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Japanese Food Spots in Ibaraki Area

  • Yamasa Suisan Ichiba-zushi Restaurant
    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.
  • Ichu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 7812-8
    "A cafe and restaurant located a 10-minute drive from Oarai Town which serves traditional and modern Japanese cuisine made with select ingredients. Outside, the restaurant sports a chic residential exterior; inside, the restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with jazz music, counter seating, and a living room-like cafe space. For lunch, the restaurant offers an ""Umi no Sachi Kaiseki-zen"" meal made with an abundance of seafood, while for dinner the establishment serves course meals. The restaurant's table seating area offers a view of a beautiful garden, while the counter seating area has a classy atmosphere; wherever you sit, you're sure to enjoy a special meal."
  • Okukuji Daigo Kanko Yana (Tourist Fish Trapping)
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Daigo 1899
    A tourism facility located on the Kuji river a 10-minute walk from Hitachi-Daigo Station on the JR Suigun Line in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The fish trap is made with bamboo and wood slats and placed along the flow of the river to catch fish. The trap can be used to catch sweetfish and other river fish; bare-handed fish catching is also offered in a special pond set up here in June. Visitors can grill and eat the fish they've caught on the spot. The facility also offers dishes made with sweetfish such as rice mixed with kanroni sweet-boiled sweetfish. The facility is also a popular destination for swimming and river sports in summer.

    The salted Ayu fish is a must when visiting this place, The texture and taste is just awesome. Will not miss the place when visiting Japan.

  • Kappo Uomasa
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Daikumachi 2-1-23
    A Japanese restaurant established in 1903 located a 20-minute walk from the north exit of Mito Station on the JR Joban Line. The restaurant serves monkfish, a delicate variety of seafood whose flavor can easily become off if not extremely fresh, paying great attention to the freshness and preparation methods used. Menu selections include monkfish nabe hotpot, vinegared monkfish, and monkfish sashimi, a particular rarity. The restaurant also serves gozen meals which include dishes like tempura made with natto fermented beans from Mito, and squid and natto; as well as traditional kaiseki course meals made with seasonal ingredients such as Hitachi beef and common orient clams from the Kashima Sea.

    大工町の交差点のところに入り口があります。入り口は広くはないのですが、奥行きがあり部屋数は結構あります。一階にはカウンター席もありますが、基本的には個室になっています。品書きは、コース料理以外もいろいろあり自分の好きなものを注文して居酒屋的に利用することもできます。

  • Uoyasu
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    4.5
    16 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...

  • Mirokutei
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda 195
    A local cuisine restaurant which has been in business for over 70 years located in an area with a view of Fukuroda Falls (also known as Yodo-no-taki) in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. While taking in the seasonal beauty of the area, diners can enjoy dishes such as oden stew flavored with miso, Japanese pepper, and yuzu; kenchin soba noodles dipped in a miso soup filled with vegetables; kon'nyaku devil's tongue jelly served sashimi style and dengaku style broiled with miso. Beverages on offer include iced coffee and iced green tea made with spring water. The restaurant also offers several desserts, like mitsumame jelly cubes and fruit.

    袋田の滝に向かって右側の遊歩道から少し上がった眺めが良いに高台にある茶屋です。ほとんどが屋外の席で滝と吊橋を眺めながら、湧き水で淹れた美味しいコーヒーが飲めました。蕎麦など食事メニューもあり。

  • Janome Zushi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Okushichou 2087
    "A restaurant serving original goosefish sushi and local fish nigiri sushi located in Okushi-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Focusing on local fish from the Nakaminato Fish Market and the Port of Oarai, the restaurant offers dishes made with ultra-fresh life seafood. Diners can enjoy seasonal goosefish sushi and seafood rice bowls and nigiri sushi made with select fish personally stocked by the owner. The restaurant also offers slightly unusual selections like the ""Sushi Deco,"" a sushi assortment resembling a decorated cake (reservation required)."
  • Renkonya
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Kamiya 1-6-8
    A restaurant serving creative cuisine created by a chef who trained in Ginza and the United States located a 15-minute walk from the east exit of Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The restaurant serves hasamiage lotus root fill-and-fry made with fresh, crisp lotus root from a specially contracted farm; sweet potato buns; and harihari nabe hotpot made with Mizuna greens and Shurei pork raised in Ibaraki Prefecture. Diners can also taste fresh fish personally stocked by the owner at the market served sashimi style and grilled with yuzu. The restaurant also offers a variety of courses for a girls night out, going away event, or other party.

    This is one of the famous place in this location. They use pretty fresh seasonal vegetables, raw fish and seasonal recommended Sake they surve. Food and sake matching is sofisticated.

  • Komatsuya
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Yamatomachi 5-3
    A boxed lunch shop selling eel and tsukudani foods boiled and preserved in soy sauce. Established in 1916, the shop is located a three-minute walk from the west exit of Tsuchiura Station on the JR Joban Line. The shop's kabayaki, made only with eel from trusted sources, is deep steamed and grilled by an experienced chef, resulting in meat that is plump, tender, and clean-tasting. In addition to kabayaki, the shop also offers Unaju (grilled eel and rice boxes) and bento box lunches, as well as anago (garden eel) bento box and chirashi sushi crafted with the skills of a long-standing eel cuisine purveyor. Other selections include Yawatamaki rolls made with burdock from Ibaraki and kimoyaki grilled liver, plus foods sold in sealed vacuum packs like tsukudani perfect for giving as a gift. The shop also has a space where customers can eat top quality, fresh-grilled Unaju during lunchtime.

    成田空港に向かう途中、期待しながら寄りました。特上うな重2700円、脂がのってフワフワ、厚すぎず薄すぎずちょうどよい肉厚で、泥臭みもなく、タレもうまかったのですが、ご飯がパサパサで粘り気がなくまずかったです。もっと粘り気とうまみのあるコメを使えばと残念でした。それに、お吸い物も味が物足りませんでした。その後、日光市とさくら市のうな重(いずれも4000円)を食べましたが、蒲焼自体は小松屋さんが上、ご...

  • Mukashiya
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Fukuroda 178
    "A soba noodle restaurant located a 10-minute drive from Fukuroda Station on the JR Suigun Line. Operating out of a stunning, elegant countryside manor built 200 years ago which was moved to this location, a large waterwheel greets customers out front. The birthplace of kenchin soba noodle, a local specialty, the restaurant is stubbornly dedicated to serving good, old-fashioned foods regardless of prevailing tastes. The ""Tokusei Mukashiya Soba,"" which comes with chilled soba noodles, shredded daikon, and hearty, piping hot kenchinjiru soup for dipping, is one of the restaurant's most popular items."

    袋田の滝の入り口にある黒を基調とした昔ながらの民家風の店。某口コミ人気で評判だったので袋田の滝見学後の訪門。[元祖けんちんそばの店]との事。つけけんちんそば1,100円とビールの中瓶500円を注文。つけけんちんには[こんにゃく・ごぼう・大根・人参・揚げ・なめ茸・大根の刻み・ネギ]が入り、付け汁の温度も適温で実に美味かった。また女性スタッフの皆さんがとても感じが良く、突然降りだした大雨で困っていたが...

  • Masubuchi Gyoen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Hanakawachou Hanazono 469-3
    A restaurant located a 30-minute drive from the Kitaibaraki interchange on the Joban Expressway. The restaurant serves dishes made with edible wild plants and mountain stream fish like masu trout, char, and rainbow trout. The restaurant has a fishing pond on the grounds and customers can have the fish they catch prepared and cooked for them on the spot. Pole rental and bait are free. The restaurant's set meals, which come with seasonal edible wild plants and tempura, come in hearty portions. The restaurant also runs a farmhouse bed and breakfast licensed to make its own doburoku unrefined sake, and customers are encouraged to try this tasty beverage as well.
  • Seafood and Rice Bowl Restaurant Kaisen Domburi-Tei
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    4.0
    10 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."

    鯖の味噌焼きの定食をいただいたのですが、お造りもしっかりついて、鯖も脂が乗っていて、とても美味しかったです。 どうやら煮魚、焼き魚系の定食にはお造りが付くようなので、生と火の通ったものと両方味わえるので、お得な気がします。 女性にはご飯の量が多かったので、周りを見て多いと感じたら、少なめでお願いすると良いかもしれません。

  • 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。

  • Ohamamaru Uoriki
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kitaibarakishi Otsuchouidura 1-131
    A Japanese seafood restaurant located a three-minute walk from the lighthouse stop on the city loop bus. The establishment is located in a superb location with a view of the vast Pacific Ocean spreading out before it. Here, in winter, diners can enjoy dishes made with goosefish, a local Ibaraki delicacy. The restaurant's goosefish nabe hotpot, made with goosefish liver and miso slow-stewed in a doburoku unrefined sake broth, is free of off and foul odors and is even recommended for those who don't like fishy smells. Another popular dish is the luxurious goosefish liver, garnished only with wakame seaweed from Otsu Port.

    JR大津港駅から車で10分足らずの五浦海岸沿いに立ち、店内からは、太平洋を見渡すことができ、その絶景の素晴らしさに感動です。刺身、焼き魚、煮つけ、天麩羅などの一品料理も豊富ですが、定食メニューも充実していて、1200円ぐらいから頂戴することができます。伺った時に頂戴した岩ガキも引き締まった身がなんとも言えない滋味でした。

  • Nakagawaro
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Izumichou 3-5-6
    "A long-standing eel restaurant located a five-minute drive from JR Mito Station which cherishes a spirit of hospitality and traditional techniques handed down since it was established in 1822. All of the restaurant's seating is in private rooms and diners can choose between tatami mat seating, sunken kotatsu style seating, or table seating. In addition to the traditional unaju broiled eel over rice box, the restaurant's ""Shirayaki,"" eel broiled without any sauce, is particularly recommended. The ""Shirayaki"" is a popular choice which gives diners the chance to savor the innate texture and taste of the eel meat, which becomes even more flavorful with the addition of wasabi. The restaurant also carries choice, renowned sakes from breweries located in the prefecture."

    There are many nice restaurants serving Eel cuisine in Mito !! One of the best is this very traditional restaurant, Nakagawaro, where you eat their delicious Eels in very nice private Tatami rooms.

  • Tokoan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou Inside 19-8 Naka Fish Market
    "A seafood restaurant located in the Nakaminato Fish Market a 10-minute walk from Nakaminato Station on Minato line of the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway. The restaurant's signature ""Sanpin-don"" rice bowl is piled high with 15 varieties of fresh seasonal seafood from Nakaminato, Oarai, and Hiraiso, such as sea urchin, ikura salted salmon roe, crab, tuna, and northern shrimp. The ""Kani Negitoro Awase-don"" rice bowl, which is topped with a mound of crab meat over negitoro minced tuna with Welsh onions, is particularly popular with women and children."
  • Kaisenmaru Korin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou 19-8
    "A fresh seafood restaurant located in the Nakaminato Fish Market a 10-minute walk from Nakaminato Station. The restaurant serves seafood rice bowls made with select ingredients primarily purchased right there at the market. The most popular item on the menu is the signature ""Aburi-don"" broiled rice bowl, which can be enjoy two ways-first with the restaurant's own original boiled-down soy sauce, and then with dashi stock poured on top chazuke-style. The ""Gokai Special-don,"" piled high with 14 varieties of seafood like shrimp, sea urchin, and ikura salted salmon roe, is also recommended."
  • Tonkatsu Hakkai
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Kasaharachou 600-54
    "A tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet restaurant located close to the Ibaraki Prefectural Government Building. The restaurant's cutlets are made with Ibaraki's famed Rose Pork covered with a breading consisting of panko bread crumbs prepared at a dedicated factory which adjusts its production methods based on the time of year and weather conditions. The restaurant is dedicated to serving tonkatsu that is delicious, safe to eat, and which won't cause heartburn. The abundant menu includes selections such as tonkatsu topped with Mito natto fermented soybeans and the restaurant's own ""Hakkai Tonkatsu"" flavored with garlic butter. The restaurant also offers fillet and pork loin tonkatsu set meals, plus a large lunch menu."

    県庁から歩いて5分位の所に有るとんかつ屋さんです。ランチで利用しました。茨城ローズポークかつが売りです。今回はロースかつ定食を頂きました。肉厚で衣もサクサクッとしていてとても美味しかったのですが、仕事が丁寧過ぎて料理が出てきた時には時間が殆ど無く、ゆっくり味わえませんでした。また食べに来たいです。

  • Ajidokoro Omori
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    4.5
    24 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...

  • Tsurumaiya
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Ryugasakishi Shoubeshindenmachi 282-12
    A long-standing eel restaurant which has been in business for 80 years. Tsurumaiya stands along National Route 6, nicknamed the Eel Highway.. This stems from that the fact that since ancient times, the area around Ushiku Swamp has been used for catching eels and this region was also where the unagi-don eel rice bowl was invented, resulting in many eel restaurants opening up next to each other here. One of Tsurumaiya's charms is the view of Ushiku Swamp from the restaurant's windows. Primarily serving eel kabayaki (broiled in soy sauce), Tsurumaiya also offers local dishes such as koikoku (round slices of carp simmered in miso) and koinoumani (savory stewed carp). Tsurumaiya is also available for small parties.

    牛久の佐貫駅からわりとすぐにあります。鶴舞屋さんは創業87年の老舗の鰻屋さんです。備長炭で焼いたうなぎは本当、美味しいねすよ。水曜日がお休みなので気をつけてくださいね。

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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ーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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