The 3 Best Chinese RestaurantsThe bayside city of Yokohama is one of my all time favorite getaways from Tokyo. Other culinary specialties of Yokohama include a Chinese-style steamed meat bun called nikuman, sweet fried rice cake balls coated with sesame seeds and filled with bean paste called goma dango, curry doughnuts, a beef onion stew dish with rice called hayashi rice, Chinese Shumai dumplings, a rice omelet called omu-rice, Kirin beer, and an almond soft serve ice cream called Annin soft cream.
Slandmarks of entry in the neighborhood are the famous chinese "gates" that can be seen in all the world's chinatowns, inYokohama there are four bordering the entire area, the North gate, South gate, East gate (also called Chouyoumon 中華街 食べ放題 安い gate) and the West gate, but others can be found in front of the main streets of the neighborhood, for example the Zenrimon Gate, the Tenchoumon gate or the Ichibadori Gate (in the map at the bottom they are all marked).
Quick little history about the area, In 1859, the Yokohama seaport was opened and many Chinese immigrants and traders arrived and formed settlements, built schools, community centers, facilities which became the start of what we today know as Chinatown.
Just under an hour on the subway from central Tokyo, the port city Yokohama is a welcome break from the busy streets of the capital with its relaxed environment, wide open spaces, and a harbor-side where it's almost too easy to lose your worries and stresses as you stroll or cycle along.
The shrine was built in honour of Kanwu”, a famous general from a well-known Chinese historical novel, The Romance of Three Kingdoms.” This shrine was and still is, a place of worship for the Chinese people of Yokohama as an anchor that keeps their hearts and souls close to home.
Hougyo is a popular restaurant set on an entire floor of the Sogo Yokohama Department Store and is worth getting a reservation for; they have a great selection of sake to be enjoyed with your sushi and offer a kid-friendly nigiri set menu. Yokohama Chinatown in Tokyo is a Japanese Street Food paradise.
Now many Japanese visitors come here every day. You'll also read more about the history of ramen (which has some overlap from the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum) and how Nissin entered the space food industry. Yokohama Chinatown (‰Ў•l'†‰ШЉX, Yokohama Chūkagai) is Japan's largest Chinatown , located in central Yokohama A large number of Chinese stores and restaurants can be found in the narrow and colorful streets of Chinatown.
When it comes to enjoying Chinatown, it's the sampling of the various types of Chinese dishes. Thus, many Tokyo-ites were shocked, and not a little appalled, when they learned about American places such as David's Taiwanese Restaurant in Queens, where sushi and sashimi are served alongside Chinese food.
Go figure — Yokohama's most popular mapo doufu (spicy tofu with ground beef) restaurant isn't even in Chinatown. Yokohama Chinatown, or 横浜中華街 (yokohama chukagai) is not only the largest in Japan, but in Asia; and continues to be ranked as one of the best around the world.
Yokohama, the capital city of Kanagawa , is the second largest city in Japan and home to the largest Chinatown in Asia. Shatenki is very popular restaurant for it's Okayu (rice gruel) dish. It's probably one of the most popular dishes throughout Japan in the swealtering summer months.
You're most likely already in Tokyo to take this Yokohama day trip. I show you my Top 5 best Japanese street food in Chinatown Yokohama. At the time, it was a 53-minute ride by rail to Tokyo's Shimbashi station; today's JR train takes less than 30 minutes. As of January 1996, a registered population of twelve thousand seven hundred seventy-nine Chinese people (chuguokujin), live mostly nestled between Yokohama's famous Motomachi shopping strip, Yamashita Park, and Yokohama Stadium.
After the end of WWII, supplies from China became abundant and the area yet again flourished with many Chinese restaurants. The main attraction of the Yokohama Chinatown, however, is the cuisine offered at its many restaurants and food stands. As you walk along, take some time to explore the Chinese grocery stores selling Chinese vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices.