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“Amazing meal - do it!!”
Review of Zauo Shinjuku

Zauo Shinjuku
Ranked #35 of 1,820 Restaurants in Nishishinjuku
Price range: US$27 - US$44
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Shinjuku / Nakano / Suginami
Description: 『 Let's enjoy fishing 』 Fished by yourself is an exceptional taste. Still eat fish fishermen landed on the ship! It is a restaurant you can experience such presence! If you catch the fish yourself, it's cheaper!? We can fish for our own fish and eat it fresh at a discount price. We hope you will use this system to enjoy fishing and eating fresh, flavorful fish!
Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

This meal really is incredible.
Make sure you request a boat seat, to get the best experience. You can fish from your seat, which is great, and then the food is prepared straight away as part of a lovely set menu with sushi, tempura and sides.

The sea bream was absolutely amazing, freshly tempura’d for us, it just does not get any better than that. - you can request 50/50 style of prep for the fish. We had the other half done sushi style, but given that we’d already head sushi. I think it would have been better to have the 2nd half of the fish grilled.

The sea bream and flounder are a much better challenge to catch, so I’d recommend going for them over the mackerel - much tastier and bigger too! So don’t worry about the price.

Do it!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank julianf610
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

Another unusual themed restaurant that is only found in Japan. At this restaurant you literally fish for your own supper!
Once a fish is caught the waiter will ask you how you could like it cooked. And a short moment later, the dish is delivered to your table.
This is proper fresh food, nothing is frozen here. Advanced booking is recommended.
The atmosphere is lively and noisy.

Date of visit: April 2019
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2  Thank goldeneye2
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Reviewed 6 April 2019

Fish don't get any fresher than this! Catch your own, and they are quickly cleaned, cooked, and delivered to your table. Our side dishes were excellent too, especially the octopus salad

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lindaqvx195
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Reviewed 17 February 2019

We hadn't made a booking, but were able to be seated anyway. In a small room off to the side so couldn't see any of the action, and were told we had a time limit to eat - which was fine but nothing else said to us.
We decided to fish for our own, which was ok....but probably more fun for those who have never actually been fishing. This was like pulling out the yellow ducks at a carnival side show. After looking into the water and checking out the other 'baskets' later on, there were enough unhealthy looking fish to make me question our dinner choice.
Be aware - there is a no throwback policy. once you catch something you must pay for it, so be selective of where you put your rod.
We opted to have the fish cooked in two styles, which came out at least 30 mins apart from each other. Food was just ok. Nothing to note about.
There were 'charges' to cover the pre dinner entree bowl and fishing rods.
By the end, for some(very average food, we paid for the most expensive meal we had had in 2 weeks in Japan, and left so hungry I stopped for food on the way home.
Don't bother.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Sally M
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Fishing is fun, food is good and the atmosphere is charged. Great place to go with friends or kids, especially when you can sit on the boat.

Just watch out, while it says fishingrods are free and you only pay for the bait (which we didnt use at all) they still added 3 X 100Y + tax to our bill and we had to push back to get it removed - not a lot of money considering how much you pay for food there but leaving a bad aftertaste nevertheless.

Date of visit: February 2019
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1  Thank JonasTokyo
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