Japanese Food Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Mitsuta-ya
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    4.5
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Omachi 1-1-25
    A local cuisine shop that was established as a miso (bean paste) manufacturing and sales company in 1834. It is famous for Aizu Miso Dengaku which are skewered konjac and sticky rice balls, vegetables etc. flavored with a red miso sauce and grilled on a charcoal fire by a hearth. It has a rustic, relaxing atmosphere and is a popular place for tourists. There is a section in the shop selling Mitsuta-ya products including miso. They have a variety of souvenirs such as hand-pressed sesame oil and Takada Plums, a specialty of Aizu. The nearest station is Nanukamachi Station.

    Most Japanese folks like this type of mochi (rice cake) dishes:mochi cakes on a skewer grilled with several original pastes.

  • Wappa-meshi Aizu Cuisine Kappo Takino
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Sakaemachi 5-31 (Kanedokido Alley)
    This is a kappo-style and Aizu cuisine restaurant located in the center of Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for the food served in the oval shaped bamboo lunch boxes (mage-wappa) traditionally used by the people of the mountain village of Hinoematamura in Aizu, called “wappa meshi”. The simple and delicate wooden boxes are full of local ingredients such as salmon, salmon roe, crabs, mountain vegetables, mushrooms, etc. The “kaiseki” cuisine that makes use of Aizu seasonal produce is also popular. The relocated old houses and restored historical buildings that have continued since the Kamakura period are also interesting. There are rooms ranging from private rooms for small groups to a large hall of 36.4 square meters.

    This is my first-choice formal Japanese-dining restaurant in Aizu. It is a historic building where the shoguns representative used to stay while in Aizuwakamatsu. In fact, the main dining hall has a...

  • Kabushikigaisha Urokoichi
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Onahama Sakaechou 66-40
    A seafood restaurant located in Iwaki City. Located in front of the Onahama Fish Market, here you can enjoy dishes made with fresh fish straight from the market. In addition to sashimi, the restaurant serves stewed and broiled fish dishes; the restaurant's seafood rice bowls all come with crab miso soup. The restaurant also sells processed foods like hiraki filleted and dried fish and other fried seafoods.

    Service was good. Food was ok. The whole smoked fish seems popular but may not be for everyones palate. Smoking restaurant so its a great respite for smokers.

  • Tsuruga Aizu Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Higashisakaemachi 4-21
    Famous for its menu using Aizu brand horse meat sourced daily from Aizu Horse Farm, it serves more than eight different cuts of raw horse sashimi including some rare cuts. There is a range of local Aizu cuisine using Aizu brand horse meat as well as local Aizu sake.

    If you are an adventurous eater and you can accept that horses are food in some places in the world, do not miss this place. Small and very Japanese with a lot of character. Not only horse flesh...

  • Takohachi
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Soumashi Obama Hara 228-25
    A seafood restaurant located close to Matsukawa-ura in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture. Here you can enjoy fresh, seasonal seafood. The hokki-meshi rice is particularly popular. The restaurant also sells seafood and marine products to take home and is visited by many tourists. The restaurant has a party area able to accommodate 80 people.

    松川浦の県道相馬亘理線沿いにあります。カネヨ水産でやっていて、メニューは刺し身、天ぷらの定食、海鮮丼等です。食事処の隣には魚介類の直売所になっています。駐車場に大型バスも止められるので、観光ツアーのコースの一部にもなっているようです。

  • Aizu Inakaya
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Umetake 7276-2
    This hometown cooking restaurant is in warehouse town Kitakata. They offer local Aizu ingredients prepared in local styles in a kominka (old house) style building across from the Kitakata city hall. At lunchtime they have a wide selection of local Aizu delights server wappameshi style, steamed in thin wooden boxes, including sauce-covered cutlet rice bowl, horse filet on rice, and Oyakodon featuring Aizu-jidori chicken and eggs over rice. They are popular for offering food like grandma used to make in a traditional Japanese atmosphere. They can offer multi-course meals featuring Aizu horse meat or other local dishes with advance reservations.

    地鶏の親子丼を食べた。 炭火で焼いてあり、風味がとても良かった。 駐車場は喜多方市役所を利用して、徒歩1分ど劇近。

  • TOPPI Koriyama Asaka Restaurant
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Mirokudan 208

    江別の店にはなんども行った「廻転ずし とっぴ-」がここにあるとは。 シャリは小さめなので食べやすい。ひさしぶりにえんがわを沢山食べました。 とっぴ-はやはり美味しいです。

  • Aizukko
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Sakaemachi 4-49
    This is an izakaya pub in Sakae-machi, Aizu Wakamatsu City. Customers can savor a range of local sake from all Aizu breweries with local Aizu cuisine. The menu also offers many dishes using local Aizu chicken such as in nabe hot pot, seared, broiled and bamboo steamed.

    さて、「鳥玄」での不快があったので、飲み直しです。地元のサラリーマンが何人も入店する店を発見。ここなら間違いなさそうなので入店。スタッフに2名と告げ、カウンター席へ。奥の棚には本格焼酎がそろっています。森伊蔵がありました。お通しは生物でもなければ昨日の余りでもないしっかり手が掛けられた一品 です。手先を動かすことを厭わない良店であることが窺い知れます。最初に相手をしてくれたまん丸顔のスタッフのお兄...

  • Aidutsuruwagahigashiyamasohonzan
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Higashiyamamachishiyama Innai 151

    鶴我の新しい店が出来たと聞き予約して行きました。 鶴我と言えば会津馬刺し。 この建物、雰囲気で最高の馬刺しが何倍にも美味しく感じました。 料理、雰囲気、接客、最高の時間を満喫できました。 次回は接待で使用したいと思います。

  • Shibukawadonya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nanokamachi 3-28
    An inn and local cuisine restaurant standing along Nanokamachi-dori Street . Making use of the original building’s Meiji and Taisho period architecture, inside a Western-style café restaurant, tatami room with sunken hearth, and 40 mat-sized reception hall adjoin each other. Here you can enjoy local cuisine gozen meals made with Pacific herring and bodara dried codfish, as well as steak courses made with Aizu Shiokawa beef.
  • Oshukutei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Mondenmachinidera Muranishi 113-2
    A restaurant serving local cuisine located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The popular Kyo-zen meal comes with a variety of dishes including sweet boiled botara (dried Pacific cod), Pacific herring pickled with Japanese pepper, and Asian royal fern-flavored rice in a wappa round bento box. The restaurant also offers set meals. Here you can enjoy the tastes of Aizu home cooking in truly Japanese-style atmosphere.
  • Kaido
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Iwaki-shi Hiranakacho 21-2
    This kappo traditional Japanese restaurant is located about a five-minute drive from the South Exit of Iwaki Station. It is at the end of a stone-paved alleyway, and offers excellent cuisine using local mountain and marine products. Colored in white and brown tones, you can enjoy the calm atmosphere of this adult hiding place. The restaurant is perfect for entertaining important guests and special anniversaries. The winter anglerfish stew is the pride of the restaurant's menu, and has a refreshing, addictive taste. You can enjoy seasonal flavors to your heart's content, including appetizers, sashimi and rice porridge.
  • Honmaru Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Otemachi 4-1
    This tea shop is located right next to Tsuruga Castle, the symbol of Aizu Wakamatsu. Located right in front of a rare moat sanki-bori in Japan, this restaurant serves soba and udon noodles, and sweet red bean soup. In the restaurant's relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy ramen noodles and rice bowls topped with pork cutlet and the special seasonal sauce. The restaurant is proud of its soba noodles, which are made fresh every morning. You can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in the spring, a break for a walk in the summer, moon viewing with sake in the fall, and viewing a snowy scene with sake in the winter. The restaurant's sauce pork cutlets, horsemeat and rice burgers with light sudachi citrus and miso are also popular.
  • Zuicho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi 3-4830
    This kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal) restaurant is located a five-minute drive from Kitakata City Hall. You can enjoy Japanese cuisine with plenty of local seasonal vegetables at this restaurant with its carved wooden signboard and plastered walls. Their popular lunch platter is a delightful sight to behold, with tempura, grilled dishes, sashimi and stewed vegetables beautifully arranged on a large plate. The sashimi lunch, which uses fresh fish and seafood depending on the season and availability, is a hearty meal. They also have a large selection of local sake from Fukushima.
  • Furusatotei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Matsuyamamachi Torimiyama Sancho Bu 5598-1
    This restaurant is inside Roadside Station Kita no Sato. Found a little aways from the urban center along National Route 121, this shop offers up local Kitakata ramen, soba, and local dishes. Their original dish, Kitakata Ramen Burger, uses hard-fried ramen noodles in place of buns to hold a slice of Char Siu pork for a unique bit of luxury. They also offer a limited number of meals with two kinds of Char Siu, one made with Hayamakogen pork, and one from local Aizu-jidori chicken. This popular dish won the top award at the 2009 Fukushima Local Specialty Contest in the food division.
  • Kitano
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Kitakata-shi Ippongiue 7745-2
  • Maru-Q
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Soma-shi Nakamurakitamachi 80
    This long-standing restaurant first opened in 1894. Situated in a quaint building located next to the Soma City Government Office they serve set meals and Shokado bento box made with local Soma Koshihikari rice and abundance seafood delivered from the local Haragama Port. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant delivers a sense of Japanese elegance and mature ambience. The restaurants flavors, including their broths, seasonings, and eel sauce, have been handed down through the generations. With children's options including soba noodle bento boxes and fried shrimp meals as well as senior specials for those over 70 it's common for families to visit as a group.
  • Tamanashi Tofu Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Onuma-gun Kaneyamamachi Tamanashi
    A tofu shop in the Kaneyama and Tamanashi area, Oku-Aizu, still considered to be an unexplored region. They offer authentic handmade tofu made with Oku-Aizu Centennial Water that springs from deep within the mountains. Their fresh tofu, made with carefully selected locally grown green soybeans and bittern gathered from natural salt fields, has a vibrant top-quality flavor that gradually exposes the sweetness of the soybeans in your mouth. The shop is located within a kominka-style Japanese residence and you can enjoy their Tamanashi Gozen Meal which comes with Yose Tofu (soft tofu), Namaage (deep-fried tofu), Okara (tofu dregs), and donuts. Alongside their handmade tofu which can't be had anywhere else they also offer soy milk soft-serve ice cream and tofu dregs donuts so many people stop by while driving.
  • Miharu Chaya
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    Fukushima Tamura-gun Miharumachi Yamada Shimoda 77
    A tea house located along the Miharu Highway which ran from Miharu Town to Koriyama City. The restaurant sports a good old-fashioned Japanese household feel and offers soba noodles, udon noodles, set meals, and more. Their Horoku-yaki is a traditional Miharu specialty made by filling a triangle shaped bit of fried tofu with green onion and seasonal vegetables and then grilling it. This simple yet nostalgic meal pairs perfectly with their Yuzu citrus miso dressing. Popular menu options include their Deko Yashiki Set Meal consisting of Horoku-Yaki, small side dishes, and grated yam, and their Takizakura Set Meal which comes with seasonal tempura, small side dishes, and mountain udo (edible wild plant).
  • Yorozuya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Shimogomachi Ouchi Yamamoto 32
    Located within the Ouchi-Juku, Minamiaizu, Fukushima Prefecture flourished during the Edo period as a post town on an important road connecting Aizuwakamatsu City and Nikko Imaichi City. The thatched houses lining the main road still retain the same appearance they held during the Edo period, and in 1981 the area was designated as a National Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. This shop in the former post town offers traditional folk crafts and handmade soba. Popular items include their healthy wild vine and pomegranate juices as well as wild vine soft serve ice-cream, bettara- mochi dumplings, and more.

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