“Miso dengaku” is a local dish of tofu and vegetables coated with a miso-based sauce and eaten throughout Japan, but the one here in Aizu is unique in that it consists of tofu, konnyaku, and rice cakes coated with red miso paste, sugar, and various spices, and grilled over a charcoal fire.
Mitsutaya was a miso specialty store founded in 1834, and now offers miso dengaku in a retro restaurant converted from a miso warehouse. Miso grilled over charcoal in “irori” (sunken hearth) is crispy and appetizing.
January – March: Every Wednesdays
April – December: The 1st/2nd/3rd Wednesdays
*Open if it is a national holiday.
10:30 am – 4:30 pm (Last order time: 4:20 pm)
300 yen for one skewer
(As of February 2023)
How to say in Japanese
Mitsutaya (restaurant name): 満田屋 (みつたや/mitsutaya)
miso dengaku (food name): 味噌田楽 (みそでんがく/miso dengaku)
1-1-25, Omachi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, 965-0042, Fukushima (Google Maps)
7 minutes walk from JR Nanukamachi Station
1 minute walk from the nearest bus stop, “七日町白木屋前 (Nanukamachi Shirokiya Mae)” (Haikara-san Tourist Bus)