Top 10 Restaurants In Kagurazaka, Tokyo - Updated 2022

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Tokyo city offers visitors a gastronomical experience with their use of fresh ingredients and skills refined by centuries-old techniques. Their famed cuisine, which incorporates much local produce, often without much preservatives, shows their dedication to serving only the best to diners and their respect for each ingredient. Start your gastronomic adventure in the Kagurazaka neighborhood, once the main hubs for geisha, with teahouses and numerous shopping and dining options. We pick the top restaurants that are not to be missed in your food exploration journey, from Omakase to dessert that will leave your stomach yearning for more even after you are done! Check out the top restaurants in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, below.

1. Kagurazaka Sushi Rin

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Kenzo Estate on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Located just five minutes from Exit B3 of Iidabashi Station on the Tozai and Namboku Lines, on the second floor of an unassuming building in Shinjuku, Kagurazaka Sushi Rin offers counter seats for only 13 and a private room accommodating up to 6 diners. The decor is simple with the wood-grained counter, but the food is exquisite. Serving Edo-style sushi, you are in for a treat if you manage to get a seat.

Prepared with seasonal ingredients such as fish, crabs, and scallops, so that the courses are fresh and relevant, you can choose to also pair your sushi with not only sake but also wine and champagne.

Kagurazaka Sushi Rin

Address: 3-6 Kagurazaka, Kagurazakasanchome Terrace 2F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Website: Kagurazaka Sushi Rin

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

2. Sushi Kokoro

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Posted by on Friday, January 20, 2017

Meaning “Heart of Sushi”, Sushi Kokoro strives to let every guest enjoy and appreciate Edo-style sushi in a relaxed and casual ambience. The owner has 17 years of experience working in the reclaimed Ginza Kyubey sushi restaurant and gathers fresh ingredients from Tsukiji Fish Market every morning for seasonal dishes. Sit by the counter to watch the masterful and delicate skills of sushi Chef Oba as he prepares and plates your dish.

Sushi Kokoro

Address: 3 Chome-6-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan

Website: Sushi Kokoro

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

3. Kagurazaka Ishikawa

Chef Ishikawa Cutting Fish (12007739074)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user City Foodsters used under CC BY 2.0

Appreciate and savour the natural tastes of the freshest, seasonal ingredients at Kagurazaka Ishikawa. Inviting guests to sample the four seasons of Japan at this three-Michelin star restaurant, Chef Hideki Ishikawa’s kaiseki cuisine will delight with his own spin to locally sourced ingredients, from refreshing dishes in summer to warm, comforting dishes in winter. Pay attention to the tableware at the restaurant, all of which are also locally crafted in conversation with artists, as skilfully made and treasured as the dishes itself.

Kagurazaka Ishikawa

Address: Takamura Building, 5-37 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Website: Kagurazaka Ishikawa

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

4. Kohaku

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Nestled in an alley in the vibrant Kagurazaka district, Kohaku strives to serve customers with dishes that incorporate ingredients not normally found in Japanese cuisine, including truffles, foie gras, and caviar, that will expand the possibilities of Japanese cuisine.

At its core, though, it still stays true and relies on modest Japanese ingredients such as bonito and kelp to flavour and enhance the dishes. If you are up for a creative spin on Japanese food by chef Koji Koizumi, do give this restaurant a go.

Kohaku

Address: 3-4 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825

Website: Kohaku

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30pm- 12am; Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

5. Kagurazaka Shun Honke

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Enjoy various meal set options for lunch and dinner at Kagurazaka Shun Honke. Some sets also come with an all-you-can-drink menu, where you can choose from a wide variety from beer to plum wine to cocktails, to go with your meat steaks, seafood, or duck shabu sets. Check out their website for a detailed menu and reserve ahead of time to avoid any disappointments.

Kagurazaka Shun Honke

Address: 3-2-36 Kagurazaka | L.V. Annex 1F, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture

Website: Kagurazaka Shun Honke

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 11am (closed on Sun)

6. Tsukiji Sushiko

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If you need to scratch a late-night sushi itch, head on over to Tsukiji Sushiko for a no-frills, delectable plate and a wide selection. Open on weekdays ‘til 3am and serving nigiri, bowls, rolls, and hot dishes, you can be sure to not go to bed hungry if you are staying in the area. They pride themselves in sourcing only the freshest ingredients from all over Japan and bringing them to your plate.

Tsukiji Sushiko

Address: Japan, 〒162-0825 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Kagurazaka, 5 Chome−26

Website: Tsukiji Sushiko

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5:30pm - 3am; Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

7. Uogashi Nihonichi

Uogashi Standing Sushi Bar, Shibuya Tokyo, Japan (33234037108)
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If you are pressed for time but still want a piece of delicious sushi, pop by Uogashi Nihonichi standing sushi bar for a quick but satisfying taste. Fish is delivered fresh to the restaurant every morning and one of the few to bid for fresh catch at Tokyo fish markets including Tsukiji and Ohta so you can be assured of its freshness even for as little as JPY 75/piece (USD 1). Have a chat with the sushi chef across the counter for recommendations on the catch of the day or sushi to suit your tastebuds.

Uogashi Nihonichi

Address:1F, 2-chōme-6-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 162-0825

Website: Uogashi Nihonichi

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am -11pm (closed on Mon)

8. Maeda

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Posted by on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Drop by Kagurazaka Maeda, with lunch and dinner sets ranging from JPY 4,000 (USD 38) to upwards of JPY 30,000 (USD 286) to enjoy high-quality Japanese cuisine accompanied with rare wines specially recommended by their sommelier. Their dishes are refreshed seasonally and day-to-day. This restaurant also sells curated souvenir set boxes with packaged sweet and savoury fare, perfect for gifting or just whipping up a taste of Japan even when you have returned home.

Maeda

Address: 3-6 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture

Website: Maeda

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 4pm, 5pm - 11pm

9. Daikonya

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Like its name suggests, Daikonya serves some unique dishes related to daikon (radish) such as radish steak, radish mochi, and radish sake. Even their chopsticks rest is a mini-radish, that is sure to bring a smile to your face before you even start your meal. Radish aside, they serve fresh fish platters and incorporate fresh seafood including scallops, abalone, and shrimp into the dishes.

Daikonya

Address: 2F, 4-3-15, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Website: Daikonya

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11:30pm (closed on Sun)

10. Kinozen

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Travelers with a sweet tooth must not give Kinozen a miss. At Kinozen, savor seasonal desserts and sweets that will be a perfect treat after your meal. Enjoy strawberry anmitsu (cold dessert with fruits and jelly) in spring, shaved ice and shiratama zenzai (red bean soup and mochi) in summer, and kuzumochi (chilled mochi) in fall and winter. Rice dishes are also available in the fall and winter months.

Don’t forget to try their highlight, matcha bavaroise, green tea pudding topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a generous scoop of azuki beans.

Kinozen

Address: Kinozen Bldg., 1-12 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Website: Kinozen

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 11:30am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Start your foodie adventure in Tokyo at Kagurazaka

Japanese cuisine has been revered and appreciated by many all over the world for its respect for natural and local ingredients. Taste the best at these restaurants at Kagurazaka–these spots are worth a trip to that district even if you are not staying there during your trip. Whether you enjoy seafood, meat, vegetables or dessert, you will be sure to find something that fits your tastebuds and satisfies your stomach.

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