Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Handmade Suisha Ki-soba
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kamatahonchou 1-3-26
    This restaurant continues to offer the same Kanchu Hikinuki Soba, made from buckwheat flour ground in the coldest winter, as was offered to the Shogunate at the close of the Edo period. The soba from Yamagata and Hokkaido is ground in the water-wheel mill and used fresh in handmade noodles on site. Their ramen Tori Chuka, made with Japanese broth and chicken, was once a staff dish that was only available to a few, but now is a hugely popular dish on regular offer.

    Here is famous for tori soba. If you visit yamagata prefecture must enjoy local noodles. Although here is always long queue. You should visit between lunch time and dinner time.

  • Akayu Ramen, Ryu-Shanghai Akayu (Main Store)
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nanyoushi Nirone 6-18
    This ramen shop is along the Prefectural Route 246 in Niirone, Nanyo City. The signature Akayu Karamiso Ramen, can be made to order by requesting your preferred amount of hot red chili pepper paste to be added to the broth. Also on the menu are the Akayu Ramen with a chicken based soy sauce broth, and the Karamiso chilled ramen noodles with a special sauce.

    Had Akayu Karamiso Ramen (830 yen). Very hearty and distinctive soup broth - just right magnitude of spiciness. Noodle was thick and hearty, although a bit too soft. Restaurant seems lively and in...

  • Yamagata Kanko Bussan Kaikan, Gutto Yamagata
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Omotezaou 68
    Located just off the Yamagata Kaminoyama Interchange on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway, Yamagata Kanko Bussan Kaikan “Gutto Yamagata” is a tourist destination with many attractive features. Special attractions include The Street of 100-Year-Old Shops and the sections where Yamagata saké and other famous food ingredients and products from Yamagata Prefecture. Just inside the entrance is an event plaza, where local governments, businesses, and others in the prefecture hold events daily as efforts to promote Yamagata.

    広々駐車場出し✨出入りし易い立地になっていて便利です✨また豊富な地元食材と✨いろんな物産店が一緒になっていて✨楽しみながら買い物できます✨山形の味、特性をお土産としてどうぞ❤️

  • Yonezawagyu Dining Bekoya
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Higashi 3-2-34
    This yakiniku restaurant specializes in Yonezawa beef, and is located a - three-minute walk from Yonezawa Station. A transported old civilian home, the harmonious relaxed interior is divided into near-private rooms, making it a popular place for savoring high-quality Yonezawa beef. The yakiniku and sukiyaki are divided into corners depending on the meal, and the steak corner features a fun performance with dramatic cooking on the iron skillets on the counter. The weekday lunch set lets you eat a good amount of Yonezawa beef for a reasonable price, so it is recommended.

    We arrived 30 minutes before closing due to snowfall. There isnt any lunch set available anymore so we had to go ala carte. We ordered few cuts to share within the family and on one of the staffs...

  • Senbon Dango
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Oishida Otsu 76
    This dango dumpling shop is on Prefectural Route 30 in Otsu Oishida, Oishida Town. They sell dumplings made without additives like sugar and enzymes and their catchphrase Hard Dumplings Tomorrow speaks to the high quality. The name Senbon Dango comes from having sold 1,000 dango skewers in a single day. They also sell hidendaizu tofu made with Yamagata Prefecture grown hiden soybeans and natural nigari bittern.

    I dont have much experience in the world of Dango, but I can safely say that nothing Ive encountered comes close to the quality of the Dango here. I stopped by after a trip to Kaneyama and...

  • Kaisen-donya Tobishima
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Funabachou 2-5-102F
    This restaurant, which opened in 2003, specializes in fresh seafood and marine products. It offers fresh fish caught off the Shonai coast of the Japan Sea for reasonable prices. The “funamori-zen” and “tobishima-zen” dishes, of which only 30 to 50 portions are available daily, offer incredible volume for an amazing price. The other sets and rice bowls are popular for offering hearty helpings of seafood. It’s about a 10-minute drive from JR Sakata Station.

    東京(渋谷)から直行深夜高速バスで朝7時過ぎに終点の魚市場に着きました。その時間から開いているので朝食にはもってこいです。念願の庄内地方名物のどんがら汁も味噌汁がわりに定食についていて美味しかったです。定食選びには迷いましたが、ヘルシー丼をいただきました。

  • Sobadokoro Shojiya (Yamagata Main Shop)
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Saiwaichou 14-28
    This is a soba noodle shop along the Ushu Road in the Saiwai-cho, Yamagata City. Founded during the Keio period, this over 150-year-old shop is the oldest store in Yamagata Prefecture. They offer hand-made soba noodles using the skills handed down by generations of artisans. There are a lot of other items on the menu besides soba, including udon, mugikiri, and microbrew jizake. The shop exudes the history of the Edo period, with a hearth, seating in the rice cellar all within this traditional restaurant.

    Polite staff and nice ambience. Mushroom soba was very tasty but the tempera for soba was a bit too oily to both me and my husband liking

  • Koshikakean
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    4.5
    57 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kitame 1-6-11
    Koshikakean is a Japanese-style confectionery store run from a more than 100 year old building in Tendo City. The shop sells Japanese confectionery like their jouman, or sake bun. The bun itself is made with ginjoushu sake and sake lees and is stuffed with fine-grained sweet bean paste. Other sweets include their light and fluffy warabi mochi. Koshikakean was also famous for its kakigori, or shaved ice, which was so popular there were always too many customers in the shop which forced it to stop selling the ice cones. They have however begun to sell kakigori again at a sister store, available only in the summer time, and it is still as popular with customers now as it ever was.

    An unassuming domestic dwelling tucked into a small alley - housed this traditional dessert shop with a long heritage - which took us a while to find it. A block away from Dewazakura Museum, it...

  • Shichibei Soba
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Jinengo 266
    This is a soba noodle restaurant in Jinengo Oishida-machi, Kitamurayama County. Their only dish is cold morisoba, but even in winter they attract a crowd. They offer all-you-can-eat of their soba, dipped in a sobatsuyu broth mixed with daikon white radish. The soba comes with three side dishes including pickles to accompany your endless soba meal.

    まるでデカ盛りのわんこそば。じゃんじゃんすすめてくれます。大根のおろし汁の魔法で「もう無理」からどんどんすすみます。絶対空腹で行きましょう。おいしいというよりもそば食べ放題のしあわせ感が強い感じです。

  • Wantanmen no Mangetsu Main Shop
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    3.5
    63 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Higashinakanokuchimachi 2-1
    This ramen shop, established in 1960, serves up flavors loved by the locals. The flagship dish is the wonton noodles with melt-in-the-mouth wontons in chicken bone and dried fish stock soup. Also popular is the Mangetsu dipping ramen with a choice of two of three kinds of soup—limited to only 20 portions per day.

    山居倉庫から徒歩10分ほどにある元祖酒田ラーメン店。 ふっくらとした柔らかさの自家製麺、煮干しと鶏出汁のスープ、太めのメンマ、旨味が詰まったチャーシュー、煮卵、ふわとろのワンタン絶品です。 懐かしさを感じさせるスープ!ごちそうさまです。

  • Chottotei Main Branch
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunkahokuchou Yachi Tokoroka 2-11-2
    Chottotei is a soba restaurant located on National Route 347 in Yachi Tokorooka, Kahoku Town, Nishimurayama County. As well as soba the restaurant also serves kishimen, ramen and rice dishes. Their most popular dish is the meat soba, said to be a specialty of Yachi. The cold meat soba with lots of chicken is a popular dish throughout the year.

    どっちでも良いのですが、山形一寸亭の本店かと思って訪問。両店が関係ないと知ったのは今この口コミを書くために情報を確認していた時。大阪の王将や蓬莱、名古屋の山本屋など暖簾分けなのか喧嘩別れなのか便乗なのかよそ者にはわからない(というか、どうでも良い)類似店はたくさんあるようですが、ネットでの評価はどっちもどっちなようです。今回訪問したこの店の方は、もう一方にはないソースかつ丼も人気のようで、その分楽...

  • ufu uhu garden
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Akashibachou 1627-1
    This cafe is on Prefectural Route 234 in Akashibamachi, Yonezawa City. They offer desserts like pudding and roll cake made with premium eggs produced with meticulous hygiene management and healthy feed. Along with eggs, their shop sells items like cream-filled rolls, pudding, roll cake, sponge cake, bread, pastries, and miscellaneous goods.

    米沢中央インターから車で約15分程度。 雪の降る日に行きました。休日だったので、雪にも関わらず結構な人。待ち時間は20分くらい。 待っている間に、お目当の産みたて卵50個入1300円を購入しました。足元の悪い中ありがとうございます、と2個入りの卵をサービスしてくれました! ここの卵は、黄身が濃くて卵かけご飯で食べると卵の美味しさが際立ちます。ちなみに、喜多方にある有名なラーメン屋さん、はせ川では...

  • Uesugi Hakushakutei (Uesugi Earl's House)
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-3-60 Uesugi Memorial Hall
    The Uesugi Hakushakutei (Uesugi Earl’s House), which was built as the residence for the 14th Earl Mochinori of the Uesugi clan on the site of Ninomaru in the former Yonezawa Castle in 1896, was burnt to the ground in the Great Fire of Yonezawa, but the building and the gardens, landscaped by Tokyo Hamarikyu, were completed in 1925. Following this it became the Uesugi Memorial Hall where local cuisine was served and exhibitions were held. It is the only place in Yonezawa where guests can enjoy ‘katemono’, or food items, created by Lord Yozan Uesugi and said to be the origin of Yonezawa’s local cuisine.

    1月下旬庭園を散策しました。邸内の植木は雪囲いされていましたが雪がほとんどありませんでした。とても立派な日本建築の旧伯爵邸で庭園、池との配置も良く日本の美を感じました。邸内では食事ができるようです。

  • Sakaeya Honten
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Honchou 2-3-21
    An 18 minute walk from the east exit of Yamagata Station. A ramen restaurant which invented chilled hiyashi ramen, a Yamagata specialty. Inspired by a brief comment made by a customer, the restaurant’s original owner first began offering hiyashi ramen in 1952 after much trial and error. The fat in the broth doesn’t congeal despite being chilled, and this soup, perfect for enjoying in the heat of high summer, is both light and yet rich in flavor. It’s so delicious you’ll want to drink every last drop! The crisp bean sprouts and cucumber o top add a nice accent.

    山形に行ったら一度食べてみたかった氷が入っている冷やしラーメン。メニューは他にもあるけど、ほとんどの人がこのラーメンを注文しており、なるほどこういうのも暑い所だからこそ生まれたんだなぁ、と思えるラーメンです。

  • Haikarasan Dori
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    3.5
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata 451
    This is a Japanese style cafe in Obanazawa City, just in front of Shiragane Falls at Ginzan Onsen. The burnt-umber colored interior overflows with Taisho-era atmosphere, with counter seating on the 1st floor and floor seating on the 2nd. Sightseers particularly like the Haikarasan Curry Bun. Firm, chewy bread made with Yamagata grown Nebarigoshi wheat, fried crisp with spicy curry inside. These are also popular as souvenirs. They also have Zunda mochi made with fresh green soybeans, Kurumochi with walnuts, and Yamagata home-style stewed taros and other delicacies.

    First all, the customer service is extremely bad. To even have a sit in the shop, we have to pay extra 300yen just to sit in an empty shop. They have a bad attitude and bad service. Really...

  • Al-ché-cciano
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Shimoyamazoe Ichiriduka 83
    Since it was opened in 2000, this Italian restaurant has been serving the highest quality food using carefully selected ingredients delivered each morning from producers in Shonai. Guests can taste the full flavor of the food from Shonai in the many course meals available as well as from large platters, optional menus to add to your course meal, and special course meals to suit any guests’ needs.

    After seeing a recommendation for Al Che-cianno on YouTube I was eager to try this restaurant out. Tonight my partner and I ate here and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious! So simple...

  • Kumabun
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Kasuga 5-2-52
    More often than not there is a line of people waiting to enjoy the ramen at this ramen shop, which is continuously listed in the top popular ramen shop rankings for the Yonezawa area. This eatery is pleasant with a sense of cleanliness, has comfortable tables and slightly higher than normal chairs. When crowded, parties often share a table. The broth is not oily or heavy, balancing portions of vegetables, chicken, and dry fish well, and the noodles are hand kneaded, thin and al dente. The top menu orders are chuka-soba, with the traditional chashu pork, memma, and naruto toppings, and chashu ramen. Other options offered are such soy broth based, bean sprout ramen, wakame ramen types, and also miso or stir-fried vegetable ramens.

    米沢ラーメンでは有名なお店です。米沢ラーメン自体が薄めの醤油味のちぢれ細麺。さっぱりとしている分、インパクトに欠けてしまいますが、普通にうまいです。

  • Robata
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen Kawahara 42-5
    This facility for food and accommodation is located around five minutes on foot from Zao Onsen Bus Terminal. In the first floor guests can try the famous “Genghis Khan” dish said to have originated in Zao. Popular treats are the extremely fresh raw lamb and handmade sauce. The mushrooms and vegetables picked directly on the mountain by the staff and shopkeepers’ associates are of the highest quality, allowing patrons to enjoy almost 100% Yamagata seasonal foodstuffs. As for bathing, there are private baths and footbaths with water direct from the source.

    We had 15 people eating here. It’s a great experience, eating some foods we’d never had before. Very yummy! It’s enjoyable cooking your own food. Lovely staff who accommodated for a large group (most...

  • Mitoya
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Yamadera 4494-5
    A handmade soba noodle restaurant located on the approach to the Risshaku-ji Temple, one of the most famous temples in Yamagata Prefecture. The restaurant is famed for its Ita soba, a serving of noodles 50% larger than normal presented on a wood plank. You can enjoy the smooth texture of the restaurant’s ni-hachi soba noodles until you’re full to bursting. Mitoya also takes great pride in its bota mochi sweet adzuki bean rice cakes. The restaurant’s zunda mochi and fuku mochi rice cakes also have a simple flavor, and you can relax in the restaurant’s confines and enjoy the scenery of the Tachiya River from its windows. Mitoya also offers an abundant selection of seasonally limited items. Highly seasonal dishes include the mountain vegetable tempura in spring and the tomato stewed in lemon juice in summer.

    If you are visiting Yamadera and like soba, try Mitoya. Sitting at the counter overlooking the river is the best seat in this small restaurant. The service is good, as is the soba. Enjoy the view and...

  • Izu no Hana Soba and Sake
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ginzanshimbata 440
    This charming restaurant at the entrance to Ginzan Onsen was established in 1952. It is operated as a soba noodle restaurant from 11:00, a coffee shop from 15:00 and a bar from 18:00. Each different time period serves different menus focusing on hand-made noodles, sweets and local sakes with snacks.

    They had great specials, but that menu was not in English. I just saw the other people there ordering it, luckily, so then I did too. It was a small hotpot that night. Their latte was, excuse me...

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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