Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Morioka / Tsunagi Area

  • Pyonpyonsya (Morioka Station Branch)
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    4.0
    342 Reviews
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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.

    Cold noodles come in a variety, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. On top of the Soba, Morioka offers something closer to the Korean kin, with a piece of fruit to spice it up. We were offered apple and...

  • 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...

  • Shokudoen
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 1-8-2
    At 1 Chome Odori, Morioka City, this shop specializes in yakiniku and cold noodles. Founded in 1954, it developed its original cold noodles based on Hamheung and Pyongyang cold noodles. This is the origin of present-day Morioka cold noodles. There is a lunch set that comes with galbi, rice, and half serving of cold noodles.

    Although this restaurant is famous for its reimen, I ordered barbecue beef which is amazingly good! If you want to have great beef, this restaurant is a good choice.

  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant (Ekimae Branch)
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    4.0
    83 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...

  • Seijiro Conveyor Bett Sushi Fesan Branch
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    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.

    We had about 10 people ahead of us. We waited about 30 minutes. It was all worth it! The sushi was so fresh and the sushi makers friendly and helpful. There was an English menu that helped with...

  • Pyon-Pyon-Sya (Inaricho Main Shop)
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Inarichou 12-5
    This yakiniku BBQ restaurant is located along National Route 46 in the Inari Town area of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. It is famous as the birthplace of Morioka Reimen, noodles that are characteristically smooth and firm. Their various other menu offerings are also popular, including jajamen (noodles with spicy miso and meat sauce) and chijimi (savory Korean pancakes with various ingredients). It is visited by not only tourists but many local residents.

    My wife told me this is the best yakiniku in Morioka. My expectations were high but what I found was just average Tokyo Yakiniku quality. It is absolutely OK to have Yakiniku there but dont expect...

  • Chokurian
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    4.0
    45 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...

  • 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...

  • Yabu-ya, Fesan Restaurant
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    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.

    花巻にある本店にはよく行くのですが、こちらにも時々伺います。 お蕎麦はもちろんですが、私はカツ丼がお気に入りです。

  • Tachinomi Ebisuke
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fesan B1F
    "This is a so-called ""stand-up bar"" located inside the Morioka Station Building FES’AN, Ekimae-dori, Morioka City. Along with alcoholic beverages, it serves foods such as skewers of the charcoal-broiled Shirogane pork that Iwate Prefecture is famous for or Motsuni, a kind of organ meat stew that is simmered for three days. For lunch, customers can order Butadon, charcoal-broiled pork on rice."

    北海道とほぼ同じ味。そっくりです。 コスパもよく、バラ並みで500円、ロースでも600円と北海道と比べほぼ半額である。

  • Yakiniku Reimen Yamato (Morioka Store)
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Inarichou 3-3
    This restaurant located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture is where you can enjoy authentic yakiniku BBQ and reimen (cold noodles). Morioka Reimen, with a well-balanced taste between the noodles, soup and kakuteki (radish kimchi), even has different levels of spiciness for you to choose from. In addition, they offer many courses and dishes such as yakiniku BBQ and Japanese black beef, and many customers visit as families or for other gatherings.

    冷麺まつりの時期に行きました。このイベントの時は、お肉も冷麺、温麺もとてもオトクに食べられます。もちろん美味しいです。冷麺はお店によって味付けに特色がありますが、私はヤマトの冷麺大好きです。

  • Hittsumi-an
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fesan B1F
    This Japanese-style restaurant is located inside the Morioka Station Building FES’AN in Morioka Ekimae-dori, Morioka City. It serves homemade-style local dishes, such as Hittsumi (soup with dumplings), all made with fine ingredients procured directly from producers in Iwate Prefecture, such as Iwate Esashi rice, Shirogane pork, and seafood from the Sanriku Coast. Customers can also try rice bowls, set meals, local Iwate sake, and draft beer.

    The restaurant is located at the basement level of Morioka station building. I last had a meal here in April this year, ordering an unagi (eel) set. It was delicious. This time, i order this set...

  • Azumaya Soba Restaurant (Otesaki Branch)
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    盛岡三大麺のひとつ、わんこそばが有名なお店です。 ビジネス客には、ランチでかつ丼もおすすめです。 天ぷらそばもおいしかったです。

  • FRESCHISSIMA
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Moriokaekimaedori 1-44 Fesan B1F
    This Italian restaurant is located inside the Morioka Station Building FES’AN, Ekimae-dori, Morioka City. It uses pasta made daily in-house from the highest-quality Durham-semolina flour and water from the prefecture's Ryusendo limestone cave and combines it with local ingredients, including seafood caught off the Sanriku Coast, along with antipasti, sweets, and the authentic Italian espresso.

    This restaurant belongs to the ARIV Kitakami group serving great pasta at Morioka station. I ordered the pasta vongole from the standard menu. The pasta was deliciously garlicky and well executed...

  • USAGI Botanica
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    5.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Nakanohashi Dori 1-3-15
    This macrobiotic restaurant is located in Nakanohashidori1-Chome, Morioka City. It offers macrobiotic and casual French courses, a la carte and gluten-free dishes, and vegan sweets. They also have a weekly macrobiotic lunch set.

    When I was in morioka I was searching for nice vegetarian food. When I crossed this gem of a restaurant, I found so much to eat and each and every bite I took had so much taste. Theyre super skilled...

  • Neuf de Pape
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Odori 2-4-22 Nikkatsu Golden Building 4F
    Neuf du Pape is a French restaurant offering vegetables and seafood from Iwate. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes from a variety of a la carte dishes to pizza and paella, using Hakkinton pork, Iwate Tankaku (shorthorn) Wagyu, and guinea fowl, etc. In addition to the more than 3,000 select wines on offer, the restaurant also stocks a wide range of popular beer and sake.

    お酒もお料理も充実していて、盛岡のベアレンビールも飲めます✧*。 ただ、いつも賑わっているので、大きい声で話さないといけないのが辛いです。。

  • MASS
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    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.

    As my Japanese is limited, I was able to ask for a recommendation AND make sure my parents (who don’t eat red meat but can eat fish) were accommodated. My dad is allergic to eggs and they made sure...

  • Hatsukoma Main Shop
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    4.5
    8 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.

    家族でわんこそばを初体験しました。どうせならきちんとした老舗にと思い、盛岡八幡宮の参拝後、しかもお昼時をかなりすぎた時間に行きましたが、大変快く対応して頂きました。(おそばを注文があってから準備するのは当然ですし、それに加えそれ相応の杯数を準備してから始まりになりますから、時間がかかると言うことを後で知りました)子供は小学生コース、妻は30杯限定コース(これがあるのは最後どのように止めようかと悩む...

  • Shirasawa Senbei Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Konyachou 2-16
    Shirasawa Senbei Shop sells traditional Japanese crackers in the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. This venerable shop features Nambu Senbei, a famous product of Iwate Prefecture, and the flavorful Sesame Senbei are especially popular. Among the many other varieties that customers can enjoy are Peanut, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Senbei.

    盛岡で有名な南部せんべいの老舗店です。煎餅というと一つの味かと思われますが、色々な味があります。お土産にはとても良いです。レトロな感じを味わえるところも魅力的です。

  • Tirol Cheesecake, Odori Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Iwate Morioka-shi Odori 1-10-21
    This is a shop specializing in cheesecake, located in Odori 1-Chome, Morioka City. Its rich, hearty cheesecake, first served as part of its coffee shop menu, was so well liked that the shop now specializes in cheesecake. It sells this dessert in twenty varieties, including its flagship variety, Cream Cheesecake, and customers who choose to eat their treat on the premises can buy it in a dessert set that includes coffee.

    たまに食べたくなる、チロルのチーズケーキを目当てに訪問。チーズの味が強くて良いです。コーヒーと頂きました。

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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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