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Omoide Yokocho

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Address: Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
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US$74.70*
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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour
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US$53.05*
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Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour
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Kagurazaka Walking Tour

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Great yakitori!!!

I visited a restuarant in Omodie Yokocho in Nov 2016. I went to one that said they have English menus in front. After I sat down, the server promptly brought some free appetizers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gary C
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited a restuarant in Omodie Yokocho in Nov 2016. I went to one that said they have English menus in front. After I sat down, the server promptly brought some free appetizers but took it away after I asked for the English menu! I couldn't speak Japanese to tell him to leave the appetizers. Nevertheless, the food was really... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An alley of small, open, skewer serving restaurants that is really photogenic. Basically we only ended up eating here because I wanted to take photos and it's so cramped it felt quite rude to take photos without actually sitting down somewhere and buying something. The meal we had was pretty good and it was a surprisingly good friendly experience. There... More 

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Petaling Jaya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first stop after arriving in Tokyo and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food in one of the random izakaya that I dined in as I had the impression that this place was a tourist trap. Some of the restaurants impose cover charges and also limit the amount of time you can spend there so do ask before... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to explore if you want to stock up on meat skewers on the grill, with the elbows of the other patrons practically in your food. Typical Japanese, but it's known by many tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bumped into this place by accident. A narrow alley with numerous eateries of 100% japanese food served in non pretentious way.The stalls are individually furnished with high stools arranged around a counter top where your food would be served. At times you have to stand in a long queue for your turn. We tried the tempura ramen. Served in a... More 

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Thank Chan P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked down all the small streets to smell the amazing cooking of food. Will definitely be back to try some more. You definitely have to find this in shinjuku.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only reason this isn't 5 stars is because we tried to go into an izakaya with vacant seats and the chef refused us citing that they were "too busy." This was obviously a lie, since they had two open seats; the guy was probably just not in the mood to serve two more foreigners. Whatever. Come here for a few... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Known as "Piss Alley", this yakitori heaven is worth stopping by for some food and beer. The also loved the ambiance and some friendly chats with locals.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This short street is a short distance, roughly a block, north of Shinjuku Station. It is quite colorful but not a must see. It seems quite real.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really enjoyed the time I spent walking around this area. I loved how small the streets and restaurants area. We walked around and found a place where the owners and other guests were inviting. The food was good and the atmosphere is so unique and fun. Definitely worth visiting when you are in Tokyo.

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Shinjuku
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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