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Omoide Yokocho

Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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“skewers” (30 reviews)
“yakitori” (114 reviews)
“english menu” (15 reviews)
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a lot of time planning into our trip to Tokyo and one of the areas I most wanted to see was Omoide Yokocho. It is one of those "when I think of Japan" type of places... alleyways jammed with restaurants selling yakitori... sort...More

Thank Brichford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at Shinjuku just next to the Uniglo Bldg. Venture down the narrow alleys. We tried the vegetable tempura ramen stall located at the heart / crossroads of the alley. It was excellent comfort food for a cold wet summer evening. We tried a yakitori...More

Thank vinz20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to meet up with an ex-pat on our first night in Tokyo and we ended up here sampling the "street food". The area is basically two alleys packed with food stalls/shops and its worth visiting just to experience the ambience. A hive...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about Memory Lane as it is known locally but it took a bit of finding. We eventually found it even though it was right under our noses you still had to look hard, but it was worth it and we had some...More

Thank Matthew23751
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked in the Shinjuku area and heard from our concierge that the best Yakitori was in Omoide Yokocho. We like street food and consider ourselves adventurous so we headed over there. Be ready for a cornucopia of sights and scent as smoke wafting...More

1  Thank Triathlete07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It will be hard to find this place, but if you follow a map or directions from staff in the train station, you'll get there. It's a short alley full of amazing smells and drinks. Definitely stop in and grab some Yakitori at one of...More

Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Took my wife--bad move--part of my poor rating. I got the WTF are we doing here look and did not stop. Also known as "piss alley", my 10-minute take is this is mostly for guys (there were a few gals) who drink themselves silly and...More

2  Thank TexasTraveler62
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Good experience. Took the 3 year old in small fold up pram and could access most of it. You can spend as little as 20 minutes here to get a quick bite and check it out.

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

All the eateries are very small and can only fit about 5 -10 people at most so just sit down wherever there are free seats and order by pointing if you don't speak Japanese. Very interesting place and the food is great

Thank Clayton W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Worth visiting - - a warren of small restaurants along the east side of the JR Train Tracks - - look for the green signage on either end of this about two short block long strip of places to eat and drink.

Thank paso57
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
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Hello MariieTips, We will be visiting Tokyo very soon, can you tell us more how to find this wonderful small yakatori restaurant that you wrote about, and do you have a name for the restaurant ? your reply is very appreciative.
28 October 2016|
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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property |
There is a whole row of these places. Hard to differentiate. They have prices and photo menus outside.
So, do the owners or cooks of these so called yakitori restaurant "booths" welcome you in and asks you to take a seat or you just casually walk up and sit yourself down? I'd like to know prior to visiting this place before I embarrass myself.
13 October 2015|
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Response from Babykungfupanda | Reviewed this property |
We stood outside a few stalls and waited to be welcomed in. Some places prefer locals and don't speak English so they won't welcome you in. The ones with an English menu will. Just stand outside and see if they ignore you or... More