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Akimoto Description

Located near Kamakura Station, Akimoto is a charming Japanese restaurant that prides itself on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist. One of their specialties is the 'nama shirasu don,' a dish featuring fresh raw whitebait delivered daily from Kamakura Koigoe, paired with seasonal Kamakura vegetables straight from local farms. The skilled chefs at Akimoto meticulously prepare dishes like the renowned shirasu don and Kamakura vegetable tempura, showcasing their expertise in Japanese cuisine.

What sets Akimoto apart is their dedication to showcasing seasonal ingredients, particularly the limited-time offerings of dishes featuring raw whitebait. This commitment to using the best quality ingredients results in exquisite and flavorful set meals that highlight the essence of Japanese culinary artistry. The restaurant's cozy ambiance and attention to detail in both food preparation and presentation make dining at Akimoto a delightful experience for those seeking an authentic taste of Kamakura's local flavors. Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to explore the vibrant food scene in Kamakura, Akimoto is a must-visit destination for a memorable dining experience.

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Akimoto Overview


1-chōme-6-15 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0006


+81 (0) 467-25-3705


3 minute walk from Kamakura Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card

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Akimoto Reviews

Akimoto Google Average Rating



The tendon in this place was fantastic! even though kamakura is famous for the shirasu, I wasn’t a big fan of it.


📣tip: this place is hard to find. Walk inside the shopping complex. You'll see many food shops down a long hall. Then it opens up to a circular area with seats. The restaurant is actually on the 3F.

This place is small with a few tables and traditional tea room tables. Sign your name on the waitlist. There are seats to wait outside. The menu is not in English but there are only 6 items and all with large photos.

Get a shirasu bowl (they're known for this) and a vegetable tempura don. Yum!!! Both come with pickle, miso soup and sherbet.

There is 🚫🚻 no dedicated bathroom. You have to go outside the restaurant to use the building's shared bathroom by the staircases. This facility is really gross. I hope you don't have to use it 😄.

This place has an elevator but it's 🚫♿️ not wheelchair friendly 😭.

↔️ Social distanced tables and dividers
😷 Masks required
🧼 Hand sanitizer available
💴 Cash only
🥬 Vegetarian options available


The food and service were excellent. The tempura vegetables which were served with rice and miso soup were some of the best I've tasted, a great vegetarian option.

The restaurant was a little difficult to find. See the first picture. Enter through into a small food corridor that leads into an open space & go to the 3rd floor. Enjoy.. Thank me later 😊


The service is excellent. The wait can be 45mins to an hour, but it is worth it. The set menu we had is amazing. Some of the best tempura I've ever had. The shirasu was delicious, as were all of the side dishes.


If u r finding a place to try baby fish(raw fish) here is the place with high score of tabelog!! So gooood

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