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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
Chef food for fast food money

If you go to this place at lunch time you can enjoy the Michelin star food for about 800 yen. In fact at lunch you can choose among different sardine dishes all costing around the equivalent of 6€. The food is of course excellent and also the place is nice. Bargain of the year!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Milano
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Milano
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you go to this place at lunch time you can enjoy the Michelin star food for about 800 yen. In fact at lunch you can choose among different sardine dishes all costing around the equivalent of 6€. The food is of course excellent and also the place is nice. Bargain of the year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is really hard to find but deifinitely worth it, the food is delicious and exceptionally priced at lunch time. We had the anchoives and they were amazing...be prepared to queue as it's busy but worth the wait :)

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's not the easiest restaurant to locate and it's in a basement of a building. I recall walking past the building and not noticing the sign at first. It opens at 11.30am and we were the 7th and 8th person in line at 11.10am. Fast forward to 11.30am, there were at least another 20 people or so behind us. They... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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