Japanese Food Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Shirasutonya tobiccho honten
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    4.0
    156 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 1-6-7

    You understand the waiting line once you try the food. This is a great example how a simple food is turn into a delicacy. Their Donburi is tasty and balanced, we tried the one with minced Tuna...

  • "Shirasu & Koshigoe's Local Seafood ""Shirasuya"""
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    4.5
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Koshigoe 2-10-13
    This seafood restaurant on Koshigoe National Route 134 in Kamakura has a close relationship with the local fishermen's union so fresh seafood cuisine is always available. Sample a variety of cuisine including Shirasuzukushi whitebait set meals, Shonan whitebait Nishoku Rice Bowls with lots of raw and boiled whitebait, and the popular Sanshoku Rice Bowls which piles even more fish onto the Nishoku Rice Bowl.

    excellent food and great value. Price ranging from $8-$20. Super fresh and great vibe. Located right across the beach.

  • Daruma Restaurant -Kaiseki Ryori-
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    3.5
    143 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Honchou 2-1-30
    A seven-minute walk from Odawara Station, this longstanding Japanese restaurant was founded in 1893, and you can feel the history in the grand castle-like architecture, which is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property. The first-floor dining hall mainly offers set meals and rice bowl dishes, with the “tendon” (tempura bowl) and its rich sesame oil scent being especially popular. The local catch sashimi set is popular as well. Upstairs is tatami seating, where they serve banquet-style “kaiseki ryori” featuring select vegetables and fresh fish caught in Sagami Bay, among other dishes.

    It was a pleasure to dine at this 100+ year old restaurant which specializes in sea food dishes. The food was delicious, service prompt & friendly & the ambiance pleasant. Highly recommended.,

  • Shirasu Wholesaler Tobiccho Benzaiten Nakamise-dori Branch
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-1-9
    This is a popular restaurant for Enoshima’s famous product “Nama-shirasu-don” (a bowl of fresh young sardines topped over rice) which has two locations on Enoshima. The shirasu they use are only fresh fish that were caught that same day. The most popular item is the “Tobiccho-don” in which plenty of fresh fish and raw shirasu are topped over rice with vinegar. Guests should note that the shirasu may be unavailable during January through March when fishing is prohibited or when there has been a poor catch. The “Shirasu-no-kakiage-don” (fritter) is recommended for those who prefer not to eat raw fish.

    We intentionally had a late lunch to skip the line, but we still waited (under 10 minutes). We had read that the food here is great and the reviewers were right! They had the freshest seafood...

  • Fisherman Cuisine Asamaru Main Branch
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Yanagishimakaigan 18-31
    This is a fisherman’s cuisine restaurant where one can taste fresh fish including transparent “raw shirasu (young sardines).” They are fresh because they come from the first morning catch of their own boat “Asamaru,” which sails the Shonan sea at daybreak. The interior is styled in a way that evokes the atmosphere of the inside of a ship. There is also a children’s menu available and bringing young ones is recommended.

    こんな素晴らしい料理を食べたことがありません。それ上 、メガジョッキで流し込んだ! あさまるを一番推薦します。 I came in on Valentines Day with my girlfriend. We both really enjoyed the food, especially the fugu tempura and kinmeidai - I was also...

  • Odawara Oden Honten
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Hamachou 3-11-27
    This is an oden (various ingredients stewed in soy-sauce and stock) specialty shop in 3-chome, Hamacho, Odawara City. It provides oden made with local fish and seasonal vegetables. The shop is adaptable to a range of uses having a counter and tables as well as the glassed off Stella room and also a bench-style garden room facing the courtyard. You can also enjoy an oden banquet in the tearoom.

    Amazing experience!! People are really nice. The chief takes time to explain you what you’re eating and give you advices. Their speciality is Oden “steamed vegetables and fish”. It’s really...

  • Enoshima Uomitei
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-5-7
    For 140 years Enoshima Uomitei has been the place to go for spectacular sea views from the shore to the horizon. Indulge in the sea's bounty while gazing out at the beautiful scenery from the terrace. Dogs are welcome. Popular menu items include Enoshima rice bowls and shirasu (whitebait) rice bowls. Other dishes with fresh whitebait, spiny lobster, and abalone are also available.

    Majestic Sagami Bay view, fresh well prepared Japanese seafood, great service. Short waiting list to get a window table, sat in the tatami mat area, albeit hard on my knees, managed to make it work...

  • Kamakura Akimoto
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 1-6-15i-ZA Kamakura 3F

    I am a huge fan of the Japanese whitebait, which I grew up eating off plain rice since I was a child. The whitebait served in this little shop off the beaten path is juicy, fat and imparts a natural...

  • Raitei
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    3.5
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Kamakurayama 3-1-1
    This is a soba kaiseki restaurant in Mt. Kamakura, an area with a long history developed in a lush natural setting. One can enjoy a simple dish of soba, or a full course. Within the spacious gardens, the pride of Kamakura, is a small sweets spot, Roan. Every year from golden week through around October, the Mt. Kamakura Beer Garden bustles with visitors.

    I am a local, now live in the US. This is a little difficult to get to place for tourists as it is located about 20 min by bus from Kamakura station. Bus fare is about 200 yen and runs about every 20...

  • Uokuni
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Odawara-shi Sakaecho 1-1-9 Odawara Station Building Lusca 2F
    A shop run by Uokuni Shoten, a long-established Odawara fresh fish merchant with 100 years of history. In addition to fresh local fish from Sagami Bay, they are also dedicated to providing Sagami grown produce. The restaurant is known for its local sake and cuisine that makes the most of the quality of its ingredients. Especially popular items include their Japanese-style meal set with tuna sashimi and simmered sea bream that perfectly accompanies the white rice, as well as a hearty rice bowl topped with fresh seafood mixed with a special sauce.

    Definitely your best choice in Odawara station! Anything we order was tasteful!! We had a set plate (Teishoku) with DELICIOUS sashimi, fried seafood sticks (kushi ague) and another set plate with...

  • Hachinoki Kitakamakura
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 350

    Wonderful venue - peaceful tranquility amongst the maelstrom of Kamakura Wonderful food - expect to enjoy the very best of Japanese food presentation With all the heritage around you can have a...

  • Misaki Fish Market
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misaki 5-245-7
    A fish market located in Miura City. Officially known as the Miura City Misaki Marine Products Regional Wholesale Market, most people just call it the Misaki Fish Market. Boasting one of the greatest intakes of tuna in Japan, visitors can watch the frozen tuna auctions which take place here from the viewing gallery on the second floor. There's also a diner on the market grounds where you can eat dishes made with fresh seafood and local vegetables.
  • Wasai Yakura (Komachi-dori Street Branch)
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-7-28
    A restaurant where you can enjoy dishes made with an abundance of local, delicious Kamakura ingredients. The restaurant serves a diverse array of dishes made with fresh-caught fish stocked daily from Misaki Fishing Port and seasonal Shonan vegetables. The restaurant's signature shirasu whitebait rice bowl is a delicious gem made with only select, fresh shirasu caught in the morning.

    Looking for a place to eat, we stumbled on one of the tastiest tempura restaurants I have eaten at. A good choice, large portions, good ingredients, well prepared and extremely well presented. You...

  • Tsuruya
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Yuigahama 3-3-27
    Established in 1929, this is a well-established eel restaurant in Kamakura whose closest station is Enoshimsa Dentetsu’s Wadazuka Station. Thanks to the secret sauce that has not changed over several decades, the plump eel is characteristic for its elegant taste with a subtle sweetness. All of their eel dishes are prepared only after the order is received, so cooking takes about one hour to prepare. It is recommended to visit after making a reservation. Children that are not yet of school age are not allowed.

    As a frequent Japan visitor, I really Don’t recommend this place. The modern generation of Japanese are open-minded and this restaurant sadly live in the atone age honor when Kawabata Yasunari has...

  • Enoshima Tei
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-6-5
    Since their founding in 1909 Enoshima Tei has continued to serve the wonders found in Sagami Bay by Enoshima. Gaze upon the picturesque view of Mt. Fuji and Shonan while eating your fill. Try Enoshima Tei's best dish, the popular Enoshima Rice Bowls (Enoshima-don).

    It is our second time to the restaurant. Both times we had an amazing experience! It is the whole package:the view, especially if you are sitting on the patio overlooking the cliffs, water and the...

  • Yamagusuri
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Miyanoshita 224
    Located a five-minute walk from Miyanoshita Station, Yamagusuri is a restaurant that has earned praise for its meals centered on wild yams, which are said to be beneficial for both beauty and health. The restaurant is especially fond of its Tororo, made by finely grating the variety of yam known as Sansai no Oja. It offers two kinds of breakfasts centered on vinegar rice and four kinds of lunches centered on barley mixed with rice. The most popular menu item is the Shiko Lunch, which combines Foothills Pork marinated in miso with dried fish produced in Odawara. The restaurant is located on the side of a hill and offers a view of the mountains and waterfalls of Hakone.
  • Kurobatei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misaki 1-9-11
    Founded in 1971, at this restaurant one can enjoy fresh creative seafood cuisine. Fresh shellfish and other local specialties are served, including the specialty, the grilled tuna head, available only by reservation. Featured in many media, it is frequented not only by the locals, but also attracts visitors from far and even foreigners.
  • Creative Japanese Cuisine Kondo
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 1-8-36 Tsubame Building 1F-3
    This creative Japanese style restaurant is on Prefectural Route 21 in Yukinoshita, Kamakura City. They use Kyoto and Kamakura vegetables, and local seafood in original dishes made with special water use and cooking equipment in a cooking system. They offer a number of kaiseki courses for lunch and dinner. In the evening they also have single dishes like Miso Roast Beef.

    We went as a group for an informal business lunch and I ordered the Kamakura vegetable set, with an additional dessert. The meals here are of excellent quality using locally-sourced Kamakura...

  • Teishokuya Shamoji
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 1-15-2
    A set lunch meal restaurant offering fresh fish located along Hase Kannon-dori Avenue. The shop’s most famous item is its extravagant rice bowl special, which includes the titular rice bowl topped with kettle-boiled Japanese anchovy fry and fresh fish as well as two sides, miso soup, and pickled vegetables. The restaurant’s tables are also loaded with a variety of spices and seasonings for patrons to use like aoto soy sauce and sushi vinegar. Patrons are encouraged to add their flavorings of choice before eating.

    We liked the look of the restaurant -very Japanese. And a few Japanese ladies who had just finished their meal recommended the restaurant. We ordered the set menu - 3 fish and 1 fried chicken - all...

  • Kamakura Rokuyata
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Onarimachi 13-38 Ogiwara Building 1F
    This is an original Japanese style restaurant about one minute's walk from Kamakura Station, in Onari-cho, Kamakura City. Their menu centers around the Kamakura Burg hamburger steak, made with Kamakura tofu, chicken, and pork, and cooked in their own original sauce. Their lunch menu includes the Kamakura Burg Plate, or a set matching the hamburger steak with a rice bowl, and in the evening they offer the Kamakura Burg with obanzai Kyoto-style boiled and marinated vegetables, or rice.

    We walked in on a Sunday afternoon after researching on Tripadvisor. It was totally unexpected and wonderful! The tofu steak was very special, and I especially love the little white fish. The rice...

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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