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Yamaya Ryokan's Noodle Shop

This family run eatery serves no nonsense Akita cuisine in a simple setting that is more like your aunt’s kitchen than a temple to fine dining. If you are hungry, iconic Akita dishes such as the Kiritanpo Set Meal is available at 1950 yen. It is an unique way to try Akita’s famous komachi rice on a stick. I tried another iconic local dish called Inaniwa Udon at 950 yen. Until the modern era in the late nineteenth century, Inaniwa Udon was quite rare, being consumed mainly by the Imperial Household and it can be difficult to buy in the markets at that time. Being flat and rectangular, it looks a bit like Vietnamese pho noodles.

Kagura Restaurant at Hotel Richmond

Washoku Kanraku at the Richmond hotel is a perfect place to learn how to eat fish the Akita way. The peaceful music here perfectly complements the décor, which can be described as Sweden meets Japan. No bright ukiyo e designs, just simple and easy on the eye.