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Nishi-Shinjuku, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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All reviews skewers yakitori english menu memory lane shinjuku station tiny restaurants narrow lane cover charge drink beer liver intestines food stalls small alley locals and tourists blade runner tempura interesting place
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never seen anything like it lots of small restaurants, barely wider than the counter and couple seats great atmosphere and authentic feel to it.

Thank Shaun H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is decent but primarily tourists, a little smelly and much better places and food in the area. Worth having a wander as there are some great photo opportunities. Worth checking out

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I read a lot and watched You Tube video with interest about Omoide Yokocho. Not being able to speak Japanese is a big draw back as we wanted to explore on our own with out a guide. We ended up in a...More

1  Thank Stan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Omoide Yokocho on the evening of our first full day in Tokyo as we had heard great things and were not disappointed! As other reviews have stated, the street is tiny, the length of one block and about the width...More

1  Thank gld1310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small ensemble of pubs is not bigger than a block of houses but totally worth a visit if you want to have a drink with locals. Most of the bars charge just for sitting inside, others, that don't, ask you to have at east...More

Thank Zsofaletta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read in my guide book that it was worth visiting this area to eat - and I was not disappointed! The sights and sounds were almost as enjoyable as the meal we ended up eating. And after we had left I thought about...More

Thank quite_particular
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As seen in movies and read in books, this historical alley of Tokyo is fascinating as much as unconventional. We had dinner at Hoozuki, but there's plenty of choice in Memory Lane, and so crowd, so expect in pick time to wander a little bit...More

Thank claudio b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You go there for the food! Don't be too picky, you won't have a lot of place to sit, it will smell but it will be a lot of fun!!! After visiting the crowded Shinzuku at night, we went to eat in a little izakaya....More

Thank Jean-François T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not convenient for children, most of the stores are actually Chinese run so if you speak mandarin not a issue.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a fun little alley close to the Shinjuku station. Its a small alley 200 mts long with a ton of Yakitori stalls/restaurants. We just went to a few which were more crowded and weren't disappointed. It was our first evening in Japan and we...More

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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 Jean-François T | 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 Penny Y | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash on my visit, and most stalls and local shops I visited were cash.