The 10 Best Places to Eat in Iwate, Japan

There are famous sightseeing spots such as Chusonji Konjikido and Jyodogahama in Iwate. You may think lots of traditional local food when you think of food in Iwate. Today, we would like to introduce food to eat in Iwate, top 10. Please enjoy!


1. Pairon honten

1. Pairon honten
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“Pairon honten” is located at 17 minutes from Morioka station by foot. Pairon is famous for where jyajyamen started which is one of the three famous noodle in Morioka.

Jyajyamen is warm flat noodle with meat miso, garlic, vinegar and spicy oil. When you finish eating, don’t forget to drink chitan soup which you add egg!

■Information
Name: Pairon
Address: 5-15 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate
Phone: +81-19-624-2247
Access: 17 minutes from Morioka station by foot

Map: Map to Pairon

2. Azumaya

2. Azumaya
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It is located at 4 minutes from JR Morioka station by taxi. Wankosoba is food you should eat in Iwate. They serve wanko soba at Azumaya. They cook the soup for long time.

It is fun to see how many bowls you can eat. But also don’t forget to taste taking time. This restaurant is also famous for good noodle. Also Katsudon is loved by local people. If you are still hungry, please try!

■Information
Name: Azumaya
Address: 1-8-3 Nakanohashidori, Morioka, Iwate
Phone: +81-19-622-2252
Time: 11:00~ 15:30/ 17:00~ 20:00
Access: 10 minutes from Morioka station by taxi

Website: http://www.wankosoba-azumaya.co.jp/
Map: Map to Azumaya

3. Seiroukaku

3. Seiroukaku
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It is located at 2 minutes from JR Morioka station north exit by foot. Seiroukaku is a restaurant that you can eat local food near the station. Cold noodle is famous in Morioka. Their noodle is strong and smooth. They use cow tail for soup.

You can choose the level of spice. Topping are changed depends on the seasons. You should order yakiniku with cold noodle. They have lots of types of beef. This is the place you can enjoy with your family!

■Information
Name: Seiroukaku
Address: 15-5 Moriokaekimaedori, Morioka, Iwate
Phone: +81-19-654-8752
Time: 11:00~ 26:00
Access: 2 minutes from Morioka station by foot

Website: http://www.gen-plaza.com/
Map: Map to Seiroukaku

4. Chokurian

4. Chokurian
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Chokurian is a soba restaurant that is located at 10 minutes from Morioka station by taxi. If you hear soba in Morioka, you might think wanko soba but there are lots of menu at this place.

Local people usually order soba with rice bowl. If you want to enjoy soba in Morioka, this is the good place to visit.

■Information
Name: Chokurian
Address: 1-12-13 Nakanohashidori, morioka, Iwate
Phone: +81-19-624-0441
Time: 11:00~ 21:00
Close: Wednesday
Access: 10 minutes from Morioka station by car

Website: http://www.chokurian.com/
Map: Map to Chokurian

5. Maesawagyu Ogata Ajigogoro

5. Maesawagyu Ogata Ajigogoro
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You will see a big building if you walk about 15 minutes from Tohoku line Maesawa station. Maesawagyu Ogata Ajigogoro has meat store on the first floor and restaurant on the second floor.

They closed after the earthquake but they re opened. You can enjoy many kinds of beef meal such as Ishiyaki steak, Ishiyaki Yakiniku, sukiyaki, or shabushabu. Lots of people visit from hiraizumi too. If you want to eat good beef in Iwate, please visit!

■Information
Name: Maesawagyu Ogata Ajigogoro
Address: 102-4 Togasaki, Maesawa, Oushu, Iwate
Phone: +81-197-47-4129
Time: 11:30~ 15:00/ 17:00~ 21:00
Close: Thursday
Access: 13 minutes from Maesawa station by foot

Website: http://www.maesawagyuogata.com/
Map: Map to Maesawagyu Ogata Ajigogoro

6. Marukan building Daishokudo

6. Marukan building Daishokudo
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Marukan department store has closed in June 2016. The restaurant that was popular in the department store re opened in February 2017 as Marukan building daishokudo. Lots of people from Iwate or other prefectures visit to enjoy the taste from old days.

Their most popular menu is soft icecream that you eat with chopsticks or spoon. It is long size. They also have teishoku or other sweets. It is a restaurant that is loved by local people.

■Information
Name: Marukan building Daishokudo
Address: 6-2 Kamicho, hanamaki, Iwate
Phone: +81-198-29-5588
Time: 11:00~ 18:30
Close: Wednesday
Accesss: 15 minutes from Hanamaki station by foot

Map: Map to Marukan building Daishokudo

7. Yamanekoken

7. Yamanekoken
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“Yamanekoken” is located near Miyazawa Kenji memorial museum in Hanamaki. It is a western restaurant that is imaged “Chumonnoooi restaurant” by Kenji Miyazawa. It is hard to go there without car but it is always crowded so we suggest you to book if you go.

Their popular menu is “Yamaneko suiton set”. Suiton is local food in Iwate that will warm you up. It will come with cooked rice ball and salad. Also their curry is good too. It is worth going!

■Information
Name: Yamanekoken
Address: 3-161-33 Yazawa, Hanamaki, Iwate
Phone: +81-198-31-2231
Time: 9:00~ 17:00
Access: 4 minutes from Shin hanamaki station by car

Website: https://www.yamanekoken.jp/
Map: Map to Yamanekoken

8. Kuramoto restaurant Sekinoichi

8. Kuramoto restaurant Sekinoichi
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Sekinoichi is located at 10 minutes from Ichinoseki station Iwate by foot. Lots of people from sightseeing spots in Hiraizumi visit too. You can drink local beer.

Also you can eat local food called Mochi and Hatto. Kaho Mochizen is the famous menu that you eat with 9 kinds of sauce and ozone. Hatto is made by flour and eat with seasonal vegetables. Please enjoy!

■Information
Name: Kuramoto restaurant Sekinoichi
Address: 5-42 Tamura, Ichinoseki, Iwate
Phone: +81-191-21-1144
Time: 11:00~ 21:00
Access: 10 minutes from Ichinoseki station by foot

Website: http://sekinoichi.co.jp/
Map: Map to Kuramoto restaurant Sekinoichi

9. Kiraku

9. Kiraku
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Kiraku is popular for ramen. They close randomly so people don’t know when it is opened. It is far from JR Tono station so we suggest you to go by car.

Even though, you may want to go this place as it is said where they started Goemon ramen. They use thick noodle and use spice as topping. They also have other menu such as Chinese rice. Please visit!

■Information
Name: Kiraku
Address: 20-4 Dobuchi 22, Dobuchi, Tono, Iwate
Phone: +81-198-62-2045
Access: 8 minutes from Tono station by car

Map: Map to Kiraku

10. Jingisukan no Anbe

10. Jingisukan no Anbe
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“Jingisukan no Anbe” is a Mongolian BBQ restaurant that is located at 12 minutes from Tono station by foot. Mongolian BBQ in Tono, Iwate is famous but Anbe has opened in 1955, they also sell online too.

You can eat good lamb at this place. If you come to Iwate for sightseeing, please visit!

■Information
Name: Jingisukan no Anbe
Address: 2-4-12 Hayase, Tono, Iwate
Phone: +81-198-62-4077
Time: 10:00~ 19:00
Close: Thursday
Access: 12 minutes from Tono station by foot

Website: http://www.anbe.jp/
Map: Map to Jingisukan no Anbe

Let’s eat good food in Iwate!

Today we introduced places to eat in Iwate top 10. Have you found the one you want to go? Iwate is the biggest prefecture in main island of Japan, so there are lots of sightseeing spots and good food in Iwate. Please visit!




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