Yokohama, Kawasaki
Cafes, bars and casual dining
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Listings for selected area cafes, bars, and casual dining spots, from our sister site Bento.com.

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Yokohama station

Thrash Zone - Beer bar: 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 itself, with names like "Speed Kills IPA" (7.8%...
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 Lomi Lomi Salmon, Spam croquettes and smoked ahi...
Camp Express - Curry: Yokohama Sta.
[Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
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.
Wired Cafe - Cafe: Yokohama Sta.
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
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 drink here or take home. They also have ten taps of...
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 versions of their champon and sara-udon noodles...
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Yokohama Sta.
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
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.

Minato-Mirai

Konaya - Udon: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
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).

Bashamichi, Kannai, Nihon-Odori, Motomachi

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 Nagano Trading. They also carry more than a hundred...
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 weekdays and Y1499 and Y1899 weekends. The soft drink...
Bashamichi Taproom - American: Yokohama Bashamichi
[Open 5pm-midnight daily.]
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...
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.
Thrash Zone Meatballs - Beer bar: 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 line-up of their own creations, plus an equal...
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 expensive restaurant upstairs. The downstairs menu...
Slow Cafe - Cafe: Yokohama Motomachi
[Open 11am-9pm (LO; Mon noon-5pm) daily.]
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...
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 ham and cheddar grilled-cheese - the cheddar was...
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.

Yokohama elsewhere

Brasserie La Classe - French: Shin-Yokohama
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
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.
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 weekdays, Y1599 and Y1899 weekends, plus tax.
Sam Choy's - Hawaiian: Yokohama Bayside Marina
[Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.]
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...

Kawasaki

Katsukura - Tonkatsu: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
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. The original shop is in Kyoto. Budget around Y1600...
Rikyu - Yoshoku: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
This Sendai-based chain serves good charcoal-grilled beef tongue, including budget-friendly teishoku meals. You'll also find beef-tongue curries, stews, sausages and other yoshoku-style dishes, along with regional sake from Miyagi Prefecture.
Wired Kitchen Lazona Kawasaki - Cafe: Kawasaki
[Open 10am-11pm daily.]
Coffee, wireless internet access and good food from the popular Wired Cafe chain.
Furumaiya - Liquor shop: Kawasaki
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
With its wide selection of sake, its excellent otsumami snacks and its very affordable prices, Furumaiya is a great place for a quick drink or a more extended sake-tasting adventure, as long as you don't mind standing while you drink. Most bar...
Platinum Fish - Beer bar: Kawasaki
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
The twelve taps at this compact train-station bar dispense beers from Japanese craft breweries like Aqla, Isekadoya and the very local TK Brewing, located just a ten-minute walk from here. (You might have to ask about the TK beer - when we visited...
Ibeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
Managed by the Sazaby Group, this is the second craft-beer bar in the Kawasaki Atre complex, and although their beer list is far more conventional than Platinum Fish Craft Beer Bar on the third floor, the dining space is much bigger and the food...
Piyo - Curry: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.]
This unpretentious little basement shop has been serving classic Japanese curries since 1993. The "special curry" (Y750) is a meaty combination of a stew-like beef curry in a rich, European-style roux topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet. Another...
Schmatz - German: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.]
This popular German beer-bar chain offers eight German-style beers on tap (including five of Schmatz's original brews), all priced at Y650 per glass. The extensive food menu offers pizzas, pastas and risotti, a tempting range of sausages (lamb,...
Senkichi - Udon: Kawasaki
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
This popular budget chain specializes in curry udon, including coconut-based southeast Asian-inspired curries, cheese curries, and udon with tsukemen-style curry dipping sauce. Most bowls are priced at Y700-800 and are accompanied by a small portion...