新華園NAKAZUMA 釜石ラーメン
In 2008, one of the brothers co-running the Shinkaen Main Store went independent, opening his own restaurant “Shinkaen NAKAZUMA” in Nakazuma-cho, to the west of the city center. The noodles are all hand made by the owner himself and cut extra finely, but have a certain springiness to their texture. They go perfectly with the smooth and refreshing ramen soup. Aside from the famous soy sauce ramen there are a number of other delicious dishes to try.

Restaurant Information

Wait times may be longer during busy lunch periods. We endeavor to become one of the go-to restaurants for those visiting Kamaishi, and look forward to welcoming you instore.

Name Shinkaen NAKAZUMA
Address 3-14-12 Nakazuma-cho, Kamaishi City, 026-0034
Phone +81-193-25-3361
Open 11:00~20:30
Closed Wednesdays
Parking 10 spaces available

Information current as of May 2015. Business hours may have changed.
Situated in a highly visible back street location

Recommended Menu Items

新華園NAKAZUMA 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Ramen ¥550 – Light and delicious soup
新華園NAKAZUMA トマトめん
Tomato Noodles ¥800 – One of the original items found on the diverse menu.

こんとき 外観


こんとき 釜石ラーメン
Beginning trade in 1979 as a kitchen car located in Nakazuma-cho, Kontoki moved to a permanent location in Omachi 9 years later. As the area was full of other bars and eateries, Kontoki quickly became popular among the locals as the go-to place for a final bowl of ramen after a long night of eating and drinking. The store was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, but reopened in the Kamaishi Hamayuri temporary restaurant units within Suzuko-cho district in January 2012.
Kotoki is known for its extra fine curly noodles and its light and refreshing, soy sauce-based soup. It represented Iwate Prefecture at the Tokyo Ramen Show for two years in a row from 2011-2012.
こんとき 店内
A colourful display of photographs and signed pictures decorate the walls.

Restaurant Information

Our Kamaishi Ramen is light enough to allow room for a second helping, and has been enjoyed by customers from all over the country. The surrounding temporary shopping units are full of all sorts of bars and restaurants from the former portside “Nombei Yokocho” entertainment district. Come and enjoy a night out at the Hamayuri bar and restaurant hub.

Name Kontoki
Address E-101 Hamayuri Shopping District, 14 Suzuko-cho, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture 026-0031
Phone +81-193-22-2991
Open 11:30-14:30 / 17:00-22:00
Closed Mondays (Tuesdays in lieu of public holiday), every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, holidays (open for lunch only)
Paking 40 spaces available

Information current as of May 2015. Business hours may have changed.
こんとき 外観
Tucked away in the Hamayuri Temporary Shopping Units

Recommended Menu Items

こんとき 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Ramen ¥550 – An attractive transparent soup
こんとき ピリ辛みそラーメン
Spicy Miso Ramen ¥750 – Equal favorite with Kamaishi Ramen

喫茶あいどる 外観

Café Aidoru

喫茶あいどる 釜石ラーメン
Opened in 1970 as a cafeteria-style restaurant in the central Omachi district. In 1983 they began to operate under the name “Ramen & Coffee Aidoru”, and grew in popularity as a café that also sold authentic ramen. The store was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 2011, but was quickly rebuilt and reopened in August that same year.
Aidoru’s Kamaishi Ramen is made using a combination of seafood and chicken/pork bone soups, and is served with two meaty slices of roast pork as well as the usual bamboo shoot and seaweed toppings. The “Aidoru Ramen”, a starchy seafood soup containing scallops and shrimp, is also a popular favorite. We recommend ordering a delicious coffee to follow your ramen.
喫茶あいどる コーヒーメーカー
Enjoy a delicious coffee after your meal

Restaurant Information

We are deeply grateful to the many customers who have visited since the earthquake and tsunami. Thank you.
We will continue to run the cafe as long as our health allows. Come enjoy a coffee and some ramen next time you’re in town.

Name Café Aidoru
Addoress 3-5-3 Omachi, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture 026-0024
Phone +81-193-22-1110
Open 11:00-19:00
Closed Sundays
Parking 3 spaces available

Information current as of May 2015. Business hours may have changed.
喫茶あいどる 外観
Café style exterior featuring the official ramen flags.
喫茶あいどる 店内
Bright interior is lovingly adorned to give it a café-style feel.

Recommended Menu Items

喫茶あいどる 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Ramen ¥500 – the generous serving of roast pork makes for a distinctive ramen.


喫茶あいどる あいどるラーメン
Aidoru Ramen ¥700 – the seafood soup has a particularly addictive taste.

喜久舎 外観


喜久舎 釜石ラーメン
The original Kikuya first opened its doors as a cheap bistro-style eatery in the central Owatari-cho district in 1950. From 1975 onwards, its menu changed to focus more on Chinese cuisine. However, the store front was badly damaged in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster. After operating from the temporary shopping units set up in Tenjin-cho, it moved back to Owatari-cho and reopened in a newly reconstructed store in 2013.
The new store is characterized by an elegant white sign and curtain hanging in the doorway, with the same color also utilized in the bright interior design. Its meals all feature a delicious and slightly nostalgic flavor. After reopening post-disaster, Kikuya has begun serving dishes using a kind of traditional salted malt (shiokoji) produced with a local volunteer group, such as the popular Shiokoji Seafood Fried Soba, and Shiokoji Seafood Fried Rice.
喜久舎 屋号額
A sign on the wall bears the restaurant name in calligraphy.

Restaurant Information

In the leadup to the Rugby World Cup 2019™, Kikuya will now open on Sundays as regularly as possible.

Name Kikuya
Address 2-6-22 Owatari-cho, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture 026-0025
Phone +81-193-22-1730
Open 11:30-14:00 / 17:00-19:30(Sunday 11:30-15:00)
Closed Mondays
Parking 2 spaces available

Information current as of May 2015. Business hours may have changed.
喜久舎 外観
The storefront has a distinctive, modern design.
喜久舎 店内
The interior is both compact and cosy.

Recommended Menu Items

喜久舎 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Ramen ¥520 – Light but flavourful
喜久舎 塩麹海鮮炒麺
Shiokoji Seafood Fried Noodles ¥850 – Made with salted malt (shiokoji) produced by a local soy sauce brewery.

釜石更科 外観

Kamaishi Sarashina

釜石更科 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Sarashina first opened its doors in 1959, located alongside the main road through Kosano-cho. Although the name Sarashina refers to a variety of high quality soba noodles, the restaurant has always served ramen as well. Its Kamaishi Ramen, with homemade noodles, is one of the most popular items on the menu.
Sarashina tops off its Kamaishi Ramen with deliciously fatty roasted pork, as well as bamboo shoots and seaweed, to compliment the light and refreshing soup. The store itself has relaxed lighting, and serves several set meals at lunchtime, in addition to the usual soba and ramen. For dinner it offers a variety of local sake, shochu and umeshu (plum liquor) from all over the country and serves delicious dishes made with fresh Sanriku seafood.
釜石更科 暖簾
Tasteful curtains hang in the doorway

Restaurant Information

Whether you’re a new or regular customer, you must try our Kamaishi Ramen at least once! New menu currently under consideration.

Name Kamaishi Sarashina
Address 1-1-26 Kosano-cho, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture 026-0031
Phone +81-193-23-5103
Open 11:00-15:00 / 17:00-22:00
Closed The 6th, 16th and 26th day of every month
Paking 8 spaces available

Information current as of May 2015. Business hours may have changed.
釜石更科 外観
A well-established soba restaurant also serving Kamaishi Ramen
釜石更科 店内
Table and counter seating on the first floor, tatami-floor seating on the second floor.

Recommended Menu Items

釜石更科 釜石ラーメン
Kamaishi Ramen ¥550 – made with homemade noodles


釜石更科 晩酌セット
¥Dinner Drinking Set ¥1,900 – Set includes seasonal items (Dinner only)

ホテルシーガリアマリン 外観

Hotel Seagullea Marine

ホテルシーガリアマリン 外観
This mountainside-located hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers splendid views, especially on fine days when some of the far away islands become visible. Fresh seafood is our speciality, so come and enjoy the delicious fresh flavors of the sea.

Facilities & Services

As well as accommodation and a banquet hall, we also offer bathing facilities for daytrip guests.

Name Hotel Seagullea Marine
Address 3-61-22 Heita, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0001
Phone +81-193-26-5162
Front desk hours Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 10:00
Room amenities 2-in-1 shampoo, body wash, soap, razor, hair dryer, yukata, toothbrush set, body sponge, towels
Meal options Breakfast & dinner available (Japanese style)
Room rates Please contact us for more information
Capacity 28 rooms
Parking 20 spaces available
Website https://seagullea.com/


ホテルシーガリアマリン 外観
Relax in the evening time with a beautiful view of Kamaishi Bay


ホテルシーガリアマリン 料理
Enjoy seasonal cuisine as you overlook the scenery of Kamaishi Bay

釜石ステーションホテル 外観

Kamaishi Station Hotel

釜石ステーションホテル 外観
Located only a 2 minute walk from Kamaishi Station, Kamaishi Station Hotel is convenient for both tourism and business travel. With its relaxed atmosphere and top quality service, this hotel will make you will feel right at home and is the ideal place to clear your mind after a long day of travel or work. Discounts are available for long-term stays.

Facilities & Services

We are taking steps to ensure visitors to Kamaishi get the best experience possible. Visit Kamaishi and try Sanriku seafood, experience the smell of saltwater and get a sense of what Kamaishi was like in the past.

Name Kamaishi Station Hotel
Address 4-1 Suzuko-cho, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0031
Phone +81-193-22-3070
Front desk hours Check-in 16:00 / Check-out 10:00
Room amenities Toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer
Meal options Dinner available (advance reservation necessary)
Room rates Single room – from 5,500 yen per night per person
Double room – from 9,000 yen per night per person
Additional services Air-conditioning, LAN cable, vending machine, refrigerator, fax and copy services
Capacity 25rooms
Parking 20 spaces available

釜石ステーションホテル 広間
Bright and spacious rooms


釜石ステーションホテル 客室
Various types of rooms available


釜石ステーションホテル 食堂
Spacious restaurant with table seating (currently unavailable)

陸中海岸グランドホテル 外観

Rikuchu Coast Grand Hotel

陸中海岸グランドホテル 外観
Rikuchu Coast Grand Hotel offers ocean views from each room as well as a large public bath with a superb view. Enjoy the bright lights of the fish-luring torches at night and the magnificent red sun in the morning while overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean. Relax and taste the finest seasonal dishes unique to Kamaishi.

Facilities & Services

Relax and unwind alongside the Sanriku coast and let excellent service and delicious fresh seafood be the highlight of your trip.

Name Rikuchu Coast Grand Hotel
Address 1-2-3 Minato-machi, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture 026-0011
Phone +81-193-22-1211
Front desk hours Check-in 15:00 / Check-out 10:00
Room amenities Yukata, towels, toothbrush set, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, razor, comb, shower cap
Meal options Available (please contact us for more information)
Room rates 1 night 2 meals plan – 12,960 yen per person
Additional services Large public bath located on the 7th floor
Capacity 40 rooms
Parking 30 spaces available
Website https://www.rikuchu-ghotel.co.jp/


陸中海岸グランドホテル 料理
Sample dinner (contact us for more information about our menu)


陸中海岸グランドホテル 客室
Enjoy stunning views of Kamaishi Bay


陸中海岸グランドホテル 展望大浴場
Public bath on the top floor with a magnificent view of Kamaishi Bay