When in Japan, be sure to check out these restaurants within the Kamakura district of the Kanagawa Prefecture. If you are very much into authentic Japanese cuisine, the Kamakura district is teeming with food shops and restaurants that offer diners one of the best tasting yet very affordable meals. Let’s check what these places will offer not only to your taste buds as well as beautiful Japanese sights for your eyes.
#1. Kamakura Yamaji
Kamakura was one of Japan’s ancient city where you can find some of Japan’s national treasures like the Kamakura Daibutsu also known as the famous centuries old bronze statue of Amida Buddha, one of Japan’s Buddhist icons. The place was also a bustling shopping and commercial area but Kamakura Yamaji along Komachi St. was a peaceful and cozy place to dine and savor their best tasting traditionally prepared fresh buckwheat soba everyday. Kamakura Yamaji serves only traditionally freshly prepared soba noodles everyday. You can even view the kitchen staff making the soba right before your eyes through their viewing gallery. Diners would usually pair the soba with savory and tasty dipping soup or with lightly or heavy coated tempura according to choice. A beautiful Japanese garden walkway will welcome diners as they go through from the front entrance into the dining hall. The place was teeming with both local and tourists diners especially during meal hours of the day.
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Address: 1-7-3 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 7 minute walk from Kamakura Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Website: Kamakura Yamaji
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Located near the Enoshima Electric Railway Line of the Shichirigahama district, Bills Café serves special pancakes for dinners. If you’re searching for the best breakfast experience, Bills will be delighted to serve you with its house specialty – pancakes with other breakfast sides like sausages, coffee, cakes, smoothies, cocktails and salads. Bills offers a breathtaking view of the ocean through their outdoor and terrace seating area. The place was pet-friendly for guests who wanted to bring along their beloved pets.
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Address: 1-1-1 Shichirigahama, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 2 minute walk from Shichirigahama Station
Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
#3. Kita-Kamakura En
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The place can be found along Yamanouchi in Kamakura. Kita-Kamakura En embodies the traditional Japanese trait of modesty and simplicity practiced during the Edo period in its dish and meal preparations. But do not be deceived by its delicate appeal for the food being served in this place was incomparable in terms of taste and savor for they represent multi-course meals just like what you can find in fine dining places and other high-end restaurants. If you feel romantic and wanted to impress someone with fine dining experience, Kita-Kamakura En will be the best place to dine in Kamakura.
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Address: 501 Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 10 seconds walk from Kamakura Station
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Tea time)
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Dinner)
Website: Kita-Kamakura En
#4. Kogatei Teitaku
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You will feel that distinct French ambiance when you visit Kogatei Teitaku. Located on Komachi St. within Kamakura, the place serves variety of French cuisine with a touch of Japanese in the dishes prepared for guests. Enjoy classic French taste with a zest of Japanese cuisine at its finest. France comes to Japan every time you dine at Kogatei Teitaku.
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Address: 1-7-23 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 5 minute walk from Kamakura Station
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Dinner)
#5. Kamakurayama Club
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Traditional Japanese makes Kamakurayama Club famous especially to diners who wanted an all-Japanese cuisine. The appetizing appeal reflects the true art of Japanese dining starting from the ambiance of the place, to how food was prepared and presented up to its authentic Japanese taste. Everything was fully Japanese through and through.
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Address: 3-5-1 Kamakurayama, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 15 minutes by bus from Kamakura Station
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Lunch)
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner)
Website: Kamakurayama Club
#6. Itsuki Gaden
Itsuki Gaden Café near the Asama Shrine was a great place to unwind with its cozy and comfortable wide seats with outdoor and terrace facilities for a total dining relaxation. Great for family bonding sessions or after office hangout after a hard days work. Serves cocktails, pastries and light meals.
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Address: 917 Tokiwa, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 15 minute walk from Kamakura Station
Hours: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Website: Itsuki Gaden
#7. Garden House Restaurant
You’ll never lost going to Garden House Restaurant. Garden House Restaurant is near the Kamakura town hall and a few blocks away from JR Kamakura Station. The building used to be an old workshop with a terrace surrounded by greens. The restaurant offers western-style Californian meals with seasonal local produces that added a twist. Its like a hybrid of the Japanese and western cuisine combined and the result was a blast of east and west flavors.
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Garden House Restaurant
Address: 15-46 Onarimachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 5 minute walk from Kamakura Station
Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Website: Garden House Restaurant
#8. GARB Enoshima
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GARB was very near the vicinity of Enoshima Aquarium and about over a hundred meters away from Katase Enoshima. A cozy café lounge that serves western comfort food and cuisine like baby back ribs, pan pizza, sausages, chips and fries, pastries with cocktails and lounge beverages. Popular local dishes such as oysters & squid plates and sushi are served as well. The place was a perfect rendezvous for after office hangouts or fit for just a stop for talks and a couple of drinks.
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Address: 2-17-23 Katasekaigan, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 3 minute walk from Katase Enoshima Station
11:00 AM – 3:30 (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner)
Website: GARB (Japanese)
#9. Kamakura Matsubaraan
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Kamakura Matsubaraan is near Yuigahama Station. A traditional Japanese restaurant that serves Japanese soba dishes, Japanese sake, and other local wines and spirits. Designed with tatami seats to accommodate guests. It also has an outdoor terrace to cater for groups and people who wanted some space while eating.
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Address: 4-10-3 Yuigahama, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 2 minute walk from Yuigahama Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Website: Kamakura Matsubaraan (Japanese)