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Omoide Yokocho

Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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“skewers” (33 reviews)
“yakitori” (119 reviews)
“english menu” (17 reviews)
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food, the atmosphere- everything about this area is enchanting. Definitely worth visiting for an authentic experience!

Thank Adeola80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowadays known as Omoide Yokocho or Memory Lane, though everyone in Tokyo calls it by It's colloquial name is "Piss Alley". It has been tidied up, and even has a public restroom and nowadays smells like barbequed chicken yakitori rather than pee. VERY convenient to...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small street full of izakaya small restaurants, some better than others. We ate in 2 places, where we could find a free spot; the 2nd one was dissapointing. The places are so small they all rely on the street's public toilet (unfortunately...More

Thank igheorghita
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to two places here on a Friday evening - one was a good Japanese place with yummy skewers and sides, where each person had to order at least one drink and two dishes. For myself and two friends (one Japanese, one not) it...More

Thank Elove11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

如果你是一個四人以上的團體,你幾乎不可能全坐在同一家餐廳!這並不意外,因為這裏的餐廳規模較小。我覺得有些地方只是為遊客服務 - 我看到一些餐廳拒絕招待當地人! if you are a group of more than 4 persons, it is almost impossible to have a place which can house you all! not unexpected, given the small size of restaurants in this narrow lane. I feel like some places only serve...More

Thank jangreengreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to try when in Shinjuku... it's a couple of narrow alleys of mostly Yakitori restaurants which seat 5-10 folks. Each one is operated separately, and some will have a 'cover charge' just to eat there, some are not very open to foreigners (mostly...More

Thank gatorchuckie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's better version of golden gai. Small tiny places that seat 5-7 mostly , serving great skewers. Don't expect it to be cheap since you end up ordering many skewers at a go but must visit.

Thank Nbajaj123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These alleys include one part where the sign is where there are mainly enclosed restaurants and then another couple of alleys of more traditional open fronted restaurants that mostly, but not all, serve yakitori. Several years ago we passed through here and I think there...More

1  Thank gary3000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many small yakitori restaurants along these streets. Do bear in mind a cover charge is expected and it comes with a drink and a small side dish. Everyone has also to order at least one skewer. My wife and I paid 4050 yen for ten...More

Thank Chris Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Omoide Yokocho at lunch time and was delighted by the irresistible aroma of skewers and noodles! The coloured maple leaves and lanterns reflected the Fall season, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Will be back again!

Thank Penny Y
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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Susie M
October 11, 2017|
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Response from yogagirl | Reviewed this property |
Not suitable for a kid. Small eateries, small tables, smoking areas even inside the place. A few blocks down you will hit Shinjuku. There are more places to eat there that would be appropriate for children.
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