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Omoide Yokocho

Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3342-1589
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“skewers”(40 reviews)
“yakitori”(126 reviews)
“memory lane”(18 reviews)
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Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-3342-1589
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"skewers"
in 40 reviews
"yakitori"
in 126 reviews
"memory lane"
in 18 reviews
"english menu"
in 18 reviews
"shinjuku station"
in 31 reviews
"tiny restaurants"
in 8 reviews
"offal"
in 4 reviews
"narrow lane"
in 5 reviews
"cover charge"
in 18 reviews
"authentic experience"
in 6 reviews
"food stalls"
in 6 reviews
"blade runner"
in 5 reviews
"tempura"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"wander around"
in 4 reviews
"most places"
in 4 reviews
"golden gai"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bustling little laneway, find it from Shinjuku station by using the west gate exit. Lots of tiny closet like eateries yakatori-ya with just a few seats. Wander thru and then come back to your no 1 to eat. I had to also find one that...More

Thank Rosemary T
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Reviewed yesterday

A guide had recommended a restaurant to us and wrote down the address for us to get there. Turns out it was in this area that I didn't even realize was an "area" worth noting until I got on TripAdvisor to do my reviews of...More

Thank Monica L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had some time to explore while my wife was shopping nearby. Found many places in Piss Alley that we're welcoming to foreigners and chose one with 8 seats (2 free) and had some chicken yakitori and Asahi draft.

Thank FlyAtNIght
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I strongly recommend you to this particular shop for drink n light foods. Ask for English menu if u can't read/speak Japanese. Price is reasonable. Service is excellent. In door toilet.

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this place is amazing. many little places that you can choose and switch. some with english menus and some without. try to choose a palce with some locals who are regulars - those are the best for the best experince. young guys serving is a...More

Thank Ran N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of vendors serving meats and veggies on a stick, very tasty! Pretty crowded, at least at night, so you may have to wait if you want to snag a seat.

Thank winkie640
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memory Lane describes this little restaurant street perfectly, especially during the rush hours. Wonderful atmosphere with very interesting surroundings. Many different restaurants/food stalls to choose from, and the menus you find here are very unique. It's a very narrow alley and can be kind of...More

Thank kalleu2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Depends who you ask. And perhaps your mood on the night! Not far from the west exit of Shinjuku station are these 2 narrow lanes stuffed with the charcoal smoke & yummy smells of the yakitori grills. We found the narrower lane to be the...More

2  Thank BronaJoy68
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

There are two main alleys here with small restaurants on both sides. Most of these restaurants serve Yakitori, meat and vegetables on skewers that are cooked over charcoal. I'm sure all if the restaurants are great but we only tried two of them. Most get...More

Thank zyal8r808
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I love this place! The name captures the attention and the place does not fail me either. The alley is so narrow, it can be used to ... ahem... take a leak in the old days but it is filled with all the tiny bar...More

Thank wmhtet
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maryemiliel
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Penny Y | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash on my visit, and most stalls and local shops I visited were cash.
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nzk8
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Penny Y | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely shops open at midday, including a local hot spot for ramen (even at lunch time, there was a queue). Night time is a different atmosphere and the aromas of all the food is amazing. Enjoy :)
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Jess0615
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Elove11 | Reviewed this property |
I think a few of the places have vegetable skewers and side salads, but without any Japanese language skills it would be a bit difficult in my opinion. It's so crowded and busy I wouldn't feel comfortable spending too much... More
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