Sangendou
Nishi-Shinjuku: Izakaya
Sangendou (Nishi-Shinjuku: Izakaya)
Sangendou
Open 11:30am-2, 4:30-11pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Unlike some skyscraper restaurants, this place has the energy and atmosphere of a down-to-earth izakaya. The food menu is impressively diverse, including soba noodles, kushiyaki (both yakitori and other meats on skewers), homemade tofu, "Kyoto-style oden," and lots of good seasonal specials. There are over a dozen different sakes to try; other drinks include awamori cocktails, shochu, beer and wine.

Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 2-4-1, Shinjuku NS Bldg. 29F.
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