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 far side of Hirosaki-kōen coming from the station, 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 v…
Modern French in Hirosaki

Yamakazi

This impressive establishment morphs from patisserie by day to casual French dining at night. Solo patrons can sip coffee at the wooden bar, while others enjoy the highly recommended five-course set meals on red tab…
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…
Tapas in Hirosaki

Al Porto

Occupying a prime corner locale, this relaxed tapas-style restaurant does a decent set lunch and has an excellent wine list. In the evening the smaller dishes come out – cured meats, bread sticks, raw fish and the l…
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 cre…