Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba: An Authentic Restaurant in Aomori

About Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba

Nestled in the heart of Aomori lies Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba, a true culinary treasure waiting to be discovered. It’s not just any restaurant—it’s a cozy haven where you can indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine. Picture yourself stepping into this inviting spot, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and immersing yourself in a world of exquisite flavors. Here, they take pride in making their own soba noodles, and let me tell you, they’re something truly special. From the moment you walk in, the aroma of freshly ground buckwheat fills the air, setting the stage for a memorable dining experience. At Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba, they uphold the values of tradition and quality, ensuring that every dish served is a true delight for the senses.

Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba Signboard Banner
Horoka’s Signboard Banner

Getting There

The shop is right smack in the city centre of Aomori. There’s no reason why you would be taking any other mode of transport except walking. It takes about 5 mins from the gates of JR Aomori Station. Be sure to check out the fresh produce stalls along the way. Aomori is known for apples, and have touted themselves as best in Japan. Be sure to grab an apple along the way! Also, be sure to check out the Nebuta Museum WA RASSE right beside the train station for some immersive cultural experience!

An Amazing Lunch at Horoka, Japanese Buckwheat Soba

As we stepped into the shop, we were greeted by a walkway filled with wooden pillars. I would imagine that it is a very popular shop because there were seats along this walkway. Surprising it was 12pm and yet the restaurant was empty. Perhaps it was winter and nobody wanted to get outside. The interior of the restaurant was very cosy too! As with all Japanese restaurants, you wouldn’t expect the seating capacity to be huge. Hence the waiting chairs outside.

Aomori Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba
Horoka’s Entrance Walkway
Aomori Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba
Interior of Horoka

And of course the restaurant is a specialty shop, they only sold hot or cold soba, or a combo of rice with soba. The toppings are really the only thing you could choose, which is largely tempura style. Needless to say, while at a soba shop, we got to have soba. We took a hot and cold one, so that we could get a taste of the best of both worlds. What’s more, the total bill added up to 2,080 yen! It was budget friendly and yet one of the most amazing soba experience we’ve had. Thumbs up, and definitely a must-go if you are in Aomori.

Aomori Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba
Cold soba on the left, hot soup on the right

Information About Horoka Japanese Buckwheat Soba

Address: Japan, 〒030-0801 Aomori, Shinmachi, 1 Chome−8−8 アセントビル 102
Opening Hours: 11am to 2pm for lunch, and 5pm to 8pm for dinner
Website: https://horokanai.amebaownd.com/
Nearest Train Station: JR Aomori