Maka L’ea: A Taste of Hawaii in Choshi

A Hawaiian cafe loved for their malasadas.


Taste: 3.5
Proportion: 4
Price: 4
Location: 4
Instagrammability: 3.5

Ideal for solo dining, couples or for small groups of friends (4 people max).


Cute signs adorning the store front.

The port town of Choshi is home to many good eats, and among them are Maka L’ea’s Hawaiian dishes. Just a few minutes’ walk from Choshi Station of the JR Line, the cafe instantly gives off a holiday feel with its Hawaiian-themed facade.

Loco Moco for lunch.

The cafe is just a cute as you step in, and the menu comes with both sweet and savory options. I ordered a loco moco for lunch, and after a long 3-hour ride from Tokyo, it was a welcome reward. At under a thousand yen, the serving size was filling, and the taste left no room for complaints.

The lunch set comes with dessert.

The cafe also had a banner for masaladas which came in different flavors, and at the time I was there several people were ordering them for dine-in or take out. As I was too full to get one for myself, I didn’t get to try them.

Overall, the cafe adds to one of Choshi’s good choices for lunch. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food is good and doesn’t burn a hole in one’s pocket.

How to Get There

Maka L’ea (マカ レア)
3- walk from JR Choshi Station
Google Maps URL
Business Hours:
  Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat: 11:00-18:00
  Tue and Fri: 11:00-17:30
  Closed: Sundays, public holidays and every 2nd and 4th Monday


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