Yokohama

The Fisherman’s Market at Yokohama

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We went to the Fisherman’s Market, a premium restaurant serving seafood buffet at the Aka Renga. Reza’s been talking on and on about this place and planned to bring me there. He was brought there once by friends, after a futsal tournament and got hooked. Despite being allergic to seafood, he wanted to go again, so badly. He was so persistent that I wondered:

“Is this place that good?”

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I was a bit reluctant to go to this place at first. The entrance fee cost us ¥1999 (about RM80) which seemed like a lot, compared to a ¥1200 meal if we had lunch elsewhere. But with the portion that we had, it was worth it!

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There were a lot of people outside the place, just queuing to get a chance to get in. We asked for a table for 2 and was ushered by one of the waitresses. The rule at buffet restaurants there is that they have a time limit for the customers, I suppose for strategic reasons — we’re only allowed to be there within 1 1/2 hour.

Without wasting any time, Reza took off his jacket and dived for the fresh seafood. I got to leave my bag on my seat (such is not possible in KL) and looked around.

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The restaurant had grilled seafood, pizza, pasta, fried seafood and snacks, pasta, tom yang kung for the main course. There were three other counters. One for drinks, salad and dessert. I would’ve taken more pictures of the food, but I didn’t want to obstruct the traffic there.

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We had the chance to tried out several teas from the drinks counter. Imagine, 15 different types of teas to choose from! On the other side of the drinks counter, there were several drinks including sodas, concentrated juices and floats.

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The ice creams were decent with a range of toppings and sauces to choose from. I was happy with the salad selection, too.

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I realized that I’d underestimated the place when I had my first plate! The food was really good — especially the awesome oysters. And the squids. And grilled fish. And fried rice. I must have had 5 of those oysters — they’re succulent and juicy! The chef had to consistently add new servings of them since they were so popular. Reza and I ended up with 3 plates each. A couple of bowl of soups, salads and ice-creams, too. It was definitely a feast for us.

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You can imagine how full we were at the time. Satisfied? Very much. Without me realizing, we’ve passed our time limit. It was time to leave.

But not so soon! After paying, we went outside. Loved the entrance! It was set up like a market – with fake seafood, vegetables, canned food and such (ideal deco for camwhoring). We were two happy customers. I wouldn’t mind dropping by this place again. I’ve a feeling that my parents would love it.

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I was a bit reluctant to go to this place at first. The entrance fee cost us ¥1999 (about RM80) which seemed like a lot, compared to a ¥1200 meal if we had lunch elsewhere. But with the portion that we had, it was worth it.

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Interested of having some grilled seafood when you’re in Yokohama? See it here (and use Google translate).

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    littledolphin
    January 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    They look so tempting!

    Got time limit? wow i never heard of such thing.this is unique!

  • Reply
    Miasuraya
    January 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Yep. To give way to other customers 🙂 So that people don’t hang out too long and take space, I think.

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    aishah zain
    January 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    seribu kali like!

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    ca-ii-ya
    January 28, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Besides the entrance fee, food kena bayar ke?

  • Reply
    Miasuraya
    January 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    @Ca-ii-ya Tak payah. That’s all we need to pay.

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    Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    everything looks so tempting and marvelous!i think the price is quite okay coz if in Malaysia i don’t think we can this price..

    -lala-

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