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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
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must try for sardine lovers

- 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The lunch here will set you back $8 USD and even if that were not case it would be worth visiting. There are 4 types of sardines on offer, we sampled the pan and deep fried options. Both were incredible. Dishes are served with rice, miso soup, and various accoutrements. Everything was wonderful. Put the work in to find the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nakajima is easy to find and is not - at the same time. It's located close to Shinjuku station, in a small side street, and it's in the basement. If you're new to Tokyo, use Google Maps to lead you there. I was there for lunch, around 13:00, and the place was packed, so a small queue formed outside, but... More 

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Antigua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Really great restaurant, Magical experience, wonderful hosts. very entertaining. Definatly worthy of a michelin star.

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are 4 lunch sets. All are sardines. We have the hot plate set and sashimi set. We prefer the sashimi set because this is the first time we eat sardine in that way and it taste good. The set includes rice, pickle, miso soup. You can have a 2nd bowl of rice free of charge. If you need the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It was our first time to try fresh sardines out of the tin. The lunch menu only have 4 options of sardines, sashimi, hot plate sardines, fried sardines and another type which i don't remember what is it as we were only given the menu in japanese. Luckily we did a few read from bloggers to recognize to order the... More 

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Encouraged by the prior reviews, we decided to stop in here for lunch (and it is NOT easy to find, so make sure you have directions). It looked like a decent place so we sat down and were handed a menu with four different set choices. The menu had no English, and we couldn't tell what the photos were showing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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.