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Shinjuku Japanese Restaurant

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7 Alexandra Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 0064
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always love going to this restaurant because of the excellent food. However on busy nights it is important to realise that the service slows right down as I think there is only one person doing all the food preparation. I wish also that the waiters were more perceptive and not so preoccupied with cleaning the tables. Waiters should have... More 

Thank Tealovers-unanimous
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our favourite Japanese eatery in hamilton, always great service, always tasty & fresh. Good value for casual dining. We will be back!

Thank NatMac_12
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Was craving Japanese and found this gem online. I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki set and the Chicken Karaage set. Wife enjoyed the teriyaki and me and the 4year old devoured the Karaage chicken. Found my new favourite place to go whilst in Hamilton. Only downfall is the parking. Good luck trying to find parking in Hamilton city centre.

Thank Sam F
Hamilton, New Zealand
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

After our favourite Japanese stopped opening for dinner we sought out a new one and tried Shinjuku. Based in Alexandra Street (near Hood Street) parking would normally be a nightmare but this was early on a Monday night so we managed to grab a park ok. Were seated quickly and given water and a menu but waited a bit longer... More 

Thank Shayne M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you like a slow dining experience then Shinjuku is up your alley. The food was good, but I had hoped for a broader sushi selection. It took 15 min to get seated in a half full restaurant. Tables were left uncleared until after close. Drinks came quickly once we'd finally ordered. Food just took forever to arrive. Overall the... More 

Thank Patrick K
Wellington, New Zealand
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148 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

For a good Japanese food experience in Hamilton, head to Shinjuku. It's an unpretentious place but the food is authentic, the service friendly and efficient, and the prices reasonable. It's not high-falutin' dining, but genuine food for an enjoyable and no-fuss meal. Recommended.

Thank apteryx055
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I go here every time when I stay in town to get some Sushi and Sashimi. It is so much better to be freshly prepared by a real Japanese Sushi expert. You taste the difference immediately. They also have a wide range of cooked Japanese food. Interieur may need an upgrade in future. But food is excellent

Thank KiwiOL
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Food was AWESOME. Tasted great. Lunch and dinner boxes are so yummy. I love the Edmame beans with salt as an appetiser. Recommended. 1 street parallel to the main street.

Thank wenzzz2016
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We've been a number of times, we almost always end up ordering the same thing. The menu seems to have stayed the same all this time. Food quality is pretty good, prolly the only thing that i wasn't impressed with was the deep fried oysters. Other than that, the sashimi, sushi are usually good. Price is a little on the... More 

Thank carllin87
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Great tasting food and at a great price. Have never dined in . Looked a bit dated inside but the staff were very friendly and helpful

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Alexandra Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 0064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?