Photo by Monder Rehamnia

Photo by Monder Rehamnia

Photo by Monder Rehamnia

  • Yahataya offers a full Japanese dining experience regardless of dietary restriction, including vegetarian and Muslim-friendly meals. Since its opening in 1913, Yahataya’s policy has always been to provide its clients with traditional yet customizable meals for all seasons and tastes. Unfortunately, the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 did not spare Yahataya, and their building was completely destroyed. The restaurant was reconstructed the following year and continues its hundred-year tradition to this day.

    The walk from Ishinomaki Station to Yahataya is short and pleasant, along one of the city’s nostalgic shopping streets. We were immediately struck by the restaurant’s charming shrine-like entrance and stepping-stone approach. The interior is Japanese style, simple and elegant, with a traditional tatami mat room on the first floor and a space for groups upstairs.

    The place is best known for its unagi (eel) dishes. Their signature halal item is the Hitakami bento, which uses select local ingredients from the city, including fresh oysters from the nearby bay, locally harvested parsley, whelks, fish and maitake mushrooms. It also comes with the restaurant’s popular crab dumpling. You can discuss other halal and vegetarian options when you call to make a reservation.

    Local Voice

    The service was great and we really enjoyed both the Hitakami bento and teriyaki chicken. For dessert, we were served maruken oranges from Wakayama Prefecture. These oranges are so popular in Ishinomaki that they make the news whenever they hit the market.

  • Last Update
    February 6, 2019

    Area Sanriku Coast

Details

ADDRESS

2-8-23 Chuo, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi-ken

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

12-minute walk from Ishinomaki Station (Senseki Line, Senseki-Tohoku Line, Ishinomaki Line)

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted

LANGUAGES

The staff speaks only Japanese, but the menu is available in 7 languages: English, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Korean, French, Russian, & Thai.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

CLOSED DAYS

Irregular

PHONE

0225-22-0138

OFFICIAL URL

http://www.i-yahataya.com/

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

Yes

HALAL

Yes

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MENU

Yes

NON-SMOKING

No

TABLE CHARGE

No

LUNCH HOURS

12:00–14:00

LUNCH LAST ORDER

14:00

DINNER HOURS

17:30–20:00

DINNER LAST ORDER

20:00