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Seven restaurants where you can enjoy Sendai’s original chilled noodles “Hiyashi-chuka”


“Hiyashi-chuka” was invented as a result of trial and error by union members of the “Sendai Chinese Cooking Association” (now “Miyagi Prefecture Chinese Beverage Life Industry Association”) in 1937 as a noodle dish to enjoy in the hot summer.
It started out having toppings such as boiled cabbage, cucumber, roasted pork, but over the years it developed into a dish that expresses the originality and ideas of each store.
This time, we will introduce shops that offer traditional tastes to unique dishes all year-round.

“Chinese restaurant Ryutei” This is the place for Hiyashi-chuka.

The toppings come in a different dish which is served beforehand. It is a dish to enjoy with a cold glass of beer.
“Ryanbanmen noodles” is a menu created by the first owner. Enjoy the historical taste.
Many customers come in search of the original flavor, so it is best to come after 1pm!

“Chinese restaurant Koryu” Traditional and simple Hiyashi-chuka.

“Koryu” was established in 1968. The most popular dish is “Original Hiyashi-chuka” (600 yen/tax included) which serves a taste unchanged since the restaurant was founded.

The sauce made of apple cider vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil and five toppings (eggs, cucumber, ham, red pickled ginger and watermelon) is standard and a familiar combination for Hiyashi-chuka.
There are five other kinds of Hiyashi-chuka. You can also enjoy their original sesame sauce that has a deep flavor.
It is a Chinese restaurant that is busy with parties. The friendly restaurant manager will greet you.

“Toyoken Honten” A decadent dish to enjoy as an appetizer or at the end of a meal.

“Toyoken Main store” is open until 4:00 am on weekdays and their “Five ingredient Hiyashi-chuka” (1,200 yen/tax included) has various toppings perfect for eating while having a drink. You can enjoy the traditional taste established in 1930.

13 toppings, mainly seafood served in the style of appetizer platter for parties.
The menu offers a variety of dishes and the restaurant is popular with families, not just as a place to have a drink.
Current restaurant manager is the third generation. This Chinese restaurant has been loved by the locals for years.

“Chinese Bitensai Saika” Satisfying taste topped with lots of jellyfish.

Established in 1925. It is a restaurant that has been loved in Sendai for more than 90 years. “Gomoku Hiyashi-chuka with jellyfish” (1,510yen/tax included) is a decadent dish with toppings of seafood such as jellyfish, shrimp, crab and steamed chicken.

Jellyfish and steamed chicken are characteristic of this dish. You can choose either Chinese sauce or sesame sauce.
You can enjoy tasty, carefully prepared seasonal dishes and course meals.
Chic styled second floor and the third floor which can be used for parties.

“Enraishan” Impressive combination of Sendai’s specialties.

Characteristic of Enraishan’s “Beef tongue Hiyashi-chuka” (1,500yen/tax included) is unique with its thin noodles and creamy sesame sauce. The restaurant is proud of its beef tongue marinated in a special sauce and steamed for two hours.

The dish provides a collaboration that cannot be tasted anywhere else. The soft beef tongue is superb!
The interior has a luxurious and elegant atmosphere. Perfect for quite occasions.
It is located in the basement of “Hotel Grand Terrace Sendai Kokubun-cho”, the biggest downtown of Tohoku. The dish is perfect for eating after drinking.

“Shinobu Shiten” Simple and not so sour, yet unique dish.

Established in 1957. Chinese noodles Shinobu’s “Hiyashi-chuka” (1bowl 650 yen, 1 and a half bowl 700yen/tax included) has a deep flavor with delicious homemade noodles and carefully made soup.

It is served like ramen, topped with handmade roasted pork, bamboo shoots and spring onions.
It is a cozy restaurant where you can see the cook cooling the noodles from your table.
The restaurant stands in a quiet place near Hirose river. The retro building is remarkable.

“Café & food Pororoca” Special Hiyashi-chuka you can enjoy in a mountain hut style interior.

“Pororoca” is famous for the food made by the mountain loving restaurant manager.
“Special Hiyashi-chuka” (1,280yen/tax included) is famous for its original ginger and mustard sauce on the noodle and the dressing of Japanese basil and grated radish blended with the toppings.

The big shrimp is remarkable, and the sauce has a long-lasting delicious taste!
The interior is designed by the restaurant manager. It has an atmosphere that is easy to enter alone.
It has a unique exterior that catches the eye of many.

All the shops we introduced provide Hiyashi-chuka all year round. Enjoy tasting original and creative Hiyashi-chuka.

Costs shown are correct as of July 31st, 2019.

1-2-10 Nishikicho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Open/11:00~14:30, 17:30~21:00 (Sundays and Public holidays 17:00~20:30)
*External link
*Only available in Japanese


2-7-15 Omachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Open/11:00~22:00(Last order 21:30)


Toyoken Honten
2-3-19 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Open/11:30~4:00(Last order 3:45)、Sundays and Public holidays 11:30~22:00(Last order 21:45)
Closed/Open all year round


2-3F Saika Bldg. 2-15-1 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Open/11:30~15:00, 17:00~22:45



B1F Toshiba Sendai Bldg. 2-2-2 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Closed/Open all year round


Shinobu Shiten
2-10 Koeji, Taihaku-ku, Sendai
Open/11:00~ Limited quantity


4-14-28 Komatsushima, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Open/11:30~21:00(Last order 20:30)、Sunday and Public Holidays 11:30~20:00(Last order 19:30)
Closed/First Saturday of every month