[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area

Publish-date: Oct 23 2018 Update-date: Feb 15 2019
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[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area

Kanagawa Prefecture's Kamakura and Enoshima area is home to many restaurants that make use of special ingredients and local produce. Here's a 2018 edition list of 15 recommended restaurants. 

1. Restaurant Pleins d' Lerbes Kitakamakura (Kita-Kamakura / French Cuisine)

1. Restaurant Pleins d' Lerbes Kitakamakura (Kita-Kamakura / French Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
You will find this restaurant situated in a detached house in a quiet residential area. Despite being around a 30-minute walk away from Kita-Kamakura Station, it remains a popular spot that foodies will go out of their way to visit. The restaurant's interior features a relaxing view of a traditional Japanese courtyard garden which you may look upon while enjoying your meal. The restaurant serves orthodox French cuisine without any gimmicks alongside a selection of roughly 270 types of wine. The menu changes each season, but the [Poele of Golden Eye Snapper Bouillabaisse Style] is an example of one of their popular dishes. 

Restaurant Pleins d' Lerbes Kitakamakura

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm -10:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday, Dinner on first Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Access: Pick up service from Kitakamakura Station on JR Yokosuka Line is available
Address: A house restaurant nestled in a quiet residential area, have a relaxing moment with the finest French cuisine. (Map)
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2. Kamakura bowls (Kamakura / Dining Bar)

2. Kamakura bowls (Kamakura / Dining Bar)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This popular and stylish restaurant situated in the center of Kamakura, along the shrine approach leading up to the famous Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Other than offering a wide selection of dishes such as the [Bagna Cauda] that use locally cultivated vegetables, the specialty of the restaurant, as suggested by its name, is their selection of rice bowl dishes. The menu offers quite a variety of options, from seafood choices like the [Rice Bowl Dish with Shonan Boiled Whitebait], to dishes like the [Kamakura Ham Cutlet Rice Bowl] that uses thick slices of locally produced ham. You can't miss the [Donburi Tower], a unique decoration proudly displayed in the restaurant, made by stacking many rice bowls.  

Kamakura bowls

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 5:00 pm) *Cannot book for lunch.
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Kamakura Station on JR Lines. Go along Wakamiya-oji Street towards Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine, then on the right side.
Address: 2-14-7, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa ()

3. Beau Temps (Hase / French Cuisine)

3. Beau Temps (Hase / French Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This popular wine bar, hidden away as a renovated traditional Japanese house, stands in a quiet alley. You'll find a staggering selection of 200 types of natural wine, all of which are only stocked after being rigorously and repeatedly examined by the owner himself. Alongside their incredible wine menu, you'll find dishes based on classical French cuisine, all of which use local ingredients including fresh vegetables and fish caught that morning. You might even find ingredients like the softshell turtle that are not commonly found in French cuisine. Of course, all this will only better complement the fantastic selection of wine.

Beau Temps

Open: Lunch 12:00-14:00, Dinner 18:00-0:00
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: Enoshima Railway, Hase Station. Walk in the direction of the Great Buddha of Kamakura and turn right at the Hasekannon intersection. Go 50m into the 3rd side street.
Address: Hase 1-14-26, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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4. Kitakamakura En (Kita-Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)

4. Kitakamakura En (Kita-Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
Despite being situated right in front of Kita-Kamakura Station, this Japanese cuisine restaurant remains a quiet and calming space. With a homely atmosphere, this compact restaurant has only 16 seats. The owner of the restaurant who trained at the renowned Tsujitome and the second generation proprietor mainly serves kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea), which follows the flow of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The true spirit of Japanese hospitality can be felt in the flavor of the ingredients, the stunning plating of each dish, and the exquisite tableware. You can enjoy the sophisticated cuisine while gazing out at the beautiful scenery of Byakuro Pond (Byakurochi) of Engakuji Temple.  

Kitakamakura En

Open: [Tuesday-Sunday, Holiday, Day Before Holiday] Lunch 11:30-14:00
[Tuesday-Sunday, Holiday, Day Before Holiday] 17:00-20:00
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,800 JPY / [Lunch] 5,400 JPY
Access: JR Yokosuka Line Kitakamakura Station, 10 seconds walk from the west ticket gates. Exit the ticket gates and turn left immediately. It's on the 2nd floor of Kousen.
Address: Yamanouchi 501, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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5. ete - French cuisine (Wadazuka / French Cuisine)

5. ete - French cuisine (Wadazuka / French Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This is hands down one of the most popular French restaurants in the Kamakura area. Their popularity lies in their authentic course meals served at a lower price than you would expect, considering the quality. Some examples of the ingredients used here are local Kamakura-grown vegetables, foie gras, Yezo venison, and French Challans duck. A significant characteristic of the restaurant is their tendency to have each dish express the passing of the seasons casually. The open kitchen fills the interior of the restaurant with the sound and fragrance of food preparation, certainly an enjoyable experience. With many reasonably priced dishes, this is a spot that is worth a try. 

ete - French cuisine

Open: [Tuesday-Sunday, Holiday, Day Before Holiday] Dinner 17:30-21:30 [Wednesday-Sunday, Holiday, Day Before Holiday] Lunch 11:30-13:30
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: Enoshima Railway, Wadazuka Station. Very close to the Rokujizo intersection.
Address: Yamaguchi Building 1F, Yuigahama 2-7-20, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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6. Clarita Da Marittima (Enoshima / Italian Cuisine)

6. Clarita Da Marittima (Enoshima / Italian Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This popular Italian restaurant has received high acclaim both in Japan and abroad. Within the relaxing interior, you'll be treated to cuisine prepared using local ingredients. Other than locally caught fresh seafood like whitebait from Enoshima and Japanese horse mackerel, they also use local Kamakura vegetables and local brand pork. Even though the menu changes each season, a great example of a dish you'll find here is the [Salad of Tomatoes from Fujisawa and Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomato Jelly]. A dish that both tastes and looks amazing. They specialize in Italian wine, and around 80 different types of wine are available at all times. If you're stumped, the owner can help you out with selecting the wine to match your food and your tastes. 

Clarita da marittima

Open: [Tuesday-Sunday /National Holidays / Day before National holidays] Lunch 11:30-15:00 (last order 14:00) / Dinner 17:30-22:00 (last order 20:30)
Closed: Mondays, Every last Tuesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,500 JPY
Access: Exit Enoshima station (Enoshima Electric Railway Line) and walk east on national route 467 for 5 minutes.
Address: 1F 1-6-11Katasekaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Map)
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7. Yakiniku Rashomon (Fujisawa / Korean Cuisine)

7. Yakiniku Rashomon (Fujisawa / Korean Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant features a warm wood-tone decor with table and zashiki (tatami room) seating and private rooms equipped for all numbers and occasions, including a meal for solo diners and large groups and family dinners. From servings catered to the individual customer, this restaurant also offers assortments and course meals, making sure that the needs of every customer are met. Along with the scrumptious and characteristically fatty Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), you'll also be able to select from all kinds of meat such as pork, chicken, and seafood. 

Yakiniku Rashomon

Open: [Weekday] Lunch: 11:30-15:00 (last order 14:30) Dinner: 17:00-23:30 (last order 23:00)
[Saturday, Sunday, Holiday] 11:30-23:30 (last order 23:00; lunch menu until 14:30)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,200 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: A 20-minute walk from Fujisawa station on the JR Tokaido main line
Address: 6-1-5 Tebiro , Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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8. Italian Restaurant Tanto Tanto (Fujisawa / Italian Cuisine)

8. Italian Restaurant Tanto Tanto (Fujisawa / Italian Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This homey Italian cuisine restaurant stands in a quiet back alley, just a 6-minute walk from Fujisawa Station. The wooden interior is the perfect place to relax while enjoying delicious Italian cuisine made with local ingredients. Two highly recommended dishes are the [Local Vegetables Bagna Cauda], made using lightly grilled fresh local vegetables, and a dish full of Northern Italian flavor, [Piedmont Style Cheese Fondue], which features fragrant white truffles. The menu also offers a wide variety of dishes that use the freshest seafood. 

Italian Restaurant Tanto Tanto

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, national holidays] Lunch 11:30 - 14:30 (last order 14:00) Dinner 17:30 - 22:30 (last order 22:00)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: Six minute walk from Fujisawa Station South Exit. From the intersection of Route 32 Minamifujisawa, turn left at the second road, and keep going for a while.
Address: Uerubyi ichibankan 1F, 15-15 Minami Fujisawa , Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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9. Kamakura Miyokawa (Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)

9. Kamakura Miyokawa (Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
A renowned Japanese restaurant with almost 70 years of history. Since opening, they have spared no effort in the innovation of their cuisine while preserving their original flavors. The menu focuses mainly on kaiseki, shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), steak, and more, while only using carefully selected domestically produced ingredients. They pay extra attention to their beef, offering some of the best breeds like Hayama beef, a Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality cattle) breed from the local Hayama ranches, as well as Olive beef, raised on the remote Shodo Island (Shodo-shima) in Kagawa. You'll be able to enjoy the lip-smacking umami (Japanese savory taste) flavor of some of the top quality beef of Japan. 

Kamakura Miyokawa

Open: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed:  None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the east exit of JR Kamakura Station. Go towards the ocean along Wakamiya-oji Street away from Tsuruogaka Hachimangu Shrine. Near from Ichino-Torii Gate of the shrine 
Address: 2-22-5, Yuigahama, Kamakura city, Kanagawa (Map)
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10. Takeru Quindici (Kita-Kamakura / Italian Cuisine)

10. Takeru Quindici (Kita-Kamakura / Italian Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This Italian restaurant is conveniently located a 2-minute walk away from Kita-Kamakura Station, adjacent to the famous Tokei-ji Temple. Once you enter the sturdy shopfront, you'll be greeted with a stylish Japanese interior. Sit back and relax while enjoying the daily specials or even a course meal. The restaurant uses fresh seasonal ingredients such as vegetables and fish that are grown and caught locally. The Naples style [Pizza Margherita] baked in a wood fired oven is a store specialty. With a wide selection of wine to choose from, why not have a glass while enjoying the most popular dish, [White Chicken Liver Mousse].  

Takeru Quindici

Open: [Weekends and Holidays] Lunch 12:00 - 16:00 *Divided into two seatings: 12:00 - 13:50 and 14:10 - 16:00 / Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
[Monday, Wednesday - Friday] Lunch 12:00 - 14:30 / Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Three-minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station, heading toward Kamakura from the gate on the Kamakura Highway side.
Address: In front of Kitakamakura Tokeiji Temple Gate, 1384 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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11. Ohama (Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)

11. Ohama (Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This is a popular Izakaya (Japanese pub) located only a short walk from Onari Street (Onari-dori), an area of the city popular with tourists. In a comfortable, homey atmosphere, they offer about 80 types of dishes that are made to compliment the owner's favorite brands of sake (Japanese alcohol). Each morning, they procure the vegetables directly from Zushi and the seafood from the fisheries in the Miura area in Kanagawa. You'll find a wide variety of dishes such as [Today's Sashimi], specialty dishes such as the [Vegetable Kobachi] (side dish), and [Homemade Shumai] (dumplings), which are only wrapped and steamed upon order. 

Ohama

Open: [Weekday] Normal hours 17:30-22:00 (Last order 21:30)
[Saturday, Sunday, Holiday] Normal hours 15:00-22:00 (Last order 21:30)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: Five minutes walk (339m) from Kamakura Station.
Address: 101, Miyuki Bldg., 4-15 Onari cho, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
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12. Jingoro (Fujisawa / Japanese Cuisine)

12. Jingoro (Fujisawa / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
Along with its original branch, this Japanese restaurant, which opened its second generation branch in 2014, has around half a century of history. It's gathered a fair bit of popularity with its fresh sashimi and grilled and stewed fish dishes. This restaurant's specialty is sushi. You can enjoy local fish from Kanagawa's Sagami Bay (Sagami-wan) and carefully prepared vinegared rice directly sourced from local farmers in their assortments and seafood bowls. The chic and calming interior definitely adds to the dining experience.

 Jingoro

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 3F, Jingoro Bldg., 1-4-6, Kugenuma-ishigami, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa (Map)

13. Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch (Shichirigahama / Japanese Cuisine)

13. Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch (Shichirigahama / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
This Japanese cuisine restaurant is located in the Kamakura Prince Hotel Annex, about an 8-minute walk from Shichirigahama Station. At the table seating with an ocean view, you'll be able to savor a particular moment while basking in the stunning scenery of Enoshima. The menu offers [Teppanyaki Japanese Cuisine Kaiseki] (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol), shabu-shabu, sukiyaki (hot pot stew), [Wagyu Beef Fillet Steak], and much more. You'll be treated to cuisine made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients. With lunch, only courses and a kid's menu, this restaurant is ready to meet your various needs.

Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch

Open: Lunch: 11:00-15:00 (last order 14:00) Dinner: 17:00-22:00 (last order 21:00)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,200 JPY
Access: Eight minutes on foot from Shichirigahama Station on the Enoshima Line.
Address: 1-2-18 Shichiri Ga hama Higashi , Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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14. L'EGLISE Kamakura (Kamakura / Western Cuisine)

14. L'EGLISE Kamakura (Kamakura / Western Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
A popular restaurant where you'll have an extraordinary time. This detached house was built in the image of the Rosary Chapel in Southern France. Treat yourself to classy French cuisine while enveloped in an open atmosphere created by the high ceilings and tasteful white palette interior. Fully taking advantage of the land blessed with sea and mountains, restaurant procures fresh vegetables from the Miura area harvested that morning, fresh fish from Sagami Bay, and pork from the Shonan region. An example of a dish you'd find here would be the [L'EGLISE Kamakura Garden Style Salmon and Kamakura Vegetables]. Along with using rich seasonal ingredients in abundance, each dish is skillfully finished with French culinary technique. 

L'EGLISE Kamakura

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Tsurugaoka Kaikan Bldg., 2-8-23, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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15. Hachinoki Kitakamakura Branch (Kita-Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)

15. Hachinoki Kitakamakura Branch (Kita-Kamakura / Japanese Cuisine)[2018 Edition] 15 Delicious Restaurants in the Kamakura and Enoshima Area
Since its establishment in 1964, this Japanese cuisine restaurant continue to pursue authentic shojin cuisine (vegetarian cuisine of Buddhist monks). No animal products are used, and the restaurant lives by the creed of using only fresh natural ingredients. While carefully considering seasoning, ingredients and preparation methods, they aim to create shojin cuisine that even the modern foodie can enjoy. For example, the [Sesame Tofu], containing white sesame, kudzu powder, and water only, may seem humble at first glance. However, it is prepared meticulously, so that you may enjoy all the complex flavors of the ingredients. It's located near Tokei-ji Temple and Jochi-ji Temple, so if you're strolling around Kamakura, or on a tour of the old temples, you'll definitely have to stop by Hachinoki Kitakamakura Branch. 

Hachinoki Kitakamakura Branch

Open: [Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY (Reservation required) / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 350, Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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So what did you think? The charming Kamakura and Enoshima area is always a fanastic spot for sightseeing. Next time you go, make your trip even more special by visiting one of these restaurants! 
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Oct 23 2018 Update-date: Feb 15 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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