Izakaya Hopping in Yokohama: Enjoy Authentic Chinese Dish with Beer!



Yokohama is famous for its Chinatown, a vibrant hub where Chinese restaurants abound. If you’re craving Chinese cuisine, Yokohama Chinatown is the place to go!
This time, I went to Chinatown and had a bar hopping!

Even though it was the same Chinese food, the dishes and flavors vary by region. It was so much fun to try various menus✨

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

Santon Second Shop (山東 2号店)

The first stop: a shop famous for its sui-gyoza (Boiled Dumplings)!
It was the first shop in Chinatown to be selected by Michelin✨It was also selected as one of the 100 best restaurants for dumplings in the tabelog, a restaurant review website .

When I got there at opening time, there were several groups of customers in front of the restaurant waiting for it to open.
The shop has seating on the first and second floors, and I think it is relatively spacious!

Boiled dumplings 700 yen

The crust is soft and chewy! The filling of vegetables is also delicious!
The special sauce with coconut goes well with these dumplings✨

Szechuan pickles 500 yen

As a quick drink snack!
The portion size was larger than expected!


Home cooking in the Shandong area in China and the menu was extensive!

Spot Outline

Located in Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Santon Second Shop is a Chinese home-style restaurant. It is especially famous for its sui-gyoza (boiled dumplings), and has been selected as a Michelin winner and one of the 100 best restaurants for dumplings in the tabelog. According to the reviews, a plate of dumplings is quite large, so it is recommended to go with two or more people to share and enjoy a variety of dishes. Some say that if you go just as the restaurant opens, you will be able to enter smoothly. Also, some customers say they can enjoy their meal in a relatively relaxed atmosphere because of the spacious seating on the first and second floors.

Nan Etsu Bishoku (南粤美食)

The second stop is located right in front of the Rose Hotel Yokohama in Yokohama Chinatown!
This shop was featured in Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet), a popular Japanese TV series.

I was told that this shop is famous for its steamed and grilled chicken, so I went there to enjoy it but they were sold out.
If you want to try it, please go early!
Many customers ordered kamameshi (rice cooked in a pot), which looked very tasty!

But the other dishes were also very tasty and very satisfying✨


The plump prawns were awesome! The soup is light.
My body warmed up because of the soup!

Hong Kong Shrimp Wonton 980 yen

XO sauce cucumber 880 yen

Spot Outline

Nan Etsu Bishoku is a Cantonese restaurant located in Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Located right in front of Rose Hotel Yokohama in Yokohama Chinatown, this popular restaurant has been featured on “Solitary Gourmet”, a Japanese famous TV series. The restaurant offers a menu of unexpected combinations, and it is recommended to refer to the orders of regular customers. The steamed and grilled chicken is especially famous, but it is recommended to get there early as it is sometimes sold out. Kamameshi (rice cooked in a pot) is also popular and offers a different kind of Chinese cuisine.

Banraitei (萬来亭)

The third stop is a shop famous for Shanghai style Yakisoba!
It is located on the outskirt of Yokohama Chinatown! Across the street from the restaurant is a noodle factory. I entered the restaurant, convinced of its delicious offerings.

The restaurant is relatively small and not very Chinese restaurant-like!
There were tourists, but there were also many people who seemed to be on their lunch break at work.

Shanghai style yakisoba noodles 840 yen

The noodles are thick and chewy ! The ingredients are simple: greens and pork!
It tasted like yakiudon with soy sauce! It was very delicious✨

Cucumber and edamame (green soybeans) 940 yen

Stir-fried in garlic and delicious ✨I was surprised that it was more large portion size than I expected!


Spot Outline

Banraitei is a Chinese restaurant located in Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The restaurant is cozy and has a different atmosphere from other Chinese restaurants. It is a popular restaurant loved not only by tourists but also by locals, and is especially known for its Shanghai style noodles. The homemade noodles are so delicious that you can even purchase just the noodles. According to reviews, the restaurant offers hearty and tasty dishes, especially the Shanghai yakisoba noodle and Chinese style noodle soup with vegetables are recommended. Be careful not to order too much, though. Additionally, if you arrive before closing time, the wait seems to be shorter.

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