restaurant and bar listings
Buckwheat galettes: Breizh Cafe Creperie
Belgian beers: Glass Dance
Kyoto-style tonkatsu: Katsukura
Station west side
Breizh Cafe Creperie - Cafe: Kawasaki
Delicious Bretagne-style artisanal sweet crepes and savory buckwheat galettes are served along with hard cider and soft drinks imported from the region.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kawasaki
A Belgian brasserie serving a good assortment of Belgian beers and food. Dinner averages around Y3000; a five-course "beer hall" dinner with all you can drink is Y5500.
Katsukura - Tonkatsu: Kawasaki
Besides the usual tonkatsu, Katsukura offers variations like deep-fried shrimp and scallops, yuba (tofu skin) croquettes), and nice side dishes like chawanmushi, tofu salad and kakuni stewed pork....
Oto Oto - Japanese: Kawasaki
Specialties at this upscale izakaya include grilled free-range chicken, tsukune (chicken meatballs), tofu and yuba. Budget around Y3500 at dinnertime.
Ringer Hut - Japanese regional: Kawasaki
Tasty Nagasaki-style noodles - champon and crisp sara-udon - at this budget ramen shop.
Station east side
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Kawasaki
Spicy chicken wings, yakitori and Nagoya miso specialties.
Eno Vino - Retail: Kawasaki
The small standing bar inside this wine retailer sells all wines for Y500 per glass and snacks from Y300.
Il Pinolo - Italian: Kawasaki
Reliable upscale Italian cuisine from this Ginza-based group. Prix-fixe dinners are Y5,000-8,500, or you can order a la carte; lunch from Y1300.
Galileo - Italian: Kawasaki
This "osteria tipica Napoletana" offers full-course dinners priced Y3500-5500, along with pizzas, pastas and grilled meats a la carte. Lunch sets from Y1100.
Hageten - Tempura: Kawasaki
Budget-priced tempura in the underground arcade in front of Kawasaki station.
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Kawasaki
Good, all-you-can-eat kushiage from this very popular Osaka-based chain. Pick your own skewers of fish, meat and vegetables from the counter and deep-fry them yourself at your table. Y2500 for two...
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Kawasaki
First-rate Miyazaki chicken dishes, regional Kyushu fare and local shochu brands are the specialties at this reasonably priced, unpretentious Miyazaki-based izakaya chain. Budget around Y3500-4500...
Tandoor - Indian: Kawasaki
Good curries and northern Indian home-style cooking; budget around Y2000 for dinner.
Fukueimon - Dim sum: Kawasaki
Some thirty varieties of Hong Kong-style dim sum are served here, and there's an all-you-can-eat deal for Y2580 (two-hour limit, not available weekday lunchtime). There are several other set meals...
Yebisu - Yakitori: Kawasaki
Good yakitori, Iberico pork dishes and seasonal specialties. Budget around Y3000.
Oyama - Ramen: Kawasaki
This well-regarded shop in the Ramen Symphony complex is known for their shrimp ramen.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Kawasaki
An Okinawan-style izakaya. No lunch on weekends.
Costco Kawasaki - Retail: Kawasaki
The American big-box retailer stocks a lot of imported goods as well as local produce and packaged foods. They also sell wines and liquor at discount prices. Individual membership is Y4200 per...
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