Yokohama

Yokohama station north

Thrash Zone - Brewpub: Yokohama Sta.
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
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...
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Cheers - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 4pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Tiki Tiki - Hawaiian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Toriyoshi - Yakitori: Yokohama Sta.
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Peppery chicken wings and other creative chicken cuisine from this popular chain. Budget around Y3000 at dinnertime.
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Tsukada Nojo - Japanese regional: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
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...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Glass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-2:30, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-2:30, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
Harvest - Japanese/health food: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
This popular Osaka-based shop lets you cook your own kushiage skewers in a deep-fryer right at your table. It's all you can eat, including various side dishes and a big variety of skewered tidbits. ...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Yokohama Joinus

Manten Gyoza - Gyoza: Yokohama Sta.
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Gyoza dumplings are the specialty at this unpretentious counter shop inside the Joinus food hall. There's space for ten diners at two tightly packed counters, but most customers get their gyoza to...
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Yokohama Sta.
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Konaya - Udon: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Motomura - Gyukatsu: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Excellent deep-fried beef cutlet is the draw at this popular beef specialist; prices start at Y1400 for a single portion of meat, or Y2300 for a double portion, with rice and side dishes.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Obica Mozzarella Bar - Italian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rio - Curry: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This old-school curry shop has been going strong since 1960, offering the same classic curry incorporating seventeen spices, chicken stock and a bit of coconut milk. The katsu-curry is the most...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Antenna America - Liquor shop: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:40pm (LO) daily.
Located inside the Isetan food court in Yokohama Station's Joinus department store, this combination bottle shop and bar offers an impressive selection of US craft beers by the bottle or can, to...
Open 11am-10:40pm (LO) daily.
Ringer Hut Yokohama Premium - Japanese regional: Yokohama Sta.
Open 10am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Nagasaki-style noodle dishes are the specialty here along with tasty gyoza dumplings. Special dishes served at this "premium" branch of the popular chain include a noodle bowl topped with beef, and...
Open 10am-10:30pm (LO) daily.

Yokohama station west side

Tavern, The - British pub: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5pm-1am daily.
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.
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Toriyoshi Shoten - Chicken: Yokohama Sta.
Open 24 hours a day.
Best known for their spicy deep-fried chicken wings, Toriyoshi also serves good karaage (fried chicken), crispy fried chicken skin, lightly seared chicken sashimi and various izakaya-style small...
Open 24 hours a day.
Ippudo Yokohama West Exit - Ramen: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-3am 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-3am daily.
Yoshimuraya - Ramen: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Yokohama's popular iekei (family-style) ramen was invented here in 1974 and soon took the city, and later the whole country, by storm. It's characterized by a rich soup flavored with pork bones and...
Open 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Denbei Minami-ten - Yakitori: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -10:30) daily.
The charcoal-grilled yakitori and seasonal side dishes here are accompanied by impressive fresh and grilled vegetables. One specialty of the house is chicken skin that's been marinated for three...
Open 5-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -10:30) daily.
Meishu Center Yokohama - Sake bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Owned and run by an American sake enthusiast, this informal bar offers more than fifty types of sake, with a few basic snacks if you need something to nibble on. The owner, Brian, is happy to give...
Open 5-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Nandeyanen - Kushiage: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5pm-2am (Sat 1pm-; Sun noon-) daily.
This late-night drinking spot serves up more than 25 different deep-fried kushiage skewers, ranging from simple vegetables like lotus root and shiitake mushrooms to pork belly, scallops and shumai...
Open 5pm-2am (Sat 1pm-; Sun noon-) daily.
Genka - Izakaya: Yokohama Sta.
Open 3-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 2pm-) daily.
The Genka chain of sake-specialty izakayas is known for their policy of selling sake "at cost." Each branch serves several dozen premium sakes at remarkably low prices, starting at just Y280 per...
Open 3-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 2pm-) daily.
Omusubi - Cat cafe: Yokohama Sta.
Open 1-8pm. Closed some Thursdays.
This rescue-cat cafe had around ten cats in residence when we visited, although the number may vary depending on new arrivals and adoptions. Some of these former stray cats are still shy around...
Open 1-8pm. Closed some Thursdays.
O Pulecenella - Italian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Nice southern Italian pizzas, good antipasti and bread. Budget around Y8500 per person. Prix-fixe lunch menus are Y2300 and Y3200.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Zizi - Wine bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
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. ...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.

Yokohama Lumine, Porta, Sogo

Kurobutaya - Izakaya: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
A very popular Sendai-based chain, Rikyu prepares good charcoal-grilled beef tongue along with beef-tongue stews, curries, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes. The "Marutoku Rikyu Set" (Y1650),...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Yasaiya Mei - Japanese: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Healthy seasonal vegetable-centered cuisine is the concept here, with salads, charcoal-grilled vegetables, tempura and original dishes. One of the specialties is vegetable shabu-shabu (minimum two...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Gyokusentei - Ramen: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sanmamen is a regional style of ramen that originated in Yokohama's Chinatown and first gained local popularity throughout Yokohama in the 1940s. Also known as "bean-sprout ramen," it uses a salt-...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Joto Curry - Curry: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
We weren't surprised to learn that Joto was a top-prize winner in the fiercely contested Kanda Curry Grand Prix. While their Japanese curry is fairly orthodox in style, it incorporates fresh,...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gumbo and Oyster Bar - Seafood: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This popular chain specializes in oysters (both raw and cooked), Cajun-style gumbo and various seafood dishes.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Il Pinolo Sky Terrace - Italian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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.
Open 11am-11pm daily.

Yokohama station east, south

Daigomi Burger - Burgers: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-3, 5-8:30pm daily.
In addition to a variety of cheeseburgers, Daigomi also serves unusual roast beef sandwiches with raclette cheese. Cheeseburgers start at Y1160 and include fries at lunchtime, while a raclette...
Open 11am-3, 5-8:30pm daily.
Gyumikura - Izakaya: Yokohama Sta.
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm) daily.
Beef sushi is the unusual specialty of the house here, and you can order it by the piece or in convenient assorted platters. The latter come with different combinations of cooked, raw and lightly...
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-9:30pm) daily.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
This Tokyo-based chain is known for their deeply flavored European-style Japanese curries, their large portions, and their unusual toppings like pig's foot, ratatouille and avocado. The very filling...
Open 11am-10:45pm (LO) daily.
Yuuya Urayoko - Izakaya: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Offering a wide selection of seafood fresh from the fish market every morning, this stylish little izakaya serves sashimi, tempura, grilled seafood, and quite a bit of craft sake. A few dozen types...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Yebisu - Yakitori: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-3, 3-11pm daily.
You can enjoy good, reliable yakitori and Yebisu beer along with a great view at this bayside branch of a small, Tokyo-based chain.
Open 11am-3, 3-11pm daily.
Buttermilk Channel - American: Yokohama Sta.
Open 10am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of a well-known Brooklyn spot that serves Southern cuisine, Buttermilk Channel specializes in Brooklyn-style brunch and excellent Bloody Marys and similar cocktails. At dinnertime you'll...
Open 10am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Rio Grande Grill - Brazilian: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good American-style sandwiches and burgers are the draw here along with Hawaiian beers. In the evenings they also offer a few Hawaiian main dishes.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kinkawooka - Grill: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Sangendou - Izakaya: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Takashimacho

Ananda - Soup curry: Yokohama Takashimacho
Open 11am-3, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sapporo-style soup curry is the specialty here, with a wide range of options for main ingredients including chicken, pork loin with tofu, five-mushroom, bacon-mushroom, cabbage-sausage, sparerib,...
Open 11am-3, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Burg Tobe-ten - Curry: Yokohama Takashimacho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
One of Yokohama's most famous curry-rice restaurants, Burg is known for their "Stamina Curry," made with grilled pork belly and your choice of a raw or fried egg. They also do a Hamburg steak curry,...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.

Minato-Mirai

Taruhei - Yakitori: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The popular lunchtime karaage teishoku here is built around big, juicy pieces of fried chicken, served with curry salt, mayonnaise and lemon for dipping. Oyako-don (chicken and egg over rice) is...
Open 11am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Genchan - Izakaya: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good, fresh-from-the-market tuna and other seafood dishes are the drawing card at this reliable izakaya chain. The large donburi bowls are piled high with fish and shellfish, with numerous options...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rang Mang Shokudo - Chicken: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 10am-8pm (Fri, Sat -9pm) daily.
Rang Mang's fried chicken comes in at the juicy end of the scale rather than super-crisp, although the crust does have a pleasing crunch to it. The chicken is all thigh meat, with your choice of...
Open 10am-8pm (Fri, Sat -9pm) daily.
Bubby's - American: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
Burgers, home-made pies and brunch items from the famous Tribeca, New York, diner.
Open 9am-9pm (LO) daily.
World Beer Museum - Beer bar: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm (LO; lunch -1:30pm) daily.
This massive 200-seat bar-restaurant serves more than 200 beers from all over the world - including 19 beers on tap - along with an international food menu. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; lunch -1:30pm) daily.
Keke - Japanese/health food: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
A natural-foods buffet with plenty of organic vegetable dishes. Weekend lunch is Y1900, dinner Y2400. Weekdays it's Y1700 and Y2200.
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Sizzler - American: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Hard Rock Cafe - Burgers: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
You'll find burgers, loud music, and lots of visitors from out of town at this famous international chain.
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Shake Shack - Burgers: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm daily.
This first Yokohama branch of the New York-based fast-casual gourmet burger chain is conveniently located at the entrance to the Queen's Square shopping complex, next to Landmark Tower. The Smoke...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Torimaru - Chicken: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Torimaru serves up freshly fried chicken karaage, either as a set teishoku meal to eat here, or as part of a bento box to go. The karaage is on the juicy side, and there are ten different optional...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Khazana - Indian: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Reliable curries from a major chain of Indian restaurants.
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Ippudo - Ramen: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) 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-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Daidaiya - Asian fusion: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This spacious branch of this pioneering "nouvelle japonaise" restaurant serves excellent fusion-oriented cooking and offers a panoramic view of the harbor lights. The menu changes seasonally, with...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Queen Alice - French: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11:30am-1:40, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-1:40, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.

Sakuragicho, Kannai (west side)

Sakura Taps - Beer bar: Yokohama Sakuragicho
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11; Sun 3-10). Closed Wednesdays.
This casual after-work drinking spot dispenses a rotating selection of eight Japanese craft beers on tap, with the occasional import for variety. While there are a handful of tables, most of the...
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11; Sun 3-10). Closed Wednesdays.
Katsusen - Tonkatsu: Yokohama Sakuragicho
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
The tonkatsu here features the shop's own special brand of Hozan pork, bred for its well-balanced flavor and ample fat content. Deep-fried jumbo shrimp are another popular choice. Dinnertime...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Le Temps Perdu - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sakuragicho
Open 6-11:40pm. Closed Sundays.
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.
Open 6-11:40pm. Closed Sundays.
Synchronicity - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
Open noon-12:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Japanese craft beers from around the country are dispensed from the eight taps here. Recent selections have included beers from Marca and Minoh breweries (Osaka), Kyoto Brewing, Shiga Kogen (Nagano)...
Open noon-12:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Yokohama Kannai
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Antenna America - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
Open 3-11pm daily.
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...
Open 3-11pm daily.
Full Monty - British: Yokohama Kannai
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Serving seventeen different ciders, this rather British-style 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...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Sparta - Greek: Yokohama Kannai
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse - Animal cafe: Yokohama Kannai
Open 11am-8pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
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...
Open 11am-8pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
Al Ain - Middle Eastern: Yokohama Kannai
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
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...
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Mondays.
Miysis - Cat cafe: Yokohama Kannai
Open noon-7pm (LO) daily.
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,...
Open noon-7pm (LO) daily.
Ringer Hut - Japanese regional: Yokohama Kannai
Open 10am-2am daily.
Tasty Nagasaki-style noodles - champon and crisp sara-udon - are served at this late-night budget ramen shop.
Open 10am-2am daily.

Bashamichi, Nihonodori

Gather @ Eating House - Beer bar: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11am-2, 2-10pm (LO) daily.
With 250 seats, this is one of the biggest craft-beer bars we've been to in Japan, and the spacious outdoor terrace is a convivial gathering spot when the weather is nice. They pour a selection of...
Open 11am-2, 2-10pm (LO) daily.
Harvest (World Porters) - Japanese/health food: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11am-9pm (last entry) daily.
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...
Open 11am-9pm (last entry) daily.
T-Cat - Cat cafe: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Open since February 2017, T-Cat is a friendly rescue-cat cafe with around fifteen resident cats, give or take. There were a lot of younger cats when we visited, and they were especially playful and...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Green Bashamichi - Grill: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Charcoal Grill Green Bashamichi serves up a very appealing menu of grilled meats and seafood along with creative starters, California wines and a handful of local craft beers. The setup is casual...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Bashamichi Taproom - American: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Real 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...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Umaya no Shokutaku - Italian: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Kawashimaya - Gyukatsu: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Kawashimaya is a bit fancier than your typical gyukatsu restaurant, with a pleasantly decorated dining room, an international wine list, and a wide range of side dishes. There's even a deluxe...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Katsuretsuan - Tonkatsu: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Ever since opening day in 1927, the fryers in the kitchen of this 130-seat restaurant have been busy turning out tonkatsu, kushiage skewers, chicken cutlets, deep-fried prawns and oysters for the...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Midtown BBQ - American: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Fantastic wagyu brisket is one of the highlights at this spacious new American-barbecue joint around the corner from Yokohama Stadium. They offer a full range of expertly barbecued meats including...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bills - Australian: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet breakfasts and good cafe fare from Australian celeb chef Bill Granger. Dogs are allowed out on the terrace.
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona beers from Hawaii. This branch is located in the food-court area of the Red Brick Warehouse shopping complex.
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Thrash Zone Meatballs - Brewpub: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open noon-10pm (Sun -7pm) daily.
Thrash Zone is one of Japan's better craft-beer brewers, specializing in strong, hoppy IPAs and other "extreme beers." This second branch of the Thrash Zone bar (open since mid-April 2016) serves a...
Open noon-10pm (Sun -7pm) daily.
Lien Sandwiches - Sandwiches/ deli: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
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.
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Scandia Garden - Danish: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Ginbuta - Yakiton: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Billed as a "yakiton drinking spot," Ginbuta serves a good variety of grilled pork parts and organ meats on skewers, along with grilled vegetables and spicy organ-meat stews. Budget around...
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Mfmf - Cat cafe: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open noon-8pm (from 10am on holidays) daily.
When we visited in Autumn 2017 the playroom here was full of tiny kittens play-fighting and chasing each other around, making for a very energetic cat-cafe experience. The seventeen resident cats...
Open noon-8pm (from 10am on holidays) daily.

Yamashitacho, Motomachi

Banraitei - Chinese: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Nice, down-to-earth Shanghai-style cooking, including inexpensive noodle dishes and fried rice.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Keitokuchin Shinkan - Szechuan: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Reasonably priced Szechuan noodle and stir-fry dishes; budget around Y2500 for dinner, from Y600 for lunch.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Heichinrou - Chinese: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 11am-10:15pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10:15pm (LO) daily.
Kaseiro Shinkan - Chinese: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Highly regarded Peking-style Chinese in a glitzy Chinatown setting. Budget around Y7500 at dinner, Y4000 at lunchtime.
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO) daily.
Living - Beer bar: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 5pm-midnight (Sat 3pm-). Closed Sundays.
A comfortable, laid-back bar located near Yamashita Park, Living Craft Beer Bar offers ten Japanese craft beers on draft along with a creative food menu. If you have trouble deciding what to drink,...
Open 5pm-midnight (Sat 3pm-). Closed Sundays.
La Boheme - Italian: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Inexpensive pastas and Italian wines by the glass, with convenient late-night hours.
Open 11:30am-3am (LO) daily.
Yamate Jubankan - Cafe: Yokohama Motomachi
Open 11:30am-5pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Open 11:30am-5pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Buy Me Stand - Sandwiches/ deli: Yokohama Motomachi
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Classic American diner-style grilled-cheese sandwiches are the specialty here, along with BLTs, hearty soups, gourmet coffee, and various breakfast dishes in the morning. We enjoyed a well-executed...
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Retro Cafe - Eclectic: Yokohama Motomachi
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
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.
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Green Ishikawacho - Grill: Yokohama Motomachi
Open 5pm-2am (Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
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...
Open 5pm-2am (Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.

Shin-Yokohama

Harvest (Cubic Plaza) - Japanese/health food: Shin-Yokohama
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Katsukura - Tonkatsu: Shin-Yokohama
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum - Ramen: Shin-Yokohama
Open 11am-10pm (last admission) daily.
Ramen for serious connoisseurs, with branches of eight of the best ramen shops from throughout Japan. See article.
Open 11am-10pm (last admission) daily.

Tama Plaza

Ippudo - Ramen: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) 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-10pm (LO) daily.
Vinos Yamazaki - Liquor shop: Tama Plaza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
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...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Katsukura Aoba-ku - Tonkatsu: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Tama Plaza
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Monsoon Cafe - World cuisine: Tama Plaza
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
Eclectic Asian cuisine, a lively atmosphere and late-night hours, from the Global Dining Group (Zest, La Boheme).
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.

Yokohama elsewhere

Kirin Yokohama Beer Village - Attraction: Yokohama
Open 10:30am-3:30pm. Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Highly organized factory tours like this one are an interesting phenomenon. While you're technically inside the factory building, you're not actually on the factory floor wearing a hairnet and...
Open 10:30am-3:30pm. Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Spring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Yokohama
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Located next to Kirin Brewery's Yokohama factory, this attractively appointed bar-restaurant makes a pleasant stop after finishing Kirin's hour-long factory tour and tasting. The spacious dining...
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Ikea - Swedish: Yokohama
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Tasty meatballs, almond cakes and other Swedish delights are served in the restaurant, all at quite reasonable prices. The food department also sells an interesting selection of imported Swedish...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Costco Kanazawa Seaside - Retail: Yokohama Bayside Marina
Open 10am-8pm daily.
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...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
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