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Located in Kamakura, IZA is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience with its seafood-based course menu. Selected as one of the top 100 Italian restaurants in the 2023 Tabelog awards, IZA stands out for its meticulously crafted dishes using locally sourced ingredients, showcasing a fusion of Japanese and European culinary influences. The menu, consisting of 13-14 artfully prepared dishes, centers around seafood, reminiscent of traditional sushi dining with small, beautifully presented portions served at a comfortable pace.

What sets IZA apart is its sophisticated ambiance, featuring a central counter made of stunning Berrywood, creating an elegant and refined space for guests to enjoy their meal. The restaurant takes pride in its curated selection of drinks from around the world, offering a perfect pairing to complement the rich flavors of the dishes. With a focus on seasonal ingredients and a menu that changes every two months, IZA's signature course, priced at ¥16,500, highlights the best of Kamakura's vegetables and Miura's seafood, ensuring a delightful culinary journey for every diner.

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Iza Overview


11-13 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012


+81 (0) 467-81-3791


1 minute walk from Kamakura Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Iza Reviews

Iza Google Average Rating



Michelin 2-star worthy but only half the price! Innovative fusion Japanese/Italian cuisine. Chef Koichi-San knows how to blend the ingredients and spices. The dishes are complex yet done well and elevate the tastes of the fresh ingredients.


superb dining experience, interesting italian / french / japanese fusion with the ingredients fresh from japan and western cooking style. loved every single dish out of all 14 courses, the taste, the presentation are definitely top notch. definitely worth a try if you are in Kamakura.


Exceptionally creative chef’s course with fresh local ingredients 🌽🍑🍆 The non-alcoholic pairing was a highlight of its own. 🥂 The atmosphere was refined yet cozy with each counter seat having a front row view of all the culinary action. The chef and sous chefs were engaging – loved that they interacted warmly with everyone beyond just describing each plate. I feel like the food was heightened by the story of the chef, sous chef, restaurant, etc. The menu changes every couple months so we hope return again!


The chefs tasting was excellent. Very friendly staff- all three chefs were very personable and took time to explain each dish. Wine pairing was exceptional. I have done pairings at other chefs tasting restaurants and this one was definitely a top tier wine list. Everything in the restaurant is unique and made by hand by Japanese craftsman. It was an experience I won’t soon forget! Would definitely come back soon


I don’t usually do reviews but this restaurant is way too good to skip past.

The chef is often insanely busy but decided to squeeze us in and we had the best, most flavourful salad of our lives, followed by exquisite ramen. He was able to make vegetarian options for some of our party, and it tasted just as good.

The chef is also very vibrant, and makes eating at his restaurant a fun experience. His taste and attitude are what makes the dining experience here, and I certainly would not miss this restaurant if i was in the area.

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