If you want to have authentic Chinese while in Japan, your place to be is Chinatown! There are many restaurants that offer great food for a cheap price. Here is the list for 5 all you can eat restaurants for lunch in Yokohama Chinatown that are easily accessible from Tokyo.
Chuunankai is a restaurant that has order type all-you-can-eat that offers you real authentic Chinese made by chiefs from China. Surprisingly, you can have up to 146 different dishes with no time limit. The recommended is handmade xiao long bao (soup dumpling). The sticky wrap and the dripping gravy with collagen are just delightful! Other than the orthodox Chinese, they have dishes that use luxury food such as Peking ducks and shark fins and dessert. The popular all-you-can-eat course is 2,480 JPY (excl. tax) course (146 items). If you are going there on weekdays, you are recommended to have their weekdays' special course, 1,680 JPY (excl. tax) Course (75 Items).
*The all-you-can-eat courses may have time limits on weekends, national holidays, and in the duration of Bon holidays
Ko-cho is an authentic Chinese place where the four champions who won the gold medals at the World Championship of Chinese food work. There are several all-you-can-eat courses with up to 133 dishes in the restaurant, and the most popular of all is all-you-can-eat-buffet style. For the buffet, you can have popular dishes such as xiao long bao (soup dumplings), deep-fried crab claws, and grilled crispy Peking ducks with the special recipe. They also have a variety of dim sums and other a la carte dishes. In addition to these, they offer bite-sized pork buns that made the name for this restaurant in the street. You can buy them at the storefront and eat them while waling through the street or buy them as a little something for your friends. Either way, you are highly recommended to try them.
All-you-can-eat-buffet style (133 items)
*all following prices include tax Weekdays: Adults 2,890 JPY, Juveniles (12~) 1,890 JPY, Infants (6~) 990 JPY Weekends/holidays: Adults 3,290 JPY, Juveniles (12~) 2,090 JPY, Infants (6~) 1,090 JPY
Ryushoki is a popular Chinese restaurant for their all-you-can-eat course with 138 items and is the origin of oven-grilled Peking ducks. For all-you-can-eat, you can order as many Peking ducks as you want, and the chief will cut the duck for you right in front of you, which is super exciting! Their order-style all-you-can-eat course (138 items with oven-grilled Peking duck) (2,480 JPY (excl. tax)) offers you a variety of foods from orthodox Chinese like stir-fried shrimp with chili sauce and pepper steak to noodles and rice gruel. The recommended dishes are the dim sum such as shumai and dumplings.
The Order style all-you-can-eat with no time limit (1,980 JPY (excl. tax)) offers you a wide range of 151 items including their popular xiao long bao, grilled xiao long bao, shark's fin dumplings, and over 30 kinds of dim sums. Each dish is generally pretty big and filling. The recommended way to enjoy this place is to go with a group of people and share the food. Particularly popular is the grilled xiao long bao that's so juicy it drips. It is so delicious that you will be ordering it over and over.
Houtenkaku is a popular restaurant that is often featured in the media. They are famous for their delicious xiao long pao. You can enjoy colorful xiao long bao (pork, brown crab meat, shrimp, Szechuan, tofu) in their all-you-can-eat course. Their specialties are dim sums and all the doughs and stuffing are hand made. The all-you-can-eat comes with drinks with free refills and offers 115 items (from 2,800 JPY (excl. tax)). Seafood, meat, desserts, etc. their foods are all high quality and popular. There will always be a long line but it is a highly recommended restaurant.
Please enjoy the Chinese food in Chinatown with the help of this article!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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