Shinjuku

Kabukicho’s Craft Beer Boom Explodes With Delicious Flavor at Yona Yona Beer Works!

The craft beer manufacturing company, Yoho Brewing Co., Ltd., (referred to hereafter as Yoho Brewing) is often considered a pioneer of Japan’s craft beer boom. Cozily nestled in Shinjuku’s Kabukichō district is where you’ll find “YONA YONA BEER WORKS Kabukichōten” (referred to hereafter as “YONA YONA BEER WORKS”), which consistently offers around 10 different types of craft beers from Yoho…

Yamashita Honki Udon Offers 24/7 Authentic and Mouth-Watering Udon in Kabukicho

It’d be no exaggeration to call udon one of Japan’s national dishes. The country boasts numerous udon specialty shops, and “Yamashita Honki Udon Shinjuku Kabukichō” (hereafter referred to as “Yamashita Honki Udon”) is one of them. Located in Shinjuku’s Kabukichō district, Yamashita Honki Udon serves up udon with a strong emphasis on the broth and noodle texture, and it’s available…

A New Era of Sushi! Discover Sushi Like You’ve Never Had Before at Sushinjuku

Emblematic of Japanese cuisine, sushi has long been a popular gourmet option for international visitors to Japan. These days, a new and innovative era of sushi is emerging in Japan, reshaping its traditional image. One restaurant where you can get a taste for this “neo-sushi” is “Uogaku Mania Sushinjuku” (referred to hereafter as “Sushinjuku”), located in Shinjuku. “マグロまみれ,” Smothered in…

All-Night Somen Shop Somenya-Ito Will Have You Slurping Your New Favorite Noodles in Shinjuku

When it comes to Japan’s iconic noodle dishes, it’s safe to say ramen, udon, and soba are in the spotlight. These are well-known worldwide, with eateries dedicated to them even outside Japan. However, Japan boasts quite a bit more when it comes to noodle cuisine. In particular, sōmen, often referred to as a “summer tradition,” is a noodle dish that’s…

Feast on Unique and Delicious Gyoza at a 24/7 Dumpling Heaven at Kakekomi Gyoza in Shinjuku

Gyoza dumplings are wildly popular in Japan, so you’ll find quite a lot of specialty shops dedicated to them. These beloved dumplings originated in China but have evolved uniquely in Japan, becoming incredibly popular. Gyoza are well-loved by locals and have also captivated foreign tourists in Japan. A gyoza and sake bar in Kabukichō that’s open 24/7 At “Shinjuku Kakekomi…

Battle Shinjuku’s Most Meat-Loaded Noodles at The Ramen War!

When it comes to cuisine, it’s safe to say that presentation is just as important as taste and plays a crucial role in the overall satisfaction of the diner. Located in an area surrounded by office buildings and hotels, “THE RAMEN WAR Nishi Shinjuku” (hereafter referred to as “The Ramen War”) is a ramen restaurant known for its visually stunning…

Eat Japan’s Most Adorable Shabu-Shabu Hotpot at Usagiya in Shinjuku

The Japanese word “kawaii,” meaning “cute,” has come to be a global term and phenomenon spread worldwide thanks to pop culture, including anime and manga. On top of that, you can see the influence of “kawaii” reflected in Japanese cuisine as well these days. Located in Shinjuku, “Shabu-shabu Honpo Shinjuku Usagiya (referred to below as ‘Usagiya’)” is a restaurant where…

Savor Some of Tokyo’s Most Creative Sushi at Sakanaumai in Shinjuku

Since around 2021, there has been a growing trend among young people in Japan for “Katakana Sushi.” This term refers to sushi restaurants that use katakana characters (one of the Japanese language’s phonetic alphabets, often used for flashy appeal on signs) to write their names. These restaurants are known for their creative menus that deviate from traditional sushi, as well…

Dine on Tempura in Delicious Ways You Never Knew Before at Tenkichiya Shinjuku

Tenkichiya Shinjuku (referred to as “Tenkichiya” below) is a specialty tempura rice bowl restaurant that draws large crowds daily with its signature dish, the “Ten KICHI bowl.” One of the reasons why the Ten KICHI bowl continues to captivate so many people is its outstanding visual impact. “天吉丼,” Ten KICHI bowl 1,650 JPY (tax included) Tenkichiya’s loaded tempura rice bowl…

Super Filling Curry At Tokyo’s Mon Snack Is A Must For Katsu Curry Lovers!

Shinjuku is one of Japan’s landmark downtown city areas. Starting with Kabukichō, the area is home to a number of restaurants, amusement centers, and commercial facilities. Bustling with people day and night, Shinjuku has earned a “city that never sleeps” moniker. In this vibrant locale, a curry specialty store has been a long-standing favorite, growing along with the community: Mon…

Dive Into Rich Matcha and Truffle Ramen at MENSHO San Francisco!

The MENSHO Group, which operates multiple ramen restaurants in Tokyo, has also expanded its presence to the United States with two locations, and the name “MENSHO” has come be known internationally. One of the restaurants within the MENSHO Group is MENSHO San Francisco, which is located on the 7th floor of the commercial complex Shinjuku MYLORD. Among the restaurant’s signature…

Overflowing Omelet at Curry Shop Bon Goût is Tokyo’s Crown Jewel of Eggy Goodness

In 2020, a restaurant named “Gourmet Curry Bon Goût NEWoMan Shinjuku store” (hereinafter referred to as “Bon Goût”) opened inside the NEWoMan Shinjuku shopping complex, directly connected to Shinjuku Station. The shop’s curry dishes, created by a chef with 40 years of experience in Western cuisine, have garnered attention on social media and turned the restaurant into a popular spot…

Tokyo’s AFURI Kara Kurenai Smashes the Limits of Spicy Ramen!

AFURI is a ramen restaurant that’s not only available in Japan but also expanded overseas. The restaurant is highly regarded abroad, with many international customers lining up at its doors. Among those many AFURI restaurants, there is one, AFURI kara kurenai, which opened in 2019 in the Shinjuku Subnade underground shopping mall in Shinjuku. It specializes in spicy ramen. The…