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Where to Wine & Dine in Sendai - Northeastern Japan's Culinary Paradise!

Where to Wine & Dine in Sendai - Northeastern Japan's Culinary Paradise!

Date published: 13 August 2021

Even for fans of Japanese food and drink who think they know their stuff, Sendai’s exquisite cuisine culture remains a hidden gem largely unnoticed by the rest of the world.

We’re here to set the record straight and let you in on the secrets of Sendai - from seafood dishes of unsurpassable freshness, melt-in-your-mouth Sendai beef, and plenty of sublime sake! If you think you know everything about Japanese food, just wait until you see our collection of articles covering the gastronomic wonders of Sendai!

5 Mouthwatering Reasons to Visit Japan's Secret Sendai City!

5 Mouthwatering Reasons to Visit Japan's Secret Sendai City!

Located in Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai hosts a wealth of incredible local dishes with a stellar reputation throughout the country. Gyutan-yaki and Zunda Mochi are just some of the intriguing local delicacies you can find lurking in the area. If you're wondering what on Earth those are, this introductory article covering Sendai Station’s gourmet hotspots is the perfect place to start!

We Asked a Sendai Nihonshu Specialist to Spill the Beans on Tohoku Sake!

We Asked a Sendai Nihonshu Specialist to Spill the Beans on Tohoku Sake!

Nihonshu, better known as sake, is a term in Japan encompassing a wide range of Japanese rice wines. As one would expect, good sake is all about the quality of rice and water, making Tohoku, one of Japan's best-known rice-producing areas, the natural home for a multitude of beloved sake brands with numerous accolades.

Being the largest city in the region, Sendai is where the sake of Tohoku converges. Join us as we embark on a journey to get to know sake culture with the help of Mr. Tsukasa Aoya, the owner of Hatago restaurant and an accredited sake specialist!

The Finest Sendai Beef! 3 Yakiniku Restaurants Near Sendai Station with Amazing Affordable Grilled Beef

The Finest Sendai Beef! 3 Yakiniku Restaurants Near Sendai Station with Amazing Affordable Grilled Beef

Miyagi Prefecture is the home of “Sendai Gyū,” a local beef celebrated amongst Japanese gourmands for its perfect balance of fat and muscle. In addition to local cuts of Sendai Beef, yakiniku restaurants in Sendai City offer a plethora of other meat varieties, all at reasonable prices. In the article below, we’ll be covering some of the best yakiniku shops near Sendai Station for a taste of the local flavor!

Sendai’s Iroha Yokocho: 3 Sendai Restaurants for a Taste of Tohoku!

Sendai’s Iroha Yokocho: 3 Sendai Restaurants for a Taste of Tohoku!

Lined with small shops and eateries, Sendai’s Iroha Yokocho bustles with locals and sightseers seeking a fix of renowned local cuisine.

We dived into the alleyways of Iroha Yokocho to find three casual establishments serving up an authentic taste of Miyagi Prefecture. From stand-and-eat bars with the finest oysters to restaurants using only local produce, your evening in Sendai is sure to be successfully satisfying!

Awesome Street Food: Top 5 Sendai Snacks You Won’t Be Able to Live Without!

Awesome Street Food: Top 5 Sendai Snacks You Won’t Be Able to Live Without!

Unlike other Japanese cities, the locals of Sendai love eating while walking, which is reflected in their hand-held pick-me-ups like ‘zundamochi’ and ‘kamaboko.’

The city is packed with ‘tabearuki gourmet’ (food eaten while walking), making it ideal for busy travelers without the time and budget for a sit-down meal. If you’re a gourmand planning a Sendai adventure on the move, read all about what’s on offer here!

Sendai: Tohoku’s Cuisine Capital

The vast expanse of Japan’s northern Tohoku region is packed with unique delights covering almost every town and city.

For those without the time to thoroughly explore each one, the tastes and cultures of Tohoku all converge in the city of Sendai, allowing busy sightseers a smorgasbord of local flavors without extensive travel.

If you’ve tried the okonomiyaki of Hiroshima, or the miso ramen of Sapporo, and are looking for a fresh taste, Sendai is sure to become your newest best friend!

Written by:

Steve Csorgo

Steve Csorgo

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve currently lives in Niigata City, two hours north-west of Tokyo. His passions include discovering local sake, dining at interesting restaurants and travelling as much of Japan as possible.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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