Gumbo and Oyster Bar
Shinjuku: Seafood
Gumbo and Oyster Bar (Shinjuku: Seafood)
Gumbo and Oyster Bar
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

The oysters on the half shell here are top quality and are priced accordingly - prices on a recent visit ranged from Y460-700 per piece, with imported Kumamoto oysters from Washington state at the high end. Other popular starters here are the seafood cocktails with spicy barbecue sauce, featuring mussels, clams, shrimp, lobster and clams, and a combination platter of most of the above.

If you want to follow up your starters with something more substantial, the pan roasts are well worth a try. The mussel and scallop one turns out to be a spicy tomato-based stew with a good-sized helping of New Zealand mussels and Hokkaido scallops. Firm chunks of top-grade green asparagus spears provide a nice contrast in both texture and flavor. The gumbo is even spicier - it comes with a do-it-yourself helping of jalapeno sauce on the side of the bowl, half of which was more than enough for this gumbo lover. The flavors are rich and seafood-heavy, soaked up by a big scoop of rice in the center.

Pan roasts and gumbo are Y1400-1600; seafood cocktails are Y1000-2200. Wine is Y700/glass, and from Y4500/bottle.

Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-38-1, Lumine EST Shinjuku 8F.
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