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Shinjuku is an area with sky scrapers of office buildings and Tokyo City Hall. Being a terminal station for multiple railway, this is one of the most crowded area in Japan. There are many bars and Izakaya in this area. The golden gai, omoide yokocho and kabukicho are also here. There are so many restaurants in this area and it is very difficult to find good quality restaurants without knowing where they are.


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Torishige (鳥茂)
Torishige (鳥茂)
Restaurant: Torishige (鳥茂)
Phone: 03-3379-5188
Address: 2-6-5, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station South Exit
Open Hour: [Monday - Saturday] 05:00PM - 01:00AM (next day)
Close: Sunday
Price Range: [Lunch] 4,000- yen 4,999 yen, [Dinner] 6,000- yen 7,999 yen
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 82 seats (22 seats of counters, table 60 seats)

 

Here is the famous Yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant of a long standing in Shinjuku.  Torishige has been around and loved by the locals for more than 65 years acquiring reputations for its outstanding customer satisfaction....


Torigen (鳥源)
Torigen (鳥源)

 

Restaurant: 鳥源 (Torigen)

Address: 3-17-11, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone03-3354-7868

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station East Entrance on foot 6 minutes

Open Hour: 16:00~23:30(L.O.23:00)(1F)

16:00~23:00(L.O.22:30)(2F)

Close: Sunday

Price: 6,000-7,999Yen

Credit Card: VISA, Master, Amex, JCB, Diners Club, UC, DC, UFJ, NICOS, APLUS, Saison, J-DEBIT, MUFG 
Seats: 50 seats (1F 10 counter seats, 3 tables, 2F tables)
Menu: English menu available

 

We recommend you to make reservation here in advance especially before 8PM.  That's how popular this restaurant is in Shinjuku no matter how outdated it looks from outside....


Ikkyu (一久)
Ikkyu (一久)

 

Restaurant: 一久 (Ikkyu)

Address: Riki Bld 2F, 3-28-2, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3352-1519

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station South East Entrance on foot 6 minutes

Open Hour: 17:00~1:00

Close: --

Price: [Dinner] 3,000-3,999Yen

Credit Card: N/A
Seats: 10 seats (6 counter seats, 1 table)
Menu: English menu available

 

A very small yakitori restaurant with 6 or 7 seats at the counter and a table for a group of 4. The price of the yakitori here is not so cheap, but the technique of the grill is surely worth it.
"Ikkyu yaki", skewer of rice rolled by pork is an interesting style, and is recommended. "Tsukune (ground chicken)" is also good...



Torihana (鳥はな)
Torihana (鳥はな)

Restaurant: Torihana (鳥はな)

Phone: 03-3232-0947
Address: 5-18-18, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station East Exit
Open Hour: 18:00 - 22:00
Close: N.A
Price Range: [Dinner] 4,000 - 4,999 yen
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 9 seats (counter seats)

 

Torihana may be the best place to have the exceptional yakitori in Shinjuku that are prepared by the most sophisticated chef who is well known by the gourmet patrons around Shinjuku as a master of grilling chicken meat....


Torimitsu (鳥みつ)
Torimitsu (鳥みつ)

Restaurant: Torimitsu (鳥みつ)

Phone: 03-3209-1083
Address: 1-12-4, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo K' s building 1F
Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station East Exit
Open Hour: [Mon~Sat] 05:00PM -11:30PM(L.O. 11:00PM) 
Close: Sunday and holiday
Price Range: [Dinner]¥3,000~¥3,999
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 12 seats

 

One of the most well hidden restaurants in Shinjuku Kabukicho where it serves exceptional fresh grilled chicken.  In fact, we were stunned how such a small restaurant with few counter seats ...



Katsukura (かつくら)
Katsukura (かつくら)

 

Restaurant: Katsukura (かつくら)

Phone: 03-5361-1878

Address: 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku Takashimaya 14F

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station, South East Entrance

Open Hour: 11:00 - 23:00 (L.O.22:00)

Close: N.A

Price: [Dinner] 2,000- yen 2,999 yen [Lunch] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen

Credit Card: VISA, MASTER, JCB

Seats: 56 seats

 

Katsukura serves the highest quality tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) in town. The tonkatsu in this restaurant is crispy outside, very tender and juicy inside.  You can even hear the sound of its crisp once you taste it with the exceptional sauce ...


Tonchinkan (豚珍館)
Tonchinkan (豚珍館)

 

Restaurant: Tonchinkan (豚珍館)

Phone: 03-3348-5774

Address: 1-13-8, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Takahashi Building 2F

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station South entrance

Open Hour: 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00

Close: Sunday, holiday

Price: [Dinner] - 999 yen [Lunch] - 999 yen

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 30 seats

 

Here is another restaurant for the Tonkatsu lovers. Tonchinkan is a kind of place where you can be all over with the fried pork.  A large portion of the cutlets with a lot of side dishes in this restaurant definitely make your stomach full.  In addition, the refills for the pork...


Suzuya (すずや)
Suzuya (すずや)

 

Restaurant: Suzuya (すずや)

Phone: 03-3209-4480

Address: 1-23-15, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Sugiyama Building 2F

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station, East Entrance

Open Hour: From 11:00 - 23:00 (L.O.22:30)

Close: N.A

Price: [Dinner] 1,000- yen 1,999 yen [Lunch] 1,000 yen - 1,999 yen

Credit Card: VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX

Seats: 96 seats

 

The tonkatsu in Suzuya is very thick, tender, and juicy. The sauce is home made which makes those fried pork cutlets taste super delicious. But when you are in Suzuya, there is one peculiar menu called Tonkatsu Chazuke, so called Toncha, you ...



Restaurant: Motomura (牛かつ もと村)

Address: B1F MOTO Bld 3-32-2 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Phone: 03-3354-0171

Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station South East Entrance

Open Hour: 11:00 - 22:00

Price: 1,200 - 2,500 Yen

Credit Card: Not Available

Seats: 22 Seats

Menu: English Menu Available 

 

Motomura, known as one of the most popular beef cutlet (Gyukatsu) restaurants in Shinjuku, has the stunningly delicious slices of juicy beef cutlets with perfect crispy batter coating.  You can grill the slices using the stone pot that would be provided to each and have them in medium rare with 3 types of seasonings.  Our favorite way to have their exceptional beef cutlet is...