Uomasa Seafood Restaurant
Uomasa specializes in seafood dishes, including hotpot and anglerfish cuisine.
Ibaraki Prefecture also recognizes the restaurant sourcing locally produced agricultural and seafood products.
Momijien Restaurant & Tsukimachi Waterfall
This soba restaurant overlooks Tsukimachi Waterfall, a beautiful destination in northern Ibaraki. The soba noodles at Momijien are made from locally grown buckwheat flour. But what makes their noodles genuinely unique is the restaurant's one-of-a-kind automated sorter. This machine sorts the buckwheat seed hulls individually by color, allowing different colors of soba to be hand-kneaded. This includes the special green soba!
In addition to soba, Momijien offers home-roasted coffee and a range of snacks, including dango dumplings topped with walnut paste. There are several vegetarian options, and soba can be made vegan on request.
During the warmer months, visitors can enjoy their soba noodles on the restaurant's outside terrace. The fast-flowing waterfall produces a refreshing breeze in the summer. Arguably, the best time to visit is autumn when the maple trees around the waterfall turn a beautiful fiery red.
Sansui Anglerfish Hotpot
Sansui offers a range of Ibaraki local specialties such as anglerfish hotpot, natto (fermented soybeans), and Okukuji shamo wildfowl dishes.
Kamameshi, individual pots of rice simmered with seasonal ingredients, is another well-known dish here. It is made using recipes passed down through three generations. At Sansui, the kamameshi is cooked with Koshihikari-type rice. The traditional cooking methods and variety of ingredients make this rice dish popular among all ages.
From tatami and individual counter seats to private rooms for events, Sansui is an excellent choice for any occasion. It is also the perfect place to experience the Ibaraki's regional cuisine!
Natural Restaurant Pumpkin
As its name suggests, Natural Restaurant Pumpkin offers organic, health-conscious food using local produce and ingredients. Popular dishes include the lunch plate and omurice (rice omelette) with brown rice.
Since the restaurant focuses on local, seasonal ingredients, guests are guaranteed a fresh meal and a tasty memory of their time in Ibaraki!
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.