November 8, 2017
The 10 Best Izakaya You Must Visit in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Shinjuku is only 20 mins from Tokyo station. There are many office buildings out there but there are also many Izakaya restaurants open until morning. Today, I’m going to introduce the best Izakaya restaurants in Shinjuku area.
1. Kyoto Koshitsu Izakaya Nishiki Tei
If you want an easy access, this restaurant is located right in front of the station. I recommend their Nagoya Kochin Sukiyaki Course.
You can enjoy great sukiyaki with an affordable price. They have separated private rooms so it’ll be good for a small party as well.
Name: Kyoto Koshitsu Izakaya Nishiki Tei
Address: 3-34-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: 16:00-25:00
Map: Map to Kyoto Koshitsu Izakaya Nishiki Tei
If you want to have dinner in a nice box seat, quietly I recommend this restaurant. Spare rib is their popular item so don’t miss it! It comes with BBQ sauce and it’s so delicious!
Address: 6F Sankei bldg, 1-6-7 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 12:00-24:00, Fri, Sat, A day before Holiday 12:00-5:00
Access: 1 min walk from Shinjuku station
Map: Map to Nagomi
3. Nishio san
This restaurant is very popular and it is hard to make a reservation. At the door, there is a sign saying “Slow, Tight, Hot” which describes this restaurant and is pretty funny.
I recommend you to order Oden here. Call ahead before walking in the restaurant.
Name: Nishio san
Address: 3-1-32 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: 17:00-24:00
Map: Map to Nishio san
4. Motsu Nikomi Senmonten Numada
As its name says, this restaurant specializes for Motsu Nikomi. The soup selection is Miso, Shio, Yuzu, and more, and all of them are delicious. Besides, you can enjoy their retro atmosphere of Japanese old times.
Their price is reasonable as well.
Name: Motsu Nikomi Senmonten Numada
Address: 2F, 3-6-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Motsu Nikomi Senmonten Numada
5. Marutori Ruisuke
Marutori Ruisuke is a popular restaurant serving delicious chicken dishes. Especially, “Oyamadori Marudori Karaage”, which is a deep fried chicken, is really delicious.
They carefully select high quality chicken and simply deep-fry it. It’s crispy outside and juicy inside. If you are craving for chicken dish, please try it!
Name: Marutori Ruisuke
Address: 7-14-6 Nishi shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: 17:00-24:00
Map: Map tMap to Marutori Ruisuke
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This place is open for 24 hours and their beer and highball are just 180 yen! They serve many kinds of dishes, so you’ll enjoy drinking until morning.
The restaurant is very casual and many customers are there, but if you miss your last train and want to stop by another Izakaya, this is a perfect place!
Address: 1-4-18 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Shinjuku station
This restaurant has been open for a long time. It has a retro atmosphere inside which makes you feel very cozy. Their dishes are up to 500 yen and it is very reasonable as well.
If you are looking for some cozy place where you can enjoy drinking with your friends, this is a great choice
Address: 1-4-18 NIshi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: 17:00-23:00
Closed on Sunday and Holiday
Access: 6 mins walk from Shinjuku statino
8. Kyomachi Koi Shigure Shinjuku
In this restaurant, you’ll feel like you are in Kyoto. Their interior is wood based and has a very nice design.
In spring, cherry blossom trees are decorated, and in fall, colorful trees are decorated. Enjoy your drink while feeling four seasons.
Name: Kyomachi Koi Shigure Shinjuku
Store hours: Mon, Sun 17:00-23:00 / Other 17:00-4:00
Access: 4 mins walk from Shinjuku station
Map: +81-Kyomachi Koi Shigure Shinjuku
9. Awajishima to Kurae
This restaurant serves fresh wild vegetables and fish from Awajishima. Especially they have onions from the area which are sweeter than regular onions, and also Sashimi and Kaisen Donburi are amazing. If you are looking for fresh fish, I recommend this place.
Name: Awajishima to Kurae
Address: 1-14-15 Nishi shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins from Shinjuku station
10. Izakaya Umaimon Ichibanga
They have a great selection of sake from all over Japan and serve only seasonal ones. I recommend “14 Dai Sanshu set”. It comes with three rare sake that you cannot find in any other Izakaya!
Name: Izakaya Umaimon Ichibangai
Address: 1-17-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Store hours: 18:00-4:30
Access: 5 mins from Shinjuku station
Map: Map to Izakaya Umaimon Ichibangai
Enjoy your night in Shinjuku!
There are many Izakaya in Tokyo but Shinjuku has good selections. These are only some of so many others, so enjoy finding your favorite one!