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Zauo, Shinjuku

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3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3343-6622
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was dirty and the interior is totally out dated. The fishes are in really small cages inside the pool and instead of actually fishing them people just swing around with the rods and hook the animals from their sides or fins. The food was poor quality and the atmosphere wasn't great. I wouldn't recommend this to other tourists.

Thank C3636FXemilyw
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average but great location and friendly service. However, atmosphere not as good compared to the Osaka Namba branch which had more excitement feel to the dinner. It just doesn't have fun feel at this branch. At both Osaka Namba and Shinjuku branch, we ordered the same style of cooking (fried) for the fish we caught and was surprised... More 

Thank Reviewtopia
Singapore, null, Singapore
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Read about this place on facebook and thought we'd give it a try. Nice place with its own fishing area, which got my son all excited. Menu prices are reasonable, but drink prices are a little steep. Fishing experience was alright, those with no fishing experience may find it hard to hook a fish. You get quite a few choices... More 

1 Thank safety_pin11
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Zauo Fishing Restaurant had appeared in many tourism shows before, that's why I think of give it a try. But the restaurant ambience is quite disappointing. Since the big boat decorative is the main attraction of the restaurant, they still have plenty of seats behind the private room dining and blocked the view. The space is so confine and makes... More 

2 Thank WY W
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Really enjoyable night out with the family. We had a private room which was extra fun with kids. Guaranteed to catch a fish.

1 Thank ianshell
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Overall it's a fun evening out. Having done it once you I probably wouldn't do it again but it's a really cool thing to do. There was no confusion over pricing or how the system worked. The staff were friendly and helpful. They have a smile system where you can give a smile card to an employee that is particularly... More 

2 Thank Josh d
Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here - caught three items (flounder, sea bream and top shell) . Made the evening quirky and fun - something that Japan has oodles of. Unlike other reviews we didn't have any issues with the price of fish - only lobster and top shell were price per kg the fish were same price for each... More 

Thank Marcus d
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The concept is nice, but we fished a mackerel and they charged us 3800 yens for a médium sized fish, which was announced at 900 on the price list. The girl said it was a special fish not on The list, come on...and the shashimis was bad cutted + service is poor

2 Thank Arnaud D
Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It is a must do experience when in japan. The experience starts from the very pretty restaurant and helpful staff, passing by the fun of getting your own fish and the celebrations when you get it. And then the most amazing part of the experience eating the freshest sushi and sashimi from a fish you just caught. Indescribable feeling. Also... More 

Thank MohammedAhassan
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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66 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Catching the fish is fun, celebrating with the chef and waiter and then having it cooked as you wish - a very entertaining and fun night!

Thank Asaf R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3343-6622
『 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!

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Staying in Shinjuku

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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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