Restaurants The area around our Hotels is not at the center of the city, but there are quite a few good restaurants in this area. If you go to Kokubuncho, you can find numerous restaurants, and some are quite good, but some better ones are around here. The addresses are not very useful to find the locations; use the map below.1. Koban Sushi
Tel 022 222 0354 Open 11:30-4:00 17:00-22:00 Address 2-3-41 Ichibancho Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays and holidays Parking none Cards OK Budget 6000yen Located in a district reminiscent of 50's, this is a very clean and pleasant Sushi bar. If you are not sure what to oder, try 'Omakase Sendai'.
Tel 022 222 3715 Open 11:00-15:00 17:00-22:00 Address 2-8-39 Omachi Aobaku Sendai Parking None Cards No Budget 1500yen This is a place for Japanese gray noodles (soba). First floor is a soba counter, but probably you would like to go upstairs to sit at Japanese style tables. They also serve Japanese style white noodles (udon).
Tel 022 227 4527 Open 11:30-14:00 16:00-22:00 Address 2-6-26 Ichibancho Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays and holidays Parking None Cards OK Budget 3500yen This is a kind of one-pot dish cooked at table that has been eaten by Sumo-wreslers. In fact, the restaurant is owned by an ex-Sumo-wresler. Lots of vegetables and some meet in a broth. Just order 'Chanko'. Two or more people required.
Tel 022 223 1518 Open 12:00-13:30 17:00-22:00 Address 2-2-2 Omachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays Parking None Cards OK Budget 7000yen Typical up-scale Japanese counter-style restaurant. They also have separate rooms. You may want to order 'Omakase' which is about 5000yen. Located conveniently on Aoba-street.
Tel 022 268 9091 Open 11:30-13:30 17:30-23:00 Address 2-14-11 Omachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays and holidays Parking None Cards OK Budget 4000yen One pot seafood dish cooked at table. Two or more people required.
Parking None Cards No Budget 2000yen Very good seafood and sushi at reasonable price. Recommended. The only drawback is that smoking is allowed and sometimes it is too much.
7. Il Cuore
Tel 022 221 6171 Open 11:30-14:00 18:00-22:00 Address 1-15-7 Ichibancho Aobaku Sendai Closed Wednesdays Parking None Cards No Budget 4500yen Italian. Reasonable Italian at a decent price. Last time I tried, the pasta was a bit too al dente (i.e. the center was a bit hard), but otherwise it was very pleasant.
Address 2-5-3 Omachi Aobaku Sendai (2F) Cards OK Budget 4000yen Italian. You go though a small parking lot into the entrance of the building which is actually an apartment. The restaurant is on 2F. Superb pasta, and you can get a very good course at around 3500yen. It is quite surprising that one can get such a good Italian dinner in Sendai. Reservation is recommended.
Tel 022 214 6608 Open 11:30-14:00 17:30-20:00 Address 1-1-18 Omachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays and 3rd Monday of month. Parking None Cards OK Budget 4500yen French with Japanese accents. Recommended. Lunch is quite good also at around 1700yen. Reservation is recommended.
10. Petit Pois
Tel 022 265 9673 Open 11:30-13:30 18:00-20:00 Address 19-16 Omachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays Parking 2 Cards OK Budget 4500yen French with Japanese twists. Quite a lovely place facing Nishi-Koen street.
11. Table Fukuda
Tel 022 716 6818 Open 12:00-14:00 17:00-21:00 Address 6-16 Otemachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays Parking 3 Cards OK Budget 7000yen French. Good good but rather expensive. It looks almost like a nice residence from outside. More appropriate for a special dinner?
Tel 022 224 7307 Open 11:30-14:00 17:30-21:00 Address 6-16 Otemachi Aobaku Sendai Closed Sundays Parking None Cards OK Budget 5000yen French. Very small place close to Hotel Leopalace Sendai. Chef was an official cook of Japanese Embassy in Singapore. Lunch is about 1800yen. Maybe worth a try.
Open open everyday. Parking None Cards No Budget 1000yen Chinese, Selection is limited but food is good. Chinese owner and its speciality is Szechuwan.
14. Ban Thai Lanna
Tel 022 215 2815 Open 11:30-23:00, open everyday. Address 1-15-20 Ichibancho Aobaku Sendai Parking None Cards No Budget 3000yen Quite genuine Thai cooking by Thai chef.