Top 3 Must-Visit Spots in Yokohama Chinatown! Dive Into Delicious Eats, From Main Dishes to Desserts!

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This is a special feature on gourmet food in Yokohama Chinatown, a food paradise with diverse flavors and a town where history and tradition intersect. Welcome to our spotlight on Yokohama Chinatown, a true foodie's paradise where flavors come alive and history meets tradition. In this guide, we're ...

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Yokohama Chinatown feels like stepping through a magical door into another country. It's a unique blend of old-world charm and vibrant energy, making it a magnet for anyone looking to dive deep into the heart of Chinese cuisine.

So, we've picked out three top spots in this bustling food haven that you absolutely must check out.

1. What is Yokohama Chinatown?

Located in Naka-ku, Yokohama, right beside Tokyo Bay, Yokohama Chinatown is renowned as the largest and oldest Chinatown in Japan. Walking through its historic and lavishly decorated gates gives visitors the sensation of stepping into a different world. Moreover, the stunningly adorned buildings and the myriad of restaurants tucked into its narrow lanes beckon visitors to dive into the rich tapestry of Chinese cultures.

Ever since its port was opened at the end of the 19th century, Yokohama Chinatown has evolved a distinct allure, shaped by the intermingling of diverse peoples and cultures. Beyond this, its numerous seasonal and traditional events make it a must-visit destination in Yokohama for anyone looking to immerse themselves in an array of cultures while savoring the delights of its food culture.

2. Discover Authentic Cantonese Cuisine at Nan Etsu Bishoku

 Nan Yuan Bishoku stands as a hidden gem in Yokohama Chinatown, where you can savor authentic Cantonese cuisine that brings out the natural flavors of the ingredients while offering a taste of tradition. The dishes here are prepared by chefs from Guangdong, ensuring an authentic and memorable dining experience.

Among its popular dishes, the Shrimp Wonton Noodles is a must-try. This dish combines light, clear soup and delicate noodles with succulent shrimp wontons, making it perfect for those craving Chinese food but preferring a lighter taste. Remember, Nan Etsu Bishoku is highly recommended for its Shrimp Wonton Noodles.

*Please note that only cash payments are accepted, so plan accordingly.

Basic Information

Address: 165-2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-0023, IN Building

Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Last orders by 1:00 PM) / 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Last orders by 6:30 PM)

Closed: Wednesday (*Open on public holidays)

TEL: 045-681-6228

How to Get There

A 5-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line, exit 3.

3. Taiwan's Soul Food at Yokohama Zhajipai Honten

If you're looking to dive into Taiwan's soul food, "zhajipai," while in Yokohama Chinatown, the Yokohama Patchpatch Main Branch is the place to be. The fried chicken cutlet served here strikes a perfect balance between crispy batter and juicy meat, offering a bite of bliss with each mouthful. Additionally, their special seasoning enhances the savory flavors, making your taste buds dance with anticipation.. 

Source: Yokohama Zhajipai Homepage<br>
Source: Yokohama Zhajipai Homepage

Basic Information

Address: 106-10 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-0023, Maedabashi Residence 1F

Business Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed: Open daily

TEL: 045-514-7254

How to Get There

A 4-minute walk from Motomichi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line, exit 1 (Yamashita Park exit).

4. Specialty Chinese Confectionery Shop Koumen

Koumen is a specialty store dedicated to crafting and selling Chinese sweets such as egg tarts, meat buns, sweet bean buns, and mooncakes.

The freshly baked egg tarts are especially popular, known for their delicious taste at a great value. Whether you’re grabbing one to enjoy immediately or to go, these egg tarts are a must-try. Perfect as a dessert after a meal, why not indulge in a Koumen egg tart after dining in Chinatown?

Source: Koumen Homepage<br>
Source: Koumen Homepage

Basic Information

Address: 190 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-0023

Business Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Closed: Thursday

TEL: 045-651-2210

How to Get There

A 6-minute walk from Motomichi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line, exit 1 (Yamashita Park exit).

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