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“kobe beef”(34 reviews)
“dumplings”(20 reviews)
“food stalls”(15 reviews)
Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-331-4337
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All reviews kobe beef dumplings food stalls chinese new year motomachi station few blocks lots of restaurants ramen worth a visit china towns shops selling the main street long street yokohama japan tourists corners
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants, and quaint and interesting alleys and shops as well. Lots of fusions Chinese, Japanese and some European

Thank Joelliao
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to the one in Yokohama, this is a small Chinatown: looked like few streets. When you alight at the JR Motomachi station and walk towards Meriken park you will cross China Town with lots of eateries. You will find tourists hanging around. There are...More

Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a small Chinatown but good enough with many Chinese restaurants. Surprise to see many Japanese came to this place for Chinese food.

Thank aaong86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty much one street with restaurants and stalls lined on both sides of the street selling the same fare (dumplings, Peking duck, pork buns etc). Hardly anyone around even at dinner time on a Thursday when I visited.

Thank Heartspunk
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

You'll find mainly food, not so many gifts or other items, anyway is a nice place to go and is between other Japanese restaurants and the harbor.

Thank Berlly L. D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This looked to be a popular market just off the main shopping area, and worth a walk through to look at all the different varieties of foods on offer. Obviously Kobe beef is very popular here, and surprised to see this steak selling at realistic...More

Thank Hilmar Horst D
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

As with any other Chinatowns elsewhere, the Kobe Chinatown is characterized by narrow alleys, imposing Chinatown gates, vibrant businesses, exotic food selection and overcrowdedness. A good place for a reasonable eat and decent stroll through from the Motomachi Station to the harbourland and Meriken Park...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This isn’t the best china town I have seen and while it’s very clean it is mostly low cost street food with some ordinary restaurants. It’s aimed at tourists and apart from the colourful photos and displays the one meal I had there was very...More

Thank ahmadmO2508VE
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Its easy to get to and there are a lot of shops for options. For me however, I found the experience a waste of time. I was excited to try the Butaman, the dan dan from Yun Yun and dumplings from Ro Sho Ki as...More

Thank lel0525
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Chinatown was cool -great for street food nibbles. (Make sure you have cash; Japan is a huge cash society and many places don't take cards.) If you have some time, stroll through this part of town and take it all in.

Thank Andrea K
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Response from JenAtUK | Reviewed this property |
Usually closed on 1st but on the 2nd it should be fine but limited stalls.