Fujiyoshi Seafood restaurant is located near Aqua World Oarai Aquarium. Dishes include donburi, seafood-topped rice bowls, and kamameshi (rice boiled in a pot).
All of the seafood at Fujiyoshi is purchased directly at the local fish market, guaranteeing freshness and flavor.
Shirakawa Soba Restaurant
Shirakawa uses locally produced buckwheat flour 'Hitachi Aki Soba' as well as fresh local vegetables in all their dishes.
If you're not sure what to try, go for the 'nabe-yaki udon' (udon noodles fried in an iron pot, available from Autumn to Spring), the Okukuji-shamo chicken and egg bowl or the Okukuji-shamo chicken soba noodles.
Japanese Restaurant Miyata
This restaurant offers a variety of seasonal seafood dishes and beef dishes.
Anglerfish hotpot is a popular local specialty dish served during the winter months.
This restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes, including the regional specialty anglerfish hotpot.
Located in central Kashima City, Yamabiko Restaurant serves wagyu steak made from Hitachi Beef, steak rice bowls, and pork steaks using locally produced meat and vegetables. The restaurant has been serving delicious steaks in its homey location for over 35 years. Piano concerts are also held here, and there are lovely plum trees on site, which bloom in the early spring.
Ibaraki Prefectural Government recognizes Yamabiko as using locally produced agricultural products and seafood.
Nanamagari Japanese Restaurant
Nanamagari serves a range of classic Japanese dishes, including seafood. However, the real specialty here is shamo, a wildfowl local to the northern Ibaraki area.
The "shamo suki" hotpot is a great way to try this wildfowl. This hearty dish features shamo meat simmered alongside green onions and konnyaku (devil's tongue).
Yuba no Sato Tofu Restaurant
Yuba is referred to as "tofu skin" that forms on top of boiled soy milk. While it may not sound appealing, yuba is silky and slightly sweet. Plus, it is high in protein and iron! Yuba cuisine is an excellent choice for vegetarians who'd like to experience traditional Japanese cuisine.
This yuba specialty restaurant is a great place to try this unique health food. We recommend trying the yuba dipped in hot pot or yuba sashimi.
FARM’S GELATO & PASTRY Yuki Store Location
You will find many flavors of gelato here. However, we recommend ordering the “Yui” gelato made from white chocolate and sake lees from Yuki Sake Brewery.
Halal Ramen Inaho
Located near Hitachi Seaside Park, this restaurant in Katsuta serves Halal ramen with unique flavors inspired by the owner's time living in Indonesia. In addition to regular ramen, Inaho offers ever-changing dishes, including Bali Curry Mazesoba, Mie Ayam, and creamy white miso ramen! The handmade noodles made from Japanese flour perfectly match Indonesian and Japanese flavors.
All dishes are pork, alcohol-free, and Halal certified. The shop also has a prayer space and Wudhu area for ritual washing.
Whether you're Muslim, traveling with Muslim friends, or simply a fan of delicious ramen with an Indonesian twist, this place should not be missed!
Halal Options Available
This noodle shop serves up its famous "Nishiyama udon."
A look into the history of the dish reveals that it originated from a miso udon dish popular in Owari Province (modern-day Aichi Prefecture). When Izumiya first opened, the noodle dish was advertised as a "meat udon." Currently, the popular restaurant is operated by a third-generation owner.
One of the restaurant's most popular dishes is the "Chilled Tanuki" featuring extra-thick udon noodles served cold. But if you're feeling extra hungry, try super-sizing your noodles to "Ultra" or "Supersize."
Vegan Cafe Terra
Located in the heart of Mito City, Vegan Cafe Terra is a short walk from Mito Station's North Exit and close to tourist destinations, including Kairakuen and Kodokan. As Mito City's first vegan restaurant, you can try vegan versions of classic Japanese favorites like ramen and curry rice. There are also delicious salads and a range of vegan cakes.
The chef and owner Mitsuyo spent a year learning vegan cuisine in Kyoto, a city with a long history of vegetarian cuisine. He also has a qualification in plant-based and whole food cooking.
The restaurant has an English menu and is happy to welcome non-Japanese speakers.
Osakana Tengoku Conveyor Belt Sushi & Seafood
"Osakana Tengoku" translates to "fish paradise." The restaurant is located next to Oarai Seafood Market, guaranteeing the day's freshest catch.
Recommendations include the seafood rice bowl available year-round or anglerfish hotpot during winter.