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Omoide Yokocho

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Address: Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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A good place to chill after a whole day of strolling in Tokyo. The yakitori going with the very cold kirin beer is something to remember about. Definitely will do this again when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good place to chill after a whole day of strolling in Tokyo. The yakitori going with the very cold kirin beer is something to remember about. Definitely will do this again when I get the chance.

Thank Onad C
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just pick a restaurant and cross your fingers. Nowhere seats more than about 10 people, and it's all local food. We plumped for noodles, which was a success. It's no good recommending any particular restaurant as you wouldn't find it. Nothing is in English, so good luck and enjoy. There are two adjacent streets, some have a cover charge

Thank Sue K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read a lot of information and TA reviews about this yakitori street. Most places impose a cover charge of ¥300 -¥400 per customer. Some requires that each customer must order at least 1 drink and 1 dish. These shops are extremely small and congested ,some with seating upstairs via very narrow and steep staircase. The skewers are average in quality... More 

Thank CKY281
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely spot not written in most of the guide books we have. We spot this place after visiting famous Tajimaya coffee as the alley is located next to the coffee shopฺ Well worth a visit and keep your stomach empty before you goฺ

Thank thaifun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to eat with the locals. Where else you can get a bowl of ramen for JPY400? The eateries are all no reservations. Hardly can find a seat between 7pm to 10pm.

Thank Erwin E
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must when in Tokyo. Lots of small restaurants with grills and all kind of food and yakitori. It was slightly intimidating to actually pick a place to eat as they are all small and busy. We finally settled on one. While I do think it was a bit overpriced it was definitely worth the experience.

Thank Stephenie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has gentrified somewhat after the fire a few years ago. It's a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Old Tokyo and to enjoy a quick beer and yakitori.

Thank Ayaka S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Yakitori street in Shinjuku. The best way to locate is to take JR, take the East exit and the lane is just right beside Uniqlo. Very squeezy and most restaurants can seat less than 10 people. Great experience, understand from some that you can find very bizarre food there but of course we eat the normal stuff! The are very... More 

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love this place. This is where most locals spend their time after work. Most of the restaurants are small if you are a little bit claustrophobic it might not be good for you. We ate in one of the restaurants there having our own table. Most of the restaurants there have an extra fee on top of the bill.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Omoide Yokocho is an unique area which is formed by few alleys. In these narrow and crowded alleys, small tiny restaurants, mostly Yakitori place, are gathered. Japanese businessmen often come here after work for a bite to eat and beer. It is so crowded and restaurants tend to be full so quickly. It is a popular place for locals and... More 

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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 cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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