Gourmet Dining Guide
Tasting Other Cultures -
the Culture of Yokohama
Absorbing so many other cultures since the opening of the port has transformed Yokohama into a treasuretrove of international cuisine.
This varied culinary culture has something to offer everyone, from Chinese dishes including Cantonese, Shanghai and Sichuan through to western dishes such as steak, Hamburg steak and beef stew.
It has also been the starting point for numerous new foods, such as the recent boom in so-called “house style” ramen noodles.
Kiyoken Main Branch
Perfectly suited to the culturally diverse city of Yokohama, this delicious restaurant preserves traditional cooking from a variety of countries while giving an original spin and placing a focus on using produce grown entirely in the region.
The concept behind this restaurant is to “eat your fill of authentic Italian cuisine.” Experience handmade pasta and seafood made using the freshest ingredients from Chef Paolo Mazzini. You can also stand at the bar and enjoy a selection of fine Italian wines by the glass.
Yokohama Motomachi Mutekiro
Mutekiro is a French restaurant that opened in Motomachi, Yokohama in 1981. Placing a priority on local production and local consumption they arrange traditional French cuisine into a unique Mutekiro Yokohama style, offering a menu of simple and delicious dishes.
In a historical building, listen to live music while enjoying a meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Based in a foundation of history and tradition, they are also proactive about combining new cooking methods with a range of ingredients. Both the full course and easily enjoyed à la carte menu come highly recommended, using seasonal gredients blended with modern cooking techniques.
Sumibi Yakitori Sakaki
Using carefully selected ingredients centered around poultry dishes you can enjoy the tastes of the seasons here. The master chef carefully prepares each and every skewer of chicken over a bed of charcoal.
Traditional sushi made with the perfect balance of vinegar and salty, full-bodied vinegared rice, and using the best seasonal ingredients freshly procured from Tsukiji.
Enjoy authentic Sichuan cuisine from this restaurant founded in 1959. They also offer banquets in individual rooms.
A restaurant founded in 1955. Here you can enjoy every aspect of Shanghai cuisine, from stir-fried dishes made with seasonal ingredients to rich stews using shark fin and abalone.
Kaseiro Main Branch
Kaseiro is a famous restaurant in Yokohama Chinatown where you can easily enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine. In an exotic space take in a variety of delicious flavors and experience a meal that only true masters of Chinese cuisine can provide.
A traditional flavor that has continued since their founding 120 years ago. Using no synthetic seasonings, enjoy the kind of special meal that only an authentic long-standing Cantonese restaurant can provide.
Founded in 1927. Carefully selected ingredients, a panko coating produced by unique research and a secret sauce combine to create one of the traditional and much loved flavors of Yokohama.
All the grilled chicken skewers from this restaurant with 60 years of history are absolutely delicious, be it those finished with secret sauce or natural salt. Enjoy the authentic flavor of sumptuous ingredients.
Araiya Main Branch
Founded in 1895 and continues to draw in many customers seeking the delights of Japanese style beef cooking, including beef hotpot, sukiyaki and shabushabu.
The first floor is table seating, while the second has tatami mats for banquets and traditional Japanese course meals. Based primarily in buckwheat broth and buckwheat soba noodles, they use the ultimate ten-percent buckwheat flour for flavor, texture, and how smoothly they go down.
All seats are at the counter in this restaurant where the best beef and seafood from around Japan are prepared on a sizzling hotplate in front of your eyes.
Founded in 1894. They offer a range of Chinese style meat buns that you can eat as you walk around or give as delicious gifts, including their famous “Pork Bun”. Their roasted pork and shaomai are also highly recommended.
A longstanding purveyor of eel broiled with Japanese sauce, in business since 1910. Enjoy the traditional flavor of Japan-produced eel served with a secret spicy sauce, amid surroundings fragrant with an aroma from the past.
Experience the longstanding flavor of a restaurant in business for more than 90 years. This is the place to experience the progenitor of kamameshi (“kettle rice”) in Yokohama.
Enjoy a varied menu for everything from teatime to a full meal, and including items that originated from the New Grand Hotel, in a bright interior bathed in the warmth of wood.
la Tenda Rossau
Serves healthy and easy to eat Italian cuisine, using the best seasonal ingredients from land and sea and a slice of Italian scenery to go with your meal. You might be tempted to eat here every day!
Umaya no Syokutaku
Based in the concept of “letting locals drink local beer accompanied by local ingredients”, this restaurant adjoins a beer brewing facility and serves food prepared using directly purchased ingredients from Kanagawa and freshly brewed beer.
Has been serving traditional Japanese coursestyle banquets using seasonal ingredients in Motomachi, Yokohama since 1975.
Bar Sea Guardian
A traditional English bar with a stately air and rich, mature atmosphere. In the tradition of the Hotel New Grand, enjoy taciturn but deeply rich hospitality.
PILGRIM 19th CLUB
Enjoy warm and welcoming bartender service and some cocktails in an elegant atmosphere. Experience a moment of pure luxury amid soft interior lighting.
Motion Blue YOKOHAMA
Enjoy performances by artists from around Japan and the world, and food based in French cuisine but incorporating a variety of other essences from around the world.