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5-59-3 Nakano, Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3228-1230
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

TripAdvisor recommended this restaurant when we booked our trip as the number 1 in Nakano. So we sought it out and were annoyed to discover signage in the entrance stating they only serve Japanese speakers or those with a native speaker in their group.

Thank Michele A
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great atmosphere, food and drink but quite pricey. Best if you can sit around the fire at the downstairs counter but tables are better for larger groups. It helps if you can get by in Japanese but there is an English menu..

1 Thank Zagoose
Okemos, Michigan
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A group of ten of us, representing five countries, ate there last night. We had a private room with a floor-level table that had a pit below for those who did not want to sit on our feet, so it was comfortable for all. We shared plates of sashimi (extremely fresh), tempura octapus (tako) and egplant (nasu), something that looked... More 

Thank Peter B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Came in search of this restaurant on the strong recommendation of a friend in Australia. Ended up planning an afternoon around our sojourn in Nakano, so much were we looking forward to it. Turned up at 1600, when the restaurant opened, and when we asked for a table in English, the woman behind the glass window at the front pointed... More 

4 Thank Pinesquirrel
Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I first went to Okajoki 25 years ago and returned last last night and was impressed with the variety and quality of the food. As one of the other reviewers noted, there's no English in sight, but the staff was fairly patient with our bumbling attempts to discern the specials. There is a standard picture menu available though. It's reasonably... More 

Thank ShanghaiMac
Tweed, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've been to Okajouki a number of times over the years, and it is easily one of my favourite restaurants in Japan. The food - traditional Japanese fare - is excellent. Prices are very reasonable. The nihonshu selection is good. The ambiance of the central dining area is worth seeing on its own, and the private rooms are great. Blah,... More 

Thank DouglasJEBarnes
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A little tricky to find even when given directions. Seafood was excellent and staff were very friendly and enjoy their jobs. Non English speaking but very good at getting by if they have the time to show you the fish available and pointing to menu. Try getting a seat near the fire entrance area ground level or sit on flooring... More 

4 Thank Kbbunyip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
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  • Address: 5-59-3 Nakano, Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Nakano
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3228-1230

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