Kasumi-cho, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture offers a rich assortment of delicacies from the mountains and seas. The izakaya pub Yamagata specialty Hanazen serves a variety of local Yamagata cuisine, from classic fare to more rare dishes. The interior design is based on natural wood patterns, and it has a relaxing atmosphere that evokes a hint of nostalgia. We take great care so that guests can enjoy the space as well, adorning it with traditional Japanese decor. At a restaurant like this, guests can enjoy Shonai seafood sourced every morning, wild vegetables from within the prefecture, and more. Another attraction is Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients that change daily. The selection of accompanying alcoholic drinks features a selection of sake sourced from all over Japan, with a focus on local sake from Yamagata. More than 70 kinds! We hope that guests will enjoy a pairing that complements the food and suits their tastes. When out sightseeing, please stop by our restaurant.
Yamagata has many local dishes like imoni and karakaini, and part of the appeal of our restaurant is that guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes. Even within Japan, the culture and customs vary by region. Having come all the way to Yamagata, please be sure to try some of this region's finest dishes. We will surprise and excite you!
“Imonikai” (imoni parties) are a seasonal event held throughout the Tohoku region. Imoni is a type of hot pot cuisine made with a root vegetable called satoimo, and the flavor differs slightly by area even within Yamagata. At our restaurant, we make it with a light soy-sauce based flavor.
*All listed prices are excluding tax.
"Yakko" Cubed Tofu 450yen
Dashi Yakko and Dashi Rice, traditional Yamagata home cooking. Natto, kombu kelp and a mixture of finely chopped ginger, eggplant, perilla leaf, and cucumber are added to dashi broth and served on top of tofu or steamed rice. Add soy sauce or shichimi spices to taste and enjoy.
We source our horse sashimi directly from Shirataka, an area on the Mogami River famous for its horses. We serve carefully selected thigh meat, which is is lean also on the inside. Add garlic dressed with slightly sweet soy sauce or ginger to taste and enjoy.
We source authentic soba noodles from Sakai Seimen in Yamagata. They are made to suit our customers’ preferences for thickness and texture, etc. This dish is a uniquely Japanese delicacy.
Our lineup of sake includes more than 70 varieties. If you have trouble deciding, please be sure to order local Yamagata sake. We source seasonal sake from three sake brewers in Yamagata Prefecture. For those who want to compare different varieties, we recommend the tasting size. Please discover which of our vast selection of Japanese sake you like!
We have a total of 20 "horigotatsu" (sunken table) seats. You can stretch your legs and take it easy.
We have a total of 12 "ozashiki" (tatami floor seating) seats, and it can be connected to the sunken table seating. We can accommodate up to 40 people, so please consider us for large gatherings.
Table seating is recommended for small, casual drinking parties. Table seating can accommodate up to 10 people.
Our popular private rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. Please make reservations in advance.
Our counter has a total of six seats. Please enjoy chatting with the proprietor in this cozy Japanese-style space.