Kamakura Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kamakura

October 16, 2017 Brain Ambrose

A village dating back to Yoritomo's shogunate government in 1192, Kamakura lies amid wooded hills filled with Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Local university students offer free guided tours leaving from Kamakura station. Visit the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto god of war, patron deity of the shogun's family, and walk inside the Great Buddha.
Things to do in Kamakura

1. Bills, Shichirigahama

1-1-1 Shichirigahama, Kamakura 248-0026, Kanagawa Prefecture Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$149 - HK$369 +81 467-39-2244
Excellent
25%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 309 reviews

Bills, Shichirigahama

Casual dining from Sydney. Their popular menu includes scrambled eggs, ricotta hotcakes and dishes with fresh ingredients, which are appreciated as the "Best Breakfast in the World" created by Bill Granger. You definitely have to wait in line, but you can make a reservation for dinner.

Reviewed By After9 - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

海外初の1号店はここ鎌倉の「七里ヶ浜」になっているが、僕の記憶が確かならば、2007年にプロモーションのために代官山に1カ月間限定でオープンしたのが初で、オープン前日の内覧会では、来日したグレンジャー氏本人が調理し話題を集めた!
結局、店の前まで行ってあまりの混雑に入店を断念した記憶は新しい!
しかし、プロモーション用のテンポラリーな代官山は別として、実固定店舗としては、2008年3月に鎌倉・七里ヶ浜に海外初出店で、日本1号店をオープンする!
2年後の2010年3月には横浜・赤レンガ倉庫に2号店を、そして今年2011年7月には東京・お台場に3号店をオープンさせ、本国オーストラリアに3店舗、日本に3店舗、計6店舗となったbills(ビルズ)だ!
さて、七里ヶ浜にある鎌倉プリンスに宿泊した朝、一度話の種に訪問したかったので訪問のチャンス!
「数時間待ち」なんて事もあるとの噂だったが、今日は平日(水曜日)・・・
開店時間8:00ちょい前に訪問する予定だったが起きたのが8時ジャスト・・・慌てて支度して店に着いたのが8時30分だった・・・
案の定、満席で店員さんに名前と人数を告げて「9時頃に来てください」と言われるから恐ろしいほどの人気ぶりだ!!
台風の影響で海風が強いからテラス席に人がいないのも影響してるのかもしれない・・・
また、店は階段を上ったホールから左右のウイングにに分かれれいるが、海に向かって左ウイングだけが開放され、右ウイングには人がいない・・・
ランチタイムはどうか分からないが、モーニングはこちらのウイングのみオープンさせているようだ!!
朝の8時半ではどこも店が開いてないので時間つぶしできるのは目の前の海岸「七里ヶ浜」!・・・強風でTシャツがなびかせながら砂浜で海を見つめる!
ここは高校2年生から波乗りを初めて、サーフショップのチームに入っていたから、並があろうがなかろうが毎日学校帰りに通った青春時代の場所・・・
海を眺めているだけであっという間に9時となり、そろそろ案内される時間なので店へと戻る・・・
「カウンターなら案内できますが」との事だったが、せっかくのオーシャンビューを楽しみたいのでテーブル席を待つことに!
結局、9時15分頃に席が空き、テーブル席に案内された!
ドリンクはアイスコーヒー、娘はオレンジ、バナナ、ヨーグルト、ベリーのサンライズドリン
☆Scranbled organic eggs with toast
(オーガニックスクランブルエッグw/トースト)
EXTRAでローストトマト+\250を追加!
ニューヨークタイムズで“世界一”と賞賛されたのがこちらのスクランブルエッグ!
有機栽培のfree range/フリーレンジ卵(放し飼いの鶏の卵)を使ったオーガニック・スクランブルエッグ!
フリーレンジ卵はオーストラリアでは一般的らしい!
卵、生クリーム、塩、バターを使ったシンプルなスクランブルエッグはふんわりとしたクリーミーな舌ざわりが特徴的!!
混ぜすぎずに素材の味を生かすのが調理のポイントらしい!
☆Ricotta hotcakes,fresh banana and honeycomb butter
(リコッタパンケーキw/フレッシュバナナ、ハニーコームバター) \1,400
リコッタチーズをたっぷり入ったふんわりフワフワな食感が特徴的な「リコッタパンケーキ」!
パンケーキは3枚入っていてボリュームがある!!
最初の1枚はそのまま食べて、その後にハチミツ入りの“ハニーコームバター”で味の変化を楽しめる人気メニュー!
自家製の「ハニーコームバター」の中には固形ハチミツが入っていて、パリパリした食感が楽しめる!
リコッタチーズ&ベーキングパウダー・・・そしてメレンゲでふわふわりとした仕上げられている!
レオナルド・ディカプリオ氏がこのファンだというメニューらしい!

☆Sweet corn fritters,roast tomato,spinash and becon with avocado salsa
(スイートコーンフリッターw/ローストトマト、ほうれん草、ベーコン、アヴォカドサルサ) ¥1,400
無二のコーン好きの僕が選んだのがこちら!!
甘みの強いスイートコーンを刻んだトマトとほうれん草と共に掻き揚げのように揚げたフリッター2枚!
その2枚のフリッターを上下に配置し、ローストトマト&ベーコン(2枚)をサンドイッチした傑作品!!
トップにはアヴォカドをたっぷり使い、シラントロの香りが高いサルサがたっぷり!!
コーンフリッターにたっぷり付けて頂けば、まるでメキシコ料理を食べてるかのような味わいが口の中に広がる!
時刻は10時過ぎ・・・店の扉を出れば、大勢の人たちが待っているが場合によってはモーニングを食べに来てもランチになってしまうだろう!
ちなみに、予約はディナータイム(17:00?)のみ可能なので、モーニング&ランチは予約不可です!
人気のモーニングは、開店前に到着されることをオススメします!
七里ガ浜店の最大の気持ちよさはやはりこの七里ガ浜が目の前という立地!
海を眺めながらゆっくり流れる時間の中で頂く朝食は格別でした!!
店舗によってオリジナルメニューもあるようなので、次回は赤レンガにも行ってみようと思います!
横浜赤レンガ倉庫店でしか食べれないという限定メニュー「ベリーベリーパンケーキ」は“ベリーバター”がとろけてふわふわで美味しいとの評判ですね!

2. Amarufiiderasera

1-5-10 Shichirigahama, Kamakura 248-0026, Kanagawa Prefecture Italian Dinner HK$220 - HK$369 +81 467-32-2001
Excellent
30%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Amarufiiderasera

Reviewed By kahiromijp - Tokyo, Japan

Besides the great food, the place also has a beautiful view of the sea, Enoshima and also we could see Mt. Fuji. We strongly recommend afternoon drinks by the Terrace and a delicious dinner.

3. Shirasuya Honten

2-10-26 Koshigoe, Kamakura 248-0033, Kanagawa Prefecture Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 467-31-5333
Excellent
37%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Shirasuya Honten

Reviewed By JapanTravelExplorer - Tokyo, Japan

If you are into Shirasu and seafood, this is THE place to go. Really loved it, especially atmosphere and service. Should go there when in Kamakura!

4. Sangosho

3-1-2 Shichirigahamahigashi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Indian, International Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 467-31-5500
Excellent
31%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Sangosho

Reviewed By fortysomethingmale - Tokyo, Japan

This is the original Sangosho restaurant (honten) that started the whole franchise.
My wife and I have been fans of their boil in the bag 'Dry Curry' for a few years now but had never visited the place.
Finally the real thing!
We were very lucky, as it was 14:30 on a wednesday that we visited.
Empty car park and empty seats.
I hear there's a big queue during peak times.
Although we both had to have our dry curries, their popular dish is Beef Cutlet Curry.

5. Caraway

2-12-20 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Indian Lunch, Dinner +81 467-25-0927
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Caraway

Reviewed By Pan-heera

Prior to our visit to Kamakura, one of our friends had suggested visiting a traditional style curry house for authentic Japanese Curry - apparently one of the specialties of Kamakura. We asked the very friendly and helpful tourism office for a curry house recommendation and they suggested Caraway. If you are vegetarian, do not bother, since the curry with egg options seem to come with chicken. However, if you are interested in trying authentic Japanese curry, try out Caraway.
The tourism office gave us great directions for finding the restaurant since we cannot read Japanese and as others have mentioned, there is not an English sign. I highly recommend visiting the tourism office in general - everyone there spoke great English and can give tips on a pleasant stay in Kamakura. The restaurant is located off the main shopping street in Kamakura. If you get lost, ask people and they will point you in the right direction.
The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 5:30 pm - we each ordered small portions of the quail egg and chicken curry dishes. The tourism office told us to ensure we ordered the small portions, since the portion sizes are enormous. The small portion was extremely generous and came with a side salad and a huge portion of rice. Each dish is around $7-8 USD, which is a great deal considering the amount of food. Service was friendly - perhaps it helps coming a bit earlier given its popularity. We seemed to beat the rush, because I saw locals being turned away once the restaurant got crowded.

6. Sangosho Moana Makai

1-3-22 Shichirigahama, Kamakura 248-0026, Kanagawa Prefecture Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations Indian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$71 - HK$220 +81 467-31-5040
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Sangosho Moana Makai

Reviewed By Cathy T - Kamakura, Japan

Sangosho is located across from Shichirigahama beach and nearest to Shichirigahama Enoden station. The design of the restaurant is unmistakably Hawaiian and it is known for its large portions of curry. The anchovy spiced french fries are also tasty. This bigger of the two Sangosho restaurants is the second, the original is also in Shichirigahama, higher up on a hill in a quaint shopping plaza. They both have similar menu items. If you go for dinner or lunch on a nice day, you may have to wait in line - definitely have to wait on the weekends. The staff can be a hit and miss with rudeness. I have had extremes of both here, even on the same dining experience.
Know before you go
The restaurant has its own large parking lot
Doesn't seem as fancy as some of the other nearby restaurants with that Hawaiian look but still not ok with damp clothing or sandy feet.
If you have small kids,.some of the curry is rather spicy, check before you order.
The entrance is one level above the street at the top of a flight of stairs - not sure if they have an elevator hidden somewhere

7. TAVERNA RONDINO

2-6-11 Inamuragasaki, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Italian Lunch, Dinner +81 467-25-4355
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

TAVERNA RONDINO

Reviewed By Diago_34 - Oxford, United Kingdom

I visited this place by the Ocean about four years ago, and it was a pleasure to return with friends, to find the young chefs as creative as ever, offering a variety of fashionable Italian (even Tuscan) dishes. We sampled their pickled antipasti, which were more inspired by Fusion, but with good raw ham and very good home-made bread. One bruschetta was offered with 'sausages', and they tasted authentically Tuscan, with aniseed and authentic flavour, but the chef confirmed they made them themselves. The risotto was perfect, the tagliolini ai porcini excellent. A wonderful experience in a very simpatica atmosphere. Well done! Ganbatte, neh.

8. Chikaramochiya

18-18 Sakanoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Breakfast +81 467-22-0513
Excellent
38%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Chikaramochiya

Reviewed By cintasejati - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

My Japanese boyfriend always tells me that nothing could compare to the taste of fresh mochi, which can never be taken out of the country as they have to be eaten within a day. So his family took me to Chikara Mochi, where mochi are freshly made everyday.
I can't really describe how it tasted, except that it had an amazing softness to it. And the red bean paste sitting nicely on the top really complemented the beautiful taste of mochi.
Must-try if you are in Kamakura!

9. Kamakuramatsubaraan

4-10-3 Yuigahama, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$369 +81 467-61-3838
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Kamakuramatsubaraan

Reviewed By でかさん - Itakura-machi Ora-gun, Gunma, Japan

2017年3月20日横浜ロイヤルパークホテルに宿泊し、21日鎌倉由比ヶ浜にあるWeBase鎌倉に宿泊しました。午後4時にチェックインして、近くのレストランについて聞いたところ、このレストランがすぐそばにありました。 実際には、車で行きましたが、徒歩でも2分くらいです。家族4人で、色々な品を頼みました。天ぷらも含めて、野菜がすごく美味しかったです。そばは、オススメのカボスの入ったものを頼みました。最後にデザートの中で、胡桃善哉と黒豆のアイスを頼みましたが、とても美味しかったです。 本当に、値段のことを考えずに頼んで、全員が十分な量を頼んで、全部で16,532円でした。4人で行きましたので、1人4,000円ということになります。とても安いと感じました。 WeBase鎌倉からすぐそばだし、料理もちゃんとした和食で、値段的にも安いと思います。是非、WeBaseに宿泊している外国人宿泊客にも利用してもらいたいです。 I storongly recommend this retaurant to the foreighn visitors. They serve you a good japanese foods and the price is very reasonable.Please enjoy lunch or dinner here.

10. Good Mellows

27-39 Sakanoshita, Kamakura 248-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +81 467-24-9655
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Good Mellows

Reviewed By Adventurer-Ian - Hong Kong, China

The burgers were amazing and the price was very reasonable. There are some parking outside the restaurant. We had different burgers there and each of them were great. Wash it down with cold beer on a summer evening is just plain amazing. The staff were friendly.

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