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Kanidoraku Shinjuku Honten


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner


Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Seating

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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

After the Osaka Kanidoruku, we decided to try this one in Shinjuku which is the main branch. The Shiori crab course at 6480 yen is well worth the money as you can taste the different crabs dishes. We also ordered separately the crab porridge, crab...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

We reserved dinner, and passed by the sea of people who did not reserve seats. The good part of being here is 1) Non smoking; 2) Great service for us foreigners; 3) You can order a smaller set dinner and add on. Every dish we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Coming here as “Gaijin”, we felt the mistreatment the second we sat down. While other tables were being served very attentitvely, the waitress barely bat an eye at us. Here are just a few examples: - We had to pour our own tea while the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank SupremeWang
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Been here after a friend of mine told Me about the place. If you love crab just go there. With google maps we had a little bit difficulty to find it but just go inside and take the elevator. Loved the crab and all the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Naomi1984
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is one of 3 Kani doraku restaurants in Shinjuku. This on is a bit hard to find since it doesnt have the trademark big red crab on the front. Its on the 8th floor and you need match the kanjis to make sure you...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Food: 2/5. Overrated. very bland and mediocre. Price: expensive. Lunch is cheaper. Customer service: 1/5 The worst customer services I've received in Japan. Our waitress, who apparently is also the supervisor/manager of this restaurant franchise branch, treated I and my friends disrespectfully. She is rude,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank NorthStar766676
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Crab lovers must try this restaurant. Nice food, great service and good value. I would suggest you to make booking before you go.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Yenaki
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The Shinjuku Honten serves up three varieties of crab viz, Hairy, Snow and King with the latter being the most expensive. Our party of three arrived at the 8th floor restaurant at around 6.30 pm without a reservation and was quickly shown to a table...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Seika61
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

There were several locations throughout Tokyo. We made reservations for lunch and the restaurant was quite busy. People are required to take off their shoes and sit at low tables. The staff spoke very little to no English but the menus had pictures. The three...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

The famous Kani Doraku ( かに 道楽) is a franchise restaurant which specialises in crab meals - A must place for crab eater when you visit Japan. Food was always fresh, tasteful and adventurous. Look for the huge orange crab sign – No one will...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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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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joreen t
February 20, 2017|
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Response from TravelerG2011 | Reviewed this property |
You can try asking the hotel concierge to make the reservation for you. I have found this very useful as I don't speak Japanese. In my case, I went early to the restaurant and managed to get a table.
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