Hirosaki restaurants

Top Choice Food Hall in Hirosaki

Kadare Yokochō

In the evening university students flock to this nondescript office building housing eight tiny restaurants, most doubling as bars. It's a lively local hang-out. Hinata-bokko (日向ぼっこ), with the orange noren curtains,…
Chinese in Hirosaki

Rairai-ken

On the southern side of Hirosaki-kōen, Rairai-ken is a lovely little Chinese restaurant in the temple district. There are lots of vegetarian options, including dark-green yasai itame (stir-fried vegetables) and a to…
French in Hirosaki

Yamakazi

One of the fanciest establishments in Hirosaki, this elegant restaurant offers French-inspired banquets, many including the chef's famous 'miracle' cold apple soup. Apple also features heavily in the other dishes, w…
Japanese in Hirosaki

Kikufuji

A true local restaurant offering a variety of set meals of hearty stews and delicate seafood concoctions. There's also an extensive list of Aomori sake, which you can try in an otameshi (sampler) set of three. Paper…
Japanese Curry in Hirosaki

Curry House Hōryū

Nearly 50 years of churning out sweet, creamy curries has led to mastery of spice and consistency at Curry House Hōryū. It's remarkably cheap and draws a steady crowd despite the quiet area. The menu is easy to unde…
Cafe in Hirosaki

Manchan

In business since 1929 this old-fashioned cake and tea shop is said to be the oldest in Tōhoku. Expect to see arty types with pen in hand (or finger on screen), nibbling on a slice of famed apple pie coddled in crea…
Spanish in Hirosaki

Al Porto

Hirosaki mightn't be the first place that comes to mind when you think of paella, but you can nonetheless find a pretty decent one here, along with tapas-style dishes and an excellent wine list. The prime corner loc…