Dine on Premium Wagyu Hotpot by Yourself at MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu in Shinjuku!

Sukiyaki and shabu-shabu are classic Japanese hotpot dishes that have

At “Hitori Shabu-shabu Nanadaime Matsugorou Shinjuku TOHO Building” (hereinafter referred to as “MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu”), you can really appreciate the true taste of meat at reasonable prices, which has been driving a lot of customers to its doors.

“すき焼き,” Sukiyaki 2,948 JPY (tax included)

MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu is the place to be for affordable and delicious sukiyaki in Shinjuku

“Sukiyaki” is one of the must-try dishes at MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu. The restaurant uses A5-grade wagyū beef, considered the highest-quality beef, and through aging, they enhance its aroma and flavor.

In the middle of the restaurant, there is a meat slicer

Furthermore, the restaurant takes pride in not using water in their sukiyaki broth.

The house broth is made using the natural juices that come from the heated vegetables, resulting in a distinctive sweetness and rich flavor.

Sukiyaki simmering in a hotpot

When dipped in eggs, it adds richness and mellowness, changing the flavor impression compared to when you eat the meat on its own.

The meat used is a loin with a good balance of fat and lean meat. This pairs excellently with the sweet and savory sukiyaki base.

With such top-notch quality and tender meat, the more you chew, the more umami bursts in your mouth.

Plus, if you wish, the staff can cook sukiyaki right in front of you, making it beginner-friendly. This way, you can savor the meat it at its most delicious moment if you’re not quite confident in cooking it yourself.

Staff can cook your meal right in front of you

The sauce at solo diner-friendly MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu has something special to it!

As the store’s name indicates, shabu-shabu is the signature dish of MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu.

They offer three types of meat: beef, pork, and chicken, available in three sizes: 50g (S), 120g (M), and 180g (L).

Write down your desired menu choices on a special order form

A simple hot water bath is used for in the shabu-shabu to emphasize the aroma and umami of the aged meat, deliberately avoiding the use of broth or other seasonings.

Umami-packed juices from the meat are left in pot to enrichen the soup

It’s worth noting that at MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu, you can either choose set meals or create your own combination of meats and vegetables.

You can order just meat or opt for more vegetables by choosing the L size set. This flexibility lets you tailor your meal to your preferences.

However, with so many options, some people may find it challenging to decide on what to order. For those in doubt, look no further than the “Super Value Full Stomach Set” priced at 1,380 JPY (tax included).

“超得満腹セット,” Super Value Full Stomach Set 1,380 JPY (tax included)

This set offers a great deal, allowing you to savor 150g of Takami pork (a brand of pork known for its light yet flavorful meat quality) pork belly, and 50g of Japanese dry aged short rib.

150g of vegetables, white rice, and special ponzu sauce and sesame sauce for dipping are also included in the set.

Even the complimentary special ponzu sauce and sesame sauce served with shabu-shabu are carefully prepared to enhance the flavor of the meats.

Special ponzu sauce (left) and sesame sauce (right)

The restaurant’s special ponzu sauce, which took two years of research to develop, uses three types of citrus, resulting in its distinct tartness.

The sauce is praised for its excellent compatibility with meat, as its tartness enhances the meat’s natural umami.

Meanwhile, the sesame sauce contains no additives, and we recommend adding garlic chips and chili oil from the counter for extra flavor and texture.

There are other condiments available, such as sanshō (Japanese pepper) and ichimi (chili pepper spice), so you can customize your sauce to your liking.

Whether dining solo or with friends and family, the restaurant is a fun spot for travelers from abroad

It seems that both solo visitors and families, including larger groups, enjoy dining at MATSUGORO Hitori Shabu Shabu.

The restaurant only has counter seats

It’s likely that the reason for the popularity of the restaurant is the ability to enjoy aged Kuroge (Japanese black) wagyu beef at lower prices compared to typical market rates.

After 18:00, it’s often fully booked, and a line forms outside the restaurant as people eagerly await their turn. It’s not just the affordability, but also the delicious food that creates such a queue, since this eatery offers something for everyone.

It’s recommended to visit around 15:00 to avoid a line

Since its opening in May 2022, the restaurant has been steadily increasing its customer base, and with the growing numbers of tourists visiting Japan, it’s bound to become even more popular in the future.


Store name ひとりしゃぶしゃぶ 七代目 松五郎 新宿東宝ビル店
Hitori Shabu-shabu Nanadaime Matsugorou Shinjuku TOHO Building
Address Shinjuku Toho Building 1F, 1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Seibu-Shinjuku Station 4-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station Main Exit
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line(SS01)

Shinjuku Station(SJK) 5-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 03-6380-2909
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Tabelog
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money (Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・QUICPay)
  • QR code payment(PayPay・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:30-23:00(last order 22:00)
Closed No holidays
excluding Shinjuku TOHO Building holidays
Seating 26 counter seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://shabushabu.7matsugoro.com/
Other information
  • English menus are available
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian menus; halal menu is not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are not available
  • Luggage storage space is not available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of October 2023.