいています。 蕎麦の味だけではなく、たれとのマッチングですね。 自分は、カレー南蛮をいつも食べます。だしが効いていて、最高です。 以前は冬のメニューでしたが、今はエアコンがあるので、年間を通して食べられます!

  • Kajiya
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Azumachou 2-19

    Having a soba speed eating competition for lunch is a unique experience. For an enjoyable experience, however, I would recommend skipping the wanko soba challenge and instead ordering the normal...

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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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