Watari Arahama わたり あら浜

This popular restaurant serves delightful local cuisine of all four seasons. Lots of gastronomes love its “Hokki clam rice” in spring, “Shako prawn rice” in summer, “Harako (salmon and salmon roe) rice” in autumn, and most of all, the winter’s specialty “Steamed rice with oysters”, which is a limited-time menu until the end of March. The oysters spread in a box-shaped steamer is a must-see.

“Steamed rice with oysters” (1,620 yen). Large oysters laid in tight formation on rice cooked with oyster broth are just irresistible. Dip the oysters in the homemade, richly-flavored miso, made from oyster paste and Sendai miso.

This is the second restaurant to originate in Arahama Watari-cho in Miyagi prefecture. After an temporary closure due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, this restaurant was reopened this January in the same location. Many of the regular customers have come back, appreciating the owner’s commitment.

Watari Arahama
1-10-15 1F Saito-bldg., Hon-cho Aoba-ku, Sendai
TEL: 022-335-2585
Open: 11:30 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00 (11:30 - 14:00, 17:30 - 22:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and days before national holidays)
Closed: Mondays (Open on a holiday, succeeded by a Monday closing)