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Shinjukukappo Nakajima

3 32-5 Shinjuku | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3356-4534
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“sardines” (40 reviews)
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3 32-5 Shinjuku | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually my first experience in any Michelin starred restaurant. The restaurant is in a basement in the back alley. With Google Map we were able to find it with ease. Also there is undoubtedly a line so that makes it even easier. We...More

Thank Denly K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nakajima is well known for sardines. I ordered deep-fried sardines. It was good but I was not impressed with the lunch menu.

Thank Kyren-tan
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went there at 12:15pm and there was already a queue along the stairs. We only waited for 15 minutes which I think is reasonable. The staff was friendly. We ordered fried sardine and the sardine in egg casserole. Both are delicious! And with the...More

1  Thank Yue Ching C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant specializes in sardines only.. We lined up half an hour before the restaurant opens and was first in line, within 15mins, the queue grew a fair bit, but not to worry as this is a fairly fast turnover eatery.. set lunch...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went at 11.40am and the first group of diners had already taken the seats so had to wait for about 30 minutes before we were ushered into a small dining room with two other diners on the same table. Like us most people in the...More

Thank Rahul K
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Because of the Michelin star the rating is harsher. The lunch I had here was no better than some aji set lunches I had in Hakone or Tokyo. Still trying to figure out this Michelin guide ratings. There has been some hits and misses but...More

Thank skankymonk
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food is right, but not phenomenal. Very simple and well prepared meal. Staff not much friendly, hasty and abrupt. Should be more kind to the foreigners.

Thank SettembreNero
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Japan is famous for speciality food. Nakajima is popular michellin 1 star japanese specilising in serving everything sardines. A popukar among locals and tourists, expect to wait in line at least 15 mins. Small restaurant with probably only 25 seating. 4 people cost around ¥3500....More

Thank jokochen
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I think that visiting one of Tokyo's ultra-cheap Michelin-starred restaurants is a must-do, I chose this one because it was near my hotel. I arrived at 11:15 and was one of the first people in line, but many people arrived soon after I did, and...More

Thank empress_cherry
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place specializes in sardines - sashimi, baked, prepared several different ways. You can have lunch for about $10US. I arrived about an hour before they opened at 11:30a and was the first in line as workers brought in fresh fish. It's downstairs and the...More

Thank jaw63102
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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how far walking from keio hotel to this restaurant?
6 April 2016|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
I would presume no longer than 10 minutes of brisk walking from your hotel. From the South exit of Shinjuku station, just continue walking towards the left hand side (towards Shinjuku Gyoen) and you will pass by rows of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 32-5 Shinjuku | B1F, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3356-4534
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