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Canal Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian, , Cafe
1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3260-8068
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Bar, Cafe, French
€€ - €€€
1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a lovely place to visit especially during Springtime, where Sakura can be seen along the side of the river bank. There is a train that passes by, which makes this place very scenic. The food was fabulous, we had pasta and pizza. They...More

Thank Leong S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent service from arrival to departure. Do not miss a meal by the river.To enjoy a coffee an ice cream or a meal is an ideal place. There are a lot of table and different places.

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

If you want to go to a restaurant for the settings, go to the Canal Cafe. Is an Italian restaurant with a basic Italian Menu, if you understand Japanese. The rest or practically everything is written in Japanese! The Pizzas, which by the way It...More

1  Thank GioryNiezen
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I only came here for desert, which was good. The main attraction for me was the setting. Which suggest peace and calm bang in the heart of the city. Expect BIG queues, and allocate at least an extra hour to get in.

Thank danipreda
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Suitable location for a short stop during sightseeing. Nice quiet place to relax and enjoy nice view. I was visiting in December. I presume view must be perfect in cherry blossom season. Cafe is offering decent and tasty Italian themed food. (Expression Italian style would...More

Thank MarvinSLO
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Canal cafe has been going strong for nearly 15 years. It started as a rowboat hire stand by the outer moat of the Palace. Years of renovations later, it is now a moat-side bar, outdoor cafe and surprisingly good indoor Italian restaurant. I took 9...More

1  Thank Veronica T
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely place for couples and friends. This place is used for wedding parties and it's a easy to access locations

Thank Chic-backpacker
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Fancy quiet restaurant by the water have seats either inside or in decks area. Worth visiting both in the afternoon or evening time. Perfect for visiting during cherry blossom in Japan, all the trees by the river turn pink which make view even more gorgeous....More

Thank anned0201
Reviewed 24 August 2016

You can order anything from the restaurant and you won't go wrong with them. You can also take any table and the view will equally beautiful. The ambiance is perfect for everything; whether if you're relaxing with friends & family, working on something at a...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Café has a regular restaurant. They serve lovely Italian themed food, have a bread and soup buffet at lunch, and nice views of the outer moat that used to circle the Imperial Palace here in Tokyo. It's not cheap but not too pricy for...More

1  Thank RTW250
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around
the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in
Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a
photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old
Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this
day, and there are long-standing restaurants with
geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Neighbourhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3260-8068
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