In an area as lively as Shinjuku, it is often difficult to decide where to eat, as anywhere you look there are a slew of restaurants to choose from. These are only a handful of Shinjuku’s best.
Conveyor belt sushi establishments are the norm around Shinjuku, which can often be the primary choice as the food is tasteful and inexpensive. In contrast, Kyubey offers traditional Japanese cuisine in a cozy setting, as patrons dine at the bar with full view of the sushi chef crafting their meals. Located on the seventh floor of the Keio Plaza Hotel, Kyubey offers a high end sushi experience for diners.
- Name: Kyubey
- Address: 2-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9:30PM daily
- Website: http://www.kyubey.jp/en/en_shoplist_keiou
Often regarded as the number one conveyor belt sushi restaurant in the Shinjuku area, Numazukou perfectly balances the price point and freshness of their food. Conveniently located just a minute by foot from the JR Shinjuku station, there is often a queue for Numazukou, but for good reason.
- Name: Numazukou
- Address: B2 Flr. MY Shinjuku Bldg., 1-10-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 11AM–10:30PM daily
What sets Ganosozushi apart from the rest of Shinjuku’s conveyor belt sushi establishments is the dedication of obtaining fresh ingredients at the infamous Tsukiji market daily. Dedicated sushi chefs handcraft your food with fresh fish and passion.
- Name: Ganosozushi
- Address: 1-15-5 Nishi Shinjuku, Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 11AM-11Pm daily
High above the city on the 50th floor of the Sumitomo building lies Asahizushi, a restaurant dishing up some traditional sushi and Edo-style sashimi plates. Reserve a spot by the windows and you will be enjoying your food with an amazing view of Tokyo.
- Name: Asahizushi
- Address: Level 50 Sumitomo Building Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 1130AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM
5. Tsugu Sushimasa
Tsugu Sushimasa emphasizes that tasteful sushi is defined by the rice used to craft the food instead of the fish. Both owned and operated by Chef Shogo Sugaya belonging to the third generation of sushi chefs in his family, this establishment serves sushi using akazu, a red vinegar derived from sake instead of shirozu, which is the regular rice vinegar. Akazu was the vinegar used to create sushi throughout the Edo era.
- Name: Tsugu Sushimasa
- Address: 8 Arakicho, Shinjuku Tokyo
- Opening hour: Closed Saturdays, 6PM-2AM Sundays-Fridays
6. Yarou Sushi Honten
Situated in the Kabukicho neighbourhood of Shinjuku, it is right among the nightlife and action scene of the city. This is the perfect spot for an inexpensive set meal and wonderfully fresh sushi after a night out, for Yarou Sushi Honten is open almost 24 hours of the day.
- Name: Yarou Sushi Honten
- Address: Tokyo Rio Building 1F, 2-10-4, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
- Opening Hours: 11AM-6AM, Sundays and 11AM-7AM Mondays-Saturdays
7. Kizunasushi Shinjuku Kabukichoten
This conveyor belt sushi joint in Shinjuku has been featured on several television shows for its exceptional quality and friendly prices. Offering an all-you-can-eat option, the prices remain reasonable at 3150 yen for women, and 3900 yen for men.
- Name: Kizunasushi Shinjuku Kabukichoten
- Address: First Mon Ami Building B1, 1F, 1-18-8, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
8. Uogashi Nihon Ichi
Uogashi Nihon Ichi brings fast food sushi to a whole new level. With absolutely no seats in the house, this establishment is a standing sushi bar for a fast and convenient concept. Enjoy your sushi with a nice hot cup of tea.
- Name: Uogashi Nihon Ichi
- Address: 1-12 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM, Mondays to Fridays
11AM-10PM, Saturdays and Sundays
9. Miyako Sushi
This intimate sushi bar offers only 14 seats, and patrons watch as chefs carefully prepare their meals with seasonal fresh fish. Passion, dedication, and fine craftsmanship define Miyako Sushi. Dine here for a cozy, warm, and exceptional experience.
- Name: Miyako Sushi
- Address: Level 3 of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo
- Opening Hours: 1130AM-230PM, 530PM-930PM
- Website: http://tokyo.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/Miyako.html
10. Sushi Sho
Run by Chef Keiji Nakazawa who is said to have turned down a Michelin Star, this restaurant is often fully reserved and appears regularly on any foodie’s top sushi list. Exceptionally hand crafted with the finest ingredients, Sushi Sho does not disappoint.
- Name: Sushi Sho
- Address: 〒160-0004 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yotsuya, 1−11
- Opening hour: Closed Sundays, Mondays- Saturdays 1130AM-130PM, 6PM-1030PM
You’ll often find yourself lost in the maze of Shinjuku’s bright neon lights and lively streets. But wherever you end up in the district, there will be good food.
Have a good trip and travel!