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Shinjukukappo Nakajima

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3 32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3356-4534
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business not Pleasure

I don't know if I was tired or what the problem was but this restaurant just missed the mark for me. The food was very good and the service was impeccable and friendly but we were seated in a small, private partitioned room that was more like an airport interview space than the setting for a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't know if I was tired or what the problem was but this restaurant just missed the mark for me. The food was very good and the service was impeccable and friendly but we were seated in a small, private partitioned room that was more like an airport interview space than the setting for a premier dining experience. There... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

People do seem to like this place and it did earn a Michelin star. I just have to admit I didn't get all the hub bub? The restaurant is downstairs. We were warmly greeted and taken into a small, gray, private room. It looked like a police integrating room - no pictures, no decor. It was tiny, metal and gray... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great for lunch - please arrive as early as 11 am to avoid (very long) queues. No reservations for lunch time. I had to wait for 30 mins at 11 am. The lunch will consist of variations of Sardines (fried, in omelette, sashimi and cutlet) served with standard miso soup, rice and pickles. Dont go if you are easily put... More 

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nakajima is nearby the IDC building and Isetan. The lunch set starts at 800 yen, with miso soup, rice and pickle. I order a hot plate set at 900 yen with 5 pieces of fried sardine and omelette, the food is delicious. There is a long queue and have to wait about 30 minutes. The restaurent is also popular among... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Most people seem to write about this place in relation to being the cheapest 1-star meal (800Yen) but it is so much more than that. The sardine meal is only available at lunch & no reservations are allowed. For dinner, you need to reserve (through your hotel) & pre-select which kaiseki (chef's choice) meal (8K, 10K,13K Yen) you want. Do... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I came here with my sister about a year ago, we were looking just for an exellent place to have dinner and we were not disappointed at all! All the staff was very kind and professional, expecially the maitre and the chef; and the food was simply perfect, a lot of small courses, all of them original (for me) and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

- Location - near Shinjuku train station which was very convenient however it was very difficult to find. We got a map printed by the hotel, walked close to the area and asked locals for directions - Food - the restaurant had about 20-30 seatings. No booking for lunch and cash only. We sat by the counter which was fun,... More 

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olten, switzerland
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I read about this restaurant here http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/10-sensational-stops-for-japanese-food-ramen-udon-sushi-in-shinjuku-tokyo.html We only had 1 day in Tokyo and were staying near Shinjuku so thus the research of top eats nearby. Found this little gem. They did not accept reservations (at least for lunch, not sure about dinner). We got there at around 11:30am just about when the restaurant opened. It was a weekday... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went by Nakajima today because of one of the reviewers said that it was the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant around. Well it isn't anymore. They only offer three dinner sets - one at ¥8,000, one at ¥10,000 and one at ¥13,000 per person. We didn't bother going in since we were looking for a less expensive option that night so... More 

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Athens, Greece
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Very satisfied with the dinner set menu - quite classic in terms of type of courses, but nonetheless very tasty, well worked out combinations and well grounded flavors. The chef, who is rather loud for Japanese standards, is very pleasant and engaging with customers, the hostess very attentive and the clientele almost entirely Japanese over 40, which all together give... More 

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Additional Information about Shinjukukappo Nakajima

Address: 3 32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3356-4534
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Address: 3 32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3356-4534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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Shinjuku
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 cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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