Shinjuku will never fail to surprise you when it comes to fashion, entertainment, and dining options. Shinjuku Station, also known as one of the busiest railway stations in the world, gives this place a lot of traffic, which led to the growth of many business establishments.
Some took this chance to open restaurants that serve Western and Japanese cuisines and cater to a wide range of people. Omurice is one of the dishes that was born from the fusion of Western and Japanese culinary arts. The fluffy omelet filled with stir-fried pieces of meat, rice, and topped with ketchup (or tomato sauce or demiglace sauce) easily became one of the most popular dishes in Japan.
Visit these 10 places to have omurice in Shinjuku to experience this delicious treat.
1. Azuma (あづま)
Azuma is a restaurant that offers Western and Japanese cuisines that you will find to your liking. It is just a minute walk from Subway Shinjuku-Sanchome Station, where you can enjoy your favorite omurice in a bright and cozy environment. Popular cafe Western dishes like napolitan, sausage, and hamburg steak are available as well.
Address: Todo Building B1, 3-6-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
2. Yoshoku Mugiboshi by Grill Mantenboshi Odakyu Shinjuku (洋食麦星byグリル満天星 小田急本館新宿店)
Yoshoku Mugiboshi by Grill Mantenboshi Odakyu Shinjuku is located on the 12th Floor of Odakyu Department Store, which is just a minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit. It is a classy restaurant that serves a good variety of Western cuisines that will whet your appetite. One of those dishes is their highly recommended rice omelet with demi-glace sauce. The fluffy omelet is filled with pieces of stir-fried chicken, rice seasoned with ketchup, and given a serving of their special demi-glace sauce. You can also take advantage of their free bottled wine if you make a group reservation for four people.
Address: Odakyu Department Store Main Building 12F, 1-1-3, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
3. THE STATION GRILL Lumine EST Shinjuku (THE STATION GRILLルミネエスト新宿店)
THE STATION GRILL Lumine EST Shinjuku is a restaurant that specializes in hamburg steak, omurice, and steak. The service is great, and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Their omurice is delicious and reasonably priced. The rest of the items on their menu are very satisfying, especially their steaks. Definitely, one of the best places to dine in Lumine EST Shinjuku.
Address: Lumine Est Shinjuku 7F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.four-seeds.co.jp/brand/station_grill (Japanese Only)
4. Tamago to Watashi (卵と私)
Tamago to Watashi, as the name suggests is a restaurant that focuses on omurice dishes. If you are in Japan and you still haven’t tasted omurice yet, then look no further and head to this place. This restaurant is a bit hard to find, but once you find it, you will not regret it! Check their menu and order your favorite omurice combinations like curry omurice, chicken and mushroom cheese cream omurice, their large classic omurice, etc.
Address: Shinjuku Mylord 7F, 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5. Wine & Beer MOUTON Shinjuku-Higashiguchi (ワイン＆ビール ムートン ‐MOUTON‐ 新宿東口)
Wine & Beer MOUTON Shinjuku-Higashiguchi has taken the omurice dish to the next level. This restaurant was featured on television because of their “white omurice” (Rice omelet) that is only seen in their store. Aside from their house specialty, they also have a two-hour “all-you-can-drink” course that is accompanied by 8 dishes (3 appetizers and 5 main dishes). Enjoy the delicious omurice with a twist only here on Wine & Beer MOUTON Shinjuku-Higashiguchi.
Address: Higashi Shin Building 4F, 3-21-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
6. Taimeiken Delica (たいめいけん・デリカ)
Taimeiken Delica is just a 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. Taimeiken is one of the most famous omurice restaurants with a flagship store in Nihombashi. The most popular item on the flagship store’s menu is their “Tampopo omurice.” This Western-style restaurant is a favorite hangout place for both locals and tourists alike (celebrities also dine here!) The Taimeiken Delica is a branch in Shinjuku Takashimaya Department Store serving limited menus with only five seats. The creamy egg, delicious chicken fillings, fried rice, and ketchup makes a great combination. No wonder this place has been around for a long time and still going strong to this day.
Address: Shinjuku Takashimaya B1F, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.taimeiken.co.jp (Japanese Only)
7. RAKERU Shinjuku Nishiguchi (ラケル 新宿西口店)
RAKERU Shinjuku Nishiguchi is a great place to have lunch and dinner in Shinjuku. Their omurice is quite delicious, and the service was fast and attentive. Meals come with drinks and soup, which is a good combination. Their best seller is their hamburg omurice with demi-glace sauce. If you are unsure of what to order, make sure to choose that, and it will not disappoint you.
Address: B1F, 1-12-7 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.rakeru.jp (Japanese Only)
8. Shinjuku Nakamuraya Manna (新宿中村屋 マンナ)
Shinjuku Nakamuraya Manna is well-known for its curry dishes, and various Western Dishes. An authentic Japanese curry with Indian spices makes an interesting combination. Their omurice is served with beef stew sauce, which makes the flavor richer. Of course, you can choose to also taste their curry, as the restaurant is very popular among curry lovers all over the country.
Address: Shinjuku Nakamuraya Bldg. B2F, 3-26-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
9. Cinnamonroll Cafe Shinjuku (シナモンロールカフェ 新宿店)
Cinnamonroll Cafe Shinjuku is a cafe inspired by the Sanrio character Cinnamonroll. The cute and loveable character is seen in every meal and eaten with gusto (because all their dishes are delicious!). Those who love omurice should check out their “oyasumi omurice,” which looks as if Cinnamonroll is resting in a bed, and see for themselves, whether their kawaii recipe will gain their seal of approval.
Address: Shinjuku Marui Annex, 3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.cinnamorollcafe.com/shinjuku/ (Japanese Only)
10. EGG&SPUMA LUMINE EST Shinjuku (オムレツダイニングEGG&SPUMA ルミネエスト新宿店)
EGG&SPUMA LUMINE EST Shinjuku is just a minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. This bright and cozy restaurant specializes in Japanese omurice and Western-style cuisines. Their signature fluffy omelet makes this place unique. They put fluffy omelet on top of ketchup flavored stirred rice and hamburg. The set comes with salad and soup, which make the dish perfectly healthy.
Address: Lumine Est 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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