Enjoy Enoshima's fresh sea food with the traditional Japanese atmosphere - “Kaisen-ryori Amami”
Beautiful sceneries, traditional Japanese atmosphere, and delicious food are great attractions in touring Japan. You can experience these attractions in an area close to Tokyo, in just a one-day trip. Here, we introduce you to “Kaisen-ryori Amami,” a well-established restaurant in Enoshima, which has always been a sightseeing spot from old times, and also Japan's representative beach resort.
A hideout-like restaurant standing on a historic entrance path
One of the closest ocean resorts from Tokyo, Enoshima is an island that prospered as a sacred place with a history of nearly 1,500 years and as a tourist destination for common people in the Edo period. Originally connected to the other side by sandbanks, now there is a bridge that allows cars to travel. Also, Enoshima was a sailing venue during the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and it will be a sailing venue again for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
You can cross the bridge looking at Mt. Fuji on your right, and go to the approach of Enoshima Shrine. “Kaisen-ryori Amami”is in the middle of the stone pavement approach. The inside of the restaurant, which was just renovated in 2015, is much more spacious than what you would imagine from the frontage.
They have tasteful private rooms that are remodeled warehouses, for either up to 10 people or 2 people. Both rooms are surrounded by wooden interiors, and you can enjoy time with your friends away from the hustle and bustle of your surroundings.
It is also noteworthy that there is a space where you can eat with your pet, away from the other seats.
Fully enjoy the seafood of Sagami Bay
Regardless, the most attractive point of this restaurant is the dishes that use fresh Sagami Bay ingredients. Exquisite filefish have a crunchy textured meat and rich liver, a great combination. They are swimming in the water tank, and are made into ikizukuri (slicing fish and presenting it at the table in its original form).
Enoshima's famous near-transparent fresh whitebait and fatty red breams are also popular.
Further, they have various beautiful donburi (cooked rice placed in a bowl with other ingredients) dishes using abundant ingredients such as seasonal local fish, and inshore sea food such as turban shell and abalone.
For example, fresh whitebait is not available between January and March, since that is the closed season for whitebait, so their menu changes depending on the season. But that is because they are committed to freshness. Of course, sashimi (raw seafood) is not all they have. There are also boiled and fried foods, so if you don't like raw fish, you'll still enjoy the dishes at “Kaisen-ryori Amami.”
They have English menus and English speaking staff
You may be worried about language barriers in Japanese restaurants that are not chain stores, but Amami has English menus and English-speaking staff which should put you at ease. Understanding the ingredients of the dishes should double your eating pleasure.
●1-4-9, Enoshima, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
*The above information was last updated November 15, 2017. For further information, please contact the restaurant directly.
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