Nakaya Japanese Restaurant
Nakaya is a Japanese restaurant run by the local Kiuchi Brewery. Established in 1873, Kiuchi Brewery started with sake production and subsequently expanded into brewing beer. The brewery is now known worldwide for its Hitachino Nest Beer brand.
The brewery established Nakaya restaurant to bring delicious, local Ibaraki dishes to a wider audience. The dishes feature organic vegetables grown next to the brewery. Additionally, the menu is designed to pair well with Kiuchi Brewery's sake.
- 1F Mito Keisei Department Store (1-6-1 Izumicho, Mito City)
- 10-minute bus ride or 20-minute walk from JR Mito Station's North Exit
- Business Hours
- 10:00-23:00 (Last order 22:30)
Closed the same days as Keisei Department Store
- TEL: 029-302-5959
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