Japanese Food Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Umami Tasuke
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kokubunchou 2-11-11 One thousand Matsushima building 1F
    A renowned beef tongue Japanese-style barbecue restaurant located in Sendai City. Legend has it that the original owner was the first chef in Sendai to make beef tongue barbecue. The original owner believed that salt was the key to maximizing the flavor of beef tongue, and today the restaurant continues to flavor its beef tongue using only salt. Most of the restaurant's menu selections are accordingly simple and served with mugimeshi boiled barley and rice. The tail soup, made by slow-stewing beef tail, is a secret yet highly popular dish the restaurant serves. This hearty dish is sure to satisfy.

    Delicious food, fair prices - awesome place ! I recomend this place for a dinner with friends. Best beef in Sendai in my honest opinion....

  • Date no Gyutan Main Branch
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    4.0
    151 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 4-10-11
    Date no Gyutan is a beef tongue (gyutan) shop and restaurant about three minutes on foot from Sendai Station. The shop sells lots of beef tongue products starting with their thickly cut shintan made from the most tender part of the tongue. The restaurant serves an extra thick shintan set meal, and lots of other dishes off the a la carte menu.

    Very delicious. You must try!! You can even buy ox younger package back home but it will expire in a day, so the best way is to have it within a day.

  • Aji Tasuke
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 4-4-13
    A specialty beef tongue shop located in 4 Chome Ichibancho, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. Opened as a gyutan (beef tongue) grill in Sendai City in 1948, it is considered the father of all gyutan restaurants. They offer a set meal of gyutan-yaki plus barley with wheat rice, along with oxtail and tongue soup—all made using the trade secrets developed by the founder.

    There are so many ox tongue restaurants at Sendai. Aji Tasuke is one of the ganso (origin) restaurant for ox tongue. There isnt much choice there, but only grilled ox tongue (with salt). You...

  • Sushi Tetsu
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    4.5
    86 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiogama-shi, Miyagi-ken 2-22
    A popular local sushi restaurant located in front of Hon-Shiogama Station. Shiogama City boasts one of the largest catches of tuna in the country, and accordingly it is quite a large number of sushi restaurants in respect to its population. It is in this hotly contested market that Sushi Tetsu has maintained its popularity for many years thanks to its use of carefully selected local ingredients and superb technique. The restaurant’s most popular menu selection is its “tokujo” top class nigiri sushi. Sushi Tetsu offers high class sushi such as toro, uni, and abalone at reasonable prices. The reason is the owner’s desire to help people know what real, proper sushi tastes like by offering it as prices that are affordable.

    Pop into Sushitetsu on the way back from Matsushima Bay to Sendai after seeing the great reviews. Short queue to get in (about five mins) at around 1300 on a Monday. A family run enterprise led by a...

  • Kameki Sushi
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    4.5
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Shiogamashi Shintomichou 6-12
    Located a 10 minute walk from Hon-Shiogama Station, Kameki-Sushi is a popular sushi restaurant in Shiogama City, which boasts an abundance of sushi restaurants. Diners can enjoy Sanriku seafood brought in that morning into Shiogama Port flavored with moshio seaweed salt, a Shiogama specialty product. The seasonal assortment is particularly popular, and gives diners the chance to enjoy a variety of seasonal nigiri sushi pieces at a reasonable price. Kameki Sushi’s tamago-yaki rolled omelets made with surimi minced fish are also very popular. Due to the cheesecake-like appearance and elegant sweetness, many people order one to enjoy almost like a dessert.

    I lived about 3 minutes walk from Kamekizushi and became a regular, so much so that the head sushi chef taught me all about good sushi. He introduced me to aburi toro sushi(lightly fired tuna) and...

  • Aoba-Tei (Sendai S-PAL Branch)
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 1-1-1S-PALB1F
    A restaurant and shop located on the basement first floor of the main Sendai S-PAL building, the Sendai Station building. The restaurant serves beef tongue dishes such as beef tongue steak and set meals with a choice of salt or yuzu pepper flavorings, as well as stews and curries. The shop sells beef tongue products which are perfect as souvenirs.

    We had beef tongue lunch set - that was good. When the food was served, we had politely asked the waitress to help take a photo for us. Her reply was shocking - Im so sorry I cant. For the time...

  • Ox Tongue Barbecue Store Tsukasa Torayoko Branch
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 4-4-6
    A restaurant specializing in ox tongue (beef tongue) located in 4 Chome Ichiban Town, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. Tsukasa offers the finest Australian ox tongue cooked over oak charcoal from Iwate. The restaurant has a full menu of beef tongue dishes including uncured ham and stews.

    普通に美味しい牛タン店です。肉厚のタンで柔らかいです。牛タンの他にテールの焼きも行けます。タンシチューも少し甘いですが、それなりです。

  • Sushi Horai
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Ishinomaki-shi Sengokucho 1-3
    This sushi restaurant is located in Sengoku-cho, Ishinomaki City. Guests can enjoy nigiri sushi made with fresh seafood from the Sanriku Coast and Sasanishiki rice grown in Miyagi Prefecture paired with local sake. Their popular conger eel oshizushi (pressed sushi) is accented with the pungent bite of Japanese pepper.

    石巻駅の近くにあるおいしいお寿司屋さんです。駐車場もあります。 店内は11席しかない小さなお店ですが、ここのお寿司はすばらしくおいしいです。 海鮮丼・握りどれもおいしいです。 海外からのお客さんも来ているぐらいおいしいです。 そして、値段もリーズナブル。遠いのでなかなかいけませんがまたいつか必ず行きたいと思います。

  • Sendai Izakaya Ohana Japanese style pub
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 2-5-1 Sanwanaya Building B1F
    Sendai Izakaya Ohana always has 40 to 50 types of sake from Tohoku and Miyagi available and is a popular restaurant for sashimi (sliced raw fish) and local cuisine created by experienced chefs. There are also many quiet private rooms that can be used for various events such as dinner parties, dinner meetings, welcome parties, and dates. Advance viewings are also accepted. For lunch the “Daily Ohana” is recommended, and at night the “Basho course, with all you can drink” is recommended. Guests will be very satisfied with both presentation and taste. It is a four minute walk from JR Sendai Station.

    ア-ケ-ド街のクリスロ-ド内三文字屋ビル地下1階にある和食のお店、おはな。ランチを食べに行きました。お刺身や揚げ物などいろいろおいしかったです。デザ-トやコ-ヒ-も付きます。

  • Rintaro
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 1-8-20
    A Japanese restaurant serving fresh seafood mainly from off the Sanriku coast, and Sendai beef. Together with seasonal vegetables, the restaurant offers three kinds of “chef’s choice” cuisine from six, eight or nine dishes. A special course of Japanese cuisine called the Ippin course is available on request. As well as course meals for lunch, the restaurant also serves boiled fish and grilled fish with rice and soup, traditional meals and rice bowls. In addition to the local sake carefully selected by the sake sommelier, wines and whiskeys are also available.

    We had dinner here. As other posters have noted, the entrance is a little hard to locate but the restaurant interior is quite spacious and modern, with well-spaced tables, a long bar/counter and...

  • Rikyu (Yamatomachi Shop)
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Wakabayashi-ku Yamatomachi 2-6-20
    This shop specializing in beef tongue is about a seven-minute drive from Miyaginohara Station on the JR Senseki Line. Sendai is the birthplace of beef tongue in Japan, and this shop has carefully preserved the traditional flavor since its founding. The chefs quickly sear the meticulously selected, high quality beef tongue over a charcoal fire. Their set meal comes highly recommended, featuring juicy beef tongue carefully seasoned piece by piece paired perfectly with oxtail soup. They also offer a wealth of other dishes packed with beef tongue such as curry, stew, and boiled beef with cream.

    夜ご飯を食べに牛たん炭焼き利久大和町店に行ってきました。セットメニューがあり、金額の割に豪華なメニューでした。オススメです。

  • Ajidokoro Santori Chaya
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Senzui 24-1
    This restaurant serves up cuisine made with seafood taken from the coastline of Miyagi Prefecture. The menu features items with seasonal ingredients such as oysters cultivated in Matsushima as well as the Matsushima anago (conger eel) rice bowl and the Sanriku mekabu (thick wakame seaweed leaves) rice bowl. The restaurant takes pride not only in the quality of its ingredients but in its cooking, customer service and atmosphere. The second-floor seating areas affords beautiful views of Matsuhima Bay.

    I had a very good diner at Santori Chaya. Excellent tempura, very good miso soup and side salad, very good value for money. I was sitting at the counter and I managed to talk a little with the chef...

  • Kisuke Ichibancho (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 1-6-19 Ichibankan building B1
    The Ichiban-cho, Aoba Ward location of a popular Sendai beef tongue chain restaurant. Of course, the restaurant's beef tongue is delicious, but the restaurant's atmosphere and the service are also excellent, and the establishment was featured in the Michelin Guide Miyagi 2017. The restaurant's mainstay beef tongue is carefully prepared by skilled chefs making use of techniques refined and handed down since its establishment. The tongue is broiled to order over a charcoal fire, giving it a unique, crisp texture. Popular side dishes for further enjoying the flavor of the tongue include fresh cooked mugimeshi barley and rice, and a flavorful tail soup.

    東北大学の近くの地下にあるお店。 フランスから友人が来たので、レンタサイクルを借りてすぐに、牛タンを食べにここに。 安定の喜助の牛タン定食をフランス人も美味しいと言って食べてました。 会計時にカードを使おうと思ったら使えず、、、海外の人も増えつつあるので、対応してもらえるともっと良いですね!

  • Kaki Matsushima Kouha (Matsushima-Kaigan Eki-mae Restaurant)
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Namiuchihama 10-14
    An oyster restaurant serving an abundant variety of dishes made with fresh oysters located just a 25 second walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station on the JR Senseki Line. This popular establishment has been frequently featured in various media and is only the second restaurant where you can enjoy the much talked about Matsushima fried oyster burger. The restaurant's hitsumabushi chopped broiled oyster over rice and Oyster Express course meal are also highly renowned. You can also order oysters prepared how you like from just a single oyster, and the restaurant is frequented by many women on solo trips who love the establishment's casual style. Note that the restaurant closes when it's supply of oysters for the day runs out.

    Close to the JR station it was an easy choice. We arrived about 2pm, just when restaurants close so be when we saw the open sign we walked in. There’s only two tables and room for one cook, server...

  • Zao Summit Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Katta-gun Shichikashukumachi
    This rest house is located at the summit of Mt. Zao in Kuraishidake kokuyurinchi-nai, Shichikashuku Town, Katta County. It features a shop, a rest area, restaurants, and other facilities. The restaurant’s specialty is its kama-katsudon set meal, which features pork cutlets served on rice in a stone pot. It also offers a number of set meals featuring the flavors of Miyagi for groups of 10 or more.
  • Sushi Senichi
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 3-9-12
    This restaurant serves sushi using seafood from the seas around Sanriku and Kinkazan Island. You can savor conger eel sushi made only from conger eel from Sendai Bay and stewed abalone using the Japanese abalone for which Sanriku is famous. It also serves a sushi set and special chirashizushi (unrolled sushi) for lunch.

    土曜日のランチでお邪魔しました。最後の空席を何とかゲット。3000円ほどのランチと地酒をいただきました。もちろんおいしくいただきました。よくわからなかったのは、会計。カードが使えるとか使えないとか? 結局カードで払ったらいくらか上乗せされていて・・・仙台を代表するお店。観光客のみなさんにも気持ちよく帰ってもらえるように、お願いします。

  • Rikyu (Iwanuma Shop)
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Natorishi Horiuchi Kitatake 85-7
    This specialty shop preserves the succulent flavors of Sendai's traditional beef tongue. Painstakingly seasoned one piece at a time, the matured, thick sliced beef tongue goes well with barley rice. Other dishes include a la carte items made with seasonal ingredients, mild flavored oxtail soup, and colorful and creative seasonal fare. They also offer local sake. The composed interior has 58 seats including floor tatami seating, counter seating, and semi-private rooms with sunken table seating.

    10月1日、近くのホテルに宿泊し、一品またはソフトドリンク一杯無料券持って、夕食時にお邪魔です。仙台では有名な利久さん。いつも混んでるんですが、今日は10月1日!消費税増税日!なんとラッキーなことにガラガラ!ガラガラすぎて落ち着きません!ちょっと奮発して極み牛タン焼、美味しかったです。 5%戻ってくるし、お徳なので、行くなら今がチャンスですよ!

  • Sato Seiji Seimen Umen Sabo SEIJIAN
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Motomachi 20
    A teashop attached to the Sato Seiji Seimen Noodle factory which has been making Umen noodles since they were first founded in 1883. In the eating space attached to the store you can taste traditional Umen noodles made the same way they were when the shop was founded. Their most popular menu item is their KenchinUmen dish made with Sendai miso. It's topped with an assortment of winter vegetables including burdock, carrots, nappa cabbage and Japanese parsley and is well known for its gentle homecooked flavor. Also popular is their GomadareUmen topped with their homemade black sesame sauce. The compact nine-centimeter size of their Umen noodle packs make it a fantastic Shiroishi souvenir.

    写真を撮ってすみません! 撮ってから、壁のメッセージに気付きました。是非記念に撮りたかった。 柚子とおろし生姜が乗った、山菜たっぷりの温麺は、予想以上の美味しさでした。 春なら三つ葉の代わりにセリが乗るらしい。 お餅も香ばしく、お腹がいっぱい。 製麺所販売店の一画のお食事コーナーでも、ちゃんとした温麺とサービスで大満足でした。

  • Kato
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kamisugi 1-14-20 Uesugi Park Mansion 1F
    Kato is a sukiyaki restaurant located about two minutes on foot from Kita-Yobancho Station. The restaurant is managed by a meat shop from where a whole Sendai cow is purchased and the choicest parts of the meat are selected by professional chefs. Using a more than 50 year old secret sauce the sukiyaki is prepared and served to perfection. As well as their ‘Sendai beef first-rate sukiyaki’ of rib eye steak, Kato also serves other types of sukiyaki dishes such as their ‘Sendai beef fillet sukiyaki’.

    ランチで利用しました。場所は青葉区役所の裏らへん。お昼は比較的リーズナブルに頂けるので、すき焼き定食を目当てに行きましたが、着いた時には既に品切れで他のものを注文。そちらも美味しかったですが、次は早めに行って、すき焼き食べたいですね。

  • Senshinan
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Chounai 67
    A Japanese restaurant located close to the Zuiganji Temple and the Entsu-in Temple, two renowned ancient temples, in Matsushima Town. The restaurant was originally built as a tea room to provide temple worshipers with a place to take a break. Today the establishment has a large banquet hall able to accommodate 400 people and serves as a tourist restaurant. There's a soft serve ice cream stand at the entrance where you can buy tofu, zunda mashed boiled green soybeans, and other unusual ice cream flavors. The restaurant's sweets menu includes zunda mochi rice cakes, anmitsu sweet beans in syrup, and kuzukiri kudzu jelly noodles flavored with Japanese apricot.

    夫婦で松島観光の途中で寄らせてもらいました。 名物が、かき丼(1,100円税込)、穴子天丼(1,300円税込)との事で、それぞれ頂きました。 特に穴子天丼は丼からはみ出るほど大きく、食べごたえ十分でした。 観光地なのに、この値段でこの内容は、大変お得です。

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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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