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The Best 5 Restaurants to Enjoy the Night View in Shinjuku

The Best 5 Restaurants to Enjoy the Night View in Shinjuku

Tokyo 2016.02.07

Discover five restaurants in Shinjuku where you can admire the beautiful night view of Tokyo while enjoying your meal. The article includes information on language assistance and budget.

Translated by Jasmine Nishino

Written by MATCHA

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With Shinjuku Station, ranked as one of the busiest stations in the world, in its center, Shinjuku is known as a flourishing area overflowing with people all day.

In order to satisfy the culinary needs of so many people, an incredible number of restaurants compete with each other. This time we would like to introduce a series of restaurants located in the heart of Shinjuku, where you can admire the beautiful night view of city.

When presenting these restaurants with beautiful night view, we will be covering information of special concern to tourists, such as foreign language assistance, type of cuisine and budget.

1. Manhattan Table

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"Manhattan Table" is located on the top floor of the Shinjuku Washington Hotel. This dining hall allows you to have a splendid view of the buildings around the west exit of Shinjuku Station.

This restaurant offers western cuisine, with a selection of main courses, seasonal courses and à la carte menus. In the case of à la carte menus, you can pick for yourself from a wide range of appetizers (boiled or fresh vegetables), pasta, soup, steak, salad and dessert according to how hungry you are.

The average budget for one person is around 5,500 Yen. English language menu is provided and there is also English speaking staff.

2. mu-MU West Shinjuku

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Planning a special night? "mu-MU West Shinjuku" has a dining area that overlooks the many buildings of the metropolis. Seeing the glittering lights of the Tokyo Tower while enjoying your meal would definitely make a memorable evening during your stay in Japan.

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The Japanese version of "You are what you eat" is ishoku dōgen 医食同源, which means literally that food should be a remedy for both the heart and the body. This is the concept behind the washoku 和食 (Japanese cuisine) prepared in this restaurant. You can enjoy here delicious and healthy food, made with organic and macrobiotic ingredients.

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There are English, Chinese and French speaking staff along with an English language menu on hand. Course meals or à la carte menus are available and the budget for one person is around 4,500 yen.

3. SKY GUILD

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"SKY GUILD" is a French restaurant located 200 meters above ground, where you can savor your meals while admiring the fabulous cityscape of West Shinjuku. It also has a lovely bar where you can enjoy drinks as well.

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With his cooking experience in a three-star French restaurant, the chef creates unique dishes with a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. One of the long time sellers here is the "beef cutlet sandwich", which is prepared with a juicy slice of steak meat and has been a favorite of many customers ever since the restaurant opened forty years ago.

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The average price is about 1,000 yen for lunch and 5,500 yen for dinner. During lunch time a salad buffet with no less than nine varieties of salad and a drink bar are also available. This location has a vegetarian menu and is recommended for persons with special dietary needs.

4. Hibiki - Nomura Building Branch in West Shinjuku

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On sunny days, from "Hibiki" you will be able to see Mt. Fuji in the distance while savoring Japanese dishes served here. Otherwise, we warmly recommend you come at dinner time, when you can indulge in Tokyo's glittering night scenery that spreads before your eyes.

At "Hibiki" you can taste a special selection of sake, along with delicious Japanese dishes prepared with seasonal products brought from all over Japan. The average price for lunch is about 1,000 yen, while at dinner it would be around 5,000 yen (plus additional tax fees of about 880 yen). There are very few restaurants offering select Japanese cuisine along with such a magnificent view within this price range.

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Aside from table seats, there are seats at the counter, as well as private room seats and window seats that allow a 180 degrees view of the night scenery. There are also seats with a hori-gotatsu 掘りごたつ (a hole in the floor with a heater installed in it), where you can enjoy your meal while warming your feet in winter. This would be a great opportunity for tourists to experience the warmth of the traditional Japanese hori-gotatsu.

They have menus in English and Chinese (simplified and traditional) along with staff members that can speak English as well.

5. AJITO

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"AJITO" is a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. You will be able to taste dishes made with exclusive ingredients from all over Japan. For instance, the Yakitori grilled chicken on a skewer is prepared with the brand name low-calorie "Abedori" chicken that is raised specifically on a plant based feed. Other dishes include fresh sashimi or Kyushu-style motsunabe もつ鍋 (hot pot stew) with beef, leek, cabbage and a soup made after an original recipe.

The drinks available here include beer, wine, regional sake and shōchu liquor. It will be difficult to pick from such a wide variety.

※Kyushu: The third largest island in the Japanese archipelago. It is located in the south of Japan, encompassing prefectures such as Fukuoka, Oita and Kagoshima.

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AJITO is located on the fiftieth floor and allows an unobstructed view of Tokyo's extravagant city lights. The car lights flowing on the streets between the buildings look just like rivers of light. Chose to spend an unforgettable night in Tokyo while having a drink and enjoying this special panoramic scenery.

Information

Manhattan Table

Address: Shinjuku Washington Hotel 25th Floor
3-2-9 West Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Hours: 17:30-23:00 (Last order at 22:30)
Closed: Open all year.
Wi-Fi: Not Available.
Credit Cards: VISA, Master Card, American Express, UC, DC, Diner's Club, JCB, NC, UFJ
Language: English speaking staff
Menus Available In: English
Station: Shinjuku Station 新宿駅, Tochō-mae Station 都庁前駅 (Ōedo Line 大江戸線)
Access: 8-minute walk from the South Exit of the Shinjuku Station. 5-minute walk from the A3 or A4 Exit of the Tochō-mae Station on the Ōedo Line.
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-03-3344-6109
Official Website: Manhattan Table (Japanese)

mu-MU West Shinjuku

Address: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 49th Floor
2-6-1 West Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Hours: 17:00-23:30 (Last order at 23:00)
Closed: When the building is closed
Wi-Fi: Not Available.
Credit Cards: VISA, Master Card, American Express, JCB
Language: English, Chinese, French speaking staff
Menus Available In: English
Station: Shinjuku Station 新宿駅, Tochō-mae Station 都庁前駅 (Ōedo Line 大江戸線), Nishi Shinjuku Station 西新宿駅 (Marunouchi Line 丸の内千線)
Access: 5-minute walk from the West Exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. 1-minute walk from the Tochō-mae Station on the Ōedo Subway Line. 1-minute walk from the West Shinjuku station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Price Range: Average of 4,500 yen
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-03-5339-6600
Official Website: mu-MU West Shinjuku (Japanese)

SKY GUILD

Address: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 49th Floor
2-6-1 West Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Hours: Lunch -  Monday-Friday 11:30-14:30 (except for holidays), Dinner - Monday-Friday 17:00-23:30, Saturday 17:00-23:00, Sundays and Holidays 17:00-22:30
Closed: End of the year and New Year, February, Forth Sunday of August.
Wi-Fi: Not Available.
Credit Cards: VISA, DC, Diner's Club, American Express, JCB, MUFG
Language: -
Menus Available In: -
Station: Shinjuku Station 新宿駅, Tochō-mae Station 都庁前駅 (Ōedo Line 大江戸線), Nishi Shinjuku Station 西新宿駅 (Marunouchi Line 丸の内千線)
Access: 7-minute walk from the West Exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. 1-minute walk from the Tochō-mae Station on the Ōedo Subway Line. 4-minute walk from the West Shinjuku station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Price Range: Around 5,500 yen (1,080 yen for lunch).
Religion: Menu based on religious beliefs available upon request.
Phone Number: +81-03-3344-6590, +81-050-5797-6484
Official Website: -

Hibiki - Nomura Building Branch, West Shinjuku

Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building 49th Floor
1-26-2 West Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Hours: Weekdays - Lunch: 11:30-14:30, Dinner: 17:00-23:00, Weekend and holidays - Dinner only: 17:00-22:00
Closed: End of the year and New Year.
Wi-Fi: Not Available.
Credit Cards: VISA, DC, Diner's Club, American Express, JCB, NICOS, MUFG
Language: English speaking staff
Menus Available In: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Station: Shinjuku Station 新宿駅, Tochō-mae Station 都庁前駅 (Ōedo Line 大江戸線), Nishi Shinjuku Station 西新宿駅 (Marunouchi Line 丸の内千線)
Access: 7-minute walk from the West Exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. 1-minute walk from the Tochō-mae Station on the Ōedo Subway Line. 4-minute walk from the West Shinjuku station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Price Range: around 5,000 yen (1,080 yen for lunch).
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-050-5788-0223, +81-0120-62-5080
Official Website: Hibiki West Shinjuku Nomura Building Branch (Japanese)

AJITO Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Branch

Address: 2-6-1 West Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo 50th Floor
Hours: Weekdays - Dinner: 17:00-23:00 (Last order: 22:30)
Monday to Saturday - Lunch: 11:30-14:00 (Last order: 13:30)
Saturday: 14:30-23:00 (Last order: 22:30)
Sunday and holidays: 14:00-23:00
Closed: Open all year
Wi-Fi: Not Available.
Credit Cards: VISA, Master Card
Language: -
Menus Available In: English and Simplified Chinese
Station: Shinjuku Station 新宿駅(JR Yamanote Line, JR Chūō-line, JR Sōbu Line, JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Toei Subway Shinjuku Line, Toei Subway Oedo Line, Keiō Line and Odakyū Line)
Access: 7-minute walk from the West Exit of the JR Shinjuku Station. 1-minute walk from the Tochō-mae Station on the Ōedo Subway Line. 4-minute walk from the West Shinjuku station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
Price Range: around 3,500 yen (800 yen for lunch).
Religion: -
Phone Number: +81-03-5909-2332
Official Website: AJITO (Japanese)

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