Cafes, bars and casual dining
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.
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.
Dog Dept + Cafe - Cafe: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 11am-8pm daily.]
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.
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).
Harvest (World Porters) - Japanese/health food: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[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, 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...
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...
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.
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...