Izakaya in Yamagata


Come here to sample sake and local Yamagata specialities, such as imo nabe (potato stew) and dongara (cod), cooked in practically every possible way. The menu is on a wooden board and includes pictures. Take the fir…
Tonkatsu in Yamagata


Part of an upmarket chain restaurant specialising in tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets), this branch by the Metropolitan Hotel is highly recommended by locals for a quick feed in-between trains.
Soba in Yamagata

Sobadokoro Shōjiya

Delicious chewy udon and signature soba bowls (hot or cold) are served with simple elegance here. The accompanying tempura and miso are respectively light and tangy.