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Enoshima is known for its beautiful seascape and gorgeous panoramic views that make it a popular tourist destination, especially on sunny days, and many of its restaurants allow you to savor delicious food while admiring the deep blue sea. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy to your heart's content the super fresh seafood typical of Enoshima. This article offers a careful selection of the 12 most delicious eateries in Enoshima. Try them next time you go to Katasekaigan in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
1. Whitebait and Japanese Spiny Lobster Cyubei
Whitebait and Japanese Spiny Lobster Cyubei is popular for its fresh seafood dishes. Over 90% of the fish they use is produced in Enoshima. There are 4 fish tanks in the restaurant, so they can always serve you the freshest of products. Their attentiveness is not limited to the fish, as they also make sure to use only domestic vegetables and Koshihikari rice from Uonuma. Their set of [Raw Shirasu-don - Mini Spiny Lobster Miso Soup] comes especially recommended, as it combines fresh and raw shirasu (whitebait) caught in Shonan with their original spiny lobster-flavored miso soup. While you're at it, order the [Shonan Hamaguri] consisting of common Oriental clam and the [Enoshima Turban Shell Sashimi] to fully enjoy the outstanding quality of their seafood.
Whitebait and Japanese Spiny Lobster Cyubei
2. OpenBiC CAFE Hemingway
Decorated with surfboards here and there, OpenBiC Cafe Hemingway boasts a nice, laid-back atmosphere. It's perfect for a little break to stretch your legs. From its breathtaking location, you can see the sea spread out before your eyes. Pair the view with their delicious food, and you'll end up spending more time here than you thought! Their signature dish is the [Soup Curry] that is full of lots of different ingredients. You'll never forget its full-bodied flavor, created by a well-thought-of combination of chicken bouillon, onion, and spices.
OpenBiC CAFE Hemingway
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Sunday, Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None (may be closed due to facility maintenance)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Katase-Enoshima Station
5-minute walk from Enoshima Station
7-minute walk from Shonan-Enoshima Station
Address: 1-12-4, Katasekaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
3. bistro La Brise
You can reach bistro La Brise in just a minute's walk from Katase-Enoshima Station. Its authentic French cuisine has been drawing the attention of people of all ages. After his 18-year long experience at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Tokyo, the chef-owner now creates dishes that it wouldn't be an overstatement to define as art masterpieces. He offers a large variety of superb delicacies with the concept of "local products for local consumption." In particular, you should try his [5 Servings Limited Edition Lunch], whose main dish is a juicy chicken thigh confit. The set includes bread, soup, and then coffee or tea.
bistro La Brise
4. GARB Enoshima
When the sky is clear, you'll get to see not only Enoshima's seascape, but even Mt. Fuji from GARB Enoshima! Its customers find its white-themed interiors simple yet stylish. Offering a feeling of freedom, this wide and bright space is often used as a wedding party venue. Here, you can have stone oven-baked pizza, pasta, shared platters, charcoal-grilled delicacies, and many more. Their cooking pattern is referred to as "SFV": salt, fish, and vegetables. The thoroughness towards the ingredients and their processing is impeccable. Above all, make sure you try their [Daily Fresh Fish Acqua Pazza]. Its strong flavor of fresh fish is mouthwatering!
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Cafe 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Address: 2-3F Rooftop, THE BEACH HOUSE, 2-17-23, Katasekaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
5. Miami Kaishin
At Miami Kaishin, you can enjoy delicacies made with super fresh raw shirasu (whitebaits) . Other than their signature dish, the classic [Raw Shirasu-don], you'll also find other options like the [W Shirasu-don], topped with both raw and boiled shirasu, and the [Grilled Hamaguri]. One you must absolutely try is the [Nishiki-don], topped with fresh boiled shirasu and maguro (bluefin tuna). This luxurious dish allows you to enjoy all at once the restaurant's specialty, raw shirasu, and the rich umami (Japanese savory taste) of thickly cut maguro. In addition, they also have set meals like the [Grilled Squid - Hamaguri Set Meal] and the [Kaishin Set Meal]. When you're up for fresh seafood, this is the place for you.
6. Enoshima Koya
Head to Enoshima Koya to stuff your cheeks with fresh seafood in front of a stunning sea view. While you're there, why don't you taste their original [Koya no Makanai-don]? It's a refreshing and healthy donburi (rice bowl with toppings) dish that combines fish namero (a type of tartare) with a secret sesame sauce, served with seaweed sheets for you to make wraps and experience a unique eating style. Another recommended menu item is their famous new specialty called [Horohoro-don]. For this one, you season fine cuts of smoked fish with a butter-flavored soy sauce. It's also topped with Mazuma wasabi, miso, and garlic chips that together create a flavor you'll never get tired of!
Open: [Weekdays] 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Irregular
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Enoshima Koya, 2-20-12, Katasekaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
At Ginnabe, you can sit either at a table or at the counter, which makes it ideal for both solo diners and large groups. Their specialty is, without a doubt, fresh seafood. You'll find delicious options like [Kaisen-don], [Raw Shirasu-don], and the [Raw Shirasu-don Set Meal], but the most recommended one is the [Kaisen-don Set Meal], topped with a huge pile of fresh fish. Since the menu offers both donburi and set meals, all you have to do is figure out how much you want to eat: if you're just a little hungry or on a diet, go for the donburi, but if you want a fulfilling meal, pick one of their set meals.
8. Aloha Table Shonan
Aloha Table Shonan is a popular establishment where you can enjoy genuine Waikiki food. Located along the Shonan Highway, it offers a wide-open space from which you can see Enoshima in the distance. They serve original dishes of Hawaiian inspiration. At dinner time, you'll find a lineup of dishes like the healthy yet voluminous [Hawaiian Local Cobb Salad] or the [Grilled US Skirt Steak with Garlic and Ginger Sauce], recommended if you're particularly hungry for meat. Feel free to stay and relax while sipping one of their numerous drinks.
Aloha Table Shonan
9. Lucky Meal Mermaid
Lucky Meal Mermaid has a lovely and stylish atmosphere. Both the outside and inside are totally white, which gives this beautiful restaurant a sense of cleanness. Its various menu ranges from baked products to spaghetti and a-la-carte dishes. To make their incredibly fluffy and soft bread, they use carefully selected ingredients like Shirakami Kodama yeast, Hokkaido flour, Kannon Onsen water, and Himalayan rock salt. If you need some advice, try the colorful [Enoshima Rainbow Focaccia], a focaccia made with natural yeast and topped with shirasu from Shonan, garlic, and various vegetables. You'll love this healthy and light dish.
Lucky Meal Mermaid
10. Capricciosa Enoshima Branch
Capricciosa means "whimsical" in Italian, and this is an informal Italian restaurant. It's got branches all over the country, and the Enoshima one is on the 1st floor of a building only 2 minutes away on foot from Katase-Enoshima Station. Its proximity to the station makes it easy to stop by if you get hungry during your sightseeing. The restaurant's specialty is an essential product in Italian cuisine: tomato. The tomatoes used for their sauce are imported from a contract farmer in Southern Italy, and they're super fresh and tasty. Speaking of which, the most ordered menu item is the super voluminous [Tomato and Garlic Spaghetti].
Capricciosa Enoshima Branch
Cornology is an American popcorn spot located in California, and this is the first Japanese branch. At the entrance, you'll find an eye-catching yellow sunshade with the name of the store. This store has plenty of delicious flavors. The [Logemann's Caramel] offers a traditional flavor, the [Double Cheddar] is enriched with 2 types of cheddar cheese, the [C Squared] is a mix of the two, the [Truffle Parmesan] is seasoned with white truffle oil, the [Chocolate Drizzle] combines sweet corn with chocolate, the [Sweet Corn] is enhanced with butter and scorched sugar, and the [Movie Pop] comes with just salt and butter. They sound all so delicious, and you'll have a hard time making a decision!
12. Kua'Aina Katase-Enoshima Branch
Kua'Aina Katase-Enoshima Branch is in the square in front of the station. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy their delicious food on the open terrace. The name of the restaurant, "Kua'Aina", means "countryman" in Hawaiian. Born in a small town called "Haleiwa" in the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Kua'Aina used to be a tiny hamburger restaurant and, apparently, on the opening day, there were only around 12 customers. Since then, it became increasingly popular, especially among surfers, and now it has branches all over the world. In this one, you should definitely try the rich flavor of the [Avocado Burger] and the fully Hawaiian-style [Pineapple Burger].