20 Best Restaurants in Shinjuku Area
Shinjuku Food Guide
The most vibrant district of Tokyo, Shinjuku is known as the center of nightlife culture in Tokyo. It’s often called “the city never sleeps” and streets of Shinjuku gets brighter at night with flashy neon lights. Shinjuku has several famous drinking spots such as Omoide Yokocho and Golden Gai.
Shinjuku is home to thousands of eating establishment including restaurants, cafes and bars, and it’s one of the best districts to explore the Tokyo’s food culture. Food in Shinjuku is so diverse, and various kinds of dish and cuisine can be enjoyed at a wide price range.
Check out our picks of the best restaurants in Shinjuku area chosen by locals and tourists!
1. SUSHI ZANMAI (すしざんまい 東新宿店)
Enjoy fresh and tasty sushi with reasonable price! Sushi Zanmai is the most popular franchised Sushi restaurant in Tokyo. The Shinjuku branch is open for 24 hours everyday!
2. ICHIRAN RAMEN (一蘭 新宿中央東口店)
One of the most famous tonkotsu Ramen restaurants in Japan, Ichiran serves authentic creamy pork broth Ramen from Fukuoka City. The shops is also known for its unique counter seats and ordering system.
3. ROKKASEN (六歌仙)
Paradise for beef lovers! Rokkasen provides delicious and high quality Matsuzaka Beef cooked in various ways including Yakiniku (BBQ), Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki.
4. Menyamusashi (麺屋武蔵)
Delicious Ramen which you shouldn’t miss! Try their signature Ramen or Tsukemen with rich and aromatic soup blended by their secret recipe!
5. New York Grill and Bar
Indulge with the fine dining dishes and top-notch cocktail with the gorgeous Tokyo view. New York Grill and Bar is known as the shooting location of the movie, Lost in Translation.
6. Himawari Sushi (ひまわり寿司 新都心店)
Try delicious and fresh Sushi at reasonable price at Himawari Sushi, the popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant in the heart of Tokyo.
7. Tempura Tsunahachi (天ぷら 新宿つな八)
The long-established Tempura restaurant, Tsunahachi serves delightful Tampura dishes cooked to perfection.
8. Tonkatsu Hamakutsu (とんかつ濵かつ)
Born in Kyushu Region, Hamakatsu is a well-established Tonkatsu restaurant offering a variety of Tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet) and fried dishes at affordable prices.
9. TERAUMA (てら旨)
Mouthwatering Okonomiyaki dishes with various classic and unique flavours/toppings.
10. NABEZO (鍋ぞう)
Nabezo offers delicious “All-You-Can-Eat” hot pot dishes (Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki) with selected ingredients at very affordable price.
One of the most popular Ramen shops in Tokyo, Fuunji offers Rich and aromatic Ramen dishes. Try their signature, Tsukemen (dipping style Ramen).
12. Charcoal Cuisine Kobe Beef Ikuta
One of the best places to try Kobe Beef in Tokyo. Serving only selected, high ranked Kobe Beef cooked simply on charcoal grill.
13. Watering Hole
Real oasis in the city with over 20 kinds of international craft beer straight from tap. Delicious bar snacks are available on the menu.
14. Shin Udon
Meet the perfection for Udon noodle at Shin Udon, Shinjuku. Freshly cut and boiled Udon noodles are served with delicious dashi sauce/soup and freshly cooked Tempura toppings.
15. Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka
The favourite gem of international travellers! The Muslim & Vegan friendly Ramen restaurant near Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. There are English speaking staff and English menu available.
16. Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima
Tokyo’s most affordable Michelin starred dish can be enjoyed at Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima. The lunch meal is served for only 1,000 yen that comes with a main dish, rice and miso soup.
17. Ain Soph Ripple
Healthy & yummy 100% Vegan cafe in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. The cozy and casual cafe serves a huge variety of Vegan dishes including burger, salad, burritos and more.
18. Metropolitan Grill
Fine quality American style steakhouse at Hilton Tokyo. The selection of Wagyu, domestic and imported meat is grilled with real firewood in the restaurant.
19. Kani Doraku
Kani Doraku is a franchised restaurant that specialises in crab. The restaurant is famous for the exterior display of gigantic moving red crab. All kinds of crab dishes can be enjoyed at Kani Doraku.
20. Mizutaki Genkai
A long-established traditional Japanese restaurant since 1928 dedicated to Mizutaki (hot pot dish). Try their healthy and flavourful creamy soup from chicken and vegetable stock.
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