Kono Pizza
Nishi-Shinjuku: Cafe
Phone: 03-6302-0231
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Conical pizza? Sure, it's a gimmick, but the pizza cones at Kono (it's an Italian name) are actually pretty decent. Savory cones here come in fifteen different varieties, all starting from a tomato and cheese base. Some of the more recognizable pizza toppings include Margherita, Gorgonzola, Proscuitto-Rucola, Six-cheese, and Capricciosa (stuffed with ham, sausage, mushroom, artichoke, onions, and black olives). If you're feeling adventurous you can try more unusual combinations like Yuzu-kosho Chicken, Potato-Mentaiko, or Eggplant-Bacon-Miso.

There are also five dessert cones (we hesitate to call them pizza), with flavors like creme brulee, hot tiramisu, and seasonal fruit. The cones themselves are pleasantly crisp, thicker-than-average pizza crust baked into a conical shape and filled with the selected topping. Cones are made to order, so it takes about ten minutes or so from the time you place your order.

Savory cones are priced Y450-580 each, and before 5pm there are discounted set meals that include drinks, salads and other side dishes. Drinks include espresso beverages, wine, beer and cocktails. The cafe is fairly compact, with two tables plus a bit of counter seating. Everything is available for take-out or delivery within the immediate neighborhood.

Venue location
Nishi-Shinjuku
Nishi-Shinjuku 1-3-13.