Kamakura

Price guide: Expensive

San Roque Golf & Country Club, Autovia A-7, KM 127, Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, 11310

Price guide: Expensive

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#3 of 4
expert-rated restaurants in Sotogrande
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.3
3.3
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Kamakura

Sushi lovers, this is Sotogrande’s finest Japanese restaurant by miles.

Kamakura, at the San Roque Club, is always on my and most of the locals’ wish-list when it comes to eating out in Sotogrande. Not only is the food always freshly-prepared to order, it’s cooked with flair - and flare - at the TeppanySeeing aki grill. The chef throws ingredients in like Jamie Oliver and wields the knives like a Samurai.

Food and drink: 

It’s all about the quality as well as the choice here. There’s an enormous range of tasty sushi, sashimi and delicious teriyakis; each one is so good that you can taste each spice individually without them ever overwhelming the total dish.

Ambience: 

This is a trendy, minimalist restaurant that draws in wealthy golfers, business travellers, and local foreign residents.

Service: 

The service is overly serious. We here to have a good time, right?

Location: 

It's in the famous San Roque Golf Resort, about a 10-minute drive inland from the marina.

Price advice: 

The four-course menu is 52 euros per person and includes wine.
 

More information on Kamakura:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
San Roque Golf & Country Club, Autovia A-7, KM 127, Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, 11310
Telephone:
+34 956 613 030
Website:
http://www.sanroqueclub.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 7pm-12.30am
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Kamakura? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

My wife and 9 year old sushi-mad son had dinner at Kamakura in August 2011. The staff were not friendly. There was no pride or sense of wanting to be there and you could feel this. In total 5 different people served our table at different times depending who went by and took pity on us. As they had located us completely out of the way, we had to wait until someone passed by to grab their attention and even that was hard as they just did not want to know. After asking for the menu a second time to order some more Sushi, two attempts to place the additional order and a further 20 minutes of wait, we simply failed- we could not even place the additional order. We had to leave. We asked for the bill twice and waited for an additional 20 minutes before, I grabbed someone and told them I am leaving and if you want your money present me with a bill now or I am leaving. She pointed us to the manager somewhere in the restaurant (that we could not see), told us to speak him and went on about her work! She did not even bother getting the manager for us. They absolutely did not care. As we stood up, manager who was totally unaware of anything turned up to offer us deserts! I explained and said we are leaving and he has a minute to give a bill or I am gone. All he could say was "sorry" and ran and I paid as I was exiting. The food on the other hand was good. Fresh and vibrant. Bu the service ruined it. Kamakura has a steady regular client base that are part of the golf club. The rest of the customers are really a burden. I would not risk it. The coast if full of wonderful places and frankly this is our only bad experience in 10 years.