12 Places to Go in Kamakura to Enjoy Delicious Food with Fresh Ingredients

Publish-date: Jun 26 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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12 Places to Go in Kamakura to Enjoy Delicious Food with Fresh Ingredients

Do you know any great restaurants in Kamakura where you can eat delicious food? There are many dishes in Kamakura which use fresh ingredients, and you can try them at the plentiful number of restaurants in Kamakura that are both delicious and have great atmospheres that will make you want to come back again and again. You will almost certainly find the perfect restaurant for any occasion, whether it be a date, night out with friends, or entertaining a business associate. Here are some of the top restaurants in the area. You'll surely discover a restaurant you will want to go to right away!

1. Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch

1. Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch
Let the beautiful scenery and delicious Japanese cuisine take away the stress of daily life. Before you know it, the staff's hospitality will have you smiling, as they really take care of their customers. There's no mistake that you can fully savor Japan with the [Kuroge Wagyu Fillet Steak Meal], one of the recommended menu items. The wonderful flavor of the food here will have you thinking, "I want to eat it again!" At night, the view of the light-up display from Kamakura to Enoshima is also fantastic. People who want to feel the essence of Japan should go to Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch.

Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch

Open: Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
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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2. Kamakura Miyokawa

2. Kamakura Miyokawa
Established in 1949, the long-standing restaurant Kamakura Miyokawa treats its customers to the style of hospitality it has inherited from its founder, who was celebrated as the "god of nimono (simmered cuisine)." It caters for individuals, small groups, and large groups. The nimono has a slightly sweet flavor, and its regular customers have been going to this restaurant for a long time for that flavor. It's a restaurant you'll definitely want to use to wine and dine someone. The [Variety Shabu-Shabu] (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) uses carefully selected meat such as Hayama beef and Olive beef, and you can enjoy it with Miyokawa's prized sesame sauce. You will be happy the moment you put it in your mouth as the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat spreads.

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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3. Takeru Quindici

3. Takeru Quindici
An Italian restaurant that looks like it sells Japanese cuisine from the outside. Inside the restaurant is a calm space that even a solo diner can enjoy. This restaurant caters for many purposes such as parties, dates, and nights out with friends. Using seasonal produce and fish, the dishes are made into something that highlight the chef's specialties and feelings. Pairing the [Chicken Liver Mousse] with wine makes for an exquisite meal. Even people who don't like liver can enjoy it this way, so you should at least try it once! It's a popular dish with customers!

Takeru Quindici

Open: [Weekends and Holidays] Lunch 12:00 am - 4:00 pm *Divided into two seatings: 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm and 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Monday, Wednesday - Friday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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4. Restaurant Pleins d'Lerbes Kita Kamakura

4. Restaurant Pleins d'Lerbes Kita Kamakura
Restaurant Pleins d'Lerbes Kita Kamakura is a relaxed, calm restaurant in a peaceful environment. It is the perfect space for a date because of its relaxed atmosphere. You can see the beautiful Japanese garden from inside the restaurant, allowing you to enjoy an even more delicious meal with your dining partner. The [Roast Lamb Jus d'Agneau] is a simply roasted Australian lamb loin. It's a flawless, tender dish with an out-of-this-world flavor! Choose from about 270 types of wine to have with your Roast Lamb Jus d'Agneau. Start indulging yourself!

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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5. ESSELUNGA

5. ESSELUNGA
ESSELUNGA is an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the specialty cuisine. They treat customers to a calm space and meticulously selected and prepared ingredients. Have a relaxed time at this restaurant for a date or celebration. The [12 Farm Vegetable Terrine] is a dish containing various vegetables, and is beautiful to the eye as well as healthy. The transparent plate and multicolored vegetables are a good match, so if you're curious, definitely go and see for yourself!

ESSELUNGA

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY *Aside from the set course, there is an a la carte menu consisting of meals starting at 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY *There are 2,000 JPY/3,000 JPY/4,500 JPY courses
Access: Turn right at the traffic lights at Hase-kanon-mae headed in the direction of Daibutsu. Turn left after 50 meters, and after about 1 minute following the side road, it will be on the right-hand side.
Address: 1-14-26 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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6. Kogatei

6. Kogatei
Kogatei has the atmosphere of a Western restaurant and clearly shows off its hundred years of history. Its stylish atmoshpere makes it perfect for dates and meals with clients! This restaurant offers dishes created from carefully chosen ingredients that allow you to experience the four seasons. Each dish is stylish and beautiful, and the way the vegetables and other ingredients in dishes such as the [Medium-Fatty Bluefin Tuna and Home-grown Kamakura Vegetables] and [Crispy Splendid Alfonsino with Kamakura Vegetables] are plated is superb. Those who are normally busy or those who want to taste something extraordinary should definitely make their way here and enjoy a wonderful time!

Kogatei

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Days before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm), Cafe from 11:00 am (cafe closes at sunset)
Closed: Tuesday *Closed the following day instead if Tuesday falls on a national holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: Turn right at the Shiyakusho-mae crossing from Kamakura Station's West Gate. Turn at the Kogatei sign and go straight. It is at the residence on the right-hand side.
Address: 1-7-23 Ogigayatsu, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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7. Ristorante Amalfi

7. Ristorante Amalfi
Ristorante Amalfi has comfortable terrace seating with an unbroken view of the sea. It is an Italian restaurant serving up colorful dishes made with an abundant amount of seasonal produce. There are over 50 highly-reputed varieties of Italian wine on hand! [Fresh Fish, Kamakura Vegetables, and Seasonal Fruit Carpaccio] is an extremely nutritionally balanced meal that uses seafood procured from Misaki Port and Kamakura vegetables procured from contracted local farmers. Enjoy cuisine like this, made with a lavish amount of fresh ingredients, daily! Fill up on classical Italian fare and have a wonderful time here!

Ristorante Amalfi

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:45 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Shichirigahama Station
Address: 1-4-8 Shichirigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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8. Kamu Kamu

8. Kamu Kamu
Here, you can choose your preference of Western-style or Japanese-style rooms. There are also fully equipped, completely private rooms, so you can be as noisy as you like at your party. This restaurant is extremely popular, to the point where you may not even be able to get in if you don't make a reservation early. Their dishes, which use A5 rank Hayama beef, are magnificient. The popular [Hayama Beef Steak Meal] can often sell out if not ordered in advance. The luxurious A5-ranked meat is a pleasure for the eyes and tastebuds. You'll be leaving this restaurant with a full stomach and large grin.

Kamu Kamu

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch from 11:00 am *Last order and closing time depends on business that day. Please call beforehand to confirm.
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner from 5:00 pm *If the lunch period is busy, some items may be sold out. Please call beforehand to confirm.
[Weekdays] Dinner from 5:00 pm *As a general rule, they only accommodate for customers who have made a reservation at least 2 days in advance for the course menu or parties of 4 or more. (2-hour limit)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: A 5-minute walk from "Sensuibashi" via Kamakura Reien or Kanazawa Hakkei bus routes or a 3-minute walk from "Highland Entrance" via the Highland Loop from Kamakura Station's East Gate.
Address: 963-2 Juniso, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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9. Chez Kentaro

9. Chez Kentaro
This is Chez Kentaro, a restaurant which exudes the friendliness of its chef, holding customers in top priority by ensuring they can have a lovely time. The decor creates a classy, stylish atmosphere, perfect for dates and meals with the loved ones. The menu is usually changed daily, so why not let the chef choose what to serve you? They offer meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. No matter the dish, it will be visually appealing and you'll want to eat it again and again. The toppings of the [Splendid Alfonsino Bouillabaisse] are exquisite, and you can see the chef's talent in the beautiful presentation.

Chez Kentaro

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday of every month
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 7,000 JPY
Access: About a 1 minute walk from JR Kita-Kamakura Station towards Kamakura
Address: 407 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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10. Nature et Sens

10. Nature et Sens
The white exterior and interior make this restaurant a bright space that will put you in high spirits. Naturally, the seasonal ingredients are carefully picked out, and this fastidiousness is carried over into the choice of tableware and interior design. The stylish, insta-worthy [Ito Farm's Puccini Pumpkin Soup with Foie Gras Cubes] is delicious. It comes with curry-flavored pumpkin soup that contains splendid ingredients like foie gras and croutons. You'll be able to truly savor and enjoy this delicious dish!

Nature et Sens

Open:  [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Days before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: About a 3-minute walk from the Daigaku-mae bus stop via the Keikyu Bus Kanazawa Hakkei route, Otonomiya route, Kamakura Reien Tachiarai route, and the Highland Loop.
Address: 3-6-39 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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11. Hachinoki Kita Kamakura Branch

11. Hachinoki Kita Kamakura Branch
A calm old-style atmosphere is a given at Hachinoki Kita Kamakura Branch, where you can enjoy a relaxing time. In the style of Buddhist cuisine, no animal products are used. Each dish is beautifully plated and well-balanced, and sure to stimulate your appetite. The [Sakura] is a Buddhist course meal that serves up 5 flavors, 5 colors, 5 ways. One dish alone may be plain, but as it's a combination of many dishes together, you can strongly feel the impact of each dish. If this has piqued your interest, you should certainly try to make your way there to enjoy authentic Buddhist cuisine!

Hachinoki Kita Kamakura Branch

Open: [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O.)
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O.)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY *Must make a reservation / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: About a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Kita-Kamakura Station
Address: 350 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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12. Bunagahama

12. Bunagahama
Bunagahama is a unique restaurant with an at-home vibe. They've come up with several ingenious solutions to prevent customers growing bored, such as offering omikuji (fortune slips) in the restaurant. They have a famed blend of herbal tea that is perfect for anti-ageing, as well as sensationally named ramen like [Seaweed and Clam Sea Man] and [Milky Fish Miso Mountain Man]. These two ramen dishes in particular are like no ramen you can try anywhere else. Their original look is also becoming something of a peculiarity. Those who want to eat such ramen better make their way there! They're sure to make your whole day exciting.

Bunagahama

Open: [Wednesday - Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm *Only can order from the lunch menu, which has options like Kamakura ramen, Dinner 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm *Only open 3 - 4 nights a month due to preparations (reservation only)
Closed: Monday, Tuesday
*There are some weeks they close on other nights to prepare for their slumber parties
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY *An omakase (chef's choice) course that uses seasonal ingredients your body will be glad for! Comes with all-you-can-drink / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY *Made in the image of the Kamakura seaside, Kamakura Ramen Seaside Beach Guy is the top recommendation
Access: Take the Enoden from Kamakura Station or Fujisawa Station and walk from either Inamuragasaki Station or Shichirigahama Station.
Address: 4-5-14 Shichirigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jun 18 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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