If you have never had exceptional shoyu based ramen that goes right into your throat, you must try Manrai's ramen because that is the most prominent of its kind around Shinjuku area among the locals. The standard ramen (950 yen) is a full of tasty chashu pork, bamboo shootings, and fresh green vegetables on top of the chicken bone based shoyu ramen. The noodles in Manrai are medium thin al dente prepared just the way we want them to be.
TAMAGORO - This ramen shop is, indeed, very difficult to find if you did not have a detailed map in your hand, but it has an excellent taste. It might be a good place to go since there isn't a queue you need to wait in.
A tomato ramen is a chicken bone based broth that consists three whole fresh organic tomatoes, grated cheese, vinegar, delicious chicken chashu, and some Japanese mustard spinach on top of the tasty tomato colored soup. The soup looks and tastes more like an Italian potage which makes the typical image of the oily ramen more stylish and healthy.
Tenkichiya has one of the most exciting tempura bowls in Shinjuku. The four big fresh shrimps on top of the tasty rice accompanied with eggplant, squid, kidney beans, eggs, and seaweed that are all sticking out from the big bowl looks splendid as if you are watching a bunch of unique ones trying to express themselves for the best. You would also love the crispy texture of the tempura that are all extremely tasty with the secret sauce which perfectly match with the white rice hiding…
Fu-Unji in Shinjuku is best known for its heavy chicken based tsukemen. When you are here, you must order their Tokusei Tsukemen (950 Yen). The thick delicious soup that contains ingredients from the sea, which adds a pleasant flavor to its chicken based, goes perfectly well with the medium thin noodles with an outstanding chewy texture. On top of the thick soup you will find slices of bamboo shooting and delicious chashu pork that are neatly prepared right next to the tasty egg called…
The tonkatsu in Suzuya is very thick, tender, and juicy. The sauce is home made which makes those fried pork cutlets taste super delicious. But when you are in Suzuya, there is one peculiar menu called Tonkatsu Chazuke, so called Toncha, you may want to try. It is the fried pork cutlets on top of chazuke (boiled rice with tea) which is something you do not see anywhere else in Japan.
KOBIKICHO TENKUNI opened its door in Meiji times serving best Kakiage Tempura (a mixture of vegetables and other ingredients fried in batter) for 120 years. It is no exaggeration to say that TENKUNI has elevated its beautifully served Kakiage to almost an art form. If you are looking for the masterpiece of Kakiage, you will not regret trying this restaurant. The restaurant is located in Shinjuku Takashimaya 14F.
If you are looking for the real tempura with outstanding crispy battered coating that makes the local gourmet patrons completely speechless, go ahead and take the good 8 minute walk to visit Tenhide. The delicious tempura brought directly from the Tsukiji fish market beautifully prepared on a dish has a stunning impression that amazes customers with every aspect.
Funabashiya is also one of the most well known Tempura restaurants in Japan. Found even before Tsunahachi for over 100 years, you will know why and how it has survived the competition against Tsunahachi, just a few steps from it.
Have you ever heard of "kushi tempura" before? The skewered and deep fried mixed in one? Neither did we. Tempura and kushi are both traditional fried cuisines in Japan and the only major difference between the "tempura" (deep fried) and the "kushi" (skewered) is that they are using different battered coating.
Torihana may be the best place to have the exceptional yakitori in Shinjuku that are prepared by the most sophisticated chef who is well known by the gourmet patrons around Shinjuku as a master of grilling chicken meat.
Himawari Sushi is one of the famous conveyor belt sushi restaurants that serves outstanding sushi around Shinjuku station. The sushi toppings are fresh enough to make you satisfied especially in a very reasonable price, ranging from 150 yen to 200 yen a dish.
Best Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo Numazukou - Best sushi restaurants in Shinjuku Restaurant: 沼津港 (Numazukou) Address: MY Shinjuku building B2F 1-10-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-5321-6008 Nearest Station: 1 minute on foot from JR Shinjuku Station South entrance. Another direction from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Open Hour: 11:00～22:30 Close: -- Price: 2,000-2,999Yen Menu: English Menu Available The No 1 ranking Kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) in Shinjuku.