Shinjuku

Dine on Tokyo’s Most Unique Omurice Plates at Kanda Tamagoken in Shinjuku

Omurice, or omelette rice, is a dish that boasts immense popularity in Japan, to the extent that events are held to determine the best-tasting ones. Its charm has also spread to international visitors to Japan, and as a new trend in Japanese cuisine, its popularity only continues to grow. “ハンバーグオム,” Hamburger Steak Omelette Rice 1,290 JPY (tax included) Kanda Tamagoken’s…

Enjoy Tokyo’s Finest Teppanyaki Monjayaki and Yakisoba Cuisine at Kibori in Shinjuku

Teppanyaki, Japanese cuisine cooked on hot iron griddles, varies quite a bit between Japan and other countries. Internationally, teppanyaki is often enjoyed as a high-end entertainment show (sometimes referred to as “hibachi”), including performances by the chef during cooking. In contrast, Japan showcases more casual, everyday-style dishes like okonomiyaki. Furthermore, it’s quite common for customers themselves to cook on the…

Explore Tokyo’s Incredible Dashi Scene With Wagyu Shabu-Shabu at Okaka Shinjuku

Since early times, dashi broth has been an essential part of Japanese cuisine. In 2022, a dashi specialty shop opened in New York City, and now the ingredient continues to attract attention from around the world. In order to better understand the allure of dashi, the Umami bites editorial team visited the restaurant “Okaka Shinjuku” located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. At…

Discover Delectable Japanese Matcha Sweets in Tokyo Right Next to Shinjuku Station

Lumine EST Shinjuku, a shopping mall directly connected to Shinjuku Station, houses numerous dining establishments. Among them, “Ochobohan” is one that stands out with its abundant selection of sweets with a focus on matcha! Signature dishes at Ochobohan are all about matcha Matcha used at Ochobohan is sourced from “Fujii Chaen,” a tea plantation in the renowned matcha-producing region of…

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Dine on Delicious Hokkaido Sushi and Tempura Without Leaving Tokyo at Sushiyama in Shinjuku!

Hokkaido is considered one of Japan’s major treasure troves of food. It offers a bounty of delicious meats, vegetables, and fish. Located in Shinjuku, “Hokkai-sushi to Tempura Sushiyama Shinjuku” (hereinafter referred to as “Sushiyama”) is a restaurant that primarily uses those delicious ingredients from Hokkaido. The restaurant’s theme is what they call a “Day Trip Hokkaido Experience,” allowing customers to…

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Japan’s Best Wagyu Is Ready for You to Grill and Devour at Beef Professional in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Renowned worldwide, wagyū (beef from Japanese cattle breeds) is highly esteemed for its quality. In Japan, every five years, there is a wagyu competition known as the “Wagyu Olympics.” In it, the highest award was recently given to “Kagoshima Kuroushi.” One place you can savor this award-winning type of wagyu is at the restaurant chain “Beef Professional,” which has multiple…

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Feast on Fresh Sashimi and Rare Tuna Katsu at Imagawa Shokudo in Shinjuku, Tokyo!

When it comes to fish cuisine representative of Japan, for many people overseas, sashimi would have to come to mind. Located in Nishi-Shinjuku, “Imagawa Shokudō Nishi-Shinjuku” (hereinafter referred to as “Imagawa Shokudo”) offers not only sashimi but also an array of seafood dishes prepared through methods such as searing and frying. Imagawa Shokudo’s “Sesame & mackerel Donburi” is a dish…

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Savor the Finest Matcha Sweets in Shinjuku at Kyo Hayashiya!

With a history spanning over 270 years, tea specialty shop “Kyo Hayashiya” infuses the essence of a new era into its sweets while preserving the long tradition of tea. A Kyo Hayashiya Shinjuku branch exclusive! The “Matcha Parfait” At Kyo Hayashiya, you can indulge in their authentic “Matcha Parfait” made with matcha from Uji, the renowned tea-growing region in Kyoto….

Enjoy Extraordinary Edomae Sushi in the Heart of Kabukicho, Tokyo at ITAMAE SUSHI Shinjuku Toho Bldg.

Kabukicho, one of Japan’s premier entertainment districts in Tokyo, is not just a hub for locals but also a magnet for visitors of all nationalities. In the heart of Kabukichō, you’ll find “Tokyo Sushi ITAMAE SUSHI Shinjuku Toho Bldg.” (hereunder referred to as “ITAMAE SUSHI”), a bustling hotspot for international visitors, no matter what time of day or night. The…

Tokyo’s Onigiri Hotspot “Odamusubi Honten” Serves Thousands of Rice Balls Daily From Dawn to Dusk

Many tourists want to maximize their time at their destination. Those eager to actively explore Japan from the morning should head to the onigiri shop “Odamusubi Honten” (hereunder referred to as “Odamusubi”). Conveniently located in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku neighborhood, the shop opens daily at 6:30 AM. Here, you can enjoy a wide variety of onigiri rice balls, popular worldwide as…

A Fusion of Traditional and Innovative Japanese Sweets Awaits at TORAYA AN STAND SHINJUKU

“TORAYA AN STAND” is a café specializing in the sweet bean paste known in Japanese as anko or an, and as of November 2023, it has four locations in Tokyo and Kanagawa. The café was created by the renowned traditional Japanese confectionery Toraya, and offers a smooth-textured “An Paste” made from Toraya’s signature sweet bean paste. At TORAYA AN STAND,…

All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu at Mo-Mo PARADISE in Shinjuku Delivers a Premium Japanese Meat Feast

“Mo-Mo PARADISE” is a restaurant chain that has expanded its presence worldwide, with a focus on Asia, including Thailand and Indonesia. In Japan, it has two locations, one near Shinjuku Station’s East Exit and another in Kabukichō, where you can savor hotpot dishes made with domestically sourced beef. The standout feature of Mo-Mo PARADISE is undoubtedly their all-you-can-eat hotpot with…

Drink in a Serene Japanese Atmosphere With Matcha-Infused 100% Soba Noodles at KYOTO SARYO SUISEN in Shinjuku

“KYOTO SARYO SUISEN” is a highly popular destination in Japan for lovers of all things matcha. As of October 2023, they have seven locations in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Kanagawa prefectures, offering a range of matcha-infused sweets that are beloved by many. Additionally, each branch offers exclusive menu items, and the location on the first floor of the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building…

Shinjuku’s Paradise for Jumbo Fried Food and the “World’s Best Fried Oysters”: Wabu!

Established in 1972, “Sekai-ichi no Kaki fry to Sakana Wabu,” (referred to hereafter as “Wabu”) a popular restaurant in Shinjuku, is famous for its generous servings of kaki fry (deep-fried oysters) and other fried dishes. It’s known for having long lines during lunchtime, attracting many visitors every day. A super-sized portion! The “Fried Assortment Set Meal” at Wabu. Wabu offers…