Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Akita Area

  • Sato Yosuke Main Shop
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Inaniwachou Inaniwa 80
    The Sato Yosuke Flagship shop was founded in 1860, controls every step of the process meticulously, from ingredient selection to shipping, and manages everything in-house for their Inaniwa Dried Udon. At the Flagship Store, not only can you try the shop's products on-site off their full menu, you can also watch the master makers at work on a tour of the factory. There is also an attached tourist information center and shop selling Akita specialties.

    おうどん好きにはたまらない、佐藤養助さんのおうどん。 初めて来た時は冷たいおうどん、今回は期間限定の比内地鶏のスープの小鍋仕立てのつけ麺。 いずれも気が利いていてとても良かったです。帰りは必ずおうどんを買って帰ります。ここにはレストランで使われているおうどんが市場の半額で売られています。 工場見学もいいですよ〜

  • Saryo Aoyagi
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    4.0
    175 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou Triangular building Historic village/Aoyagi family

    We made a day trip at Kakunodate, drop our luggages at Kakunodate Station locks. It was easy 20mins walk from the station in early winter. We visited only handful of samurai house, and I think this...

  • Akita Hinai Jidori-ya
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    4.0
    161 Reviews
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    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 7-1-2 Topico 3F
    "A local Hinai-jidori chicken specialty restaurant located inside the Topico mall adjoining Akita Station in 7-Chome Naka-dori, Akita City. Serving cuisine made with local Hinai-jidori chicken, menu highlights include the grilled chicken thighs, karaage fried chicken, and the ""ultimate oyakodon"" chicken and egg over rice made with Hinai-jidori chicken grilled with high grade ubame oak charcoal and fresh Hinai-jidori chicken eggs. There's also the Lake Tazawa cold noodles topped with Hinai-jidori chicken."

    oyakodon can be found on every corner of japan and outside of japan. akita is known for its free range chicken and so of course i tried out the oyakodon. coming from the states the chicken is for...

  • Hanazen
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
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    Akita Odate-shi Onaricho 1-10-2 (JR Ouu Main Line Odate Ekimae)
    A restaurant and bento box lunch shop located in front of Odate Station in 1-Chome Onari-cho, Odate City. The restaurant serves torimeshi gozen chicken and rice meal which has been extremely popular for years, chazuke served with torimeshi broth, fried rice, chicken donburi rice bowls, and more. The restaurant also sells a variety of bento box lunches such as a torimeshi bento.

    鳥めしが有名で、近年は海外でも高く評価され外国人も多く訪れています。 味付けは昔から変わらず、ほどよく甘みもある炊き込みご飯は、絶品です。 Here is famous Tori-meshi and high evaluation for overseas thats why many forginer coming here. Seasoning not changing from way...

  • Akita Hinaiya Inc., Odate Honten
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    4.5
    59 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Odateshi Omachi 21
    This shop, under the direct management of the Akita Hinaiya Inc., offers customers a taste of Hinai-jidori chicken. The Japanese-modern interior offers a warm, comfortable space for enjoying Hinai-jidori chicken dishes like Tataki (seared) breast, thigh steak, and their original Odate Edamame Gyoza dumplings made with Hinai-jidori chicken and local edamame beans. Their lunch menu includes the chicken and egg Oyakodon rice bowl and a weekly special.

    グループで利用しました。きりたんぽ鍋も親子丼も食べたいというわがままを叶えてくれました。 飲み放題付きで5000円。 〆に親子丼。 かなりの絶品でした。 店員さんも気さくでとても親しみやすく、気分よく飲めました。

  • Diner Sakura no Sato
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kamakuraya
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    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。

  • Kinman Topico Shop
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
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    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 7-1-2 Topico 2F
    A Japanese confectionary shop located in the Topico mall adjoining Akita Station in 7-Chome Naka-dori, Akta City. Kinman are a local Akita specialty consisting of a white bean jam paste mixed with eggs baked in a castella cake dough, and this shop sells two varieties - fresh-baked and packaged for longer shelf life. The shop also sells local Akita specialty products and crafts.

    秋田名物の和菓子。お土産で購入。 中には白餡のようなものがたっぷり入っていて舌触り滑らか。温かいお茶と頂きましたがとても美味しかったです。 周りの生地もカステラみたいでほんのり甘いです。

  • Soba Goro
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Tazawako Obonai Mizushiri 59-40
    "A soba noodle shop located in the ""Tazawako Ichi"" local goods shop in front of Tazawako Station in Mizushiri, Tazawako-obonai, Semboku City. They make 100% buckwheat juwari soba noodles using local Tazawako buckwheat. In addition to simple soba noodle standards including chilled morisoba and dipping zarusoba they also serve soba with Hinaijidori chicken or fried tempura. They also serve ramen for a limited period from the 22nd to the 24th of each month."

    While waiting for a train, popped into this excellent soba cafe. They have tips in English which help enjoy the soba to their full. Fully recommend eating here.

  • Kuidoraku Main Shop
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Maegouichibanchou 7-18
    This Yokote yakisoba noodle shop sells over 100,000 servings a year. The shop has counter and floor seating and private rooms for up to 40 customers, and in addition to Yokote yakisoba they offer other low-brow and izakaya Japanese pub-style cuisine. Their main product, Yokote yakisoba, is made with thick, chewy noodles and topped with an egg sunny side up.

    Yokote fried soba, top 4 year 2015, and 6x having top 4 award, continuous 3 year recently having this award. I order thier last year award winning dish beef fried soba, taste like Chinese Hokkien...

  • Sobakiri Chosuke
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    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!

  • Horumon Koraku Hanawa Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Akita Kazuno-shi Hanawa Sekimukai 5
    "A horumonyaki offal barbecue restaurant located in Hanawa Sekimukai, Kazuno City. The restaurant was opened in 1952. Flavoring its offal with a secret recipe sauce inspired by Korean bulgogi, the restaurant's famous ""horumon nabe,"" provided in jingisukan convex metal skillet (pan) , is known as the progenitor of Kazuno horumon, a popular local style of horumonyaki."

    My wife and I stopped by here after visiting Osarizawa Mine, the local attraction. My wife was hesitant to take me here because she thought I wouldnt like the the meat as it is pig organs, such as...

  • Minoko
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Ogashi Kitauranyudouzaki Kombura 2-1
    Minoko offers Oga's traditional fisherman's cuisine Ishiyaki stone cooked. They are particularly popular for their extravagant wild sea bream dishes. The unique Minoko style is to try their dishes topped with fragrant sansho Japanese pepper. They close when the food runs out!

    Must come and try this Fish Hotpot with Hot Stones. The fish is fresh and the soup has a special fragrance. Everybody loves it and finished everything. Must make reservations so you are not...

  • Sakura Komachi
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Nakasugazawa 14
    A Japanese restaurant located inside the Hotel Folkloro Kakunodate in front of Kakunodate Station in Nakasugazawa Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. The restaurant serves regional dishes such as Inaniwa udo noodles and okaribayaki samurai hunting cuisine; Hinai-jidori chicken oyakodon chicken and egg over rice; a variety of teishoku meals; and desserts. The restaurant makes use of Akitakomachi exclusively for its rice. You can also enjoy Jindai curry, a local dish which comes with both a modern-style Japanese curry and an old-fashioned Showa period-style Japanese curry.

    Nice japanese style restaurant reasonably priced and close to train station. Has an english menu. Attentive staff.

  • Kakunodate Soba
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    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...

  • Sato Yosuke Urushigura (lacquered warehouse) Museum
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Masudamachimasuda Honcho 5
    This is a general Inaniwa Udon facility in Masuda, Yokote city. They offer displays of information on the history of Inaniwa udon. In Yoshin-an, you can enjoy Tsukeudon (dipped noodles) or Onmen, both made with Inaniwa udon. There is also a souvenir shop, and it draws locals and tourists alike.

    Most visitors are Japanese, this is a traditional area with lots of traditional wood made house. This restaurant serve the famous long history hand made udon noodle of Akita county, it tastes really...

  • Morokoshian Bukeyashiki Branch
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachishimochou 17
    Morokoshian specializes in the traditional sweet Morokoshi, made from shaped adzuki bean flour, and is the originator of the uncooked Namamorokoshi version. Founded in 1957, it's long been loved as the premier purveyor of Little Kyoto Kakunodate's famed Namamorokoshi sweets. The Bukeyashiki shop is on Bukeyashiki-dori Street near JR Kakunodate Station. They have a wide selection of morokoshi goods and seasonal items as well.

    Family run - or so it seemed - really nice, small, compact lunch spot, serves traditional Japanese food, some English spoken and some picture menus but very much mostly Japanese customers, really...

  • Kosendo
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    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.

  • Domanin
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Akita Senboku-shi Kakunodatemachi Shimonakamachi 30
    A Japanese izakaya pub located in Shimonaka-machi Kakunodate-machi, Semboku City. Operating out of a remodeled old kura warehouse, a nostalgic, old-fashioned atmosphere hangs in the air. The establishment serves a baked miso pizza made with miso from the Ando Jozo brewery in Kakunodate, a homemade broiled pickled mackerel, charcoal grilled Hinai-jidori chicken yakitori skewers, and more. Lunch highlights include oyakodon chicken and egg over rice made with Hinai-jidori chicken, and a gozen meal which comes with kiritanpo toasted mashed rice skewers and Inaniwa udon noodles. The restaurant is adjoined by Kurabu, which serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine in reservation-only private dining areas.

    This restaurant’s building fits in with the old samurai buildings around town. The food is good. They have many selections on the food and drinks menus. They also have an English menu which helped...

  • Nyudozaki Kaiyo
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Ogashi Kitauranyudouzaki Kombura 2-71
    Nyudozaki Kaiyo, famed for its Oga specialty Ishiyaki stone cooked cuisine, is especially popular for its dish Toginashi Hatahata Yakimeshi Sushi Bowl. This bowl of deboned sandfish sushi is topped with a special sauce, and is only found at Kaiyo. Their Namahage ice cream, made with fresh fruit for a healthy and sour treat, is also a hit.

    入道崎にあるレストランのひとつです。 目の前が無料の駐車場です。 観光地価格なので、安くはないです。 味は普通です。

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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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