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Bashoan Soba

農民そばや芭蕉庵 | Bashoan Soba

Delicious soba, a warm atmosphere, tranquil scenery, and Jiro the Shiba Inu

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Photo by Jason Jetnarayan

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  • Jason Jetnarayan

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    Last Update
    February 7, 2019

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  • Bashoan was named after the mizubasho flower which grows in Miyagi and Yamagata. It is perhaps the most famous soba restaurant in a town known for soba restaurants. Bashoan was established by Masuhiro Yamada in 1999 after founding his own buckwheat farm and spending five years mastering the art of soba making. The idea for Bashoan was conceived as a way to help resolve Shichikashuku’s declining population issue and reinvigorate the town through the cultivation of buckwheat.

    As you drive along the scenic Route 113 towards Yamagata, you’re likely to encounter a queue of people waiting for soba at Bashoan. That’s okay, as in the meantime, Yamada-san’s pair of Shiba Inu dogs Jiro and Sumomo will entertain you. The view of the Shiroishi River flowing past the restaurant’s windows is spectacular and perfectly complements the food.

    The soba is made from scratch with ingredients sourced from the buckwheat farms of Shichikashuku. The menu consists of set meals featuring soba served in a variety of ways: hot, cold, even duck soba. They also offer a special dessert made of fried tofu and soba flour.

    My personal favorite is the Zen Soba Set which includes a serving of cold soba accompanied by Bashoan’s special tsuyu dipping sauce and condiments, plus nimono and tsukemono sides. What I think makes this place so special is the warm, homey atmosphere created by the Yamada family who serve some of the best soba you can find in Miyagi. And of course, a visit with my friend Jiro.

    WEBSITEhttps://soba-basyoan.com/

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ADDRESS

5-1 Minamiurahata, Shichikashuku, Katta-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-0658

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

None

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

CLOSED DAYS

Fridays (December–March only)

PHONE

0224-37-3223

Food & Drink Details

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

No

HALAL

No

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MENU

No

NON-SMOKING

Yes

TABLE CHARGE

No

LUNCH HOURS

11:00–15:00

LUNCH LAST ORDER

15:00

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