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Marugo

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Shinjuku
Italian, Wine Bar
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3-7-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3350-4605
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Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice this trip. My first visit during my last trip wasn't so great. But this time I have to say it was quite solid. The pasta was fresh with a nice tomato marinara. Pizzas were good but pizza in Japan tends to be more bread like so be aware. The best was the Caesar salad. Really tasty and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Nothing much to say other then if you're desperate for something to eat and everything is closed (as in my case) and it happens to be right in front of your nose go for it. A sort of wine bar, Italian food thing. Nothing good to report nor nothing bad. It just is.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

In Japan, and especially Tokyo, good service is highly valued and restaurants strive to excel. Marugo seems to have decided to stand out by being the polar opposite. Unless being treated poorly is your thing, avoid this venue. It is surrounded by bars and restaurants that will appreciate your custom.

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Candy Land
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195 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

simple entertaining and a decent selection. would like to come back and explore more on the menu. just did a red a white and 3 selection of cheese. bill was 3300, a fair price.

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Camarillo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

As noted, this place has some nice wines from 500 to 1800 yen per glass. They have a bar and tables. Smoking at the bar. Wines are mostly from Europe and are there is a wide selection. They also have a full bar and make cocktails. Dinner menu has pasta, pizza, and other Italian fare. I had some pizza which... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Went in for a glass of wine and had a number of glasses of wine. Interesting small space set up very openly for lively conversation among guest. The amount of wine per glass was about 100ml which was a little small for the price but and good and interesting selection. Had a few bites and they were tasty and again,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

I would recomend this place for a late hour glass of wine, as it is open until 2 a.m. Prices are not too expensive. Wines are not excellent, but OK and the foods (cheese, olives, prosciutto, etc.) that go with the wines, are also fine. There are no proper "tables & chairs", but only high-stools and bar tables, whose size... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

Good variety of wine and food. Better to book in advance as it is usually quite crowded. 1F is for smokers, 2F for non-smokers. Can be a bit noisy

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Oslo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

The Marugo Grande restaurant (and bar) is a fresh and welcoming “alternative” while being in Tokyo and especially in the Shinjuku area. Not only do they offer decent meals (small but priced thereafter) they also have a rather decent collection of French and Italian wines, something which comes across as a “wine-heaven” while visiting far east. The staff always comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-7-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3350-4605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Shinjuku
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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