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The Best Restaurants in Shinjuku, Tokyo

You'll find an abundance of restaurants serving up delicious food in Shinjuku
You'll find an abundance of restaurants serving up delicious food in Shinjuku | © Lucas Vallecillos / Alamy Stock Photo
Glittering Shinjuku is an overload on the senses, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to tasting delicious food. From Michelin-starred cooking to a dinner theatre with robots, here are the top restaurants in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Robot Restaurant

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant is pure electrifying fun. This energetic dinner theatre is much more about the experience than the food, featuring laser and light shows, fighting robots and actors in outrageous costumes. You can find Robot Restaurant in Kabukicho, the largest entertainment district in Shinjuku Ward.
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Menya Musashi

Restaurant, Ramen, $$$
Menya Musashi, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Miyamoto Musashi is the official mascot of Menya Musashi | © Jonathan Lin / Flickr
Menya Musashi is a highly rated ramen restaurant close to Shinjuku Station. Named after legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi (who has now become the venue’s unofficial mascot), the portions here are hearty and generous – perfect for all would-be warriors out there. Place your order at the machine by the door, then sit down and savour the goodness.
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New York Grill

Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, $$$
Try the delicious ice cream at New York Grill | © Joshua Rappeneker / Flickr
New York Grill in Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt Hotel is famous for having a scene from Hollywood’s Lost in Translation shot there. Celebrity affiliations aside, this high-end bar and grill makes some of the best steaks in Tokyo. The deserts are also top-notch.
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Stylish, Modern, Fine Dining
Mon - Sun:
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kagurazako Kado

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
This former traditional home has been converted into a cosy Japanese restaurant, right in the heart of the historic Kagurazaka district. Both bar-style and Japanese-style seating on a tatami (straw mat) is available, helping transport you back in time.
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These recommendations were updated on July 4, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.