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“Don't Trust GoogleMap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zauo Shinjuku

Zauo Shinjuku
3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 , Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3343-6622
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Ranked #43 of 5,097 Restaurants in Shinjuku
4.0 of 5 stars 65 Reviews
Price range: $7 - $8
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Apple Valley
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Don't Trust GoogleMap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Make sure you look for the Washington Hotel and not just the address via Google. It was fun to fish but be prepared if you don't catch anything, they have a menu with a bunch of other food and the fishing seems to be more for tourists and kids.

My fried fish that I caught ended up costing around $27 USD - it was about 4 pieces of meat so it's definitely an "Experience" thing and not a deal.

Staff was helpful at first when fish weren't biting, getting us different bait. But after the hour mark for my friend, they just gave up.

Visited March 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

very interesting restauren where you can catch your own meal... one reason why we went there was this restaurant is in our hotel ( washington hotel ). I ve got only sushi set but it tasted good. one thing what i didnt like was you have to pay about 400 ¥ per person just for sitting ... restaurant loosa like boat with water and fiahia around it. sometíes during our stay we was splashed by water because someone tried to catch fish

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Great Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went to the Fukuoka branch of the restaurant an really enjoyed it. A sea bream was caught within minutes and whisked away by the waitress. After less than 15 minutes we were served our fish, half as sashimi and half grilled. With a couple of beers we had a enjoyable meal for about 4,000 yen.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“What great fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Zauo Shinjuku is a fish restaurant, where you get to catch your own fish, and then have kitchen prepare it for you several different ways, including sashimi, tempura, grill, and several others. I came here with my kids, and they had a blast catching us our dinner. The preparation of the fish in the kitchen was quick and delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barrigada, Guam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great for first-timers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We found this restaurant via youtube and we decided to come here for our first dinner visit in our area. At first we were very skeptic about how cleanliness is kept in the restaurant and we are by far astounded on how well they are clean! This is a very great place to enjoy for dates and especially for people who love fresh food!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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