Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture is a major tourist spot in the Kanto region. Located just a 4-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station, along the bustling main street of Komachi Dori, there is “RISTORANTE IL NODO”, a restaurant where fans come from far away in search of dishes unique to this area. The restaurant is 40 years old and is built with the warmth of wood, like a solitary house in the forest.
The owner-chef, Akinori Matsui, learned the basics of Italian cuisine at “Ristorante Sabatini Aoyama”, a pioneer of authentic Italian cuisine in Tokyo. When going independent, he chose Kamakura as the location because he wanted to use fresh Kamakura vegetables and seafood that he had been using for a long time. This is the ideal place for owner-chef Matsui, who have loved Kamakura vegetables and seafood since his time in Tokyo.
Based on his relationship with reliable producers, he purchases vegetables from Watanabe Farm in Kamakura, seafood from Kazumaru at Kotsubo Fishing Port in Zushi, and also ingredients from all over Kanagawa Prefecture, including Odawara. The freedom to use Kanagawa truffles and various citrus fruits is a privilege of Kamakura's restaurants. Rather than procuring ingredients for cooking, owner-chef Matsui think of cooking as from the goodness of local ingredients. For example, a dish is made of carrots cooked in various ways and fried fish. It is an attractive dish that features the deliciousness of carrots and attracts many fans. He selected wines that go well with the food, mainly Italian and Japanese wines. Pairing is also available. You can also choose from 10 kinds of non-alcoholic drinks, such as Japanese grape juice and tea.
The interior is simple and calm with 6 counter seats and 4 table seats. It is recommended for couples who want to spend their anniversaries leisurely and gatherings with close friends. Please savor the cuisine made by the chef who is particular about the ingredients of Kanagawa and sincerely focuses on each seasonal ingredient here in Kamakura.
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A 4-minute walk from Kamakura Station (JR Yokosuka Line, Enoshima Electric Railway Line)