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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A random pick from TripAdvisor top places to go in Shinjuku. Dinner is only a course menu with the choice of: 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000 menus. I chose the 10,000 choice and an 8pm booking. I was warned that that the restaurant closes at 9:30 and that it would take 90 minutes to eat the 10 courses. Food was excellent;... More 

Thank Jay H
Cainta, Philippines
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old lady in charge of ushering guests was VERY RUDE. Lunch meal was ORDINARY. Very bad experience, would definitely NOT recommend.

Thank joelle031381
France, Europe
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Japanese food. We reserved a table and were taken there by our host. A warm welcome and very attentive service. The meal was delicious. Everything was fresh and tasty. Except for the fact that the place is hidden away in a difficult to find basement everything was perfect.

Thank golferdusud
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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493 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank poopshooter
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Super-V-Girl
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 1,125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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