Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • SEE BiRDS CAFE
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Asahichou 1-3-20
    The bright, open atmosphere of the Sea Birds Café, with its glass wall, has the feel of a resort and is popular for its unusual open scenery and design as if the café is floating on water. The café has an extensive menu and is available for parties and wedding parties. During the day there is a space for children to play so is a great place for lunch for families. It is directly connected to JR Hitachi Station.

    This little cafe at JR Hitachi Station has great panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, with a seaside highway running right in front of it. The day I went, the weather was not very good and the sky...

  • Bakery Couronne Tsukuba
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Matsunoki 152-40
    This chain of bread bakeries is primarily located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture; this particular location is situated in Matsunoki, Tsukuba City. Outside, the bakery's exterior gives it a warm and inviting atmosphere; inside, visitors will find a large variety of breads. The establishment has a terrace seating area with 15 seats where, on sunny days, patrons can enjoy a baked good fresh out of the oven. The bakery's breads are basic made with great care using pure, safe, and healthy ingredients. The secret behind the great taste of the bakery's rye bread is its use of natural, homemade yeast levain. The bakery's abundant selection of goods includes Japanese shokupan bread, baguettes, and baked sweets, as well as seasonal items like stollen.

    It’s a gem of a place for foreigners looking for a good bakery, you can have a sumptuous brunch on a Sunday with unlimited tea/coffee. Definitely worth dropping by.

  • Seafood and Rice Bowl Restaurant Kaisen Domburi-Tei
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8253-56
    "A market and seafood restaurant located a 10-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai interchange. The facility's market area sells fresh fish from Oarai and the Kashima Sea as well as processed foods like homemade dried fish and shiokara fermented seafood paste. The restaurant portion of the facility serves an abundant array of dishes made possible thanks to the incredibly fresh seafood available from the nearby fishing port. The ""Ganbappe Oarai Teishoku"" set meal comes with deep fried local fish, fresh broiled clams, and other dishes made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients. Also including shirasu oroshi whitebait and grated daikon radish, rice, and assorted sides, this hearty set meal is sure to satisfy."

    待ち時間は非常に長いです。早くから空いているので、朝食にも利用できます。前回は7時半ごろに並んで食べたのが11時。ランチになってしまいました。 今回は初めからランチ狙い。11時に到着。ラッキーなことに2組待ちだったので、すぐ座れました。相方が食したマグロのカマ塩焼き定食は相変わらずの迫力。大量の刺身も付いているので大満腹。私はマグロステーキ定食。隣の席のマグロのテールの焼き物も気になったので、次回...

  • Tsukimachi no Taki Momijien
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Kawayama Saga grass 1369-1
    A soba restaurant located a short walk from Shimonomiya Station in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant's soba noodles are made with pure underground Tsukimachi Waterfall water and over an 80% percent ratio of stone milled buckwheat flour to wheat flour, resulting in noodles that are aromatic and clean-tasting. The restaurant offers slippery thin-cut noodles and fragrant thick-cut noodles depending on the toppings. Plus, there's an all-you-can-eat nagashi-somen noodle slide course in summer. The restaurant's fragrant, home-roasted coffee is also popular. Located close to Tsukimachi Waterfall, diners can hear the pleasant sounds of the falls, and the surrounding forest is particularly gorgeous in autumn.

    We went there at 3pm and they could cook something for us. Their special dish. I dont know japanese but my husband and I asked for a osusume dish that means recommended. We didnt know how to eat...

  • Restaurant Iijima
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Miwa 2-251-10
    Visitors can enjoy set meals and courses of Hitachi beef such as steak, shabu shabu, sukiyaki and hamburger steaks at this authentic Restaurant Iijima, founded in 1963. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions with its exterior that resembles an art museum and tranquil interior. There is a lunch box and takeout menu and the hors d’oeuvres accompanying the course are recommended. Enjoy the delicious flavors over a glass of wine.

    We had lunch in that restaurant which is very popular and demanded at any time. Better to book in advance! Excellent meat from the local production, good preparation and service. Nice address if you...

  • Jikyuan
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Keganochou 2162
    A soba noodle restaurant located a 20-minute drive from Hitachi-Ota Station on the Suigun Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant primarily serves Edomae (old Tokyo-style) soba noodles made by hand using stone milled buckwheat flour and masterful technique. The restaurant even grows its own buckwheat. In addition, the establishment serves dishes made with buckwheat like sobagaki buckwheat dumplings, and a potage made from buckwheat flour and black garlic. Visitors can also taste rural cuisine such as wasabi stalks boiled and eaten with soy sauce and dried bonito shavings, homemade sashimi kon'nyaku devil's tongue jelly, and uruka fermented char paste. The restaurant's drink menu includes select junmai ginjo sakes and Nanbu Bijin junmai cured sake.

    色々とネットで検索してみたのですが、店主がこの場所を気に入って店を移したというのも納得できる素晴らしいロケーションです 自分が頼んだのは、鴨せいろと地葱の天ぷら 地葱は、めちゃくちゃうまかった 初めて行くと店主がぶっきらぼうで怖い感じがしますが、そこを気にしなければ最高においしいおそばが食べられるので、かなりお勧め!!

  • Otsu Gyokyo Chokuei Ichiba Shokudo
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Sekinamichou Nida 789-3
    "A Japanese seafood restaurant located a five-minute drive from JR Otsuko Station. The restaurant serves a variety of fresh dishes made with seasonal seafood just caught in the sea off northern Ibaraki. The ""Nama Shirasu-don"" rice bowl is particularly renowned-a seasonal item, it is made only with whitebait caught that day so fresh it was not even brought to market. "

    たこのから揚げを注文し、ひとつ口に入れてみたところ中が凍っていたため店員さんを呼び交換してもいましたが、出てきたものの中に先ほど口に入れ歯形のついたものが混じっていました。 客が口にしたものを再調理し提供するような店です。

  • Tsutsujigaoka Rest House
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1 Tsukuba mountain ropeway Tsutsujigaoka Station landing point
    "A rest house adjoining Mt. Tsukuba Ropeway Tsutsujigaoka Station. Inside, there's a restaurant area as well as a gift shop carrying local specialty products and souvenirs. One of the restaurant's features is its location, which offers a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain. The restaurant's popular array of local dishes include ""Fukure Shoyu Ramen,"" flavored with fragrant Fukure mikan mandarin oranges; and ""Tsukubadori Oyakodon"" chicken and egg over rice made with local Tsukubadori chicken. The restaurant also serves seasonal selections like the ""Aki no Mikaku-zen"" tastes of fall meal and the ""Tsukubadori Nabe Teishoku"" Tsukubadori chicken hot pot set meal. The restaurant's gift shop sells ""Tsukubasan Karinto Manju"" buns, an original souvenir offered nowhere else. Visitors can also buy soft serve ice cream or a yakimanju toasted bun to enjoy while waiting for the next ropeway car."
  • Gyoza no Maruman Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Koga-shi Honcho 1-2-39
    A gyoza pot sticker restaurant established in 1964 located close to the west entrance of JR Koga Station. Highly popular with locals, the restaurant has also been featured several times on television and in other media. The restaurant's distinctive gyoza are ball shaped. One of the restaurant's draws is the fact that you can eat your gyoza however you like using the provided soy sauce and mayonnaise based sauces. In addition to standard gyoza, the restaurant also offers boiled gyoza and other a la carte dishes. One the second floor, the restaurant serves okonomiyaki savory pancakes and other teppanyaki dishes, and this area can also be used for banquets, girls' nights out, and other parties.

    かねてから訪れたいと思っていた古河市の名物の餃子を食べることができました。皮は固めでしたが、肉汁が美味しかったです。

  • Kaachan-no-Mise
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8253-20
    Located near “Oarai Fishing Port” in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture, this restaurant is directly operated by the fishermen’s union. It’s a popular spot for trying fresh local fish, even attracting visitors from outside the prefecture. The cooks are usually the wives and daughters of the local fishermen. There are dishes like sashimi and set meals featuring fresh fish like sea bream, flounder, and octopus. The “Nama-shirasu-don” with clear raw sardines is the most popular.
  • Ajidokoro Omori
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 3152-1
    "A Japanese restaurant located in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant offers a diverse selection of dishes made with local fish, focusing in particular on pilchard served sashimi, tataki (seared), and tempura-style. The restaurant's ""Tokusen Kaisen-don"" rice bowl is particularly popular and covered with so much seafood, you can't even see the rice underneath. Another of the restaurant's pluses is that customers can enjoy seasonal Oarai flavors like rock oysters in the summer and goosefish nabe hotpot in the fall. The restaurant's ""Ryoshi no Dobujiru"" seafood miso soup, made without any water added, is limited to just one customer a day. The establishment's monthly special set meals are limited to 10 customers a day. The restaurant also offers omakase chef's choice courses perfect for important and special occasions."

    Excellent raw fish dishes. They are specialized in Sardine with 6 or more different cooking style. We enjoyed Whitebait or icefish just arrived from the fishing boat. Big Oysters you can eat raw...

  • Tarai Udon Momijiya
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Arigachou 1021
    "A handmade udon noodle restaurant situated across the river west of the Ushibushi burial mounds. The restaurant operates out of a remodeled kominka (old Japanese-style house), giving it an elegant atmosphere. The owner, originally from Kagawa Prefecture, makes renowned, chewy udon noodles served piping hot fresh from the pot. The noodles are made with flour from a specially contracted farm in the nearby city of Hitachiomiya. The ""Momijiya Set"" meal, which includes an assortment of tempura and piping hot tofu, is particularly popular. The restaurant also offers tofu blancmange and sweet potato yokan jelly for dessert. The drink menu includes local sakes and shochues as well as seasonal beverages. This lively restaurant is so popular usually all seats are occupied during meal times."

    このお店のリピーターです。きょうは、鍋焼きうどんを食べました。いつもと変わらず、とても美味しかったです。

  • Saint Amour Confectionery Store
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Moriya-shi Kubogaoka 2-17-1
    This patisserie is located in 2-chome, Kubogaoka, Moriya City. It sells a variety of western-style confectionery, such as tenshi no tamago, which is a popular Madeleine, baked with fresh eggs and fermented butter, as well as various baked and soft-baked confectionery, over 30 types of petite gateau and whole cakes. Customers can enjoy freshly baked pies and Baumkuchen, and there is also a cafe space with free drinks.

    ケーキの他、クッキーやチョコなど沢山のお菓子が売られている。ケーキを何度か購入しているが、生クリームがおいしい。カフェは人手不足でやめてしまったと聞いた。

  • Unpeido Honten Omika Main Store
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Omikachou 1-6-7
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located not far from Omika Station on the JR Joban Line. The establishment was founded in 1868. The traditional flavor of the shop's famous ""Omika Manju"" buns have long been a local favorite. The buns make no use of preservatives and are made with Hokkaido Tokachi adzuki strained bean past wrapped and steamed in a dough primarily made from rice flour. The ""Hagi Monaka"" toasty wafer cakes filled with firm, strained bean paste are also recommended. The shop's ""Tsuitachi (the first day) Kashi"" yokan jelly bars, only sold around the first of the month, are made with seasonal fruit and are so popular the shop is regularly flooded with reserve orders."

    大甕駅前にある饅頭店。日立のお土産としてはメジャーらしく、人気がある。今回、お土産に買ってみました。残念ながら自分で食べてないので味がわからず。

  • Shichino Tsuchiura Main Store
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Tenomachi 60-3
    The main location of a dorayaki Japanese-style pancake sandwich shop which has been in business for over 60 years. The shop is situated on National Route 354 along the way to the Kasumigaura Bridge in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The shop's standard dorayaki consists of sweet adzuki beans from specially contracted farms mashed into a paste and enwrapped in two moist pancakes whose recipe is changed daily as appropriate to local humidity and temperature. Other dorayaki varieties include the highly popular chestnut dorayaki made with candied Japanese chestnuts, and the unusual and spicy curry dorayaki. The shop also sells a Kijo-no-matsu dorayaki made by image of pine trees in the Tsuchiura Castle and Hasu-dora dorayaki made with candied lotus seeds only offered here in Tsuchiura.

    土浦というか茨城のお土産を探すのはなかなか大変ですが、直ぐに渡すことができればしちのさんのどら焼きは、誰にでも喜ばれます。 最近は、柏にもできてしまったので、柏市の人にはお土産にしにくくなってしまいました。 しちののどら焼きは美味しいので、自分へのご褒美には値段も適当で嬉しいですね。

  • Uoyasu
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Nakaguntoukaimura Muramatsu 214-13
    "A Japanese seafood restaurant which has been in business for over 30 years located a two-minute walk from the ""Masaki Higashi"" bus stop on the bus leaving from Tokai Station on the Joban Line in Naka County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant serves sashimi, seafood rice bowls, kamani hotpots, and lovingly made using fresh, local seafood and tuna stocked each morning from the market by the owner. The restaurant also offers seasonal goosefish nabe hotpot and goosefish liver in ponzu sauce, as well as reservation-only kabutoyaki broiled tuna head. The restaurant carries several varieties of seasonal sakes and also has courses for parties and Buddhist memorial services."

    Restaurants in country sides are quite different from those in metropolitan cities. First. Their prices are cheap but it doesnt mean that the quality of food is bad. Actually it is sometimes better...

  • Hoshiimo Specialty store Daimaruya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Shakamachi 18-38
    A hoshiimo dried sweet potato specialty shop located not far from Nakaminato Station. This long-standing shop was established in 1897 and has been making safe, healthy, additive-free hoshiimo for 120 years. The shop offers over 30 varieties of hoshiimo crafted with an emphasis on the tenderness and sweetness of the flesh. The shop also sells rakkyo pickled Japanese leek, baked sweet potatoes, and gelato-all additive free. The gelato, made to maximize the innate flavors of the ingredients used, is also created without eggs. The shop offers six varieties of sweet potato gelato; other flavors, like pineapple and matcha powdered green tea are also recommended.
  • Saza Coffee Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Kyoueichou 8-18
    Saza Coffee is a coffee shop which operates a coffee farm in Colombia and is working hard to make the delicious flavor of coffee the best by cultivating coffee beans. Such a cup of Saza coffee is top quality without doubt, but the sweets and food are also popular. The shortcake which consists of special strawberries sandwiched between Castella made from Okukuji eggs (100% natural feed) and the hot dog which is a specialty pig-farmer’s product sandwiched in homemade bread are so delicious that you will be addicted.
  • Mori no Ishigama Panya-san
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Kasama-shi Kasama 2286-1
    This bakery is located along Gallery Road, in Kasama, Kasama City. The bread is made using homemade natural yeast from Kasama strawberries, and baked in a Spanish stone kiln. In addition to selling Kasama natural yeast bread, filled with a generous helping of fresh cream, French bread, sweet bread, cooking bread and sandwiches, the bakery also has an eat-in space on the second floor.

    売り切れになること多いとの噂をきいて心配したが、無事パンを買えました。ウインナーパンのウインナーは上質。カレーパンのまわりは油っこくなくサクサク。ほうれん草パンはふわふわ。どれも美味しかった。価格は都心よりも2割くらい安い。次々焼きたてパンが並べられ、並べるそばから売れていく。建物もオシャレ。近くに行ったら是非!

  • Isohara Manju Shop – Yamamitsu
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Isoharachou Isohara 2-197
    This Japanese-style sweets shop is about a five-minute walk from JR Isohara Station in Ibaraki Prefecture. The famous Isohara manju pastry is often sold-out by 2 p.m., packing a full 100-gram punch of bean jam in brown sugar-based dough. You can try some fresh ones right there in the eat-in area.

    週末は5000個完売してしまう重さ約100gの大粒まんじゅうが大人気。黒糖を使用した生地の中に、こし餡をたっぷり。1個80円。9時から16時の営業ですが、確実に入手し、蒸かしたてを味わうには14時までに訪れるべき。駅前徒歩5分。駐車場あります。

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Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuen - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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