Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Niigata Area

  • 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.

    従業員の手際の悪さで回転率がひくく、行列しているだけ。 行列が長いことと、美味しいことはイコールではない!!

  • Shinbashi
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    4.0
    85 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...

  • 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.

    高いだけですね。特別美味しいとは思わないな。 おにぎりセットのおにぎりが、コンビニおにぎりみたい。豚汁ラーメンは、ただ中華麺を入れただけのお粗末さ。 価格設定がどうかしてます。コンビニのイートインみたいな店でした。

  • Sushi-Benkei (Niigata Pier Bandai Store)
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    4.0
    278 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...

  • 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.

    燕三条系ラーメンを食べるなら、今も大看板を背負う杭州飯店と決めて、日曜日の朝、開店1時間前に駐車場へ到着。私たちが並ぼうとすると、先に到着されていた方々が慌てて並び始めて、あっと言う間に20名程度の行列が出来ました。何とか1巡目の10番目くらいに着席出来ましたが、皆さん恐るべき出足の速さでした。 もちろん、お目当てのラーメン、チャーシューメン、ぎょうざ4個、そして、瓶ビール、なんとこだわりの赤星...

  • Meibutsu Bandai Soba
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    4.0
    162 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.

    新潟の人たちに愛され続けている、もはやソウルフードと言えるバスセンターもカレー、味合わないで帰れば、新潟を語れないと、ホテルの朝食を断念して、出かけました。朝8時-と朝ごはんには少し遅い開店時間前には、既に食券機の前に、10名程度の行列が出来ていました。評判通りの人気ぶりです。ミニカレーとカレーうどんを頂きました。昔懐かしい黄色いカレールーは、色から予想するより、スパイスを感じますが、辛党の私から...

  • Ponshukan Niigata Station
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    4.5
    351 Reviews
    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.

    Quick visit to the station to do some sake tasting. Cute idea to have the tokens and the sake vending machines. Staff was super nice in explaining to us how to read the vending machines. I tried...

  • Nadai Kisoba Yoshiya
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    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.
  • Komadori
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Nishikan-ku Takenomachi 2454-1
    This famous ramen shop is a representative shop for its miso ramen. It is located in Nishikan Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. The miso ramen for which it is famous, is made by slowly boiling carefully selected ingredients, and creating a rich red miso base soup. The deep flavor of the garlic compliments the homemade noodles created with wheat produced in Japan. When adding the “original diluted soup,” customers can enjoy the light, refreshing flavor. The interior of the shop is spacious, with both slightly raised seating and counter seats. It becomes quite crowded during peak times.

    〒953-0023 新潟県新潟市西蒲区竹野町2454-1 『ラーメンこまどり』 味噌ラーメン(太麺) ¥780- ☆☆☆★ 味噌ラーメン(平麺) ¥780- ☆☆☆★ 餃子 ¥640...

  • Eguchi Dango Main Shop
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    4.5
    39 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.

    本当にココのみたらし団子が大好きなのです。しかもこちらでは入り口で作り立てを頂けます。 初めてお団子以外のお食事をいただきましたがこちらもおいしい!茶色いお赤飯はこちらの郷土料理なのかな。もっちりとてもおいしかったです!

  • 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。

  • 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.

    長岡エリアでは有名なお店。青島食堂さん 宮内駅前周辺に4店舗ある老舗のラーメン屋さんです。 そこで提供されるラーメンは癖になる生姜醤油ラーメンです。

  • Shokudo New Misa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Joetsu-shi Nakago-ku Inariyama 367
  • 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...

  • Cooking Shin Taku
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Murakami-shi Komachi 3-38

    当日の飛び込み予約なのに快く予約を受けて貰い新多久の会席を堪能させて貰いました。 歴史を感じる佇まいの雰囲気にテンションも上がります。 丁寧な応対ですが堅苦しい対応では無く食べるスピードに合わせたサーブでゆっくりと過ごせます (お料理) 季節の会席ランチ @3,850+サーヒス料10% 村上 鮭ランチ @3,850+サーヒス料10% 追加料理 特選A5ランク村上牛...

  • Horinouchi Yanaba
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Negoya 726-1
    This restaurant, located a one-minute drive from the Horinouchi Interchange in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture, primarily serves river fish. Featured in various television programs in Japan, it is visited by many famous people. From April to December when it is open, customers can enjoy ayu set meals. The restaurant has private rooms as well as table and chair seating. The restaurant's entranceway is level with the ground, making it easy for senior citizens to enter. In addition to ayu broiled with salt, other recommendations include the springtime Japanese salmon; the always-available rainbow trout, char, and carp sashimi; and the tender kanroni sweet glazed fish. Note that the restaurant is not open in the evening.

    美味しかったです! 次回もまた食べに行きたいと思います! 堀之内やな場さんへ行くことが出来ました! 食べ仲間のお誘い受けての初訪問! 堀之内インターからすぐの所にあります。 とても雰囲気の良い店内へ! 店内からも良い風景が見えて良い景色でした! そして、お料理とご対面! 見るからに美味しそうなお料理です! 炭火焼きのあゆ塩焼き! 炭火焼きのにじマス塩焼き! こいのあらい! 甘露煮と...

  • Seaside Isogai
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Itoigawashi Touzaki 1-1
    Located along National Route 8 in the city of Itoigawa in Niigata Prefecture, Seaside Isogai is a seafood restaurant owned and operated by Isogai Seafood Shop. Its specials, which make use of fresh seafood caught in the nearby Japan Sea, change daily and are available only in limited quantities. Diners can enjoy fried seafood dinners or sashimi dinners featuring seasonal local fish, such as fire-tail devil and spiny red gurnard. Rice dishes with generous helpings of red snow crab from just down the coast at Nou and a three-colored rice dish with sea urchin are also available. In addition, group use such as banquets and memorial services is also accepted.

    さすが、魚屋さん! 具だくさんの海鮮丼!お手頃価格。テーブルにクイズの紙があって、正解者の中から抽選で商品券が当たる。1ヶ月後、2千円の商品券が届いた! 磯貝鮮魚店で美味しいお魚を買いました!

  • Ajinoya Uonogawa
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Uonuma-shi Shimojima 70-1
    A Japanese restaurant located 10 minutes from the Echigo-Kawaguchi Interchange. The restaurant’s expansive menu includes ramen and soba noodles, teishoku combo meals, pizza, and more. The restaurant’s popular pizzas, baked in an authentic brick pizza oven, have a crust that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The restaurant offers a wide variety of pizzas, from the standard margherita to seafood to pizza made with Koshihikari rice flour, and all are available for takeout. The restaurant also has a traditional sunken hearth and can accommodate large group charcoal grilling hearth parties.

    国道17号沿いにあります。 駐車場に入ると、薪の匂いがしてきます。 お店に入ると、まず右手にパン屋さん。 奥がレストランです。 テーブル席の窓からは、魚野川の土手が見えます。 今回は、メニューを見て魅力的に感じたフルーツサンド帝京長岡高校の学食でも出しているという唐揚げの親子丼、そして評判のピザを注文しました。 フルーツサンドは今回はメロンでした。 生クリームがたっぷり入って美味しかったです。 ピ...

  • Kinpuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Sado-shi Aikawa 2-9
    A well-known kushiyaki grilled bamboo skewer restaurant which serves food so tasty, people are willing to cross an ocean to enjoy it. In this bar-like establishment, lit by indirect lighting, you can eat authentic charcoal fire-grilled kushiyaki skewers. Only counter seating is available and no reservations are accepted whatsoever. Aikawa’s most popular dining establishment, it is always filled with customers despite the fact you won’t know whether you’ll be able to get in that day until you go. In addition to standards such as regular meat cuts, gizzards, and cartilage, many locals come here to enjoy the novel special daily skewers. Also great is the restaurant’s large selection of beers and Sado sakes, as well as wines, which go surprisingly well with kushiyaki.
  • SADO Futatsugame View Hotel Restaurant Sunset
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Niigata Sado-shi Washizaki 1116-2
    A restaurant adjoining the Sado Futatsugame View Hotel, a resorthotel standing on the northernmost tip of Sado. Identifiable by its red, triangular roof, inside customers can enjoy fresh seafood just brought in at Washizaki Fishing Port. Customers rave that here, you can enjoy all the delights that the delicacy treasure trove of Sado has to offer, including Koshihikari rice certified to have been grown without harming the Japanese crested ibises which make their habitat in the area, plump seafood, local shiokara fermented squid paste, and Sado wakame seaweed. The restaurant’s large windows command a view of Sado’s picturesque Futatsukame, and many customers who come here try to get a window seat.

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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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