Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Bakery Penny Lane (Nasu Main Branch)
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    4.0
    373 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 656-2
    This bakery is located in Yumoto, Nasu Town. It offers many popular homemade bread, including blueberry ones. In addition, the next-door restaurant features terrace seating where visitors can enjoy their food, and there are occasionally limited-time dessert buffets as well.

    This bakery is one of my all time favorites anywhere in the world! It is a large bakery with shelves filled with yummies! I wanted to try everything here, but had a little self-control and only spent...

  • Utsunomiya Minmin Main Store
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    4.0
    223 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Babadori 4-2-3
    The dumpling specialty store Utsunomiya Minmin, opened in 1958, is a restaurant committed to dumplings, serving only three kinds—grilled, soup and fried. The owner of the restaurant has strived daily to improve the taste of dumplings he learnt how to make in Beijing. Grilled and fried dumplings are available for takeout.

    You may know that Utsunomiya is known for Gyoza but not many know that this restaurant is the oldest existing Gyoza place in Utsunomiya with more than 60 years of history. At 230 yen per plate of...

  • Western Cuisine Meiji-no-Yakata
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2339-1
    A Western-style restaurant located in the Nikko Fudosan Park area in Sannai, Nikko City. The restaurant serves a range of classic Western-style dishes exquisitely prepared including rice omelets with a demi-glace sauce, hamburger steaks, beef stew, steaks and seafood dishes. Coupled with the Western-style stone building restaurant, guests can savor the atmosphere of the Meiji period.

    The place seems very popular - perhaps because it has free parking if you eat there - but if you don’t have a reservation you’ll have to wait. I waited 20 mins at lunch time. Not too bad, and it gave...

  • Kirasse Main Store
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Babadori 2-3-12 MEGA Don Quijote La Park Utsunomiya branch underground 1F
    At Kirasse Main Store, the Utsunomiya Gyoza dumpling theme park, visitors can enjoy the taste of dumplings from five stores at any time, as well as a variety of gyoza from 33 different stores, changing daily. It is recommended for those who want to try dumplings from various restaurants. There is a large selection of many gyoza from each restaurant sold frozen in the souvenir section to be enjoyed at home. Visitors can experience making gyoza with a reservation. It is only an eight minute walk from Tobu Utsunomiya Station on the Tobu Utsunomiya Line.

    You can enjoy gyoza from multiple restaurants under 1 roof but the place was not easy to find and very rundown. Love the deep fried prawn Gyoza from the first stall.

  • Ryuzu no Chaya
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2485
    This tea house is located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. Located near the Ryuzu Falls promenade, visitors can enjoy eating and shopping while taking in views of the waterfalls from the tea house. Some of the most popular items on their menu include their specially-made ozoni (fried rice cake and vegetable soup), their Higurashi-mochi (red bean paste-filled bun), which are notable for their refined sweetness, and their Semui-dango (sweet dumplings), which have comforted countless people. Guests can also enjoy their sweets along with a cup of coffee brewed with water from Nikko's clear streams.

    We happened upon 龍頭之茶屋 after hiking down from Ryuza Falls as it is at the bottom. We were a bit cold and when we saw the menu we knew we wanted to give it a try. Fresh udon noodles! My husband and I...

  • Nikko Sakaeya Ageyuba Manju Honpo
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    4.5
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Matsubarachou 10-1
    This Japanese sweets shop is located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. They make and sell an original product called Age Yuba Manju. These red bean paste-filled buns are coated with a batter made by mixing yuba (tofu skin) and carefully-selected soy milk and deep fried. They have an enjoyable flaky texture and sweet taste. Their shaved ice, which is made with natural ice source locally in Nikko, is also gaining popularity.

    After spending a long day in Nikko it was a good decision to buy some perfect snacks. Two pieces of Nikko Age Yuba Manju cost 440 yen and I got a tea for free. This place was just across the square...

  • Gyoten-do
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    3.5
    115 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Ekimaedori 3-3-2
    The Gyoten-do restaurant is a dumpling specialty shop popular for dumplings made with a chewy dough wrapped around delicious meat. Fried as well as soup dumplings are also available. You can choose the number of dumplings you want to eat when you order to satisfy you if you just want a snack or are really hungry. The sauce uses a light soy sauce produced in Kyoto mixed with domestic black vinegar.

    The staff is totally not friendly to foreigners. We asked one staff to change seats and she said ok. After that another waitress came to us and blame us do not change seats without notice. We...

  • Yama-no-Restaurant
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    4.5
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Tokorono 1546 Foggy falls waterfall
    A cafe restaurant located in Tokorono, Nikko City. The restaurant offers a selection of dishes from the grill served in an authentic North American style such as steak and hamburger meat dishes and grilled seafood. Moreover, the views from the terrace of the surrounding countryside including the Nikko Mountains are also quite magnificent.

    We are here with a family of five. The food was all excellent--mushroom salad was divine, the rainbow trout fried was lovely. The views from up top are beautiful. The price is a bit high but I...

  • Kobaya Shokudo
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Shiobara 795
    This restaurant is famous for offering soup-iri yakisoba, a local Shiobara Onsen delicacy that features fried noodles in a soy sauce-based soup. The restaurant is equipped with counter and tatami seating inside as well as a parking lot outside. Lines sometimes form around lunchtime at the popular restaurant, which is visited by many people who come from great distances away.

    名物は美味いので他のもうまいかな?と思い食べて見た。うーーーん なんじゃこりゃ ノーマルラーメン ノーマルチャーハン なんか今一ぢゃん。うーーん残念だったわ。

  • Usaburou
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 2727-344
    This local cuisine restaurant located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture is where you can taste country cooking such as okowa (sticky rice mixed with vegetables or other ingredients), kenchin zoni (mochi with soup) and suiton (wheat flour dumpling soup) in a shop that is like a private house filled with nostalgia. The mochi glutinous rice without preservatives or additives is characterized by its stickiness and slight sweetness. It can also be used as a tea house or sweets shop to enjoy ankoro mochi (rice cake with bean paste) and ice cream using matcha green tea.

    ほっぺ膳、おなご膳、けんちんうどんを戴きました。大根の煮物が一つだけ硬かったり、おこわが固まって硬かったりのざらつきがあり残念でした。煮物の里芋も冷凍で残念。けんちん汁はうどんとよく合っていました。座敷でも椅子や子供用椅子もあるので助かりました。

  • Asian Old Bazaar
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto Zumdiga Plain 506-20
    This Asia-inspired mini theme park is located along the Nasu Road in Tsumujiga-daira Yumoto, Nasu Town. There are three areas with various shops that sell goods from Bali, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, India. In addition, the “Ubudo Restaurant” offers Bali cuisine, and the “Mekon Restaurant” offers Vietnam and Thai cuisine as well as drinks for takeout.

    色々なものが売っていたり、食べられたり、体験出来たりします。もてあました時間があるときにちょうど良い感じです。

  • SantateSoba NAGAHATAAN
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    4.5
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Nagahata 635-1
    This soba restaurant is located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. It offers soba noodles that are freshly ground, freshly made, and freshly cooked. The restaurant, which has a nostalgic atmosphere, offers table and tatami seating. Due to its popularity, lines sometime form before it even opens. It is visited by locals as well as people who come from great distances away.

    コロナ禍前に来訪 噂通り、開店前から駐車場には3台待ち、早速待ちリストに書込み待機。 開店数分前から入店出来、5合盛りと冬期限定のけんちん汁をオーダー(2名) そばも美味しいですが、けんちん汁の野菜の旨味は家庭では出せない味。 そばよりもけんちん汁の虜になりました。

  • Gioia Mia (Nasu main restaurant)
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    4.0
    110 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 493-3
    A fun and reasonably-priced Brazilian restaurant with an authentic atmosphere particularly renowned for its churrasco barbecue. Churrasco is one of Brazil’s most well-known cuisines and involves slow-roasting heavy chunks of meat on skewers. In addition to specific cuts like tenderloin, rump, and aitchbone, Primavera also serves pork back ribs, chicken wings, original recipe sausages, and grilled pineapple.

    We always stop off to eat here ... when we want Italian. It may not be the real McCoy ... but its still better than most and were in Nasu not Naples, after all. The onion gratin soup never lets...

  • Fudan Kaiseki Nagomi Chaya
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kamihatsuishimachi 1016
    This is a restaurant for kaiseki-ryori (Japanese course cuisine) located alongside a romantic old Japanese highway in Nikko City’s Kamihatsuishi Town. Guests can easily enjoy kaiseki-ryori which uses plenty of seasonal local ingredients such as Nikko yuba (bean-curd skin). Part of the appeal of this restaurant with the appearance of an old Japanese-style house is its ambience that is even easy for single customers to enter. The “Yuba Kaiseki Lunch” that contains stewed agemaki yuba with a gentle flavor is a popular offering on the menu. This is a famous restaurant that has even been introduced on television.

    Had the yuba (a dish this area is known for) kaiseki and it was amazing (even to my carnivore husband). The staff was so wonderful, and did a fantastic job of communicating with us in English and...

  • A Cowherd
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 593-146
    Come try all sorts of original dishes at this Japanese black beef dining restaurant. Along with their popular specialty Japanese black beef Hamburg steak they offer sirloin steaks, beef stew, and roast beef at reasonable prices made from the cattle from their very ranch.

    ’19.7.14日昼食に利用しました。連休中であった為か、那須ICを出て少し走ると大渋滞、ナヒを入れても出ないしまあ此方の方角だろうと、夏の軽井沢の道路状態を思わせる程の混雑の道路を動いたり止まったりし走行している内に、左側にあるレストランを見つけました。 駐車場は満杯でしたが丁度出る車があり、そこに停車し中に入るとこれも大混雑。中の待合室どころか玄関先のヘンチも人で満杯。立って待って居る...

  • MIHASHI
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    4.5
    87 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Nikko-shi Kamihatsuishimachi 1115
    A long-established steak house founded in 1953. Tochigi's first restaurant specializing in steaks, it serves Tochigi Wagyu, a high-grade beef brand that must meet strict criteria. Three generations of parents and children have loved dining in the classic log cabin style restaurant. Their Mihashi-ryu (Mihashi style) is an unpretentious way to savor Japanese black beef served on a hot iron skillet. Authentic hamburger steaks made with 100% high-quality beef have fans that come from afar. Other popular items include salads made with yuba tofu skin (a Nikko specialty) and dishes made with fleshy and flavorful Nikko-grown maitake mushrooms.

    Highly recommend beef hamburg steak which comes without the bun in case you expect traditional format. Offered in well done and medium...no medium rare. Nevertheless medium actually turns out to be...

  • Nikko Yubamaki ZEN
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kamihatsuishimachi 1007
    A restaurant specializing in creative cuisine situated along the Japan Romantic Road in Kamihatsuishi Town, Nikko City. ZEN offers creative dishes using yuba (tofu skin) which is a special product of Nikko. Popular dishes include their Nikko yubamaki with Tochigi wagyu beef and seasonal seafood and vegetables from the prefecture wrapped in yuba, and their Nikko yubamaki course meal made up of many seasonal small dishes of yubamaki (rolled yuba).

    The set menu is adventurous and tasty. The yuba roll itself needs the fresh wasabi relish and soy milk dip that just enhances every aspect of the meal. Try local specialties and cuisines! There was a...

  • Kamahiko
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Shiobara 2611
    This diner in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture is famous for being the originator of the local cheap but tasty soup-iri yakisoba. Their take on this dish of fried noodles in soup is notable for its use of specially-ordered wavy noodles and the spicy flavor of its soup. Lines sometimes form at the popular restaurant, which is equipped with table and tatami seating. It is visited by long-time repeat customers as well as many people who come from great distances away.

    店構えからして上等な金額を取るのかと思っていましたが、非常にリーズナブルな価格でした。スープ入り焼きそば...

  • Belles Fleurs
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 494-15
    This bakery is adjacent to Restaurant Gioia Mia, an Italian restaurant located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Customers can purchase a wide variety of additive-free breads made with exclusively with local Nasu Highland ingredients. The popular bakery, which offers an eat-in space, closes as soon it runs out of bread for the day. It is visited by local regulars as well as by many people who come from great distances away.

    ジョイアミーアが混み合っていたので、同じ敷地内にあったこのパン屋さんに入りました。 1pmを過ぎていたこともあり、パンはほとんど残っていませんでした。 JALファーストクラスで提供しているという「契約農家のとちおとめ」とイチジクパン、ルヴァン・レーズンを買い、ピザを一枚注文。コーヒーを買ってイートインで昼食にしました。 平凡な味わいでした。パンと飲みものの値段としては高い気がしましたが、イートイン...

  • Sobadokoro Mizunashi Yusuian
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Mizunashi 309
    This soba restaurant located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture offers soba noodles made with local buckwheat flour and Nikko's famous spring water. Its interior has nostalgic atmosphere and is equipped with table and tatami seating. Lines sometimes form around lunchtime at this popular restaurant, which is visited not just by locals but also by people from great distances away.

    こんな田んぼの中にと思うような所に建つお蕎麦屋さん。お昼時はとても混んでいます。順番待ちの間、まわりのせせらぎや木々を眺めて小休止。入ると地元のお母さんたちがきびきびと働いていました。寒かったのでお汁が熱く、お蕎麦がざるの鴨蕎麦を注文。蕎麦が硬めで好みでした。また、かき揚げをみな注文していたので頼んでみると、その大きさにびっくり。でも全然油っこくなく、美味しくいただけました。かき揚げまで食べて10...

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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