Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Ibaraki’s ingredients till late at night at 7 top dining spots around Mito Station.


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Ibaraki’s ingredients till late at night at 7 top dining spots around Mito Station.

Ibaraki Prefecture, famous for its scenic spots such as Hitachi Seaside Park and the famous Kairakuen Garden, one of Japan's three great gardens, is close to Tokyo and has been gaining popularity among domestic and international visitors. Ibaraki Prefecture is blessed with a mild climate, vast and flat land, and abundant nature, making it a treasure trove of food. Its agricultural industry expenditures are always among the highest in the country, consistently ranking high nationwide.
In this article, we will introduce restaurants near Mito Station where you can enjoy delicious Ibaraki ingredients even late at night when staying in the area.

1. ShuShu Sake: Dining in a Serene Atmosphere

Located about a 10-minute walk from Mito Station South Exit, “Shushu” is a charming restaurant known for its chef’s skillful menu featuring fresh seafood, Hitachi beef, rose pork, and local vegetables. Additionally, they offer a wide selection of Ibaraki’s local sake, allowing visitors to enjoy the flavors of Ibaraki fully. One of their specialties is the “Whole Melon Cream Soda,” which is available at local events and made at Shushu, where you can enjoy it in-store!

2. Experience Brand Beef at 'Gyu-tsune'

Discover ‘Gyu-tsune,’ a premium charcoal-grilled barbecue restaurant conveniently situated just a 5-minute stroll from Mito Station’s south exit. At Gyu-tsune, the restaurant emphasizes the quality of ingredients for their specialized charcoal-grilled BBQ meat. You can also savor the exquisite taste of Ibaraki Prefecture’s renowned brand of beef, Hitachi-wagyu, which is exclusively available here.

3. Authentic beer café, Hitachino Brewing Mito

“Hitachino Brewing Mito” is operated by Kiuchi Sake Brewery, a long-established brewery founded in 1823. It is located in the Mito Station Excel South Building. In addition to serving dishes made with Hitachi beef, we also offer special hamburgers made with domestic mackerel. You can enjoy freshly made Hitachinaka Nest Beer delivered directly from Kiuchi Sake Brewery inside the store.

4."UNBALANCE," a casual bar where you can drop by casually

UNBALANCE is a casual bar located on the Miyashita Ginza shopping street, only a 5-minute walk from Mito Station. The bar boasts a menu that features carefully selected seasonal ingredients and fresh produce. In addition to preparing alcoholic beverages that cater to the preferences of their customers, UNBALANCE also offers a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks options. This allows customers to enjoy their meals as their main course without any worries.

5.Sukiyaki of Hitachiniku beef with special wine at Yondaime Denbei「四代目 田兵衛」

Yondaime Denbei is known for always having 20 to 30 carefully selected domestic wines, sake, and ingredients on hand. The restaurant, located in Miyashita Ginza, offers a banquet course that includes all-you-can-drink dishes, such as sukiyaki of Hitachiniku beef, reasonably priced starting at 4,000 yen per person for a party of 5 or more. Both the wine and ingredients are carefully selected to ensure they are domestically produced, just like the restaurant UNBALANCE, which is also located in Miyashita Ginza.

6.Kawamasu is a well-known restaurant that specializes in eel cuisine.

Kawamasu is a well-known and long-established restaurant that specializes in serving delicious eel dishes. It is conveniently situated just a 5-minute walk away from the North Exit of Mito Station. The eel is grilled to perfection, with a fluffy and soft texture that is simply exquisite. Once you take a bite, you will undoubtedly crave more of this delectable dish.

7.If you're looking for anglerfish hot pot, "Sansui" is the place to go!

A long-standing establishment where you can enjoy the local delicacy of Ibaraki Prefecture, “anglerfish hot pot.” You can savor dishes that pair well with local sake, made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients and regional cuisine.