Translated by Briony Dunbar
Six Famous Japanese Restaurants You’ll Want To Visit In Shinjuku
Written by yosuke sakurai
Here's a selection of restaurants where you can enjoy the kind of food that comes to mind when you think of Japan. What's more they all have foreign language menus!
Washoku (和食, Japanese cuisine) is famous for being registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. There are various ingredients and preparation and cooking methods unique to Japan: sashimi (刺身) which is fresh fish cut and served; tempura (天ぷら) which is fried battered vegetables, fish, and so on; soba (蕎麦) which is a type of Japanese noodle mainly consisting of buckwheat seed, etc.
If you’ve come to Japan, you should try out the local cuisine - washoku!
This article will discuss Japanese restaurants that are accessible to travelers too, in the popular tourist destination of Shinjuku.
1. Kizuna Sushi Nishi-Shinjuku Store
Kizuna Sushi (きずなすし) is where you can eat sushi - the most famous item on Japanese food menus.
The Nishi-Shinjuku store is located about a three minute walk from the west exit of Shinjuku Station. Luckily, since it is open 24 hours you can enjoy sushi whenever you want. In addition, there is an all-you-can-eat menu, with 80 kinds of sushi and 20 kinds of dishes, amounting to a total of 100 kinds of food. You can utterly fill your stomach for 3,980 yen for men and 3,480 yen for women (two hour course).
In addition to traditional Japanese sushi they have a wide variety of other types, including sushi platters filled to the brim with sushi such as the much-loved California roll. Menus not only have photos but also English and Chinese, so you’ll be okay even if you cannot read or speak Japanese.