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Wanko Soba Azumaya

“Wanko” in Wanko Soba is a dialect of Iwate Prefecture that means a wooden bowl. It is said that wanko originated from the fact that it served in small bowls in small amounts each time to serve a large amount of boiled in Morioka and Hanamaki, where there are a tradition of hospitality with soba. Visitors compete for the number of bowls with a server’s chants "Jan Jan, Don Don," while serving.

Established in 1907, Azumaya has been popular as a soba noodle shop in Nakanohashidori downtown area by offering not only soba, but also a variety of menus such as katsudon (pork cutlet rice bowl) and tendon (tempura rice bowl). Both the exterior appearance and the interior are historical, it is a building that you can taste Japanese-style and enjoy Morioka’s popular specialty Wanko Soba.


Name Azumaya Main Restaurant
Web Sites http://www.wankosoba-azumaya.co.jp/foreigner/english/
Address 1-8-3 Nakanohashidori, Morioka-shi, Iwate
Business Hours 11:00 to 15:30, 17:00 to 20:00 (Last order)
Inquiries TEL:019-622-2252

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