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Nishi-Shinjuku, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a bit of tourist hotspot, the atmosphere ok, but the food is so so and a bit expensive, maybe because so many tourist flock in this area. But if you want to experience it that would be finel

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 730faridn
Reviewed yesterday

I stumbled upon this alley of heavenly yakitori food when I was in Tokyo on business staying nearby at the Hilton. It is one of my favorite things I've done in Tokyo. There were many locals as well as foreign travelers enjoying fresh yakitori off...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julieanniamiam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's conveniently located some 50 metres from Shinjuku Station west exit. Was pleasantly surprised that shops were open when we went around 4.30pm. By the time we left, it was really getting crowded. Opted for the shops that didn't speak English. Seems more authentic. Learning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ChunKianCh0ng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the one rating comments are true. Literally the worst experience I had in Japan. The vampire cafe comes in second. Try it for yourself! Goooo!!! I don’t understand why people would give a five star rating to a place that has a table...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank rpdbrpdbrpdb05301990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this street, the flavors, the intimacy, the traditions.... we came back at least twice and spent our last night's dinner here too... Loved that we could hop into one spot and if we didn't like it enough, just head to another. Not a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank izuj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compact little eatery alleyway right next to the station with plenty of little bars and restaurants. The food was interesting and tasty (lots of yakitori and beer) - feel free to wander into any shop that tickles your fancy. However be careful as some places...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Richy236
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading about this place in the Japan Forum I thought it might be my kind of place so we called in. This is a famous alleyway full of small narrow restaurants that fit maybe 10 diners in cramped seating. Quite smokey as these small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so cool! Just a little hidden gem in the middle of Tokyo. All of the places serve Yakitori, which is grilled meat on sticks. The experience is soooooo Japanese. Kawaiiii (cute). Every restaurant can only hold 6 people so you make friends...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gaijinintokyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few very narrow alleys with bars and restaurants...seeing it is an experience...but definitely the last place i wanna eat...or you prefer the company of tourists to a more authentic japanese clientele

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 105jensl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi, Been there to try the famous Yakitori, found out its overrated crap. Meet/chicken dry and chewy, waitress was rude and not friendly at all (she is chinese btw not japanese), price is overated for this bad taste. Didnt feel welcome at all, didnt enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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7 October 2018|
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Response from jeanfran_oist800 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure We went around 18h Its a festive place, you wanna be there at night!
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Bryan W | Reviewed this property |
We were there pretty late (definitely after 10) on a weekday and it showed no signs of slowing down. Im guessing it’s syillmgoing at midnight.
10 April 2018|
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Response from iaml0ved | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash on my visit, and most stalls and local shops I visited were cash.