Omoide Yokocho

Restaurant 1 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023 Japan Published on: 05-04-2016

05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurant
Family
Food
Restaurant
5.00 - 15.00 USD

Omoide Yokocho is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Omoide Yokocho is a ramshackle collection of tiny bars and eateries that can be found on the west side of Shinjuku Station, crammed between the railway tracks and the Ome Kaid

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Why Omoide Yokocho is special ?

There are over 60 small restaurants/ bars and most serve yakitori either using gas burners or the traditional coal burner grills. Most of the restaurants do not have English menus and most of the owners do not speak Japanese though it's easy to point out what you are wanting to order. During the year and especially at winter time you will find the restaurants serving oden, which is a soup like broth which is used to cook a variety of vegetables and fish. This is easy to choose what you want as the food is simmering away and you point to what you want and this is topped up with the soup.


Kushiyaki means anything that is skewered and grilled. And you can find that no less than at Omoide Yokocho, also known as Piss Alley and Yakitori Lane. If you like eating grilled mushrooms, grilled chicken, grilled pork, grilled blood and just about anything that’s grilled – albeit, horomunyaki, Omoide Yokocho is the place for you to grab some along with a shot of sake.


Source: http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com

How to get to Omoide Yokocho?

Omodie Yokocho is located right next to the train tracks on the western side of Shinjuku Train Station. If you are on the eastern side at the large square out to of the front of the Lumine Est Department Store you can walk under the pedestrian underpass under the railway lines and this opens up right at the entrance of Omoide Yokocho.

Source: http://www.japan-tourist-guide.com

Selling points

  • Another face of Tokyo
  • Short alley with restaurants
  • Great experience, delicious food!
  • Interesting experiences
  • Amazing food and great cultural experience

Facilities

  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
28 places

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1 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023 Japan

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Tips for you

  • You'll find everything from yakitori joints to cafés and soba eateries lined up
    Things to do
  • This is a great hidden alleyway of food stalls.
    Food
  • Food is good and cheap and you can see the real japanese dinner life.
    Experience
  • The atmosphere is awesome and not boring like most of the restaurant we eat at these days
    Environment
  • You should bring along an umbrella in case it rains.
    What to bring
  • If you decide to go, go EARLY as many eateries will be full by 630pm for dinner and and part of the fun is to sit right in front of the cook and charcoal; you won't get the same authentic experience if you sit upstairs on the 2nd floor.
    Timming
  • Located just down from Shinjuku Train station. take the Western exit, turn right and walk down that main road about 150 meters and you will find Omoide Yokocho.
    Location

Reviews

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I vaguely remember this sort of place in Shinjuku from my very early childhood - tiniest yakitori shops filled with smoke and smell. It used to be primarily for men to go after work. Now the place is recreated as it was, and men, women, locals and tourists go for lots of yakitori and drinks. I went with two more women, walked up steep, narrow stairs to the second floor. From its window came in smokes of yakitori from nearby shops. If you can't make the stairs, you can eat downstairs, if you're lucky enough to find seats. It's a fun place and food is down to earth and good! Visited February 2016

TripAdvisor View more

I vaguely remember this sort of place in Shinjuku from my very early childhood - tiniest yakitori shops filled with smoke and smell. It used to be primarily for men to go after work. Now the place is recreated as it was, and men, women, locals and tourists go for lots of yakitori and drinks. I went with two more women, walked up steep, narrow stairs to the second floor. From its window came in smokes of yakitori from nearby shops. If you can't make the stairs, you can eat downstairs, if you're lucky enough to find seats. It's a fun place and food is down to earth and good! Visited February 2016

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