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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Claustrophobic dining in the heart of Shinjuku. And i dont mean claustrophobic in a bad way people :) Smal bar like counters that take 7-15 people. Cheap yakatori, beer and sake. Its a perfect starting point for a night out in Shinjuku and also a nice place to met and chat with the locals. A must visit if you are in Shinjuku.

1  Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Lots of little shops, some of them have English menus.
Not as much variety as you might think considering there's a few streets jam packed with mini restaurants.
No non-smoking sections in any of them.
Overall a lively place with really good food and good prices. They make their money back on drinks however, and will still charge you the same price for tap water as they will a beer.

3  Thank LandStander82
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a cool area a little north of the Shinjuku Station. It's small street and can be hard to miss, but the food here is great. It's essentially a bunch of restaurants that specialize in yakitori. Take your pick. I usually go for the restaurant that seems the busiest.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Tokyo has very many snobby & fashionable European style restaurants but in fact they are not as good as the ones in Western Japan. What I enjoy the most in Tokyo is very down to earth, B-class gourmet that people can enjoy not only food and drink but also the whole experience of dining out with friends and other customers without having to be intimidated.

You can experience lively atmosphere in this area. Wonky furniture and you have to squeeze yourselves into tiny space. Speaking a bit of Japanese or being very communicative in simple English, then you can start chatting to people who you have met for the first time in this cosy environment, you can exchange some of your food and drinks with total strangers. More sociable you are, more you would enjoy. I love it! How many people do I speak with in a few hours??

But if you are not that sort of person, you may be complaining that it is smoky, dirty, noisy or even you may blame that Japanese people do not speak good English (without making effort of learning essential Japanese) etc. etc., then you had better go somewhere else and do not bother coming here.

5  Thank Enjoydifference
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Narrow alleyway lined with even narrower food stalls. We just wanted to experience something different from what is found on the main streets. Not being able to speak or understand Japanese, we had to find one which had an English menu. There were a few that had them but that does not mean that they could speak it! The set Yakatori meal that we ordered was very tasty and washed down well with a cold beer. 750 yen for a set of 5 sticks. Don't bother eating there if you are concerned about cigarette smoke. We had smokers sharing the incredibly narrow confines with us during our meal. All in all, a nice experience with good food if you're not claustrophobic or wanting a smoke free experience. I was there with my 11 year old son who enjoyed it too.

3  Thank Dan L
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