Shinjuku Kappo NAKAJIMA

15,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Smoking Area

  • Anniversary Services

  • English Menu

  • English Speaking Staff

A first-rate Japanese restaurant dedicated to progress while preserving the traditions passed down through generations

Michelin-starred Shinjuku Kappo Nakajima serves innovative new dishes while offering traditional Japanese cuisine made with seasonal ingredients.

The current owner Sadaharu Nakajima's grandfather Teijiro Nakajima was the first head chef of Hoshigaoka Saryo, the exclusive high-class restaurant that was opened in 1925 and run by Rosanjin Kitaoji. Teijiro's son branched off and opened Nakajima in Shinjuku. The current owner Sadaharu is his heir, and his hereditary culinary talent is evident in the food. Sadaharu Nakajima and his restaurant has received a great deal of exposure on television, in print, and in other media.

Their specialty dish is the Owan. The owner lavishes his greatest skill on this soup dish, which he considers the embodiment of Japanese cuisine. All the dishes are prepared with great care, and seasoned to precise standards.

This renowned restaurant is a short walk from Shinjiku station but has a relaxed atmosphere that is very different from the bustle of the rest of Shinjuku. This is a perfect place for entertaining guests with delicious Japanese food.

* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

* Nakajima does not accept lunch reservation, queuing at lunch time is the only possible way to enjoy their lunch menu.



  • 40's

    Date of Visit: 11/2017
    Excellent service, cosy atmosphere and good food quality.
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 8/2017
    Excellent service as before. Food is a bit on the light side, rendering the course too pricey.
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 5/2017
    Delicious but almost same menu as my last visit. Perhaps the restaurant should check this is my 2nd time. They realized toward almost the end of the course. The chef managed to change the rice and desert to different flavor so that I don't have 100% the same course. They felt sorry and embarrassed
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: Other


Chef's selection and drink for the toast
15,000 JPY / Guest
Chef's selection paired with 3 glasses
18,500 JPY / Guest



Shinjuku Kappo NAKAJIMA [新宿割烹 中嶋]

Cuisine Type

Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku

Opening hours

Lunch: 11:30~14:00 (L.O. 13:30) Dinner: 17:30~21:30 (L.O. 20:00)


Sunday, Public holidays


3-32-5, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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