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Shinjukukappo Nakajima

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3 32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3356-4534
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Their was about a 20 minute wait when I arrived a little before 2pm however it's well worth the wait. Customers were a mix of locals and tourists. I had sashimi sardine which was amazing. Like others have noted, the ginger and lemon do really elevate the flavour. Also same with rice, pickled vegetables and some if the best miso... More 

1 Thank Sean Q
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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473 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

My first official meal in Japan & it was one of the best! Researched around and found this to be the most affordable Michelin starred restaurant around. Best part it was my very first Michelin starred joint. Get there before 1130am & the queue is manageable. Do note that the affordable part is only during lunch. At night they focus... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

If one already don't know, most good restaurants in Japan does specialty menu. In the case for Nakajima, it is sardines. Frankly, I need to admit I'm not a super sardine fan, but we decided to give this a try to see if it will shake my preference. We arrived here for lunch. One hour prior to opening, there is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner, where they serve a Kaiseki style tasting menu. Overall, incredible. The decor was modern Japanese, simple and tasteful. The restaurant specialises in seafood but the vegetables did not disappoint - the broad bean ice cream was my personal favourite! The sashimi and miso salmon dishes were subtle, beautiful, perfect. The service was also... More 

Thank Yuni314
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

An affordable Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo, the city with the most Michelin starred restaurants? Yes, please! Lunch at Nakajima was on my must-do list on my second trip to Japan. I had seen pictures of the storefront, and the (Japanese) signage, so the restaurant wasn’t difficult to locate. If you see “Fast Nail Plus”, you’re in the right alley.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We really enjoyed this Michelin starred restaurant - the staff were fantastic and attentive. There was a mix of ingredients and methods of cooking over all the food was delicious and great value for money. We did the evening taster menu with a glass of bubbles which was delightful. The chef wished us well as we left which was lovely!

1 Thank DiondraW
Montreal, Canada
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This one Michelin starred restaurant is situated in the basement and specialises in sardines. We got there about 11am before its opening (11:30am) and was 2nd in line. The direction on the restaurant's website was very helpful (though you must be able to read some kanji). We were three and were placed at one of the tables and share it... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

One of my best meals in Japan. I went for the lunch deal. Lunch opens at 11:30 - I arrived at 11:10 and was one of the first admitted but people start queuing long before opening so get there early! Ensure that you check the location of the restaurant before you come but I did not find it hard to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

So my friends and I decided to give this place a try as we heard that the food is excellent and its value for money. As we arrived at the place, we were the first group in that queue and as it was raining, my friend and I decided to step inwards a little, into the shop to allow other... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We were just kicked out of the restaurant by telling us in a very unfriendly that all the tables are reserved and there is no place for us, not asking if we actually have_ a reservation. Restaurant was half full. Are we just tourists that are not welcome?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 32-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3356-4534

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Staying in Shinjuku

Neighborhood Profile
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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