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Soba / Udon Spots in Yamagata Area

  • 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...

  • Shichibei Soba
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    4.0
    26 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.

    蕎麦は丼ぶりに盛られて出てきますが、一杯でもシニアには十分なボリュームなのですが、食べ終わる頃には何も言わずともお代わりを持ってきて置いてくれます。きざみネギと大根おろしの入ったそばつゆで、ナスや昆布の煮物、キクラゲ、漬物と一緒にいただきました。

  • 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。

  • Araki Soba
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    4.0
    38 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。

  • 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.
  • Handmade Suisha Ki-soba
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    4.0
    155 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.

  • Chottotei Main Branch
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    4.0
    41 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.

    山形河北町名物のつめたい肉そばを味わうことができます。 ちょっとカレー風味のカツ丼と一緒にどうぞ。 歯ごたえのある田舎蕎麦とつめたい出汁がベストマッチ

  • 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
    9 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...

  • Nezameya Hanbe
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Umamachi Biwagawara 74
    This 140 year old soba noodle shop is located in Biwagawara Umamachi, Tsuruoka City. In addition to buckwheat soba noodles, they also serve thick mugikiri regular wheat noodles. The noodles are served in individual portions, large or regular, on a tray and can be customized with both soba or mugikiri noodles for one or up to five people.

    初めての庄内旅行で、聞いたことのない「麦切り」なるもの知り、評判のお店に行ってみました。 鶴岡駅からは遠く、バスも本数少なく、行くのに苦労しましたが、そのかいがありました。2時過ぎにもかかわらず、駐車場は結構埋まってます。ほとんどのお客さんは車で来ていたようです。人気店なので、県外ナンバーも多いです。 夫婦二人で三人前の麦切りとお蕎麦のセットを注文しました...

  • Sobadokoro Shojiya (Yamagata Main Shop)
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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)."
  • Koan
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Iroha Main Shop
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    肉蕎麦を食べに行ったのですが、メニューの冷たい肉中華に目が行ってしまい冷たい肉中華をいただきました。 少ししょっぱい気がましたが、これから研究を重ね肉蕎麦の様にバランスの取れたお味になるものと信じております。

  • Soba-yakata Taruishi
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    4.0
    5 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...

  • Meidai Soba Restaurant Fukuharaya
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Obanazawa-shi Yokomachi 1-3-1
    This soba shop is about a 15-minute drive from the JR Oishida Station. Established in 1926, this popular historic shop is filled with customers, both women and men, of all ages. Customers can enjoy nihachi-soba noodles, made from stone ground buckwheat and wheat flours. The broth, made from a variety of bonito flakes, has a refreshing slightly salty flavor which leaves you wanting more. Not only is the hot soba popular, but the cold zaru-soba, the tempura, and even the ramen noodles are well liked.

    GW中に銀山温泉の帰りに寄りました。 銀山温泉のある尾花沢市は蕎麦の産地としても有名なようです。尾花沢産の蕎麦粉使用の手打ち蕎麦が食べられる福原屋さんに寄る事にしました。 到着は13時。お待ちの列がお店からはみ出しています。20台ある駐車場も満車。人気の高さが伺えました。入店まで30分、入店して注文してからまた30分待ちました。 待っている間にキャベツの漬け物が出されつまみながら待ちます。漬け物は...

  • Handmade Soba Takahashi
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Obanazawa-shi
    About 10-minute drive from the JR Oishida Station, this soba noodle restaurant is the first soba shop along the Okunohosomichi Obanazawa Soba Highway in Obanazawa City. It is a leading buckwheat producing area within the prefecture. Here, one can enjoy Nihachi soba, a variety made from a special brown buckwheat grain produced locally. This early maturing high-grade Wase grain, which is only slightly polished keeping the hull, is freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled, making a flavorful aromatic pasta. The ita-soba, eaten with home-grown freshly squeezed bitter daikon together with some squid tentacles tempura is highly recommended. Only the Edomae variety of tempura ingredients is use. The juwari-soba is also very popular but is limited to only 20 orders per day, as the buckwheat flour is ground using a hand operated millstone.

    Hearty flavored soba noodles that come in a large plate. Restaurant atmosphere is nostalgically rural and relaxing. Located along side national highway 13 in Obanazawa city.

  • Sobakiri Genshiro
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamagata Kitamurayama-gun Oishidamachi Jinengo 149
    Just 20 minutes by car from the JR Oishida Station, this handmade soba noodle shop is affiliated with the Oishida Soba Highway where soba shop owners have come together to build local pride in their ability to make great soba. Some call the soba of this area hoshi-soba, 'star soba', from the fact that the nihachi type of soba noodles made here are made from the locally produced aromatic, rather course buckwheat flour, and the black specks seen in the noodles look like stars. These soba noodles are traditionally dipped in the local specialty broth, Kiji-jiru, which is made with pheasant meat, grated onions and radish. Although quite strong in flavor, the broth is favored even by women because it doesn't leave an aftertaste. For those soba gourmands, the kaimozu (soba-gaki) is also recommended.

    大石田町の次年子という山深い山村にある蕎麦屋です。町の中心部から離れたこの地域は蕎麦激戦区で名店がぽつぽつとあります。その中の一軒である源四郎さんも人気の名店です。この辺りの店の中でも麺はかためで、蕎麦の殻の黒い点々が目立つ田舎そばらしい田舎そばです。汁もこの麺にぴったり合います。雉汁もおすすめ。そしてお通しの漬物がまた美味しい。山形の食文化の豊富さがわかります。アクセスは車必須です。

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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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