Yokohama has been home to many of Japan’s finest gourmet treats since the end of the Edo Period and opening of the port to the world. Yokohama’s bread, beef nabe stew, “Western-style” meals, ice cream, and beer have been long renowned, with noodle dishes such as “sanma-men” and “Yokohama homestyle ramen” becoming popular in recent years.
The origins of Yokohama’s gourmet scene
Recommended famous Yokohama restaurants
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (Near Yokohama International Stadium)
Just a 10-minute walk from Yokohama International Stadium or a 5-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama station, the Ramen museum is not only a place to come devour delicious ramen from all over Japan but also the place to buy ramen that you can make at home.
Currently, you can enjoy ramen at the main branch of Yamagata Akayu Ryuu Shanghai Honten, Rishiri Ramen Miraku, RYUS NOODLE BAR – Tori Paitan (Chicken White Soup), Muku Zweite, Ryukyu Shinmen Tondou, Kumamoto Komurasaki, Hakata Yakuin Hacchan Ramen, and Shina Soba-ya.(As of April 1, 2019)
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
The origins of Yokohama ramen
This tonkotsu ramen is made with a rich broth of pork and chicken bones, and features extra thick noodles and a hint of soy sauce in its flavoring. It was first made at Yoshimuraya, with the -ya character (家 [ie] = house) giving rise to the name “Homestyle Ramen”(Ie-kei Ramen) with each store using 家 in its name.
Sanma-men – noodles with no Sanma (Sanma: a slim sardine-like fish eaten in the autumn in Japan)
A soy sauce based ramen with bean sprouts for added flavor. This ramen’s name is written 生馬(sanma)麺 in kanji, literally “raw horse noodles” but with the meaning “put on fresh”. 生馬 is also a pun on “sanma” as it sounds like the fish”Sanma” when read aloud.
Kanagawa Sanma-men Association
Beef nabe(Gyu-Nabe) stew – as introduced in the manga “Oishinbo”
A restaurant that appeared on the cover of Volume 65 of the famed gourment manga “Oishinbo,” it can be found a 15-minute walk from Kannai Station (JR/Subway) and an 8-minute walk from Isezaki-chōjamachi Station.
Japan’s First Gyu-Nabe Restaurant in Yokohama OHTA NAWANOREN
Opened in 1927, characterized by their signature sauce, these are a special type of Japanese-style cutlets. The main branch is a short walk from Kannai Station (JR/Subway), but there is another branch at Sotetsu Joinus near Yokohama Station’s west exit.
Japan’s largest Chinatown
The largest Chinatown not only in Japan, but in Asia, with over 200 Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, souvenir shops, and more.
Yokohama Chinatown – Activities and Attractions, Food and Restaurants
Anyone who speaks of Yokohama souvenirs thinks of Chinatown’s sweets and dim sum. And you must not forget “shumai”(chinese steamed dumplings) of Kiyoken. Also, Kiyoken has restaurants.
Shop Information in Yokohama
Both large shopping centers and local shopping streets make it fun to wander around Yokohama.
Major commercial centers near Yokohama Station
Takashimaya Yokohama Store
Yokohama Bay Quarter
Major commercial centers in the Minato Mirai area
MARINE ＆ WALK YOKOHAMA
MARK IS MINATOMIRAI
Queen’s Square Yokohama
Minatomirai Tokyu Square
Yokohama World Porters
Noge Shopping Avenue
Motomachi Shopping Street