Nishi-Shinjuku: Kyushu
Kyushu (Nishi-Shinjuku: Kyushu)
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sun -10) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This long-established izakaya mini-chain serves excellent Kyushu cuisine and a good assortment of sake and shochu from the southern island. Especially recommended are the Kagoshima-style tonkotsu (pork and daikon stewed in shochu) and a well-balanced Nagasaki-style sara-udon with vegetables and meat served over crisp fried noodles.

Other local favorites are the mini-gyoza (twenty pork dumplings served in an iron pan), karashi renkon (lotus root stuffed with spicy mustard), satsuma-age (deep-fried fishcakes) and charcoal-grilled chicken. There are ample seasonal fish and vegetable dishes, and delicacies like horsemeat sashimi.

Budget around Y4,000-5,000 for dinner with drinks.

Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 3-2-9, Shinjuku Washington Hotel B1F.
東京都新宿区西新宿3-2-9 新宿ワシントンホテルB1F
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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended