Soba / Udon Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Chottotei Main Branch
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    4.0
    43 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.

    地元宮城でも冷たい肉そばが食べられるお店はありますが、初めて本場の河北町で食べることができました。 お盆最終日、12時ちょうどに着いたので少々並びました。コロナ対応か、お盆対応か、中華麺はなくめん類はお蕎麦だけでした。 細竹の子やカマボコが載っている鶏そばを注文。竹の子にもだしが染みていて、夏なのにネギが柔らかく美味しかったです。

  • Shichibei Soba
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    開店前に到着し、予約札を取り駐車場で待ち開店と共に入店。辛味大根の汁に蕎麦だれを合わせて食べるスタイル。蕎麦は食べ放題で1300円。わんこ蕎麦スタイルでは無いが、おかわりいかがですか?と3杯と半分大満足です。

  • Handmade Suisha Ki-soba
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    4.0
    156 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

  • Araki Soba
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Murayamashi Okubo Instep 65
    A long-established soba restaurant founded in 1920. The handmade soba noodles made from the Murayama Dewa-kaori variety of buckwheat are characteristically thick and very chewy. The menu consists of only ita-soba which is soba served in a long wooden box. Guests can choose from two types of sizes, either one portion, or one and a half portions. The soba can be enjoyed with side dishes of herring simmered in miso, or an assortment of seasonal vegetables.

    噛むほどに風味が感じられる十割蕎麦です。もそもそ感は一切なくて、私の知る十割蕎麦とは全く違いました。蕎麦つゆの鰹の香りもよく、お漬物もピリリと鷹の爪が効いていて最高。鰊の味噌煮もあわせておすすめしたいです。

  • Sobadokoro Shojiya (Yamagata Main Shop)
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    4.0
    76 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

  • Sobadokoro Nanakamadotei
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Tamugimata Shimizujiri 12-6
    This soba noodle shop located on the Gassan Hanagasa Line in Shimizujiri, Tamugimata, Tsuruoka City. They feature Sotoni soba (adding two cups of wheat flour and for every 10 cups of buckwheat flour) made with Mt. Gassan spring water and flour from locally grown Hitachiakisoba grinded with a millstone. Meals include their Gassan Mori that comes with tempura and two wild vegetable side dishes, seasonal soba with wild vegetables or mushrooms, and their soba meal set that comes with items featuring local, seasonal ingredients (advance reservation required). The Tamugiso lodge is on the property, too.

    山形ドライブの途中に立ち寄りました。 何しろロケーションが最高。 月山を眺めつつ新そばを食べました。 この新そばもうまい!サービスもよし。 ずっと居たいくらいのお店です。

  • Teuchioishida Soba Kiyo
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    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Yokoyama 736
    "This soba shop is on Prefectural Road 381, in Yokoyama, Oishida-machi, Kitamurayama County. They offer ""Juwari"" noodles (soba flour only, no wheat, etc.) made with 100% top quality soba flour. In addition to Itasoba (served dry on a flat tray with dipping soup), they offer chicken Tori soba and Kaimochi (another name for soba dumplings)."
  • Mitoya
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    4.0
    44 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...

  • Soba Tsuruko
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Tsuruko 445
    This soba restaurant is along Prefectural Route 301 in Tsuruko, Obanazawa City. The tsuyu broth is mixed with daikon juice and the noodles are made from scratch from house-ground buckwheat for a beloved, truly local flavor.

    平日に銀山温泉の帰りのランチで立ち寄りました。茅葺屋根が特徴の建物です。道路からちょっと離れているので、少し場所がわかりにくかったです。大根汁に麺つゆを入れるスタイルの蕎麦は絶品でした。辛味がいいアクセントです。脇を固めるキュウリの漬物と茹でたキクラゲもとても美味!そして何より、お水がとても美味しかったです。御所の水という湧水を使っているそうです。

  • Izu no Hana Soba and Sake
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    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.
  • Ita Soba no Sato Murayama Hand-made Soba School Takita
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    Yamagata Pref. Murayamashi Kawashima Party 99
    You’ll find this soba restaurant in Kawashima, Murayama City, Yamagata Prefecture. Savor the taste of soba made the same day from local soba flour. Seasonal tempura and pickles complement the soba dishes, and the volume is plentiful. The soba-making workshop is popular as well, and visitors can experience everything from combining the soba flour with the thickener to the boiling phase.
  • Furyu
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Kitamurayamagunoishidamachi Ekimaedori 1-2 JR Oishi-no-da Station Building
    This soba shop is in the JR Ou Main Line's Oishida Station on Ekimae-dori Street in Oishida Town, Kitamurayama County. They serve fine, handmade noodles made completely with buckwheat soba flour, stone-ground from locally cultivated Raikoji, a native buckwheat variety. The chewy noodles are popular with a wide range of ages, and they offer dishes like ita soba, tori soba, and a furyu gozen platter (reservations required).

    All the soba were served with pickled daikon or radish, very refreshing. The sons was cooked just right, not soggy and the broth tasted just nice, not too salty. My tempura was crispy and not oily...

  • Koan
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
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    Yamagata Sagae-shi Minamimachi 2-3-25
    This soba restaurant is located in Minami-machi 2-chome, Sagae City. This restaurant offers handmade soba noodles, made using high quality buckwheat from Hokkaido. In addition to juwari soba (made from 100% buckwheat), you can also choose thin or thick kyuwari soba (made from 90% buckwheat and 10% flour). With the Itasoba combination you can try both and compare. They also serve kanzarashi cold soba as a seasonal dish.

    十割そばの板蕎麦をいただきました。 細くて白いお蕎麦でした。 サイドメニューにゲソてんを注文しましたがこれもまた美味しい。

  • Soba Soemon
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Saotome 1
    This Soba shop is on national route 13 in Saotome, Yamagata City. They use a variety of Yamagata-grown soba in seasonal dishes, and grind it rough, knead it by hand, and cook it fresh for country-style soba dishes. They also offer Futouchi Itasoba, made three times as thick as normal soba without the use of fine flour and served in a basket. The elegant main building is supplemented by a detached salon.
  • Icchaan Bunten
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    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Okinomachi 2-24
    This soba shop is a two-minute walk from Shinjo Station, on prefectural route 32 in Okinomachi, Shinjo City. In addition to soba, they also offer ramen-style Chuka Soba, which is now a standard in Yamagata soba shops. Their Chuka Soba is made with a simple chicken-stock broth and hand-kneaded noodles, and their chicken-innard topped Torimotsu Ramen version is a local favorite.
  • Iroha Main Shop
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Yamagata Nishimurayama-gun Kahokucho Yachi Chuo 2-1-15
    This soba shop is on prefectural route 282 in Yachi Chuo 2-Chome, Kahoku-cho, Nishimurayama County. It's one of the shops offering the Kahoku-cho specialty cold meat soba noodles. It uses chicken-stock broth over country-style soba noodles, topped with chicken meat, and is perfect for year-round eating.

    11時の開店と同時にテーブルは埋まりました。ちょっとしょっぱめのスープと旨みじゅわっとくる鶏をかみしめながら麺を啜る。噛みしめるほど悦びはアタリメのように増すけれどその比ではない中毒性。

  • Senrian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Nishiokitama-gun Shiratakamachi Hirono 1656
    This soba shop is in Hirono, Shirataka Town, Nishiokitama County. They stone-grind Fukushima prefecture-grown soba for their flour, and cut it into thin white noodles, different from normal country style soba, in hand-made 100% soba noodles. They only serve mori-soba basket soba, with pickles and a daily side dish. They also have a selection of Dewazakura sakes.
  • Soba-yakata Taruishi
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Murayama-shi Taruishi 491
    This soba shop is in Taruishi, Murayama City. They offer 90% soba-flour noodles made with the mildly alkaline Itaya Shimizu spring water. You can enjoy it cold with dipping broth, topped with grated daikon, and in other dishes, as well as topped with Wild Mushroom Tempura (reservations required). This shop is on the Mogami River Sannansho Soba Highway, a road lined with soba shops.

    大きな民家を改造して作ったようなお店です、仏間がすごいです。昔は庄屋さんだったかもしれません。 私が訪れたときはは98歳の女将さんに出迎えてもらえました、もの凄く元気でとても98歳とは思えませんでした。 それで若さの秘訣を聞いたら、「色気」だと言っていました、確かに着物の着こなしも立派で色気むんむんでした。 私は年配者ですが、握手をしてもらったら「若い燕の手を握った」と冗談を言って笑わせてくれまし...

  • Teuchi Soba Shige An
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Haguromachi Kurose 263
    This shrine is in Haguroyama, Haguro Town, Tsuruoka City. It is found on the third slope of the Haguroyama Pilgrimage trail. This shrine venerates the goddess Haniyama-hime-no-mikoto, a deity of the earth and a forger of bonds, who is said to have been born from the excrement of the goddess Izanami-no-mikoto.
  • Kikutei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Higashiokitama-gun Takahatamachi Nukanome 2017
    Kikutei Local Cuisine is a soba noodle restaurant operated by Mitsuoku-ya, a pickled vegetable shop founded in 1948. To reach it, visitors should proceed along National Route 13 from Sawayaka-bashi Bridge along the embankment of the Mogami River. The building is a repurposed traditional private house built in “chumon-zukuri” style with a thatched roof. The spacious interior, with its hearthside and tatami rooms creates a mood that makes customers feel as if they are visiting a friend’s home. Takahata Folk Museum is housed inside the same building and displays tools that were used in everyday life. The restaurant’s noodles are made with 100% buckwheat flour grown in Yamagata Prefecture. Other appealing dishes available at Kikutei include local specialties, such as stew made with wild plants or hiyajiru (chilled miso soup), and Gyudon (beef on rice) made with Yonezawa beef, so that customers are able to sample a wide variety of Yamagata cuisine. Kikutei is closed for the winter from early December to May.

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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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