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Omoide Yokocho

Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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  • Average18%
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“skewers” (30 reviews)
“yakitori” (114 reviews)
“english menu” (15 reviews)
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great experience if you like to drink and taste a variety of finger foods. Little "pubs" like each with a different variety of small dishes similar to tapas. Very packed at night.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't get to experience this in the evening, as that's what majority of reviews said when I was originally looking at what to see and do in Tokyo. Still a nice stroll in "piss alley" despite most restaurants preparing food for the night...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Omoide Yokocho in english Memory lane or the nickname Piss Alley, is a network of streets along the tracks NW of Shinjuku Station. The narrow lanes are full with a lot of tiny eateries serving ramen, soba, sushi.i. Many restaurants have only a counter with...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

I spent a lot of time planning into our trip to Tokyo and one of the areas I most wanted to see was Omoide Yokocho. It is one of those "when I think of Japan" type of places... alleyways jammed with restaurants selling yakitori... sort...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Located at Shinjuku just next to the Uniglo Bldg. Venture down the narrow alleys. We tried the vegetable tempura ramen stall located at the heart / crossroads of the alley. It was excellent comfort food for a cold wet summer evening. We tried a yakitori...More

Reviewed June 9, 2017

We were lucky to meet up with an ex-pat on our first night in Tokyo and we ended up here sampling the "street food". The area is basically two alleys packed with food stalls/shops and its worth visiting just to experience the ambience. A hive...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

I had read about Memory Lane as it is known locally but it took a bit of finding. We eventually found it even though it was right under our noses you still had to look hard, but it was worth it and we had some...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We were booked in the Shinjuku area and heard from our concierge that the best Yakitori was in Omoide Yokocho. We like street food and consider ourselves adventurous so we headed over there. Be ready for a cornucopia of sights and scent as smoke wafting...More

Reviewed May 25, 2017

It will be hard to find this place, but if you follow a map or directions from staff in the train station, you'll get there. It's a short alley full of amazing smells and drinks. Definitely stop in and grab some Yakitori at one of...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Took my wife--bad move--part of my poor rating. I got the WTF are we doing here look and did not stop. Also known as "piss alley", my 10-minute take is this is mostly for guys (there were a few gals) who drink themselves silly and...More

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
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Questions & Answers
October 27, 2016
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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property
There is a whole row of these places. Hard to differentiate. They have prices and photo menus outside.
October 13, 2015
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Response from Babykungfupanda | Reviewed this property
We stood outside a few stalls and waited to be welcomed in. Some places prefer locals and don't speak English so they won't welcome you in. The ones with an English menu will. Just stand outside and see if they ignore you or... More