Enchanting Shinjuku Restaurant Serves Some of Tokyo’s Most Gorgeous Sushi and Cuisine

In Shinjuku, Tokyo, there’s a restaurant that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a different world upon entering.

That restaurant’s name is “Nanairo Temariuta Shinjuku” (referred to hereafter as “Nanairo Temariuta”).

Once you ride the elevator up to the 5th floor of the building, the first thing you’ll notice in in the restaurant are massive spheres.

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Nanairo Temariuta’s interior

The spherical structures, which look like spaceships, are actually seats for customers.

The exterior is inspired by temari (traditional Japanese hand balls) and inside, there are sofas and chairs set up.

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Nanairo Temariuta’s seating

Nanairo Temariuta is quite the popular dining establishment online, known for its vibrant colors and unique interior decorations.

Even the meals are presented with meticulous attention to detail, featuring eye-catching and elegant arrangements.

Nanairo Temariuta’s “Seasonal Temari Sushi Assortment” is an adorable signature dish

At Nanairo Temariuta, the flagship dish is the “Seasonal Temari Sushi Assortment,” which bears the restaurant’s name. Temari sushi is a type of sushi that features colorful toppings on balls of sushi rice.

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“季節の手毬寿司盛合せ,” Seasonal Temari Sushi Assortment 1,980 JPY (tax included)

This set includes five bite-sized temari sushi, including the “Simmered Abalone and Salmon Roe.”

Among the creatively crafted five temari sushi, the “Tuna Caviar” is one that left a lasting impression on the Umami bites editorial staff.

It’s a temari sushi where tuna wraps the rice, topped with caviar and bonito flakes.

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“鮪キャビア,” Tuna Caviar à la carte 418 JPY (tax included)

The Tuna Caviar is accented with the texture of caviar and the saltiness of bonito flakes, making this temari sushi not only pleasing to the eye, but also in terms of flavor.

The “Uni Jelly” boasts an outstanding visual impact. This original temari sushi from Nanairo Temariuta features uni (sea urchin) jelly on top of rice.

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“雲丹ゼリー,” Uni Jelly à la carte 528 JPY (tax included)

This sushi is crafted by solidifying dashi made from bonito flakes and filling it with sea urchin. It’s then adorned with a golden leaf as a final touch.

Despite its luxurious appearance, the Uni Jelly has a remarkably gentle flavor. The bonito broth hits your palate first, followed by the delicate taste of sea urchin towards the end.

Nanairo Temariuta’s “Carpaccio with Kōji Onion Dressing” shines like a treasure chest

The restaurant’s “Carpaccio with Kōji Onion Dressing” is another dish that leaves a striking impression with its gorgeous presentation.

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“七色てまりカルパッチョ 塩麹オニオンドレッシング,” Carpaccio with Kōji Onion Dressing 1,408 JPY (tax included)

The dish features 8 different types of seafood, including abalone, squid, salmon roe, shrimp, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and octopus.

The key to its flavor is the dressing, which includes grated onions and salt koji for added richness.

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The dish has various textures like the popping sensation of salmon roe and the firmness of abalone and squid.

While generously portioned, making it ideal for sharing among multiple people, its luxurious jewel box-like appearance and meticulously arranged presentation almost makes it a shame to disrupt!

The “Steamed Unagi and Egg with Sanshō and Grated Yam” has an addictively fluffy texture

Although Nanairo Temariuta is well known for their visually appealing dishes, they certainly don’t forget to emphasize taste.

The “Steamed Unagi and Egg with Sanshō and Grated Yam” is a dish carefully crafted to highlight both flavor and texture. It features unagi (freshwater eel) and thick Japanese rolled omelet prepared in a bamboo steamer.

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“うな玉山椒とろろ蒸し,” Steamed Unagi and Egg with Sanshō and Grated Yam 858 JPY (tax included)

The seasoning of the eel and thick omelet is understated and simple, allowing the natural goodness of the ingredients to shine. The addition of sanshō (Japanese pepper) adds a refreshing and mildly spicy kick, leaving a memorable impression.

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The dish includes tororo (grated Japanese yam) layered at the bottom of the bowl.

The smooth and sticky texture of tororo is sure to leave you craving more. Try combining each ingredient in a single bite to savor the mix of flavors and textures!

At Nanairo Temariuta, the drinks are gorgeous too

Nanairo Temariuta crafts their drinks with cute and vibrant motifs as well.

Their “Temari Sour” is made by mixing Kyoho grape liqueur with club soda, and topping it with round ice-based sweets that look like temari hand balls.

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“てまりぶどうサワー(ノンアルコール),” Temari Grape Sour (non-alcoholic) 605 JPY (tax included)

The non-alcoholic version of the drink uses grape syrup mixed with club soda, making it a safe choice for those who don’t enjoy alcohol. The fizzy carbonation provides a refreshing taste.

Ordering a Temari Sour along with your meal adds a nice touch of glamour to your table. Faced with such cuteness, you might find yourself unable to resist snapping some photos!

Open from noon on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays! Perfect for groups

Nanairo Temariuta opens from 17:00 on weekdays, but on weekends and holidays, they start serving from 13:00.

With over 100 seats available, it’s a great fit for groups. Since the seats shaped like hand balls are popular, making a reservation is recommended.

Why not pay a visit for a special experience in this extraordinary atmosphere?


Store name 七色てまりうた 新宿
Nanairo Temariuta Shinjuku
Address Humax Pavilion Shinjuku East Exit 5F, 3-28-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Shinjuku-Sanchōme Station 1-minute walk from Exit A5
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F13)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M09)

Shinjuku Station(SJK) 2-minute walk from Shinjuku Station East Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)
Phone number 03-3226-8070
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Tabelog, GURUNAVI, Hot Pepper Gourmet, Ozmall
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(au PAY・d Payment・PayPay・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge 550 JPY (tax included)
Hours Mon-Fri. 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sat. 13:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sun. 13:00-22:00(last order 21:00)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 106 seats
8 counter seats, 98 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
A smoking room is available
Official website https://www.dd-holdings.jp/shops/nanairotemariuta/shinjyuku#/
Other information
  • Menus are available with English and Japanese language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible (there are steps in the restaurant)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are unavailable
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed; however, photographing or taping other customers is not allowed
  • Separate billing is not allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of February 2024.