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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Akita Area

  • Kosendo
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachihigashikatsurakuchou 9
    A well-known udon & soba shop in an old temple school building of a former samurai residence, in Kakunodate Town, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture. The specialties are a smooth rice plant udon using hinaijidori chicken or maitake mushroom, and locally-produced buke soba with buckwheat flour aroma bamboo shoot and beefsteak plant (macrophyll) tempura inside. It is a popular tourist spot for its exterior and interior that still retain the atmosphere of the Edo period.

    Excellent Oyako-don which is the best one in my life. Also Inaniwa udon with egg plant tempura is very good.

  • Restaurant Kitagura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachitamachikamichou 11-1
    This is a restaurant remodeled from a warehouse built in 1919, with an attractive subdued modern-retro atmosphere. One can enjoy coffee and a menu with locally-produced rice grown with few pesticides and fresh vegetables. The daily special lunch, available weekdays, is particularly popular. In the grounds of the “Akita Kakunodate Nishinomiyake” samurai residence, one can enjoy walking around Japanese-style sweet cafes and artifact exhibition spaces. Access from Kakunodate Station.
  • Petits Fraises
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachi Large bath 2
    A Western confectionary located a 14 minute walk from Kakunodate Station. The shop’s cute exterior matches well with the townscape of Kakunodate, known as “little Kyoto.” The second floor is a restaurant; from the terrace seating area, you can enjoy café-style drinks and light meals together with a sweeping view of the Hinokinai River, famous for its avenue of cherry trees. The most popular item on the restaurant menu is the fluffy and rich omelet rice, made with flavorful Hinai-jidori chicken eggs. The Saimyoji Monc Blanc set, made with Saimyoji-guri chestnuts soaked in syrup, is popular among women customers for its reserved, delicate sweetness.

    1階はケーキ、焼き菓子、和菓子を販売。2階はレストランで、1階で購入したケーキも食べれます。 日本一大きい西明寺栗を使ったお菓子は種類も豊富で、手土産としてよく買わせていただいてます。

  • Umamidokoro Idehaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Tanakamachi 1-23
    This Japanese pub is about a nine-minute walk from JR Yokote Station. The seafood here is brought in daily from the market and is extraordinarily fresh. Selected as one of the four devas in the “Yokote Yakisoba Four Devas Tournament,” this shop sees a constant stream of customers. The most touted dish would be “Yokote kuroge wagyu yakisoba.” It is a luxurious dish with simple Yokote yakisoba loaded up with kuroge wagyu from Yokote. The “Yokote kuroge wagyu horumon 5-piece set” lets you compare the wagyu intestines so it’s recommended.
  • Kakunodate Shichibei
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiyokomachi 15
    Bukeyashiki-dori Street is located at the heart of Kakunodate, considered the “little Kyoto of Michinoku.” Kakunodate Shichibei, a restaurant dedicated to local cuisine made with an abundance of local vegetables, stands at the entranceway to this area. The restaurant’s signature item is its fluffy “fuwatto” tofu made with soybeans grown using the waters of the Ou Mountain Range. Other Akita delicacies you can savor here include a Hinai-jidori chicken oyako-don rice bowl stewed in an earthen pot, and okariba-yaki grilled meats and vegetables. The oyako-don is served just after the beaten eggs are dropped on top to cook, giving the diner the option to eat the dish after the eggs have reached their desired level of firmness. The ability to enjoy your favorite oyako-don however runny or firm you prefer truly makes Shichibei stand out.

    This handsome eatery is worth a try. They have a variety of dishes from Inexpensive set meals to more extravagant dinner sets. I enjoyed the udon set (2,700 yen) which came with an assortment of...

  • Marutama Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Jumonjimachisagae Kamiokita 37-8
    Located on the south side of Jumonji Station, Marutama Shokudo is where Jumonji chuka soba, a local Akita Prefecture ramen variant, was invented. Marutama Shokudo’s Jumonji chuka soba is characterized by its light, transparent seafood and soy sauce broth and crimped thin noodles fans say resemble soba noodles in texture. The restaurant’s extensive menu also includes gomoku chuka soup filled with vegetables and yakiniku chuka topped with barbecued meat. Only during summer, Marutama Shokudo serves hiyashi chuka and hiyakkoi chuka, chilled Jumonji chuka soba. On hot days, these options become quite popular.
  • Tsuneya
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 4-2-18
    Tsuneya has been operating at Kawabata—largest shopping district in Akita Prefecture—since 1961. The three pillars of the menu here are sukiyaki, eel, and Akita local cuisine. In particular the local cuisine kiritanpo stew with its matching Hinai chicken soup is praised by tourists and locals alike. As for seasonal dishes, there is sansei (edible wild plants) cooking in spring, Iwagaki oyster in summer, and mushroom cuisine in fall. Savoring the seasonal flavors is one more key feature of Tsuneya.

    ホテルの近くの川反の中で食事処を探していてウナギの看板に入りました。 うな重を頼みましたがウナギも大きくとても美味しいウナギを食べることができました。 夕食時で凄く混んでいるお店でしたがカウンター席が運よく1席空いていたのですぐには入れてラッキーでした。

  • Orae
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Haruyama 37-5
    A restaurant located a 10 minute walk from the “Koen Iriguchi” bus stop on the Komagatake and Nyuto lines where you can enjoy local beer fresh from the storehouse. All of Orae’s seats have a view of the nearby lake from the restaurant’s giant windows, and visitors can enjoy taking a break on or strolling along the beach in front of the restaurant. Orae serves select European cuisine focusing on fresh local vegetables from the Lake Tazawa area. One of the most popular items on the menu is the gyosha ninniku Alpine leak sausage pasta lunch. The Beni Komachi Lager, made with local Akita Komachi rice, is a popular choice among the home brewed local beers.

    I guessed ORAE stands for Organic Rural Akita Eatery but actual means our house or home in local dialect. you can enjoy good local beers and tasty western style dishes but the volume is rather small...

  • Fujiharu Shokudo
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Oyashinmachi Dounomae 22-3
    A yakisoba restaurant located in Donomae, Oyashin Town, Yokote City facing the Sakae Community Center. Fujiharu is famous for its Yokote yakisoba, a local favorite cheap eat and take on yakisoba topped with a fried egg and fukujinzuke vegetables pickled in soy sauce. The restaurant has also long held its position as one of the top four local yakisoba restaurants at the Yokote Yakisoba Shitenou Championship held annually.

    横手焼きそばの四天王とし有名なお店です。非常にローカルなお店で食堂です。特製焼きそばを含め10月から値上げしています。味は少し甘めのソース味で、特製にはポークが一枚追加されています。ボリュームがあり値段を考えるといいお店です。

  • Shukitei Hinaiya (Akita Branch)
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 4-2-2
    A Hinai-jidori chicken restaurant located in 4 Chome Omachi, Akita City. Hinaiya serves nabe hotpot, kushiyaki skewers, and agemono deep fried dishes made with top quality Akita Hinai-jidori chicken. Particularly popular menu items include the tsukune meatloaf made with rich Hinai-jidori chicken eggs, and the kiritanpo nabe toasted mashed rice hotpot so delicious, you’ll drink the broth down to the last drop.

    秋田に行った際に立ち寄らせていただきました。比内地鶏のお料理が食べられるお店です。 正直、こんなにコクのある親子丼は食べたことなかったです。比内地鶏の香ばしさ、旨味やコクがしっかり親子丼に広がって、もう一杯食べたいくらいでした! 接客は、地元のおばさまがよく言えばフレンドリーに接してくれます。

  • Ryotei Inaho
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachitamachikamichou 4-1
    A traditional ryotei restaurant located in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture. In addition to Kakunodate kaiseki course cuisine made with local ingredients as well as more traditional kaiseki course cuisine (both of which offer the option to increase the number of dishes provided for an additional fee), the restaurant also serves a Wa Café Gohan course focusing on vegetables proposed by the restaurant’s young proprietress-to-be. The restaurant is also adjoined by Shokudo Inaho, which serves Inaho udon noodles, nabe hotpot, and other a la carte dishes.

    Had a memorable meal at this lovely Kaiseki restaurant. The food was great and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The private room had a wonderful atmosphere with a beautiful garden view. After...

  • Tatsuko Tearoom
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakokata Zhongshan 41
    This restaurant is located on the south bank of Lake Tazawa in Nakayama Tazawakokata, Senboku City. It serves local cuisine such as char fish grilled in salt on an open hearth. A flagship menu item is the miso tampo rice cakes glazed with home-made miso and grilled to crispiness on charcoal.

    田沢湖駅方面から田沢湖の湖畔に出て左回りで回ると10分ほどで着きます。うどんやラーメンなどの定番メニューもありますが、ここは甘い味噌をつけて炭火で焼いた、「味噌たんぽ」発祥のお店とのこと。 焼き目が香ばしく、甘い味噌とあきたこまちが絶妙なマッチングです。ぺろっといけちゃう一品でした(*^^*) 今年は11月上旬には閉鎖してしまうとのことでした。

  • Sobakiri Chosuke
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachikobitomachi 28-5
    A soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant located in Kobitomachi, Kakunodate, Senboku City, they grow their own soba, create their own flour, make the dough and cook it up as soba for you to try. Popular choices include the “Jyuwari soba in two styles” —a limited-quantity dish of soba made using two different kneading styles, and “Kakunodate beni soba” —available only on weekends.

    We had Tempura Soba Noodles (warm) and our hosts had the cold version. That was simply delicious. Located in the middle of the Samurai Houses street in Kakunodate. Very accessible and delicious!

  • Soba Restaurant Kibun
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 6-2-4
    A long-established soba restaurant founded in 1966. Kibun serves soba, udon and rice dishes. A popular dish on the menu is their Senshumen, crimped noodles in a light soy sauce broth. It’s a popular dish to have late at night after a few drinks.
  • Kakunodate Soba
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiwasemachi 17
    A soba restaurant located in Iwase Town, Kakunodate Town, Senboku City. The restaurant serves handmade noodles made with carefully selected domestic husked buckwheat. As well as mori-soba (cold noodles) and kamozaru (duck and cold noodles) on the menu, they have sweetfish tempura with zaru-soba available in limited quantities, and on weekends and national holidays they serve 10 portions of their inaka-soba.

    It is worth the effort to walk to this restaurant, abt 15 min walk from JR station. The cold soba is freshly made and has texture. You can choose it with the tempura set which is good value. The...

  • Beautiful Sake Kingdom Akita Sake-navi
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 5-2-1
    This is a sake specialty shop-cum-showroom along Akarengakan Street in Omachi, Akita City. They offer over 100 sakes from all 37 sake breweries in Akita to enjoy at their standing bar, with tasting sets like the Tencho Osusume (manager's choice) set or Okonomi Kikizake tasting set. They also have some light snacks like the Dried Fruit Platter or three Cheese Platter.

    I stumbled upon this place in the early evening as I was waiting for the kiritampo restaurants to open for the evening. Since it was early, I was the only one in there. At first, I thought it was a...

  • Diner Fukiya
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachikobitomachi 28
    This is an Inaniwa Udon specialty shop in Kobito-machi, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They use the legendary Inaniwa Udon brand Sato Yosuke noodles and offer a choice of cold soup or warm mushroom and sticky kombu kelp broth. They also offer set meals with Kakunodate grown Akitakomachi rice balls and dashimaki tamago egg.

    在附近的小路上,店面除了可以吃之外,也可以買乾的烏龍麵回去自己料理。稻庭烏龍跟一般想像的烏龍麵不太一樣,比較細,附玉子燒和飯糰的套餐覺得份量滿多的,可以吃很飽

  • Diner Sakura no Sato
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachihigashikatsurakuchou 9
    This diner is in Higashi-katsuraku-cho Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. They offer home style cooking made with Inaniwa dried udon or Hinai-jidori chicken. Their rich, smooth Hinai-jidori chicken and egg bowl named Ganso Hinai-jidori Oyako-don is particularly popular. They also sell souvenirs like traditional crafts, cherry bark art, and dishes.

    We went to the Kakunodate town to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in late April, and learned in advance that this restaurant offers excellent Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl) and Inaniya udon...

  • Diner Bakkya
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakosotsuda Waseda 430
    This restaurant is in the Akita Art Village general resort facility along Prefectural Route 50 in Tazawako Sotsuda Aza-Waseda, Semboku City. They offer a variety of regional cuisine including a recreation of the Satake clan's Okariba-yaki, as well as meal sets and rice bowls. In the evening they have an a la carte menu and six kinds of Tazawako Beer, and local sake.

    価格がリーズナブルで、ボリュームもありましたので、可もなく不可もないっていう感じです。普通のお店でした。

  • Kamakuraya
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 4-2-19
    This is an izakaya (Japanese style pub) in Omachi 4 Chome, Akita City. They offer home-style and original dishes made with Hinai-jidori chicken and seasonal fish. Their most popular dishes include House Made Fresh Pressed Tofu and Buta no Kamakurayaki, pork roasted in a dome of salt.

    地元の友達が連れて行ってくれました。 ここは、15年以上前に来た時も、その友人が連れて行ってくれています。 秋田牛のステーキは、かなり薄かったですが軟らかくて美味。

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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