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Seafood: Grilled Fish



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Sakafune Description

Located just a 5-minute walk from Yokohama Station, Sakafune is a hidden gem for seafood lovers. This restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its focus on fresh fish and a wide selection of sake. As you step into the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a sophisticated and modern decor, designed by a renowned designer.

One of the highlights of Sakafune is their live seafood selection. You can enjoy a variety of dishes made with freshly caught fish, such as sashimi platters and grilled fish. The restaurant even has a live fish tank where you can see the fish swimming before it is prepared for your meal. This ensures that you are getting the freshest and highest quality seafood.

In addition to their seafood offerings, Sakafune also boasts an extensive selection of over 30 types of sake. Whether you're a sake connoisseur or just looking to try something new, the knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect pairing for your meal.

For a truly special dining experience, the restaurant offers a variety of set courses. The 'Hanezu Shuka Course' is their most popular option, featuring a selection of meat and fish dishes that highlight the flavors of the ingredients. Perfect for a date night or special occasion, this course is sure to impress.

If you're looking for a unique and memorable dining experience in Yokohama, Sakafune is the place to go. With its focus on fresh seafood, wide selection of sake, and sophisticated atmosphere, this restaurant sets itself apart from the rest.

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Sakafune Overview


5f Gems Yokohama, 2-chome-6-5 Kitasaiwai, Nishi Ward, Kanagawa 220-0004


+81 (0) 45-534-3931


5 minute walk from Yokohama Station West Exit on the JR Yokohama Line and the Sotetsu Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Mon: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Tue: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Wed: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Thur: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Fri: 4:30PM-11:00PM
Sat: 4:30PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible

Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Sakafune Reviews

Sakafune Google Average Rating



It was used by 6 adults and 1 child.
I ordered the Shuka (6,000 yen) course and the all-you-can-drink option (2,500 yen) because I was asked to choose between an all-you-can-drink drink or a single drink on the day.
(I think the standard was 2,500 yen and the premium was 3,600 yen.)

When I took the elevator from the 1st floor to the 5th floor, I was impressed by the large barrels and fish tank right in front of me.
The seats are semi-private rooms for 8 people, separated by noren curtains, so you won't have to worry about the person sitting next to you.
The entire store has a lively atmosphere, so you may have to speak a little louder.

All the dishes were delicious 😊
In particular, when making live filefish, they took out the ones that had been swimming in the fish tank near the entrance, and the taste was good, and the performance was also very good! (6 year olds are very interested in fish)

I was very grateful that the staff at the store were so nice, talked to my child, and treated me kindly.
We had a great time.
This is a store that I would definitely like to use again if I have the opportunity.


A restaurant in Yokohama that mainly serves fish dishes.
The sake barrels and cylindrical fish tank that you can see as soon as you enter the store are impressive. Of course, you can order fish from the fish tank.
All of the menu items, which mainly consist of fresh fish, are delicious.
Considering the location, which is within walking distance of Yokohama Station, I think they serve delicious food at reasonable prices.
It's a good store, with a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, mainly Japanese sake.


The moment I got off the elevator, a large barrel and fish tank caught my eye!
This barrel was a private room, and sea bream and mackerel were swimming energetically in the fish tank.

◆Appetizer (¥990)
“Huh? Is this the appetizer?” I was surprised!
A splendid sashimi of bluefin tuna, red sea bream, striped horse mackerel, and mackerel.
The fragrant "Aosa Soy Sauce" was also delicious, and I enjoyed it perfectly, even to the tip.

I immediately asked them to make live mackerel from the fish tank.
We were seated at the counter, so we could watch the chef prepare the food right in front of us, and we could have a conversation with him, so it was fun.

◆Ikezukuri Bungo mackerel (¥5800)
The tail fin was still twitching!
It was my first time to eat mackerel in such a fresh state.
The meaty part of the meat is elastic and fatty.
It comes with grilled meat on both sides, which is also delicious.
The part of the tail fin that still had some meat left was later made into bone crackers.
Great for drinking!

The conger eel tempura was recommended by the chef.
The soft batter surrounding the meat was fried to a crispy texture.
It's flavored so it's delicious as is!

The croquette is filled with crab, so much so that you can clearly see the crab meat.
I can't get enough of the rich American sauce.

There was also a meat dish, so I chose the seared Tanzawa Shigeroku Shamo chicken.
I enjoyed both the thigh and the breast, and the grilled skin was also included.

There is a wide selection of sake, so it can be quite confusing, but since you can choose from 30ml, half-go, and one-go, you can try a few and compare.
It was my first time drinking Ise Shima's craft whiskey "Kamiji" and it was really delicious!

There were no filefish on that day due to the red tide, so I was asked to come back and try them again.
This time I wasn't able to reach the finishing touch with rice, so I'd like to visit again for revenge.

I had no idea there was such a good store near Yokohama Station.
The fact that it was always full was a testament to the quality!

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