Man vs Food: Restaurants for Hangry Fans

Man vs Food: Restaurants for Hangry Fans

Whether it’s a solid cut of steak, a number 10 on the spicy scale, or a personal challenge to sample everything in the buffet, Yokohama has something for you and your mates to smash that hunger.

Food challenges


When a place has more than 42 kinds of tequila behind the bar, yet is not Mexican-themed in any way, you know you’re in for an epic night to forget. Decide who’s buying the rounds with a game of their “Takoyaki Russian Roulette” where one of the salty octopus-filled dumplings is packed with a mouthful of tear-inducing wasabi. No, you're crying.

Benoa Yokohama

Barrier-free, Credit cards accepted, Darts, dining

Open until 6:00

Wanko Soba Tachibana

Introducing the Wanko Soba Challenge: All-you-can-eat soba (buckwheat noodles) served rapid-fire in tiny bowls over and over until you buckle. Adults are generally expected to eat over 100 bowls each. The record at this shop is 601 bowls! How many can you and your friends do?

Address: 5-13 Hakuraku, Kanagawa, Yokohama 221-0065

Access: 1-minute walk from Higashi Hakuraku Station

Open: Mon-Sun: 11:30-21:00

Coco Ichibanya

This famous curry chain can be found all over Japan. It has generous portion sizes, takeaway options, and a merciless spicy-scale for those courageous enough to brave the latter tiers. Challenge your friends to see who can handle a level 10 — you'll still have to pay but you can bet for beers.

Address: 1-12-14 Okano, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0073

Access: 10-minute walk from Yokohama Station West Exit 

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00.-12:00

All you can eat

Kafuku Hanten

A delicious, all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant smack-bang in the middle of Yokohama’s historic China Town district. The menu has 130 items to choose from, including dim sum options and Peking Duck. Portion sizes are small, so get excited to try a bit of everything.

Address: Yamashita-cho, Naka, Yokohama 231-023

Access: 1-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station Exit 2

Open: Mon-Sun: 10:00 - 22:00  

Beer Restaurant Alibaba

Worked up a big thirst to go with that big appetite? This Middle East-themed eatery has a healthy list of top-quality beers to wash down a colorful lunch buffet featuring everything from dim sum to frankfurters. All-you-can-drink options are available, too. Head to Alibaba for a good meal and a chance to sample some lager, lager, lager. 

Beer Restaurant Alibaba

Barrier-free, craft beer, Credit cards accepted, Non-smoking

Open until 23:00

Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum

A food-themed amusement park is every hungry person's dream and the Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum does well to live up to its self proclamation. An indoor utopia for hungry ramen lovers. There are nine different ramen shops within the museum, all serving mini-bowls of famous ramen flavours, each with different noodle, broth and topping combinations. Educational and delicious, this will be the tastiest museum you’ve ever visited. 

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

English OK, Non-smoking, Rugby World Cup 2019, vegan

Open until 22:00

Big bites

Katsuretsu An

Ranked as Yokohama’s best tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) eatery, Katsuretsu An is a Japanese restaurant for hungry patrons seeking a filling but traditional meal. With big, hearty cuts of meat that absolutely melt in your mouth, and free refills of rice, miso soup and shredded cabbage, you are sure to leave this place feeling stuffed and satisfied.

Address: 5-58-2 Tokiwa, Naka, Yokohama 231-0014

Access: 1-minute walk from Kannai Station Exit 8

Open: Sun-Mon: 11:00-21:30

Ocean Terrace

Looking for a sizable buffet-style meal in the middle of the city with a fantastic lookout over the harbor? Ocean terrace is the place to go. Serving Japanese and Italian food, as well as mouth-watering steak and a dazzling selection of pastries and desserts for afterwards, this is the perfect place for those seeking a big meal with an even bigger view.

Address: 1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0012

Access: On the first floor of the InterContinental Grand Hotel in the Landmark Plaza, 1-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station 

Open: Mon-Fri: 6:30-21:30, Sat, Sun: until 22:00

Hungry Tiger

A popular steakhouse with many locations across Japan, Hungry Tiger is perfect for those looking for generous portion sizes. With convenient locations—such as right next to Yokohama Station—you can satisfy your steak cravings on-the-go. A local favourite is the hamburg (beef patty) steak smothered in gravy.

Address: 1-3-1 Nanko, Nishi, Yokohama

Access: On the 8th floor of More's shopping mall, 2-minutes walk from the West Exit of Yokohama Station

Open: Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00

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