Yokohama is a port city in Japan, which led to its rapid growth and advancement due to the influence of foreign guests. With that said, various cultures, commodities, fashion, art, and of course new food recipes were introduced in the country. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the popularity of Western-Style dishes was first experienced in Yokohama.
Being the second largest city in Japan, there are bound to be many restaurants that cater to a wide range of people. It’s not surprising for food aficionados to have a list of their own favorite restaurants in the city.
If you ever get the chance to visit this city, make sure to check these 10 places to enjoy a hearty lunch in Yokohama.
1. Mimiu Yokohama Sogo (美々卯 横浜そごう)
Mimiu Yokohama Sogo is just 5-minutes away from Yokohama Station on foot. Located on the 10th floor of Yokohama Sogo Building this restaurant specializes in udon, soba, and nabe (hotpot dishes). If you plan to have your lunch here, be prepared to wait in line because this restaurant is quite popular. The prices are very reasonable, and the volume is acceptable. A great place to have lunch near Yokohama Station.
Address: Yokohama Sogo 10F, 2-18-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
2. Yokohama Nodaiwa (横浜 野田岩)
Yokohama Nodaiwa is well-known for their unagi (grilled eel). Like many famous restaurants in the area, there is always a queue outside. Their eel is delicious, especially when you are in the mood for some grilled unagi. They also have a tasty oyakodon for those who want to eat something different from the rest. Make sure to come as early as possible so you don’t have to wait for more than half an hour before you can enter the restaurant.
Address: Yokohama Takashimaya 5F, 1-6-31 Minami Saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/yokohama/rose_dining/japanese/nodaiwa.html (Japanese Only)
3. Yokohama Hoshino Naru Ki (横浜 星のなる木)
Yokohama Hoshino Naru Ki is a restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisines. They stock the finest ingredients from all over Japan, so for those who love to try local specialties from different parts of Japan, this is a good place to start. The ingredients they use are fresh, and you can tell that they put efforts into their dishes. There is also enough space to hold parties and other special events.
Address: 2-19-12 Sky Building 28F, Nishi-ku, Takashima, Kanagawa, Yokohama
Website: http://ginza-cruise.jpn.org/y-hoshinonaruki/ (Japanese Only)
4. Manchinro Honten (萬珍樓 本店)
Manchiro Honten is perhaps the oldest and most popular Cantonese Cuisine Restaurant in China Town Yokohama. People usually go here for the dim sum and of course, to have a taste of what this restaurant has to offer. The rates here are more expensive compared to other Chinese restaurants in the area. This is due to its long-standing prestige that has been accumulated over time.
Address: 153 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Kanagawa, Tokyo
5. Shofukumon (招福門)
Shofukumon is a great place to enjoy an all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet. The prices here are quite reasonable and a perfect place to have a filling lunch. They also have genuine shark fin cuisines made by chefs that hail from Hong Kong. You can make reservations for parties and other special events in Shofukumon as well.
Address: 81-3, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: http://www.shofukumon.com/menu/yamucha.html (Japanese Only)
6. ARAIYA NEST
ARAIYA NEST is just 5 minutes away from the northwest entrance of Yokohama Station. It is a popular restaurant where you can enjoy delicious steaks, hamburgs, and other dishes that pack a lot of flavors. The staffs are good and the service is great. An amazing place to have a hearty lunch in Yokohama.
Address: 2-19-3 Tsuruyacho Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: http://www.araiya.co.jp/nest/ (Japanese Only)
7. Tobago cafe&bar
Tobago cafe&bar have a good variety of Japanese and American cuisines. The bright interior design is quite appealing and it can get very crowded during lunchtime. Their cakes are also very affordable and some people especially come here after lunch to enjoy their tasty desserts.
Address: 2-9-1 Kitasaiwai, Nishi-ku, Hotel Plumm 1F, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: http://www.hotel-plumm.jp/tobago/ (Japanese Only)
8. Barbara a table
Barbara a table is located on the 7th floor of the shopping mall called Lumine Yokohama. It is a fairly popular place to have lunch in Yokohama. The reason? They have an all-you-can-eat bread roll buffet. While that may not sound as appealing to others, they do have other options such as pasta and other dishes that will gain your approval. It would be best to go there as early as possible because it can get crowded very fast.
Address: 2-16-1 Takashima Nishi-Ku, Lumine Yokohama 7F, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: http://www.b-barbara.com/atable/ (Japanese Only)
STOVES is definitely one of the best grill bars in Yokohama. You will love this place if you love to eat meaty burgers and pizza. The 5-minute walk from the station is totally worth your effort. They have a good selection of drinks for people of all ages. A nice place to enjoy some high-quality burgers in Yokohama.
Address: Saito Bldg. 1F, 2-1-3, Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Website: http://www.stovesyokohama.com/stoves/ (Japanese Only)
10.Trattoria Pizzeria & Bar LOGIC Yokohama
Trattoria Pizzeria & Bar LOGIC Yokohama is an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy both Italian and Japanese cuisines. Some of the most recommended items on their menu are pizza, Margherita, carbonara, cream pasta, pork cutlets, vegetable & shrimp tempura, vegetable salads, and many more. They also have a banquet plan with an all-you-can-drink option.
Address: 2-2-1 Kitasaiwai Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Data is as of March 2019
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