Heichinro is one of the oldest, most well known Cantonese restaurants in Chinatown. And with seven floors to choose from, it is also one of the largest. It is known as the granddaddy of Chinatown, and its popularity makes reservations a must. The first floor is famous for its immense variety of dim sum. As with all Chinatown's best dining spots, Heichinro's prices reflect the superb quality of both its food and its service. It has a great lunch menu, which is priced a bit more economically. Heichinro is situated about a block away from the Holiday Inn Yokohama, and is about a leisurely ten-minute walk from Ishikawacho Station.
A must for beer lovers, Bashamichi Taproom is one of several outlets for Baird Beer, a small brewery dedicated to making flavorsome beers using traditional malted barley, whole flower hops and soft Numazu water. The three-story Taproom has a long bar on the ground floor, a large room with bar and table seating on the second floor and a rooftop beer garden. The range of beers on tap include brown ale, pale ale, IPAs, a lager, a stout, and amber ale, as well as seasonal choices and a guest ale. The food menu offers authentic American style BBQ with beef, pork and chicken. There is also pizza, salad, macaroni cheese and Texas chili. A big-screen TV and regular music events help to create an inviting atmosphere. -AH
Like its sister pubs in Tokyo, The Tavern pub serves good, traditional pub food and a variety of English and Irish draft or bottled ales and beers to help it down. It has a cozy, British atmosphere, even when it is crowded. There is an extensive menu of British delights to choose from. Fish & chips, probably the best in town. Add a portion of mushy peas to it. Then choose the Shepherd's pie or the Cornish pasty if you prefer.The traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding is another dish that you could order. Beers from England, Ireland and Even Australia you could find here. If you are interested in sports you could watch them at the bar while you relax with your drink.
Located in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the landmark on the Yokohama waterfront was originally built in 1911, and today it provides you fine live jazz music with French cuisine. You can enjoy all types of jazz from local artists or world-class big names at one of the most romantic places in Yokohama. Tickets are available on the Internet.
"Yakatabune" is a Japanese traditional boat. From on board, you can admire a view of the beautiful landscape of Tokyo. Booking is necessary before you join this cruise, so please make sure to check the cruise schedule. The cost varies depending on specific routes and choice of food options. All in all, a cruise on this boat is perfect for a special date. If you wish to learn more, please contact Harumiya.
Double Tall has some of the best coffees and espresso in town, plus a wide variety of flavored lattes and other steamed milk favorites. With fresh homemade cakes and desserts, as well as fresh bagels, Double Tall makes a popular stop among regulars. The variety of specialty goods even extends to a decent selection of popular Japanese micro brewed beers. While you are here for a morning cup of hot coffee, their latte foam art will surely make your day!
Sisiliya is a restaurant in Yokohama that serves authentic Italian Pizza. The restaurant serves some of the best brick oven fried pizzas and other Italian delicacies as well. It has great service and an amazing ambiance and the place is ideal to go with friends, families and colleagues. Reservations are a must, as this place gets packed after sunset.
One of Yokohama's few Greek restaurants, Athens is a great place if you are feeling like a little something from the Aegean. Their seafood is fresh, being close to the sea, and the food is authentic Greek. This is a simple eatery and bar, without the usual folk dancing and frills that accompany Greek restaurants. It is a great place to come if you just want a drink, or a meal. They serve a nice combination of Greek cuisine, moussaka, spanakopita, calamari and other deep fried seafood. The alcohol is a little sparse when it comes to authentic Greek beverages but they do have two kinds of strong ouzo and retsina wine available if you want to drink as well as eat Greek.
Esperanza was most likely one of the first Mexican restaurants established in Yokohama. They serve authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine in a lively musical atmosphere. This is not only one of Yokohama's sole Mexican restaurants, it also happens to be one of the few places in town that functions as a latin music club. Live or over the loud speakers, Esperanza provides a warm, hearty atmosphere for you to down your tequila. Esperanza serves up great Mexican favorites, tacos, enchiladas, taquitos, and many more. Food is ordered a la carte and comes with some pretty spicy salsas on the side. Mexican beer and of course tequila is also available to make things complete.
Greater Tokyo's Chinatown is located about an hour's train ride away in seaside Yokohama. There, you'll find a tight Chinese community of thriving restaurants, stores and markets, where one of the oldest and most loved is Maa-San no Mise. Known for their flexible hours that enable all of the area workers to grab either an early or late bite to eat, it is all the more revered for its elderly, happy-go-lucky owner, after whom the place is named. The food is good, hot, and extremely reasonably priced with a vast amount of dishes that represent everything from Shanghai to Sichuan cuisine. While the decor is nothing worth mentioning, the atmosphere and the food is well worth the trip. If you like Chinese food, find Maa-San no Mise! -Stephen Lebovits
Momoyama is an old-style Western restaurant that serves large portions of good food and very reasonable prices. As you could expect, it is a fairly popular place with a regular clientele, and though it seats 96, it is often packed. The second floor of this restaurant can be booked for private parties of up to 35.