Gastronomic Destinations: Yokohama City
SAIKOH Shinkan Chinese Restaurant
Service: pro and very kind
Equipment & Facilities: Very clean overall. Superb washroom
Prices: Reasonable~slightly expensive
Strong points: Traditional Imperial Chinese Cuisine. Great Dim Sum
SAIKOH Shinkan is The main establishment of a group accounting for 3 restaurants in Yokohama City.
SAIKOH Shinkan (SAIKOH New Building) is comparatively of a higher class among the innumerable Chinese restaurants found in China Town < Yokohama City. The prices are nit high though, and the cuisine deserves its fame!
It is big, new, spacious and very clean.
The staff is more agreeable than in most other Chinese restaurants but bear in mind it closes comparatively early in the evening.
We went there again for a quick dinner barely in time before last orders but the staff did their best to accommodate us within the limited time.
Their dim sum are definitely a must such as the steamed shrimp dim sum above!
Great pork dumplings soup!
Elegant fried gyoza!
Juicy pork dumplings!
Exquisite steamed shrimp crepes!
Superb crab and tofu soup!
And steamed daikon rice cakes to finish!
Yokohama City, Naka Ku, Yamashita Machi, 192, China Town Shanghai Street
Opening hours: 11:30~21:30 (LO 20:45), open from 11:00 on week ends and National Holidays
Closed on 2nd Tuesday (except on National Holidays and August~December)
PIATTO BIANCO IN MINATO MIRAI
Service: Smiling and kind
Equipment & Facilities: very clean overall. Shared washroom, superb.
Strong points: Oysters and seafood. Parties
Piatto Bianco is not that easy to find on the 2nd Basement Floor of Landmark Plaza Dockyard Garden Building in Minato Mirai in Yokohama Harbor, but it worth the search if you want to get away from the crowds and still enjoy a laid-back meal and drink.
The outside is a bit typical of a garish American-Style Italian Tratorria but the smiling service is definitely Japanese!
The staff was certainly extremely accommodating when we requested to change seats to get as far away as possible from some smokers.
It opens late by the building standards and their oysters make for a great snack with a good bottle of Italian wine.
And the big jar of olives you can eat as much as you want provided with the drinks is a great bonus!
We visited the place only for a quick fix, but we ended up staying longer for a full meal started with a very tasty smoked oysters salad!
Now, I must admit that the grilled oysters were very good, and I should know, being a Frenchman! LOL
We had quite some wine and we decided to sample one of their seafood dishes.
This plate of deep-fried prawns on a bed pf potato mousseline and tomato sauce wa a superb ide that the Dragon decided to emulate!
All in all very good value!
One of the very rare “chain” restaurant I would recommend!
Yokohama City, Nishi Ku, Minatomirai, 2-2-1, Landmark Plaza Dockyard Garden Building, B 2F
Opening hours: Monday~Friday: 11:00~15:00, 17:00~23:00, Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
BAIRAN SHINKAN Chinese Restaurant
Service: Kind and attentive
Equipment & facilities: Ancient but very clean. Clean washroom.!
Strong points: Traditional Hong Kong-Chinese gastronomy
Bairan Shinkan/梅蘭新館, more precisely Bairan Shinkan Yakisoba is located in one of those side streets of China Town in Yokohama City.
It has 15 other “branches” Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Okayama, but this is the “Annex/Bekkan” of the original place.
The best time for a beginner to visit this place is definitely lunch time where you can benefit from very reasonable lunch sets which will give you a good idea of their cuisine!
My lunch set!
Seen form the other side!
Buta Kakuni Ankake Gohan/Simered pork with rice and vegetables in sweet and sour sauce!
Harumaki/Deep-fried Imperial rolls!
The Dragon’s lunch featured the fried noodles, the trademark which made bairan Restaurant Company famous all over Japan!
Pirikara ebi: prawns in piquant tomato sauce!
The Bairan-style yakisoba/fried noodles!
The noodles are first fried in the classical style, then left to cook to a crispy surface over tender noodles!
231-0023 Yokohama City, Naka Ku, Yamashita Machi, 138 (Yokohama China Town)
Opening hours: 11;30~22:00
Credit cards OK
TUNG FAT Chinese Restaurant (Honkan/Orginal Shop
Service: Kind and attentive
Equipment & facilities: Ancient but very clean. Clean washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Strong points: Traditional Chinese gastronomy
There are all kinds and levels of Chinese gastronomy in Chinatown, Yokohama City, but Tung Fat is a secure venue with a great quality/price ratio!
Make sure you enter the right one as a family share many restaurants of the same nme on the same side of the same street.
Lunch is very reasonable and we asked for the regular set menus and added a couple a dishes!
Incidentally jasmine tea is free there!
A very generous char siu set lunch!
Actually, that single delicacy made the fame of this busy restaurant!
The deep-fried shumai set lunch!
Very tasty and satisfying shumai indeed!
Both set lunches included plain rice, pickled Chinese cabbage and much appreciated stir-fried greens!
A hearty hot tofu soup was also part of the lunch!
Very tasty and crispy deep-fried Spring Rolls!
Beautiful Xiaolongbao with very juicy meat inside! Superb!
TUNG FAT (Honkan/Orginal Shop)
Yokohama City, Naka Ku, Yamashita mMchi, 148
Opening hours: 11:00~21:30 (~22:30 on Saturdays and days preceding a National Holiday)
Closed on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month