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The 8 best places for lunch in the very competitive Shinjuku lunch market.

Shinjuku (新宿) is a very competitive area in Tokyo (東京) for restaurants. There are many people visiting the area for shopping or sightseeing and they are also looking for a place to eat. With so many choices, it can be difficult to choose. So let us introduce the best 8 lunch spots based on good price and good taste.


Enjoy a selection from their classic pasta menu.

This spaghetti shop near the Shinjuku-Sanchome station has more than 100 toppings to choose from. Because you get to top your pasta with the topping of your choice you are sure to get the taste you love. Their small and intimate natural wood décor make it an ideal restaurant for couples. This is a lunch spot a Shinjuku tourist will want to visit!
【Spot name】Spaghetti Nokishita
【Address】Jujiya Bldg 1F 3-7-7 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.
【Closed】Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Brooklyn parlor cafe combines good food, music, and books!

Brooklyn Parlor is a fashionable restaurant with a really cool menu and staff. It features a lunch of sandwiches and burgers and has excellent desserts. With a cinema on the upper floor, it is a popular lunch spot in Shinjuku.
【Spot name】Brooklyn parlor
【Address】Shinjuku Marui annex B1F 3-1-26 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Monday to Saturday 11:30a.m. to 11:30p.m.
Closed on Sundays and national holidays
【Closed】 Holidays

At this Shinjuku Cafe you can eat from a superb Japanese buffet at an affordable price.

This Luxury lunch spot has a great lunch menu. It is a healthy Japanese all you can eat restaurant only 3 minutes on foot from Shinjuku station. They offer an always enjoyable selection of 35 meal items and 15 kinds of drinks for 1300 yen (elementary school students 900 yen, 4-year-old-and under children 500 yen) This is the place to be for a great vegetable lunch.
【Spot name】Hidden Shinjuku branch
【Address】Adhoc Shinjuku Bldg 7F 3-15-11 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Lunch 11:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Dinner Monday-Saturday 5 pm-22:30 (Sundays and holidays 17:00-22:00)
【Closed】Open every day

Enjoy the “countryside bounty” with a healthy lunch at the Aen Restaurant.

ThIs Shinjuku lunch spot offers seasonal dishes made of local vegetables. Enjoy delicious and affordable Japanese meals with rice and meat ingredients. The lunch menu includes a Kids Menu. This spacious shop has a large number of private rooms.
【Spot name】Isetan Kaikan Aen
【Address】Isetan Kaikan 4F 3-15-17 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】Lunch Monday-Friday 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Dinner 5:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
【Closed】Some days (equivalent to the Isetan Department store)

Enjoy the food and atmosphere of this nostalgic Shinjuku lunch restaurant.

This Long-established Western-style restaurant has ardent fans that return often to this dining hall made in the style of a Showa era department store. Featured is the “Showa plate” (1280 Yen) and other items on their moderately priced menu such as hamburgers and fries. It has a very adult dinner menu that will remind people of their childhood meals. Its nostalgic atmosphere is an interesting contrast to for the trendy shopping area that surrounds it in Shinjuku.
【Spot name】Restaurant Hayashiya
【Address】Shinjuku San Park building 5F 3-22-12 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】10:30a.m. to 11:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Open every day

Enjoy spicy, tasty curry at this adult Shinjuku lunch spot.

Slowly braised curry with spicy, bitter taste is their specialty at Gandhi’s Curry Shop. Their popular tomato and cheese’s curry is made to match the mellowness and the freshness of the tomato and cheese ingredients. This is a lunch spot that a Shinjuku tourist will want to visit.
【Spot name】Gandhi’s Curry shop
【Address】Shin zan building 2F 3-17-21 3-22-12 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Open every day

Fans traveled a long way to eat the specialties at Ohroji.

Their original items like their “pork Bowl” become addictive once eaten. Beneath the soft, succulent pork cutlet you will find delicious Japanese-style Curry. It is an original culinary craft started in 1921 that can only be found here.
【Spot name】Ohroji
【Address】3-17-21 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., 4:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
【Closed】On Wednesday, 12/31-1/1

Feel free to enjoy the exceptional authentic French cuisine of Cressonniere.

Enjoy a 1000 yen bargain lunch of delicious French cuisine at the only French restaurant in Aoyama. Experience authentic French food Inside their cozy and relaxed atmosphere. It is a wonderful experience even for first time French food connoisseurs.
【Spot name】Cressonniere
【Address】Keioh Furente Shinjuku B1F 3-4-8 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 10:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Open every day