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Shinjuku Kappo NAKAJIMA

  • Private Rooms
  • 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.



Chef's selection and drink for the toast

15,000 JPY / Guest

  • 10 plates provided

    * Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available.
    * Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    * There is no extra charge as long as there are no additional orders.


Chef's selection paired with 3 glasses

18,500 JPY / Guest

  • * Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available.
    * Tax, service charge to the restaurant and reservation fee to Pocket Concierge included.
    * There is no extra charge as long as there are no additional orders.


Recommendations (8)

  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 8/2017Number of visits: 3Purpose: With family
    Excellent service as before. Food is a bit on the light side, rendering the course too pricey.
  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 5/2017Number of visits: 2Purpose: Other
    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
  • Age: 30'sDate of visit: 4/2017Number of visits: 1Purpose: Other
    I am impressed with their service. I entered w a smiley waitress who greeted me with fluent English and constantly explaining the food that I am eating. They are attentive to me as I am alone. Their chef is very friendly too always joking with his guests making everyone laugh. And if you want me to rate this restaurant, this is by far the best dinner I had in my 3 days Tokyo trip. Not just the food, but the sake that the waitress intro me is very delicious too. I will definitely come back again.
  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 12/2016Number of visits: 1Purpose: With family
    Tasting good and warm hospitality
  • Age: 30'sDate of visit: 11/2016Number of visits: 1Purpose: Date
    beautiful journey of amazing tastes
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 6/2015Number of visits: 1Purpose: Business dinner
    席への移動もスムーズで、とても美味しい料理をいただきました。 本当にありがとうございました。
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 6/2015Number of visits: 1Purpose: With friend
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 3/2015Number of visits: 1Purpose: Business dinner
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Name [Japanese name]
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
Closest Stations

4-minute walk from Shinjuku station (South Exit), JR Yamanote Line