Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Niigata Area

  • Koshu Hanten
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tsubame-shi Niigata prefecture Nishiyan 49-4
    A long-established shop of the famous tsubamesanjo style of ramen in Tsubame city, Niigata prefecture. Tsubamesanjo-style ramen features extremely thick noodles, with creamy soy soup made with small dried sardines or seafood stock, and completed with a large amount of park back fat. It’s so popular that people will say “Koshu Hanten” whenever Tsubamesanjo-style ramen is mentioned. They also offer fried rice, curry rice, large-sized dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, beef stew and many wonderful dishes.

    通りがかりにランチとして利用しました。中華そばと餃子を食べました、背脂いっぱいでしたがあっさりしてて美味しかったです。 平日昼間にいくと店外に並んでなかったので良かったですが、店内はお客さんでいっぱいでした。相変わらず、周りに何もない地域です。 座敷席が空いてたのですが、直に畳に座って少し痛いです。 駐車場は数メール隣に大きなパーキングがあり便利でした。今後は電子マネー等がきいたらいいですね

  • Sushi-Benkei (Niigata Pier Bandai Store)
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Bandaijima In 2-4 peers bandai
    This popular kaiten-zushi restaurant sources all of its fish and rice from Sado. It is located in Pier Bandai, in Chuo Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. The restaurant expertly selects fish freshly caught in the morning off the coast of Sado, and uses them that very same day. The many different types of sushi prepared by the chefs in front of their customers are a harmony of fresh fish and plump, glossy rice. For customers interested in the individual dishes, the salt-grilled blackthroat perch and assorted sashimi set are popular. There are both table seating and counter seats available, and the restaurant is very convenient for families and group.

    This is my favourite sushi restaurant in Niigata. Though you ave to wait in line for a while( sometimes an hour), it’s worth waiting. You have 3 options of seating. Sushi counter when you are alone...

  • Kojimaya Souhonten
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Nakayashiki 758-1
    Kojimaya Souhonten, said to be the birthplace of local specialty Hegisoba, located in Nakayashiki, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. Hegisoba is a type of soba that is served in a wooden dish called a hegi. Funori seaweed is added to the homemade buckwheat flour ground on a millstone to make this popular Niigata specialty. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes from bowls of noodles to more formal dishes, priding itself on always sticking to the three principles of freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled. A popular dish on the menu is their seasonal Tenbara-zen served with a large portion of kakiage (mixed vegetable and seafood tempura). There is also an area in the restaurant which introduces the history of the biggest water mills in the prefecture and the story behind hegisoba.

    魚沼地方発祥のへきそばを食べに、十日町市にある有名店「小嶋屋総本店」に行きました。 田園風景の中、大きな水車が目立ちます。 建物も立派で入口にはへきそばの歴史が展示されています。 カウンター席に座り、目的のへきそばを注文。 待つ事数分でへきそばの登場。 きめ細かいツヤのあるお蕎麦で、盛り付けも美しいです。 辛子をお蕎麦に付けて食べることをオススメしていただき、早速試してみました。 さっぱり...

  • Tonjiru Tachibana
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Kurihara 2-3-10
    Tonjiru Tachibana located on National Route 292 at 2 Chome, Kurihara, Myoko City is a specialty tonjiru (pork soup) restaurant. Its simple tonjiru made from pork, onions, tofu and white miso (soybean paste) features a mild sweetness while having a stew-like richness. It offers noodles such as tonjiru ramen noodles and tonjiru soba noodles as well as a tonjiru set meal served with Koshihikari rice produced in Yashiro.

    Do you know TONJIRU? It is a Japanese soup made with pork and vegetables, flavored with miso! It’s definitely a soul food of Japan. A TONJIRU specialty restaurant ‘Tachibana’ serve exquisite...

  • Shinbashi
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Yuzawa 488-1
    Shinbashi located near Sanroku Station on the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway in Oazayuzawa, Yuzawa Town, Minamiuonuma County is a soba noodle restaurant. It offers handmade soba noodles using handmade buckwheat soba flour and water from Uonuma. It also has a range of dishes using seasonal local ingredients such as kagura nanban, a local vegetable, and local sake in Uonuma.

    Shinbashi served the best soba I ever had. We chanced upon it while trying to find somewhere to have dinner before it got too late. Had no expectation at all so imagine our happiness when we realised...

  • Aoshima Shokudo (Miyauchi Station Shop)
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Miyauchi 3-5-3
    This popular ramen shop located right near JR Miyauchi Station has several branches in Nagaoka City, Niigata City and Tokyo. It is known as the father of “Nagaoka-style” ramen with the soy sauce soup base flavored with ginger. The flavor’s charm is its clean, crisp taste while still getting the rich, deep umami of the ingredients and soy sauce. The chewy noodles that go down smooth and the chasiu (roasted pork) are both well received. All seating is counter seating.

    Nagaoka area is famous of Ramen shop. Some shops provide us very nice taste Ramen. This shop is most long run shop in Nagaoka area.

  • Meibutsu Bandai Soba
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Bandai 1-6-1 Bus Center Building 1F
    This standing soba restaurant is on the first floor of the Bus Center building, a seven-minute walk from JR Niigata Station. The curry and rice served here has fans both within and outside the prefecture, and it has even been introduced on national television, so there’s often a line in peak hours. The yellow, spicy curry roux is full of the rich flavor of the meat and vegetables. Add the sauce on the table to enjoy a different taste with the same dish.

    バスセンター1階の1番奥。ここのカレーがおいしいと聞いて食べに行きました。 見た目は黄色で、小学校の給食で食べた懐かしいカレーの色です。だから甘いのかなと思いきや、後から後から追っかけてくる辛さ。辛さが苦手の方は、ひかえた方が良いかもしれません。ミニ390円を頼みましたが、相当な量です。少食の僕にはこたえました。 といろいろ書きましたが、美味しかった!またリピートしよう。

  • Ponshukan Niigata Station
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Hanazono 1-96-47 CoCoLo Niigata West Building 3F
    A specialty store of Niigata's famous products centering on Japanese sake, located in the CoCoLo Niigata West Building in JR Niigata Station. The store sells a variety of products such as Niigata's local sake, rice, soy sauce, and sweets, every day crowded with tourists shopping for souvenirs. There is a sake tasting room where customers can select five different types of sake among those from all the sake breweries in Niigata Prefecture, making it an irresistible space for sake lovers.
  • Sekai Sushi
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Chuou-ku Nuttarihigashi 4-8-34
    This sushi restaurant is located in Chuo Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. Customers to the restaurant can enjoy the famous rice and fish of Niigata. The restaurant is popular not only with locals, but also with tourists. The sushi that is the pride of the restaurant is made mainly with seasonal fish, Nanban shrimp, blackthroat seaperch, squid, mackerel and horse mackerel. The Niigata local cuisine, called Noppe, is also well-liked. The restaurant’s most popular menu item is the incredible “Niigata Sushi Zanmai Kiwami,” which comes with 10 nigiri-zushi and bowls of side dishes.

    新潟駅より徒歩15分。昼時に予約し入店、「新潟すし極みにぎり」を注文。 朱の品のある盆に旬のネタが10貫が並び見とれてしまいました。 お気に入りは、大きめののどぐろ、軽く炙られ旨味が際立ち絶品。甘味が濃いズワイ。南蛮海老の旨味が口に広がります。雲丹の旨味たまりません。 次回は夜にじっくりおじゃまさせていただきます。ごちそうさまです。

  • Tabataya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Mokuraiden 53-2
    This soba noodle restaurant in Shiozawa, Minamiuonuma City has been covered in the media for its delicious hegi soba, an Echigo specialty that originated in the Uonuma region. Popular with locals and tourists alike, these buckwheat noodles use funori seaweed as a filler instead of the usual wheat flour. The hegi in the name stems from the name of the container used to serve them. The restaurant also offers set menus featuring their hegi soba as well as other cuisine. It also offers a variety of a la carte items including donburi (rice bowls). Their reasonable-priced and filling Tabataya Set comes with hegi soba, vegetable tempura, a salad, a chawanmushi (a savory steamed egg custard), rice, and Japanese pickles.
  • Umi no Sachi Ajidokoro Gunchan Naoetsu Restaurant
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Joetsu-shi Nishihoncho 1-14-2
    A casual izakaya pub just a five-minute walk from Naoetsu Station. Enjoy the flavors of Niigata in a lively atmosphere reminiscent of a sushi restaurant. Enjoy the seasonal local seafood flavors caught from the Sea of Japan right nearby. Come taste the changing seasonal seafood cuisine that varies as they deal only in whatever they can source from what's caught. Their menu includes a wide variety of dishes including assorted sashimi, grilled fish, poached fish, and fried fish and no matter how many times you visit there will always be something new to try. They also offer rice bowls and local sake made with their own home-grown rice.

    Had a great lunch during a visit to Joetsu. As English speakers the staff were very helpful assisting us with our selections. Food was fantastic, small venue but well appointed.

  • Eguchi Dango Main Shop
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Miyamotohigashikatamachi 52-1
    Eguchi Dango Main Shop located on Nagaoka Bypass in Miyamotohigashikata Town, Nagaoka City is a dango (sweet dumpling) shop which opened in 1902. It has a shop to sell sasadango made at the adjacent factory while a shop for freshly baked dango, a sweet parlor restaurant, and a café are attached. It also has Yukikangetsu which is a café with a sales area for European-style sweets, and the Mochidoma where you can experience sweet-making such as kushidango making.

    「もちどま」は江口だんご本店にある。営業日は土・日・祝祭日。有料だが串だんご作りを体験させてくれた、ドリンク付き。笹だんごやどら焼き作りも体験できるそうだ。時間は1時間程度かかった。

  • Aoshima Shokudo Magari Aramachi Store
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Magariaramachi 3-12-22
    This ramen shop is just a short walk from Miyauchi Station. It's the home of Nagaoka ginger soy sauce ramen and is included as one of Niigata's top five ramen restaurants. The slight spice of ginger in the soup is popular even amongst women and the never-ending line of customers has been featured in the media. In the gourmet comic Ramen Hakkenden (Ramen Discovery Adventure) it appeared as Nagaoka ginger soy sauce ramen shop, Akashima Shokudo. Their popular Aoshima Ramen starts with a rich soup made from their ginger soy sauce base and blends well with their medium thick noodles. A variety of toppings can be chosen including chashu pork and spinach.

    青島食堂宮内店の斜め向かいにあります。 まずは入口で食券を購入。 青島チャーシュー(900円)を購入。 普通のラーメンより100円増しですが、普通のでも充分チャーシューが乗っかっていると思います。 席はカウンターとテーブル。 テーブルは一方向のみを向かうようになっいて、向かい合うことは出来ません。 長椅子に並びながら相席で食べている感じです。 カウンターは厨房の前にあります。 テーブル席はほぼ隣と...

  • Menya Agosuke
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Jouetsushi Shimomonzen 1650
    Located in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, this popular ramen shop is known for lines of customers at lunch. Their signature “shio ramen” offers a Japanese taste through its exquisite blend of fish soup (flying fish from Sado) and animal soup. The lunch-only “shio tonkotsu” and dinner-only “kuro tonkotsu” are popular. Different variations of homemade noodles are used for different dishes. The wood-like interior offers a warm atmosphere with bare light bulb lighting.

    Ive been living in Joetsu for more than 2 decades now, and one thing we have a lot of is Ramen shops. There are all kinds:greasy spoons to more upscale affairs. To me, though, ramen was ramen...

  • Nadai Kisoba Yoshiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Toichi Area 4
    Located in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture, this soba restaurant is famous for the local specialty hegisoba, a type of soba that is beautifully arranged and served in a wooden dish called a “hegi”. Funori seaweed is added to carefully selected, local buckwheat flour ground on a millstone to make this wonderfully tasting and aromatic soba. The noodle broth is packed full of flavor from niboshi (dried infant sardines) making for a rich tasting soup. Lots of customers come here to this restaurant from inside and outside of the prefecture. The restaurant is a relaxing place which overlooks Uonuma Basin.
  • Uonuma no Sato, Sobaya Nagamori
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Nagamori 415-23 Uonuma no Sato
    Uonuma no Sato Sobaya is a soba noodle shop located in the sightseeing spot Uonuma no Mori in the city of Minami Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture. It is housed in a distinctive building that was rebuilt out of parts taken from an old house, and it has an earthen floor and an open hearth to add to the somewhat nostalgic atmosphere. Unlike most soba in Uonuma, which is made using funori seaweed, this restaurant serves mostly Edo-style Nihachi Soba, in which the noodles are made by hand, using carefully selected buckwheat mixed with wheat flour. In addition to Mori Soba, cold noodles served with a dipping sauce, the restaurant also serves country-style soba, pure buckwheat soba, and Ten Seiro Soba, which is topped with plain and deep-friend vegetables.

    They are known for the soba here, but they benefit from the fact that there’s no competition so you have to eat here if you’re hungry. Benefit is the view of the back garden and mountain range is...

  • Shunno Sankai Ryori Yururi
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Shiomachi 4-5
    Shunno Sankai Ryori Yururi on Prefectural Route 3 in Shiomachi Town, Murakami City is a Japanese cuisine restaurant. It is under the direct management of Nagatoku which processes and sells salmon products such as salted salmon, and situated next to the shop area of the head office. It offers soba noodles, salmon dishes such as a special harakodon as well as rice bowls and set meals using local seafood and Murakami beef. It also offers full-course meals in the evening.

    村上牛と名物の鮭、両方を味わえる丼セットがあったので、それをチョイス。鮭イクラ丼は普通に美味しかったのですが、村上牛丼は普通を超えて美味しかったです。これは、大きい村上牛丼の単品にした方が良かったかもしれません。やわらかくて、味もしっかりしていて、最高に美味しかったです。村上牛コロッケも美味かった-

  • Gelateria Regalo
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Nishikan-ku Hashimoto 240-7
    Located along Prefectural Route 2 in Hashimoto, Nishikan District, Niigata City, this shop specializes in gelatos. They sell gelatos that use in-season organic fruits and vegetables and Fujita Farm pasteurized milk. 15 of the 100 varieties are available at any time. The gelatos do not use preservatives or artificial starch adhesive, and the recipes take into account natural conditions like temperature.

    乳牛を育てている農家さん直営!なので、ミルク系のジェラートがとても美味しいです。岩室温泉や弥彦神社参拝のついでにぜひ訪れてみてほしい一軒です。敷地内に駐車場も多数あり。

  • Asahiro
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Itoigawashi Nou 4571-1
    Asahiro located in No, Itoigawa City is a ramen noodle restaurant. It offers soy sauce flavored ramen noodles which lightly-twisted noodles in strongly flavored soup made with pork bones, vegetables and seafood are topped with roast pork and onions. It has a simple menu with ramen noodles and roast pork noodles.

    Asahiro is famous around Itoigawa. Ask a lot of people, especially in the Nou Region, where their favorite ramen is and they will say Asahiro without a moments hesitation. Dont get me wrong, I can...

  • Wataya (Hirasawa Restaurant)
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Hirasawa 1-8-5
    Wataya is a venerable soba restaurant, in business since 1921, located in Hirasawa 1 Chome in the city of Ojiya. It serves generous portions of Hegi Soba, made with carefully selected buckwheat flour and seaweed, in a box called a “hegi.” This kind of soba is noted for its firm texture. The restaurant also sells Donburi, rice bowl topped with tempura or a breaded pork cutlet.

    Great choice of soba noodles. Excellent service and very economical. Venue was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Menu had pictures for ease of choosing.

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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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