Three restaurants in Tokyo are serving up the rustic flavors of northern cuisine: Here is what’s on the menu…

Yurihonjo Sakaba


This restaurant specializes in fare originating from Yurihonjo City, on the southern sea side of Akita Prefecture. Yurihonjo City is famous for nearby Mt. Chokai and the rich farmlands that surround it, which are the source of the colorful, Akita-grown produce that is delivered directly to the restaurant fresh every morning.

Don’t miss the traditional “lion dancing” show that takes place every night at 8 pm.

Address: 2-4-6 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6895-5544
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A full range of Akita’s regional cuisines can be found on the menu of this impressively decorated Ginza eatery. You can be sure that your meal will be authentic and comprehensive—not only with regard to food, but also with drinks: the well stocked establishment features an expansive collection of sake from around the whole region as well.
Whether you’re dining alone, with a friend, or in a big group, all options are catered for: bar counter seats and private rooms are available.

Address: 6F Ginza Seiwa Building No.3, 1-5-6 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3574-1161
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Enjoy food from each of the 25 cities and villages in Akita Prefecture right here in Tokyo, just three minutes’ walk from Hamamatsu Station.

With everything from the well-known traditional dishes right through to a selection of more adventurous and rare local delicacies, you definitely won’t be disappointed with the choices available.

As with any great Akita meal, sake is also plentiful. And it’s not just any sake—the only varieties served here are ranked as junmai-shu, meaning that they have been produced without added alcohol or sugar.

Address: B1F Koshin Building, 1-16-7 Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6870-7788
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