Yokohama

Yokohama station west side

!!Thrash Zone (Yokohama Sta. - Beer bar). 045-514-9947
Extreme beers are the speciaty at this cozy little beer bar - heavy on the hops, and generally higher in alcohol content than your average mainstream lager. Many of the beers are made by Thrash Zone itself, with names like "Speed Kills IPA" (7.8% ABV), although on our most recent visit we also saw offerings from serious US and Japanese craft breweries like Coronado, Lagunitas, Scuttlebutt and North Coast. Prices start at Y500 for a medium-sized glass. [Show more]
SunmapTsuruyacho 2-10-7, Tamaura Bldg 1F. Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Cheers (Yokohama Sta. - Belgian rest/beer bar). 045-311-7804
A quiet, out-of-the-way little bar with a good selection of Belgian and other beers. Draft beers include Baird (an excellent Japanese microbrew), Edelpils and Pedigree; there are also 30 beers by the bottle, mostly Belgian. Food is a mix of Belgian and British: mussels, frites, fish and chips, shepherd's pie. The basement space is pleasantly decorated, with several nooks and crannies at different levels.
mapTsuruyacho 3-32-14, Shinko Bldg B1F. (from the underground Diamond mall, take exit 12 south, cross under the highway overpass, turn left at Jonathan's; it's on the right after 1/2 block) Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Tiki Tiki (Yokohama Sta. - Hawaiian). 045-312-3397
Yes it's a real Tiki Lounge, with tropical decor, frilly cocktails and a Polynesian floorshow. The space is huge (300 seats) and ready for parties. The food menu focuses on Hawaiian dishes like Lomi Lomi Salmon, Spam croquettes and smoked ahi poke. Budget around Y3500 for food and drink.
decorSunmapTsuruyacho 2-17-1, Soutetsu Iwasaki-Gakuen Bldg B1F. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Ippudo Yokohama West Exit (Yokohama Sta. - Ramen). 045-410-4850
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
lateSunmapMinami-Saiwai 2-17-8. Open 11am-3am daily.
Camp Express (Yokohama Sta. - Curry). 045-620-7490
The excellent Yoyogi-based curry shop is expanding rapidly, and their vegetable-centered Japanese-style curries are well worth a try. Like other outlets, this department-store branch is decorated in a camping motif.
SunmapMinami-Saiwai 1-5-1, Joinus Dining B1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Wired Cafe (Yokohama Sta. - Cafe). 045-312-1073
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
SunmapMinami-Saiwai 1-5-1, Yokohama Joinus 4F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Obica Mozzarella Bar (Yokohama Sta. - Italian). 045-412-3733
Open since August 2014, this branch of the Roppongi-based restaurant offers a stylishly decorated dining room and all-day service. In addtion to cheese tasting plates, the menu also features gourmet pizzas, lasagnas and other pastas. Budget around Y1500 at lunchtime, or Y4500 for dinner with drinks.
decorSunmapMinami-Saiwai 1-5-1, Yokohama Joinus B2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Glass Dance (Yokohama Sta. - Belgian rest/beer bar). 045-311-0278
The ubiquitous Belgian beer chain offers Antwerp's De Koninck and a few other Belgians on draught, and over seventy beers by the bottle, served with proper glassware. The food menu features beer-marinated roast chicken among other beer-friendly snacks. Prices are around average for Belgian beer bars in Japan.
SunmapMinami-Saiwai 1-3-1, More's 9F. Open 11am-2:30, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi (Yokohama Sta. - Yakitori). 045-322-3833
Peppery chicken wings and other creative chicken cuisine from this popular chain. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
SunmapKita-Saiwai 1-1-13, Comfort 178, 7F. Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Harvest (Yokohama Sta. - Japanese/health food). 045-290-9919
Harvest serves up a very appealing natural-foods buffet with more than sixty different dishes (mostly Japanese-style), including lots of vegetables. Lunch (until 5pm) and dinner prices are Y1399 and Y1899 weekdays and Y1599 and Y1899 weekends. The soft drink bar is Y199. (Prices do not include consumption tax.)
SunmapKita-Saiwai 1-2-7, Yodobashi Camera Multimeda Yokohama B2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
La Verde (Yokohama Sta. - Italian). 045-317-3466
This Tokyo-based budget chain offers good-quality Italian fare in nice-size portions. There are more than forty wines to choose from, starting at Y2500 per bottle. In the evenings there are various all-you-can-eat and open-bar plans at dinnertime in addition to a la carte service.
SunmapKita-Saiwai 1-2-7, Yodobashi Camera Multimeda Yokohama B2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Xi'an (Yokohama Sta. - Chinese). 045-290-5480
The city of Xi'an is located along the historical Silk Road trade route, and the cuisine from that region takes full advantage of the many spices that were part of the trade. The menu here includes well-spiced lamb dishes, Xi'an-style cold appetizers and toshomen noodles, and a number of unusual dimsum items. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
SunmapKita-Saiwai 1-2-7, Yodobashi Camera Multimeda Yokohama B2F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Tsukada Nojo (Yokohama Sta. - Japanese regional). 045-328-3371
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 Y3000-4000 for dinner with drinks. Open until 2am (LO) Fridays. [Go to branch review]
SunmapKita-Saiwai 1-1-5, Watanabe Bldg 3F. Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Tavern, The (Yokohama Sta. - British pub). 045-322-9727
A well-established, very popular "gaijin bar" with a lively atmosphere. London Pride and Kilkenny are served on draught, and the food menu features typical British pub fare.
mapMinami-Saiwai 14-2, Nishiguchi Meiwa Building B1F. Open 5pm-1am.
O Pulecenella (Yokohama Sta. - Italian). 045-314-1050
Nice southern Italian pizzas, good antipasti and bread. Budget around Y8500 per person. Prix-fixe lunch menus are Y2300 and Y3200.
SunmapKita-saiwai 2-13-1. (About 5 min. from Yokohama station) Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Zizi (Yokohama Sta. - Wine bar). 045-311-6770
A small Italian wine bar with pastas and other casual fare. There are usually around five or six wines by the glass along with a bottle selection starting at around Y4500. They also serve grappa. A Zizi prix-fixe dinner menu is Y3500.
mapSengencho 1-4-9. (About 10 minutes from Yokohama station) Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.

Yokohama station east side

Village Vanguard Diner (Yokohama Sta. - Burgers). 045-444-1255
Good American-style gourmet burgers are served here, with original variations like "pepper and wild bacon," "quattro formaggio and honey," and "basil, tomato, mozzarella." Burgers start from under Y1000, and lunch specials are served until 4pm.
SunmapTakashima 2-16-1, Lumine Yokohama 6F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Kurobutaya (Yokohama Sta. - Izakaya). 045-441-2919
Gourmet Berkshire pork is the specialty here, made into everything from Kyushu-style kakuni stews to homemade sausages to Chinese dumplings. Drinks include shochu, assorted plum wines and one or two decent sakes. [Go to branch review]
SunmapTakashima 2-16-1, Lumine Yokohama 7F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Yasaiya Mei (Yokohama Sta. - Japanese). 045-441-7615
Healthy seasonal vegetable-centered cuisine is the concept here, with salads, charcoal- grilled vegetables, tempura and original ishes. One of the specialties is vegetable shabu-shabu (minimum two persons), to which you can add pork or beef if you like. Shabu-shabu starts at Y2200/person, with party menus from Y3800 and ample a la carte options.
SunmapTakashima 2-16-1, Lumine Yokohama 7F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Ippudo (Yokohama Porta) (Yokohama Sta. - Ramen). 045-444-2205
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
SunmapTakashima 2-16, Porta B1-117. Open 11am-10:20pm (LO) daily.
Gumbo and Oyster Bar (Yokohama Sta. - Seafood). 045-465-2634
This popular chain specializes in oysters (both raw and cooked), Cajun-style gumbo and various seafood dishes.
SunmapTakashima 2-18-1, Yokohama Sogo 10F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Il Pinolo Levita (Yokohama Sta. - Italian). 045-444-0630
The prix-fixe menus here (Y4000, Y5800) let you mix and match from a big list of pastas, starters and main dishes while you enjoy the impressive nighttime view. Set lunches are Y2500 to Y7000.
no smokingSunmapTakashima 2-18-1, Yokohama Sogo 10F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Yebisu (Yokohama Sta. - Yakitori). 045-442-0360
You can enjoy good, reliable yakitori and Yebisu beer along with a great view at this bayside branch of a small, Tokyo-based chain.
SunmapTakashima 2-19-12, Yokohama Sky Bldg 10F. Open 11am-3, 3-11pm daily.
Rio Grande Grill (Yokohama Sta. - Brazilian). 045-440-0070
Brazilian churrasco grilled beef, other meats, seafood, and salad-bar selections will set you back Y4500 for all you can eat, while open-bar plans start at Y2000. There's plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Yokohama Bay.
SunmapKinkocho 1-10, Yokohama Bay Quarter 3F. Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina (Yokohama Sta. - Sandwiches/ burgers). 045-450-7202
Good American-style sandwiches and burgers are the draw here along with Hawaiian microbrew beers. In the evenings they also offer a few Hawaiian main dishes.
SunmapKinkocho 1-10, Yokohama Bay Quarter 4F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Atlantic (Yokohama Sta. - Seafood). 045-450-7368
Perhaps the poshest restaurant in the Bay Quarter mall, Atlantic offers a serious seafood menu, with lobster and crab platters, grilled fish and meats. Prix-fixe dinners start at Y6000, lunches at Y2800. There's nice outdoor seating, although the pleasantly decorated interior is packed a bit tightly for this price level.
SunmapKinkocho 1-10, Yokohama Bay Quarter 5F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kinkawooka (Yokohama Sta. - Grill). 045-450-7366
In addition to oysters the kitchen here serves grilled salmon, shrimp, chicken and pork dishes, with oyster-based appetizers and reasonably priced wines. The interior isn't very exciting, but there's a lot of outdoor seating on the terrace. Budget around Y5000 for dinner with a few drinks.
SunmapKinkocho 1-10, Yokohama Bay Quarter 5F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Sangendou (Yokohama Sta. - Izakaya). 045-440-5768
This Yokohama branch of one of our favorite izakaya offers good soba, tofu and grilled chicken along with some nice regional sake choices. Counter and table seating is relatively spacious.
SunmapKinkocho 1-10, Yokohama Bay Quarter 5F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Minato-Mirai

Katsusen (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Tonkatsu). 045-664-1200
The tonkatsu here features the shop's own special brand of Touzan pork, a premium breed with a well-balanced flavor. Dinnertime teishoku meals start at around Y1300. Lunch is served until 5pm.
SunmapSakuragicho 1-1-7, Colette-Mare 6F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Dog Dept + Cafe (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Cafe). 045-222-5199
Yet another cafe where you can bring your pet; this one also carries a full line of canine fashion and grooming items. The dog menu includes items like pate, pork and beans, and bean risotto.
no smokingSunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza 1F. Open 11am-8pm daily.
Bubby's (Yokohama Minato-mirai - American). 045-681-0306
Burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza 1F. Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Keke (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Japanese/health food). 045-225-6311
A natural-foods buffet with plenty of organic vegetable dishes. Weekend lunch is Y1900, dinner Y2400. Weekdays it's Y1700 and Y2200.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1-2, Landmark Tower 5F. Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Sizzler (Yokohama Minato-mirai - American). 045-222-5316
Sizzler offers a decent salad bar to go with your grilled meat or seafood main, although they're in competition with several buffet restaurants in the area.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza 1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Konaya (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Soba/Udon). 045-228-6221
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza 1F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Kissho (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Shabu-shabu). 045-222-5522
When you're in the mood to splurge on traditional Japanese fare, Kissho offers luxurious shabu-shabu and kaiseki menus, priced from Y8000 at dinnertime.
no smokingSunmapMinato-mirai 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza 5F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Hard Rock Cafe (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Burgers). 045-682-5626
You'll find burgers, loud music, and lots of visitors from out of town at this famous international chain.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Queen's Tower A, 1F. Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Garlic Jo's (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Garlic). 045-682-2870
This enormously popular restaurant offers reasonable prices, crowded seating, deafening noise and school-cafeteria-quality food.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Queen's Square "At 3rd", B1F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Khazana (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Indian). 045-682-2873
Reliable curries from a major chain of Indian restaurants.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Queen's Square "At 3rd", B1F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Ippudo (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Ramen). 045-227-6305
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3-2, Queen's East B1F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Keawjai (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Thai). 045-682-2679
Good, fast Thai food in a food court setting, from a long-running and very reliable Tokyo-based chain.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3-2, Queen's East B1F. Open 11am-8pm daily.
!Daidaiya (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Asian fusion). 045-228-5035
This is a spacious two-story branch of this pioneering "nouvelle japonaise" restaurant, with excellent fusion-oriented cooking and a panoramic view of the harbor lights.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Queen's Square "At 2nd", 4/5F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sakaeya (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Izakaya). 045-682-2700
Excellent charcoal-grilled meats and creative seasonal dishes are the specialties at Sakeya; budget around Y4000 at dinnertime for food and drink. [Go to branch review]
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3-8, Queen's Square "At 2nd", 3F. Open 11am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Roselait (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Italian). 045-682-2801
A very casual budget pasta joint with charcoal-grilled meats and a big selection of wines by the glass or carafe, with choices from California, Chile, Italy, France and Germany. The 4-course set menu is Y2800, and all main dishes are Y1200. There's some "outdoor" seating facing out onto the shopping mall.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Queen's Square "At 2nd", 2F. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Queen Alice (Yokohama Minato-mirai - French). 045-682-2216
This hotel branch of one of Tokyo's old-school, well-publicized French restaurants serves traditional cuisine in a very pleasant setting, with semi-private dining areas. Lunch from Y3000; prix-fixe dinners from Y8000 (or order a la carte). Regularly closed for private parties, so call ahead.
SunmapMinato-mirai 2-3, Pan Pacific Hotel 3F. Open 11:30am-1:40, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Harvest (World Porters) (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Japanese/health food). 045-227-5818
Harvest serves up a very appealing natural-foods buffet with more than sixty different dishes (mostly Japanese-style), including lots of vegetables. Lunch and dinner prices are Y1299 and Y1899 weekdays and Y1499 and Y1899 weekends. The soft drink bar is Y199, and a 90-minute open-bar plan is Y990. (Prices do not include consumption tax.)
SunmapShin-Minato 2-1-1, World Porters 5F. Open 11am-9pm (last entry) daily.
Surabaya (Yokohama Minato-mirai - Indonesian). 045-222-2577
Surabaya serves up a big menu of authentic-tasting Indonesian dishes. Portions are small but prices are reasonable, so you can try many different dishes if you wish.
SunmapShin-Minato 2-1-1, World Porters 5F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Sakuragicho, Kannai (west side)

Le Temps Perdu (Yokohama Sakuragicho - Belgian rest/beer bar). 045-242-9777
Yokohama's original Belgian beer bar, Le Temps Perdu is surprisingly decrepit and yet not without charm. The menu offers twenty Belgian beers at around Y1000-1200 per bottle.
mapNogecho 2-78. Open 6-11:40pm. Closed Sundays.
Gachimaya (Yokohama Kannai - Okinawan). 045-264-1244
This popular Okinawan spot has an extensive menu of standard Okinawan dishes and a large bar, with awamori and tropical cocktails. Some outdoor seating, facing the park.
SunmapHoraicho 2-5-1. (on the north side of Ohdori Park, about 2 1/2 blocks from the JR station) Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Antenna America (Yokohama Kannai - Beer bar). 045-315-5228
An ever-changing selection of American craft beers - all from top-class breweries like Southern Tier, Coronado and Anderson Valley - is on tap at this tasting room run by beer importing company Nagano Trading. They also carry more than a hundred bottled beers, and they're all sold at retail prices. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapYoshidamachi 5-4, #6 Yoshida Bldg, 5F. Open 3-11pm daily.
Full Monty (Yokohama Kannai - British pub). 045-334-8787
Serving seventeen different ciders, this rather authentic British pub must have the best selection in town, if not in all of Japan. They also serve beer of course - on a recent visit the pub's eight taps included such varied fare as Caldera Vanilla Wheat and Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (both from Oregon); Brimmer Porter (from Kawasaki); Greene King Abbot Ale and Fuller's London Pride, with pints averaging Y1000. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapFukutomicho Nishi-dori 41. Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
!Sparta (Yokohama Kannai - Greek). 045-253-1645
This Greek landmark has been serving hearty, home-style food since 1953 (although they moved to a new location in 2010). The bright, spacious dining area includes lots of counter seating as well as tables.
no smokingSunmapYoshidamachi 3-7. Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse (Yokohama Kannai - Animal cafe). 045-263-4015
Lizards, tortoises, snakes and other reptiles - plus the odd amphibian - are the main attraction at this charming animal cafe. There's no cover charge per se, but you're expected to order a beverage or food. We tried the shop's "meat cakes," which turned out to be scones filled with Chinese-style BBQ pork (like what you'd get in a pork bun), and served with whipped cream. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapYokohama-shi Nishi-ku, Chojamachi 8-133, 2F. Open 11am-8pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
!Al Ain (Yokohama Kannai - Middle Eastern). 045-251-6199
Arabic, Lebanese and Moroccan food (set dinners for each, or a la carte) prepared by Lebanese owner/chef Ziad, formerly a chef at the Kuwaiti embassy. From the superb mezze and pita bread to delicious grilled meats and perfect cous cous to the sweet baklava and other desserts, you're assured of a complete Middle Eastern experience. If that isn't enough, order a hookah with a bowl of apple-flavored tobacco to share with everyone else at your table while you watch the belly dancing (Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30).
SunmapYayoicho 2-17, Stalk Tower Ohdori-Koen Bldg. B1F. (along Ohdori Koen, about 3 min. west of Isezaki Chojamachi subway station exit 6, at Yayoicho 2-chome crossing, underneath a Family Mart) Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
!!Miysis (Yokohama Kannai - Cat cafe). 045-325-7166
The twenty resident cats here include a couple of Scottish Folds, a short-legged Munchkin, and a very fluffy Siberian along with some less exotic breeds. Cover charge starts at Y1300 for 70 minutes, which includes one soft drink. [Show more]
SunmapYokohama-shi Nishi-ku, Chojamachi 6-99. Open noon-7pm (LO) daily.
Ringer Hut (Yokohama Kannai - Japanese regional). 045-250-0186
Tasty Nagasaki-style noodles - champon and crisp sara-udon - are served at this late-night budget ramen shop.
lateSunmapYokohama-shi Nishi-ku, Isezakicho 2-8-7. Open 10am-2am daily.

Bashamichi, Nihonodori

Green Bashamichi (Yokohama Bashamichi - Grill). 045-263-8976
Charcoal Grill Green Bashamichi serves a very appealing menu of grilled meats, fish and vegetables, along with creative starters like hot-and-sour pork and pepper soup, and marinated saury and mushrooms with yuzu jelly. California and Washington wines start at Y3800 a bottle, and there's a rotating selection of four Japanese craft beers (priced at Y980 for a large glass).
mapBentendori 6-79. Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
!Bashamichi Taproom (Yokohama Bashamichi - American). 045-264-4961
Authentic American-style barbecue is the ambitious specialty at Bashamichi Taproom, along with a great selection of craft beers. Taproom's BBQ menu features spareribs, "Fat-boy" ribs, chicken, brisket and pork shoulder, prepared using Australian grass-fed beef, American pork, and domestic pork and chicken. We enjoyed them all, but the ribs were by far our favorites, especially the Fat-boy ribs. They're sold by weight, and we were given a choice of a few different sizes with various levels of marbling. The end product was just fantastic - smoky, juicy and very richly flavored. [Show more]
no smokingSunmapSumiyoshicho 5-63-1. Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Umaya no Shokutaku (Yokohama Bashamichi - Italian). 045-641-9901
Excellent casual Italian snacks to go with your drinks, with flaky thin-crust pizzas and original items like renkon frittata (lotus root fritters) - nicely spiced and not a bit greasy. The Mediterranean-style interior is a pleasant oasis amid the office buildings; there's also a cafe and a take-away bakery downstairs.
mapSumiyoshicho 6-68-1. Open 8:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bills (Yokohama Nihon-Odori - Australian). 045-650-1266
Gourmet breakfasts and good cafe fare from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger. Dogs are allowed out on the terrace.
SunmapShinko 1-1-2, Yokohama Akarenga Soko 2-gokan 1F. Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina (Yokohama Nihon-Odori - Sandwiches/ burgers). 045-227-5300
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers from Hawaii. This branch is located in the food-court area of the Red Brick Warehouse shopping complex.
SunmapShinko 1-1-2, Yokohama Akarenga Soko 2-gokan 1F. Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Lien Sandwiches (Yokohama Nihon-Odori - Sandwiches/ deli). 045-222-7055
Formerly known as Lina's, this pleasant cafe serves good French-inspired, made-to-order sandwiches, including vegetable options. Lunch specials are served until 2pm.
no smokingSunmapBenten-dori 1-1, Tokyo Denryoku Bldg 1F. Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Scandia Garden (Yokohama Nihon-Odori - Danish). 045-201-2262
With a history dating back to the 1960s, Scandia Garden is a casual Danish cafe occupying an ancient-looking ground-floor dining room in front of Osanbashi Pier, with a more formal and much more expensive restaurant upstairs. The downstairs menu offers open-face sandwiches and casual but hearty main dishes like roast beef, veal cordon bleu and fried prawns. A main dish plus rice pilaf or bread plus coffee or tea is priced at Y1300 at lunchtime or just Y1400 at dinnertime, which starts at 4pm. [Show more]
SunmapKaigandori 1-1, Yokohama Boeki Kyokai Bldg 1F. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.

Yamashitacho, Motomachi

Banraitei (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Chinese). 045-664-0767
Authentic, down-to-earth Shanghai-style cooking, including inexpensive noodle dishes and fried rice.
SunmapYamashitacho 126. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Keitokuchin Shinkan (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Szechuan). 045-681-5554
Reasonably priced Szechuan noodle and stir-fry dishes; budget around Y2500 for dinner, from Y600 for lunch.
SunmapYamashitacho 138. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Heichinrou (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Chinese). 045-681-3001
Yokohama Chinatown has its share of tourist traps, but century-old Heichinrou is a reliable choice for Cantonese cuisine, with especially good deals at lunchtime. Budget from Y7500 for dinner, with banquet menus up to around Y50,000 per person for those extra-special occasions. Lunch menus start at Y2980.
SunmapYamashitacho 149. Open 11am-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Kaseiro Shinkan (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Chinese). 045-661-0661
Highly regarded Peking-style Chinese in a glitzy Chinatown setting. Budget around Y7500 at dinner, Y4000 at lunchtime.
SunmapYamashitacho 164. Open 11:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Papa Davide (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Italian). 045-650-7080
Good, authentic Italian cuisine in a stylish modern dining room. Prix-fixe dinners range Y5,000-10,000, lunch from Y1000.
SunmapYamashitacho 37-8, Glorio Tower Yokohama Motomachi 1F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed 3rd Monday.
La Boheme (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Italian). 045-227-7123
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night hours.
no smokingSunmapYamashitacho 61-1, Yamashita Bldg B1F. Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Yamaya (Yokohama Yamashitacho - Liquor shop). 045-263-6291
The nationwide discount wine retailer also carries an eclectic selection of imported foods from Europe, the US and Asia.
SunmapYamashitacho 27. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Slow Cafe (Yokohama Motomachi - Cafe). 045-651-5381
A pleasant place to grab a coffee or a late lunch or evening snack if you're exploring the Motomachi neighborhood - options include a deli platter and a nice bean-tomato curry with brown rice. There's some outdoor seating, and an inexpensive drinks menu.
no smokingSunmapMotomachi 1-50, Motomachi Paseo 1F. Open 11am-9pm (LO; Mon noon-5pm) daily.
Retro Cafe (Yokohama Motomachi - Eclectic). 045-650-4517
A charming 1930's style antique-filled shop (there's even an ancient 78rpm record player) with an eclectic but good food menu and a decent selection of sake.
lateSunmapIshikawacho 1-21. Open 5pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
!Green Ishikawacho (Yokohama Motomachi - Grill). 045-662-5993
Charcoal Grill Green, with three branches in Yokohama, serves good grilled meats along with Japanese craft beers and mostly European wines. The menu offers intriguing-sounding dishes such as Popcorn Shrimp with Cajun Aioli; Smoky Pulled-pork Poutine; and Spaghettini with Chinese Bolognese Sauce. They also serve burgers. [Show more]
lateSunmapIshikawacho 1-8. Open 5pm-2am (Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.

Shin-Yokohama

Brasserie La Classe (Shin-Yokohama - French). 045-478-7020
This sprawling cafe-restaurant in Shin-Yokohama's Cubic Plaza is produced by the popular French brasserie-cafe Aux Bacchanales, and it includes a brasserie section, bakery and tea salon.
SunmapYokohama-shi, Kohoku-ku, Shin-Yokohama 2-100-45, Cubic Plaza Shin-Yokohama 10F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Harvest (Cubic Plaza) (Shin-Yokohama - Japanese/health food). 045-478-2350
Harvest serves up a very appealing natural-foods buffet with more than sixty different dishes (mostly Japanese-style), including lots of vegetables. Lunch and dinner prices are Y1299 and Y1799 weekdays, Y1599 and Y1899 weekends, plus tax.
SunmapYokohama-shi, Kohoku-ku, Shin-Yokohama 2-100-45, Cubic Plaza Shin-Yokohama 9F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Katsukura (Shin-Yokohama - Tonkatsu). 045-470-2831
One of the best of the tonkatsu chains, Kyoto-based Katsukura offers nice side dishes like yuba (tofu-skin) croquettes and excellent Kyoto-style pickles. And they're open all afternoon if you need a late lunch.
SunmapYokohama-shi, Kohoku-ku, Shin-Yokohama 2-100-45, Cubic Plaza Shin-Yokohama 9F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
!Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (Shin-Yokohama - Ramen). 045-471-0503
Ramen for serious connoisseurs, with branches of eight of the best ramen shops from throughout Japan. See article.
decorSunmapYokohama-shi, Kohoku-ku, Shin-Yokohama 2-14-21. (3 minutes from JR Shin-Yokohama station) Open 11am-10pm (last admission) daily.

Tama Plaza

To The Herbs (Tama Plaza - Italian). 045-905-0718
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe chain. Open all afternoon.
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-1-2, Tama Plaza Terrace Gate Plaza 3F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tokachi Cheese Kobo (Tama Plaza - Cheese). 045-904-3798
Artisanal cheeses from a small Hokkaido farm are showcased at this "cheese workshop," along with heirloom-breed pork and seasonal Hokkaido vegetables. The restaurant's menu of simple, Italian-inspired dishes - centered on numerous pizza and pasta variations - does a good job of highlighting the fresh, natural flavors of the cheeses and other ingredients. [Show more]
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-1-2, Tama Plaza Terrace Gate Plaza 3F. Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ippudo (Tama Plaza - Ramen). 045-905-0773
A branch of the famous Hakata ramen chain, featuring thin, slightly chewy noodles in a pork-based broth ("red" or "white"), with or without extra chashu. You can add your own freshly grated garlic.
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-1-2, Tama Plaza Terrace Gate Plaza 3F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Vinos Yamazaki (Tama Plaza - Liquor shop). 045-905-0805
It's easy to stop in for a quick glass of wine at this retail shop's six-seat tasting counter; it's located just above the train station. Prices start at Y200 (for a small tasting size), and the selection is constantly changing.
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-1-2, Tama Plaza Terrace Gate Plaza 1F. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Katsukura Aoba-ku (Tama Plaza - Tonkatsu). 045-905-5071
One of the best of the tonkatsu chains, Kyoto-based Katsukura offers nice side dishes like yuba (tofu-skin) croquettes and excellent Kyoto-style pickles. And they're open all afternoon if you need a late lunch.
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-7, Tokyu Tama Plaza 5F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Dexee Diner (Tama Plaza - Cafe). 045-516-1697
A pleasantly appointed suburban branch of the popular Shibuya cafe, Dexee serves creative original dishes such as fried salmon sushi rolls and steak jambalaya along with premium burgers and a good drinks selection. The pancake bar offers a dozen variations and toppings like bananas and Oreo cookies.
SunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 1-1-2, Tama Plaza Terrace 1F. Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe (Tama Plaza - World cuisine). 045-905-5155
Eclectic Asian cuisine, a lively atmosphere and late-night hours, from the Global Dining Group (Zest, La Boheme).
no smokinglateSunmapYokohama Aoba-ku, Utsukushigaoka 5-2-15. Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.

Yokohama elsewhere

Ikea (Yokohama - Swedish). 045-470-7500
Tasty meatballs, almond cakes and other Swedish delights are served in the restaurant, at quite reasonable prices. The food department also sells an interesting selection of imported Swedish food and drink - smoked salmon, rye crackers, candies, aquavit, and much more. [Show more]
SunmapTsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Orimotocho 201-1. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Costco Kanazawa Seaside (Yokohama Bayside Marina - Retail). 045-791-6001
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 year, covering an entire household.
SunmapKanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Sachiura 2-6. Open 10am-8pm daily.
Sam Choy's (Yokohama Bayside Marina - Hawaiian). 045-770-5203
Casual Hawaiian cuisine, tropical cocktails and pancakes are served at this open-air restaurant in Yokohama Bay Marina. The Sam Choy's platter (Y1130) is probably the most interesting menu choice, with tasty helpings of garlic shrimp, ahi poke and Spam musubi.
SunmapKanazawa-ku, Shiraho 5-2. Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
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