Top Choice Noodles in Kamakura


Dinner reservations are recommended for this upscale soba restaurant in a lovely old house. Try the tempura goma seiro soba (al dente noodles served cold with sesame dipping sauce). Dine alfresco or indoors where yo…
Ice Cream in Kamakura


Famous for soft-serve sweet-potato ice cream. Has several branches around town.
Rice Crackers in Kamakura

Kamakura Ichibanya

Specialises in sembei (rice crackers); watch staff grilling them in the window or buy some 50 packaged varieties, including curry, wasabi, garlic, mentaiko (spicy cod roe) or uni (sea urchin); look for the baskets o…
Japanese in Kamakura

Bowls Donburi Café

The humble donburi (rice bowl) gets a hip, healthy remake here at this modern bright cafe, with toppings such as roasted tuna, soy sauce and sesame oil. You get a discount if you discover the word atari at the botto…
Fusion in Kamakura


Mixing ocean views with an organic hemp-based menu, including vegetarian hemp taco rice, macriobiotic cakes and hemp beer. From Hase Station its a short walk to the beach and a left turn onto the coastal road.
Asian Fusion in Kamakura

Sông Bé Cafe

This mellow day-to-evening joint serves up dishes such as pad thai (rice noodles) and green curry, with vegies sourced from the local farmers market, and Southeast Asian beers to match. The friendly owner also serve…
Soba in Kamakura


Intimate, rustic Michelin-star restaurant that specialises in handmade ju-wari (100% soba), including kamo seiro (cold soba in hot broth) with wild duck imported from France. The homemade sesame tofu is incredibly c…
Cafe in Kamakura

Good Mellows

Americana meets Japanese kitsch opposite the beach, with neatly stacked charcoal-grilled burgers of bacon, mozarella and avocado washed down with a Dr Pepper or a cold beer. Once a month or so they stay open till 1…
International in Kamakura

Wander Kitchen

It's worth searching out this charmingly decorated, retro-chic wooden house with a small garden out front for its cool vibe and tasty meals, cakes and drinks. It's tucked away just off the main street about five min…