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Yuian

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2-6-1 Nishishinjuku | 52 Fields Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Shinjuku 163-0252, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3342-5671
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I am often travelling for business to Tokyo. It is our ritual that our last evening is spent in Yuian at the top of the Sumitomo tower in Shinjuku. The scenic view is incredible and I would highly recommend to reserve and to ask for a window seat. The inside setup and design are very nice, all on tatami in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see anything, but still the restaurant looked good, so we gave it a try. We took the set menu, even though I must admit, that I do not excactly eat just anything. My husband eats everything, but even he thought that only the sashimi was really good. The meat is way to fat for... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were introduced to the Sumitomo Building by a Japanese friend on a visit to Tokyo in 2009. He lives in Shinjuku and his local watering holes are situated on the top floors of this building. What an impression it made on us. There are four floors (49-52) of restaurants of varying cuisines. We first tried Yuian, an izakaya or... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were staying in a hotel across the street and came here for our last dinner in Tokyo. The restaurant is on the 52nd floor and the window tables have amazing views. Unfortunately, a large group had booked all of the window tables, so we ate in the bar area instead. The cheapest dinner set is about 3,675 yen +... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I must agree with GlobalMarlena’s review. Go there to sip some drinks and have some appetizers with friends while enjoying a nice view of Tokyo, but not for the dining experience. Yuian is more like an izakaya than a restaurant. We have ordered the 6,500 yen seazonal course, but the dishes were nothing special. The place has a nice, stylish... More 

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Thank FirstVillage
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Restaurant has good reviews on multiple websites but what a disappointment. Most dishes are very average with some being an all out disappointment.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Went to this great Japanese restaurant for my birthday dinner. Great night view of Shinjuku. Food was fantastic. Book in advance to make sure you get good views. We were lucky that we made reservations and we had a unblock view. And to make things even better, there were fireworks from the stadium. We were seated at the bar &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese
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Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6-1 Nishishinjuku | 52 Fields Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Shinjuku 163-0252, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3342-5671

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku
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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