Nishi-Shinjuku: Izakaya
Watami (Nishi-Shinjuku: Izakaya)
Open 5pm-3am (Fri, Sat -5am) daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

This sprawling (330-seat) chain izakaya offers good value for money, and they can often accomodate large groups on short notice. They're also one of the few late-night options in this neighborhood. Budget around Y3000 for food and drink.

Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 1-13-1, Kesa Bldg 3-6F.
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