There are lots of restaurants in Yokohama, so it can be hard to decide what to eat when traveling there. The city is jam-packed with Chinese restaurants that even have Yokohama Chinatown’s foodies singing their praises, exquisite Italian joints known to those familiar with the Minatomirai area, as well as fascinating restaurants specializing in cuisines such as Japanese, Indian, Western, and French. Read on for 10 restaurants you should visit for lunch in the Yokohama area. Check them out if you get the chance.
1. Butaniku Sosaku Ryori Yamato Yokohama Landmark (Minatomirai / Original Japanese Cuisine)
Butaniku Sosaku Ryori Yamato Yokohama Landmark, located inside Minatomirai's Yokohama Landmark Plaza, is a restaurant where you can enjoy meat dishes made with Yamato pork harvested from pigs raised on a farm run by the restaurant’s parent company. The unique quality of this meat, which is mild in flavor and has no unpleasant odor, is that it suits a variety of preparation methods, irrespective of the culinary style, whether it be Eastern or Western. Popular lunchtime dishes include the [Two-Colored Hot Pot Lunch Set with Drink] (3,500 JPY), in which you can try Yamato pork with two kinds of soup—salty-sweet red and full-bodied white—and the [Yamato Pork Loin Katsu Set] (1,330 JPY / 100g), featuring a pork loin tonkatsu (deep-fried cutlet) that will leave you satisfied.
Butaniku Sosaku Ryori Yamato Yokohama Landmark
: Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm / Dinner: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPYAccess
: In the Yokohama Landmark Tower at the Landmark Plaza on the 5th floorAddress
: Landmark Plaza 5F , 2-2-1 Minato Mirai , Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
2. Ristorante La Tenda Rossa (Bashamichi / Italian Cuisine)
Guests are made to feel welcome at this Italian restaurant with an atmosphere and menu reminiscent of an authentic Italian trattoria. The 70-seat capacity space is always buzzing. A well-known secret is that a large number of the menu items were created utilizing the chef's taste for the cooking style of Italy’s Tuscany region, which he acquired during years of training there. Their [Handmade Pici with Natural Boar Ragu] consists of a rich sauce containing wild boar meat entwined in elastic, handmade pasta. This is a dish so delicious, you’ll want to eat it over and over again. Don’t miss out on the classic [Pizza Margherita] baked in an Italian wood-fired oven, either.
Ristorante La Tenda Rossa
: [Tuesday-Sunday/holidays/days before holidays] Lunch: 11:45 am -3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm).
[Tuesday-Saturday/days before holidays] Dinner: 5:30 pm -10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm). [Sundays/holidays] Dinner: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm).Closed
: MondaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,400 JPYAccess
: 2 minutes by foot upon alighting from Bashamichi station on the Minatomirai lineAddress
: Kannai Kitahara Real Estate Building 1F, Ota-cho 6-75, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
3. Araiya Bankokubashi Branch (Bashamichi / Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki)
Araiya Bankokubashi Branch, located just a 2-minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line, is associated with a long-standing beef hotpot establishment where you can try beef hotpot dishes that originated in Yokohama. The restaurant is particular about purchasing entire domestic Kuroge Wagyu (a kind of high-quality beef) cattle so that it is able to offer more affordable meat while maintaining quality. The restaurant's signature dish is the [Famous Beef Pot (AORI)]. This is a rich, full-flavored beef hotpot in which you can savor the umami of wagyu beef with the moderate sweetness of the special stock. The presentation of this beautiful space is also worth mentioning, such as the fantastic Japanese cedar latticework entrance and stained glass with ukiyo-e (Edo-period woodblock print) motifs.
Araiya Bankokubashi branch
: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPYAccess
: 2 minutes walk from Bashamichi Station on Minatomirai Line. After exiting from the exit 6, go straight and to the corner on the right of the first intersectionAddress
: 1F, Sagami Bldg., 4-23, Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
4. Yokohama Curry Alpin Jiro Flagship Shop (Bandobashi / Indian Cuisine)
Alpin Jiro originally started out as a lodge at a ski resort. Even now that it’s moved to Yokohama, the interior still has the warm and simple atmosphere of a mountain cabin. At this restaurant, you can try their original curry, made with a smooth, flourless roux, and plenty of ingredients cut into rustic-sized pieces. The golden chicken plated in the center of the dish and spicy aromatic curry sauce of the [Chicken Curry], which has maintained the same flavor since the restaurant’s founding, make this a dish that stimulates the appetite. Another unique aspect of this place is that the rice comes served in a mess tin.
Yokohama Curry Alpin Jiro Flagship Shop
: [Tuesday - Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) Closed
: MondayAverage price
: [Dinner] 1,400 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Bandobashi Station or Isezaki-chojamachi Station on Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue LineAddress
: 1F, 3-26, Yayoi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
5. Manchinro Main Store (Motomachi-Chukagai / Hong Kong & Cantonese Cuisine)
Established in 1892, this is a veteran Cantonese restaurant that has evolved through history along with Yokohama Chinatown as a whole. For lunch, you can enjoy 3 types of course meals. Among the options available, it’s recommended to try the reasonably priced [Lunch Otori Course] (3,000 JPY). Starting with an appetizer, the meal is complete with various mouthwatering dishes such as [Jinhua Ham Soup with Daisen Chicken and Tofu] and [Fried Rice with Japanese Beef and Mustard Greens]. The restaurant has garnered much support for its sincere approach to food, such as its focus on preparation methods that don't rely on chemical seasonings.
Manchinro Main Store
: Normal hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. at 9:30 pm) Lunch from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm/ Teatime from 11:00 am - 5:00 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Lunch] 2,800 JPYAccess
: A 5-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai station on the Minatomirai lineAddress
: 153 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku,Yokohama-shi , Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
6. Kaiseki Dining Iori (Totsuka / Japanese Cuisine)
This is a Japanese restaurant offering a new style of kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine) by adding Western influence to traditional Japanese elements. The restaurant stocks specialty ingredients, from produce grown locally in Totsuka and Maioka, right through to A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu beef. The recommendations for lunch are the [Kuroge Wagyu Sukiyaki Set] (2,400 JPY) in which you can relish in Kuroge Wagyu beef for a reasonable price, and the [Lunchtime-Only Kaiseki Course “Hiru Kaiseki”] (2,700 JPY), an 8-dish kaiseki course meal including sashimi and tempura. The restaurant’s informal, modern interior is also appealing.
Kaiseki Dining Iori
: [Tuesday - Saturday, national holidays, and the day before national holidays] Normal hours: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) / Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: A two-minute walk from the east entrance of Totsuka Station. We're behind modi, on the second floor of the Lawson building.Address
: Comfort Liv Totsuka 201 , 89 Yabe-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
7. SALONE 2007 (Motomachi-Chukagai / Italian Cuisine)
SALONE 2007, a popular Italian restaurant in Yokohama, is recommended for people looking for an elegant and indulgent time. Enjoy course meals that uses seasonal ingredients which change each month. Their unique dishes, such as an amuse-bouche made with beef, potato, and truffle, and steamed and simmered fresh fish, are recreations of regional Italian dishes. All their dishes are guaranteed to surprise guests’ palates. Two kinds of course meals are provided at lunchtime.
: [Weekdays/Saturdays/holidays/days before holidays] Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm) / Dinner: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm).Closed
: SundaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,500 JPYAccess
: Convenient if you take the escalator or elevator to ground level, after exiting from exit 4 of Motomachi-Chukagai station on the Minatomirai line.Address
: B1F, Yamashita-cho 36-1, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
8. Cafe Tosca (Minatomirai / Western Cuisine)
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy a vegetable-abundant [Lunch Buffet] (weekdays: 3,993 JPY / weekends and national holidays: 4,719 JPY). The vegetables used, such as eggplants from Kumamoto Prefecture and potatoes from Hokkaido, are all carefully selected by the chef who visits producers in Japan’s various regions. This is the perfect spot for people who want to enjoy a high-quality, healthy meal. It’s also recommended to try the hotel bread, a sourdough fermented for a long time with natural yeast. The restaurant has an open-plan space and resort vibe that feels like Japan’s sun-soaked south.
: [Weekdays/weekends/holidays] Breakfast 7:00 am - 11:00 am buffet L.O. 10:00 am.
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm buffet L.O. 2:30 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm buffet L.O. 9:30 pm.
[Weekends/holidays] Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and buffet L.O. are at 9:30 p.m. Dinner operates on a two hour time limit system.Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Lunch] 3,700 JPYAccess
: One minute walk from Minatomirai Station. Directly connected to the Queen's Square. Next to Minatomirai Hall.Address
: Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu 2F, 2-3-7 Minato Mirai , Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
9. Queen Alice (Minatomirai / French Cuisine)
This is a restaurant with a romantic interior designed around the world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Here you can try French cuisine that exhibits the talents of a top-tier chef. Both the palates and eyes of guests will be delighted with the gorgeously plated dishes that resemble works of art. The [Queen Alice Lunch Course] (from 5,082 JPY) offered at lunchtime allows you to choose an appetizer, seafood dish, meat dish, and dessert from a number of menu options.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Pt. 1- 11:30 am - 1:15 pm Pt. 2- 1:40 pm - 3:30 pm
(Weekdays) Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
(Saturday, Sunday, Holidays) Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm Pt. 1- 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Pt. 2 8:30 pm - 10:30 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Lunch] 5,000 JPYAccess
: Get off from the Minatomirai line. One minute walk from there. Address
: Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu 3F, 2-3-7 Minato Mirai , Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
10. Yokohama Chinatown Shofukumon (Motomachi-Chukagai / Hong Kong & Cantonese Cuisine)
This is a large Cantonese restaurant that was established in Yokohama's Chinatown and can seat up to 500. You can choose between the 6th floor (the restaurant's main floor), which deals in their specialties of Cantonese and shark fin dishes, and the 2nd floor, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat authentic dim sum. An extremely popular choice at this restaurant is the [All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum] (2,980 JPY) in which you can order an array of dim sum, such as steamed shrimp dumplings, soup dumplings, and steamed meat dumplings, from a total of 50 dishes with no time limit. Enjoy the freshly made, piping hot dim sum to your heart's content.
Yokohama Chinatown Shofukumon
: [Weekday] Normal hours 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) 6th floor closed from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm on weekdays.
[Saturday/Sunday/Holiday] Normal hours 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) Please arrive by 8:30 pm for all you can eat Yum Cha (All days)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,800 JPY / [Lunch] 2,800 JPYAccess
: Yokohama Chinatown, in the center of South Gate Silk Road.Address
: 81-3 Yamashita-cho , Naka-ku,Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa MapMore Details Reservation
So, what do you think about these restaurants? From those offering traditional Japanese, to specialists in Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, and Western-style cuisine, Yokohama gathers together a diverse array of restaurants. Take your pick to suit the mood of the occasion or your travel itinerary.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.