Top 10 Japanese food in Hachimantai, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

December 11, 2019 Roseanne Arnett

Find out what Japanese restaurants to try in Hachimantai including Appi Shikikan Saito, Sawa, Nanashigure, Maruhatsu Restaurant, Hachimantai Sancho Rest House Snack Corner, Takahashi, Iwate-Yama Service Area (Inbound) Restaurant, Herikutsu, Matchan Ichiba, Hotel Appi Grand Japanese and Local Cuisine Nanashigure
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10. Hotel Appi Grand Japanese and Local Cuisine Nanashigure

117-17 Appikogen All Season Resort Appi Hotel Appi Grand Main Bldg. 2F, Hachimantai 028-7396 Iwate Prefecture Japanese +81 195-73-5011

Reviewed By kazuhi-w

宿泊した際に選べる朝食会場の一つです。他はビュッフェで混み合っていますがこちらは落ち着いてゆっくり和食をいただくことができました。ゆっくり食べたい方にはこちらがおすすめです。

9. Matchan Ichiba

2-512 Matsuo Yoriki, Hachimantai Iwate Prefecture Japanese, International Breakfast, Lunch +81 195-78-3002 http://www.iwatetabi.jp/spot/detail/03214/1505.html
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3 based on 11 reviews

Matchan Ichiba

Reviewed By Kazuki K

A cozy market that sell fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables. The volcano museum of Hachimantai is right beside this facility. English and Chinese brochures are available.

8. Herikutsu

Dendo, Hachimantai 028-7112 Iwate Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 195-75-0724
Herikutsu

Reviewed By Kazuki K

I went there a few weeks ago. That was a shame I hadn't found this restaurant before! The atmosphere, the taste of soba were just great! That's where I do recommend. The old couple makes you feel like you're in another parents house, welcoming you from your long trip.

7. Iwate-Yama Service Area (Inbound) Restaurant

1-47 Dai-2 Chiwari Hirakasa, Hachimantai 028-7113 Iwate Prefecture Japanese +81 195-75-0641 https://www.driveplaza.com/sapa/1040/1040386/1/shop_menu.html
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3 based on 18 reviews

Iwate-Yama Service Area (Inbound) Restaurant

Reviewed By MMMMOK

余り大きくないサービスエリアでしたが、店内のフードコートは充実の内容でした。オフシーズンの朝とあってか、そもそもの利用者が少なく、オーダー後の料理サービスもスムーズでした。客席数はそれなりに多いようでしたが、多客時には混雑しそうな感じがしました。

6. Takahashi

25 Jiwari 47-6 Tairadate Dai, Hachimantai Iwate Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 195-74-2232
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4 based on 6 reviews

Takahashi

Reviewed By jeffreysmith003

The atmosphere in Takahashi is very Japanese, it would be a great spot for foreigners to visit to get a feel for a traditional restaurant. There is lots of wooden walls and decoration that breaks up the restaurant into separate rooms. There are private tatami rooms to eat in as well as a diner type room. The food here is also delicious. I had a pork fillet meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. For about 1000 yen, the meal had about 5 plates, was presented elegantly and tasted delicious.

5. Hachimantai Sancho Rest House Snack Corner

1-28 Kashiwadai, Hachimantai 028-7303 Iwate Prefecture Japanese +81 195-78-3500 http://www.hachimantai.or.jp/rest_house/
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3 based on 20 reviews

Hachimantai Sancho Rest House Snack Corner

Reviewed By Kazuki K

It's located at the peak of Mt. Hachimantai, a border of Akita and Iwate. It's kind of like a hub to hike around. You can park your car there, and then start your hike to the trails. There is an recently discovored spot called "Dragon Eye" as well. It's seen only in early summer, from the end of May to early June. Look up on Trip8 website for more details. you also can rent boots in this rest house.

4. Maruhatsu Restaurant

66-6 Chiwari, 25th Obuke, Hachimantai 028-7111 Iwate Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 195-76-4658 http://trip8.jp/seeanddo/maruhatsu
Maruhatsu Restaurant

Reviewed By StrictlyOurOpinion

A 5 min walk from the JR Obuke Station where the night tour bus from Appi Grand Hotel dropped us off. The restaurant is located on a side lane. It is only a small traditional Japanese shop with 6-8 counter seats & 3 small tables. The restauranteur only spoke Japanese. We ordered ramen and took a punt on what was offered! He scooped a big ladle of ready broth into a hot wok with minced garlic and boiled the ramen in another pot of boiling water. Cooked the ramen al dante by pinch testing, then rationed equally into the bowls. Hot seasoned broth was poured into the cooked ramen, topped with sliced pork and garnishing. All simply and beautifully executed as we watched across the counter.It opens from 6pm for dinner and closes when the special broth is sold out. Early dinner was our preferred time as smoking diners tend to arrive at peak time. Bowl of ramen was satisfying, especially in cold weather. The special broth tasted delicious and wholesome.Cost approx ¥1100 for 2ppl.

3. Nanashigure

2F Appikogen, Hachimantai 028-7306 Iwate Prefecture Japanese Dinner +81 195-73-5010
Nanashigure

Reviewed By StrictlyOurOpinion

Our favourite restaurant at Appi Grand Hotel. Not hard to frequent it almost daily during our week stay at the resort. Service was exceptional with attentive & polite staff. Special thanks to Fukuoda-San who literally took out her translator phone to help explain the menu in English. Breakfast was a set meal, with other condiments offered as buffet style (drinks, Appi yoghurt & milk, tinned (IXL or Golden Circle?!!) fruits, fresh tofu, porridge).Set meals seem to be the diners' preference, so were the local grilled specialties -Maesawa beef (absolutely delicious as they melted in the mouth) and local pork & chicken. Possibly organic with the local farms supplying the produce! Snow crab legs were the obvious choice for Orientals but we preferred the crab meat salad instead.Our favourite picks were from the a la carte menu (izakaya style) which suited our enjoyment with the local Iwate sake (Asabiraki Yui No Ka & Nambu Bijin). Simple deep fried & grilled pork loin, 3 kinds of tofu, carpaccio salad with salmon, salad with local deep fried chicken, sashimi, fried globefish, all absolutely delicious. No dessert menu was sighted so we strolled to the hotel shop for Appi Farm ice cream for a mere ¥300 each. Coffee flavoured was our choice!

2. Sawa

21 Jiwari 50-3 Obuke Dai 21 Chiwari, Hachimantai Iwate Prefecture Japanese, International Lunch, Dinner +81 195-76-2885
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5 based on 9 reviews

Sawa

Reviewed By StrictlyOurOpinion

Visited this local restaurant on a night tour from Appi Kogen. It is located near Fuga Park. Non English speaking serving staff but we had basic Japanese food words and they did us justice. Food was simple and delicious. We had sashimi (simply sliced with little precision - it is not a hatted restaurant after all), Karaage chicken and hot sake, the bill was ¥2300. A real bargain from resort restaurants' prices. Note we had ramen in another restaurant half hour before so it really was a top-up...Other customers were local folks and service was swift and no fuss. Just be prepared to call out "sumimasen" for the server's attention.We were lucky as dined reasonably early thus avoided smoking diners who arrived after us. Would love to try out other local restaurants in town for the rest of our stay but smoking seems to be the acceptable norm in restaurants and bars in town.

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1. Appi Shikikan Saito

254-9 Akasakata, Hachimantai 028-7554 Iwate Prefecture Japanese Lunch +81 195-72-5344 http://saito-appi.jp/index.html
Appi Shikikan Saito

Reviewed By popo2014

ランチと入浴に利用。店内も浴室もモダンな雰囲気で綺麗です。メニューは、ハンバーグ、ビーフシチュー、海鮮丼と、あと1つ。コーヒーとお茶がセルフサービスでおかわり自由でした。口コミ評価がとても高いので、期待していましたが、味は普通。お湯も、名湯が数あるこのエリアでは、面白みに欠けます。きれいな設えな上に、ランチ入浴付きなのですから、泉質の文句を言うべきではないのかもしれませんが。全体の雰囲気はとても良く、CPも良いです。カップルや女性客には良いと思いました。ランチで地元の味を求めるなら、よそに行ったほうがいいです。でも、料理の力量はランチでなく、宿泊しないとわからないのかもしれません。

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