English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 42 reviews)
“Best shirasu rice in Kamakura!”
I am a huge fan of the Japanese whitebait, which I grew up eating off plain rice since I was a child. The whitebait served in this little shop off the beaten path is juicy, fat and imparts a natural salty flavour complemented well by the spring onion, creamy egg yolk and ginger. The raw whitebait (w...hich they’re actually famous for) weren’t in season at the time, but I was perfectly happy with my mound of cooked whitebait. Best lunch ever, really made me nostalgic!
Visited February 2019
Not a connoisseur of shirasudon so perhaps it’s better than average. The small fish, both cooked and raw, was tasteless and required soy sauce over rice. The set came with vegetable tempura that also was average. Was a bit crowded on a Sunday of course, even at 2pm and they stop serving at 330pm... so plan accordingly. Average wait was about 30min. They also have a tatami section.
Visited November 2018
This is a famous restaurant for “shirasudon” in Kamakura. It is available for both lunch and dinner. There usually are long lines of people waiting to enter the restaurant. This is because we cannot book the table in advance and all guests have to wait if there is full. I went the restaurant at 2p...m, and there were still a lot of people waiting. Then, I gave up to eat for lunch, I went there again at 5pm.(the restaurant opens for dinner from 5pm to 9pm) I could order my dish as soon as I arrived! You might be hungry at the night, but you don’t have to wait if you go there at opening time.
Visited October 2017
“Very good lunch”
Stopped in after touring the city and had a terrific lunch and a few beers. Some complained of the wait. It was only five minutes for us at 1:00pm. Excellent sashimi don and above average tempura. Cold Kirin hit the spot on a steamy summer day.
Visited July 2017
This is a famous restaurant with their Shirasu-don. A long wait should be expected for lunch time. The restaurant is very small and you cannot relax at all as more people are waiting behind you. When I ordered Nama (raw) Shirasu-don, I expected all fish to be raw but the bowl had half raw and the ot...her half cooked. That was disappointing. Regardless, this is a dish that you have to try while you are in this area.
Visited June 2017