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Menya Kaijin

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$$ - $$$
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2F, 3-35-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3356-5658
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this review really to post the photos at street level to help people find this place. Look for the red building with the claw machines next door and then the staircase. It took me a while to find this place so this review could use a street level photo. When you get a bit sick of the pork... More 

3 Thank 88_elwood_88
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

we came across this restaurant from the Halal Apps. It was a bit tricky to find the restaurant since there's no signboard in English. A local guy help to show us the way, it's on the 2nd floor opposite to the Southeast exit of Shinjuku station (take note of the fish picture on the sign) . We were lucky there... More 

Thank sueraya
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Recommended this place by a few people. Some difficulty finding it - up a set of stairs (the name of the restaurant is written on the steps), but well worth it. Quite a busy place with locals - always a good sign. Whilst still in the queue, we were handed a menu to improve the efficiency of the service. We... More 

Thank Azhar M
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

this ramen is a bit unique as it used seafood as the based of the soup. although it is located in the middle of shinjuku crowd, you barely can see the place as there is no signage in english. so once the map says you are there you must see carefully the sign placed in the stairs.

Thank Nadya W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's close to shinjuku station go to southeast exit just go straight the restaurant is in 2nd floor, you can see the sign by the picture of fish. The ramen made by seafood broth. I recommended it for moslem traveler.

Thank Mila_milli21
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

After a short walk from Shinjuku station that was followed by a narrow staircase up, a gem was uncovered. Menya Kaijin is an unassuming eatery that serves simple yet delicious ramen. English menus were readily available as well as instructions on how to "cook" the "burnt sticky rice". To put it simply, a delicious and satisfying portion that is easy... More 

2 Thank kohzhanhao
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Good for travellers on a budget. Generous portion of ramen to satisfy hunger! Broth that accompanied ramen was fresh and delicious.

Thank RuffRuss
Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Very good noodle shop with light broth. You get two options, non-spicy or spicy. Both are great. Eggs and seaweed can be added for extra. There was a short line, we waited about 7 minutes.

Thank jyping
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

With 2 toddlers in tow, the wait on the stairs was a bit tricky especially when u have to give way to customers who are leaving (going downstairs). But once you get to your piping hot bowl of noodles, you 'll see why it's worth the wait. We ordered prawn balls and seaweed topping. We adults had the spicy one... More 

Thank syik
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

There's a short wait on the stairs, which we've come to expect for a good cheap restaurant in shinjuku. Order taken while you wait-just ask for an English menu. You can ask for it without the chicken ball if you don't eat meat. The servings are generous and it's very tasty. A good experience!

Thank alexblinks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2F, 3-35-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3356-5658

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinjuku

Neighbourhood Profile
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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