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3-38-1 Shinjuku | Lumine East Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5367-1899
11:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was a great way to spend a leisurely lunch with the family. Vast range of food and drinks....would recommend the rose and mint tea.....The desserts were classic, gorgeous flavours and design....would grace any table!! Service - great and ambience very chilled.

Thank happyholidays444
Jakarta, Indonesia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The foods are good, especially the chicken is my fave. The dessert is also good. Too bad the variaties are not much. Pizzas, spaghetti, risotto, soup and curry. Tho there are 3 kinds of spaghetti and 2 types of risotto, you'll feel enough after 2/3 plates.

Thank d.benita k
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84 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

famous buffet in Shinjuku area. food and cake very delicious also have crepe and ice-cream. recommended

Thank Prakan001
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

My sister and I went to bitter sweets buffet for dinner. We arrived at 5pm so that we could beat the rush but there was already a big line. The restaurant was empty though as they had not opened. Once they opened up the line went very fast. I recommend getting here early so that you can try the foods... More 

Thank Catherine L
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Well this place is average! I live her closer to decade and fascinated by the name so i went with my friend to tried. There were lots of sweets but less food option comparing to normal buffet place. waffles were tasty . You have 90mins but we actually gave up cos it had 4 kind of pasta, some pizza n... More 

Thank Isha1203
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Great blend of savory foods like pizza, pasta, meats and curries with finely made sweets that are plated for you.

Thank Edgar M
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Went there last week. hoping to have a good meal...what a disappointment! All the pastas, meats were overwhelmingly fatty and bland. I felt as if I were consuming pure fat. On the other hand, they have a variety of desserts that are just great, appreciated the blueberry chiffon cake... This place should just be a dessert buffet

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Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Always on the lookout for good buffets in Tokyo, I came across Bitter Sweets Buffet on the 8th floor of the Lumine Est building next to Shinjuku station. Bitter Sweets Buffet is a fantastic buffet, half of which is mostly Italian food such as pizzas, pastas and steak thrown in! The other half consists of all sorts of delectable cakes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-38-1 Shinjuku | Lumine East Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5367-1899

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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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