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This guide covers the beachfront area from Fujisawa to Kamakura and down to Hayama. More Kanagawa-ken listings can be found using the multi-variable search engine.
This guide covers the beachfront area from Fujisawa to Kamakura and down to Hayama. More Kanagawa-ken listings can be found using the multi-variable search engine.
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Chigasaki-shi

Suzunoki Cafe - Cafe: Chigasaki
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays.
A sunny little cafe nestled within the chain-restaurant wasteland north of the Chigasaki station, Suzunoki serves good focaccia sandwiches and home-made desserts. The lunch specials are a cut above...
Open 11:30am-6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays.

Fujisawa-shi

To The Herbs - Italian: Fujisawa-shi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Tasty, sometimes unusual pizzas and well-constructed pastas at this budget Italian cafe, conveniently located next to Fujisawa station. Budget around Y2500 for dinner.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Mokichi Craft Beer - Beer bar: Fujisawa-shi
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO). Closed third Tuesday.
Conveniently located close to Fujisawa Station, Mokichi is a taproom for Shonan Beer, a very drinkable lineup of craft beers made by the Kumazawa Shuzo sake brewery in nearby Chigasaki. They offer...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO). Closed third Tuesday.

Kugenuma, Katase Kaigan

Ippudo - Ramen: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Red Lobster - Seafood: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Reasonable prices and lots of all-you-can-eat specials at this popular American chain restaurant.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Amami - Seafood: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Unlike some of its nearby competitors, Tenkai focuses more on food than atmosphere, with excellent seafood donburi and teishoku set menus in the Y1500-3000 range. Kubota sake is Y840/glass.
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Miura Misakiko - Sushi: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
This beachfront kaiten-zushi shop serves tuna and other local seafood fresh from Misaki Market at the tip of Miura Peninsula. Shirasu (baby anchovies), a local Shonan specialty, are also featured,...
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Enoshima-tei - Japanese: Kugenuma/Katase Kaigan
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
After an invigorating climb to the top of Enoshima Island (or at least a long escalator ride), this is a nice place to enjoy the local seafood along with an inspiring cliffside view. The sashimi...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.

Shichirigahama, Inamuragasaki

Bills - Australian: Shichirigahama
Open 8am-9pm (LO; Mon -4pm) daily.
Gourmet breakfasts and good cafe fare from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger.
Open 8am-9pm (LO; Mon -4pm) daily.
Amalfi - Italian: Shichirigahama
Open 11am-3:30, 5-10pm daily.
Smart Italian cuisine with an amazing ocean view. Prix-fixe lunches from Y2520, dinners from Y3500.
Open 11am-3:30, 5-10pm daily.
Taverna Rondino - Italian: Inamuragasaki
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The best Italian food on the entire coast, with great antipasti and seafood. There's no need for a full-course meal, you can just order pasta and a glass of wine if you like. There's a small patio...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
San Mirasole - Yakitori: Inamuragasaki
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.
On the way to the popular sunset-viewing point on Shichirigahama, this little tachinomiya serves up Italian reds and whites, nihonshu and juices. The small counter displays Mediterranean- and...
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Mondays.

Kamakura

Esse Lunga - Italian: Kamakura
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mon, 2nd, 4th Tue.
Open since May 2009, this friendly and elegant eatery has redefined Italian food in Shonan. From Sicilian-inspired seafood carpaccios and couscous to handmade pastas in rich Northern-style ragus to...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 6-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mon, 2nd, 4th Tue.
Good Mellows - Burgers: Kamakura
Open 9am-8:30pm daily.
A tropical-themed, almost-beachfront restaurant five minutes from Hase station, Good Mellows serves charcoal-grilled burgers and imported craft beers from the US.
Open 9am-8:30pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Kamakura
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
The main drag from Kamakura station to the beach is lined with cafes, fast food and family restaurants. Kua-aina stands out by virtue of its terrace and its reliable mahi-mahi sandwiches.
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
Bank, The - Bar: Kamakura
Open 5pm-1am (Sat, Sun 3pm-1am). Closed Mon, 3rd, 4th Tues.
Housed in a beautiful early Showa-era bank building, this tiny, smartly designed and friendly bar serves up a nice array of single-malt whiskies, tequilas and rums. You'll also find perfectly made...
Open 5pm-1am (Sat, Sun 3pm-1am). Closed Mon, 3rd, 4th Tues.
Starbucks - Coffee shop: Kamakura
Open 8am-9pm daily.
It's only Starbucks, but it may be the best one in Japan. This branch is housed in a beautiful modernist residence once belonging to manga artist Yokoyama Ryuichi. Drawings of his famous Fuku-chan...
Open 8am-9pm daily.
T. Side - Bengali: Kamakura
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The best Indian food in Shonan - indeed, some say the whole of Kanto. Excellent cooking reflects all corners of India, including Madras, Bombay and Calcutta (and even a few Nepalese dishes). Well...
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Morisaki - Japanese: Kamakura
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Chef Morisaki has been plying his trade since 1998 in this hidden space a few blocks from Kamakura station. A local following comes nightly for the elegant presentations and novel taste combos, built...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Song Be Cafe - Vietnamese: Kamakura
Open 11:30am-8:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Good Vietnamese cooking in a casual setting.
Open 11:30am-8:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Dolce far Niente - Cafe: Kamakura
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
This Italian-inspired cafe covers the bases with coffee variations and tiramisu, cheesecake, gelatos and other desserts. Dolce far Niente also offers a chicken curry and a pleasant array of Italian...
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
Gama - Bakery: Kamakura
Open 12:30-8pm. Closed Mondays, Thursdays.
The best bakery on the beach. This hole-in-the-wall has a couple of tables for sitting and enjoying coffee or tea with an eclectic range of baked goods while listening to Afro-pop and old ska. Fare...
Open 12:30-8pm. Closed Mondays, Thursdays.

Kotsubo, Hayama

Seaside Cafe - Seafood: Kotsubo
Open 9am-7pm daily.
In the heart of the Zushi Marine Resort complex, the unassuming Seaside Cafe dishes up cafe standards - hamburger, chicken kara-age, curry, noodles, salads - but go for their daily fish specials,...
Open 9am-7pm daily.
Yuuki Shokudo - Seafood: Kotsubo
Open 11:30am-3pm (weekends -8pm). Closed Tuesdays.
Located in the picture-perfect fishing village of Kotsubo, Yuki Shokudou seats about twelve indoors plus a couple dozen more at outdoor picnic tables in the summer. The freshest local catch is served...
Open 11:30am-3pm (weekends -8pm). Closed Tuesdays.
Piccolo Vaso - Italian: Kotsubo
Open 11:30am-2pm; 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Apart from the well-heeled inhabitants of Zushi Marina, few tourists make it to the little fishing port at Kotsubo. That's why this cozy, bistro-look Italian remains a well-kept secret. A bit pricy,...
Open 11:30am-2pm; 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Plage Sud - Mediterranean: Hayama
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Acceptable Mediterranean food and wine, notable for its wonderful location. High above the waves but set well away from the coast road, this has to be the ultimate romantic sundowner spot.
Open 11:30am-9:45pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Amato Ichiba - Japanese: Hayama
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm daily.
Fresh local fish is on the daily changing menu at this quaint Hayama eatery. Antique radios and other relics from a time when life was less hectic add a homey, beach-house feel. The food is simple...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm daily.
Maree de Chaya - French: Hayama
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A waterfront restaurant of note serving top-quality French cuisine with a beautiful view of the bay, Izu and Fuji-san from its upstairs dining rooms. The ground floor is a dining bar, with good...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Sakaba Kikusuitei - International: Hayama
Open 5pm-2am (Sat/Sun also 12-3pm). Open every day.
Kikusuitei reopened after a four-year hiatus with a new menu (no longer exclusively Italian). The quality of the cooking is quite average, but the premises are now much smarter, and the riverside...
Open 5pm-2am (Sat/Sun also 12-3pm). Open every day.
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Updated 2016-09-24