Kamakura Restaurants

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    Kamakura Flower - Brown Ale

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jul 20, 2013
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    Kamakura Brewery was established in 1998, and it features a female brewer. Their three most common beers are Kamakura Moon (German-style altbier), Kamakura Star (pale ale), and Kamakura Flower (brown ale), but they brew a few others like Enoshima Beer and Yokosuka Beer. Kamakura Beer is typically available only in the immediate Kamakura area, but their beers named after neighboring cities are available in those locales.

    Kamakura Flower is a brown ale that is probably the finest offering from the Kamakura Brewery. This beer pours dark brown with rapidly dissipating head. The taste is bold with some hints of roasted chocolate.

    4 out of 5 stars.

    Address:* 3-1-4 Omachi, Kanagawa-ken Kamakura-shi, 248-007
    Phone:* 0467-23-5533
    Website:* http://www.kamakura-beer.co.jp/

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    Kamakura Star - Pale Ale Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jul 20, 2013
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    Kamakura Brewery was established in 1998, and it features a female brewer. Their three most common beers are Kamakura Moon (German-style altbier), Kamakura Star (pale ale), and Kamakura Flower (brown ale), but they brew a few others like Enoshima Beer and Yokosuka Beer. Kamakura Beer is typically available only in the immediate Kamakura area, but their beers named after neighboring cities are available in those locales.

    Kamakura Star is a traditional pale ale with a nice deep golden color, but it is light tasting and nothing truly spectacular.

    3.5 out of 5 stars.

    Address:* 3-1-4 Omachi, Kanagawa-ken Kamakura-shi, 248-007
    Phone:* 0467-23-5533
    Website:* http://www.kamakura-beer.co.jp/

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    Street food around Hase Station and Daibutsu

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 13, 2013
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    On the walk from Hase Station to the Daibutsu there are numerous shops and restaurants selling a variety of food and drinks to nourish and refresh tourists making the short hike. On this short walk you will find dim sum style dumplings, ice cream, crepes, beer, and much more. We stopped a huge dumpling filled with ground meat for about 400 yen, a grilled cracker for 200 or so Yen, and some local beers for about 500 Yen each.

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    Cafe Biscuit - Kamakura Shopping Street

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 10, 2013
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    Cafe Biscuit is a small coffee shop on the main Kamakura shopping street. We wandered in because they had both coffee and Kamakura Beer on the menu, but I quickly realized I was not only the only Westerner in a restaurant full of Japanese, but I was also the only man. The hostess quickly swept us to the back corner of the restaurant, out of sight of most customers.

    Luckily they did have Kamakura Moon beer, so I was happy. L had a huge bowl of cappuccino. Kamakura Moon is a German-stye alt beer (or "old" style beer). It pours a nice, rich, clear brown color, with thin head. The taste is slightly sweet, but nothing spectacular.

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    Shonan Enoshima Summer Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jul 9, 2013
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    Shonan Brewery's Enoshima Summer Beer is the better of the two Shonan beers I tried during my visit to Kamakura. Enoshima Summer Beer is named after Enoshima Island, a very popular summer resort spot not far from Tokyo.

    The summer beer is a nice, dark, coppery color, with a moderate head hat dissipates to a think line fairly quickly. The smell is mild, but kid of sweet, and the taste matches, with hints of fruit, fresh cut grass, and other summer fragrances. A bit too sweet for my taste, but good for a hot day on the beach!

    3.5 out of 5 stars.

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    Shonan Schwarz Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 9, 2013
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    The Kumazawa Brewing Company makes Shonan Beer. Like so many other Japanese brewers, Kumazawa got its start by making sake, then added beer to their operations in 1996. They offer a wide range of beers, but their most popular selections are their Pilsner, Imperial Stout, Schwarz, Alt, and Barley Wine.

    Shonan Schwarz is a dark beer, fitting since schwarz means black in German. The beer has a thin brown head, and a mild taste and smell, slightly sweet, but lacking complexity.

    I found Shonan Schwarz, along with a few other Shonan beers, at a small sake shop near Hase Station in Kamakura.

    3 out of 5 stars

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    Kamakura Moon - Alt Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 6, 2013
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    Kamakura Brewery was established in 1998, and it features a female brewer. Their three most common beers are Kamakura Moon (German-style altbier), Kamakura Star (pale ale), and Kamakura Flower (brown ale), but they brew a few others like Enoshima Beer and Yokosuka Beer. Kamakura Beer is typically available only in the immediate Kamakura area, but their beers named after neighboring cities are available in those locales.

    Kamakura Moon is a German-stye alt beer (or "old" style beer). It pours a nice, rich, clear brown color, with thin head. The taste is slightly sweet, but nothing spectacular.

    3 out of 5 stars.

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    Mare: Streetside Cafe

    by Rabbityama Written Dec 29, 2011

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    Cafe Mare

    Mare is a small restaurant that also has a window where you can order food quickly from their Take-Out menu. Inside, there are bar stools lined in front of the chef with a variety of wines that are nice for decoration but also able to be ordered. I ate inside but ordered the Pizza Fritter from the take-out menu for 400 yen. It was delicous and cheesy! They have a 1000 yen lunch special. For those on the go touring Kamakura I think Mare is a really nice option. The food is good but it won't take up your sightseeing time (unless you want to make it that way).

    Open from noon to 8pm.

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    Anselmo's: Classy traditional Italian

    by Texapina Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Exceptional Italian food, cozy settings, friendly waitstaff. Chef Kimura-san and his wife lived in Italy for several years. He is a martial arts expert (kendo) and travelled to Italy where he learned his culinary craft and brought his talents & Italian vegetables to the shores of Kamakura. Fluent in Italian, he treks often back to visit friends in Sicily. Folks from Tokyo travel hours by train/car to visit Anselmo's.

    Favorite Dish: Wow, I enjoy all the dishes offered: antipasti, zuppa, main dishes, desserts. My favorite antipasti is roasted red and yellow bellpeppers drizzled with olive oil & balsamic vinegar, topped with anchovies. My favorite pasta dish by far is his lasagna. It's the best I've ever had on 3 continents (America, Australia & Asia...). He makes a to-die-for tiramisu but his coup d'etat of desserts is a simple and beautiful masterpiece: he takes an apple and "wraps" it with a "pie crust" before baking. I can't give it justice by trying to describe it...you just have to see it and taste it!

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    Curry Rice @ Kamakura

    by meisherry Updated Apr 22, 2008
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    This restaurant was recommended by TV Champion (Japanese's once most famous TV game show) and many many Japanese TV shows as you may see from the front of the restaurant..

    If you happen to read/watch a lot of Japanese comics/aneme/movies and remember some Japanese words especially the food name.. it will be very helpful.. like in my case.. when I walked in there.. no one can speak English at all.. but that wasn't a problem.. cuz I did read a lot of Japanese comics and eat a lot of Japanese food hehehe..

    As I saw all people were having this Japanese deep fried pork with pork curry on the rice.. I tried to recall what were on the menu.. You have to be very specific on the things you want to order, tell them only the keywords. No need to speak a very long sentence or you'll scare the heck out of them..

    Favorite Dish: "Tonkatsu Kare Risu".. Tonkatsu is Japanese deep fried pork, Kare is curry and Risu is rice.. See, its pretty easy.. now you can enjoy this nice yummy meal! :)

    When I tasted it.. I really have to tell you to forget whatever Japanese food you ever had and/or no matter how great they were.. cuz those you had can't beat any of what I had in Japan at all.. The taste was totally different and it was SO GREAT!!

    So, if you are a budget traveller.. Here is my advice, you may save up on the transportation cost, the hotel or whatever.. but PLEASE... don't just eat those burgers from Mc Donald's all of the time you spend there.. Try the real Japanese food.. There are many places that have very nice tasty food with reasonable prices!! Ahh.... talking about food makes me hungry already..

    So if any of you have a chance to go to Kamakura, please try this curry rice and tell me if you also think the same :)

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    Hiranoya: Kushiyaki

    by salisbury3933 Written Feb 10, 2008
    Kushiyaki restaurant

    This was a very nice, and good value place we visited for lunch.

    7 sticks of kushiyaki (deep fried food on a stick), including shrimp, asparagus, fish, pork and so on, rice, salad, pickles, miso soup and tea for 900 yen was excellent value.

    It's not far from Kamakura station, just off the main shopping street.

    It's not a big place, a couple of tables, and most people sitting at the counter.

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    Kaiten Zushi (which means the above): Revolving Converyor Belt SUSHI

    by KevinMichael Written Oct 17, 2007
    The sushi travels along this 'conveyor belt'
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    Kaiten Zushi restaurants are common throught Japan. They are a very good choice to experience a wide variety of sushi without having to pay the high price you would pay if you went to a more expensive sushi bar. For my wife, born and raised in Japan, believe it or not, this was her first time to ever go to one. She loved it!! We'll be goint to more of these in the future.

    For Japanese visitors I recommend experiencing sushi one way or another as Sushi, is Japan. Appreciating sushi allows one to really get a feel for a big part of what is Japanese culture. Also, Japanese people are a tad impressed when they learn that a foreigner can eat suishi.

    Favorite Dish: Well, I highly recommend maguro (tuna) or anago (river eel).

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    Cafés in Kamakura: Coffee - The real deal

    by Pixiekatten Updated Jan 30, 2007

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    Kamakura coffee - worth waiting for.

    Cafés in Kamakura are in my opinion some of the best in whole of Japan. Not only do most of them have english menus but the coffee is made "old style" and the way its made looks more than a science project than brewing coffee!
    Every cup is made one by one so it does take a little bit of time but it is some of the best coffee I ever tried.

    Standing with your back to Kamakura station take a left and walk down the streets for maybe 2-3 minutes, in your left hand side is a small café in a white house with an handwritten english menu in the window. This place only got about 4-5 tables but if there's space have your breakie and a coffee here! Its table service and the counter where the coffee is made is in the far back.
    (Unfortunately I cant remember the name!)

    Enjoy! :))

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    variable... there are plenty all over the place: Kamakura's famous soft cream

    by KevinMichael Written Aug 14, 2006
    Soft-cream shop with machi & purple potato flavors
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    Kamakura is apparently famous for a large variety of what the Japanese call soft-cream. Just walking along we noted several shops selling a range of flavors of these treats which are just perfect on a hot, somewhat humid day.

    Favorite Dish: We ended up trying machi soft-cream, purple potato soft-cream, and mango soft-cream (at different vendors).

    Both my wife and I liked the purple potato soft-cream best.

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    Jammin: Take a break from Surfing...enjoy the local food!

    by Texapina Written May 13, 2006

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    Cozy and comfortable seating (25 folks, maybe), great food, quick & friendly service...this place is our "Cheers".

    Favorite Dish: Hmm, that's a tough one. They make a yummy cuttlefish fritter as well as an awesome Italian salad, drizzled with pesto sauce. We love the seafood doria as well as the Jamaican jerk chicken & chicken kebab. (I usually order a tequila-lemonade drink in a bottle called "Tequila Slamma"; hubby gets a "nama biru"/draft beer--here it's Kirin.)

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