Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Seafood and Rice Bowl Restaurant Kaisen Domburi-Tei
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Kuradashi Kaitsuka, Kasumigaura Main Store
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Kasumigaura Owada Jizo Mae 517

    工場敷地内からの移転。毎年GW辺りに芋を買いにお邪魔していたが、2020年はコロナ禍で来られていなかったので12月、2021年は4月訪問でいつものペースに戻った。以前はプレハブで焼き芋の販売だけだったが、いまはカフェ営業もしている。 焼き芋はいつもの通り、自宅用の不揃いな芋たち。1.5kgの箱詰め1,100円の紅天使。初めてこの店で紅天使の焼き芋をいただいた時は衝撃的だった。冷たいままでも美味しい...

  • Kaachan-no-Mise
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Yuki Kura Mi
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Yuki-shi Yuki 1330
    "The Yuki Kuraray Bikan in Yuki City is a facility that opened in 2014 (Heisei 26), renovated from the Misse-kura, which was used as a warehouse for rice dealers in the mid-Meiji period. It consists of two parts: the main storehouse and the sleeve storehouse. The main storehouse is used to create and disseminate new art and culture, while the sleeve storehouse houses and displays historical and cultural materials of Yuki. On the second floor of the Sode-gura, a replica of the great spear ""Motegi no Yari"" of the warlord Harumasa Yuki is on display."

    I came to Yuki Museum in Yuki, Ibaraki to visit the imitation spear it houses. The spear is an imitation of Otegine, one of the Three Great Spears of Japan, the original being lost in World War 2...

  • SEE BiRDS CAFE
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    4.0
    88 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.

    The services are poor, and the food is mediocre, blah blah blah... But the moment I looked out the window, I remembered Bills in Shonan / Kamakura. Presumably, the shop owner followed suit to it...

  • Hitachi beef cuisine Hitachino
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Usui 2103-5 Tsukuba-yama style reed
    A restaurant operating out of an old thatched-roof Japanese home along the Kazekaeshi Pass on Mt. Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The building was moved here from the famous Shirakawa-go and engenders an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. The establishment serves top class marbled Hitachi beef, a brand name variety of Japanese black beef, served as steaks, sukiyaki with special sauce, and grilled over charcoal Japanese barbecue style. The restaurant also offers reasonably priced items such as lunch sets and Hitachi beef hitsumabushi, as well as Western-style dishes like beef stew and sirloin cutlets.
  • 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.
  • Yamasa Suisan Ichiba-zushi Restaurant
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou 21-3
    A conveyor belt sushi restaurant located close to Nakaminato Fishing Port, one of the largest fishing points in the northern Kanto area. Owned and operated by Yamasa Suisan, the largest fish retailer in the Nakaminato Fish Market, the restaurant's popularity stems from both its large variety of large, fresh sushi and its excellent value. The restaurant's stunning sushi is twice the size of sushi served elsewhere. The restaurant's seasonal seafood comes from the nearby Nakaminato Fishing Port, ensuring it's impeccably fresh. Almost always bustling with customers, inside customers will find a sign indicating the day's recommendations. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat with an advance reservation for a party of 10 or more people.

    2年前はコロナでの自粛が始まったばかりだったので並ばずに入れたが、流石に自粛解除後なので混んでおり50人ほど並んでいたが30分くらいで入れた。昼時は混雑する様だが開店直後ならこんな感じで食事が出来る。味は新鮮でリーズナブル、また行きたい。

  • Tsukimachi no Taki Momijien
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    3.5
    32 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...

  • 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.
  • Gyoza no Maruman Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    45 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.

    古河と言ったら丸満餃子と聞き行ってきました。土曜日の午後1時過ぎに行くと先客2組待ちで店内にてレジ横にある用紙に名前と人数を書いて待ちました。車での来店の場合、携帯番号も記入すると車内で待っていれば電話で入店を知らせてくれます。 焼き餃子は一人前で8個あります。皮が厚いので一人前の量でも充分です。 私は皮の薄い餃子が好みなので焼き餃子のリピートはないかと思います。逆に水餃子ならありかな。 オススメ...

  • TRATTORIA E PIZZERIA Amici
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Teshirogi 286-1
    "An Italian restaurant located along Doboku Park Avenue in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant offers oven-baked Neapolitan pizza, a wide variety of pasta dishes, and southern Italian cuisine a la carte. It is also known as one of the few restaurants in Japan certified by the ""True Neapolitan Pizza Association"" to preserve the traditional pizza of Naples, Italy."

    Friendly staff, delicious pizza and a very good portion by Japan standards. Went here yesterday and my wife said we are definitely coming back to try the other pizzas. We also got a drink included...

  • Stamina Ramen Matsugoro
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Mito-shi Hakamatsuka 1-4-14
    "Located about 10 minutes by car from Mito Station, Shogoro Ramen Restaurant is the head family of the popular local ""Stamina Ramen,"" and expanded to its current location in 2019 (2027). The second generation created the soy sauce-based ""hot"" (850 yen). The dish is a unique blend of cold noodles with hot red bean paste, sweet and spicy seasoning, chunky noodles, and large pieces of liver."

    茨城に住んでいた時に、勝田の国道4号線にあった寅さんラーメンで野菜餡掛けのスタミナ焼きそばを食べるのが好きでした。久しぶりに水戸方面へ行った時に行ってみたかったのですが、閉店したとのことで、元々寅さんラーメンでスタミナ餡掛けを考案した人が開いたという、スタミナラーメンの総本家へ行ってみました。昼過ぎに到着したのですが、店の外に列ができていて、食べ終わるまでに1時間ほどかかりました。スタミナラーメン...

  • La Cote d’Azurl Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Higashiarai 19-26
    "A cake shop located at the Takezono 1-Chome Nishi intersection south of Tsukuba Station, the last stop on the Tsukuba Express. The shop is notable for its abundant variety of sweets. The shop carries cakes and other baked sweets, crepes, puddings, souffles, gelato, and Japanese sweets like daifuku (rice cakes stuffed with bean jam). One of the shop's staples is its ""Hanjuku Cheese,"" small cakes made with French cream cheese and fresh milk from cows raised at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. There are also many natural parks in the area such as Takezono Park, making the shop a great place to stop by for a snack while enjoying a nature walk. In addition, the shop has free parking and is perfect for making a quick stop while exploring the local sightseeing destinations."
  • Hitachi Minami Drive-in
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Owadachou 2173
    This roadside rest area can be reached by taking the Hitachi-minami Ota Interchange on the Joban Expressway, heading towards Hitachi, taking a right at the Owada intersection on National Route 6, and traveling a further 500 meters. Owned and operated by local marine products company Tobikan Suisan, the facility carries an abundance of fresh seafood literally just brought in at Kuji Fishing Port and other fishing ports in Ibaraki Prefecture. The facility's restaurant serves vaunted, fresh seafood; a deep fried, breaded shrimp combo meal made with huge shrimp; and, from December to February, goosefish hotpot. A variety of events are also held here, such as a monthly tuna butchering show.
  • Jikyuan
    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.
  • Numataya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Numata 1400-2
    A Japanese confectionery located on Prefectural Route 42 in Numata, Tsukuba City. Their Karinto Manju Buns are a local favorite made by wrapping koshi-an bean paste in dough containing brown sugar. Their Shiroku-no-Manju buns are inspired by Gama-no-Aburauri traditional street performances, a Mt. Tsukuba specialty.

    筑波山からの帰り道沿いにあった和菓子屋さん。かりんとう饅頭を買いました。黒糖饅頭を揚げたもので、やや大きめのカリントウの形をしています。熱々で美味しかったです。

  • 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."
  • 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。

  • Ajinomise Takahashi
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 884
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located on the Nagacho Shotengai shopping street in Oarai Town. The shop's popularity exploded after its ""Mitsu Dango,"" skewered triple dumplings which are a local Oarai favorite, were featured in a popular animated television series. Plump mitarashi-style flour dumplings covered with a special sauce and kinako toasted soybean flour, their novel texture combined with their familiar, old-fashioned flavor have long made them a favorite with locals. Customers can purchase a single skewer or sets of five or 10 skewers. Now that Oarai has become a mecca for anime fans, the shop also has anime-themed displays and sells merchandise as well."

    ランチがちょっと物足りなかったので、味の店 たかはしに寄りました。 ここは、5本300円のパックです。 自転車でなければパックで買うのですが一本でも売っているので二人で二本買いました。 暖かくてみたらしがほんと美味しいです。 上にきな粉をまぶしてあります。

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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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