Three Standard Gourmet Spots Not to Miss in the Kamakura Station Uraeki Area
Although the main area in Kamakura is near the east exit of Kamakura Station where Tsurugaoka Hachimangu and Komachi-dori are, the "Uraeki" area near the west exit of Kamakura Station is attracting attention for the relaxed atmosphere popular among locals. You'll want to check out newly opened places and branches of Tokyo shops too, but to begin with, we introduce three established restaurants that have long been at the core of the "Uraeki" appeal.
This is a popular spot in the "Uraeki" area with the largest queues. The reason is the big shiratama mochi balls that are boiled after the order is placed. The warm and soft texture of the freshly-boiled shiratama is much talked about.
When you place your order, they will bring you fresh flowers on a tray. This is their consideration so that you can enjoy the flowers while waiting for the food. There is also a view of a garden with seasonal flowers, so you can enjoy a relaxing time here.
This is an old kissaten cafe that opened in 1967 located right outside the west exit of Kamakura Station. It is always crowded, mainly with locals.
There is a wide menu selection including light fare such as sandwiches and spaghetti and homemade cakes. It is open from morning to evening so you can enjoy it any time of the day.
This is a bistro with dishes that maximize the flavors of seasonal ingredients such as Kamakura vegetables. The menu changes daily, and lunch is served as a course. A la carte dishes are also available in the evening.
There is a wide selection of wines, with red and white wines by the glass that you can choose by grape varietal. Dinner with the recommended wine pairing is exceptional.
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.11.2017]
*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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