The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019

Publish-date: Mar 13 2019 Update-date: Jun 08 2020
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019

Planning a trip to Near Tokyo and looking for something specific to eat? There are plenty of restaurants to suit every tastes. Discover the best places to eat here, from traditional meal and quintessentially comfort food to western-style dishes and varied ethnic cuisine.

1. Restaurant COCON

Restaurant COCON cuisine
Restaurant COCON floor
Restaurant COCON is located far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in an area full of greenery that also includes historical landmarks such as Kamakura-gu. Having kept the style of the Edo period (1603 - 1868) while carrying out a total renovation, the restaurant has 10 counter seats and a private room that seats 6 with a sweeping view of the garden. The ingredients used here are organic and carefully selected by the chef, including locally grown vegetables and produce. The food served here is also supervised by Chef Okuda Masayuki, famous for his natural Italian style. This restaurant is creating Italian cuisine incorporating with French, Japanese, and also Kampo (traditional Chinese medicine) techniques to bring out the full flavor of the ingredients. How does a dish that incorporates all the seasonal colors and flavors of Kamakura sound?

Restaurant COCON

Open: [Monday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes by car from the East Exit of [Kamakura Station] / A 2-minute walk from Daitonomiya bus stop / Pick-up service available
Address: 836, Nikaido, Kamakura city, Kanagawa


[YASAI STYLE], operated by [HEALTHY FARMER'S], serves pleasant dishes for both your stomach and mind, using mainly organic and chemical-free vegetables. Fully enjoy our unique dishes making full use of our special knowledge of vegetable. As a [farmer's kitchen], we also stick to using high-quality [farmer's meat]. Our restaurant has a sophisticated space with the warmth of wood, fresh greenery, and cozy sofas and chairs. Enjoy comfortable sunshine through the windows from all around in the daytime, and a warm-colored healing moment at night. Please visit us for various occasions, such as a date in a romantic atmosphere, an important anniversary, auspicious event, or alone. You can also book the whole restaurant for a banquet or party.  


Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Keisei Narita Station. In the corner of a big intersection along National Route 51
Address: 1F, Center Hotel 2 R51, 798-10, Hanazaki-cho, Narita city, Chiba  (Map)
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3. Yakitori Yakiton Kushiya

Yakitori Yakiton Kushiya cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019
Our restaurant has been popular especially among local people. The owner chef stocks very fresh chickens that are prepared that morning with his skillful sense and cooks them carefully. His intransigent work creates high-quality dishes that are loved by many guests. We also offer rare dishes such as pig's [tongue skewer] and [lightly broiled lever] that are seldom seen at other restaurants as they should only be served in a very fresh condition. We stick to serving only high-quality meats, and carefully selected vegetables, which enables all our dishes to bring out the original tastes of the ingredients. Please visit us at counter seats or private rooms suited for various occasions.

Yakitori Yakiton Kushiya

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: -
Access: 1 minute walk from the East Exit of Hasuda Station
Address: 3-1-23, Higashi, Hasuda, Saitama

4. Local Vegetables Italian Caponata

Local Vegetables Italian Caponata cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019
Enjoy Italian dishes using high-grade ingredients such as locally-harvested vegetables from Saitama prefecture, jidori chicken, and Japanese black beef at our restaurant. Inside the restaurant is filled with the warmth of the wood. Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere with hand-made tables and chairs. The walls filled with bold, playful illustrations make a pleasant mood while enjoying our dishes. Local female guests gather during lunch, and it is crowded with guests enjoying wine with meals during dinner. A wide variety of party courses are offered with all-you-can-drink for 2 hours. Private rooms are also available. Our recommended dishes are [Tomato Pasta with Spinach from Koshigaya] simply seasoned with olive oil, [Grilled Tamashamo Chicken with Balsamic Sauce] using the only local chicken from Saitama prefecture, and [Tiramisu] that gives you energy.

Local Vegetables Italian Caponata

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: Take a bus from [Koshigaya Station] on Tobu Isesaki Line for approximately 5 minutes, then get off at [Koshigaya Keisatusho] Bus Stop. Go towards the direction of the bus, turn left at a convenience store, then go straight for 200 meters.
Address: 6-122-3, Higashi Koshigaya, Koshigaya, Saitama (Map)
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5. Ristorante Quattro Foglio

5. Ristorante Quattro Foglio
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019
[Ristorante Quattro Foglio] is 10 minutes walk from Hasuda Station, JR Utsunomiya Line (Tohoku Main Line). The chef, grew up in Hasuda, accumulated experiences as a chef in France and Tokyo and returned to Hasuda to open this casual Italian restaurant. We cook just harvested local vegetables while they are fresh, combining with ingredients from Italy or France. Bagna Cauda is especially recommended to fully enjoy the best vegetables of the season. Pre-fix style lunch and dinner, with which you can combine your favorite dishes are also popular. Lunch set is served from 1,280 JPY per person, and dinner set from 3,780 JPY for two. You can select your dish among pizza (available only for dinner), pasta, and risotto of the month, and there are also various kinds of desserts. Wine is available from 1,680 JPY.

Ristorante Quattro Foglio

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) This reasonable lunch set is available on weekends as well / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (food L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 10 minutes from West Exit of Hasuda Station (Utsunomiya Line / Shonan-Shinjuku Line)
Address: 2-3-13 Sekiyama, Hasuda , Saitama (Map)
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6. Uogashi Maruten Minato

Uogashi Maruten Minato cuisine
Uogashi Maruten Minato floor
After getting special cookware and doing a lot of research, we produced a 15cm-tall mixed vegetable and seafood tempura. This food is only capable of being made with all the necessary calculations with the chef's intuition, honed after many years. Every day, early in the morning, seafood selected by the boss is delivered from the Port of Numazu that is just seconds away. On busy days, 150 to 200 kilograms of seafood are obtained. The selection shows up on the lunch menu, so check out what there is and try what suits your taste! We want our customers to go home full and satisfied. As we have an open kitchen, we're able to pay special attention to all of our customers as we prepare their food. If you want to have your fill of the restaurant's unique dishes using fresh seasonal fish, we recommend the "banquet courses" (which require reservations three or more days in advance). We have various courses that include dishes like sashimi, tempura, grilled fish, and cooked fish. We'll be happy to provide details according to your budget and preferences, so please feel free to contact us.

Uogashi Maruten Minato

Open: [Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, Holiday, Day Before Holiday] Normal hours: 10:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m. (last order 9:00 p.m.)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY
Access: Inside the Shio-sai Market.
Address: 100-1, Senbonko-cho, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka (Map)
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7. Sakana Ryouri Senmonten Totoichi

Sakana Ryouri Senmonten Totoichi cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019
Hamamatsu is well known for its unagi (eel). We made these eels into sashimi (cuts of raw meat), which is a rarity in Japan. Unagi have a poison in their blood. This exquisite item is the result of knowledge in how to drain the blood and the expert skills of sashimi making. The Enshunada Sea and Lake Hamana, that surround Hamamatsu, are an abundant source of seafood. A wide range of foods can be enjoyed throughout the seasons, which locals are proud of. At this restaurant we ask our customers to take their shoes off to be seated in a tatami room. As you leave, we present a humble gift of origami cranes made by our staff with messages in them. All rooms are private with a kotatsu (heater) build into the floors. It is ideal for business entertainment. In recent times, it has been used more frequently for a first meeting place with families of newlyweds. It is also suitable for birthdays and other celebrations.

Sakana Ryouri Senmonten Totoichi

Open: 17:00-23:00 (last order 22:00) / Lunch (4 people and up) Reservation required for course meal : 11:30-14:00 Courses from 8,400JPY; open throughout New Years. Same day reservations are not accepted.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 8,000 JPY
Access: 8 minute walk from Hamamatsu station's north exit. Also, it is within the basic fare for a taxi. Just ask for "Totoichi on Sakanacho Dori."
Address: 3F Pesce Building, 318-2 Sakana-machi8, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (Map)
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8. Sushi Kapppo Otanko Funabashi Branch

Sushi Kapppo Otanko Funabashi Branch cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Near Tokyo, March 2019
When lightly and skillfully prepared, cooked oval squid tastes even more savory than eating it uncooked. This makes it a treat that's hard to get at home. We want you to try the sweet, plump, and firm texture of this delicious treat as it's meant to be enjoyed. Our turban shells are harvested in Sotobo's Ohara, and we get our clams from Kujukuri and Futtsu. They're both selected for their thick, springy texture and rich flavor. For high-quality shellfish all season, nothing beats local, so savor our menu and enjoy. We aim for a laid-back atmosphere where our guests can strike up a conversation with us at any time. Feel free to tell us exactly what you want and we are prepared to customize our menu just for you. We aim to be clean and comfortable for our patrons, and our establishment is used for a wide variety of occasions, so we make sure to excel in both large-scale quality and the finest details.

Sushi Kapppo Otanko Funabashi Branch

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 11:30 am - 12:00 am Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm[Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Lunch From 12:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Turn left after exiting from the north exit of the JR Funabashi station, and walk straight for 200m between Tobu Department Store and Ito-Yokado. The restaurant is next to the greengrocer. 4 minutes by foot.
Address: Unimat Funabashi Ekimae Bldg. 2F , 7-5-4 Hon-cho , Funabashi-shi, Chiba (Map)
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9. Secrets By Seashore

9. Secrets By Seashore
Secrets By Seashore floor
Enjoy the daily changing menu at Secrets By Seashore. It is healthy and well-balanced. The dishes are made with carefully selected ingredients, with a choice of meat or fish and lots of vegetables. We use Koshihikari from Sawara (made by Mr. Kotaro Shiina) and rice from the pioneer of serial rice, Ishikawa Shouten. Enjoy the great taste of superior ingredients. The preserved foods are homemade and we proudly serve flavorful and healthy Bach Coffee. We are committed to providing a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. For our guests from abroad, we have English and Spanish speakers on staff. Please let us know if you have any requests. We are happy to host events and make adjustments to the menu and hope that you will have a memorable time with us.

Secrets By Seashore

Open: [Tuesdays - Thursdays/Sundays/Holidays] 11:00-15:30 [Fridays/Saturdays] (Shortened Hours) 11:00-14:00 (Night hours) 17:30-19:30 A reservation by 14:30 of the same day is required.
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 1,200 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPY
Access: From JR Inage/Inagekaigan station take the Kaihinkoutsu bus bound for "Takahama Minami Danchi/Kaihin Koen Pool Iriguchi"and get off at Inahama Shop Mae.
Address: 6-16-13 Takahama Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba (Map)
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10. Foresta

Foresta cuisine
Foresta floor
We bring the natural taste of the fresh ingredients out by cooking simply with water and olive oil, allowing you to savor the inherent flavors of seafood without other flavors getting in the way. We use natural salt to help flavors shine, making for a variety of menu options that you'll never have tasted like this before. We value communicating with our customers and look forward to hearing from you about your dining experience. Once we research an ingredient you like, we'll be able to craft a dish perfect for you when you visit us. Our establishment as friendly, informal atmosphere. But while our ambience might be casual, our cuisine is classic high cuisine. Visit us for your special receptions, or whenever you want to have a relaxing fine dining evening.


Open: Normal hours: 5:00pm-2:00am Food last order: 1:30am / Lunch: 11:30am-3:30pm Lunchtime last order: 2:30pm
Closed: -
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: A 3-minute walk from Kozunomori station on the Keisei main line
Address: CO-Z East Bldg. A2, 4-12 Kozu no Mori , Narita-shi, Chiba
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 12 2019 Update-date: Jun 08 2020

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