Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Shimane Area

  • Arakiya
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    4.0
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 409-2
    Continuing for over 200 years since the late Edo period, Arakiya is the Izumo soba shop with the longest history. It is located in a quiet residential area and features a folksy, relaxed interior. Carefully chosen local Izumo soba flour is placed in a stone mill, quality well water is added, and round herring dashi (soup stock) is used to create the elegant taste. While soba supplies last. Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Taisha Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway.

    This soba restaurant serves amazing handmade Japanese soba noodles. You can get them hot or cold. I ordered the 3 tiered cold soba served 3 ways. The one with the raw egg was my absolute favorite...

  • Teien Saryo Minami
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    4.5
    109 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 14 Miomi Museum 1F
    A restaurant located on the first floor of the long-standing Minamikan ryokan inn on the shore of Lake Shinji in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. A white sand and pine garden, backed by Lake Shinji, stretches out beyond the restaurant’s windows, and the restaurant has both tables and private dining rooms with views of this beautiful scenery. The restaurant’s vaunted regional cuisine makes abundant use of the seasonal culinary blessings provided by the San’in, such as fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan and seasonal vegetables from the countryside. Minami’s taimeshi minced sea bream with rice is made according to a traditional family recipe based on the shirukakegohan and sobagu loved by Matsudaira Fumai, the seventh lord of the ancient Matsue Domain.

    A whiff of kaiseki in a stylish atmosphere, thats what you get when dining at Minamis, the restaurant thats part of the top Matsue ryokan. We had lunch and could afford it. Wasnt the best we had...

  • Sobadokoro Tanakaya
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    4.0
    108 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 364
    A renowned Izumo soba restaurant located close to the front gate of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine a five minute walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station. The restaurant was originally established as a small sweet shop serving shrine visitors, so that it began to serve soba noodles. The restaurant’s vaunted noodles are handmade every morning using a stone mortar to grind flower from select domestic gen-soba buckwheat. Tanakaya’s soba is notable for its firm body, chewy texture, and abundant flavor, and they go perfectly with the restaurant’s rich broth made from round herring stock and a locally produced soy sauce. Two of the most popular items on the menu are the sanshoku warigo, soba noodles with three different toppings; and the simple zaru soba, plain noodles served over a bamboo draining basket.

    Lovely soba. The 3 styled chilled soba is a must try. The queue can get big so get there early. Staff is also very friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Yagumoan
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 308
    This is a well-known Izumo soba shop in Kitabori Town, north of Matsue Castle, where the charm of the castle town remains. The shop interior, remodeled from the remains of a samurai residence, is a soothing space where one can feel the four seasons and history. One can enjoy a quiet meal while looking out over the bamboo forest, carp swimming in the pond, gardens and towering old pines. Among the meal options for Izumo soba prepared daily by the shop owner, cold-quenched Wariko soba and duck broth soup Kamonanban are popular.

    Upon making the reservations for 6 for lunch for the room overlooking the gardens and pond, they asked for a Y200/person surcharge. I think it was very reasonable charge, given the beautiful...

  • Kaneya
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi Four tuberos 659
    Kaneya is a soba restaurant founded in 1929 in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for donating its soba to the people at the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine festival. With its good old, simple, private house-like appearance, the store is loved by many well known people with lots of autographs decorating the walls of the restaurant. Kaneya offers authentic Izumo soba, freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled. Their most popular dish is the sanshoku-wariko, with three toppings on a bowl of soba noodles. The noodle’s broth with the sweet flavors of urume iwashi (sardines) and konbu seaweed coming through is particularly well liked.

    日本語は最後です。 To enter this famous soba noodle restaurant, you might have to wait in line for a while, but dont worry. Your turn will come soon. I have ordered three plates Soba. For plates and five...

  • Kamiyo Soba
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    4.0
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Okudani Cho 324-5
    "A veteran Matsue shop that has been making Izumo soba noodles with flour stone-ground in-house since its establishment in 1952. Izumo soba is known as the ""original buckwheat noodles."" It has a distinct aroma and flavor as well as a dark color from the grinding of unhulled buckwheat. As times change and shops making Nihachi-soba (made with 20% wheat flour and 80% buckwheat flour) increase, they still make Juwari soba (made with 100% buckwheat flour) without any additions. The soba noodle broth uses an old-fashioned cooking sake and high grade dried bonito to deliver the traditional flavors of Matsue."

    Enjoyed the lunch with our family there, the cost is very reasonable but I am wondering that they can charge a lot more and serve more fancy menu. I am not the one to encourage the expensive menu but...

  • Chugoku-Sanchi Soba Kobo Funatsu
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    4.5
    65 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sotonakabarachou 117-6
    This is a famous Izumo soba restaurant in Sotonakabara-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, bustling with tourists and local regulars alike. The specialty Juwari soba is made from buckwheat cultivated in Okuizumo-cho, home-milled and rolled by hand. The three types of soba made with local spring water are each matched with four specially-prepared flavors of dipping sauce. The luxury soba course and local sake options are popular.

    そば湯までおいしい‼︎お店です。 タクシーで駆け付けると、運転手さんが「ここはおいしいですよ」と教えてくださいました。たれと薬味ををそばの上にかけて食べる、出雲そばのお店です。実は私、うどん派なのですが、ここはおつゆが本当においしい。おだしの香りも食欲をそそります。そば湯はトロットロで、ほんのり甘い。すごく美味しかったです。そば湯がおいしいなんて初めてでした。あ!そば湯におつゆ入れるの忘れてた!そ...

  • Nihon Zenzai Gakkai Ichigoten
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 775-11
    A store specializing in Izumo zenzai (red bean soup) on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. It is an antenna shop of the Nihon Zenzai Gakkai (Japan Zenzai Association) aiming at providing more delicious Zenzai from Izumo, said to be the birthplace of zenzai. Inside the store which is run from an old private house, are some rustic looking wooden tables. In addition to the Izumo zenzai with its red and white dumplings in a large grained adzuki bean zenzai, their enmusubi zenzai, which is associated with Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, is also popular. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    It is elegant and plain sweetness. Please eat this Zenzai at once. It’s crowded there so wait a moment.

  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 509-1
    "This is a beer hall where you can enjoy a Matsue local beer called ""Beer Hearn"". Also, at the beer restaurant visitors can eat Shimane Wagyu Beef and Shinjiko Shicchin, seven types of seafoods that can be found in the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy five types of local beers at the beer counter overlooking the souvenir corner and the beer factory. It is a convenient facility that is walking distance from the Matsue Castle and Shiomi Nawate tourist site lined with traditional Japanese houses. "

    Had a very good Japanese lunch as part of a tour group. Hot plate between 4 people with choices of meats and fish to place and cook. Good local beer 540 yen each. Took the canal boat cruise from the...

  • Waraku Matsue Japanese Cuisine
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Otesembachou 565
    At this restaurant guests can enjoy Japanese seasonal cuisine made using produce in season collected from various parts of the Sanin region as well as fresh fish from one of the three tanks in the center of the restaurant. The cuisine of genuine taste and high quality, served in a relaxed atmosphere, is highly satisfying. Private rooms are also available on the top floor and are perfect for special gatherings such as a family ceremonies or welcome parties etc. During the season of crab fishing, the menu includes a course of Matsuba crab and snow crab.

    今日は和らくでカニをいただきました! 山陰でカニを食べるなら、やっぱりここのお店だと思います!毎年この時期に、1年間頑張った自分に対してのご褒美として、ここでカニを食べています(*´∀`*) ここのお店で食べる松葉ガニは、本当に大きい!!そして美味い!!食感はしっとり、それから口の中に甘味が広がって官能的です!! 私はカニ刺しと炙りが好みです!是非食べてみてください(^^) Today...

  • Camborough Professional Pork Restaurant
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Hamada Kurokawacho 4191
    This restaurant is a three-minute walk from Hamada Station on the San-in Main Line. The shop interior is filled with the warmth of wood-grain, and is perfect for enjoying their select top grade Fuyo pork. Hygiene-managed Camborough pigs are fed blended feed and raised by experienced professionals to create balanced, flavorful, aromatic Fuyo pork. This shop buys direct from the farmers, rather than going through wholesalers or shops, for the freshest possible, pork. Since this shop is always busy, no matter the time or the day, we highly recommend getting reservations.

    Perfect crispy tonkatsu -They do great multi-course lunch specials here as well. I went for a lunch party with a group of co-workers and got the Ladies Set of the day which came with a small...

  • Fujinatei
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchoufujina 21-1
    "This Japanese restaurant is located next to Lake Shinji. Managed by the long-establish inn ""Minamikan"" in Matsue, guests can dine while looking out on Lake Shinji. The restaurant offers rice with whole steamed sea bream with a taste that is a family tradition, passed down and conceived by the first-generation chef. In addition, you can enjoy various tastes of Matsue, such as the specialty unagi-mabushi eel over rice served with condiments and dashi broth poured on top., a traditional Japanese cuisine course using seasonal ingredients, Izumo soba noodles, and sushi. Because they also other children's sets, the restaurant can be enjoyed by everyone from couples to families."

    平日のお昼にいきましたが予約なしでは順番待ちのようでした。ひつまぶし風の鯛めしは御出汁が足りなければ追加で出してもらえます。宍道湖の景色も料理もとてもよかったです。

  • Izumo Soba Kigaru
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Ishibashichou 400-1
    This long-established soba restaurant is located in Ishibashi Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture and offers authentic Izumo soba made from homemade stone-milled flour. There are two types of soba prepared from early every morning: “hiki-gurumi,” which is made from unprocessed milled buckwheat, and “maru-nuki,” which is made from buckwheat with the shells removed. “Hiki-gurumi” is great for “warigo soba” and “kamaage soba,” which Izumo is famous for, and “maru-nuki” makes for great “kamo (duck) seiro soba” and “zaru soba.” Loyal local customers regularly come here, and it feels just like the old days. There’s raised tatami seating as well for those who want to stretch their legs.

    The izumo soba was delicious, and the restaurant was perfectly willing to cook eggs for the oyako soba longer than usual for my parents, who like their eggs very thoroughly cooked. There were also a...

  • Okuizumo Soba Ippuku Izumo Taisha Shinmon-dori Store
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 860-8
    At the Ippuku Taisha Shinmon-dori Store, you can enjoy firm handmade soba with a secret, mellow dashi (stock). The original soba sweets available at the adjacent café are also quite popular. You can bring a pet along if you use terrace seating. A lot of souvenirs are available too, so this place is always lively. The most popular souvenir is “sobakarinto.” The new shichimi (seven spice) flavor offers a moderate sweetness with a sharp spicy aftertaste. One minute on foot from Izumotaisha-mae Station on Ichibata Electric Railways.

    彩りが鮮やかで、かなりボリュームがありました!お値段もそれに見合っていたと思います。美味しかったです。

  • Saiundo Honten
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 124
    A long-standing Japanese confectionary shop renowned for its “wakakusa,” a sweet viewed as a Matsue souvenir standard. Saiundo is located a 10 minute walk from Matsue Station. Wakakusa is a Japanese-style sweet consisting of soft gyuhi glutinous rice dumplings covered with light green kanbaiko glutinous rice flour. These legendary treats take their name from a poem written by Matsudaira Harusato, the seventh lord of Matsue Domain. In addition to wakakusa, the shop sells a wide variety of Japanese and Western-style sweets made with select ingredients, as well as seasonal “namagashi” fresh sweets. There’s also a café space where you can enjoy a namagashi and matcha green tea set.

    Shop of WAGASHI traditional Japanese sweets in Matsue since 1874. We can eat wagashi with green tea in upstairs.

  • Nekkoya
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Isemiyachou 542-6
    Nekkoya is an izakaya (Japanese-style pub) where guests can enjoy seasonal food from the San'in region including Lake Shinji. It is located along Ohashi River, about three minutes on foot from the north exit of Matsue Station. The warm, wooden interior of the pub with its spacious atrium type space has a very relaxed feel. The well loved and creative food on offer is a blend of both Western and Japanese tastes such as their deisui-shijimi, clams from Lake Shinji bathed in sake, and their dogi-no-ichiyaboshi (white fish salted and dried overnight), as well as their rich and juicy foie gras chawanmushi (steamed egg custard and other ingredients). Nekkoya is a relaxing place to have a meal while looking out over the river.

    first time to visit Matsue. read some review and decided to dinner at Nekkoya. Wrong decision. We were assigned to a small counter (4 people only) facing the kitchen. The only thing is we can watch...

  • Yamaichi
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashihonmachi 4-1
    Yamaichi is a restaurant located on the banks of the Ohashi River approximately 12 minutes on foot from Matsue Station, run by a family with a very cozy atmosphere. On the counter guests can find the day’s obanzai, a traditional style of Japanese cuisine native to Kyoto. Yamaichi mainly serves dishes using seafood from Lake Shinji and Matsue specialty dishes. Their miso soup made with large clams from lake Shinji with their meaty, rich flavor is particularly popular. The restaurant also serves a whole range of local dishes which go well with a cup of sake such as their deep-fried moroge shrimp (one of the seven varieties of seafood usually found in Lake Shinji), or udon, as well as their pickled mackerel made with mackerel caught off the Shimane Peninsula.

    We loved our dinner here. They don’t have an English menu but looking at Tabelog I knew they served oden and we wanted to try that. So we ordered oden, sashimi & eel (we heard someone else order it...

  • Tsuruga Hazumiya
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachouokinosu 1630
    "This restaurant serves Okayama style udon noodles which are soft on the inside and slippery on the outside, and Izumo soba noodles made from buckwheat ground in a stone mill. The restaurant has been providing ""Kioke Soy Sauce"", ""Izumo Local Sake"" and handmade additive-free udon and soba for generations. The menu also offers rice bowls with various toppings and a meal set. The rice cooked with vegetables that comes with the set is also popular."

    This is traditional well known restaurant which specialises in local buckwheat noodles. It is an old house made form old beams taken from local noble houses. It has quite a waiting list as it is...

  • Heiwa Soba Main Branch
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukinishi 2034
    Heiwa Soba is an Izumo Soba noodles restaurant that serves hand-made noodles made using locally-grown brown buckwheat; the buckwheat flour used to make the noodles contains some buckwheat chaff, which helps to give the noodles an especially rich flavor and dark coloration. Since the restaurant was founded in 1950, it has maintained a consistent emphasis on the quality of its hand-made Soba noodles, which are among the Izumo region’s most famous local specialties; Heiwa Soba is so popular that it sometimes has to close early because it has run out of noodles. Besides Warigo Soba (Soba noodles served in three tires of round lacquerware), Yamakake Soba (Soba noodles topped with grated yam) and Zaru Soba (Soba noodles served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce), Heiwa Soba also serves Don (rice bowl) dishes and set meals. Heiwa Soba is located around 15 minutes’ walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway line.

    割りごそばとかつ丼が人気のお蕎麦屋さんです。たれは若干甘めですがそばとかつ丼は美味しいと思います。出雲大社から少し離れていますが県外のお客さんが行列を造り、駐車場も満杯の時が有ります。早めがお勧めです。

  • YAMADA CHIKUFUKEN HONTEN (Honmachi Shop)
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 240
    A long-standing Japanese sweet shop founded in 1885 that makes confections. They manufacture and sell a variety of Japanese and Western sweets with a focus on Genji-maki, a Tsuwano local favorite. Moist and lightly sweet, they consist of koshi-an bean paste rolled in a thin sponge cake. The sweet received the highest prize at the 23rd National Confectionery Exposition. Genji-soshi-easy to eat individually wrapped slices of Genji-maki-make the perfect Tsuwano gift. Other popular items include Kuri Gomon, sponge cake with a filling of sweet-simmered chestnuts and bean paste, as well as the subtly sweet confection Tsuwano Uiro (sweet rice jelly).

    津和野の和菓子で有名な源氏巻きを扱う店が10件位あるようで、店構えを見て入店。試食を頂き餡の味が甘過ぎず美味しかったので購入。10日間日持ちするとのこと。

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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