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Nagi

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1-1-10 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3205-1925
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is my favorite ramen in Tokyo...

It's made with fish...smells like fish...but somehow doesn't taste fishy. Also there are 2 kinds of noodles. Don't love their pork. Place is small but quick and efficient. You may be sent down to wait in an alley after you order: don't worry, it won't be for long. Also be sure to add a soft-yolk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mikebern
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's made with fish...smells like fish...but somehow doesn't taste fishy. Also there are 2 kinds of noodles. Don't love their pork. Place is small but quick and efficient. You may be sent down to wait in an alley after you order: don't worry, it won't be for long. Also be sure to add a soft-yolk hard boiled egg...it's also excellent.... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to explore the Golden Gai area which we heard was a lot of fun, and checked out Trip Advisor which recommended Nagi. It was indeed a lot of fun, with delicious ramen noodles in a tiny upstairs bar. Great food and friendly staff, but I find it hard to believe it's #9 in Shinjuku.

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Thank Franco069
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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219 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny friendly Ramen restaurant in the Golden Gai area of Shinjuku. Their ramen was the best I had in Tokyo; thick meat broth with perfectly cooked noodles. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Go early or be prepared to wait as it only seats about 10 people. Superb.

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Paris, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a great time in Nagi, the broth was really good and the meat perfectly cooked. It was a little bit too salty for my personnal taste though. I would say if you're used to eat salty things, you will find this restaurant really good ! The place is pretty small (only 8 seats) so be prepared to queue... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Headed here after a night at one of the neighbouring bars, easy to find if you ask around (the locals all know where it is) and have seen pictures of the entrance. You'll have to walk up the steep stairs to access the tiny and narrow joint. Order from the vending machine at the top of the stairs and pass... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This has to be the best noodle in town!!! Tiny noodle place where you eat and you go. You need to pay attention to the picture of the entance cos it's can be hard to find especially at the non busy hours.. This place is open 24 hours so u just need to open the door and wonder up the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This tiny restaurant serves basically only 2 types of ramen and is very popular with the locals (long lineups). The ramen is tasteful but definitely not for everyone. As mentioned in other reviews, the stock has a very strong fishy taste and it is extremely salty. Although it wasn't my favorite meal in Tokyo, it is worth a visit just... More 

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Thank sacorpe
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely an experience to make for ramen lover (and not!). The stock is quite strong and tasteful made with sardine; as many restaurants in Tokyo, you order at the machine and then you will be served at your table. We loved it! Such a tiny place, with such a typical atmosphere, ramen are amazing seriously (we had the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I'm not the biggest ramen fan but I heard a few things about this place. The restaurant is quite small and a very nice choice for friends. The speciality is ramen in a sardine based broth and you order via a vending machine.

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Haifa, Israel
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The most delicious ramen that I had. The place is tiny, so it's better to come out of peak hours. There is an automatic machine in the entrance, where you choose your meal (several options of additions on the ramen, a beer and maybe something else), paying in cash and getting the cards of your order. The order arrives always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-1-10 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3205-1925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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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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