The 10 Best Places to Eat in Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama opened their port after concluding the Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the United States and the Empire of Japan in 1859. There are lots of restaurants inspired from other countries because foreigners often live here. These restaurants created their own special recipes like Yokohama Tanmen, and Yokohama Beer. Let’s take a look at the popular restaurants.


1. Yoshimura-ke

1. Yoshimura-ke
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Yokohama is famous for Iekei Ramen which is a soy sauce based ramen that is served with boiled egg, spinach, roasted pork fillet, and a thick noodle. The birthplace of this ramen is here at Yoshimura-ke, which opened in 1974. 1,500 people come here every day.

They serve normal ramen or Char-siu ramen only. You can order a normal size, one a little bit bigger, or the biggest amount. Also, you can ask for soft or hard noodles and the amount of oil. If you pay extra money you can get other toppings too!

■Information
Name: Yoshimura-ke
Address: 2-12-6, Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-322-9988
Time: 11:00~22:00
Closed: Monday
Access: 6 minutes-walk from Yokohama station

Website: http://ieke1.com/
Map: Map to Yoshimura-ke

2. Chuka Menkui

2. Chuka Menkui
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Tanmen is a stir-fried meat and vegetable ramen that came from China. The most famous location for this dish is in Yokohama’s China Town. Tanmen in Yokohama is called Yokohama Tanmen and is way different from normal Tanmen.

It includes thick, flat noodles and lots of vegetables with in a salty Chinese broth. This restaurant is popular to the local people. They make their original style soup and vegetables using charcoal. This is absolutely the best Tanmen ever.

■Information
Name: Chuka Menkui
Address: Hakuyou6-15, Sakae-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-893-9964
Time: 11:00~19:00
Closed: Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday
Access: 7 minutes-walk from Hongodai station

Map: Map to Chuka Menkui

3. Gyokusen-tei Yokohama porta branch

3. Gyokusen-tei Yokohama porta branch
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Sanmamen is served with lots of vegetables and noodles with a starchy sauce and it used to only be eaten by employees of the restaurant during world war two. After world war two, this started getting popular in Yokohama.

The porta branch is known as the originator of Sanmamen and is famous for the best taste.

→The 10 Best Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Yokohama, Japan

■Information
Name: Gyokusen-tei Yokohama porta branch
Address: B1F Yokohamaporta, 2-16-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-453-6600
Time: 11:00~22:00
Access: 3 minutes-walk from Yokohama station

Map: Map to Gyokusen-tei Yokohama porta branch

4. Andante

4. Andante
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Pikata-rice is rice with sweet spicy sauce, celery, onions, egg, etc… You never heard about this right? It is because Pikata-rice is the original dish at Andante.

They started to serve Pikata-rice since they opened restaurant in 1914. They were nominated “Oishiimono Totsuka brand” which meant it was popular and the charm of Totsuka city. You can only get it here. Come and get it!

■Information
Name: Andante
Address: 187-8, Totsuka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-881-2869
Closed: Weekend
Access: 5 minutes-walk from Totsuka station

Map: Map to Andante

5. Kiyoken head store

5. Kiyoken head store
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Kiyoken restaurant is famous for being a big chain in the Kanto area. They are known as a first place to make shu mai in 1928. The head store is at Nishiku in Yokohama city.

And they have original set that is called Honten original set. This is served with 3 types of shumai, “kuwai shumai” that includes water chestnuts, “hukahire to shumai” that includes cheese and shiso leaves, “salmon shumai” that includes cheese and basil.

If you want to get it you need to reserve 4 days beforehand. If you want normal shumai then that’s no problem! They also have take out menu too. It is good for souvenirs.

■Information
Name: Kiyoken head store
Address: 2-13-12, Takashima, Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-441-8811
Time: 11:30~22:30 [Weekday] / 1:00~22:30 [Weekend]
Access: 3 minutes-walk from Yokohama station

Website: http://www.kiyoken.com/
Map: Map to Kiyoken head store

 
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6. Hotel New Grand the café

6. Hotel New Grand the café
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Hotel New Grand the café is a restaurant in the first floor of Hotel New Grand. This restaurant is the first place that had western food in Japan. Pasta, seafood doria, pudding à la mode, etc… Their birthplace is in Yokohama before they were super popular in Japan.

Popular dishes here are seafood Doria that is supposed to rejuvenate a sick person, Neapolitan that was used for military meals, and pudding à la mode that was popular for American military wives. If you want to eat western food you should come here.

■Information
Name: Hotel New Grand the café
Address: 10, Yamasita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-681-1841
Time: 10:00~21:30
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Chuka-gai station

Website: http://www.hotel-newgrand.co.jp/
Map: Map to Hotel New Grand the café

7. Daiichi-tei

7. Daiichi-tei
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Outside of Daiichi-tei is decorated with wax menu samples and it looks like local a Chinese restaurant. Lots of media outlets came and interviewed them and some TV shows were filmed here.

It is highly recommend to get a patan that is served with raw garlic and thick noodles. Eating them with soup makes the taste turn mild.

This dish isn’t listed on the menu book. It means this is a secret menu for regular customers. You will need brave to order it but it’s worth it!

■Information
Name: Daiichi-tei
Address: 1-20, Hinode-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-231-6137
Time: 11:30~13:30 / 17:00~21:00
Closed: Tuesday
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Hinode-cho station

Map: Map to Daiichi-tei

8. Fujiya Yokohama center branch

8. Fujiya Yokohama center branch
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There are various debates but Hujiya yokohama center branch is well known as the birthplace of shortcake in japan. American shortcake is laid with fruits and biscuits. The shortcake they make is replaces the biscuit with a fluffy sponge.

It was not popular when they opened but, 30 years ago, after the refrigerator started getting popular, shortcake became popular among the average family. Come and get the original shortcake especially for people with a sweet tooth!

■Information
Name: Fujiya Yokohama center branch
Address: 1-6-2, Isezaki-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-251-2105
Time: 11:00~22:00
Access: 5 minutes-walk from Kannai station

Website: http://www.fujiya-peko.co.jp/
Map: Map to Fujiya Yokohama center branch

9. Yokohama Bashamichi

9. Yokohama Bashamichi
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When Japanese diplomatic missions went to America at the end of the Edo period they ate lots of American foods that they never seen before. One of them was ice cream. After they came back, these western foods started to get popular in Japan.

In 1869, the first homemade ice cream started to sell in Japan at Bashamichi in Yokohama. This is why ice cream that is called Bashamichi ice cream is served for free at Bashamichi in every 9th of May.

■Information
Name: Yokohama Bashamichi
Address: Yosidabasi-bankokubasi, Kannai, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-641-4068
Access: 5 minutes-walk from Bashamichi station

Website: http://www.bashamichi.or.jp/

10. Umaya-no-Shokutaku

10. Umaya-no-Shokutaku
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The first Yokohama beer was made in Yamate settlements in 1870. Then for 140 years they keep making beer. Small breweries are really rare in Japan because big beer companies make almost all of Japanese beer.

This restaurant is brews Yokohama beer. Please enjoy the view of Yokohama with a wide range of beer like Alto, Pale ale, Pilsner, Yokohama lager, IBA, and Wizen. You’ll find you favorite beer!

■Information
Name: Umaya-no-Shokutaku
Address: 6-68-1, Sumiyoshicho, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: +81-45-641-9901
Access: 5 minutes-walk from Sakuragi-cho station

Website: http://www.yokohamabeer.com/
Map: Map to Umaya-no-Shokutaku

Let’s Eat Delicious Japanese Foods in Yokohama!

How was it? Yokohama is 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train and has lots of sightseeing spots like Minatomirai. It absolutely has plenty of delicious restaurants. When you come to Yokohama, you should explore and find your favorite restaurants. Enjoy your trip!

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