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  • Boulangerie encuit
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Inarimae 33-1
    A popular bread bakery located south from the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center on Prefectural Route 244 heading towards the Joban Expressway. In addition to standard Japanese shokupan bread and sweet buns, the bakery's diverse selection of over 60 bread varieties includes French bread, bagels, rusks, and tarts. The bakery's skilled owner, Hiroki Ogawa, worked at famous Tokyo hotels such as the Tokyo Prince Hotel and has won awards in numerous bakery competitions. Ogawa also likes a challenge, as is revealed by his choice to set up shop in Tsukuba City, a hotly contested market home to many delicious bakeries.

    味、コスパは、つくばでダントツ1位だと思います。特に食パンは、私の中では、乃が美より上です! ただ残念なことが1つ。本日行ったら、フランスパン?の上にハエがとまっていました。大したことはないですが、衛生面だけはしっかり管理してもらいたいです。

  • Tsukuba-CHINA
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Shibasaki 998-2
    A Chinese restaurant operating out of a distinctive, white walled modern building. The restaurant is located at the Shibasaki intersection on Prefectural Route 128 cutting through downtown Tsukuba City. The restaurant's menu of over 90 dishes focus on Cantonese cuisine made with shrimp, beef, and pork. The restaurant also offers shark fin and other authentic dishes. In spite of this large selection, one of the restaurant's charms is its simple, family-run atmosphere quite unlike that of large chain restaurants. In addition, there's a lunch menu with reasonably-priced dishes. The establishment is a favorite of local families.

    おしゃれな中華料理店です。店内の雰囲気も、器もとてもいい感じです。味付けもとてもオーソドックスで食べやすいです。

  • La Cote d’Azurl Main Shop
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    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."
  • Tsutsujigaoka Rest House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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."
  • Bakery Couronne Tsukuba
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
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    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.

  • Peter Pan Azuma Shop
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Aduma 3-9-20
    A long-standing bread bakery which was established in 1971 and which first opened up shop in Tsukuba 25 years ago. The bakery is located within walking distance of Tsukuba Station. Inside the spacious shop, the atmosphere is bright and retro, and trays and baskets filled with fresh-baked breads line the walls. The shop offers some 70 varieties of healthy and delicious breads made with locally produced flours, including German-style breads, crusty breads, dressed breads, and more. The shop's prices are reasonable and choosing your favorites is half the fun. The bakery has an eat-in space where customers can enjoy a fresh-baked bread good along with a free cup of tea or delicious, home-roasted coffee.

    こちらのお店は、38年前から営業されているお店だそうです。 イートインスペースもあって、昔ながらの雰囲気の可愛いお店です。 もちろんパンも美味しい! 店員さんのオススメはハード系のパンだそうです! 米麹の入ったパンは、外はかためなのに中は柔らかくとっても美味しいです!

  • 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.

  • Hitachi beef cuisine Hitachino
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    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.
  • Tsukuba Yabusoba
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Furuku 544-1
    "A soba noodle restaurant located an eight-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-kita interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here diners can enjoy Tokyo-style soba noodles lovingly prepared using select ingredients. The buckwheat flour the restaurant uses to make its noodles is specially ordered and has a faintly sweet and fragrance. Tsuyu dipping sauce is the foundation of any soba noodle restaurant, and this establishment offers two varieties-a strongly flavored karajiru sauce made with high grade katsuobushi (dried bonito) and natural konbu, and a more lightly flavored amajiru sauce made with a blend of standard katsuobushi (dried bonito) and dried top quality katsuobushi (dried bonito). The ""Hirame Tenzaru"" set, which includes crispy flounder tempura and chilled zaru soba noodles, is one of the restaurant's most popular menu selections."

    Ive been to this restaurant for 25 years. This is one of the best Soba restaurants in Tsukuba. Not only its Soba noodle is great but also their Tempura is wonderful as well.

  • Tenshi no Oyatsu
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Ushikushi Chuou 5-11-3
    "A Western confectionary shop fun for children and adults located a three-minute walk from Ushiku Station on the JR Joban Line. The shop is dedicated to being a place where a child can come by themselves to purchase sweets. White walled, with large, floor-to-ceiling windows, the shop is bright and airy, and its many colorful, attractive sweets fill its display cases. The shop's ""Meromero Kumacchi, limited to just 50 children a day, and its illustrated cookies available in a variety of designs are particularly popular. The shop also offers an abundant array of other choice sweets like tarts made with domestically grown strawberries and ""Queen"" decorated cakes perfect for a special day."

    A good taste, 「kasama」mont blanc. 今が旬の「笠間栗」モンブラン。 濃厚な素材そのままの味。 なかにもコロコロと栗がいます。 「茨城栗」モンブランはクリーム味。 ほかにも栗タルト、秋のケーキ、栗ムース が気になりました。

  • Teuchi-soba Ida
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 552-3
    "A soba restaurant serving dark inaka soba noodles characterized by their old-fashioned thickness and shortness. The restaurant is situated along Prefectural Route 139 at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. The restaurant's noodles grow more flavorful the more you chew and hit you with the full, delicious flavor of the buckwheat flour used to make them. The restaurant's ""Kamojiru Soba"" noodles are particularly popular and come with seared duck from Aomori Prefecture also popularly used in French cuisine. Diners are encouraged to first eat the duck meat, seared rare on a teppan griddle, dipped in the accompanying tsuyu sauce, then to dip their noodles in the sauce now flavored by the duck. The owner takes particular pride in this exquisite dish and its multifaceted flavor."
  • Nayuta
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Uenomuro 2166-6
    Nayuta is a soba restaurant that is dedicated to always serving soba noodles made from freshly harvested buckwheat, using ingredients carefully chosen from all over Japan by the owner. The restaurant completes all the processes from procuring the buckwheat seeds, sorting, removing the shell, to grinding in a millstone by hand. It is easy to see why many soba enthusiasts visit. The Seiro-bamboo steamed noodles and soba noodles with duck meat are recommended. The taste of the soba can be enjoyed to the fullest in both of these dishes.

    目立たない場所にある穴場のお蕎麦屋さんですが、味は絶品で人気店なので、土日にお昼過ぎに行くと品切れになります。

  • Mizuho no Muraichiba Sobaya Restaurant
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Yagihashi 496
    At the Mizuho no Muraichiba Sobaya Restaurant visitors can taste Japanese soba buckwheat noodles made exclusively from Hitachiaki soba flour, painstakingly produced by local farmers. The noodles come in an additive-free soup, accompanied by fresh wasabi horse radish and spring onion condiments. The gathering of Misoka Soba performs hand making soba on the last Saturday night of each month right in front of you and the restaurant is crowded with many fans and soba lovers.
  • Torisada Tsukuba Branch
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Matsunoki 93-27
    Torisada is a yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant which boasts a secret sauce passed on for more than 40 years, and is popular as each ingredient is grilled carefully for the right time. The restaurant utilizes a relocated sake brewery in Miyagi Prefecture and has a stylish atmosphere so families and couples can spend enjoyable times there and it is also good for banquets. It has a range of cocktails and wine and is also popular with the ladies.

    焼き鳥屋さんです! 人気のお店でレバーが大人気です。 来店した日は、19時頃品切れになってしまい、レバーが一本しか食べられませんでした。早めの注文をオススメします。

  • Galetes Cafe Agato
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Ninomiya 2-15-21
    Galettes Cafe Agato is a café where the warmth of wooden furniture matching the greenery which can be seen through the window creates a relaxing atmosphere. You can enjoy delicious galettes using 100% Hitachiaki buckwheat flour made from local ingredients such as eggs produced in Okukuji and processed ham from Tsukuba Ham, a local ham studio. It is welcome as it has wide range of menu items for galletes which can be eaten as both a main meal and a sweet.

    Always very tasty & fresh. Seating & parking can be limited. Prices are adequate as its a set meal which incl. drink & dessert.

  • Miura Beer
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Azuma 1-5-1
    This dining bar is located in 1-Chome, Azuma, Tsukuba City. It has an extensive drink menu which includes original craft beer, dozens of Belgian and German beers and 16 types of winea day served in glasses. Customers can also enjoy the food menu which includes dishes such as the famous Menchikatsuminced meat cutlet sandwich, made with Japanese Black beef and Black pork, as well as meat dishes that are made with ingredients produced in the prefecture.
  • Pâtissier française ARLES
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Sakura 3-1-8
    This western-style confectionery store is located along Prefectural Route 128, in 3-chome, Sakura, Tsukuba City. It sells 9 regular Macaron Parisian, which are made with the very popular almonds produced in the Italian island of Sicily, as well as amonthly-alternating special macaron. In addition to macarons, the store sells cakes, baked sweets, chocolate and other confections, and also accepts orders for custom-made cakes with designs such as character drawings (orders must be made at least 2 weeks in advance).
  • Numataya
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    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.
  • Anbai International Cuisine
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Kangori 366-1
    A restaurant in Kangori, Tsukuba City serving creative international cuisine in a refurbished traditional minka house at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. It specializes in Asian fare made with seasonal vegetables. At night they serve multi-course meals for groups of two or more, and at lunch they take private bookings for groups of five or more. They require reservations at least two days in advance.

    四周佈置及氣氛都很好,餐具也整齊乾淨沒有圬槽,容易找到位置,有禮貌,服務好,很友善,價錢合理,於上菜時都會跟顧客傾談幾句,親切友善,食物鮮甜爽口,選材好,好耐沒有食過甘好味

  • Tea & Sweets Hanamizuki
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Ninomiya 4-14-4
    This specialty tea store is located in 4-chome, Ninomiya, Tsukuba City. In addition to customers being able to smell the fragrances and choose from a variety of teas including classic tea and flavored teas, the store also sells Baumkuchen, which are handmade in the store's own kitchen. The second floor of the store is a British-style salon, where customers can taste all of the different teas sold by the store from a teapot, along with sweets such as Baumkuchen.

    I personally like this place, it has a very relaxing atmosphere. Just dont get confused, it is not a traditional Japanese tea house.

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